As the year 2021 rounds off in a couple of days, you are probably thinking of the best movies you could watch with your family, friends, and loved ones. We’ve saved you the stress with this amazing list of the must-watch movies in the year end 2021. We hope you get to catch up on at least 4/5 of them (or even all of them) before the year finally ends! Enjoy!
A biographical comedy-drama based on the life of Joy Mangano, an inventor and entrepreneur known for inventing a self-wringling Miracle Mop. Jennifer Lawrence stars in the lead role in another screen collaboration with the director David O. Russell. It stars other notable actors including veteran Robert DeNiro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez and Dascha Polanco.
9. Happy Death Day:
From Blumhouse Productions (makers of Get Out, Freaky) and as directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity, Disturbia), the plot follows a college student who after being murdered on the night of her birthday begins to relieve the same day repeatedly. She sets out to find her killer and stop her death.
Starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard and Ruby Modine, it’s a movie you’re sure to enjoy in the year end 2021.
8. Water for Elephant:
Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Tenet) plays Jacob, a veterinary student, in this romantic drama film.
When tragedy forces him to drop out of school, Jacob finds a job in a traveling circus where he falls in love with his ringmaster’s wife. The movie is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Sara Gruen.
It stars Resse Witherspoon (Legally Blonde, Walk The Line) and Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Bastards, Alita Battle Angel, No Time To Die) as directed by Francis Lawrence (Red Sparrow, I am Legend, Constantine). It is a typical love tale but comes richly engaging due to the strong performance and its story storytelling. If you haven’t seen this movie, then you shouldn’t end the year 2021 without doing so.
7. The Hunger Games (Part 1):
Jennifer Lawrence stunned the world with her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen. The Hunger Games is the first of a four part movie installments based on the best selling novel of the same name by author Suzanne Collins.
Set in the nation called Panem in a dystopian apocalyptic future, a boy and a girl are chosen annually from each of the twelve districts and are compelled to compete in a televized fight game to the death. The game is called The Hunger Games. The first installment shows how Katniss Everdeen gets herself involved in the game, her encounter with Peter Mellark and journey towards becoming a character for concern to the authorities at the Capitol.
6. The Hunger Games (Part 2):
After their victory at the hunger games, Katniss and Peter become target of the Capitol after their victory sparks an uprising across the Districts. A rebellion the authorities will do anything to squash. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright and Elizabeth Banks. You can catch this amazing sequel (and the first) on Netflix.
5. The Bestman Holiday:
A sequel to 1999’s The Best Man film written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee (Space Jam: A New Legacy). It is supposed to be a comedy-drama film but might just get you a bit teary-eyed.
After fifteen years since they last assembled, a group of college feigns friends Lance (Morris Chestnut), Jordan (Nia Long), Quentin (Terence Howard), Harper (Taye Diggs), Candace (Regina Hall), Robyn (Sanna Lathan), Mia (Monica Calhoun), and Murch (Harold Perrineau) reunite for the Christmas holidays. While romances and rivalries are quickly reignited, their friendship will be further tested by more serious life issues. It is no doubt a movie worth watch (or even rewatching in the year end 2021).
4. The Martian:
Based on the novel of the same name by Andy Weir, this science fiction thriller film tells the story of an astronaut/botanist who must struggle to survive after being left behind on planet Mars.
Matt Damon stars in lead role alongside Jessica Chastain, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Benedict Wong, Kristen Wiig, Sebastian Stan, Donald Glover and Jeff Daniels. Directed by the able Ridley Scott (The Last Duel), on a screenplay done by Drew Goddard (World War Z).
A wonderful movie to watch in the year end 2021; not only for its brilliant storyline but also the quality of visuals and directing.
3. The Muppets:
They need no introduction but if you have not heard or seen these ensemble cast of puppet characters before you have missed a lot. Created by Jim Henson in 1995, these characters have become a household name from time with the popular “The Muppet Show” TV series some of us watched and loved as kids. And even as grownups, we still find it truly endearing and funny.
The Muppets Movie is a musical fantasy comedy film based on the same characters. The story follows a devoted Muppets fan called Walter, who with his human brother Gary and his girlfriend, must reunite the disbanded Muppets in order to raise money to save their theater from a rich businessman.
Starring Jason Segel (also the writer), Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Jack Black, and also featured cameo appearances by Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Emily Blunt, and John Krasinski amongst others.
It’s a classic family movie we’ll never get tired of watching!
Inspired by the real-life CSX 8888 train incident, Denzel Washington teams up with Chris Pine (Star Trek) in this pulsating action thriller which saw Tony scott (Enemy of the State, Top Gun) direct his last movie before his death. An intelligent filmmaker whose screen brilliance and contribution to action movies are still sorely missed. Unstoppable is another evidence of his capability. We recommend this film for its bold and audacious sequences. The movie also stars Rosario Dawson.
1. Murder on the Orient Express:
The great Agatha Christie’s novel is given another screen adaptation in a movie directed by Kenneth Branagh (Belfast) who also starred in the lead role. He portrayed Hercule Poirot, the famous detective from Agatha’s books. Set in 1934, a murder occurs on the train on which Poirot is traveling, he is drawn by duty to solve the mystery and unravel the killer. However, as his investigations drive deep the case becomes even more complicated.
Starring Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Olivia Colman, and Tom Bateman amongst others. This is a crowd-pleasing crime thriller to end the year with.