The 13 Most Anticipated Netflix Summer Movies Of 2021

·5-min read

Netflix made subscribers a big promise in 2021: new movies, every week, for the entire year. And now that we're about halfway through the year, Netflix's summer movie collection is rolling out. What's in store? Thrillers, teen rom-coms, zombies, and… beloved landscape painter Bob Ross? Sure, throw him in there, too.

But, with so many new movies being released on Netflix, what are the best ones to watch? To help you out in your movie-watching journey, we've narrowed down some of the most anticipated films to hit the streaming service this summer, along with some smaller films that shouldn't be overlooked. Because while you've probably heard a lot about the fact that a gender-swapped She's All That remake is coming (titled He's All That, naturally), you may not have heard of an Indian film about a teenage skateboarder (Skater Girl) or a Brazilian comedy about an influencer getting her party on after a bad breakup (Carnaval).

Click through to find out about all these upcoming Netflix movies that will, at the very least, be the topics of conversation. There's going to be a lot of summer heat to hide from in the coming months. At least we've got a few reasons to stay inside.

<em><h2>Skater Girl</h2></em><br><strong>Release Date: </strong>June 11<br><br><em>Skater Girl </em>is a film about a teenager (Rachel Sanchita Gupta) in rural India who dreams of becoming a competitive skateboarder by faces struggles as she tries to achieve her goal. <span class="copyright">Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.</span>

Skater Girl


Release Date: June 11

Skater Girl is a film about a teenager (Rachel Sanchita Gupta) in rural India who dreams of becoming a competitive skateboarder by faces struggles as she tries to achieve her goal. Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.
<em><h2>Good on Paper</h2></em><br><strong>Release Date:</strong> June 23<strong><br></strong><br><em>Good on Paper</em> follows a standup comedian (played by actual standup comedian Iliza Shlesinger, who also wrote the film), who thinks she's found love with a guy who is "good on paper," but finds out he may be too good to be true.<span class="copyright">Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.</span>

Good on Paper


Release Date: June 23

Good on Paper follows a standup comedian (played by actual standup comedian Iliza Shlesinger, who also wrote the film), who thinks she's found love with a guy who is "good on paper," but finds out he may be too good to be true.Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.
<em><h2>Resort to Love</h2></em><br><strong>Release Date: </strong>July 29<br><br>Escape to an island paradise with <em>Resort to Love</em>. The romantic comedy stars Christina Milian as a singer who gets hired to perform at a resort in Mauritius. Soon, though, she finds out that her ex-fiancé (Jay Pharoah) is getting married there and her feelings for him return.

Resort to Love


Release Date: July 29

Escape to an island paradise with Resort to Love. The romantic comedy stars Christina Milian as a singer who gets hired to perform at a resort in Mauritius. Soon, though, she finds out that her ex-fiancé (Jay Pharoah) is getting married there and her feelings for him return.
<em><h2>Sweet Girl</h2></em><br><strong>Release Date: </strong>August 20<br><br>Jason Momoa is out for revenge in <em>Sweet Girl</em>. The thriller is about a man seeking justice following the death his wife, all while protecting his daughter (Isabela Merced). <span class="copyright">Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.</span>

Sweet Girl


Release Date: August 20

Jason Momoa is out for revenge in Sweet Girl. The thriller is about a man seeking justice following the death his wife, all while protecting his daughter (Isabela Merced). Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.
<em><h2>Beckett</h2></em><br><strong>Release Date: </strong>August 27<br><br><em><a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/02/10298681/malcolm-and-marie-failed-two-women-movie-critics-review" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Malcolm & Marie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Malcolm & Marie</a></em><a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/02/10298681/malcolm-and-marie-failed-two-women-movie-critics-review" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:star John David Washington" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> star John David Washington</a> and Alicia Vikander star in the action-thriller <em>Beckett</em>. They play a couple holidaying in Greece who end up getting involved in a dangerous conspiracy. <span class="copyright">Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.</span>

Beckett


Release Date: August 27

Malcolm & Marie star John David Washington and Alicia Vikander star in the action-thriller Beckett. They play a couple holidaying in Greece who end up getting involved in a dangerous conspiracy. Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.
<em><h2>Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed</h2></em><br><strong>Release date: </strong>TBA<em> <br></em><br>It's quite a dramatic title for a film about a man who paints "happy trees," but that's because this documentary looks in to betrayals Ross faced during his life and the handling of his estate following his 1995 death. You may need to watch a few episodes of his happy, little show after this one.<span class="copyright">Photo: Acey Harper/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images.</span>

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed


Release date: TBA

It's quite a dramatic title for a film about a man who paints "happy trees," but that's because this documentary looks in to betrayals Ross faced during his life and the handling of his estate following his 1995 death. You may need to watch a few episodes of his happy, little show after this one.Photo: Acey Harper/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images.

Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?

The Top 10 Titles Streaming On Netflix

17 Sharpest Horror Movies By Women On Shudder

These Shows & Movies Get College Totally Right

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting