With juggernauts like Marvel and Warner resuming their release schedule, it’s time to round up the biggest upcoming movies in Singapore in 2021. From the epic showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong to the nail-biting tension of A Quiet Place: Part 2 and hidden gems like Candyman and Free Guy, mark your calendars for some of the most anticipated movies coming soon to Singapore.
Release dates listed below are accurate at the time of publishing.
Hotly anticipated movies coming soon to Singapore theatres
1. Godzilla vs. Kong
Anyone who watched the 2014 Godzilla original anticipated a sequel would be in the pipeline and after seven years, it finally is! Godzilla vs. Kong breathes new life into the long-time rivalry between both monsters and asks the question — who’d win in a brawl? It’s the king of the monsters versus the gentle giant of Skull Island as King Kong seeks to protect an orphaned girl Jia against Godzilla’s rampage. Get ready for epic clashes and massive collateral damage as both giants battle to see who comes out on top. For fans of monster movies, you’ll appreciate how this modern adaptation cranks the believability to eleven by leveraging on breathtaking film effects!
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall
Release date: 25 Mar
2. The Father
The Father might come across as a typical family drama movie at first but this can’t be further from the truth. The movie features Anthony Hopkins as the titular father who, in fact, struggles with Alzheimer’s. What follows is a painfully accurate taste of the confusion and inconsistencies caused by dementia as we see Anthony’s world collapse around him. It all seems like one big psychedelic trip as his daughter’s statements become incoherent and his surroundings change on a whim. With critics claiming this as Hopkin’s best work yet, this is one of the upcoming movies in Singapore you won’t want to miss.
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Imogen Poots
Release date: 25 Mar
3. A Quiet Place: Part 2
We know we’re definitely going to catch this horror movie coming soon to Singapore! If you missed the first installation of this film, be sure to catch the upcoming sequel in Singapore. Quiet Place 2 follows the members of the Abbott family (hello again, Emily Blunt!) as they navigate aliens in the same silent tread. Only this time, with more dangers lurking now than before, catch John Krasinski’s second directorial attempt with a notable cast including Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy playing as Emmett, the enigmatic lone survivor.
Starring: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, John Krasinski
Release date: 22 Apr
4. Black Widow
Marvel fans cannot miss this upcoming 2021 movie in Singapore! Catch Scarlett Johansson headlining her own Marvel after years of playing fiddle to Iron Man. Black Widow is a prequel to Avengers: Infinity War and backtracks to her time in Budapest when she was on the run after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Fans can look forward to an in-depth exploration of Romanoff’s character — her fears, insecurities and of course, powerful fighting prowess. The movie also marks the beginning of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 and will be followed by another Marvel movie coming soon to Singapore — The Eternals, set to air in the later part of 2021.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Rachel Weisz
Release date: 29 Apr
5. Free Guy
Out of all the upcoming movies in Singapore, Free Guy caught our eye with its novel and fourth-wall-breaking plotline. Ryan Reynolds plays Guy, an average bank teller who discovers he’s actually a background character in an open-world video game! Everything changes when he foils a bank robbery and takes steps to make himself the hero of this story. With popular co-stars like Jodie Comer and Taika Waititi, you can expect non-stop laughs in this action-packed comedy that Reynolds claims he hasn’t been this invested in since Deadpool.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi
Release date: 20 May
6. Top Gun: Maverick
Despite debuting 34 years ago, the pop culture impact that Top Gun has had cannot be understated. This is especially so if you still have its theme song Highway to the Danger Zone on repeat on Spotify! What fans remember most from the original are its beloved characters and you’ll be glad to know most of them are reprising their original roles including Tom Cruise! From snarky one-liners to classic ‘80s bravado, Cruise looks set to win the modern audiences as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell. And yes, he still sports the same cocky and charismatic personality we remember from the original. What follows is a tale of passing the torch as Maverick coaches the next generation of Top Gun recruits and confronts the ghosts of his past.
Starring: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly
Release date: 1 Jul
7. Candyman (2021)
When horror mastermind Jordan Peele announced that he’s planning to release two new movies, we definitely didn’t expect Candyman to be resurfacing after a 29 year absence! 2021’s Candyman continues the tale of Anthony McCoy, the baby who escaped Candyman’s clutches in the original 1992 cult classic film. In the present day, Anthony returns to the Chicago neighbourhood and unknowingly moves into the apartments where the madness began. If you’re a huge fan of supernatural thrillers, you’ll definitely not want to miss this upcoming movie in Singapore!
Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Release date: 27 Aug
Dune is the result of a cross between intergalactic space action with the power struggles in Game Of Thrones. This modern retelling of the 1965 novel is actually the second attempt at a feature film, following the rushed hack job that was the 1984 iteration! Given the immense scale of the novel’s world building, Dune will be the first of a two-part series. It stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, heir to the House Atreides who are caretakers of the universe’s most powerful resource, Melange. Without spoiling too much, this looks to be a mind blowing sci-fi movie coming soon to Singapore that some say rivals the scale of Star Wars!
Starring: Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson
Release date: 1 Oct
9. No Time To Die
No Time To Die is slated to be Daniel Craig’s fifth and final appearance in a Bond movie. If you’re a fan of the MI6 agent then this will take the cake for being the most awaited upcoming movie in Singapore. The premise is simple; Bond retires from active service, he gets approached in a kidnapping case and ends up getting wound up in a bigger world mission. Rumours have it that this movie will have links to the preceding four iterations and tie up what was left unresolved.
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux
Release date: 8 Oct
You won’t want to miss these upcoming movies in Singapore
Movie buffs rejoice! With all these fantastic upcoming movies in Singapore, celebrate franchises and fresh new takes with your friends, family or just on your own. Before heading down to catch these movies coming soon to Singapore, why not enjoy more savings by pre-purchasing your tickets with using these movie vouchers? If you’re set on picking the best venue to admire these films in their full glory, make sure you book your seats at these best cinemas in Singapore! Alternatively, equip your home with these best home projectors if you prefer to wait and experience these films at home.
This article was updated on 3 February 2021. Additional research done by Bryant Tay.