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Our Favorite Movies That Came Out in 2021

These were the best movies that came out last year!

With the Covid-19 pandemic seemingly coming to a close and theatres finally opening their doors to people again, 2021 was a great year for movie lovers. Last year, there was something for everyone to watch, from musicals, thrillers, epic sci-fi, and superhero blockbusters.

Here is our list of favorite movies that came out in 2021!

Top 5 Movies Released in 2021

Drive My Car

Drive My Car was a patient, enthralling Japanese drama. Starring Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, and Reika Kirishima and directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, the film was based on a short story of the same name written by Haruki Murakami.

The almost 3-hour movie takes you on an engaging ride with the main character, Yûsuke Kafuku, and his screenwriter wife, Oto. The movie won three awards at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and also received a nomination for the Best International Feature Film at the 2021 Oscars!

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Anyone and everyone watched the amazing third act from Marvel’s Spiderman film franchise. Without spoiling too much, in case you haven’t watched it, the movie delivers moment after moment of incredible scenes for both movie and comic book lovers alike! With characters returning from the first spider-man trilogy from the 2000s and even some returning from The Amazing Spider-man franchise, it was a great movie for Spiderman lovers of all generations!

The film stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, and more!


The long-awaited sci-fi and adventure movie, Dune did not disappoint in any way! Based on Frank Herbert’s novel, Dune, the movie follows an emotionally charged hero’s journey to protect the universe’s most vital and valuable asset.

Directed and written by Denis Villeneuve, the film features stars like Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. The movie is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good sci-fi adventure with a developed story.


Encanto was Disney’s latest musical released in 2021. The movie is about the Madrigal family, an extraordinary family that lives in Colombia with magical powers. It follows Mirabel, the youngest daughter of the family, who, unlike every other family member of the Madrigal’s, never received her magical powers.

The characters are voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, Mauro Castillo, and Maluma. Jared Bush and Byron Howard directed the film. It is a great movie that features a few precious life lessons for kids!

The Lost Daughter

One of the best psychological dramas in recent years, The Lost Daughter, follows a college professor on vacation in Italy. Her vacation soon takes a dark turn after meeting a woman and her daughter, when she starts confronting her past.

The movie was adapted from Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel with the same name and was directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. It features stars like Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris, and Peter Sarsgaard. The Lost Daughter won the Best Screenplay Award at the Venice Film Festival Awards.

Written By Riley Brown

Riley is a finance, lifestyle, and entertainment writer living in San Diego. He received his bachelor's degree in Journalism and Multimedia from the University of Oregon. His work has been featured in many finance and lifestyle publications throughout the US. When he is not writing, Riley enjoys reading and hanging out at the beach with his dog.


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