TOP 10 FILMS OF 2021

Updated: Jan 6



Film is back and with a force.


As the stage lights went down in 2020, so many productions were put on hold, are yet to restart or they were completely scrapped.


So little was released in 2020 and those that were, the studio had to make rapid moves away from theatrical releases to streaming blockbusters straight into homes for the first time ever.


But 2021 came back with a force and what a year for film it was. From the most anticipated Bond yet, down to Netflix marvels like The Unforgivable and Tick Tick Boom.


There are so many films we loved in 2021 but we run down our top 10 in no particle order.

(Mainly because the office couldn't agree on the order of who came top 3!!)




Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.

Release date: 10 December 2021 (United Kingdom)

Director: Adam McKay

Budget: 75 million USD

Story by: Adam McKay; David Sirota;

Music by: Nicholas Britell

Box office: $764,829




Estella is a young and clever grifter who's determined to make a name for herself in the fashion world. She soon meets a pair of thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they build a life for themselves on the streets of London.

Release date: 28 May 2021 (United Kingdom)

Director: Craig Gillespie

Music by: Nicholas Britell

Story by: Aline Brosh McKenna; Kelly Marcel; Steve Zissis

Box office: $233.3 million

Adapted from: The Hundred and One Dalmatians




Ruth Slater, a woman released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime and attempts to re-enter society. She must try to put her life back together again in a world that refuses to forgive her past.

Release date: 24 November 2021 (USA)

Director: Nora Fingscheidt

Based on: Unforgiven; by Sally Wainwright

Music by: Hans Zimmer; David Fleming

Produced by: Graham King; Sandra Bullock; Veronica Ferres

Production companies: GK Films; Fortis Films; Construction Film; Red Production Company






An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. However, the glamour is not all it appears to be, and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.

Release date: 29 October 2021 (United Kingdom)

Director: Edgar Wright

Box office: $23.1 million

Music by: Steven Price

Cinematography: Chung-hoon Chung

Production companies: Film4 Productions, Perfect World Pictures, Focus Features, Working Title Films, Complete Fiction




Based on the autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson. It's the story of an aspiring composer in New York City who is worried he made the wrong career choice, whilst navigating the pressures of love and friendship.

Release date: 12 November 2021 (United Kingdom)

Director: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Music by: Jonathan Larson

Adapted from: Tick, Tick... Boom!

Box office: $90,422

Screenplay by: Steven Levenson






The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift -- every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.

Characters: Mirabel Madrigal, Camilo Madrigal, Bruno Madrigal, MORE Trending

Release date: 24 November 2021 (United Kingdom)

Directors: Byron Howard, Jared Bush

Music by: Germaine Franco

Story by: Jared Bush; Byron Howard; Charise Castro Smith; Jason Hand; Nancy Kruse; Lin-Manuel Miranda

Box office: $206.3 million




James Bond is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica after leaving active service. However, his peace is short-lived as his old CIA friend, Felix Leiter, shows up and asks for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond on the trail of a mysterious villain who's armed with a dangerous new technology.

Release date: 30 September 2021 (United Kingdom)

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Box office: 774 million USD




Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive. Release date: 21 October 2021 (United Kingdom) Director: Denis Villeneuve Box office: 394.6 million USD Sequel: Dune: Part II Cinematography: Greig Fraser Adapted from: Dune


A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch."

Release date: 21 October 2021 (Germany)

Director: Wes Anderson

Story by: Wes Anderson; Roman Coppola; Hugo Guinness; Jason Schwartzman

Box office: $42.4 million

Music by: Alexandre Desplat

Languages: : English; French;







The marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the queen's estate. There's eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game, but this year, things will be profoundly different. Release date: 5 November 2021 (United Kingdom) Director: Pablo Larraín Box office: $14.3 million Music by: Jonny Greenwood Cinematography: Claire Mathon Production companies: : Komplizen Film; Fabula; Shoebox Films; FilmNation Entertainment

2022 is already shaping up to be a phenomenal year for film! There are so many we cant wait to watch!


However, what we are more excited about is heading into production on our own feature come summer 2022! The Isle Tide Hotel promises to be a groundbreaking FMV. Stay locked in on our socials for a deeper look into the production along the way!




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