The Best Of 2021

by Petra_Goring-deBruin | created - 01 Jul 2020 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Unsure what to watch online or in the movie theaters? Introducing a list of upcoming/new TV Series, Documentaries and Films for 2021.

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1. 1883 (2021– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Western

Follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west.

Stars: Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Isabel May

Votes: 52,217

2. Clarkson's Farm (2021– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, Comedy, Reality-TV

Follow Jeremy Clarkson as he attempts to run a farm in the countryside.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Kaleb Cooper, Charlie Ireland, Gerald Cooper

Votes: 32,588

3. Mayor of Kingstown (2021– )

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The McLusky family are power brokers tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality in Kingstown, Michigan, where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry.

Stars: Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest, Hugh Dillon, Tobi Bamtefa

Votes: 20,055

4. Jai Bhim (2021)

TV-MA | 164 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a tribal man is arrested for a case of alleged theft, his wife turns to a human-rights lawyer to help bring justice.

Director: T.J. Gnanavel | Stars: Suriya, Lijo Mol Jose, Manikandan K., Rajisha Vijayan

Votes: 189,199

5. Arcane (2021– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Set in utopian Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions-and the power that will tear them apart.

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Kevin Alejandro, Jason Spisak, Remy Hii

Votes: 177,557

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

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

71 Metascore

With Spider-Man's identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon

Votes: 638,257

7. Dexter: New Blood (2021–2022)

TV-MA | 529 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Set 10 years after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, he is now living under an assumed name in Upstate New York, Iron Lake, far from his original home in Miami.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jack Alcott, Julia Jones, Johnny Sequoyah

Votes: 80,971

8. Sardar Udham (2021)

TV-MA | 164 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A biopic detailing the 2 decades that Punjabi Sikh revolutionary Udham Singh spent planning the assassination of the man responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

Director: Shoojit Sircar | Stars: Vicky Kaushal, Shaun Scott, Stephen Hogan, Amol Parashar

Votes: 39,418

9. It's a Sin (2021)

TV-MA | 239 min | 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: 29,371

10. Dopesick (2021)

TV-MA | 492 min | Drama

The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America's struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Purdue Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA.

Stars: Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter

Votes: 46,669

11. Young Royals (2021– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Romance

Prince Wilhelm adjusts to life at his prestigious new boarding school, Hillerska, but following his heart proves more challenging than anticipated.

Stars: Edvin Ryding, Omar Rudberg, Felicia Truedsson, Malte Gårdinger

Votes: 27,351

12. Passport to Freedom (2021– )

Biography, Drama, War

Aracy de Carvalho is a young clerk at the Brazilian Consulate. For two years, she has been secretly issuing passports to Jews without the dreaded "J" stamp, which not only won't allow them ... See full summary »

Stars: Sophie Charlotte, Aryè Campos, Peter Ketnath, Stefan Weinert

Votes: 197

13. The Book of Boba Fett (2021– )

TV-14 | 38 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigate the underworld when they return to Tatooine to claim Jabba the Hutt's old turf.

Stars: Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, Abdullah Saeed Fawaz Al-Kubaisi, Frank Trigg

Votes: 119,149

14. Mare of Easttown (2021)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.

Stars: Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice

Votes: 143,028

15. Maid (2021)

TV-MA | 545 min | Drama

After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young mother finds a job cleaning houses as she fights to provide for her child and build them a better future.

Stars: Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Rylea Nevaeh Whittet, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 76,101

16. Licorice Pizza (2021)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits

Votes: 82,358

17. Richard Hammond's Workshop (2021– )

60 min | Documentary

Richard Hammond starts a prestige classic car restoration and repair business near his hometown in Herefordshire.

Stars: Richard Hammond, Anthony Greenhouse, Neil Greenhouse, Mindy Hammond

Votes: 541

18. Seaspiracy (2021)

TV-MA | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure

Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species - and uncovers alarming global corruption.

Director: Ali Tabrizi | Stars: Ali Tabrizi, Richard O'Barry, Lucy Tabrizi, Lori Marino

Votes: 29,906

19. Time (2021– )

59 min | Crime, Drama

Eric is a prison officer who tries to protect those in his charge. When one of the most dangerous inmates identifies his weakness, Eric faces an impossible choice between his principles and his love for his family.

Stars: Sean Bean, Stephen Graham, James Nelson-Joyce, Hannah Walters

Votes: 19,278

20. Only Murders in the Building (2021– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves caught up in one.

Stars: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Aaron Dominguez

Votes: 67,465

21. The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip (2021– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Reality-TV

Iconic members of the "Real Housewives" franchise from coast-to-coast unite on a luxurious getaway filled with unexpected friendships, fun in the sun and plenty of drama.

