Here’s what we’re looking forward to binging on Netflix in 2021…

You might be hoping that you’ve left the binge-watching behind in 2020, but let’s be honest, snuggling down on the sofa with something enchanting is one of the greatest pleasures you can have. From hilarious sitcoms to mind-boggling documentaries, Netflix has it all if you’re looking for something to stream in 2021.

The year is only just kicking off, but there’s already a whole heap of amazing releases lined up on Netflix’s schedule. Here’s our pick of the hottest films and TV shows coming to Netflix in 2021.

History of Swear Words

Nicolas Cage meets an education in expletives; could we ask for anything more? In this history lesson which you never knew you needed, the iconic actor and Hollywood personality hosts a loud and proudly profane series that explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words. As riveting as it is rude, this six episode series is the perfect entertainment that we know your mum just wouldn’t like.

Release Date: 5 January 2021 

Night Stalker: The Hunt For A Serial Killer

If True Crime is your genre of choice, then look no further than this new documentary from Netflix. It tells the gripping true story of one of the most notorious serial killers in American history. In the summer of 1985, a sweltering heatwave hit Los Angeles, along with a series of murders and sexual assaults that at first seemed disconnected. Never before in criminal history had a single killer been responsible for such a grisly array of crimes and the race is on for LA’s detectives and investigators to hunt down the killer. Told through harrowing first-person interviews, gripping archival footage and spectacular original photography, this four-part series represents the definitive telling of this iconic L.A. real-life horror story.

Released: 13 January 2021.

The Dig

Based on the true story of the archaeological discoveries in Sutton Hoo, a 1500 year old burial site in the East of England, this stunningly-filmed period drama shows historical exploration without any zombie mummies (thank goodness!). Boasting an all-star cast including Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan and Lily James, this enthralling tale shines a light on one of the most important digs in the UK to date – while tossing and turning with the drama of a country preparing for war.

Release Date: 29 January 2021 

Cobra Kai

Season 3 is here for this cult-favourite karate show. Set 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament,  Cobra Kai follows a now successful Daniel LaRusso as he struggles to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of Mr. Miyagi, and must face his previous adversary, down-and-out Johnny Lawrence  who seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. Season 3 continues to strike the perfect balance between drama and entertainment – a must-binge.

Release Date: January 2021 (TBA)


A family favourite for over 50 years, the detective dog and his gang of friends are back in their newest form, Scoob! This new animated addition to the franchise sees the likes of Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried and Mark Wahlberg take on the voice acting of these iconic childhood heroes as they face their most challenging mystery yet. As they work to stop the plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus onto the world, they soon discover that Scooby’s destiny is bigger than they could every have imagined.

Release Date: January 2021 (TBA)

Red Dot

This Swedish action thriller will have you glued to the edge of your seat. Set in the Scandinavian mountains, the plot follows a young couple in their twenties, David and Nadja as they struggle with their marriage. Attempting to rekindle their romance, they head on a trip to the mountains, but after a quarrel with some local hunters, the trip turns into a nightmare. Pursued through the isolated woods by reckless shooters, marked only by the red laser dot of their rifles, this haunting and suspenseful movie will have you hooked from start to finish.

Release Date: 11 February 2021 

Struggle Alley

Travel might be off the cards right now, but with Struggle Alley, you’ll find yourself transported to Istanbul’s vibrant streets. In an impoverished, old neighbourhood of the city, meet Mehmet who runs the solid waste warehouse in the neighbourhood; he helps everyone in need – especially homeless children and teenagers since he was once one too.  One day Mehmet meets an 8 year-old boy who suddenly appears in a waste sack, but, as he works to reunite the boy with his parents, he discovers that he’s more attached to him than he thought he would be. Heart-warming and evocative, you might want to get the tissues out for this one.

Release Date: 15 March 2021

Looking for more movie ideas? Laugh out loud with these 10 comedy specials, now ready to stream on Netflix. Alternatively, if you’re wanderlust needs its fix while borders are closed, here are our top 10 travel shows to stream right now.

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