Best movies of 2021

Judas and the Black Messiah(2021)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 89

Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton.



Raya and the Last Dragon(2021)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 83

In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon.



In the Heights(2021)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 88

A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.



The Mitchells vs the Machines(2021)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 81

A quirky, dysfunctional family's road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity's unlikeliest last hope.



Nobody(2021)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 77

A bystander who intervenes to help a woman being harassed by a group of men becomes the target of a vengeful drug lord.



Godzilla vs. Kong(2021)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 77

The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another - the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong - with humanity caught in the balance.



Luca(2021)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 80

On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.



Cruella(2021)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 77

A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.



Army of the Dead(2021)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 74

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.



Zack Snyder's Justice League(2021)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 73

Determined to ensure Superman's ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions.



The Dig(2021)

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 76

An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.



Wrath of Man(2021)

Combined Rating:
78
Combined Critics Rating: 72

The plot follows H, a cold and mysterious character working at a cash truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week.



The Little Things(2021)

Combined Rating:
78
Combined Critics Rating: 72

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city.



Mortal Kombat(2021)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 68

MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out Earth's greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.



Coming 2 America(2021)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 70

The African monarch Akeem learns he has a long-lost son in the United States and must return to America to meet this unexpected heir and build a relationship with his son.



The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It(2021)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 70

The Warrens investigate a murder that may be linked to a demonic possession.



Those Who Wish Me Dead(2021)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 72

A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him -- and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.



Malcolm & Marie(2021)

Combined Rating:
74
Combined Critics Rating: 70

John David Washington, Zendaya,
Sam Levinson,

A director and his girlfriend's relationship is tested after they return home from his movie premiere and face each other's turmoil during one long night.



The Mauritanian(2021)

Combined Rating:
73
Combined Critics Rating: 69

Mohamedou Ould Slahi fights for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years.



Stowaway(2021)

Combined Rating:
71
Combined Critics Rating: 65

A three-person crew on a mission to Mars faces an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.




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