Netflix made significant headway in its bid to compete with the major Hollywood film studios last year, with smash hits Bird Box and The Christmas Chronicles, and critical darlings The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Roma. Its romcom revivals, too, like To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and Set it Up, were wildly popular.
There is no longer any doubt about it: Netflix is now a major force in film.
In 2019, the streaming service is doubling down on this recent success with massive releases like the latest outings from veteran film-makers Martin Scorsese and Steven Soderbergh and directorial debuts from on-screen stars Amy Poehler and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Plus, they’ve got crush-of-the-moment Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson starring in a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry the IV and Henry the V, another Noah Centineo romcom, and Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac and Charlie Hunnam as US military vets who band together to steal from a South American drug lord…
Check out our guide to all the Netflix Original films coming in 2019 below.
Friday 18th October
The Laundromat Meryl Streep leads Steven Soderbergh’s latest film as a woman who accidentally uncovers a conspiracy, which sees rich people across the globe exploiting offshore tax havens
Eli Sadie Sink, Lili Taylor & Kelly Reilly star in the story of a gravely ill boy whose treatments leave him plagued by nightmarish experiences.
Sadie Sink, Lili Taylor & Kelly Reilly star in Eli (out Oct 18), the story of a doctor who promises experimental medical treatments can help the gravely ill Eli. But when he suddenly finds himself plagued by nightmarish experiences, Eli realizes the doc may have ulterior motives. pic.twitter.com/mXRLK5TT7f
Dolemite Is My Name Eddie Murphy-led biopic about film-maker Rudy Ray Moore
Friday 1st November
The King Timothée Chalamet stars as reluctant sovereign Henry V
Holiday In The Wild A divorcée (Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis) embarks on a safari in Zambia and rediscovers herself while working at a local elephant sanctuary
Kristin Davis and Rob Lowe star in "Holiday in the Wild," a touching new film about a divorcée who embarks on a safari in Zambia where she rediscovers herself while working at a local elephant sanctuary — FIRST LOOK: pic.twitter.com/zkXMUfhIgP