Below are the 7 best Netflix Original films of 2021.
1. The Power Of The Dog
Director- Jane Campion
Phil Burbank is cruelly seductive, stern, pale-eyed, and attractive. Phil’s romanticism, power, and vulnerability are all encased in the past and in the land. He can castrate a bull calf with two rapid slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, coating his body with mud. He’s a bare-knuckled cowboy. 1925 is the year. The Burbank brothers are successful Montana ranchers. The brothers encounter Rose, the widowed proprietress. Along with her impressionable son Peter at the Red Mill restaurant on their way to the market. Phil treats them both mercilessly, reveling in their anguish and making his fellow cowhands laugh. All save his brother George, who soothes Rose before returning to marry her.
2. The Lost Daughter
Director- Maggie Gyllenhaal
Leda is a divorced mother of two who is dedicated to her job as an English teacher and her two children. Leda anticipates a period of loneliness and longing when her daughters leave home to be with their father in Canada. Instead, she feels emancipated, as if her life has grown lighter and easier, although being a little embarrassed by the sensation. She plans to spend her vacation by the sea, in a little Greek coastal town. Things take a sinister turn after a few days of serenity and quiet. Leda comes upon a family whose boisterous presence is disconcerting, if not downright dangerous. Leda is overwhelmed with recollections of the difficult, unusual decisions she made as a mother and the implications for herself and her family when a minor, insignificant event occurs.
Director- Rebecca Hall
Irene Redfield, a cultured upper-class woman in the 1920s, seeks respite from a hot summer day in the Drayton Hotel’s elegant tearoom. Clare, a blond woman across the room, is glaring her down. She invites Irene back to the hotel where she and her husband, John, are staying while on business. Clare explains that she was reared by two white aunts after her father died and married him when she was quite young. They are interrupted by John, who openly despises and insults African-Americans, oblivious to his wife’s racial origin or to the fact that Irene is “passing” for the day.
4. The Hand Of God
Director- Paolo Sorrentino
The narrative of Fabietto Schisa, a little child growing up in the turbulent 1980s Naples. The Hand of God is a story filled with both unexpected delights and tragedies, such as the entrance of football legend Diego Maradona. Fabietto’s future is set in motion as fate plays its part, joy and sorrow mingle. Sorrentino returns to his hometown to tell a narrative about fate and family, sports and movies, love and grief.
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Director- Lin- Manuel Miranda
Jon is a young theatrical composer who works as a waiter in a New York City café in 1990 while creating what he believes would be the next great American musical. Days before a pivotal performance, Jon is under pressure from all sides: from his girlfriend Susan, who aspires to a career in the arts outside of New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; and from an artistic community ravaged by the AIDS epidemic.
6. Pieces Of A Woman
Director- Kornel Mundruczo
Sean, a rough-around-the-edges builder, and his young wife, Martha, are on cloud nine with their first child due any minute. Instead, catastrophe occurs after a domestic white-knuckle ordeal. In the months ahead, Martha and Sean will be subjected to an awful roller coaster of destructive emotions, completely defenseless in the face of loss. Once-happy Sean and Martha are locked in a self-destructive spiral as estrangement, strained family ties, and the driving need for answers and closure become to define their lives.
7. Don’t Look Up
Director- Adam Mckay
Kate, an astronomy student, discovers the existence of an unknown comet. Dr. Mindy, her professor, determines that the asteroid’s track intersects that of the Earth and that an impact will occur in about six months, eliminating all life on the planet. They will present their results at the White House. The White House, on the other hand, has other ideas and is attempting to quiet Dr. Mindy and Kate. Nothing actually changes as a result of their endeavor to educate the public through a television program. Nobody appears to care, and they’ll soon discover why.