Best American Movies of 2021

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Best American Movies of 2021
Best American Movies of 2021
TOP Movies: Free Guy (2021), Luca (2021), Dune (2021), The Suicide Squad (2021), Raya and the Last Dragon (2021), Finch (2021), King Richard (2021), Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021), Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021), Jungle Cruise (2021), Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), The Little Things (2021), Vivo (2021), Encanto (2021), Werewolves Within (2021), Reminiscence (2021), The Woman in the Window (2021), The Unholy (2021), West Side Story (2021), Don't Look Up (2021).

List of Best Movies

Free Guy (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A bank teller realizes he's a background character in an open world action game.
Style: humorous, feel good, heroic, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: virtual reality, video game, game, gamer, heroes, internet, changing lives, programmer, code, bank teller, bank robbery, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: tokyo
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Luca (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, two young boys experience an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. But all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another ...
Style: funny, captivating, entertaining, light, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, water, ocean, disney, monster, coming of age, sea voyage, sea, magical creature, disguise, seaside town, friends ...
Time: 50s, future, year 1959
Place: italy, europe, riviera
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Dune (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of 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 ...
Style: epic, suspense, captivating, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: alien planet, desert, outer space, space opera, messiah, prophecy, survival, spy, space wars, giant creature, destiny, premonition ...
Time: future, distant future, 2020s, contemporary
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The Suicide Squad (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The continuing escapades of the Suicide Squad.
Style: entertaining, intense, feminist film, epic, funny ...
Plot: superhero, super villain, supernatural ability, fight scenes, female warrior, villain turns good, giant monster, alien monster, graphic violence, gory violence, extreme violence, violence ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c., louisiana, south america
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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Plot unknown.
Style: feel good, light, sincere, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dragon, female warrior, kung fu, disney princess, tough girl, travel, female protagonist, creature, imaginary kingdom, sword, magic, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: usa, asia, southeast asia
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Finch (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a robot, built to protect the life of his dying creator's beloved dog, learns about life, love, friendship, and what it means to be human.
Style: apocalyptic, psychological, futuristic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: post apocalypse, robot, androids and robots, a.i., dog, loneliness, technology, friendship, journey, philosophy, disaster, love ...
Time: future, near future
Place: europe
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King Richard (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The story of how Richard Williams served as a coach to his daughters Venus and Serena, who will soon become two of the most legendary tennis players in history.
Style: breathtaking, motivational, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: father, tennis, tennis player, athlete's life, family, father daughter relationship, rivalry, coach, athlete and trainer, professional rivalry, sport, rising to stardom ...
Place: plymouth
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Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Zack Snyder's definitive director's cut of Justice League (2017).
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, suspense, epic ...
Plot: superhero, heroes, superheroine, batman, superhuman, superhero team, time travel, justice league, team, alien invasion, god, gotham city ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, iceland, london, paris france ...
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sequel to the box-office hit film "Venom."
Style: psychotronic, tense, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: superhero, monster, villain, alien monster, human versus alien, alien parasite, alien creature, experiment gone awry, revenge, heroes, alien, sociopath ...
Time: 2020s, 90s, year 1996
Place: san francisco, california, north america, usa, mexico
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Jungle Cruise (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Disney’s live-action adaptation of its iconic theme park ride.
Style: scenic, colourful, captivating, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: jungle, dangerous animal, amazon river, explorer, treasure, amazon jungle, artifact, adventure, snake, amazon rainforest, expedition, traveler ...
Time: 1910s, future, 90s, year 1916
Place: brazil, london
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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then ...
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: exorcism, paranormal investigation, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, supernatural horror, supernatural power, paranormal activity, demon, psychic, demonic possession, ghost, satanist ...
Time: year 1981, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, connecticut, massachusetts
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Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company jointly announced that Marvel Studios and its President Kevin Feige will produce the third film in the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" series, starring Tom Holland. The film is scheduled to ...
Style: exciting, feel good, disturbing, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, spider man character, multiverse, peter parker character, double life, supernatural power, teenage boy, teenage superhero, superhuman powers, adventure, villain, teenager ...
Time: 2020s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, mexico
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The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, murder of a prostitute, murder, missing person, police, african american protagonist, serial murder, police station, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: los angeles
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Vivo (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A music-loving kinkajou named Vivo embarks on the journey of a lifetime to fulfill his destiny and deliver a love song for an old friend.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, entertaining, epic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: monkey, friendship, friend, love, singer, teamwork, musician, adventure, human animal relationship, animal human communication, music, children ...
Time: future
Place: miami
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Encanto (2021)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family ...
Style: inspirational, 3d animation, emotional, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: magic, animals, magical, disney, female protagonist, magical power, girl, dancing, family relations, friendship, friend, father ...
Time: future, 20th century
Place: colombia, latin america, south america
