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Most Anticipated Movies - 2021

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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Points of anticipation: Directed by Kevin McCarthy and starring a long-absent Jodie Foster. Story sounds interesting enough.

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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.7
Chaos Walking (2021)
Points of anticipation: This has been long in development and then with production issues. That's not always a good thing, but it seems to have everything else going for it with a strong action director (Liman) and cast, for starters. The trailer makes it look good enough, even if it sits along the style of "Hunger Games" and the like.

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People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Points of anticipation: Looks nicely strange, with the nicely strange Riley Keough. Plus it's from A24, a studio with an incredible record for supporting good movies.

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People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.9
Antlers (2021)
Points of anticipation: Yes, it's been delayed before, but that doesn't always mean it's not good. I want to see a horror movie directed by Scott Cooper and I really want to see that movie with Kerri Russell.


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People who added this item 41 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Cherry (2021)
Points of anticipation: Russo Brothers getting a chance to show their chops outside of the MCU. Tom Holland starring, getting a chance to show his chops outside of the MCU and prove he is the next big thing.

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Points of anticipation: It's certainly not a guarantee this sequel will be great, but with Paul Rudd as one of the leads, I can bet it will be at least entertaining.

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People who added this item 160 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Points of anticipation:. Ridley Scott, though in past years his name would have brought this much higher on the list. The cast is interesting.


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Points of anticipation: After watching Gandolfini be an annoying shit in "The Deuce" I'm not as excited as I would like to be about this "Sopranos" prequel.

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People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.5
Points of anticipation: As intoxicating as Ana de Armas is, casting her as Monroe is an odd choice... but he behind the scenes photos are making me change my mind a bit. Plus, Andrew Dominick a solid director (Assassination of Jesse James) but in need of an independent hit.

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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.4
Points of anticipation: A good action/adventure is needed some weeks and Fuqua is a good director for that. Hopefully he keeps that reputation.

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Points of anticipation: Oliver Stone is in serious need of an awesome movie, like the ones he made in the 80s and 90s. The synopsis sounds like it could be one... get back there, Stone!


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Points of anticipation: This looks perfectly obnoxiously funny and absurd. Let's hope it is! There is shit for comedies coming up!

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People who added this item 181 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Points of anticipation: This looks like a good old-fashioned hear-wrenches. Two supreme actors hopefully perfecting the craft. The director is unproven, so I can't place this one too high.

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Points of anticipation: Linklater. Interesting young cast.


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People who added this item 41 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Points of anticipation: Tom McCarthy directing. Abigail Breslin accused of murder... Matt Damon is the rescuer this time around.


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Points of anticipation: After a delay there is still a buzz about this title. Dynamic director, excellent cast, based off of popular book.


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People who added this item 161 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Points of anticipation: Del Toro finally back with a movie that sounds like his wheelhouse. Who is that in the lead, Blanchett? I'm in.

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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Points of anticipation: Gaspar Noe. Let's see what fucked-up art he comes up with now...


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People who added this item 193 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Points of anticipation:. Based off of one of my favorite video games. Not sure crazy about the casting, but I have confidence Ruben Fleischer will direct this to be the fun, adventure it should be.

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People who added this item 147 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.2
Points of anticipation: In 2001 I would have had a hardy laugh if one were to tell me there would be 9 of these movies. That laugh would have been even hardier if one were to tell me I wanted to see it. But alas, here we are with cinema's most indelible guilty pleasure.


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People who added this item 80 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6
Points of anticipation: Taylor Sheridan directing with an interesting cast (more so after watching Hoult in "The Great" and synopsis is interesting enough.


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Points of anticipation: Peter Jackson coming out with another innovative documentary, looks awesome! I mean, it's the fucking Beatles with never-before-seen footage of making their last album. As long as the editing is top-notch this can't be bad.

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People who added this item 228 Average listal rating (165 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Nomadland (2020)
Points of anticipation: Franny McD in the lead and the promising Chloe Zhao at the helm. Looks like a promising movie with an interesting plot, too.

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People who added this item 108 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Points of anticipation: Spielberg is directing, which seems strange, as it's a musical. I don't believe he has directed a musical. But hey, why shouldn't he experiment with new genres at his age? The only issue I see so far is Ansel Elgort as a lead... he is not Puerto Rican or Italian.


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Points of anticipation: The first movie was fun and the title to for this sequel shows it still plans to be fun, and with Salma Hayek possibly in the lead.


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People who added this item 184 Average listal rating (129 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Points of anticipation: Baz Luhrman back directing a movie is always intriguing. The lead playing Elvis is thankfully a relatively unknown actor.


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Points of anticipation: Herzog documentary about about meteors and comets and their influence on ancient religions and other cultural and physical impacts they've had on Earth.
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Points of anticipation:. These movies continue to be awesome blockbuster fun that is also not brainless. It helps to know the actors do their own stunts, making the action seem more real.

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Points of anticipation: Loved the original. I think Murphy & Co could do some great things with this sequel. Murphy hasn't had a solid comedic in yeeeaaars.


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People who added this item 170 Average listal rating (115 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Last Duel (2021)
Points of anticipation: Ridley Scott passion project with a stellar cast, including Jodie Comer in a role that will see if she can impress outside of "Killing Eve"


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People who added this item 502 Average listal rating (361 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Points of anticipation: Denis Villeneuve is directing. To say he is on a hot streak would be putting it mildly. I don't really care about the Dune story itself, but I have high hopes he can make it beautiful and interesting and the epic it, maybe, deserves.


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People who added this item 217 Average listal rating (165 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
Luca (2021)
Points of anticipation:. A non-sequel Pixar movie.


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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Points of anticipation: Is that Tom Hanks? This looks like an intriguing one. Plus, "Game of Thrones" Miguel Sapochnik will have an opportunity to prove himself outside of the show. I am thinking great results!


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People who added this item 273 Average listal rating (194 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Points of anticipation: Six years is a lot of time to wait for a new Bond. They have made a lot of good moves for this one, so let's hope it's an improvement over "Spectre".


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People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
C'mon C'mon (2021)
Points of anticipation: C'Mon C'Mon, it's Mike Mills, he's back! Plus, Phoenix coming off his Oscar Win.


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People who added this item 26 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Points of anticipation: Taika Waititi is really killing it and his cast in this shows it. I always look forward to his creative blend of comedy styles.


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People who added this item 257 Average listal rating (171 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Points of anticipation: Edgar Wright directing. Cool title, cool poster. It can't possibly suck even with stars I don't care too much about seeing.


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People who added this item 50 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Points of anticipation: This looks like a pure fun, entertaining musical. Lin Manuel Miranda is heavily involved. It looks like it will hold up the quality from the Broadway production.


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People who added this item 204 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Points of anticipation: Wes.... Anderson. I'm a sucker for anything and all Wes.


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People who added this item 378 Average listal rating (285 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Points of anticipation:. Adam McKay directing. An insane cast. Not your typical insane, an actually insane cast, starting with DiCaprio, Blanchett, Lawrence, Chalamet, and Streep.





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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz

Created January 2021



Obviously several of these were on last year's list due to that pesky pandemic. Hopefully the wait is still worth it for these.

Note: I will update when trailers become released and then again once I have seen a majority of the movies, to show the results.


Enjoy!


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