The Top 5 Upcoming Movies & 5 Web Series on Netflix 2021

So here we are, already in the second half of 2021, continuing to fight with COVID-19, putting aside our fear of the delta strain, intentionally taking out time to enjoy ourselves and our family, and not missing out on watching upcoming movies and web series on Netflix

Did you enjoy getting to know Naomi Osaka more personally in the recent Netflix docuseries? Or wait, did you like catching up with Satyajit Ray’s four short stories on Netflix? How can we forget Kriti Sanon’s recent release of Mimi? What fun-packed performances these were.

Netflix never fails to surprise us with its originals and new movie releases.

Living and breathing in August of 2021, we have officially cleared the first half of the year and are waiting for Diwali, Christmas, and some fresh movies and show releases on Netflix.

The Selectra team has carefully handpicked these top 5 Netflix upcoming movies and shows to help you plan your post-July schedule.

Let us hit right away. This list includes both English and Hindi movies, shows, and docuseries to get your eyes gleaming.

Here Is A List of The Best (Upcoming) Movies on Netflix in 2021

What to expect from this section? Well, we will give you the names and short descriptions of the best Netflix movies and docu-series yet to be released for your consumption.

1. Dhamaka

Action. Crime. Thriller.

  • Creators: Ram Madhvani
  • Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Amruta Subhash, and Mrunal Thakur

Short Description Dhamaka is an official remake of ‘The Terror Live,’ a 2013 South Korean thriller where a newsman, who, after conducting an exclusive interview with a terrorist, discovers that he was rigged with a bomb. In Dhamaka, we’ll see the lead actor, Karthik Aaryan, in a very fresh role as a cynical TV anchor. Let us see what this movie has in store for today’s diversified Netflix audience.

2. Meenakshi Sundareshwar

Romance. Comedy.

  • Creators: Vivek Soniby
  • Cast: Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani

Short DescriptionWe all love rom-coms at some time. Don’t we? Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Jab We Met etc ? We can watch these more than a gazillion times, can’t we? Well, rom-com lovers, hold on tight, for this upcoming Bollywood movie will make you roll down on the floor out of laughter. Meenakshi Sundareshwar’s story revolves around a young couple who tied knots in an arranged marriage and how a work opportunity tosses their long-distance relationship from different angles. We are all very excited to see Sanya back after the release of Pagglait.

3. Bulbul Tarang

Social Drama. Comedy.

  • Creators: Shree Narayan Singh
  • Cast: Tahir Raj Bhasin, Sonakshi Sinha, Sushmita Mukherjee, and Raj Babbar

Short DescriptionThis movie is inspired by true events and revolves around the societal norms barring a chirpy young girl from living her marriage dreams. What marriage dream? A dream as simple as being able to see her groom sitting on a horse! Let us see how Sonakshi pulls this new role in a social drama-based movie.

4. Jaadugar

RomCom. Sports. Quirky.

  • Creators: Sameer Saxena
  • Cast: Abhishek Tripathi, Jitendra Kumar, Arushi Sharma, and Javed Jeffrey

Short Description We all loved Abhishek Tripathi’s performance in Prime Video’s Panchayat, didn’t we? Well, for those who nodded a ‘yes’ with us, hold on tight! We will see Abhishek as a magician and zero athleticism clinching football trophies to win his sweetheart’s love. This movie might turn out to be a good watch for kids too.

5. Apollo 11

Docu-series. Science. Inspiring

  • Creators: Todd Douglas Miller
  • Cast: Neil Amstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins

Short DescriptionThis 1 hour 32 min short movie was available for streaming on August 1, 2021. We couldn’t help but include this in our top 5 list. The Apollo 11 documentary was made using newly disinterred footage of the 1969’s historic moon landing. You will be surprised to get access to the ‘then’ recorded audio and video clips without any voice-over narratives.

Most-Awaited Upcoming Web series on Netflix in 2021

Now, let us jump into the exciting upcoming web series on Netflix!

1. Jamtara Season 2

Bigger Scams. High Expectations.

  • Cast: Sparsh Shrivastava, Anshuman Pushkar, Amit Sial, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Short Description After a successful Season 1, the Jamtara team is all set to release its second season with bigger crime thrillers and scams. It is widely anticipated that the Jamtara Season 2 will easily be one of the finest Indian web series of the year. Let us see if they meet this expectation!

2. Hit and Run

Thriller. Action.

  • Cast: Lior Raz, Kaelen Ohm, Moran Rosenblatt

Short Description This thrilling web series revolves around a happily married man whose life goes for a toss when his wife dies in a bizarre hit-and-run accident. The husband then sets on to find the core of the mystery and get closure for his tragedy.

3. Navarasa

Indian Aesthetics. Original.

  • Cast: Suriya, Vijay Sethupathi, Parvathy Thiruvothu

Short Description Are you looking for an Indian Tamil collection of Netflix web series? Well, get more excited as Navarasa will be available for streaming super soon. The web series will explore the nine (9) emotions of the Indian aesthetic theory excitingly and engagingly. We can’t wait for this interesting art piece.

4. Top Secret UFO Projects

Space. Science. Truth

Short Description Are you interested in knowing about the beings living outside the Earth’s territory? Top Secret UFO Projects is set to explore the existence of such beings. It might sound crazy to some, but we found the concept very interesting. The trailer, in fact, was a killer and will definitely get you hooked too.

5. The Chair

TV Drama. Offbeat

  • Cast: Bob Balaban, Everly Carganilla, Ron Crawford

Short DescriptionThe Chair Season 1 is releasing on Netflix on August 20 this year. The web series consists of six (6) episodes starring a new Chair of the English department of a respected (fictional) university. The show goes about showcasing the challenges faced by this new Chair (first woman of color).


We hope you loved our handpicked movies and web series! Well, don’t just nod along. Give these a try when they release!

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