Most Popular Movies of 2021

At the beginning of 2021, it was hard to predict just how much movie experience would change but, now with the year coming to an end, once again, we find ourselves standing before a bounty of great work. We’ve narrowed down some of the most noteworthy and popular movies of 2021, that are sure to satisfy cinephiles everywhere.

Bo Burnham: Inside

Arguably the best piece of art to come out of 2020s torments. Inside goes beyond sketch humour to reveal cinematic, experimental and bleak amalgamation of mediums – resulting in the one word we’re all too familiar with – content.

Watch the trailer here.

The Green Knight

Dev Patel reveals superstar charisma as he commands the screen in his version of Gawain, nephew of King Arthur. His quest for Green Knight – a Godlike creature takes the viewer into a sumptuous journey – think Dungeons and Dragons.

Watch the trailer here.


If you thought pissing off John Wick was a bad move, think again. Pig follows Nicholas Cage’s character – a hermit living in self-exile who in search of his beloved truffle pig ends up back in the real world. Moody, deliberate and yet, another brilliant performance by Cage. Pig is a brilliant mediation on companionship and loss.

Watch the trailer here.

Judas and the Black Messiah

Told from the perspective of the man who spied on the Black Panthers and eventually facilitated the raid that took Hampton’s life. Judas and the Black Messiah is an electrifying story based on real-life events with terrific acting to pair. Although the events occurred long ago, the outrage that came with them can be seen throughout the film.

Watch the trailer here.

Tick Tick…Boom!

Set in the 1980s, Tick Tick…Boom! is an “explosively entertaining” rock opera that follows Jonathon Larson, a struggling theatre composer who is living in New York as he works on a rock musical – 8 years in the making.  Almost turning 30, he realises he may never achieve his dreams ultimately facing the question many of us reckon with, what are we meant to do with the time we have?

Watch the trailer here.

No Time to Die

James Bond finally returned to the big screen and fans seem to agree that it was a satisfying last chapter to the Craig era. Including some remarkable action sequences, this is a familiar Bond territory, along with humour that feels quite polished and clever.

Watch the trailer here.


The film is set in the year 10191, and an unseen emperor has set his underlings the task of mining the rare but strategically vital commodity of “spice” on a hostile, sand-covered planet. It may not be a masterpiece but, this new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s cult 1965 novel, by director Denis Villeneuve, is visually stunning and endlessly exciting.

Watch the trailer here.

The Last Duel

Set in France during the hundred years war and based on a true story, this might be Ridley Scott’s most modern film yet. Following Jaques (Adam Driver), a swaggering squire who is challenged to a duel by a Nobleman (Matt Damon) whose wife Marguerite has accused him of rape. The film is a harrowing tale of betrayal and vengeance.

Watch the trailer here.

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