Happy New Year From Founder and CEO Col Needham

Welcome to the 27th edition of our annual letter to thank IMDb's growing worldwide community of data contributors. As in years past, we are giving a special thank you to our Top 300 contributors, whose passion for entertainment makes IMDb better with each passing year. I am IMDb's Founder & CEO and it is an honour each year, with fellow team member Jennifer, to reflect upon the improvements we have made to IMDb with your help. We marked IMDb's 31st birthday in October 2021 and the tradition of sending this letter began in 1995 if you would like to catch-up on previous editions.

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The Top 10 Movies of 2021

Which films captured the attention of IMDb users in 2021? Browse the top 10 movies that ranked highest on IMDb's MOVIEmeter chart this year, like Marvel's Black Widow and Dune.

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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2021

"WandaVision" and "Squid Game" weren't the only series IMDb users were obsessed with in 2021. Check out our list of the top 10 TV shows that everyone was talking about this year.

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IMDb Editors' Favorite Movies & Shows of 2021

Explore the IMDb editors' absolute favorite movies and TV shows of 2021, including The Matrix: Resurrections, Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Power of the Dog and more.

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Best of 2021: Top 10 Stars of the Year

As the year comes to a close, we present the Top 10 Stars of 2021 on IMDb including Elizabeth Olsen, Florence Pugh, and more of Hollywood's brightest.

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Best of 2021: Top 10 Breakout Stars of the Year

IMDb's STARmeter has spoken: These are the Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2021, including Regé-Jean Page, Hannah Waddingham, and more talented actors that made a mark on the year.

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Remembering the Stars We Lost This Year

IMDb presents a tribute to those entertainers and public figures who passed away in 2021.

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Best of 2021: Keith Simanton's Favorite Movies This Year

IMDb's Senior Film Editor Keith Simanton loves Dune, Licorice Pizza, and CODA (and so do we!). See what else landed in his favorite movies of 2021.

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IMDb's Most Anticipated Indian Movies of 2022

With a new year coming up, we're excited to announce the Indian movies IMDb fans worldwide are most looking forward to watching.

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Ben Barnes Receives IMDb STARmeter Award

"Shadow and Bone" star Ben Barnes accepts the 2021 IMDb "Fan Favorite" STARmeter Award for his standout performance on one of the most popular TV shows of the year on IMDb.

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Photos We Love: The Top Stars of 2021

Check out our favorite photos of the Top 10 Stars of 2021 on IMDb including Elizabeth Olsen, Regé-Jean Page, and more.

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Adarsh Gourav Celebrates "Breakout" STARmeter Award

Adarsh Gourav accepts the 2021 IMDb "Breakout" STARmeter Award for his outstanding performance in Netflix film The White Tiger and Prime Video series "Hostel Daze."

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Top 10 Breakout Stars of Indian Films and Web Series

IMDb recognizes the stars who had a breakout performance in an Indian movie or web series in 2021.

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The 20 Most-Viewed Trailers of 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong nabbed the #1 spot in our top trailers of 2021. See which other trailers racked up the views this year.

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The Best Things IMDb Fans Watched in 2021

IMDb's fans on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook weighed in on their top show and movie recommendations of the year that you need to watch now.

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Our Favorite Photos From 2021

Look back at our favorite photos of memorable moments throughout the year, from award shows to celebrity candids.

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Who Were the Top 100 Stars of 2021?

See which stars stole the spotlight in 2021! Explore the full list of stars who ranked in the top 100 on IMDbPro's STARmeter chart this year.

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Our Favorite Posters From 2021

Look back at some of our favorite posters of 2021.

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