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Top 21 Movies of 2021

Top 21 Movies of 2021

From superhero flicks and action films to book adaptations and period dramas, see what topped the checkout charts last year.
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While some movie theaters remained closed last year, movie-watching was still going strong. Here, the most popular movies borrowed in 2021.  

  1. Spider-Man: Far from Home
  2. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  3. Little Women
  4. A Quiet Place
  5. Jumanji: the Next Level*
  6. Knives Out*
  7. Tenet
  8. Ford v Ferrari
  9. 1917
  10. Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
  11. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom**
  12. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle**
  13. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  14. Avengers: Endgame
  15. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  16. John Wick: Chapter 3, Parabellum
  17. Spectre
  18. Downton Abbey the Motion Picture
  19. Emma
  20. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
  21. News of the World

Most films are available in DVD and Blu-ray. Put one on hold and pick it up at your local library. And don't forget the thousands of indies, classics, documentaries and foreign films available on our streaming service (free with your WCCLS library card, of course).

Don't miss our other 2021 lists. 

Top 21 Titles of 2021: Adult Fiction

Top 21 Titles of 2021: Adult Non-Fiction

Top 21 Titles of 2021: Young Adult Fiction

Top 21 Titles of 2021: Children's Fiction

10 Most Popular Books of 2021

*Tied for fifth place.

**Tied for 11th place.