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

Daniel Kaluuya in “Judas and the Black Messiah”; Rachel Sennott in “Shiva Baby”; Emily Blunt and Noah Jupe in “A Quiet Place Part II”; and Yuh-Jung Youn in “Minari.” Photo Courtesy: Warner Bros/Utopia/Paramo

We’ve already talked about some of the best and most talked-about shows of 2021. Now comes the time to delve into movies with our list of some of the best titles of the year. Bear in mind that this list will be updated as more and more new films are released.

The pandemic has changed the release calendar of a few of these movies, many of which were initially planned for 2020. 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.