Who knew that IMDb stands for Internet Movies Database?! IMDb is regarded as one of the sources for your next movie binge. From tracking your celebrity crush or figuring out movie reviews from critics and fans, IMDb is well-known worldwide. That’s why in this video, we will use our research and wonder to look at the top 10 movies of 2021. So let’s just hop right in and see what made it to our list.
10. Free Guy
Starting off with “Free Guy” at our number 10 spot. This film is about a sentient game character that changes the course of the real world. A mixture of action, adventure, comedy, and sci-fi this movie is filled with loads of memorable moments. Starring Ryan Reynolds as “the Guy”, where he learns of his existence and begins to stir the pot when he falls in love with a human player known as Millie, who is played by Jodie Comer. With a total of 7.2 out 10 with 278k votes and ranked as number 52 out of 100 of their most popular movies, it is well deserving to be on this list.
9. The Suicide Squad
Diving into number 9 on our list is “The Suicide Squad”. IMDb scores it a 7.2 out of 10 with 301k votes. This movie delves into Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, and Peacemaker as they are left on a remote island filled with enemies. Starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, and John Cena as Peacemaker, this film follows their characters as they navigate the island of Corto Maltese. An action adventure movie that gives hints of comedy, as they are tasked as they traverse the island. Nothing like cheering for your favorite anti-heroes!
8. Don’t Look Up
At number 8 on our list is “Don’t Look Up”. This Netflix gem has many notable actors that took part in the movie about warning mankind of the world’s end, but it is not working out. Leonardo Di Caprio and Jenniifer Lawrence play the parts of Dr. Mindy and Kate, who discover a mountain sized comet on a path for a direct collision towards Earth. It’s up to them to make an impactful media tour to an uncaring society. It scores a 7.2 out of 10 with 422k votes on IMDb. A comedic movie about a hilarious annoyance to get society to care more than just their social media obsession. It’s also ironic because it could actually happen, but then again, is it really funny if a cataclysmic event like this can destroy humankind? “Don’t Look Up” gives a modern take on the popular idiom “A boy who cried wolf.” Watch this comedic, yet serious and believable take on just how important it is to believe warnings from professionals, and the interactions between society and those in the scientific community.
Situating itself at the number 7 spot is the movie “Nobody.” It scores a 7.4 out of 10 with 202k votes from IMDb. The premise of the movie is about two thieves break into Hutch Mansell’s suburban home, played by “Better Call Saul” lead actor Bob Odenkirk, and he fails to defend himself or his family. Hutch, who is a normal family man, is docile, overlooked, and underappreciated. His wife and son are utterly disappointed by his lack of action and strikes a different pace for Hutch unlocking a dark side within him and his secrets. An introspective struggle and a thriller against a bloody war against the Russians, it’s no wonder this unique cinematic thriller is ranked number 7 on our list. “Nobody” is a love letter to all the nobody’s who should never be underestimated.
Jumping to number 6 on our list is “Cruella”, a movie with a score of 7.4 out of 10 and ranked 166in IMDb’s popular movie list. A live-action prequel to 101 Dalmatians about one of Disney’s nastiest villains, Cruella De Vil played by Emma Stone who’s best known for her roles in La La Land and the Amazing SpiderMan. An adventure comedy on young Cruella’s journey to become the “Cruella” we know and love…to hate. She starts off as Estelle with a dream of becoming a fashion designer, but has no way up as she becomes orphaned at the age of 12. Estelle makes her way to build a formidable career that takes her to the rich and famous but questions if this life is really for her. The birth of an anti-hero is born. “Cruella” ties in several plot points from previous 101 dalmatian movies, and director Ilya Naishuller adds originality to this Disney classic.
5. No Time to Die
James Bond never dies and so does this epic movie franchise. A great way to start off with the top 5 in our IMDb list. We kick off with number 5 on our list with “No Time to Die.” James Bond, played by the famous Daniel Craig, was supposed to be retired and enjoying a quiet life. But life had other plans and his friend from the CIA had to come back and ask for help. His mission, back from retirement, is to save a kidnapped scientist. Seems easy, but the mission unfolds and turns out to be one with a villain who has a hand in dangerous tech. Voted at a 7.4 out of 10 and ranked 30 out of 100 on IMDb, it’s a real treat for Bond fans of all ages. As a side note, this may have been Daniel Craig’s last Bond movie, so enjoy this thriller with this legendary British actor while you can.
4. Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings
At number 4 is a much talked about movie in the Asian community is “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings.” Voted 7.5 out of 10 and ranked 51 on IMDb, this marvel movie focuses on an asian casts, where our hero, Shang-chi (played by Simu Liu) is confronted with a tragic beginning of being forced into the gruesome business with his father, Wenwu. Of course just like any child of a domineering forceful parent, the innate reaction is to run away and change your name to Shaun. But Shang-chi does not hide for long, as he must confront his past and defeat his father and the mysteries of the Ten Rings organization. A pinnacle point for diversity in Marvel as we see it dives into more cultures and heroes of all kinds. Shang-chi breaks barriers and be sure to watch this movie for all the easter eggs and how it fits with the rest of the Marvel movie franchises.
3. Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Another hero movie that made it in our top 5, sitting comfortably at number 3, ranked 190th in popularity, and rated 8.1 out of 10 in IMDb (which is by far the highest score on our list so far) is “Zack Synder’s Justice League.” This movie is set after the fall of Superman played by Henry Cavill. The world seemed like it was at an end until Bruce Wayne who is played by Ben Affleck comes up with a plan to assemble a whole team of metahumans to take Superman’s place. The Justice League is born to prevent the catastrophic events that would ensue and possibly destroy the Earth. The issue arises if the Justice League can overcome their past traumas to become the team the world needs or will they be stuck fighting themselves? A great movie for those who want a fresh look at the Justice League.
Now coming in at our number 2 spot is “Dune”, which is a sci-fi novel adapted into a movie. On IMDb it is rated 8.1 out of 10 and ranked number 17 out of 100 movies. Actors Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, and Jason Mamoa brought Dune quite a bit of attention when it first came out. It’s about a young gifted boy who must travel to another planet to secure his family and people’s future. This planet is full of danger but the resources are what make the main character’s journey worth it. The movie explores conflict related to lack of resources for their people and planet. Regarded by critics as the best cinematic and best graphics in a movie in 2021, finding the most vital element in the galaxy was never this entertaining. A mind boggling yet entracing movie of a futuristic perspective on old school problems.
1. Spider-Man: No Way Home
Now drum roll please…. At the number 1 spot on our list is, you guessed it, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” with a rating of 8.7 and ranked 4 on the IMDb list. It’s no surprise as to why it’s ranked so high. It’s a sequel to Spiderman: Homecoming and Spiderman: Far from Home which already makes it a staple in Marvel movies. The hype was all there for the release, especially wondering if Tom Holland, the actor for SpiderMan, would once again accidentally spoil just a little bit of the movie. And let’s not forget it is the first ever to reveal Peter Parker’s identity. From a beloved hero to a mess up, we see SpiderMan (Tom Holland) try to fix the balance of the universe and his life as a senior in high school trying to get into college. Joined by his best friends and familiar faces of past Spider-man movies, the acting, the plot, and the overall nostalgia may have been the best Marvel movie created to this date.