After this long and stressful winter that has seemingly lasted a lifetime, summer is finally approaching, and we can’t wait! Warm sun on our skin as we lay on a grass field or on the beach, earphones in our ears and no pressing thoughts or emails to answer to.

Whether you plan on spending your holidays at home, or in a remote place, you should always have some movies and snacks ready for your trip! We put together a list for you to follow to stay up-to-date on ALL Netflix’s new releases this summer.

1. Carnaval 

The Carnaval protagonists together, smiling.
The Carnaval protagonists together, smiling.

Carnaval is a Brazilian musical comedy starring Giovana Cordeiro who plays Nina, an influencer. After breaking up with her boyfriend when a video of him cheating on her goes viral, Nina uses her digital influencer connections to get an all-paid-for, all-access, all-you-can-do trip to Salvador during Carnaval, bringing along her three best friends. On the trip, she learns life is not all about social media.

Available on: June 2nd, 2021
Watch the trailer here.

 

2. Awake

Awake: Lucius Hoyos as Noah, Gina Rodriguez as Jill Adams, Ariana Greenblatt as Matilda of Awake. Cr. Peter H. Stranks/Netflix © 2021
Peter H. Stranks/Netflix © 2021

Do you think you get cranky after pulling an all-nighter? Imagine the world losing the ability to fall asleep. This sci-fi thriller follows a mysterious global catastrophe that wiped out electronics and rendered humans insomniacs. The film focuses particularly on Jill (Gina Rodriguez), a former soldier, through the journey of deciding between the fate of the human race and the need to protect her child. Sweet sweet motherhood.

Available on: June 9th, 2021
Watch the trailer here.

 

3. Wish Dragon

WISH DRAGON - (L-R) Jimmy Wong as Din and John Cho as Long. Cr: ©2021 SPAI. All Rights Reserved.
©2021 SPAI. All Rights Reserved.

Join Din and the all-powerful dragon Long as they embark on the search for Lina, Din’s former childhood friend. This American-Chinese animated movie is directed by Chris Applehans, who will take you through a rocambolesque adventure set in modern Shanghai. 

Available on: June 11, 2021
Watch the trailer here.

4. SKATER GIRL

SKATER GIRL - (Center) RACHEL SAANCHITA GUPTA as PRERNA BHIL. Cr: Kerry Monteen / Netflix © 2021
 Kerry Monteen / Netflix © 2021

A coming-of-age story set within the world of sports? That’s already Hollywood gold right there! Except, you have never heard the story told like this, and in a world not often represented in films. In director Manjari Makijany’s Skater Girl, teenage Prerna discovers and then falls in love with skateboarding in rural India, and strives to win the national championship against all odds.

Available on: June 11th, 2021
Watch the trailer here.

 

5. Jagame Thandhiram

Aishwarya Lekshmi laughing in Jagame Thandhiram
Netflix

When a British crime lord is in need of help to take down his rival, Suruli (Dhanush) is hired to take care of the job. Surili is a Tamil gangster who moves to London for the job. However, upon reaching there, taking down a rival is not the only issue he faces.

Available on: June 18th, 2021
Watch the trailer here.

6. Fatherhood

FATHERHOOD (L-R): KEVIN HART as MATT, MELODY HURD as MADDY. Cr. PHILIPPE BOSSE/NETFLIX © 2021. 
 PHILIPPE BOSSE/NETFLIX © 2021.

From the filmmakers of About A Boy, Fatherhood is a heartwarming, funny, and emotional story based on the book Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love by Matthew Logelin. The movie stars Kevin Hart as a father who has to raise his baby daughter as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife. Hart’s character navigates the doubts, fears, and dirty diapers of being a widowed single dad. It shows Hart in a different, more dramatic role than we’re used to from a Kevin Hart movie.

Available on: June 18, 2021
Watch the trailer here.

 

7. Good on Paper

Good On Paper (2021), L to R: Iliza Shlesinger as Andrea Margaret Cho as Margot, and Ryan Hansen as Dennis
Alex Lombardi / NETFLIX

Good On Paper starring and written by Iliza Shlesinger (we loved her Elder Millennial), is what happens when comedian Andrea Singer who after years of putting her career over love meets a perfect guy who might just be the love of her life. At the suggestion of her best friend Margot, Andrea goes off in search of who Dennis really is. On paper, he checks all the boxes, but is he everything he appears to be?

Available on: June 23, 2021
Watch the trailer here.



