Top 10 Best Movies of 2021

The Top Ten
1 Spider-Man: No Way Home

When the trailers first came out, I thought this movie was going to be pretty mediocre, but wow, I was wrong. Usually, MCU films are full of tropes and cliches that are, to be fair, very entertaining. Lots of MCU movies were pretty average superhero flicks for me, but No Way Home is different.

I'm not one to stick with the crowd, but I must agree with most other people when they say this movie is really good, and it far exceeded expectations. It's actually amazing how the movie is able to incorporate all these amazing special effects and surprises while still having a great cast of characters and a consistent and engaging plot. This movie may be the 2nd best Spider-Man movie ever created (I say that because Spider-Verse was created a few years back), and definitely the best movie the MCU has made thus far.

2 The Suicide Squad

This movie really impressed me, mainly because it's been a while since I've seen a big-budget Hollywood movie have the guts to be this ridiculous and outright weird. The movie clearly knows how silly and crazy it is, and it doesn't take itself too seriously. At the same time, it does have characters you care about and has plenty of surprisingly touching moments throughout the insanity that it throws at you.

The characters in the movie are really what make it great, and I really like how each member of the cast plays off one another. If I were to compare it to any other comic book movies in terms of its tone and sense of humor, I would compare it to the Deadpool movies, but The Suicide Squad still has plenty of unique moments that make it stand out as its own thing. Watching this movie was just a very entertaining experience.

3 Dune

An absolute masterpiece of a movie. The story is phenomenal and faithfully adapted from the book, the cast does a fantastic job, and the visuals are the best I've seen in a sci-fi film since Interstellar and War for the Planet of the Apes. Definitely deserves to be near the top of this list, if not at the top.

To be completely honest with you, after seeing the 1984 flop, I braced myself. But when I finished it? That was all I could ask for: a phenomenal masterpiece.

This movie was INCREDIBLE! Everything from the cast, the effects, the sound, music, visuals! The music was so unique and it fit the movie perfectly! This movie took what I say in my head when I read the book and showed it in a movie. Amazing 10/10.

4 Zack Snyder's Justice League

This is the movie that should have been given to us in cinemas back in November 2017. And it's a damn shame this was snubbed in favor of a heavily abridged trainwreck that did no justice (pun intended) to the DCEU and everyone who was involved in the project.

To put it in perspective, this version of the film is a love letter to DC fans and it does a great job at that. It does have its issues, that's for sure, but one thing that I will acknowledge is that this may be the most satisfying movie of the year, or at least in terms of the circumstances that led to having this cut finally be a reality.

5 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Excellent use of martial arts choreography. Loved every scene in this movie. The actors were great, the CGI was a bit too animated at times but realistic enough to portray the dramatic transitions and cuts from scene to scene, camera angle to camera angle. Everything was damn near perfect. Felt like a Jackie Chan/Bruce Lee Kung Fu film from the late 20th century combined with MCU and anime subplots. 5/5 stars. Definitely on the higher tier of MCU films.

This has wonderful Asian representation (though, does there have to be a dragon?). It is comedic with martial arts and the CGI is amazing! As expected from Marvel!

6 Godzilla vs. Kong

This does not deserve to be in second place or higher, but it is a very good movie.

Man, I can watch this all day. If I had a choice, it's so fun watching monsters brawl.

Mechagodzilla is definitely the best part of this film. My only criticism is the music...not as good as KOTM's soundtrack.

7 The Mitchells vs. The Machines

I made such a deep connection with this movie. Not only do I think the plot is bizarre, but in a good way. It just has lots of humor and it never failed to make me laugh. Also, the protagonist is LGBTQ+!

This movie has been watched at least 50 times in one year! It is entertaining for ALL ages! This is why this movie should be #1!

My favorite 2021 movie so far, and I think it will be hard to beat.

8 Black Widow

Psychic Jeane Dixon lied about the world ending in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed big-budget films to a different release. I made the right choice by not wasting 30 dollars to watch Black Widow on Disney Plus streaming. It looked better watching that Marvel film in the cinema during the pandemic. Here is the review.

This took place just before Avengers: Endgame. All I can simply say is that Black Widow is a good film. Don't expect this MCU film to win an Oscar for Best Picture. Scarlett Johansson is a great actress who can beat up the bad guys and save the day. The special effects were awesome. There were some scenes that made references to the RoboCop and Transformers franchises. Even though Loki and Ultron have been defeated, there is a villain who wants to conquer the world with advanced technology and military weaponry. It felt like WW3 was about to break out. I mean, the plot sounded unrealistic at first. Disney likes to recycle the saving the world in an unrealistic way plot. Didn't David Harbour play the big guy who kind of resembles the lead character from the Pixar film, The Incredibles? Anyway, there were some wacky jokes just to fill in the void. It felt like I was watching another Michael Bay film. It may not be perfect. So, I give this film two thumbs up.

