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Old 12-20-21, 08:20 PM
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Your Top 10 of 2021

It's that time, 11 days until the new year. What were your favorite 2021 releases?

Promising Young Woman
Nobody
Wrath of Man
A Quiet Place Part II
Pig
The Card Counter
No Time To Die
The Last Duel
Last Night in Soho
Spiderman: No Way Home
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

Promising Young Woman was released Christmas 2020.



There are still some more I need to see.

Favorites:
Bergman Island
In Front of Your Face
Last Night in Soho
Licorice Pizza
Parallel Mothers
Riders of Justice
tick, tick... boom!
Titane
West Side Story
The Worst Person in the World
Wrath of Man

Honorable Mention:
The Card Counter
CODA
Dune
The Killing of Two Lovers
The Night House
The Novice
Pig
Poser
Red Rocket
Shiva Baby
Zola

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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

King Richard
No Time to Die
A Quiet Place Part II
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Judas and the Black Messiah
Minari
West Side Story
Shang-Chi
Raya and the Last Dragon
Free Guy

I'm sure Dune will appear on a lot of Best of lists here, but for me honestly I just didn't love it enough to consider it one of my favorites of 2021.

There's a few more that I hope to check out and maybe one of them will bump one of the ones off my current list. But as of right now, those are my 10 favorites.

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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

Let's see, what new movies did I see this year...

Godzilla VS Kong
No Time To Die
Spider-Man No Way Home

Is that really it? Well, I saw Black Widow on Blu Ray...
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Old 12-20-21, 09:35 PM
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

In no particular order:

Power of the Dog
Together Together
Nine Days
Drive My Car
King Richard
Lamb
The Night House
The Last Duel
John and the Hole
Nobody

**this will likely change because I haven’t seen Licorice Pizza and a few others*.


Honorable Mention:

Pig
Old Henry
Spencer
Eyes of Tammy Faye
Dune
Last Night in Soho
The Novice
The Card Counter
Godzilla vs Kong
Bergman Island
Belfast (disappointing but still good)
The Humans
Cruella (added because I saw Crocker’s list; one of the biggest nice surprises of the year).

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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

House Of Gucci *
Spoiler:
The projector broke down an hour and a half into the movie so I haven't seen the rest yet, but I honestly enjoyed those 90 minutes more than any other film I've seen yet this year








The Green Knight
Power Of The Dog

The Trip
Respect
Cruella
Passing
Don't Look Up
The Hand Of God
(the ending isn't particularly strong, but I enjoyed the first two thirds tremendously)

These are the 42 movies from 2021 I saw to make my list from:
Spoiler:
I Care A Lot

Coming 2 America

The Woman In The Window

Army Of The Dead

Boss Level

Cruella

Good On Paper

Fear Street Part One: 1994

Escape Room: Tournament Of Champions

A Classic Horror Story

Old

Fear Street Part Two: 1978

The Green Knight

Fear Street Part Three: 1666

Respect

Candyman

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed

Vacation Friends

Cry Macho

The Many Saints Of Newark

The Manor

Madres

The Trip

Spiral: From The Book Of Saw

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Last Night In Soho

The Harder They Fall

Ghostbusters Afterlife

Free Guy

Jungle Cruise

The Power Of The Dog

House Of Gucci

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Being The Ricardos

Nightmare Alley

Passing

Hand Of God

The Lost Daughter

Nobody

Don't Look Up

The Tender Bar

Godzilla vs Kong

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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

I still need to see "Licorice Pizza", "West Side Story", "The Lost Daughter", "Being the Ricardos" and "Parallel Mothers". But here are my top 10 (for now). More or less in this order.

"Belfast"
"Last Night in Soho"
"Nightmare Alley"
"The Last Duel"
"Lamb"
"Boiling Point"
"The Card Counter"
"CODA"
"The Night House"
"Pig"
Old 12-22-21, 01:24 PM
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

There's still a lot of movies I need/want to see (Power of the Dog, Pig, Titane, Licorice Pizza, Don't Look Up, and probably a few more), but here's the best that I've seen:

Spider-Man: No Way Home
Free Guy
King Richard
Shang-Chi
Pig
A Quiet Place Part II
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
The Tomorrow War
Dune
The Last Duel

(12/30 EDIT: Pig joins my list (Spencer bumped))

And...just for fun, the worst movies of the year (again, of those I've seen):

Tom & Jerry
Godzilla vs. Kong
Infinite
Cry Macho
Reminiscence
The Jungle Cruise
The Little Things
Those Who Wish Me Dead
The Matrix: Resurrections
No Time To Die

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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

The Green Knight
The Card Counter
The Last Duel
Pig
Dune
The Eternals
Zack Snyder's Justice League
Army of the Dead
Wrath of Man
Oxygen
Quiet Place II
The Suicide Squad
Malignant
South of Heaven
King Richard
No Way Home


That's just a batch from the stuff that I have seen in 2021. I'm sure there's much more.
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

