We have reached the middle of 2021 and in this gallery we will review the best films of the year and we will also tell which ones will arrive in the second half of 2021.
We begin with the recent Disney hit, ‘Cruella’, starring Emma Stone, which follows the first steps of one of the most infamous and elegant villains in cinema. Set in 1970s London and in the midst of the punk revolution, it follows a young con artist named Estella, a smart and creative girl determined to make a name for herself in fashion with her clothing designs. And she is willing to do anything to achieve it.
2. Judas and the black messiah
Movie based on a true story. A criminal is arrested by the FBI, which proposes the acquittal of his crimes if he cooperates with them by infiltrating the “Black Panthers” party. The film won 2 Oscars: Daniel Kaluuya for Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Song.
3. Framing Britney Spears
The documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of Britney Spears and the legal dispute with her father to control her life and finances.
4. The father
The film opened at festivals in 2020, but its world premiere came in 2021. An older man rejects his daughter’s help but must adapt to the changes that his advanced age represents. Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins).
Set in a beautiful coastal town on the Italian Riviera, this film is the story of the passage from childhood to adulthood of a boy who lives an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter trips. Luca shares these adventures with his new best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a well-hidden secret: Luca is a sea monster from a world just below the surface of the water.
Making humor in the middle of a pandemic can be difficult. But comedian and musician Bo Burnham did his best to date. A special that makes you laugh, think, and even cry. With songs, wit, and filmed entirely in one apartment! Really unmissable. It can be seen on Netflix.
John Wick is one of the best action movies of this century. This movie is by the same writer and very similar. But a big difference: the protagonist is not Keanu Reeves but Bob Odenkirk, who we know for his role as a lawyer in ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ and here we can see him in a completely different role, as an action hero.
This documentary tells the story of Pelé, the world famous soccer player, his quest for perfection and the legend that he became.
9. In the Heights
Lin-Manuel Miranda achieved world fame with one of the best musicals of all time: ‘Hamilton’. Before that he did another that was very successful on Broadway. This is ‘In The Heights’, which will now hit theaters with many Latino actors, such as Miranda himself, Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Stephanie Beatriz and Jimmy Smits. Even Marc Anthony has a stake.
10. Raya and the last dragon
The film tells the story of a warrior princess and a dragon that can transform into a human, and is none other than the last living dragon. It premiered on Disney +.
11. Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell
This documentary with previously unseen footage and intimate interviews celebrates the life of The Notorious BIG on its way from nowhere to fame.
12. White Tiger
Based on the hit novel White Tiger, an ambitious chauffeur from a wealthy Indian family uses his cunning to lift himself out of poverty and become an entrepreneur.
13. A Quiet Place Part II
Sequel to the excellent 2018 horror film that was a surprise at the global box office. Directed by the creator of the first, John Krasinski, and starring his wife, Emily Blunt. We have already concluded with the list of the best films released in 2021. Now we continue with the films that we most await and that will be released in the second half of the year.
14. Black Widow
Natasha Romanoff was present in 2 installments of Captain America and in all of Avengers and it was about time she had her own movie. The story tells the adventures of the Black Widow in the time between ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. It will premiere in July.
15. Jungle Cruise
Film based on a Disney amusement park attraction: a small boat takes a group of travelers through the middle of a jungle full of dangerous animals and reptiles, and with supernatural elements. With ‘The Rock’, Emily Blunt and Paul Giamatti. It opens at the end of July.
16. Free Guy
‘Free Guy’ is an adventure comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Shawn Levy. It tells the story of a lonely bank teller who discovers that he is actually a background character in Free City, a virtual world video game. It will be released in August.
17. The Suicide Squad
Sequel to the 2016 supervillain movie, albeit with a very different cast, so the movie will introduce many new characters. Margot Robbie returns as Harley Quinn, of course. It opens in early August.
18. Candy Man
Jordan Peele produces this spiritual sequel to the 1992 classic, starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who comes from shining on the ‘Watchmen’ series. It will premiere in late August.
19. Shang-Chi and the legend of the 10 rings
Film based on the Marvel comic. It will be released in September.
20. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Sequel to the 2018 film, with Tom Hardy in the title role. It will be released in September.
French director Denis Villeneuve will adopt Frank Herbert’s complex science fiction novel. There will be two films and an impressive cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, and the list goes on. It will premiere in October.
22. No Time To Die
It will be Daniel Craig’s last film in the role of James Bond. In the movie, Bond retires as a secret agent. But he will return to the ring when he receives a request for help from a friend at the CIA. With Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Christoph Waltz and Jeffrey Wright. It will premiere in October.
23. The Many Saints of Newark
Better known as “The Soprano Movie”, in this prequel we will learn about Tony Soprano’s origins in New Jersey. With Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Ray Liotta and Michael Gandolfini, the son of James Gandolfini. It will premiere in October.
24. The French Dispatch
Directed by Wes Anderson, it has an impressive cast: Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, William Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman, Benicio Del Toro, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, and more. It will premiere in October.
Horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro. A small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, discover that a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is keeping a dangerous secret with terrifying consequences. It will premiere in October, at least in the United States.
Marvel’s great bet in which we no longer talk about superheroes but about gods: immortal beings who lived on Earth and were key in the history of humanity. It has an impressive cast: Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington and Richard Madden (two former ‘Game of Thrones’) and Kumail Nanjiani, among others. It will premiere in early November.
27. Top Gun: Maverick
We live in a time of sequelae. What is not normal is that in 2020 a sequel to a 1986 film is made, but that is the case of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. We will see Tom Cruise again at full speed on top of a plane. He is joined by Jennifer Connelly and Val Kilmer, who played ‘Iceman’ in the first film. It will premiere in November.
28. Ghostbusters: The Legacy
Direct sequel to 1989’s ‘Ghostbusters 2’. It will star Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard (‘Stranger Things’), Mckenna Grace and Carrie Coon, and the participation of three members of the original film: Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd and Ernie Hudson. It will be released in the month of November.
29. Last Night in Soho
After the successful ‘Baby Driver’, director Edgard Wright returns to a genre that is no stranger to him: terror. A woman travels mysteriously back in time to the 1960s. But London is not what it seems and time travel has its dark consequences. With Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Thomasin McKenzie. It will premiere in November.
30. West Side Story
Adaptation of the classic Broadway musical directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. With Ansel Elgort, Corey Stoll and Rita Moreno. It will premiere in December.
31. Spider-Man 3
Third installment with Tom Holland in the role of Spider-Man. We will return to see two villains from previous films: Alfred Molina as Dr. Octopus and Jamie Foxx as Electro. We will also see Benedecit Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), who will be Peter Parker’s new mentor. It will premiere in December.
32. Killers of the Flower Moon
The FBI investigates a series of mysterious crimes that occurred in the United States in 1920. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. No release date at the moment.
33. The King’s Man
Prequel to ‘Kingsman’ set in the early 20th century. A group of crime masterminds have a plan to kill millions of people and a secret agent must prevent it. It will premiere in December.