The Best Of 2021

by Petra_Goring-deBruin | created - 8 months ago | updated - 15 hours ago | Public

A list of the most anticipated upcoming TV series and Movies in the year, 2021

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1. It's a Sin (2021– )

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama, History

A chronicle of four friends during a decade in which everything changed, including the rise of AIDS.

Stars: Olly Alexander, Nathaniel Curtis, Shaun Dooley, Omari Douglas

Votes: 14,526

2. Resident Alien (2021– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

It follows a crash-landed alien named Harry who takes on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor and slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth.

Stars: Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund

Votes: 7,904

3. WandaVision (2021)

TV-PG | Action, Comedy, Drama

Blends the style of classic sitcoms with the MCU, in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision - two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives - begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 72,215

4. Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

R | 126 min | Biography, Drama, History

86 Metascore

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panther Party per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Party Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O'Neal's soul.

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

Votes: 17,505

5. Superman and Lois (2021– )

42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Follow the world's most famous super hero and comic books' most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society.

Stars: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Alex Garfin, Jordan Elsass

Votes: 4,885

6. Tell Me Your Secrets (2021– )

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Follows a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past: a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, a former serial predator desperate to find ... See full summary »

Stars: Lily Rabe, Amy Brenneman, Hamish Linklater, Enrique Murciano

Votes: 2,213

7. Tiger (2021)

TV-MA | 192 min | Documentary, Sport

A look at the life, success and scandals of golf legend Tiger Woods.

Stars: Tiger Woods, Pete McDaniel, Steve Williams, Bryant Gumbel

Votes: 2,660

8. The Serpent (2021)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The twisting, real-life story of Charles Sobhraj, a murderer, thief and seductive master of disguise, who was a hidden darkness in the mid-70's on Asia's hippie trail.

Stars: Tahar Rahim, Billy Howle, Jenna Coleman, Ellie Bamber

Votes: 5,361

9. The Judgement (2021)

130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama | Completed

A Dutch TV journalist finds himself challenging the police, courts and media as he attempts to uncover the truth about the controversial Deventer murder case.

Director: Sander Burger | Stars: Fedja van Huêt, Yorick van Wageningen, Lies Visschedijk, Mark Kraan

10. Bloodlands (2021)

240 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Northern Irish police officer DCI Tom Brannick connects a suicide note with an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance.

Stars: James Nesbitt, Lorcan Cranitch, Lisa Dwan, Ian McElhinney

Votes: 310

11. Foundation (2021– )

Sci-Fi | Active

A complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.

Stars: Cassian Bilton, Laura Birn, Jared Harris, Leah Harvey

12. Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (2021)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Crime

Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to sneak the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Sarah Chaney, Leroy Edwards III, Wallace Langham, Matthew Modine

13. Behind Her Eyes (2021)

TV-MA | 298 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

It follows Louise, a single mom with a son and a part-time job in a psychiatrist's office. She begins an affair with her boss and strikes up an unlikely friendship with his wife.

Stars: Simona Brown, Eve Hewson, Tom Bateman, Robert Aramayo

Votes: 17,788

14. 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: Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Timothée Chalamet, Jason Momoa

15. F9 (2021)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Crime | Completed

Cypher enlists the help of Jakob, Dom's younger brother to take revenge on Dom and his team.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren

16. 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: Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Lesli Margherita, Billy Magnussen

17. Free Guy (2021)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

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

Votes: 163

18. Nobody (I) (2021)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Completed

A bystander who intervenes to help a woman being harassed by a group of men becomes the target of a vengeful drug lord.

Director: Ilya Naishuller | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd, J.P. Manoux

19. Spiral (2021)

R | Crime, Horror, Mystery | Completed

A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Morgan David Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Ali Johnson, Dan Petronijevic

20. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Plot unknown. Sequel to the 2018 film 'Venom'.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Stephen Graham

21. Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy (2021)

TV-MA | 89 min | Documentary, Crime, History

In the early 1980s, the crack epidemic tore through America’s inner cities like a tsunami, ravaging all in its wake.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Joe Biden, George Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton

Votes: 2,213

22. The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021)

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

Sequel to the 2017 action/comedy.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Frank Grillo, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson

