Michaela Da Silva // Staff reporter

The days are blurring together, one by one. Full of dreary work or school days and repetitive routines as our world continues to contain a growing pandemic. A lot of people have turned to the extensive world of screens, masking our real lives behind countless, back to back seasons of The Office. 

Netflix, however, is not complaining. The company pulled off an early showstopper during COVID-19 and surged by more than 16 million users in spring of 2020. In a July survey done by the Government of Canada on health and activity, more than 65% of American adults reported an increase in their daily Internet  usage and TV consumption. It is clear that many, if not the  majority, have spent quite a lot of our pandemic lives binging movies, shows, and the news. 

With this being said, it is very plausible for one to run out of shows and movies on Netflix and other streaming sites–especially with an acquired film taste. The new year is bringing many new movies and shows (Stranger Things 4!) to light in the  wake of  a  hopefully degrading pandemic.  Here are some of the top 10 most anticipated movies coming in 2021, as ranked by a team of highschool students based on age and interests. 


Release date: February 2021

Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Colin Jost, William Hanna 

Tom & Jerry is a live-action/animated comedy film based on the characters of the same name created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, featuring the relationship between a Warner Brothers famous duo of a cat and a mouse. 


Release date: February 2021

Starring: Camilla Cabello, Billy Porter, Idina Menzel 

Cinderella is a  musical romantic comedy film written and directed by Kay Cannon, based on the fairy tale of the same name and adapted off of the more traditional 2015 version of the story. 


Release date: April 2021

Starring: Emily Blunt, John Kraskinski, Cillian Murphy 

Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.


Release date: May 2021

Starring: Scarlett Johannsen, Florence Pugh, Robert Downy Jr.

At birth the Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanova) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative.


Release date: May 2021

Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Julian Dennison, Alexander Skarsgard

Fearsome monsters Godzilla and King Kong square off in an epic battle for the ages, while humanity looks to wipe out both of the creatures and take back the planet once and for all.


Release date: May 2021

Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thomson, Paul  Walter Hauser 

American crime/comedy film following the life of Cruella de Vil, introduced in Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians and Walt Disney’s 1961 animated film One Hundred and One Dalmatians.


Release date: December 2021

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Maddie Zeigler, Rita Moreno  

A romance/theatrical production of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.


Release date: April  2021

Starring: Daniel Craig, Lashana Lynch, Rami Malek

No Time To Die is the 25th instalment following the adventures of James Bond. Recruited to rescue a kidnapped scientist, Bond finds himself hot on the trail of a mysterious villain, who’s armed with a dangerous new technology.