The Best and Most Talked-About Movies of 2021 So Far

Awkwafina in “Shang-Chi”; Rachel Sennott in “Shiva Baby”; Emily Blunt and Noah Jupe in “A Quiet Place Part II”; Ana de Armas in “No Time to Die.” Photo Courtesy: Marvel Studios/Utopia/Paramount Pictures/MGM

We’re in the midst of fall movie season, in which most of the trophy-contender films of the year will be released. So, let’s delve into movies with our list of some of the best and most talked-about films of 2021 so far. Bear in mind that this list will be updated as December approaches and all the big titles finally debut.

Also, the latest edition of the Oscars and other awards competitions made certain 2021 films eligible if they were released in the first two months of the year, which is why a few of the titles here will sound familiar. Some of them have been past award frontrunners or even winners.

Here are some of my favorite films of 2021 so far. Also, if you like TV, don’t forget to check out our selection of the best and most talked-about TV shows of 2021.