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Werewolves Within (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a proposed pipeline creates hostilities between residents of a small town, a newly-arrived forest ranger must keep the peace after a snowstorm confines the townspeople to an old lodge. But when a mysterious creature begins terrorizing the ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychotronic, bleak, scary ...
Plot: werewolf, murder, monster, blizzard, isolation, lycanthrope, forest ranger, hunting, game, police, supernatural, victim ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Reminiscence (2021)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nicolas Bannister, a rugged and solitary veteran living in a near-future Miami flooded by rising seas, is an expert in a dangerous occupation: he offers clients the chance to relive any memory they desire. His life changes when he meets a mysterious ...
Style: neo noir, thought provoking, psychological, philosophical, suspense ...
Plot: memory, flood, love, riot, femme fatale, future dystopia, environmental issue, female singer, veteran, piano, inheritance, nightclub ...
Time: near future, future
Place: miami, new orleans
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The Woman in the Window (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors only to witness a disturbing act of violence.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, confusing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: agoraphobia, mental illness, neighbor, mental disorder, murder, death, car accident, serial killer, living alone, suicide, espionage, uncover truth ...
Place: new york
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: martial arts, superhero, kung fu, martial artist, warrior, fight, female martial artist, giant monster, tough guy, monster, assassin, portal ...
Time: 21st century, future, year 1996, 2020s, 90s
Place: china, usa, san francisco, north america
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The Unholy (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads and people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist ...
Style: macabre, suspense, suspenseful, mysterious, scary ...
Plot: virgin mary, religion, witch, healing, supernatural, mysticism, church, investigation, supernatural horror, journalist, miraculous event, press conference ...
Place: boston
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West Side Story (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A remake of the 1961 film about two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forbidden love, gang, rivals, love at first sight, gang war, tragic event, love story, love affair, criminal gang, romantic relationship, male female relationship, outlaw gang ...
Time: 50s, year 1957, year 1961
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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Don't Look Up (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Two low-level astronomers, upon discovering that a meteor will strike the Earth in six months, go on a media tour to try to warn the world but find an unreceptive and unbelieving populace.
Style: apocalyptic, funny, entertaining, feel good, light ...
Plot: meteorite, end of the world, asteroid, disaster, comet, climate change, natural disaster, astronaut, save the world, swinger, outer space, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, future, year 1994, distant future
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york, illinois, michigan ...
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Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.
Style: inspirational, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: civil rights, violence, betrayal, murder, prison, informant, assassination, justice, politics, betrayal by friend, black history, street life ...
Time: 60s, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois
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Eternals (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The story of a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, tense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: superhero, space and aliens, supernatural, alien attack, lgbt, alien encounter, alien race, suicide, man versus machine, evil alien, super strength, superheroine ...
Time: 21st century, 1940s, 16th century, year 1945, 2020s
Place: usa, hiroshima japan, south dakota, iraq, india ...
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tick, tick... BOOM! (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the cusp of his 30th birthday, Jonathon Larson, a promising young theater composer, navigates love, friendship, and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Plot: theater, struggling artist, composer, broadway, believe in yourself, lgbt, best friend, flash forward, musician, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, gay ...
Time: 90s, year 1992, year 1990
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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The Black Phone (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: child abduction, masked killer, psycho killer, kidnapped, escape attempt, murderer, phone terror, serial child killer, homicidal maniac, struggle for survival, locked in a basement, murder ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: colorado
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Mortal Kombat (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A failing boxer uncovers a family secret that leads him to a mystical tournament called Mortal Kombat where he meets a group of warriors who fight to the death in order to save the realms from the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung.
Style: dark fantasy, epic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, martial artist, martial arts tournament, graphic violence, fight scenes, save the world, superhuman powers, ninja, alternate dimension, chase, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa, japan
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The Harder They Fall (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Gunning for revenge, outlaw Nat Love saddles up with his gang to take down enemy Rufus Buck, a ruthless crime boss who just got sprung from prison.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: old west, released from prison, revelation, outlaw gang, revenge, bank robbery, cowboy, gunslinger, deal with the devil, crooked sheriff, patricide, stagecoach ...
Time: victorian era, future, 19th century
Place: usa, texas
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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet clash in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks ...
Style: psychotronic, tense, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: giant monster, godzilla, giant animal, monster versus monster, monster, giant ape, creature, giant creature, dinosaur, sea monster, king kong, creature feature ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: hong kong, las vegas, usa, florida, philadelphia ...
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The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the 1970s and ’80s, Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and a theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance, and prosperity.
Style: serious, cynical, realistic, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: rise and fall, televangelist, religion, adultery, family relations, entrapment, egocentrism, evangelical christianity, backstage, forgiveness, unfaithful husband, remorse ...
Time: year 1956, year 1978, year 1988, 70s, year 1976 ...
Place: minneapolis minnesota, palm springs california, minnesota
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