 

8. THE ICE ROAD (June 25)

THE ICE ROAD (L-R): BENJAMIN WALKER SCODELARIO-DAVIS as VARNAY, AMBER THUNDER ROSE MIDTHUNDER as TANTOO, MARCUS THOMAS as GURTY, LIAM NEESON as MIKE. CR: NETFLIX © 2021
THE ICE ROAD (L-R): BENJAMIN WALKER SCODELARIO-DAVIS as VARNAY, AMBER THUNDER ROSE MIDTHUNDER as TANTOO, MARCUS THOMAS as GURTY, LIAM NEESON as MIKE. CR: NETFLIX © 2021

Since you’re looking for an action-thriller to host for a fun movie night, Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne have got you covered! The Ice Road stars the two icons in a race against time to save trapped miners after a remote diamond mine collapses in northern Canada. The film also stars Benjamin Walker and Amber Midthunder, and is written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh, the writer of the original Jumanji film and Armageddon.

The film will be released on June 25th.

 

9. AMERICA: THE MOTION PICTURE (June 30)

AMERICA: THE MOTION PICTURE - (L-R) Killer Mike as "Blacksmith", Oliva Munn as "Thomas Edison", Jason Mantzoukas as "Samuel Adams", Channing Tatum as "George Washington", Bobby Moynihan as "Paul Revere" and Raoul Max Trujillo as "Geronimo". Cr: America, The Motion Picture, LLC. © 2021
AMERICA: THE MOTION PICTURE – (L-R) Killer Mike as “Blacksmith”, Oliva Munn as “Thomas Edison”, Jason Mantzoukas as “Samuel Adams”, Channing Tatum as “George Washington”, Bobby Moynihan as “Paul Revere” and Raoul Max Trujillo as “Geronimo”. Cr: America, The Motion Picture, LLC. © 2021

In this wildly tongue-in-cheek animated revisionist history, a chainsaw-wielding George Washington (voiced by Channing Tatum) assembles a team of rabble-rousers — including beer-loving bro Sam Adams, famed scientist Thomas Edison, acclaimed horseman Paul Revere, and a very pissed off Geronimo — to defeat Benedict Arnold and King James in the American Revolution. Who will win? No one knows, but you can be sure of one thing: these are not your father’s Founding… uh, Fathers. The voice cast includes Simon Pegg as King James, Judy Greer as Martha Dandridge, Bobby Moynihan as Paul Revere and Raoul Trujillo as Geronimo. The ensemble additionally features Jason Mantzoukas, Olivia Munn, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, and many more. With Archer executive producer Matt Thompson at the direction.

America: The Motion Picture comes to Netflix, June 30th.



 

10. THE HOUSE OF FLOWERS: THE MOVIE (LA CASA DE LAS FLORES: LA PELÍCULA)

De la Mora family picture.
De la Mora family picture.

What happened after Paulina and Marìa-Jose’s wedding? Manolo Caro returns with this latest installment in the House of Flowers series that sees Paulina (Cecilia Suarez) investigating newfound evidence that would confirm Agustín Corcuera killed Pato. The search for vengeance in the present is parallel to a younger Virginia and Ernesto’s journey in the 80’s to obtain Augustín’s confession, in a style similar to the third season of the series.

The House of Flowers: The Movie will come to Netflix this June.

11. TROLLHUNTERS: RISE OF THE TITANS (July 21)

Trollhunters: Rise Of The Titans - (L-R) Claire (voiced by Lexi Medrano) and Douxie (voiced by Colin O'Donoghue). Cr: DreamWorks Animation © 2021
Trollhunters: Rise Of The Titans – (L-R) Claire (voiced by Lexi Medrano) and Douxie (voiced by Colin O’Donoghue). Cr: DreamWorks Animation © 2021

From producer Guillermo del Toro, the Netflix series crossover event has finally arrived! The characters and stories you know and love from the popular shows Trollhunters, 3Below, and Wizards will intertwine and come together in the new Netflix Original Film Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans. The animated feature boasts a stellar voice cast including talents like Steven Yeun, Cheryl Hines, Tatiana Maslany, Diego Luna, and a lot more!

The whole family will be able to experience the finale of the Arcadia saga on July 21st.

 

12. THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER (July 23)

THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER (2021)
THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER (2021)
Felicity Jones as Ellie Haworth and Nabhaan Rizwan as Rory McCallan.
Cr: Parisa Taghizadeh/NETFLIX

A beautiful romantic story that has a Letter from Julliet vibe to it where a journalist named Ellie (Felicity Jones) in London, comes across a series of letters. They follow the love affair of Jennifer (Shailene Woodley) and Anthony (Callum Turner) from the 1960s. Each letter captures Ellie’s interest so much she goes on a mission to investigate the true ending and what became of their affair

The Last Letter from your Lover comes out on July 23rd.

