TOP100 Most Anticipated 2021 Films

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1. Respect (2021)

Biography, Drama, Music | Post-production

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

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

January 15

2. Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021)

Drama, Musical | Post-production

Feature film adaptation of the musical about a teenager from Sheffield, England who wants to be a drag queen.

Director: Jonathan Butterell | Stars: Max Harwood, Lauren Patel, Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan

January 22

3. Breaking News in Yuba County (2021)

R | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Completed

A woman catches her husband in bed with another woman, causing him to die of a heart attack. She buries his body and takes advantage of the growing celebrity status that comes from having a... See full summary »

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Awkwafina, Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Juliette Lewis

January 29

4. Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

R | Biography, Drama, History | Completed

The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O'Neal.

Director: Shaka King | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Martin Sheen

January 29

5. The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

Biography, Drama, Music | Post-production

Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Garrett Hedlund, Natasha Lyonne, Tyler James Williams, Trevante Rhodes

February 12

6. BIOS (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, Skeet Ulrich, Caleb Landry Jones, Samira Wiley

April 16

7. Black Widow (2021)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

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

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz

May 7

8. In the Heights (2021)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Music, Musical | Completed

A feature version of the Broadway musical, in which a bodega owner has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother's fortune.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana Greenblatt, Doreen Montalvo

June 18

9. Deep Water (2021)

Thriller | Post-production

A well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Rachel Blanchard, Tracy Letts

August 13

10. Dune (2021)

Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | Post-production

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: Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, Jason Momoa

October 1

11. The 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, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek

November 5

12. 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

December 10

13. Blonde (2021)

Biography, Drama | Post-production

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Ana de Armas, Sara Paxton, Adrien Brody, Scoot McNairy

14. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

Biography, Drama | Post-production

An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

Director: Michael Showalter | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Vincent D'Onofrio, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones

15. Bergman Island (2021)

Drama | Post-production

"The picture revolves around an American filmmaking couple who retreat to the island for the summer to each write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place ... See full summary »

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Tim Roth, Vicky Krieps, Joel Spira

16. After Yang (2021)

Drama, Sci-Fi | Post-production

The film follows a father and daughter as they try to save the life of their robotic family member.

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

17. The Humans (2021)

Drama | Post-production

Set inside a pre-war duplex in downtown Manhattan, The Humans follows the course of an evening in which the Blake family gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving. As darkness falls outside the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Karam | Stars: June Squibb, Steven Yeun, Richard Jenkins, Beanie Feldstein

18. 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

19. Don't Look Up (2021)

Comedy | Pre-production

A pair of astronomers try to warn everyone on Earth that a giant meteorite will destroy the planet in six months.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Timothée Chalamet, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett

20. The Card Counter (2021)

109 min | Drama, Thriller | Post-production

The film, written and directed by Schrader, follows William Tell (Isaac), a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Willem Dafoe, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan

21. Born to Be Murdered (2021)

Drama, Thriller | Post-production

A vacationing couple fall trap to a violent conspiracy with tragic consequences.

Director: Ferdinando Cito Filomarino | Stars: John David Washington, Alicia Vikander, Boyd Holbrook, Vicky Krieps

22. Passing (2021)

Post-production

"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: Alexander Skarsgård, Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland

23. Antlers (2021)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery | Completed

In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother become embroiled with her enigmatic student, whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene

24. 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

25. Malcolm & Marie

Drama | Post-production

Plot is currently unknown.

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

26. 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: Timothée Chalamet, Anjelica Huston, Elisabeth Moss, Bill Murray

27. The Dig (2021)

PG-13 | Biography, Drama, History | Completed

An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.

Director: Simon Stone | Stars: Lily James, Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Johnny Flynn

28. Candyman (2021)

R | Horror, Thriller | Completed

A "spiritual sequel" to the horror film Candyman (1992) that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.

Director: Nia DaCosta | Stars: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo

29. Louis (2021)

Biography, Drama, History | Post-production

Biopic of the prolific English artist who rose to prominence at the end of the 19th century.

Director: Will Sharpe | Stars: Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrea Riseborough, Hayley Squires



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