The Most Anticipated Movies Still to Come in 2021

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Free Guy
> Anticipated: In Theaters on Friday, Aug. 13

A bank teller named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) discovers that he’s nothing more than a background character in an open world video game. Originally slated for release in July of 2020, this action film was pushed back three times. Pending further delays or disasters, it will arrive this August for an exclusive 45-day theatrical run.

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CODA
> Anticipated: In Theaters and on Apple TV Plus on Friday, Aug. 13

A remake of the 2014 French film “La Famille BĂ©lier,” this drama tells the story of a girl with hearing abilities (Emilia Jones) who’s born to two deaf parents. After premiering at Sundance, it was picked up by Apple for a record-setting $25 million. It will land in theaters and on the Apple TV+ streaming service at the same time.

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Reminiscence
> Anticipated: In Theaters and on HBO Max on Friday, Aug. 20

The feature debut from filmmaker Lisa Joy, this sci-fi thriller takes place in a near-future world that’s been ravaged by climate change. Hugh Jackman plays a lonely veteran turned scientist, who gives customers the chance to relive their most cherished memories. When his newfound love interest (Rebecca Ferguson) implicates herself in a murder, it kicks off a desperate search for the truth.

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Sweet Girl
> Anticipated: Premieres on Netflix on Friday, Aug. 20

In the spirit of classic revenge sagas comes this Netflix thriller, in which a man (Jason Momoa) tracks down the people responsible for his wife’s death. At the same time, he must protect the one true thing he has left: his daughter (Isabela Merced).

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Candyman
> Anticipated: In Theaters on Friday, Aug. 27

“Get Out” creator Jordan Peele co-wrote and co-produced this highly anticipated horror flick, a sequel to the 1992 cult classic. It brings viewers back to Chicago’s now-gentrified Cabrini Green neighborhood, where a mythical boogeyman once terrorized the locals. Like its predecessor, the film will layer a macabre premise with important themes of racial injustice.