Upcoming Netflix Original Movies – Hollywood

Since “House of Cards” Netflix has expanded into numerous Movies and TV Series for all genres and age groups, they only get better and better.

Here are the upcoming Netflix Original Movies from Hollywood.

The Legend of the Jungle

Mowgli: Legend of the jungle is a fresh adaptation of the famous ‘Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling. This movie features a lot of similarities between the main novel but features a Mowgli who neither belongs to the wilds of the jungle, nor the cultured humans. Tussling between the two sides, Mowgli is the story of how he decides to take part with the forest and become a legend.

The Hindi version will have stellar stars giving their voices to the characters – 

  • Abhishek Bachchan – Bagheera, the Panther
  • Madhur Dixit – Nisha, the Wolf
  • Anil Kapoor – Baloo, the Bear
  • Kareena Kapoor – Kaa, the Python
  • Jackie Shroff – Shere Khan, the Royal Bengal Tiger


CAM Netflix Original

“Cam” is a psychological horror movie delving into webcam porn and how one girl finds herself replaced by a doppelganger. As this clone steals everything from her, the girl must figure out how and why this is happening. Similar to movies like “Unfriended”, fans of the horror genre will definitely like this movie coming out on 16 November 2018.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Balled of Bister Scruggs Netflix Original

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is a western anthology film with colourful characters and an A-list cast. With six beautifully crafted stories and all the wild west cliches, James Franco and Liam Neeson play starring roles in a few of them. Perfect for lovers of “The Magnificent Seven” and other westerns. Enjoy this delightful film coming on November 16, 2018.


ROMA Netflix Original

A heart-warming story centred on two women, “Roma” is a Mexican movie about love, family and how blood need not define either. Sofia, a mother of three, is undergoing severe troubles with her husband. Her maid Cleo, however, is very happy with her boyfriend, until he finds out she’s pregnant, which unleashes a whole host of problems. A tale of how change can break some bonds but forge even stronger ones, fans of drama movies that weigh heavily on you hours after watching it are sure to enjoy this movie coming in December 2018.

Bird Box

Bird box Netflix Original

When a world-wide pandemic causes people to spontaneously kill themselves, a pregnant Mallorie confines herself to a barred house. She always blindfolds herself and her children, as the news has spread that visions of “creatures”, a representation of the victim’s greatest fear, is what makes them commit suicide. Mallorie, played by the eminent Sandra Bullock, must protect her children while gathering supplies to stay alive. And above all, she can never, ever, look at it. Those who loved M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening” will definitely love this horror flick coming in December 2018.

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Mowgli Netflix Original


A new take on the children’s book “The Jungle Book”, this movie has an amazing cast and the right ambience. Though not so different from Disney’s “The Jungle Book(2018)” in terms of story, this version appears to be a lot more gritty, especially in terms of acting and the themes presented. The all-star cast features several big-name actors like Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and more. So enjoy this darker, more real version of “The Jungle Book”, coming in December 2018.

The Princess Switch

The Princess Switch Netflix Original

“The Princess Switch” is a comedy movie that is basically a gender-switch of “The Prince and The Pauper” fairy-tale. Starring Vanessa Hudgens as both the Lady Margaret and an American Stacy, they discover their likeness in a chance encounter and decide to switch places and try to live the other’s life. Though initially difficult, they adjust to their new lives and begin to discover that they prefer it to their old lifestyles. When their love-interests come into the mix is when things get pretty hectic. Enjoy this humorous movie coming on November 16, 2018.

The Christmas Chronicles



The Christmas Chronicles Netflix Original

A movie about saving Christmas and restoring hope, “The Christmas Chronicles” has every element of a Christmas movie –  a young child who is still an ardent believer of Santa Claus, a “grown-up” who constantly tries to convince the kid that Santa Claus doesn’t exist, and of course, the jolly Saint Nick himself. When his sleigh is damaged in an accident, Santa Claus, played by Kurt Russel, has to repair it in time or half the world will spend Christmas without presents. With the help of the two kids who caused the accident, Santa must gather his reindeer and repair his sleigh to spread joy on that one good day. Those who like “The Santa Clause” and “Arthur Christmas” will like this movie coming on 22 November 2018.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding Netflix Original

A sequel to “A Christmas Prince”, the movie follows up on Amber and Prince Richard’s engagement. As Richard ascends to the throne as well, their relationship goes to new heights and public scrutiny. Follow the progress of this tender romance on November 30, 2018.

All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places Netflix Original

Based on the novel of the same name, “All the Bright Places” is the story of Violet, a young girl who was traumatized by the death of her sister and has completely isolated herself. She meets Theodore, a depressed and suicidal teenager who understands what she’s going through. Similar to the “The Fault in Our Stars”, together they help each other move on to a better life, a happier life despite all their sadness and pain. Starring Elle Fanning(Maleficent) as Violet, this movie promises to be a roller-coaster of emotions and is coming to you in 2019.

The Irishman

The Irishman Netflix Original

A crime drama starring the great Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, “The Irishman” is the story of Frank Sheeran(Robert De Niro), the titular Irishman and his involvement in the murder of Jimmy Hoffa(Al Pacino). Any movie with these two stars together will be a blast, as “Heat” and “Righteous Kill” showed. Fans of action dramas will be sure to love this movie coming in 2019.

Remastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay

Remastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay

Run-DMC is one of the most influential hip-hop groups in the 80s. So it was a shock when Jason Mizell, also known as Jam Master Jay, was murdered in his recording studio. More than 15 years after his death, his killer hasn’t been caught. The documentary “Remastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay” focuses on his life and his death, and most importantly, the fact that the killer of such an influential man has still not been found. See the story of this musician coming on 7 December 2018.

Here are a few more upcoming movies in 2019 –

  1. ‘Dumplin’, a musical-comedy starring Jennifer Aniston about an overweight teenager becoming insecure about herself when she develops a crush on a hot boy
  2. ‘Always Be My Maybe’, a comedy about two childhood friends falling in love as adults
  3. ‘Beats’, a drama about an agoraphobic musician and a disgraced music manager joining forces
  4. ‘Christmas in the Wild’, a romantic comedy starring Rob Lowe
  5. ‘Murder Mystery’, a mystery-comedy about a cop and his wife getting tangled into the murder of a wealthy billionaire on their vacation
  6. ‘Six Underground’ an action flick directed by Michael Bay and starring Ryan Reynolds
  7. ‘Polar’, an action movie, starring Mads Mikkelsen, about an assassin forced to run from an attempt on his life.
  8. ‘The Last Summer’, a romantic comedy movie about a group of friends who spend their last summer together before heading to college.
  9. ‘Tiger Trail’ is a thriller directed by Alan Yang (the director of Forever) based on the events happened in his family. A set of a bad decision in his family have consequences across the continents and generations. The show will be shot in Taiwan and New York.

A few other standup comedy specials are also lined up – 

  • By Comedian Loudon Wainwright III expected to release on November 13, 2018
  • By Comedian Springsteen on Broadway expected to release on December 15, 2018

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