23. Uncharted (2022)

Action, Adventure | Post-production

The story is a prequel to the games, starring Holland as a younger Drake, showing us details of how he came to meet and befriend Sully.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali

24. Respect (2021)

PG-13 | 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

25. 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

26. Black Adam

Action, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

Plot unknown. A spin-off from 'Shazam!' centering on the film's anti-hero, Black Adam.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Noah Centineo, Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Shahi, Aldis Hodge

27. 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

28. Mondocane (2021)

Action | Post-production

In the near future, Taranto is a ghost town surrounded by barbed wire that no one, not even the police, dares to enter. The poorest are left fighting for survival, while a gangs is ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Celli | Stars: Alessandro Borghi, Barbara Ronchi, Ludovica Nasti, Federica Torchetti

29. Spycraft (2021)

TV-MA | 271 min | Documentary

Non fiction series about the tools of the trade. Based upon the book by Henry R. Schlesinger.

Stars: Keith Melton, Dylan Berry, Robert Bigman, Hamet Yousef

Votes: 1,011

30. The Wheel of Time (2021– )

60 min | Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

Based on Robert Jordan's best selling fantasy book series.

Stars: Kae Alexander, Naana Agyei Ampadu, Hammed Animashaun, Pasha Bocarie

31. The Killing of Two Lovers (2020)

R | 85 min | Drama

92 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: Chris Coy, Clayne Crawford, Arri Graham, Bruce Graham

Votes: 400

32. Top Gun: Maverick (2021)

Action, Drama | Post-production

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

33. Some Kind of Heaven (2020)

81 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

Behind the gates of a palm tree-lined fantasyland, four residents of America's largest retirement community, The Villages, FL, strive to find solace and meaning.

Director: Lance Oppenheim | Stars: Dennis Dean, Lynn Henry, Anne Kincer, Reggie Kincer

Votes: 656

34. Cruella (2021)

Comedy, Crime | Post-production

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

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Mark Strong, Paul Walter Hauser

35. Palmer (2021)

R | 110 min | Drama

53 Metascore

An ex-convict strikes up a friendship with a boy from a troubled home.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Alisha Wainwright, Ryder Allen

Votes: 17,154

36. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

PG-13 | Comedy, Fantasy | Completed

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Sigourney Weaver

37. Halloween Kills (2021)

R | Horror, Thriller | Completed

The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Judy Greer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak

38. Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021)

R | Action, Adventure, Crime | Completed

John Clark, a Navy SEAL, goes on a path to avenge his wife's murder only to find himself inside of a larger conspiracy.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Jamie Bell, Guy Pearce

39. The Tomorrow War (2021)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

A man is drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past.

Director: Chris McKay | Stars: Yvonne Strahovski, Chris Pratt, Betty Gilpin, J.K. Simmons

40. Chaos Walking (2021)

PG-13 | 109 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

A dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each other's thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Demián Bichir, David Oyelowo

Votes: 197

41. The Mauritanian (2021)

R | 129 min | Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

Mohamedou Ould Salahi fights for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Nouhe Hamady Bari, Saadna Hamoud, Mohamed Yeslem Mousse

Votes: 2,261

42. 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: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith

43. The Suicide Squad (2021)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Completed

Plot is unknown.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Taika Waititi, Sylvester Stallone

44. The Little Things (2021)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Chris Bauer

Votes: 42,528

45. House of Gucci (2021)

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Filming

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

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Jared Leto, Al Pacino, Adam Driver, Lady Gaga

46. Mission: Impossible 7 (2021)

Action, Adventure, Thriller | Filming

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

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Vanessa Kirby, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell

47. 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

48. The Man from Toronto (2021)

Action, Comedy | Post-production

The world's deadliest assassin and New York's biggest screw-up are mistaken for each other at an Airbnb rental.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Kaley Cuoco, Woody Harrelson, Ellen Barkin, Kevin Hart

49. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

Following the events of 'Avengers: Endgame,' Sam Wilson/Falcon and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities -- and their patience.

