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Top 23 Most Anticipated Movies of 2021

Top 23 Most Anticipated Movies of 2021

Like with most industries, coronavirus had taken a toll on the movie industry as well during the past year. Cinemas and theatres were closed down to protect human life and while all of it was necessary, we did not know how great the year 2021 is going to be for Hollywood fans. 

We have formulated a list of movies that are even greater than themselves and fans have been waiting for them earnestly. Some of the movies are to be released the traditional way and some could be caught on streaming services. If you are anything like me, you would want the thrill to watch your favorite movies on cable when they air for the first time. For such elite movie buffs, I recommend as I have found the perfect cable packages with even more perfect rates through it. With Optimum cable, you get more than 220 channels including international and premium channel lineups, which can be bundled up with the internet for just 64.99 USD. I say, you give it a try and then experience the realities of the sweet life.

Following are the most anticipated movies of 2021 and I hope you would enjoy them as much as the cast and directors want you to.

1.Malcolm and Marie

Release Date: February 5, 2021

Genre: Romance, Drama 

Director: Sam Levinson

Main Cast: Zendaya, John David Washington

The love and relationship of Marie and Malcolm, a filmmaker, is put to test on the big day of Malcolm’s newest movie’s premiere. This black and white romantic drama movie shows us the shifts and periods that romance goes through.

2.Judas and the Black Messiah 

Release Date: February 12, 2021

Genre: History, Drama, Biography

Director: Shaka King

Main Cast: Dominique Fishback, Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Ashton Sanders, Jesse Plemons 

The movie, set in late 1960s Chicago, is about a criminal William O’Neal who is refuted of his charges on account of his loyalty to the FBI as an informant to arrest the chairman of the Black Panther Party Illinois chapter, Fred Hampton.

3.The Mauritanian

Release Date: February 19, 2021

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Legal drama

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Main Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Shailene Woodley, Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim

A military prosecutor, a defense attorney, and her associate go to the length and investigate the alleged 9/11 terrorist to understand and uncover the mega conspiracies. 


Release Date: February 26, 2021

Genre: Drama, Action

Director: Ilya Naishuller 

Main Cast: Connie Nielsen, Bob Odenkirk, Christopher Lloyd, Humberly Gonzalez

Woman gets harassed. A bystander intervenes to help her. The bystander becomes the target of a powerful and blood-thirsty drug mafia. 

5.Coming 2 America

Release Date: March 5, 2021

Genre: Rom-com, Comedy

Director: Craig Brewer

Main Cast: Eddie Murphy, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, Arsenio Hall

The former Prince Akeem Joffer, played by Eddie Murphy, is all set to assume the title of King of Zamunda when he discovers that he has a son in America. He, once again, goes to America to honor the death wish of his father, the king, to crown his newly known son as the prince of Zamunda.

6.Raya and the Last Dragon 

Release Date: March 5, 2021

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Director: Carlos Estrada, Don Hall

Main Cast: Kelly Marie Tran, Cassie Steele, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Alan Tudyk

This animated, fantasy movie is about the time dragons sacrificed themselves in order to protect human lives from a sinister monster, the Druun. But now that the Druun has returned after 500 years, the dragon power is important. 

7.The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Release Date: March 19, 2021

Genre: Comedy, Action

Director: Tom Gormican

Main Cast: Pedro Pascal, Nicolas Cage, Sharon Horgan, Tiffany Haddish

This action-comedy is about a crazy and obsessive fan, Javi, who forces the actor, Nicolas Cage, to recreate his most popular scenes and characters at a birthday party.

8.No time to die

Release Date: April 2, 2021

Genre: Action, Adventure

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Main Cast: Daniel Craig, Lashana Lynch, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux

James Bond agrees to help the CIA find a missing scientist. Amidst this search, Bond finds himself confronting a terrorizing villain who is equipped with ultra-new and dangerous technology. 

9.Last Night in Soho

Release Date: April 23, 2021

Genre: Horror, Psychological

Director: Edgar Wright

Main Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps

This psychological horror movie is about a fashion-enthusiast, Sandy, who enters the 1960s. the movie takes a turn when the 60s world is not as simple as one would have thought and strange things with ever stranger consequences start happening.