 

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13. RESORT TO LOVE (July 29)

RESORT TO LOVE. Christina Milian as Erica Wilson in Untitled Alicia Keys Project. Cr. David Bloomer/ NETFLIX © 2020
RESORT TO LOVE. Christina Milian as Erica Wilson in Untitled Alicia Keys Project. Cr. David Bloomer/ NETFLIX © 2020

An upbeat rom-com with a twisty and interesting storyline. There’s a wedding, someone’s in love, but it’s not just the bride and groom (Jay Pharoah). Family, friends, affection and secrets. All the makings for a swoon-worthy but hilarious movie. 

Resort to Love is out on July 29th.

 

14. THE LAST MERCENARY (LE DERNIER MERCENAIRE) (July 30)

THE LAST MERCENARY - Group of mercenaries walking in front of an explosion proudly.
THE LAST MERCENARY – Group of mercenaries walking in front of an explosion proudly.

With Summer comes your daily prescription of action movies, and The Last Mercenary is just what the doctor ordered. Hollywood icon and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to your homes, and stars in this action-comedy that sees his character try to reconnect with and save his son from both the government and the mafia.

It hits (or spin-kicks) onto the streaming service on July 30th.

 

15. BLOOD RED SKY

Blood Red Sky - A mother hugs her son, with both sitting in airplane seat.
Blood Red Sky – A mother hugs her son, with both sitting in an airplane seat.

If you are looking for a movie that keeps you on your toes, check out this English-German production. Directed by Peter Thorwarth, Blood Red Sky or Transatlantic 473 as it is also known, sees the protagonist (Peri Baumeister) fight off against a group of terrorists hijacking a transatlantic overnight flight, while also keeping her son safe.

Blood Red Sky will premiere in July.

16. THE KISSING BOOTH 3 (August 11)

The Kissing Booth 3 - Main cast sitting on some chairs by the pool, smiling.
The Kissing Booth 3 – Main cast sitting on some chairs by the pool, smiling.

As part of the trilogy, The Kissing Booth continues but with yet another dilemma. With Elle leaving for school soon, the only pressing problem is that she needs to make a choice. Will she go with her best friend as promised or have a change of heart and follow her boyfriend?

Available on: August 11th.
Watch the trailer here.



 

17. SWEET GIRL (August 20)

SWEET GIRL: JASON MAMOA as RAY COOPER. CLAY ENOS/NETFLIX © 2021
SWEET GIRL: JASON MAMOA as RAY COOPER. CLAY ENOS/NETFLIX © 2021

Follow a husband (Jason Momoa) as he navigates avenging his wife’s death while protecting his only daughter (Isabel Merced). Brian Mendoza’s feature directorial debut, Sweet Girl sees the amazing thriller-horror focused trio of Philip Eisner, Gregg Hurwitz and Will Staples in the writing room. 

Sweet Girl debuts August 20th.
Watch the trailer here.

 

18. HE’S ALL THAT (August 27)

HE'S ALL THAT (L to R) MADISON PETTIS as ALDEN, MYRA MOLLOY as QUINN and ADDISON RAE as PADGETT SAWYER in HE'S ALL THAT. Cr. KEVIN ESTRADA/NETFLIX © 2021
HE’S ALL THAT (L to R) MADISON PETTIS as ALDEN, MYRA MOLLOY as QUINN and ADDISON RAE as PADGETT SAWYER in HE’S ALL THAT. Cr. KEVIN ESTRADA/NETFLIX © 2021

An exciting modern twist on the 1999 classic She’s All That. This contemporary, gender-swapped version will cover the story of a teenager (Tik Tok sensation Addison Rae) on the mission to convert a  seemingly non-popular high school senior (Tanner Buchanan) into the Prom king. It’ll feature makeovers, makeouts, and of course: drama. What more do you need for a summer flick?

He’s all that comes out August 27th.


19. BECKETT

BECKETT - Beckett (John David Washington) looks behind him suspiciously.
BECKETT – Beckett (John David Washington) looks behind him suspiciously.

Set with a gorgeous backdrop of Greece, this danger-centric movie directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino (Call Me By Your Name). will have you at the edge of your seat. John David Washington (Tenet, Malcolm & Marie), is caught up in a mysterious but deadly political conspiracy. Follow along his journey of escape in this dramatic thriller, and grab some popcorn cause we know it’s going to be a bumpy ride. 

Beckett will come out in August.

 

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