Stars: Daniel Brühl, Desmond Chiam, John Gettier, Miki Ishikawa

50. The Northman

Adventure, Drama, History | 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: Anya Taylor-Joy, Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke

51. Nightmare Alley (2021)

Drama, Mystery, 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: David Strathairn, Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper, Paul Anderson

52. Coming 2 America (2021)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy | Completed

The African monarch Akeem learns he has a long-lost son in the United States and must return to America to meet this unexpected heir and build a relationship with his son.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, Wesley Snipes

53. 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

54. 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

55. The Woman in the Window (2021)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | Completed

An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors, only to witness a disturbing act of violence.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Amy Adams, Donat Balaj, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger

56. A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

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

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, Noah Jupe

57. Zone 414 (2021)

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

Set in the near future in a colony of state-of-the-art humanoid robots. When its creator's daughter goes missing, he hires private investigator David Carmichael, to bring her home. David ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Baird | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Guy Pearce, Ned Dennehy, Colin Salmon

58. Infinite (2021)

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

A man discovers that his hallucinations are actually visions from past lives.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O'Brien, Rupert Friend, Chiwetel Ejiofor

59. 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, Fala Chen, Ronny Chieng

60. 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

61. The Matrix 4 (2021)

Action, Sci-Fi | Post-production

The plot is currently unknown.

Director: Lana Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Priyanka Chopra, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jonathan Groff

62. Vikings: Valhalla (2021– )

Action, Drama, History | Active

Follow-up series to 'Vikings' set 100 years afterward and centering on the adventures of Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Hardrada and the Norman King William the Conqueror.

Stars: Laura Berlin, Sam Corlett, Bradley Freegard, Frida Gustavsson

63. Seacole (2021)

Drama | Post-production

The biopic of Mary Seacole, a Scottish-Jamaican nurse and heroine during the Crimean War.

Director: Charlie Stratton | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sam Worthington, Sylvia Hoeks, Guy Burnet

64. Lupin (2021– )

TV-MA | 231 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

Stars: Omar Sy, Vincent Londez, Ludivine Sagnier, Hervé Pierre

Votes: 49,027

65. Intergalactic (2021– )

Drama, Sci-Fi | Post-production

It follows a crew of fierce female convicts who break free and go on the run.

Stars: Imogen Daines, Natasha O'Keeffe, Samantha Schnitzler, Savannah Steyn

66. The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama

Detective superintendent reopens two unsolved murder cases from the 1980s. Forensic methods link the crimes to a string of burglaries. Steve's team has to find more evidence before the perpetrator is released from prison.

Stars: Luke Evans, Keith Allen, Caroline Berry, Oliver Ryan

Votes: 3,464

67. Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (2021)

TV-MA | 189 min | Documentary, Crime

This limited docu-series tells the true story of how one of the most notorious serial killers in American history was hunted down and brought to justice.

Stars: Gil Carrillo, Frank Salerno, Tony Valdez, Laurel Erickson

Votes: 15,049

68. The Beast Must Die (2021– )

Crime | Post-production

Following the death of her son in a hit and run, all Frances Cairnes wants is to hunt down and kill the man she believes is responsible. When she finally tracks him down, she tricks her way into his house and plots his murder from within.

Stars: Maeve Dermody, Barney Sayburn, Aasiya Shah, Mia Tomlinson

69. Belfast (2021)

Drama | Post-production

A young boy and his working class family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Judi Dench

70. Delilah (2021– )

45 min | Drama | Pre-production

The series centers around Delilah Connolly, a headstrong, highly principled lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina who left a demanding white-shoe law firm a decade ago and hung up her own ... See full summary »

Stars: Lyriq Bent, Adrian Eppley, Nigel Gibbs, Leonard Harmon

71. The Irregulars (2021– )

Crime, Drama, Fantasy | Completed

Set in Victorian London, the series follows a gang of troubled street teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes.

Stars: Thaddea Graham, Darci Shaw, Jojo Macari, McKell David

72. Shadow and Bone (2021– )

Action, Drama, Fantasy | Post-production

A young woman with newfound powers tries to save her land from a powerful, evil force.

Stars: Freddy Carter, Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Amita Suman

73. Sky Rojo (2021– )

Action, Crime, Drama | Filming

Coral, Wendy and Gina go on the run in search of freedom while being chased by Romeo, their pimp from Las Novias Club, and his henchmen, Moises and Christian.

Stars: Enric Auquer, Lali Espósito, Asier Etxeandia, Yany Prado



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