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Most anticipated films of 2021

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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Oh look, it's the same film in the same spot as my list for 2020. Surprise surprise. Actually most of what's on this list carries over from last year because it's pandemic world. Sorry for the repeats, but at least I can copy my notes from last year over & get this done faster.
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
I've been looking forward to this ever since the post-credits scene in Kong: Skull Island. The kiddo wants to see this too, though probably not as much as I do. If they do right by the titular battle then I may see this more than once. The only question is whether I can see it on the big screen or will have to watch it via HBO Max.
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Malignant (2020)
James Wan finally returns to horror. I'll be there with bells on.
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People who added this item 71 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6
Candyman (2021)
The fact that Jordan Peele co-wrote this one has my anticipation for it very high. I'm looking forward to whatever they've come up with.
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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Saint Maud (2019)
I caught the first 45 seconds of the trailer and decided that was enough to make me want to see this. Here's hoping it lives up to that promise.
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People who added this item 240 Average listal rating (159 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Black Widow (2021)
I shouldn't even need to explain this one. We all know I'm Team Marvel.
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 5.3
If you saw Dolemite Is My Name then you know why I'm looking forward to another team-up between director Craig Brewer and Eddie Murphy. If you didn't see that film, well, head to Netflix and watch it now.
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People who added this item 133 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
I don't need to even say anything, do I? Let's just hope this winds up being one of the better entries for Daniel Craig, especially if he's bowing out after this one.
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People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
A Quiet Place was a pleasant surprise, and with Krasinski and most of the cast returning I'll definitely give it a look.
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
This franchise has just kept getting better. Now the trick is to get the kiddo into it and catch her up before this one drops.
People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.8
Old (2021)
Look, Shyamalan is on a hot streak right now in my book, starting with The Visit. So yeah, I'll check this out.
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People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (160 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
James Gunn will almost certainly improve on the other film with a similar title, and I can't wait to see what he's done.
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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Idris Elba, Regina King, and Lakeith Stanfield in a Western? Absolutely on board with this one. It's supposed to drop on Netflix in 2021.
People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 0
Duh.
People who added this item 119 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Minari (2021)
Minari wound up on a lot of best of 2020 lists for critics who got to see it last year, so I'm very interested in seeing it.
People who added this item 144 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Looks like this could be really good, but having a daughter guarantees I'll see it. Unless she watches it with her mom instead, in which case maybe I'll watch it alone.
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People who added this item 147 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
Free Guy (2021)
The premise of this is super fun, and the kiddo is excited for it, so we'll see it as soon as possible.
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People who added this item 81 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.9
David Gordon Green returns after directing the best Halloween in ages. Of course I'll give it a shot.
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People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
Eternals (2021)
It's a new film in the MCU, so of course I'm going to watch this as soon as possible. It's just not as high on the list because I'm not familiar at all with the characters involved.
See Eternals.
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (126 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Nomadland (2021)
Nomadland also wound up on a lot of best of 2020 films lists I saw, so I'm definitely curious to check it out.
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
Antlers (2021)
I've seen a little of the trailer for this and was not impressed at all. Supposedly it's better than the trailers suggest though, so I reserve the right to change my mind about it.
People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.7
Chaos Walking (2021)
Doug Liman directing, Charlie Kaufman co-wrote the script, and Cynthia Erivo is part of the cast. Definitely curious about this one.
People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Look, we don't need another Ghostbusters movie. And yet the trailer for this one looks like it'll be a good time. If nothing else it looks more entertaining to me than the previous attempt to revive the franchise. Oh, and the kiddo wants to see it so I'll have to take her.
People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
This looks like it could be a great time, and I'm certainly curious about it. On the other hand it's a musical, so I'm not as excited as I could be. Then again, that's what Lin Manuel-Miranda is known for so hopefully it's worth our time.
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People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Given the subject matter I definitely want to see this, and the cast is solid too. It's just not one of the films I'm most excited for.
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People who added this item 43 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 9.7 IMDB Rating 0
Belated sequels are rarely a good idea, especially one for a film that was merely good. But I've spent the past few years learning to trust in Tom Cruise when it comes to action movies, so I'll probably wind up seeing this.
People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
OK, look, this will probably be a trainwreck. But Venom had its moments, so I might give this one a look. I'm not remotely excited for it, but curiosity will likely win out.

Seems like a gamble to post this list at all, but I figure why break a streak? Given the effects of the pandemic on...everything...it remains to be seen whether all these films will actually emerge in 2021. I'm not including any release dates this year as I anticipate they're subject to change. But here are the films that, if released in 2021 as they're rumored to, I'm most excited to check out.

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