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Twitter reveals the '10 most discussed films' of 2021


2021 has been an extraordinary year for filmmaking, bouncing back from the tragic effects of the coronavirus pandemic that caused cinemas worldwide to close down in 2020.

Punctuated by a particularly great year for female filmmakers including the likes of Chloé Zhao, Julia Ducournau and Céline Sciamma, 2021 has gifted us with glorious indie films such as Nomadland as well as the return of the big-budget blockbuster with movies like Dune and The Matrix Resurrections.

However, much like any popular discussion in the contemporary world, popularity rules and word of mouth for a particular film still rules when it comes to ultimate box office figures. Social media service Twitter has revealed the 10 most-discussed films of 2021, with the list including Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong among a range of other superhero movies.

The full list includes:

  • The Batman
  • Shrek
  • Godzilla vs. Kong
  • Dune
  • The Suicide Squad
  • Black Widow
  • Black Panther
  • Eternals
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League

It’s certainly no surprise to see the likes of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Dune on the list, with these two films having suffocated the popular cinematic discussion for many months now. The one outlier is most certainly Shrek, with the film likely included due to the fact that it celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. Its inclusion on this list is an ode to the film’s everlasting pertinence in pop culture. 

The social media platform also released the 10 most-discussed TV shows of the year, with the list including:

  • Pui Pui Molcar
  • Sen Cal Kapimi
  • In the Soop
  • Tokyo Revengers
  • A Fazenda 13
  • WandaVision
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba
  • Squid Game
  • Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Big Brother Brasil

Whilst there is certainly a lot of anime on the TV list, Marvel’s Wandavision managed to sneak in as well as the ever-popular Squid Game from Netflix.