2020 was a bad year for most things on paper, including the closing down of theatres across the country, but that didn’t stop Hollywood from creating movies.
The top-grossing movie of 2020 was “Bad Boys for Life” distributed by Sony Pictures and released in January. This movie, followed by other hits like “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “The Invisible Man” made 2020 not so terrible for everyone stuck at home.
However, a new year is upon us (and hopefully a better one) and that means new movies as well. Here are the top 5 movies to look forward to in 2021, according to the movie review site, Rotten Tomatoes:
#5. Malcolm & Marie
This movie, written and directed by Sam Levinson and features big name stars like Zendaya and John David Washington, follows the story of a filmmaker and his girlfriend as they hash out their relationship over the course of an evening. The premiere date is set as February 5th, 2021. Rotten Tomatoes=60%
#4. The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run
The long-running series of “Spongebob Squarepants” finds another big screen outing with this film, scheduled for February 2021 and directed by Tim Hill. For this animated adventure, Spongebob and Patrick venture out to rescue Gary, who has been taken by Poseidon and is lost in the great underwater city of Atlantis. Rotten Tomatoes=80%
#3. I Care a Lot
Directed by J Blakeson, this February 19, 2021 premiering movie will appear on Netflix and is starring Rosamund Pike and Eiza Gonzalez. This film is a comedy that is based around Pike, who is a con woman that swindles the elderly out of their money until she runs into a woman who is more cunning than she had originally thought. Rotten Tomatoes=93%
#2. Judas and the Black Messiah
Directed by heavily accredited star Shaka King, this late winter/early spring movie features big names like Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield. This film is about the true events of William O’ Neal, the FBI agent who infiltrated the very famous Black Panther Party to try and track down Fred Hampton. Rotten Tomatoes=99%
#1. The Father
Almost released in late 2020 and then changed for the end of February of 2021, director Florian Zeller is behind the highest-rated movie so far of the new year. The story is all about an aging man who struggles with memory loss and his daughter ends up moving into his flat to help take care of him, resulting in an emotional and realistic film. Rotten Tomatoes=100%
While there are plenty of other 2021 movies that have high “Rotten Tomato” rankings, these 5 are the most anticipated of them all. Even better yet, there are still lots of movies to be announced for what hopefully is a much better year in 2021.