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10 Promising Films To Keep An Eye On In 2021

10 Promising Films To Keep An Eye On In 2021

Despite all the COVID-related obstacles, the entertainment industry has been able to release some beautiful, compelling films. In 2021, this range will only increase. After all, a number of hits that should have come out this winter have been pushed through, and studios also have plenty of new productions in the works. From Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007 to Tom Holland’s first dramatic role, these are the most promising films of 2021.

1. Candyman

Originally, this mellifluous horror film about a bloodthirsty bogeyman plaguing a gentrified Chicago suburb was to be not only written, but also directed by none other than Jordan Peele. Directing has since been handed down from the mastermind behind modern classics like Get Out and Us to the equally promising Nia DaCosta, so that’s a good thing.

When: August 27
Where: probably in the cinema

2. Cherry

These days, brothers Joe and Anthony Russo are mostly known for intergalactic action films like Avengers: Endgame. But with this drama film about a young veteran (played by Spider-Man actor Tom Holland) whose PTSD forces him into drugs and crime, they will undoubtedly take their audience back to the days when they were known only for their small-scale character studies.

When: February 26
Where: Apple TV+

3. No Time to Die

Bond fans beware: after this film, Daniel Craig will step away from his most famous role. Whether his last issue as 007 will be better than the deplorably mediocre Spectre is to be hoped for. The connoisseurs among us can fortunately breathe easy knowing that No Time to Die has been tinkered with by none other than Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the writer of the award-winning series Fleabag. In addition, we can surely expect some spectacular action sequences.

When: April 2 October 8
Where: cinema

4. The Many Saints of Newark


The Sopranos is now known as one of the very best series ever made. With this film, creator David Chase takes a look into the past of his intriguing mafia world. Tony and Silvio are still on hand, but make way for two new protagonists (played by Alessandro Nivola and Leslie Odom Jr.), who team up to try to end a riot between the black and Italian gangs of Newark, New York.

When: March 12
Where: movie theater and HBO Max

5. Dune

The beloved book series on which this science fiction film is based has been filmed many times, and each time it was a major failure. Fortunately, Denis Villeneuve, the director of the most recent effort, has quite a few futuristic stories under his belt. These include Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival. With influencers Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya in the lead and legends like Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem in the sidecar, Dune at least promises to be a financial success.

When: October 21
Where: HBO Max

6. Last Night in Soho

Are you a fan of the movies Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver? If you like action, humor or suspense, then your answer is most likely “yes”. For the existence of the above movie hits, you have writer and director Edgar Wright to thank. Next year, he breathes life into a special cross between Phantom Thread and La La Land, starring Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy and Doctor Who veteran Matt Smith.

When: April 23
Where: probably in theaters

7. The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson is one of those filmmakers who hasn’t made a single miscalculation in his entire career. What actually happens in his creations is another story, but whether they look beautiful, no one doubts. In his latest project, The French Dispatch, he rebuilds the chaotic-romantic world of old journalists down to the smallest detail. He does this together with acting talents Benicio del Toro, Léa Seydoux and Saoirse Ronan, among others.

When: May (date unknown)
Where: probably in the cinema

8. The United States vs. Billie Holiday

In 1947, legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday was put on trial for drug possession. Her lawyer did not show up and the undercover agent who caught her had long pretended to be an innocent citizen with whom she was having a passionate affair. Like Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, this film, directed by Lee Daniels, will expose the myriad pitfalls in the American justice system. We also dare say that we will see lead actress Andra Day back at the next Oscars.

When: February 26
Where: cinema

9. Soggy Bottom

Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is often named one of the most original filmmakers in Hollywood, and there’s good reason for that. He switches genres with every film he makes. Thriller, drama, comedy and horror, PTA can do it all. His latest film will be a look into the mind of a lost man who became a world-famous actor as a small child. Both Bradley Cooper and Benny Safdie, the director of Uncut Gems, are part of the cast.

When: unknown
Where: probably in theaters

10. Judas and the Black Messiah

In this drama film, produced by Shaka King and based on a true story, a persecuted criminal chooses to enter the Black Panthers, an organization for the defense of African-American civil rights, as an informant for the FBI. Think Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman, in which a white police officer goes undercover inside the KKK, but in reverse, and most likely just as compelling.

When: February 1
Where: movie theater and HBO Max