10.Black Widow

Release Date: May 7, 2021

Genre: Action, Adventure

Director: Cate Shortland

Main Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz

Natasha Romanova, better known as the Black Widow, is recruited by the KGB as its defining operative but when USSR is broken up, some government officials want her killed. Now that she is a freelancing operative in New York, what would happen next?

11. F9

Release Date: May 28, 2021

Genre: Adventure, Action

Director: Justin Lin

Main Cast: Vin Diesel, John Cena, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez

Dom Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, joins forces with his crew to take down the most skilled driver and assassin, his brother Jakob Toretto who works with their enemy Cipher.  

12. Top Gun: Maverick

Release Date: Jul 2, 2021

Genre: Action, Adventure

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Main Cast: Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller

Pete Mitchell, the Maverick, must confront his past with a new dangerous mission that requires an ultimate sacrifice.

13. Minions: The Rise of Gru

Release Date: July 2, 2021

Genre: Comedy, Adventure

Director: Kyle Balda

Main Cast: Russell Brand, Taraji P. Henson, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Julie Andrews 

12 years old wants to become the world’s best supervillain. Odd wish to have but who can control a 12 years old, right? Watch the ups and downs of his journey when the movie hits the screen.

14. Space Jam: A New Legacy

Release Date: July 16, 2021

Genre: Family, Comedy

Director: Malcolm Lee

Main Cast: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson

In this long-awaited sequel, Bugs Bunny and the entire Looney Tunes clan is joined by our beloved NBA star LeBron James.

15. The Suicide Squad

Release Date: August 6, 2021

Genre: Action, Superhero

Director: James Gunn

Main Cast: Margot Robbie, Pete Davidson, Jared Leto, John Cena

Harley Quinn furthers her adventures in this movie filled with supervillains.

16. The Beatles: Get Back

Release Date: August 27, 2021

Genre: Music, Documentary

Director: Peter Jackson 

Main Cast: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Heather McCartney, Yoko Ono

In this documentary-style movie, Peter Jackson, the director presents never-seen-before footage of The Beatles.

17. The Boss Baby: Family Business

Release Date: September 17, 2021

Genre: Comedy, Animation

Director: Tom McGrath

Main Cast: Lisa Kudrow, Alec Baldwin, James Marsden, Jimmy Kimmel

Theodore Templeton and his brother are now adults but get a chance to transform into babies for 48 hours to rescue babies from becoming evil brats. We will have to wait to find out if they would be able to do it.

18. Dune

Release Date: October 1, 2021

Genre: Adventure, Sci-fi

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Main Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa

Timothee Chalamet plays the role of Paul Atreides who leads a tribe of nomads in a war to take control of a deserted planet, Arrakis.

19. The Eternals

Release Date: November 5, 2021

Genre: Action, Fantasy

Director: Chloe Zhao

Main Cast: Kit Harrington, Harry Styles, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan

The Eternals is a race of immortal beings living on Earth, shaping the history of the world.

20. Mission: Impossible 7

Release Date: November 19, 2021

Genre: Adventure, Action

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Main Cast: Tom Cruise, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff

This seventh installment in the Mission Impossible series is not to be missed and stars the legendary actor, Tom Cruise in the role of Ethan Hunt who becomes a prime suspect for the murder of his mentor, Jim Phelps.

21. West Side Story

Release Date: December 10, 2021

Genre: Musical, Romance

Director: Steven Spielberg

Main Cast: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Maddie Zielger, Ariana DeBose

This romantic musical movie, set in the 1950s, is about two teenagers who fall in love in New York City.

22. Spider-Man 3

Release Date: December 17, 2021

Genre: Superhero

Director: Jon Watts

Main Cast: Tom Holland, Jacob Batalon, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch

Tom Holland as the Spider-Man is going to make history in this sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming.

23. The Matrix 4 

Release Date: December 22, 2021

Genre: Sci-fi, Action

Director: Lana Wachowski

Main Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anna Moss, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra Jonas

The fourth installment of The Matrix saga is about the newest adventures of Neo and Trinity.

All of these movies are high budgeted and have been made with utmost love and care. I hope the time invested in the movie-making is worth your time as well and you can enjoy watching them. 

Thank you and have a great year with great movies!

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