Oscar Movies to watch for in 2021

by AlexHartsell | created - 6 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public

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1. West Side Story (2021)

Crime, Drama, Musical | Post-production

An adaptation 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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez

2. House of Gucci (2021)

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Post-production

The story of how Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, plotted to kill her husband, the grandson of renowned fashion designer Guccio Gucci.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Salma Hayek, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Adam Driver

3. King Richard (2021)

Drama, Sport | Post-production

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green | Stars: Will Smith, Jon Bernthal, Dylan McDermott, Tony Goldwyn

4. Respect (2021)

PG-13 | 145 min | Biography, Drama, Music | Completed

The life story of legendary R&B singer, Aretha Franklin.

Director: Liesl Tommy | Stars: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Saycon Sengbloh

5. On the Count of Three (2021)

84 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Two guns. Two best friends. And a pact to end their lives when the day is done.

Director: Jerrod Carmichael | Stars: Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Abbott, Tiffany Haddish, Lavell Crawford

Votes: 224

6. Stillwater (2021)

R | Crime, Drama, Thriller | Completed

A father travels from Oklahoma to France to help his estranged daughter, who is in prison for a murder she claims she didn't commit.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, Camille Cottin, Deanna Dunagan

7. The Harder They Fall (2021)

Drama, Western | Post-production

When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge in this Western.

Director: Jeymes Samuel | Stars: Edi Gathegi, Zazie Beetz, Idris Elba, LaKeith Stanfield

8. 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: Owen Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand

9. Nightmare Alley (2021)

Drama, Thriller | Post-production

An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Ron Perlman, Bradley Cooper, Toni Collette

10. Blue Bayou (2021)

R | Drama | Completed

As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

Director: Justin Chon | Stars: Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O'Brien, Emory Cohen

11. One for the Road (I) (2021)

136 min | Drama

Boss, a high end club owner living in New York, who receives a call from his friend in Thailand, Aood, revealing he is in the last stages of terminal cancer.

Director: Baz Poonpiriya | Stars: Thanapob Leeratanakachorn, Ice Natara, Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Violette Wautier

Votes: 126

12. CODA (2021)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Music

72 Metascore

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.

Director: Sian Heder | Stars: Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Daniel Durant

Votes: 306

13. In the Heights (2021)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Music, Musical

84 Metascore

A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera

Votes: 12,986

14. The Starling (2021)

PG-13 | Comedy, Drama | Completed

After Lilly suffers a loss, a combative Starling takes nest beside her quiet home. The feisty bird taunts and attacks the grief-stricken Lilly. On her journey to expel the Starling, she rediscovers her will to live and capacity for love.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Melissa McCarthy, Daveed Diggs, Elisabeth Röhm

15. A Mouthful of Air (2021)

R | Drama | Completed

Julie Davis writes bestselling children's books about unlocking your fears, but has yet to unlock her own. When her daughter is born, that trauma is brought to the fore, and with it, a crushing battle to survive.

Director: Amy Koppelman | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Britt Robertson, Paul Giamatti, Jennifer Carpenter

16. The Last Duel (2021)

Drama | Post-production

King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck

17. Jockey (2021)

R | 94 min | Drama

79 Metascore

An aging jockey aims for a final championship, when a rookie rider arrives claiming to be his son.

Director: Clint Bentley | Stars: Clifton Collins Jr., Moises Arias, Molly Parker, Logan Cormier

Votes: 89

18. Next Goal Wins

PG-13 | Comedy, Drama, Sport | Completed

Adaptation of the 2014 British documentary. The story of the American Samoa soccer team, who suffered the worst loss in World Cup history, losing to Australia 31-0 in 2001.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Armie Hammer, Michael Fassbender, Rhys Darby

19. Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him -- and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

Director: Taylor Sheridan | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Nicholas Hoult, Finn Little, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 31,912

20. A Journal for Jordan (2021)

Drama | Filming

1st Sgt. Charles Monroe King, before he is killed in action in Baghdad, authors a journal for his son intended to tell him how to live a decent life despite growing up without a father.

Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Tamara Tunie, Robert Wisdom, Susan Pourfar

21. The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)

R | Drama, History, Thriller | Completed

A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.

Director: Joel Coen | Stars: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Brendan Gleeson, Harry Melling

22. Passing (2021)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

84 Metascore

"Passing" follows the unexpected reunion of two high school friends, whose renewed acquaintance ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities.