Stars: Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Kyle Richards, Luann de Lesseps

Votes: 359

22. Joe Pickett (2021– )

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama

Follows a game warden and his family during a changing political and socioeconomic climate in a small rural town.

Stars: Julianna Guill, Michael Dorman, Sharon Lawrence, Skywalker Hughes

Votes: 1,209

23. Hawkeye (2021)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Series based on the Marvel Comics superhero Hawkeye, centering on the adventures of Young Avenger, Kate Bishop, who took on the role after the original Avenger, Clint Barton.

Stars: Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Florence Pugh, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 156,824

24. Scenes from a Marriage (2021)

TV-MA | 296 min | Drama

Television drama miniseries which re-examines the original's iconic depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple, played by Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Sophia Kopera, Nicole Beharie

Votes: 19,807

25. The Billion Dollar Code (2021)

TV-MA | 267 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

In 1990s Berlin, an artist and a hacker invented a new way to see the world. Years later, they reunite to sue Google for patent infringement on it.

Stars: Leonard Scheicher, Marius Ahrendt, Mark Waschke, Misel Maticevic

Votes: 7,887

26. West Side Story (2021)

PG-13 | 156 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

85 Metascore

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

Votes: 71,937

27. WandaVision (2021)

TV-PG | 350 min | 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: 290,314

28. Resident Alien (2021– )

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

A crash-landed alien 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: 35,465

29. Heels (2021– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sport

Two brothers and rivals - one a villain, or "heel," in the ring; the other a hero, or "face," war over their late father's wrestling promotion, vying for national attention in small-town Georgia.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Alexander Ludwig, Alison Luff, Mary McCormack

Votes: 6,438

30. Reservation Dogs (2021– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

Comedy series about four Native American teenagers growing up on a reservation in eastern Oklahoma.

Stars: Devery Jacobs, D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Lane Factor, Paulina Alexis

Votes: 10,774

31. Dune (2021)

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

74 Metascore

A noble family becomes embroiled in a war for control over the galaxy's most valuable asset while its heir becomes troubled by visions of a dark future.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 570,231

32. Yellowjackets (2021– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A wildly talented high school girl soccer team becomes the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the Canadian wilderness.

Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Ella Purnell, Sophie Nélisse

Votes: 38,179

33. True Story (III) (2021)

TV-MA | 260 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A tour stop in Kid's hometown of Philadelphia becomes a matter of life and death for one of the world's most famous comedians.

Stars: Kevin Hart, Wesley Snipes, William Catlett, Paul Adelstein

Votes: 17,016

34. The Father (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery

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: 136,200

35. Mass (2021)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Aftermath of a violent tragedy that affects the lives of two couples in different ways.

Director: Fran Kranz | Stars: Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Ann Dowd, Reed Birney

Votes: 11,786

36. C'mon C'mon (2021)

R | 109 min | Drama

82 Metascore

When his sister asks him to look after her son, a radio journalist embarks on a cross-country trip with his energetic nephew to show him life away from Los Angeles.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman, Scoot McNairy

Votes: 23,175

37. Hit-Monkey (2021– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

It tells the tale of a wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin, as he cuts a wide swath through the Tokyo underworld.

Stars: Fred Tatasciore, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Munn, George Takei

Votes: 6,097

38. The Wheel of Time (2021– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Set in a high fantasy world where magic exists, but only some can access it, a woman named Moiraine crosses paths with five young men and women. This sparks a dangerous, world-spanning journey. Based on the book series by Robert Jordan.

Stars: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Madeleine Madden, Zoë Robins

Votes: 94,947

39. BMF (2021– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980's and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the country.

Stars: Russell Hornsby, Da'Vinchi, Michole Briana White, Eric Kofi-Abrefa

Votes: 3,379

40. Vigil (2021– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death onboard a Trident nuclear submarine bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Rose Leslie, Shaun Evans, Paterson Joseph

Votes: 19,628

41. Kin (2021– )

TV-MA | Crime, Drama

Kin tells the story of a fictional Dublin family embroiled in gangland war and speaks to the enduring unbreakable bonds of blood and family.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Clare Dunne, Aidan Gillen, Emmett J Scanlan

Votes: 4,577

42. Dr. Death (2021)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

As patients entering the operating room of Dr. Christopher Duntsch for routine spinal surgeries start leaving permanently maimed or end up dead, two fellow surgeons and a young Assistant District Attorney set out to stop him.

Stars: Joshua Jackson, Christian Slater, Alec Baldwin, Dominic Burgess

Votes: 11,734

43. Loki (2021– )

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The mercurial villain Loki resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”

Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino

Votes: 283,961

44. The White Lotus (2021–2022)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama