2021 proved to be a rocky year for Tinseltown, courtesy of COVID-19. With movies not doing good at the box office and many stories getting crushed under the words of harsh critics, the overall income had stagnated for those in the business. But with that being said, there were movies that left a mark on the audience, in one or the other.
Some garnered eyeballs worldwide, while others made it to the list of many’s all-time favourites.
As the year comes to an end, we take a look back at the top 5 of movies of 2021.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Spider-Man: No Way Home, the much-loved film of 2021 is an American superhero film co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios. The movie is based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It is the 27th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). Jon Watts directed the picture, which was written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire star opposite Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Parker begs Dr. Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) uses magic to conceal his identity as Spider-Man after it was revealed in Far From Home, but this rips open the multiverse, allowing supervillains from various realities to join Parker’s realm. The movie is, undoubtedly, a hit and had set a new high at the global box office.
Venom: let there be carnage
This American superhero film is based on the Marvel Comics character Venom and produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Entertainment. It’s the sequel to Venom and the second installment of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (2018). Andy Serkis directs the picture, which is based on a tale she co-wrote with Tom Hardy. Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, Peggy Lu, and Woody Harrelson act as Eddie Brock and Venom, respectively. Brock tries to acclimate to life as the host of the alien symbiote Venom, while serial killer Cletus Kasady (Harrelson) eludes capture after becoming the host of Carnage, a chaotic spawn of Venom.
No time to die
An espionage film released in 2021 by Eon Productions, No Time To Die, is the twenty-fifth installment in the James Bond franchise. It stars Daniel Craig as fictitious British MI6 agent James Bond for the fifth and final time. Cary Joji Fukunaga directs the film, which is based on a screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Fukunaga, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, David Dencik, and Dali Benssalah also star, with Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Rory Kinnear, and Ralph Fiennes reprising their roles from earlier films. In this film, Bond, who has retired from MI6, is enlisted by the CIA to locate a kidnapped scientist, which leads to a confrontation with a formidable foe.
F9: The Fast Saga
F9 (also known as F9: The Fast Saga and Fast & Furious 9) is a 2021 American action film directed by Justin Lin and based on a script written by Daniel Casey and Lin. It is the ninth main installment and 10th full-length film in the Fast & Furious franchise, after The Fate of the Furious (2017). Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron star alongside Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron in the picture. Dominic Toretto and the gang join forces in F9 to fight a world-shattering scheme led by Toretto’s brother, Jakob.
Godzilla vs. Kong
An American monster film, Godzilla vs. Kong, directed by Adam Wingard is the fourth film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, following Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). An interesting fact is that it’s also the 36th Godzilla film, the 12th King Kong film, and the fourth Godzilla film entirely produced by a Hollywood company. Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir feature in the picture. In the film, mankind entices Kong into the Hollow Earth in order to collect a power source for a secret weapon to combat Godzilla’s unexplained rampages.