Director: Rebecca Hall | Stars: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, Bill Camp

Votes: 183

23. Last Night in Soho (2021)

Drama, Horror, Mystery | 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: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Jessie Mei Li, Diana Rigg

24. Red, White and Water (2022)

Drama | Post-production

A US soldier suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home.

Director: Lila Neugebauer | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Samira Wiley, Brian Tyree Henry, Stephen McKinley Henderson

25. Mass (2021)

110 min | Drama

78 Metascore

Aftermath of a violent tragedy that affects the lives of two couples in different ways.

Director: Fran Kranz | Stars: Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Ann Dowd, Reed Birney

Votes: 213

26. The Power of the Dog (2021)

Drama | Post-production

A pair of brothers who own a large ranch in Montana are pitted against each other when one of them gets married.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Benedict Cumberbatch

27. Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project (2021)

Drama | Post-production

Set in 1970s San Fernando Valley, the film follows a high school student, who is also a successful child actor.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Skyler Gisondo, Benny Safdie, Joseph Cross

28. Don't Look Up (2021)

Comedy | Post-production

The story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Gina Gershon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Lawrence

29. 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: 78,032

30. Bob's Burgers: The Movie

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

Plot unknown. Feature film based on the animated TV series.

Director: Loren Bouchard | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, Dan Mintz, John Roberts

31. Luca (2021)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

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, Emma Berman, Saverio Raimondo

Votes: 1,994

32. 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

33. Flee (2021)

83 min | Documentary, Animation

91 Metascore

FLEE tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen | Star: Rashid Aitouganov

Votes: 275

34. Belle: Ryu to Sobakasu no Hime (2021)

Animation, Adventure, Drama | Filming

A teenage girl lives between modern-day Japan and a virtual world called "U."

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Kaho Nakamura, Rina Izuta, Tina Tamashiro, Kôji Yakusho

35. The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021)

PG | 113 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

80 Metascore

A quirky, dysfunctional family's road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity's unlikeliest last hope.

Directors: Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe | Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Michael Rianda

Votes: 58,659

36. Vivo (I) (2021)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Completed

Vivo, Sony Pictures Animation's first-ever musical adventure featuring all-new original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, will take audiences on an epic adventure to gorgeous and vibrant locations never before seen in animation.

Directors: Kirk DeMicco, Brandon Jeffords | Stars: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ynairaly Simo, Zoe Saldana, Juan de Marcos González

37. Wish Dragon (2021)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

Determined teen Din is longing to reconnect with his childhood best friend when he meets a wish-granting dragon who shows him the magic of possibilities.

Director: Chris Appelhans | Stars: John Cho, Jimmy Wong, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Constance Wu

Votes: 4,090

38. Free Guy (2021)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | Completed

A bank teller discovers that he's actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery

39. Dune (2021)

PG-13 | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | Completed

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Dave Bautista

40. 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, Ralph Fiennes

41. Top Gun: Maverick (2021)

Action, Drama | Completed

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

42. 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

43. 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: Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden

44. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

The movie, based on Marvel Comics, will focus on Shang-Chi; 'The Master of Kung-Fu'.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Michelle Yeoh

45. The Suicide Squad (2021)

R | Action, Adventure, Comedy | Completed

Supervillains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker and a collection of nutty cons at Belle Reve prison join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X as they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Taika Waititi

46. Jungle Cruise (2021)

PG-13 | 127 min | 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

47. Cruella (2021)

PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Crime

59 Metascore

A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser

Votes: 63,859

48. 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: 141,212

49. Finch (2021)

PG-13 | Drama, Sci-Fi | Completed

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, Laura Harrier, Skeet Ulrich

50. Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (2021)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery | Completed

A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.

Director: Leigh Janiak | Stars: Olivia Scott Welch, Gillian Jacobs, Sadie Sink, Charlene Amoia

51. The Green Knight (2021)

R | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Completed

A fantasy re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury

52. Cyrano (2021)

Drama, Musical | Post-production

Follows the life of Cyrano de Bergerac.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Ben Mendelsohn, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

53. A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

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

71 Metascore

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, John Krasinski

Votes: 32,319

54. Annette (2021)

R | 139 min | Drama, Musical

A stand-up comedian and his opera singer wife have a 2 year old daughter with a surprising gift.

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver, Simon Helberg, Rila Fukushima

55. Old (2021)

PG-13 | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Completed

A thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly reducing their entire lives into a single day.

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



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