Films watched in 2021

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1. Bad Boys for Life (2020)

R | 124 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

59 Metascore

Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett must face off against a mother-and-son pair of drug lords who wreak vengeful havoc on their city.

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 135,148 | Gross: $206.31M

2. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

96 Metascore

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Cho, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 591,518 | Gross: $53.37M

3. Greed (I) (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

Satire about the world of the super-rich.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Caroline Flack, Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Isla Fisher

Votes: 5,212

4. The Ripper (2020)

TV-MA | 195 min | Documentary, Crime

Investigators and witnesses recall how a modern-day Jack the Ripper terrorized the north of England during the late 1970s.

Stars: Alan Whitehouse, Keith Hellawell, Andrew Laptew, Christa Ackroyd

Votes: 6,888

5. Jojo Rabbit (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, War

58 Metascore

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi

Votes: 313,599 | Gross: $0.35M

6. Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Stuart Wolfenden

Votes: 50,191 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Blithe Spirit (2020)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

26 Metascore

A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writer's block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife, which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.

Director: Edward Hall | Stars: Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Michele Dotrice

Votes: 3,017

8. The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama

Detective superintendent reopens two unsolved murder cases from the 1980s. Forensic methods link the crimes to a string of burglaries. Steve's team has to find more evidence before the perpetrator is released from prison.

Stars: Luke Evans, Keith Allen, Caroline Berry, Oliver Ryan

Votes: 4,595

9. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 1,043,950 | Gross: $70.51M

10. The Three Kings (2020)

104 min | Documentary, Sport

An insight into three of the greatest Scottish football managers and how they lead their clubs to success.

Director: Jonny Owen | Stars: Matt Busby, Bill Shankly, Jock Stein

Votes: 139

11. The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

A modern take on Charles Dickens's classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 14,660

12. Get on Up (2014)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Music

71 Metascore

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis

Votes: 23,045 | Gross: $30.51M

13. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Bad Boys (2014)

TV-G | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early '90s seemed willing to do anything to win. That characteristic made them loved -- and hated. It earned them the title: Bad Boys.

Director: Zak Levitt | Stars: Kid Rock, Mike Abdenour, Mark Aguirre, Marv Albert

Votes: 1,496

14. The Dig (2021)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

73 Metascore

An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.

Director: Simon Stone | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn

Votes: 51,337

15. 42 (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

62 Metascore

In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie

Votes: 87,840 | Gross: $95.00M

16. King Rocker (2020)

90 min | Documentary

Documentary about Robert Lloyd and The Nightingales.

Director: Michael Cumming | Stars: Stewart Lee, Frank Skinner, Robert Lloyd, Robin Askwith

Votes: 231

17. The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020)

TV-MA | 111 min | Documentary, Music

78 Metascore

An exploration of the history of the Bee Gees, featuring revealing interviews with oldest brother Barry Gibb, and archival interviews with the late twin brothers Robin and Maurice.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Peter Brown

Votes: 3,000

18. Comedian (2002)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

62 Metascore

A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.

Director: Christian Charles | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Garry Shandling, Greg Giraldo

Votes: 6,628 | Gross: $2.74M

19. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

Votes: 19,966

20. The Day Shall Come (2019)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

70 Metascore

An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams.

Director: Christopher Morris | Stars: Andrel McPherson, Miles Robbins, Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick

Votes: 3,339

21. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

50 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 120,477 | Gross: $40.49M

22. The New York Times Presents (2020– )
Episode: Framing Britney Spears (2021)

TV-MA | 74 min | Documentary

Her rise was a global phenomenon. Her downfall was a cruel national sport. People close to Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship now reassess her career as she battles her father in court over who should control her life.

Director: Samantha Stark | Stars: Britney Spears, Liz Day, Felicia Culotta, Hayley Hill

Votes: 5,372

23. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama

55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 404,014 | Gross: $111.11M

24. About Time (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

55 Metascore

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson

Votes: 310,796 | Gross: $15.32M

25. Good Time (2017)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Buddy Duress

Votes: 95,272 | Gross: $2.03M

26. Educating Rita (1983)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

An alcoholic professor has been hired by a working-class girl for higher education.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams, Maureen Lipman

Votes: 12,971 | Gross: $14.65M

27. Long Shot (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Crime, Sport

When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn't commit, he builds his case for innocence around raw footage from a popular TV show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Director: Jacob LaMendola | Stars: Tasha Boggs, Juan Catalan, Melissa Catalan, Miguel Catalan

Votes: 6,530

28. Creation Stories (2021)

105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Creation Stories tells the unforgettable tale of infamous Creation Records label head Alan McGee; and of how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to irrevocably change the face of British culture.

Director: Nick Moran | Stars: Ewen Bremner, Leo Flanagan, Richard Jobson, Rori Hawthorn

Votes: 558

29. Finding Jack Charlton (2020)

97 min | Documentary, Sport

Finding Jack Charlton is the definitive portrait of an extraordinary man; an English World Cup winning legend, who became an Irish hero.

Directors: Gabriel Clarke, Pete Thomas | Stars: Larry Mullen Jr., Roddy Doyle, Jack Charlton, Andy Townsend

Votes: 496

30. Building Jerusalem (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA, World Cup Final, 2003. With two minutes of extra time left to win, Jonny Wilkinson goes for his trademark drop goal. This time, he's shooting for a place in sporting history.

Director: James Erskine | Stars: Matt Dawson, Peter FitzSimons, George Gregan, Martin Johnson

Votes: 378

31. Crocodile Dundee (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.

Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

Votes: 93,600 | Gross: $174.64M

32. The Great Escape (1963)

Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

86 Metascore

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 227,378 | Gross: $12.10M

33. Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic (2021)

89 min | Documentary

This special sees Louis travel to America to investigate the story of a man who has become one of the most controversial and captivating icons of recent times: the gun-toting, self-described 'gay hillbilly' and 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic.

Director: Jack Rampling | Stars: Louis Theroux, Carole Baskin, Howard Baskin, Joe Exotic

Votes: 226

34. Made in Italy (2020)

R | 94 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

A bohemian artist travels from London to Italy with his estranged son to sell the house he inherited from his late wife.

Director: James D'Arcy | Stars: Yolanda Kettle, Micheál Richardson, Souad Faress, Liam Neeson

Votes: 4,906



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