9 Luca

I'll admit, I came into Luca skeptically. I didn't know how to feel about the new "look" to Pixar's animation or that the film was released exclusively on Disney+ (something I felt that Pixar didn't deserve). But then I watched the movie, and after getting through a relatively dull first act, I fell in love with the story. The characters are beautiful and creative, the Italian Riviera is scenic and the perfect backdrop to this movie, and the coming-of-age story is one I hadn't seen covered in quite this way by Pixar. By the end, so many emotions had welled up inside of me that I lost all ability to think or have an opinion. This is a movie I need to rewatch and would highly recommend to anyone.

10 A Quiet Place Part II
The Contenders
11 Free Guy

This was a surprisingly good movie. I went to the theatres expecting something funny but not great, and I came out very impressed. Great acting from Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, and Joe Keery.

Amazing, amazing, amazing. Best film of the year by far. Hilarious in parts, action-packed, what more could anyone ask for.

A perfect mindless movie, but also had depth to it.

12 Don't Look Up

This is my favorite movie of 2021 now! The message is really strong, the story is great and emotional, and there is some top-tier humor. This movie is just incredible.

13 Encanto

Here is an absolute banger from Disney, that I think should be considered one of their best movies. The characters are amazing, the animation is amazing, the songs are masterpieces, and the story is very emotional! Definitely in my top 3 movies from this year!

OMG, this is the best movie ever. I have watched it a hundred times and can't stop singing We Don't Talk About Bruno!

It made you want to get up and dance with the characters and even try learning the songs.

14 Nobody

The perfect anti-action film. Christopher Lloyd and Bob Odenkirk still kick A.

Best theatrical film of the year, period.

15 Raya and the Last Dragon

The movie is fine overall, but the dragon looks like a ferret. I feel like it has a lot of potential if they made a sequel, IF RAYA AND BOON FALL IN LOVE, no. Just, no. But I love the animation and details. I think I would like it so much better if it ended when Raya and her friends turn to stone and they saw the Dragon jump flicker, and it ended there. I'm going to vote for this, because out of the rest of the movies I've seen, I've scrolled to 25… And I've seen two. So yeah, I'm voting for this.

Now that I finally saw this movie, I can officially say that it is okay. Like, it's alright. Nothing impressive, but it's a good time.

16 Ghostbusters: Afterlife
17 No Time to Die

This film has left me with a good note on ending Daniel Craig's role. Not only are the action scenes well done, but it also has a good story. James Bond in this film shows a different side of himself.

How is this so low? Not the best Bond film of all time, but it isn't far off. Daniel Craig was exceptional, and Ana de Armas' cameo was one of the best in cinema history, in my humble opinion. Absolutely spectacular and should be higher for this alone.

18 Jungle Cruise

I was a bit skeptical to watch this at first, but overall, it's incredible, and I love the romance, humor, and action.

I saw this in the theaters, and the visuals are well done.

19 Mortal Kombat
20 Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Not as good as the first one but still brilliant, hilarious, action-filled, and a very unique concept. Pure brilliance.

21 F9

Well, it's been a very long time coming. Seriously, the psychic Jeane Dixon was wrong about the apocalypse happening in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic ruined 2020, which was supposed to be another year for Hollywood big budget blockbusters. Yes, movies were delayed due to the lockdown, which caused a massive shutdown. I finally waited. I'd rather not pay to watch a big budget film on streaming at all. I like cinema. The big screen is the way to go. Here is a review of Fast and Furious 9.

When I first saw the preview for F9, I thought it looked ridiculous. After watching it in a big screen cinema, I loved Fast and Furious 9. The fun part about the movie was the awesome CGI special effects, explosions, fast cars, spaceships, and the flipping truck. I mean, Vin Diesel rocked. Chris Bridges and Tyrese Gibson were funny. John Cena from the WWE played a great portrayal of Don's brother. I'm not going to put lots of spoilers at all, so guess what? Sung Kang's character, Han Lue, is back. That's what solves the problem from the ending of Tokyo Drift. That was unexpected.

There were a few things that bothered me about the sequel. The whole saving the world plot is constantly being recycled. Charlize Theron, who played an evil hacker, got a very short Karen haircut. There are references to Star Wars, which sounded cheesy. Why is Cardi B in the scene with Vin Diesel?! I can't stand her at all! She is an untalented rapper who just wants to start a controversy! Is this some kind of joke?! Plus, the Dom and Jakob backstory about their father was too dark. It was very grim to watch.

Anyways, F9 is a Woody Woodpecker-styled and volcanic film to enjoy this summer. It may not be perfect, but I'm going to give it a 7 out of 10. Thumbs up for this film. It looks like there's going to be 2 more films left. That's it. We're done.

22 Last Night in Soho

Literally the best movie. It was creepy and very cool. The performances from Anya and Matt blew me away. People say cinema isn't creative anymore. They just don't watch the right movies. This was *chef's kiss* perfect!

23 Pig
24 Sing 2

Nice surprise. Better movie than the first. The characters have their own obstacles, and somehow they all have their time to get through them 'till the end of the movie.

I liked everything about it except the title.

25 The Power of the Dog
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