Most Anticipated Upcoming Netflix Movies: January 2024

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Welcome to your monthly check-in on the most anticipated upcoming Netflix Original movies destined to hit your screens in the coming months and years. Below are the most anticipated upcoming Netflix movies in development, pre-preproduction, production, post, or awaiting release according to IMDb’s MovieMeter metric.

As one of the world’s largest movie and TV show databases, it assigns a MOVIEmeter score based on the amount of inbound traffic to any respective page. The higher the traffic, the more people are excited about the project. IMDb continues to draw in over half a billion site visits monthly.

Every week, we’ll be updating the list of the most anticipated series and movies, plus we’ll also cover other genres, such as the most anticipated Korean titles, using other sources, too.

Note: MOVIEmeter scores are correct as of January 15th, 2024. This list contains additional contributions from Kasey Moore.

10. Knives Out 3

Director: Rian Johnson
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Cast: TBD
Production Status: Pre-production
Netflix Release Date: TBD
MOVIEMeter: 7,843

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If you can quite believe it, we’re coming up on two years since the second Netflix Original entry for the Knives Out franchise released on Netflix, and beyond the fact we know that Daniel Craig is reprising his role as Benoit Blanc, not much is known about the sequel to Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

9. Unfrosted 

Director: Jerry Seinfeld
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Rachael Harris, James Marsden, Melissa McCarthy, Hugh Grant, Christan Slater, Maria Bakalova
Production Status: Post-production
Netflix Release Date: TBD
MOVIEMeter: 6,816

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Expected to hit Netflix in 2024 is Jerry Seinfeld’s big feature film debut for the streamer that seeks to retell the rivalry between Kellogg’s and Post in the early 1960s to create the perfect breakfast cake.

8. The Old Guard 2

Director: Victoria Mahoney, Dan Bradley
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Cast: Charlize Theron, Uma Thurman, KiKi Layne, Marwen Kenzari, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Production Status: Post-Production
Netflix Release Date:
2023 TBD
MOVIEmeter: 4,964

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The Old Guard arrived in the Summer of 2020 when plenty of the world was still in lockdown. After a fantastic performance that saw millions of subscribers stream from around the world, Netflix deemed it fit to greenlight a sequel.

“Andromache of Scythia and her band of soldiers are back in this second story chronicling the battles and burdens of their dubious immortality. Nile’s addition to the team has given them new purpose and new direction, but when you’ve got 6,000 years of history at your back, the past is always ready to return with a vengeance.”

7. Orion and the Dark

Director: Sean Charmatz
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Cast: Paul Walter Hauser, Jacob Tremblay, Werner Herzog
Production Status: Post-Production
Netflix Release Date: February 2nd, 2024
MOVIEmeter: 4,233

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While the animation market was dominated by the likes of Disney, Dreamworks, and Illumination, Netflix has done a great job over the past several years cementing its place as one of the best platforms on the internet for animated movies. Hoping for their next smash hit will be Orion and the Dark from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and I’m Thinking of Ending Things writer Charlie Kaufman.

The synopsis for Orion and the Dark has been sourced from Netflix:

“Follows Orion, a young boy who is afraid of heights, and pets, and rendered nearly catatonic by the worst of all perils: the dark. The Dark takes Orion on a nighttime trip to prove to the youngster that the only thing to fear is fear itself.”

6. The Electric State

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Cast: Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Millie Bobby Brown, Chris Pratt, Stanley Tucci
Production Status: Post-Production
Netflix Release Date: 2024
MOVIEmeter: 3,849

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The Electric State is one of the biggest projects for the Russo brothers since their time ended at Marvel. Millie Bobby Brown will be back for yet another Netflix project as the streamer continues to put her at the forefront of some of their most exciting projects.

“An orphaned teenager traverses the American West with a sweet but mysterious robot and an eccentric drifter in search of her younger brother.”

5. Damsel

Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Angela Bassett, Robin Wright, Ray Winstone, Shohreh Aghdashloo
Production Status: Awaiting Release
Netflix Release Date: March 8th, 2024
MOVIEmeter:  3,419

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Millie Bobby Brown is one of the most popular young actresses in the world right now. This is why it isn’t surprising that Netflix continues to lock her down for some of their biggest new projects. The feature was previously scheduled for a 2023 release. However, we have since learned that the title has been removed from the 2023 release slate.

In this new fantasy film, a young woman who thinks she is being married to a perfect prince is thrown into a pit where she discovers she’s not going to be a princess after all, but a sacrifice to appease a bloodthirsty dragon. Trying to survive long enough until someone can save her — she soon realizes that no one is coming and this “damsel” must save herself.

4. Players

Director: Trish Sie
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Cast: Tom Ellis, Gina Rodriguez, Liza Koshy, Joel Courtney, Damon Wayans Jr.
Production Status: Awaiting Release
Netflix Release Date:
February 14th, 2024
MOVIEmeter: 2,150

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Landing on Netflix just in time for Valentine’s Day is Players, which is a long-awaited title given that it was initially part of Netflix’s 2023 lineup.

Gina Rodriguez plays Mack who is well-known for spending years devising the perfect hook-up plays for her friends but she unexpectedly falls for one of her targets.

3. Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley

Director: Mark Molloy
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Kevin Bacon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Preston Rogers, Paul Reiser
Production Status: Post-Production
Netflix Release Date:
Summer 2024 TBD
MOVIEmeter: 1,808

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For the first time in almost three decades, Eddie Murphy will return to reprise one of his most iconic roles, Axel Foley, the brash loudmouthed cop from Detroit. Plot details are still under wraps at this time, so it’s unclear if we’ll see Axel Foley as a police commissioner or whether or not his antics have kept him from promotions.

2. Frankenstein

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Cast: Mia Goth, Oscar Isaac, Christoph Waltz
Production Status: Pre-Production
Netflix Release Date: 2025
MOVIEmeter: 1,718

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There have been many adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, however, you could argue there is currently no better director out there than Guilermo del Toro to tackle the classic tale.

“Dr. Pretorious, who needs to track down Frankenstein’s monster who is believed to have died in a fire forty years before in order to continue the experiments of Dr. Frankenstein.”

Undoubtedly, the huge ensemble cast coming together for this new horror is what is propelling it up the charts. Jacob Elordi leads with Mia Goth, and Oscar Isaac are also due to star.

1. Rebel Moon – Part Two – The Scargiver

Director: Zack Snyder
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Cast: Ed Skrein, Jena Malone, Charlie Hunnam, Cary Elwes, Anthony Hopkins
Production Status: Post-Production
Netflix Release Date: April 19th, 2024
MOVIEmeter: 1,060

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Following the release of Part 1 of Rebel Moon over Christmas, we don’t have long to wait until the second part drops on Netflix in April 2024. Given this sequel is just around the corner, it should be no surprise that Part 2 tops the list of most anticipated upcoming Netflix Original movies.

Per Netflix, here’s what you can expect from the second movie:

“REBEL MOON – PART TWO: THE SCARGIVER continues the epic saga of Kora and the surviving warriors as they prepare to sacrifice everything, fighting alongside the brave people of Veldt, to defend a once peaceful village, a newfound homeland for those who have lost their own in the fight against the Motherworld. On the eve of their battle the warriors must face the truths of their own pasts, each revealing why they fight. As the full force of the Realm bears down on the burgeoning rebellion, unbreakable bonds are forged, heroes emerge, and legends are made.”

What upcoming Netflix movie are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!

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