We’re getting close to theaters reopening in earnest and movies flooding back into cinemas. But before we get there, 2021 has had no shortage of terrific movies. Part of that stems from the Academy extending their deadline to the end of February, but another part is just good fortune. A year where we’ve been gifted the lunacy of Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar or the epic superhero blockbuster Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a year where we’re already swinging for the fences.
Below you’ll find a running list of the best movies of the year so far, assembled by the Collider staff. We’ve tried to keep the dividing line between films released in 2020 and 2021 even if the 2020 release was extremely limited (hence why you won’t find Nomadland below, which landed on our Best of 2020 lists). Keep this page bookmarked as we update it throughout the year with movies we think are worth your time.
(Peter Rabbit 2: A la fuga)
Film mix of live image and animation based on the characters created by the children’s novelist Beatrix Potter.
(The Conjuring 3)
Third installment of the horror saga The Conjuring, this third episode after the films The Warren File: The Enfield Case (2016) and The Warren File: The Conjuring (2013) is once again produced by James Wan.
Early 20th century. Frank (Dwayne Johnson) is a ship captain who takes scientist Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) through the Amazon rainforest. His mission will be to find a mystical tree that could have healing powers. On their way they will meet all kinds of adventures, and also setbacks.
(El Escuadrón Suicida)
Relaunch of Suicide Squad, the characters from DC Comics. A team of anti-heroes, made up of a group of imprisoned villains who decide to take high-risk missions in exchange for commuting part of their sentences. This action fantasy film is based on the comics created by John Ostrander for DC Comics.
(Fast & Furious 9)
Things change, and now Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is a father and his priority is to protect his son Brian. Toretto leads a quiet life away from the world, together with his son and his partner Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). Of course, it does not matter how fast one is, that no one escapes from his past, and his has just caught up with Dom. This top-notch driver, master of theft and murderer, this time will have to face Jacob (John Cena), his own brother. And, there is nothing more dangerous than a family that hates each other. This film is the ninth installment of the successful Fast & Furious saga.
This film directed by Cate Shortland, is the first film in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which recounts the events that occurred between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
(Jefe en pañales 2)
With a little help from his brother and accomplice, Tim, Boss Baby tries to balance family life with his job at Baby Corp headquarters.
(Un lugar tranquilo 2)
The Abbotts are back. After the events of A Quiet Place (2021), Evelyn (Emily Blunt) along with her daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and her son Marcus (Noah Jupe) as well as their baby, will face the terrors of the outside world. . Once they have figured out how to take down the monsters that attack when they hear sound, the family will head deep into the woods, determined to push the boundaries and into the unknown. Mind you, they will soon realize that creatures that hunt by sound aren’t the only threats lurking beyond the sandy path.
(4 chicos y “esto”)
A married couple and their four children are about to enjoy a family vacation. To do this, they end up staying in the mansion of Mr. Trent (Russell Brand), a place that houses hundreds of stuffed creatures and great hundred-year-old relics. Children, marveling at that place, will gradually discover hidden places in the house. But, what they do not know is that the real surprise will be found outside their walls.
Cruella de Vil (Emma Stone) in the flesh, again. The iconic villain of 101 Dalmatians (1961), with her hair dyed half white and the other half black, and an unconditional lover of fur, is the protagonist of this film. The film chronicles the origins of Cruella several years before the events that occurred in the Disney classic. Will we find out how Cruella became so cold and twisted, as well as how her obsession with her furs was born?