Best Movies of 2021
I haven’t seen that many new movies in 2021, as in recently produced films mostly because not many have come out due to COVID. So this list is limited. But these are the Best New Movies of 2021.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The first movie I saw in the cinema after nearly 18 months in lockdown. This was the beginning of the fourth phase of Marvel and it was a strong opener. It had similar vibes to Black Panther for me, in the sense that it felt totally separate from the universe initially. I’m looking forward to seeing how they all connect, particularly with the Eternals now out too.
A Disney+ premiere film, my family and I watched this together and we all enjoyed it. It’s one of those movies where there is something for everyone. From the killer 1970s soundtrack to the amazing fashions and silly writing. A great family movie.
Another Marvel movie for the collection. I’ve always been a fan of Black Widow and thought she had been under-used before she was killed off. This movie gives her, her origin story as well as fills a gap in the Marvel timeline. Plus, introduces Florence Pugh to the Marvel universe. I’m looking forward to watching her character develop in place of Scarlet Johanssen’s.
When it was announced that Tom Holland was going to play the lead in the drug-epic Cherry, I was surprised. It’s not exactly a cookie-cutter choice film for a Marvel superhero. But it was excellent. The storyline is difficult and gritty to the extreme, but the acting was great. Particularly narration from the main character. It’s a raw watch, not for the faint-hearted but still a good movie.
I’m really looking forward to seeing some new releases including Encanto, Spiderman: No Way Home and West Side Story.
What movies did you see in 2021 that you loved? Let me know in the comments below.