With another year burdened by heavy lockdowns and little to do, it’s no surprise that film and television played a major part of our lives in 2021. As part of Google’s ‘Year in Search’, they revealed the most-googled films of 2021. 

Unsurprisingly, the mega blockbuster machine Marvel took out three places with its films Eternals, Black Widow and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Eternals takes out the top spot with a drastically mixed reception. Though directed by Chloé Zhao, who rose to fame with last year’s Oscar winner Nomadland, the film has the lowest Rotten Tomato score in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Eternals in the most googled movie of 2021

Another big winner was Netflix with Red Notice that combined the power of actors Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson and Gal Gadot and created an unmissable action comedy. Similarly with Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, they recruit another ring fighter, Dave Bautista and put him against a horde of zombies in Las Vegas. 

One film that book and movie nerds alike have been anxiously waiting on is Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune; based on the iconic series written by Frank Herbert. Though your Dunephile friends have always known this film would be a hit, studios have been reluctant to pursue it after David Lynch attempted the series back in 1984 to a fairly negative reception. 

However, that is not the case with the new interpretation. With breathtaking visuals and a dream cast including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and many more, the film is receiving raving reviews; The Guardian calling it ‘science-fiction’s answer to The Lord of the Rings’. With the phenomenal response Villeneuve confirmed via Deadline that they ‘are officially moving forward with Dune: Part Two’ and teasing fans that ‘this is only the beginning’. 

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Here is 2021’s most Googled films:

  1. Eternals
  2. Black Widow
  3. Dune
  4. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  5. Red Notice
  6. Mortal Kombat
  7. Cruella
  8. Halloween Kills
  9. Godzilla vs. Kong
  10. Army of the Dead