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The Best Movies Of 2021

Updated June 16, 2021 4.2k votes 253 voters 3.6k views232 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies that were released in the US after January 1st, 2021.

There are so many great movies coming out in 2021. This list will determine the best movie of 2021. Which one do you think should be at the top of the list? It doesn't matter what the critics say about the top movies coming out this year. You get to help decide with your votes. Vote up your favorite 2021 films that you think other fans need to watch. Coming 2 America is sure to have audiences laughing until they fall out of their chairs while Dune will give fans a new adaptation of one of their favorite science fiction books. There will also be plenty of action, horror, and superhero movies being released soon, so get ready for an excellent year of movies.

The best films of 2021 will be at the top of their class when it comes to performances, set design, direction, cinematography and everything in between. This list is a great resource if you're asking yourself "what are the best 2021 movies that have come out so far?" Find the movies you really enjoyed watching on the list and be sure to vote them up.

Then check back as new and upcoming 2021 movies are released and added to the list.

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    Judas and the Black Messiah

    Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield

    Directed byShaka King

    Judas and the Black Messiah is a 2021 American biographical drama film directed by Shaka King. William O'Neal is a petty criminal in the 1960s who agrees to work as an informant for the FBI in order...  more
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    Minari

    Steven Yeun, Yeri Han

    Directed byLee Isaac Chung

    Minari is a 2020 American drama film directed by Lee Isaac Chung. A Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in the 1980s has their life completely changed when their foul-mouthed, sly,...  more
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    I Care a Lot

    Rosamund Pike, Eiza González

    Directed byJ Blakeson

    I Care a Lot is a 2020 American black comedy thriller film directed by J Blakeson. A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to...  more

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    One Night in Miami

    Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree

    Directed byRegina King

    One Night in Miami is a 2020 American drama film directed by Regina King. Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), and Same Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) meet one...  more
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    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Zack Snyder's Justice League (HBO Max, 2021) is an American superhero movie based on the comic book of the same name created by Gardner Fox. The film will feature Zack Snyder's director's cut of the...  more
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    Raya And The Last Dragon

    Cassie Steele, Awkwafina

    Directed byPaul Briggs, Dead Wellins

    Raya and The Last Dragon is a 2020 American animated film directed by Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins. Raya (Cassie Steele) is a fearless and passionate warrior who searches for the last dragon in the...  more
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    The Father

    Olivia Colman, Anthony Hopkins

    Directed byFlorian Zeller

    The Father is a 2020 drama film directed by Florian Zeller, based on his 2012 play Le Père. A man (Anthony Hopkins) struggles with aging as his daughter (Olivia Coleman) moves into his apartment with...  more
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    Godzilla vs. Kong

    Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown

    Directed byAdam Wingard

    Godzilla vs. Kong is a 2020 American monster film directed by Adam Wingard, and the sequel to the 2019 film Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Humanity's fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a...  more

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    Son

    Andi Matichak, Emile Hirsch

    Directed byIvan Kavanagh

    Son is a 2021 Irish horror thriller film directed by Ivan Kavanagh. When a young boy falls ill to a mysterious illness, his mother must decide how far she will go to protect him from terrifying...  more
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    Pieces of a Woman

    Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf

    Directed byKornél Mundruczó

    Pieces of a Woman is a 2020 drama film directed by Kornél Mundruczó. Martha (Vanessa Kirby) and Sean Carson (Shia LaBeouf) are a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change...  more
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    The Dig

    Lily James, Ralph Fiennes

    Directed bySimon Stone

    The Dig is a 2020 British biographical drama film directed by Simon Stone, based on the novel of the same name by John Preston. In 1938, an archeologist begins a historically significant excavation...  more
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    The United States vs. Billie Holiday

    Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes

    Directed byLee Daniels

    The United States vs. Billie Holiday is a 2020 American biographical drama film directed by Lee Daniels, based on the book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann...  more
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    The White Tiger

    Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao

    Directed byRamin Bahrani

    The White Tiger is a 2021 Netflix original crime drama film directed by Ramin Bahrani, based on Aravind Adiga's 2008 novel of the same name. A poor Indian driver uses his wit and cunning to break...  more
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    News Of The World

    Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

    News of the World is a 2020 American western drama film directed by Paul Greengrass, based on the 2016 novel by Paulette Jiles. A widowed Civil War veteran (Tom Hanks) agrees to deliver a girl...  more
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    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo

    Directed byJosh Greenbaum

    Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar is a 2021 American comedy film directed by Josh Greenbaum. Lifelong friends Barb (Annie Mumolo) and Star (Kristen Wiig) embark on the adventure of a lifetime when...  more
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    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride

    Directed byMike Rianda

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines (aka Connected) is a 2020 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Rianda. Soon to be college freshman, Katie Mitchell (Abbi Jacobson)...  more
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    Cherry

    Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Cherry is an 2021 American drama film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the novel by Nico Walker. An Army medic (Tom Holland) suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder becomes a serial...  more
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    Moxie

    Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai

    Directed byAmy Poehler

    Moxie is a 2021 American comedy-drama film directed by Amy Poehler, based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu. A teenager who lives in Texas organizes a feminist revolution at her high school....  more
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    The Mauritanian

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Levi

    Directed byKevin Macdonald

    The Mauritanian is an 2021 British-American legal thriller film directed by Kevin Macdonald, based on the 2015 prison memoir, Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Salahi. A detainee at the U.S...  more

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    To All the Boys: Always and Forever

    Noah Centineo, Lana Condor

    Directed byMichael Fimognari

    To All the Boys: Always and Forever is a 2021 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Michael Fimognari. The romantic life of a teenage girl continues, facing her good and hard times with her...  more
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    Concrete Cowboy

    Idris Elba, Method Man

    Directed byRicky Staub

    Concrete Cowboy is a 2021 American Western drama film directed by Ricky Staub. A 15-year-old boy from Detroit is sent to live with his estranged father in Philadelphia and learns about the local...  more
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    Bad Trip

    Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery

    Directed byKitao Sakurai

    Bad Trip is a 2020 American hidden camera comedy directed by Kitao Sakurai. It features two friends (Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery) who embark on a cross-country road trip where they prank people using...  more
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    French Exit

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges

    Directed byAzazel Jacobs

    French Exit is a 2020 surreal comedy film directed by Azazel Jacobs, based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt. A close-to-penniless widow moves to Paris with her son and cat, who also...  more
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    Falling

    Viggo Mortensen, Lance Henriksen

    Directed byViggo Mortensen

    Falling is a 2020 drama film directed by Viggo Mortensen. John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen) in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago...  more
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    Herself

    Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

    Herself is a 2020 British drama film directed by Phyllida Lloyd. After the housing system refuses to give her a new home, a single mother decides to build her own while the help of a friendly...  more