2021 has been a mix of ups and downs for the cinema industry. While cinemas reopened in most parts of the world, the turnover rate hasn’t been the most impressive. People still aren’t too comfortable going to the theatres – all thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as much as the industry has been in a crisis, it didn’t stop the movie makers from giving us some great movies to watch.
If you’re looking for a rundown of the best movies of 2021, you’re at the right place. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best movies of 2021 based on the ratings from the best movie rating platforms like RottenTomatoes and Esquire.
Roy Anderson’s About Endless stands on top of the list. It has scenes of joy, pain, loss, and absurdity, far more pronounced than his previous films. He has dramatized the tragic condition of human existence in a way that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. About Endlessness is based on the idea of what lies on the other side for us and what that means for us in the present world that we live in. You’ll find yourself hanging between a range of emotions, including sorrow, longing, guilt, shame, regret, and humor. Roy Anderson has executed all of it in a highly manicured way and has focused on static aesthetics to keep the viewers hooked to their screens throughout.
Are you looking for a nail-biting adventurous movie that keeps you wondering what’s next? Identifying Features is what you must watch. The story is about a single mother trying to find her son who went missing trying to cross the Mexican-American border. The mother, played by Mercedes Hernández, investigates the case of her missing son, goes through places, meets people on the way who share their stories and emotions of loneliness, separation, and yearning. It’s a beautiful masterpiece that’s shot on expansive landscapes. The movie is a representation of demonic cruelty that’s hard to comprehend.
No Sudden Move
No Sudden Move is a crime film by the maestro of this genre himself, Steven Soderbergh. The story’s plot revolves around a highly desired document that the secret employer of Don Cheadle (playing the character of Curt) and Benicio Del Toro (playing the character of Ronald) want. Curt and Ronald are hired to babysit the family of an accountant who has that much-needed document. The movie takes an exciting turn when Curt and Ronald’s accomplice turns out to be less trustworthy, and they find themselves trying to save their lives. It’s more like a twisty-turn movie that’s an absolute thrill to watch!
This movie features Nicolas Cage, a truffle hunter who sets out on a quest to find his kidnapped pig. As much as you would expect it to be a rescue/ revenge-based action movie, it’s very reserved and is more of a melancholy affair. It depicts the sheer beauty of love Cage has for his pig. It’s an adventurous quest that keeps you hooked to the screen till the very end.
These are just a few on the long list of great movies that were released in 2021. All of the above-listed movies will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions where you’ll feel like crying one moment and laughing the other.