I havenít seen enough this year to make a good determination, but No Time to Die and Spider-Man: No Way Home were two of the best theatrical experiences Iíve had since before the pandemic. I also surprisingly enjoyed Cruella.
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

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No Way To Die

Is that the James Bond and Spider-Man Disney + crossover movie?
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

I didn't think anyone liked Gunpowder Milkshake much less giving it 5 stars. I liked it but didn't love it.
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

In no particular order

Promising Young Woman (I saw it 1/3/21 ​​​​​​)
Eternals
Wrath of Man
Cruella
Power of the Dog
Shang-Chi
No Way Home
Quiet Place 2
Free Guy
Dune


Old 12-23-21, 12:37 PM
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I didn't think anyone liked Gunpowder Milkshake much less giving it 5 stars. I liked it but didn't love it.
I know. I think a lot of people actually hated it. I love it though. Maybe I was just in a great mood that day. That movie just really hit the spot for exactly what I wanted right then.
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

There are still A LOT of movies I havenít seen that I suspect might crack my top 10 and push a handful of my current top 10 off the list. But right nowÖ

My Current Top 10:

Shang-Chi
Dune
The Harder They Fall
Land
Zack Snyderís Justice League
Wrath of Man
In the Heights
No Sudden Move
The Tomorrow War
Beckett

Movies I still need to see:
Spoiler:
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Nightmare Alley
Spiderman: No Way Home
Being the Ricardos
Donít Look Up
West Side Story
Licorice Pizza
Encanto
The Power of the Dog
The Last Duel
No Time to Die
The Card Counter
The Green Knight
Pig


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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

Oh yikes, I really have a drought here. In no particular order, these are the movies I even remotely liked:
  • The Suicide Squad
  • Dune
  • Eternals
  • No Way Home
  • Shang-Chi
  • F9
  • Mortal Kombat (really more for the experience of renting out a theater and sitting in one for the first time in over a year)
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal
  • The Tomorrow War
  • Godzilla Vs. Kong
Now my favorite first time watches:
  • They Live
  • Return of the Living Dead Part II
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  • Police Story
  • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Parasite
  • For All Mankind (1989)
  • Samsara
  • Modern Times
  • Honorary Mention: Tokyo Story

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I'm a little surprised that no one here included Judas and the Black Messiah in their lists. I thought that was a really well acted and compelling story. Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield were exceptional in it IMO.

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I'm a little surprised that no one here included Judas and the Black Messiah in their lists. I thought that was a really well acted and compelling story. Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield were exceptional in it IMO.
Im pretty sure that was on my list before the Oscars. It technically came out this year, but I donít think most people consider it a 2021 film.

It was really good though.
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Im pretty sure that was on my list before the Oscars. It technically came out this year, but I donít think most people consider it a 2021 film.

It was really good though.
Oh I see. It came out in February, but was part of last seasonís Oscars cycle.
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

Of what I've seen:
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  1. The Power of the Dog
  2. The Green Knight
  3. CODA
  4. Nightmare Alley
  5. West Side Story
  6. The Sparks Brothers
  7. Dune
  8. Judas and the Black Messiah
  9. Zack Snyder's Justice League
  10. Encanto
  11. Becoming Cousteau
  12. No Time To Die
  13. The French Dispatch
  14. The Suicide Squad
  15. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  16. Army of the Dead
  17. Tick, Tick... Boom!
  18. Being The Ricardos
  19. The King's Man
  20. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  21. Cruella
  22. Don't Look Up
  23. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  24. Black Widow
  25. Godzilla vs. Kong
  26. Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry
  27. The Many Saints of Newark
  28. The Matrix: Resurrections
  29. Without Remorse
  30. Fear Street Part One: 1994

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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

This may be the year I've watched the least number of movies of my life, and I stopped updating my letterboxd when I DID actually watch stuff... So I'm looking forward to everyone's lists in order to remind myself of everything I've missed so far.
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Old 12-26-21, 04:32 PM
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Didnít watch much new stuff this year, but Dune was absolutely the best thing I saw all year.

Shoutouts to Godzilla vs Kong, Cruella and Zack Snyderís Justice League.
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

Spider-Man: No Way Home
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Luca
Cruella
Free Guy
Dune
The Suicide Squad
Nobody
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
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1. Red Rocket
2. Last Night In Soho
3. Titane
4. The Suicide Squad
5. Dune
6. Spider-Man: No Way Home
7. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
8. A Quiet Place Part II
9. Lamb
10. V/H/S/94
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Re: Your Top 10 of 2021

Still need/want to see:
Nightmare Alley
House of Gucci
C'mon C'mon
Licorice Pizza
Titane (to a lesser extent)
Psycho Goreman (to a lesser extent)
So obviously it's subject to change.


10. Last Duel (or 13 other movies I'd say are tied lol)
9. King Richard
8. Judas and the Black Messiah
7. Godzilla vs Kong
6. No Time to Die
5. Shang-Chi
4. Cruella
3. Power of the Dog
2. Last Night in Soho
1. Spider-Man: No Way Home

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