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Best 20 Movies of 2021

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1. No Time to Die (2021)

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

68 Metascore

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, Léa Seydoux

Votes: 114,242

2. Dune (2021)

PG-13 | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

76 Metascore

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, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 98,159

3. The French Dispatch (2021)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

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: Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux

Votes: 1,472

4. The Dig (2021)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

73 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 64,879

5. Nomadland (2020)

R | 107 min | Drama

93 Metascore

A woman in her sixties, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Gay DeForest

Votes: 129,897

6. Minari (2020)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.

Director: Lee Isaac Chung | Stars: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan S. Kim, Noel Cho

Votes: 62,031

7. The Father (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Director: Florian Zeller | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams

Votes: 101,708

8. 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

9. Little Fish (2020)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

A couple fights to hold their relationship together as a memory loss virus spreads and threatens to erase the history of their love and courtship.

Director: Chad Hartigan | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Jack O'Connell, Soko, Raúl Castillo

Votes: 3,333

10. Death on the Nile (2022)

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Completed

While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Emma Mackey

11. 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: 166,676

12. Nobody (2021)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

A docile family man slowly reveals his true character after his house gets burgled by two petty thieves, which, coincidentally, leads him going to a bloody war with a Russian crime boss.

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

Votes: 164,921

13. 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: 118,286

14. Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

R | 126 min | Biography, Drama, History

85 Metascore

Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton.

Director: Shaka King | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback

Votes: 62,326

15. The Courier (2020)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, History, Thriller

65 Metascore

Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Dominic Cooke | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Vladimir Chuprikov

Votes: 36,829

16. Last Night in Soho (2021)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

67 Metascore

An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something darker.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Diana Rigg, Amy Andrea

Votes: 1,182

17. Sherlock Holmes 3

Action, Adventure, Mystery | Pre-production

The plot is unknown at this time.

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

18. 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: 77,066

19. Cruella (2021)

PG-13 | 134 min | Adventure, 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: 175,174

20. Free Guy (2021)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

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, Lil Rel Howery

Votes: 158,881

21. Wrath of Man (2021)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

57 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: 117,911

22. The World to Come (2020)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

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: 5,885

23. 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: 113,046

24. Jungle Cruise (2021)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

50 Metascore

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, Jack Whitehall

Votes: 114,294

25. Undine (2020)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

75 Metascore

Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin's urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz

Votes: 5,166

26. Together Together (2021)

R | 90 min | Comedy

70 Metascore

When a young loner becomes the gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love.

Director: Nikole Beckwith | Stars: Patti Harrison, Ed Helms, Rosalind Chao, Timm Sharp

Votes: 4,385

27. CODA (2021)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Music

75 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: 21,715

28. Pig (2021)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

82 Metascore

A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.

Director: Michael Sarnoski | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin, Cassandra Violet

Votes: 34,031

29. The Green Knight (2021)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

85 Metascore

A fantasy retelling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

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

Votes: 54,260

30. News of the World (2020)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

73 Metascore

A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor, Travis Johnson

Votes: 76,351

31. Saint Maud (2019)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

83 Metascore

Follows a pious nurse who becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.

Director: Rose Glass | Stars: Morfydd Clark, Caoilfhionn Dunne, Jennifer Ehle, Marcus Hutton

Votes: 26,374

32. Oxygen (2021)

TV-14 | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

A woman wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there. As she's running out of oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi, Laura Boujenah

Votes: 31,941

33. No Sudden Move (2021)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

A group of criminals are brought together under mysterious circumstances and have to work together to uncover what's really going on when their simple job goes completely sideways.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, David Harbour, Jon Hamm

Votes: 23,479

34. The Killing of Two Lovers (2020)

R | 85 min | Drama

83 Metascore

David desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife. They both agree to see other people but David struggles to grapple with his wife's new relationship.

Director: Robert Machoian | Stars: Clayne Crawford, Sepideh Moafi, Chris Coy, Avery Pizzuto

Votes: 2,664

35. In the Heights (2021)

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

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: 35,445

36. The Matrix Resurrections (2021)

R | 140 min | Action, Sci-Fi | Completed

The plot is currently unknown.

Director: Lana Wachowski | Stars: Christina Ricci, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jessica Henwick

37. Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

PG-13 | 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

38. West Side Story (2021)

PG-13 | Crime, Drama, Musical | Completed

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

39. Respect (2021)

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

61 Metascore

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice.

Director: Liesl Tommy | Stars: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Tituss Burgess

Votes: 6,872

40. The Power of the Dog (2021)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Western

90 Metascore

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 2,930

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

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Zendaya, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paula Newsome

42. Finch (2021)

PG-13 | 115 min | 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, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Marie Wagenman

43. Red Notice (2021)

PG-13 | Action, Comedy, Crime | Completed

An Interpol agent tracks the world's most wanted art thief.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Tom Choi

44. Candyman (2021)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

A 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

Votes: 36,479

45. 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, Mel Gibson, Charlie Hunnam, Clancy Brown



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