My Must-See Movies of 2021

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1. Untitled Martin McDonagh Project

Drama | Pre-production

A pair of lifelong friends on a remote Irish island find themselves at an awkward time in their relationship when one of them no longer wants to be friends.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrell

2. The King's Man (2021)

R | Action, Adventure, Comedy | Completed

In the early years of the 20th century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a cabal plotting a war to wipe out millions.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Gemma Arterton, Djimon Hounsou

3. No Time to Die (2021)

PG-13 | 163 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller | Completed

James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Billy Magnussen

4. Top Gun: Maverick (2021)

Action, Drama | Post-production

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer

5. The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021)

Action, Comedy, Crime | Post-production

The bodyguard Michael Bryce continues his friendship with assassin Darius Kincaid as they try to save Darius's wife Sonia.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Frank Grillo, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson

6. A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe

7. Nobody (I) (2021)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

A bystander who intervenes to help a woman being harassed by a group of men becomes the target of a vengeful drug lord.

Director: Ilya Naishuller | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Aleksey Serebryakov, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 64,446

8. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

59 Metascore

The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another - the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong - with humanity caught in the balance.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry

Votes: 118,037

9. Wrath of Man (2021)

R | 118 min | Action, Thriller

59 Metascore

The plot follows H, a cold and mysterious character working at a cash truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Josh Hartnett, Rocci Williams

Votes: 1,699

10. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

PG-13 | Comedy, Fantasy | Completed

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Sigourney Weaver

11. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

A continuation of Spider-Man Far From Home

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Angourie Rice, Zendaya, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch

12. Sherlock Holmes 3 (2021)

Action, Adventure, Mystery | Pre-production

The plot is unknown at this time.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan

13. Old (2021)

Thriller | Post-production

This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are ... See full summary »

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Thomasin McKenzie

14. Blazing Samurai (2021)

Animation, Action, Comedy | Filming

An action packed animated comedy for all the family inspired by Mel Brooks' timeless classic, Blazing Saddles. Hank, a loveable dog with a head full of dreams about becoming a samurai, sets off in search of his destiny.

Directors: Mark Koetsier, Paul Stodolny, Chris Bailey, Rob Silvestri | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Michael Cera

15. Chaos Walking (2021)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

38 Metascore

Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Demián Bichir, David Oyelowo

Votes: 17,412

16. Jungle Cruise (2021)

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Completed

Based on Disneyland's theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez, Jesse Plemons

17. Infinite (2021)

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

A man discovers that his hallucinations are actually visions from past lives.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Cookson, Dylan O'Brien

18. Medieval (IV)

Action, Drama, History | Post-production

The story of fourteenth century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka, who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.

Director: Petr Jákl | Stars: Ben Foster, Sophie Lowe, Michael Caine, Til Schweiger

19. Dual (2021)

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Director: Riley Stearns | Stars: Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul, Beulah Koale, Andrei Alén

20. Benedetta (2021)

Biography, Drama, History | Completed

A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Virginie Efira, Daphne Patakia

21. Last Night in Soho (2021)

Drama, Horror, Thriller | Post-production

A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Jessie Mei Li, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Thomasin McKenzie

22. Finch (2021)

Drama, Sci-Fi | Post-production

On a post-apocalyptic earth, a robot, built to protect the life of his creator's beloved dog, learns about life, love, friendship and what it means to be human.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Tom Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Andrea Good

23. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

A G.I. Joe spin-off centered around the character of Snake Eyes.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Samara Weaving, Iko Uwais

24. Samaritan (2021)

Action, Drama, Fantasy | Post-production

A young boy learns that a superhero who was thought to have gone missing after an epic battle twenty years ago may in fact still be around.

Director: Julius Avery | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Martin Starr, Pilou Asbæk, Moises Arias

25. Reminiscence (2021)

PG-13 | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Completed

A scientist discovers a way to relive your past and uses the technology to search for his long lost love.

Director: Lisa Joy | Stars: Rebecca Ferguson, Thandiwe Newton, Hugh Jackman, Natalie Martinez

26. Eternals (2021)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden

27. The French Dispatch (2021)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Completed

A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine".

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Frances McDormand, Elisabeth Moss, Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan

28. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Plot unknown. Sequel to the 2018 film 'Venom'.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Stephen Graham, Woody Harrelson

29. Marry Me (2022)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Music, Romance | Completed

Music superstars Kat Valdez and Bastian are getting married before a global audience of fans. But when Kat learns, seconds before her vows, that Bastian has been unfaithful, she decides to marry Charlie, a stranger in the crowd, instead.

Director: Kat Coiro | Stars: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Buteau

30. Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)

R | Action, Adventure, Thriller | Completed

A secret sisterhood comes to the rescue of a mother-daughter assassin team.

Director: Navot Papushado | Stars: Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Angela Bassett

31. Luca (2021)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.

Director: Enrico Casarosa | Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Maya Rudolph, Giacomo Gianniotti

33. Till Death (I) (2021)

R | Horror, Thriller | Completed

A woman is left handcuffed to her dead husband as part of a sick revenge plot. Unable to unshackle, she has to survive as two killers arrive to finish her off.

Director: S.K. Dale | Stars: Megan Fox, Callan Mulvey, Eoin Macken, Aml Ameen

34. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

75 Metascore

In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon.

Directors: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs, John Ripa | Stars: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Izaac Wang

Votes: 53,533

35. Last Looks (I) (2021)

R | Action, Thriller | Completed

A disgraced ex-cop seeks solace by moving to the woods, but his quiet life comes to an end when a private eye recruits him to investigate a murder.

Director: Tim Kirkby | Stars: Morena Baccarin, Charlie Hunnam, Clancy Brown, Mel Gibson

36. Peter Rabbit 2: the Runaway (2021)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Thomas and Bea are now married and living with Peter and his rabbit family. Bored of life in the garden, Peter goes to the big city, where he meets shady characters and ends up creating chaos for the whole family.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: James Corden, Elizabeth Debicki, Lennie James, Margot Robbie

Votes: 350

37. Black Widow (2021)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Completed

A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the films Civil War and Infinity War.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz

38. Cop Shop (2021)

Action, Thriller | Post-production

A small town police station becomes the unlikely battleground between a professional hitman, a smart female rookie cop and a double crossing conman who seeks refuge behind bars with no place left to run.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Frank Grillo, Gerard Butler, Toby Huss, Ryan O'Nan

39. Next Door (2021)

92 min | Comedy

53 Metascore

Explores the subjects of gentrification and social inequality in Berlin.

Director: Daniel Brühl | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Peter Kurth, Rike Eckermann, Aenne Schwarz

Votes: 15

40. Tom Petty Somewhere You Feel Free (2021)

89 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Drawn from an archive of 16mm film, Tom Petty works on his 1994 album Wildflowers.

Director: Mary Wharton | Stars: Mike Campbell, George Drakoulias, Howie Epstein, Steve Ferrone

Votes: 19

41. Moby Doc (2021)

92 min | Documentary, Biography | Completed

A surrealist biographical documentary about trailblazing electronic musician and animal rights activist Moby.

Director: Rob Gordon Bralver | Stars: David Lynch, David Bowie, Moby, Julie Mintz

42. Encanto (2021)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith | Star: Stephanie Beatriz



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