35 films of 2021 that are worth seeing

35 films of 2021 that are worth seeing

35 films of 2021 that are worth seeing

January 3, 2022

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The return of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Dune, the work of Wes Anderson, Zack Snyder and the new Matrix.
Photo by Alexey Khromov

Alexey Khromov

Lifehacker Film Critic

35 films of 2021 that are worth seeing


1 Wonder Woman: 1984

Wonder Woman 1984

  • USA, South Korea, Spain, 2020.
  • Action, fantasy.
  • Premiere: 14 January.


Diana Prince, aka the Amazon Wonder Woman, continues to protect the world. In the mid-80s, she faces a new threat: businessman Maxwell Lord has taken possession of the wishing stone and can now gain unlimited power. The heroine is helped by Steve Trevor, who unexpectedly came back to life.

2. Land of nomads


  • USA, Germany, 2021.
  • Drama.
  • Premiere: 11 March.

Fern, 60, decides to move into a mobile home after the plant closes and become a nomad. She travels around the country, meeting others like her. At the same time, the heroine does not feel lost and lonely.

3. Justice League Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder’s Justice League

  • USA, UK, 2021.
  • Fantasy, action.
  • Premiere: 18 March.
Shot from the movie “Justice League Zack Snyder”

After the failure of the theatrical version of Justice League in 2017, director Zack Snyder finally presented a full-fledged version of the picture. Batman and other superheroes enter into an unequal battle with alien invaders. But can they do without the dead Superman?

4. Nobody


  • Japan, USA, 2021.
  • Action, crime, thriller.
  • Premiere: 18 March.

The director of “Hardcore” Ilya Naishuller shot an action movie with Bob Odenkirk in the title role. The plot tells about an ordinary office worker Hutch, who one day encounters hooligans. Getting involved in a criminal showdown, the hero remembers his dark past.

5. Godzilla vs. Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong

  • USA, Australia, Canada, India, 2021.
  • Fantasy, thriller, horror.
  • Premiere: 25 March.

The MCU has come to its biggest part. The giant lizard Godzilla and the giant gorilla Kong have maintained a balance in the world for many years. But now they face each other in mortal combat.

6 Major Grom: The Plague Doctor

  • Russia, 2021.
  • Action, adventure.
  • Premiere: 1 April.
Shot from the film “Major Grom: The Plague Doctor”

A full-length film adaptation of Russian comics by Bubble Studios has been in development for several years. The plot of the film tells about the confrontation between the tough police major Igor Grom and the mysterious vigilante Plague Doctor.

7. Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat

  • USA, 2021.
  • Action, adventure, fantasy.
  • Premiere: 8 April.

Another film adaptation of a series of famous games tells about the tournament, which should decide the fate of the Earth. The heroes need to defeat the invaders from the Outworld, although they are not only well prepared, but also capable of committing all sorts of meanness.

8. Father

The Father

  • UK, France, 2021.
  • Drama.
  • Premiere: 15 April.

Anthony Hopkins stars in a chamber drama. He plays an elderly man with dementia who refuses help and is rude to all the caregivers. But the hero simply cannot cope alone, sometimes forgetting where he is.

9. Human anger

Wrath of Man

  • UK, USA, 2021.
  • Action, thriller.
  • Premiere: 22 April.
Frame from the film “The Wrath of Man”

A new collaboration between Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham is a remake of the French film The Collector. The protagonist Patrick Hill is a gloomy, stern man who has lost his son. He gets a job as a collector. But in fact, the hero is looking for those responsible for the death of the child.

10. Saw: Spiral

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

  • USA, Canada, 2021.
  • Horror, thriller.
  • Premiere: 13 May.

The famous comedian and actor Chris Rock came up with a spin-off of the famous franchise. Many years after Jigsaw’s death, Detective Zeke Banks runs into his follower. The policeman has to team up with his father (Samuel L. Jackson) to figure out the villain.

11. Fast and Furious‑9


  • USA, 2020.
  • Action, crime, adventure.
  • Premiere: 19 May.
Shot from the movie “Fast and the Furious 9”

Dominic Toretto decides to lay low and live in peace with his family. But he again has to return to criminal showdowns and face the main villain – his own brother.

The 10th and 11th parts of the Fast and the Furious are already planned, after which the main series will end. Then the creators will move on to spin-offs.

12. Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead

  • USA, 2021.
  • Action, horror.
  • Premiere: 21 May.


A group of mercenaries is sent to Las Vegas to take out a huge amount of money from the casino safe. The only difficulty is that the city is captured by hordes of zombies.

Zack Snyder, who directed this film, launched the whole movie universe. In addition to the already released spin-off Army of Thieves, they are developing an anime series that takes place in the same world.

13. Quiet place – 2

A Quiet Place: Part II

  • USA, 2020.
  • Horror, thriller, drama.
  • Premiere: 3 June.

After the death of Lee Abbott, his family with a newborn child are looking for a new safe haven. In addition, the heroes want to share with the world a new way to fight monsters.

In the continuation of the popular horror, the same main cast has been preserved: John Krasinski again directed, and his wife Emily Blunt …






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