Australia’s 25 Favourite Movies of 2021 in Rolling Stone Australia

Andrew Buckle,

The votes are in, and on behalf of Rolling Stone Australia and the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA) group we’re excited to share the 25 Favourite Movies of 2021 as voted by the Australian people.

You can find the complete list below or you can visit the Rolling Stone Australia wesbite to find out more about each movie.

1 Spider-Man: No Way Home
2 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
3 Free Guy
4 Dune
5 No Time to Die
6 Black Widow
7 Cruella
8 The Dry
9 A Quiet Place Part II
10 Jungle Cruise
11 Eternals
12 The Suicide Squad
13 Nobody
14 The Father
15 Promising Young Woman
16 Raya and the Last Dragon
17 Encanto
18 Venom: Let There Be Carnage
19 Godzilla vs. Kong
20 Pig
21 Fast and Furious 9
22 Zack Snyder’s Justice League
23 Don’t Look Up
24 The Matrix Resurrections
25 The Last Duel

Spider-man: No Way Home took the #1 spot, which was unsurprising due to its extraordinary box office success, but Marvel releases incredibly accounted for 4 (Shang-Chi, Black Widow and Eternals) of the top 11 spots.

Somewhat more surprising were the positions of the very good Disney animations Raya and the Last Dragon and Encanto, at #16 and #17 respectively. These crowd-pleasers that had a home premiere on Disney+ at the same time as a cinema release.

Perhaps the awards buzz and modest theatrical release for the critically-acclaimed independent titles The Father and Promising Young Woman helped them get some extra exposure.

Australia had a lone representative in The Dry (#8), which stars Eric Bana and is based on Jane Harpers’ best-selling novel.

Late-2021 releasing blockbusters Dune and No Time to Die – which have just become available for home entertainment – were understandably still fresh in audiences’ minds and claimed the #4 and #5 spots.

The polarising new addition to the Matrix franchise just snuck into the list, coming in at #24, while Fast & Furious fans seemed to be a bit cooler on the last instalment. Though it was one of the year’s biggest titles on home entertainment, it came in at #21.

How many of these have you seen? If you’re looking to catch up, all titles save for Spider-man: No Way Home (don’t worry, it will be out soon) are now available via your Fetch box.

Subscribe to Netflix to watch Don’t Look Up, or buy or rent the rest of the selections now in the Movie Store.

Don’t forget to check out our own list of Favourite Movies of 2021 to see how they stack up with the rest of Australia.

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