Films of 2021 that I am looking forward to

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1. 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, Jason Momoa

2. 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

3. Mission: Impossible 7 (2022)

Action, Adventure, Thriller | Filming

Seventh entry in the long-running Mission: Impossible series.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Vanessa Kirby, Pom Klementieff, Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. The Northman

Action, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

Set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century, a Nordic prince sets out on a mission of revenge after his father is murdered.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke

8. Inu-Oh (2021)

90 min | Animation, Fantasy, History | Filming

A fictionalized depiction of the life of Inu-Oh "King Dog", a 14th-century Japanese performer of music drama at the time of its transition from the folk art of sarugaku "monkey music" into the formalized traditions of Noh and kyôgen.

Director: Masaaki Yuasa

9. Triangle of Sadness (2021)

Drama | Post-production

A pair of models find themselves at a crossroads in their careers.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Harris Dickinson, Zlatko Buric, Oliver Ford Davies

10. Madres paralelas (2022)

Drama | Filming

The story of two mothers who give birth the same day.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Rossy de Palma, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Daniela Santiago

11. 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

12. Pinocchio (2021)

Animation, Drama, Family | Filming

A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy.

Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz

13. The Green Knight (2021)

R | 125 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 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

14. Shin Ultraman (2021)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

An alien is out for justice and pursues a rogue criminal to a planet called earth. to atone for his deeds he leaves the power to transfer a human into a hero out for good and earthly ... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Takumi Saitoh, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Akari Hayami

15. Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (2021)

154 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Shinji Ikari is still adrift after losing his will to live, but the place he arrives at teaches him what it means to hope. Finally, the Instrumentality Project is set in motion and Wille ... See full summary »

Directors: Mahiro Maeda, Katsuichi Nakayama, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideaki Anno | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Megumi Ogata, Yûko Miyamura, Akira Ishida

Votes: 391

16. 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: Ryô Narita, Shôta Sometani, Tina Tamashiro, Rina Izuta

17. Where Is Anne Frank

Animation, History | Filming

The film follows the journey of Kitty, the imaginary friend to whom Anne Frank dedicated her diary. A fiery teenager, Kitty wakes up in the near future in Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam ... See full summary »

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Emily Carey, Sebastian Croft, Skye Bennett, Ruby Stokes

18. 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

19. Apollo 10½ (2021)

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure | Post-production

A coming-of-age story set in the suburbs of Houston, Texas in the summer of 1969, centered around the historic Apollo 11 moon landing.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Zachary Levi, Jack Black, Glen Powell, Josh Wiggins

20. Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021)

100 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

A notorious criminal must break an evil curse in order to rescue an abducted girl who has mysteriously disappeared.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Sofia Boutella, Nick Cassavetes, Bill Moseley

Votes: 205

21. The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)

Drama, History, War | Post-production

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. False Positive (2021)

R | 92 min | Horror | Completed

As if getting pregnant weren't complicated enough, Lucy sets out to uncover the unsettling truth about her fertility doctor.

Director: John Lee | Stars: Justin Theroux, Sophia Bush, Pierce Brosnan, Gretchen Mol

23. Mantícora (2021)

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Director: Carlos Vermut

24. Maestro (VII)

Biography, Drama, Music | Announced

The complex love of Leonard and Felicia, from the time they met in 1946 at a party and continuing through two engagements, a 25 year marriage, and three children.

Director: Bradley Cooper | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Strong

25. Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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, Tyler Perry

Votes: 105

26. The Beatles: Get Back (2021)

Documentary, Music | Post-production

Documentary about the music group The Beatles featuring in-studio footage that was shot in early 1969 for the 1970 feature film 'Let It Be.'

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

27. The Sparks Brothers (2021)

R | 135 min | Documentary, Music

81 Metascore

The Sparks Brothers is a 2021 music documentary film directed by Edgar Wright about Ron and Russell Mael, the creators of the pop and rock band Sparks.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Ron Mael, Russell Mael, Beck, Jane Wiedlin

Votes: 126

28. After Yang (2021)

PG | Drama, Sci-Fi | Completed

In a near future, a family reckons with questions of love, connection, and loss after their A.I. helper unexpectedly breaks down.

Director: Kogonada | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Justin H. Min, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja

29. 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: Toni Collette, David Strathairn, Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper

30. Popuran (2021)

Filming

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Director: Shin'ichirô Ueda | Star: Yôji Minagawa

31. The Emigrants (2021)

Drama | Post-production

Based on the book by Vilhelm Moberg (published in 1949) depicting a few people emigrating from Sweden to the United States in the 1840 - early 1850.

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Sofia Helin, Gustaf Skarsgård, Laurence Kinlan, Lisa Carlehed

32. 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: 121

33. The Many Saints of Newark (2021)

R | Crime, Drama | Completed

A look at the formative years of New Jersey gangster, Tony Soprano.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga

34. Stowaway (2021)

TV-MA | 116 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

63 Metascore

A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.

Director: Joe Penna | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson, Toni Collette

Votes: 24,296

35. In the Same Breath (2021)

95 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

How did the Chinese government turn pandemic cover ups in Wuhan into a triumph for the Communist party?

Director: Nanfu Wang

Votes: 97

36. Cryptozoo (2021)

95 min | Animation

78 Metascore

Cryptozookeepers try to capture a Baku, a dream-eating hybrid creature of legend, and start wondering if they should display these beasts or keep them hidden and unknown.

Director: Dash Shaw | Stars: Lake Bell, Michael Cera, Emily Davis, Alex Karpovsky

Votes: 177

37. All Light, Everywhere (2021)

105 min | Documentary

A far-ranging look at the biases in how we see things, focusing on the use of police body cameras.

Director: Theo Anthony | Stars: Keaver Brenai, Robert Cunniff

Votes: 48

38. The World to Come (2020)

R | 105 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Somewhere along the mid-19th century American East Coast frontier, two neighboring couples battle hardship and isolation, witnessed by a splendid yet testing landscape, challenging them both physically and psychologically.

Director: Mona Fastvold | Stars: Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Casey Affleck, Christopher Abbott

Votes: 3,402

39. Hive (2021)

84 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Fahrije's husband has been missing since the war in Kosovo. She sets up her own small business to provide for her kids, but as she fights against a patriarchal society that does not support her, she faces a crucial decision.

Director: Blerta Basholli | Stars: Yllka Gashi, Cun Lajci, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha

Votes: 227

40. Malcolm & Marie (2021)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A director and his girlfriend's relationship is tested after they return home from his movie premiere and face each other's turmoil during one long night.

Director: Sam Levinson | Stars: John David Washington, Zendaya

Votes: 27,834

41. A Cop Movie (2021)

107 min | Drama

82 Metascore

Two professional actors undergo an immersive process to find out what it takes to be a cop in Mexico City.

Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios | Stars: Raúl Briones, Mónica Del Carmen

Votes: 45

42. 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

43. Blonde (2021)

Biography, Drama, Family | Post-production

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Ana de Armas, Julianne Nicholson, Sara Paxton, Bobby Cannavale

44. 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, Michael Fassbender, Armie Hammer, Angus Sampson

45. The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021)

PG | 113 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

81 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: 18,210



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