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THE TOP TEN BEST MOVIES OF 2021 (Excluding Animated Movies)

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Unlike the previous year, 2021 came up with very interesting blockbuster action movies.

A year that has fantastic movies like No time to Die, The Ninth Installment of Fast & Furious, Jason Statham’s Wrath of Man, Godzilla vs Kong and other action-packed movies.

As usual we will exclude animated movies from our list of top tens  to make it easier for us. Lets dive in.

THE TOP TEN BEST MOVIES OF 2021

No 10. Godzilla vs. Kong

THE TOP TEN BEST MOVIES OF 2021

The epic battle between the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong. A breathtaking action monster film that pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another.

In the movie Kong clashes with Godzilla as humans lure the ape into the hollow earth to retrieve a power source for a secret weapon to stop Godzilla mysterious rampages.

It grossed over $468 million worldwide against a budget of $200 million making it the eight-highest grossing film of 2021

No 9. Mortal Kombat

THE TOP TEN BEST MOVIES OF 2021

A blockbuster action adventure film that we have all been waiting for. The best Mortal Kombat movie so far. Whether you are a MK fan or simply love martial arts films, this movie is a must-watch. It is highly engaging and has a well written story.

The film follows the story of a washed up mixed martial arts fighter, who is unaware of his hidden lineage or why assassin Sub-zero is hunting him down.

Concerned for the safety of his family he seeks out a clique of fighters that were chosen to defend earth realm against out world threats.

The film grossed $83 million worldwide against a budget of $55 million and became HBO Max’s most successful film lunch to date

No 8. Shang Chi

THE TOP TEN BEST MOVIES OF 2021

A very welcomed addition to the MCU universe and a strong debut for a new hero (Simu Liu), expanding the Marvel cinematic universe in more ways than one. It is the 25th film in the MCU.

It tells the story of Shang Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind, when he is drawn in the web of the mysterious ten rings organization.

His father (Tony Leung), the leader of the ten rings organization, draws Shang Chi and his sister Xialing into a search for a mythical village. The film grossed over $432 million worldwide making it the ninth highest grossing film of 2021.

No 7. No Time To Die

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The fifth and final movie as James Bond 007 for Daniel Craig. A spectacular story-line and highly engaging movie. This time Bond has left active service and is enjoying a peaceful life in Jamaica when Felix Leitter an old friend turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trial of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

The film grossed over $774 million worldwide making it the fourth highest grossing film of 2021. It generated several awards and nominations, including five nominations at the 75th British Academy Awards, winning one for best editing and best original song at the 94th Academy Awards.

No 6. The Suicide Squad

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The hilarious, stylish and action-packed movie is a non-stop fun from start to finish. The movie is filled with great cast like Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and Sylvester Stallione as the voice of king shark.

The best film based on the DC comics to have come out in a while and a standalone sequel to the 2016 Suicide Squad. The story of selected crazy convicts at the Bellereve prison, who joins a task force known as the Suicide Squad in exchange for lighter sentences.

They are sent to the island nation of Conto Maltese to destroy all traces of the giant alien starfish Starro the Conqueror before it falls in the local government control. However it was a box office disappointment and grossed $167 million worldwide against a budget of $185 million which was attributed to factors such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

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No 5. Black Widow

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An action-packed superhero movie based on Marvel comics starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff /Black Widow. It is the 24th film in the Marvel cinematic universe.

It tells the story of the Black Widow who confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as spy and the broken relationship left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Although you might say the movie is a little bit far from being one of the best installments of the MCU, Black Widow is really entertaining and has wonderful performances by Scarlett and Florence Pughs. It grossed over $379 million worldwide and also received positive review from critics.

No 4. Nobody

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Nobody is an action thriller film directed by Ilya Naishuer and Stars Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen RZA. It follows the story of a quiet family man who slowly reveals his true character after his house gets burgled by two petty thieves which coincidentally leads him into a bloody war with a Russian crime boss.

Nobody has the John Wick DNA, a flashy action thriller movie with a flawless performance from Bob Odenkirk. It grossed $57 million worldwide against a budget of $16 million.

THE TOP TEN BEST MOVIES OF 2020 (Excluding Animated Movies)

No 3. One Shot

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One Shot is a British action thriller film directed by James Nunn and starring Scott Adkins, Ashley Greene and Ryan Philippe. It follows the story of an elite squad led by LT Blake Harris, who embarks on covet mission to transport a prisoner off a CIA black site island prison.

The team got trapped when insurgents attack trying to rescue the same prisoner. The movie is packed with relentless shower of violence and superb performances from Scott Adkins. If you’re looking for an action movie to fill in until John Wick 4 is out then One Shot can help you with that.

No 2. Fast And Furious 9

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F9 is the ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious Saga, which has endured for two decades and has earned more than $5billion around the world. It’s thrilling, visually stunning, and has lots of breathtaking action scenes.

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is forced to put his retirement on hold when Cipher the dangerous cyber terrorist escapes with the help of Dominic’s estranged brother, an international terrorist.

The film grossed over $726 million against a budget of $225 million becoming the fifth grossing film of 2021 although $500 million less than the previous installment. A tenth installment is set to be released on May 19 2023.

No 1. Wrath Of Man

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If you’re a fan of Jason Statham just like me, then this a must watch for those who have not seen the movie. The movie is phenomenal, engaging, and has a very good story-line.

Statham stars as a new cash truck driver in Los Angeles working at a cash truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around LA each week.

He surprises he co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist, leaving his crew wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon his motives become clear as he takes dramatic steps to settle a score.

The movie grossed over $104 million worldwide against a budget of $40 million and received mixed review from critics worldwide.

Honorable Mentions:

Without Remorse, Copshop, Dune, Boss Level, Riders of Justice, Army of the Dead, Raging Fire, Blood Red Sky, Free Guy, Matrix Resurrections, Sentinelle.

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