Best American Movies Of 2021, 20 Movies Recommended

1. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

PG | 1h 47min | Animation, Action, Adventure | 5 March 2021 (China) 
Directors: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Raya and the Last Dragon travels to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in harmony long ago. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well. Raya and the Last Dragon features the voices of Kelly Marie Tran as Raya, a warrior whose wit is as sharp as her blade, and Awkwafina as the magical, mythical, self-deprecating dragon named Sisu. Characters also include a street-savvy 10-year-old entrepreneur named Boun, the formidable giant Tong and a thieving toddler Noi with her band of Ongis.

2. Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)

R | 4h 2min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 18 March 2021 (USA)
Director: Zack Snyder

Determined to ensure Superman's ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions.

3. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

PG-13 | 1h 53min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 26 March 2021 (China)
Director: Adam Wingard

The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another - the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong - with humanity caught in the balance.

4. Black Widow (2021)

PG-13 | 2h 13min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 9 July 2021 (USA)
Director: Cate Shortland

A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the films Civil War and Infinity War.

5. Free Guy (2021)

Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 13 August 2021 (USA)
Director: Shawn Levy

A bank teller discovers that he's actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.

6. A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

PG-13 | 1h 37min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 28 May 2021 (USA)
Director: John Krasinski

Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

7. Fast and Furious 9 (2021)

PG-13 | 2h 25min | Action, Adventure, Crime | 25 June 2021 (USA)
Director: Justin Lin

Cypher enlists the help of Jakob, Dom's younger brother to take revenge on Dom and his team.

8. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 24 September 2021 (USA)
Director: Andy Serkis

Plot unknown. Sequel to the 2018 film 'Venom'.

9. Top Gun: Maverick (2021)

Action, Drama | 19 November 2021 (USA)
Director: Joseph Kosinski

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

10. Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 10 July 2021 (China)
Director: Malcolm D. Lee

NBA superstar LeBron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes for this long-awaited sequel.

11. Jungle Cruise (2021)

Action, Adventure, Comedy | 30 July 2021 (USA)
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Based on Disneyland's theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element.

12. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2021)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 23 July 2021 (USA)
Directors: Derek Drymon, Jennifer Kluska

Drac's Pack is back, like you've never seen them before in the final chapter of the 'Hotel Transylvania' franchise.

13. The Suicide Squad (2021)

R | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 6 August 2021 (USA)
Director: James Gunn

Supervillains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker and a collection of nutty cons at Belle Reve prison join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X as they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.

14. The King's Man (2021)

R | Action, Adventure, Comedy | December 2021 (China)
Director: Matthew Vaughn

In the early years of the 20th century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a cabal plotting a war to wipe out millions.

15. The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021)

PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 17 September 2021 (USA)
Director: Tom McGrath

The Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted away from each other, but a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach is about to bring them together again - and inspire a new family business.

16. Dune (2021)

PG-13 | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | 1 October 2021 (USA)
Director: Denis Villeneuve

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

17. No Time to Die (2021)

PG-13 | 2h 43min | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 8 October 2021 (USA)
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga

James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

18. Eternals (2021)

Action, Adventure, Drama | 5 November 2021 (USA)
Director: Chloé Zhao

The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

19. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

PG-13 | Comedy, Fantasy | 11 November 2021 (USA)
Director: Jason Reitman

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

20. The Matrix 4 (2021)

Action, Sci-Fi | 22 December 2021 (USA)
Director: Lana Wachowski

Keanu Charles Reeves returns to The Matrix. It's an American science fiction action movie scheduled to be released in 2021, directed by Laurence Wachowski.