Movies watched in 2021

by Amy_Rogers | created - 04 Jan 2021 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

Just a list of movies I've watched this year to keep track of what I watch. Most of these are great so check them out.

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1. Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A detective investigates the death of the patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 699,221 | Gross: $165.36M

Incredible, amazing, show stopping, never been done before, not afraid to reference or not reference

2. Marriage Story (2019)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Greer, Azhy Robertson

Votes: 315,914 | Gross: $2.00M

Amazing writing accompanied by outstanding performances

3. The Man from Nowhere (2010)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.

Director: Jeong-beom Lee | Stars: Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron, Kim Tae-hoon, Kim Hee-won

Votes: 70,921 | Gross: $0.01M

This has exceptional action sequences that are a clear inspiration behind modern day fights. Great watch overall

4. John Wick (2014)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

68 Metascore

An ex-hit-man comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his dog and took his car.

Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 642,495 | Gross: $43.04M

Breathtaking

5. Joint Security Area (2000)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

After a shooting incident at the North/South Korean border/DMZ leaves 2 North Korean soldiers dead, a neutral Swiss/Swedish team investigates, what actually happened.

Director: Park Chan-wook | Stars: Lee Yeong-ae, Lee Byung-hun, Song Kang-ho, Kim Tae-woo

Votes: 31,446

A bit slow in the first half but amazingly impactful

6. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

75 Metascore

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose

Votes: 439,798 | Gross: $92.03M

Beware of pencils

7. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

R | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassins' guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 351,332 | Gross: $171.02M

Beware of books

8. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan

Votes: 176,011 | Gross: $174.53M

I don't usually watch films like this but it was on tv and I didn't feel like moving, the first half was actually bearable and the second half completely shat on everything that was built up to that point, I wish I'd watched Chopped instead, 5/10.

9. Hope (2013)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

Story of an 8 year old girl coping with a gruesome rape damaging her internally and affecting emotionally, trying to overcome all obstacles in the aftermath of the incident with a good support from those around her.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Re Lee, Sol Kyung-gu, Uhm Ji-won, Kim Hae-sook

Votes: 8,184

Really heartbreaking but worth a watch

10. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

When a beautiful stranger leads computer hacker Neo to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,924,135 | Gross: $171.48M

It was my first time watching this classic and now I understand why its a classic!

11. Mission Mangal (2019)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, History

Based on true events of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launching the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), making it the least expensive mission to Mars.

Director: Jagan Shakti | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha

Votes: 16,526 | Gross: $3.60M

My cousin was watching this on tv and I decided to give her company... wish I hadn't. The writing and dialogue is awful as well as the editing. It makes a complete joke of an actually important moment for India. Don't watch it please.

12. Minari (2020)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.

Director: Lee Isaac Chung | Stars: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Cho

Votes: 83,741

Sometimes tragedy is what keeps us from tragedy

13. The Lighthouse (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

83 Metascore

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman, Logan Hawkes

Votes: 222,642 | Gross: $0.43M

A modern horror masterpiece

14. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

84 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 2,669,744 | Gross: $534.86M

A bit overhyped but a good experience nonetheless

15. Justice League (2017)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his new-found ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller

Votes: 457,022 | Gross: $229.02M

It was on tv while I was eating so I kept it on, should've skipped the meal instead

16. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 1,092,344 | Gross: $125.62M

Wayy ahead of its time. Even though it was made in 1998, its just as accurate, if not more accurate now

17. American Psycho (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

64 Metascore

A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

Votes: 633,220 | Gross: $15.07M

A hilarious as well as terrifying watch, Christian Bale stole the show with this performance

18. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 279,636 | Gross: $18.10M

Such a beautifully shot film with outstanding music

19. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

79 Metascore

Between 1968 and 1983, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 549,781 | Gross: $33.08M

A very brutal and respectful retelling of very real events, a must watch

20. Her (2013)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

91 Metascore

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara

Votes: 621,492 | Gross: $25.57M

One of the most realistic and grounded sci fi films ever, makes you forget that this movie's world is fictitious

21. The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

After a tragic accident, two stage magicians in 1890s London engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,341,786 | Gross: $53.09M

Had me on the edge of my water filled cuboid

22. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 1,328,141 | Gross: $128.01M

One of the most heart wrenching and shocking endings I've ever seen, one of Scorsese's finest

23. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,333,317 | Gross: $132.38M

A great crime thriller with even greater performances

24. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

A pop singer gives up her career to become an actress, but she slowly goes insane when she starts being stalked by an obsessed fan and what seems to be a ghost of her past.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 79,780 | Gross: $0.78M

Way ahead of its time in terms of its message, something that should terrify us all

25. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O., but his tragic past may doom the project and his team to disaster.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 2,368,397 | Gross: $292.58M

Exceptionally written, filmed and acted

26. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 991,317 | Gross: $167.77M

A gripping thriller with quite a few plot holes, but it's so good that you're willing to overlook the plot holes

27. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,664,154 | Gross: $100.13M

A classic thriller with wonderful acting

28. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

75 Metascore

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 1,425,834 | Gross: $116.90M

Greatly acted money and drug driven wet dream

29. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Votes: 2,141,082 | Gross: $37.03M

Weirdly horrific but also a great thriller

30. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 556,193 | Gross: $32.38M

Jake Gyllenhaal's performance was so good that it made me physically uncomfortable

31. The Witch (2015)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

Votes: 268,993 | Gross: $25.14M

An incredibly well made period piece with compelling visuals and language

32. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 774,976 | Gross: $106.95M

One of the best films I've seen in a while, great acting as well as heavenly music

33. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Over the course of several years, two convicts form a friendship, seeking consolation and, eventually, redemption through basic compassion.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,696,018 | Gross: $28.34M

Made me cry like a little baby, such a great classic

34. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,441,575 | Gross: $130.74M

Left me questioning existence, such a compelling film with spine chilling performances

35. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians while attempting to come to terms with his troubled private life.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 777,013 | Gross: $91.13M

A film about unsung heroes, left me really sad but really worth a watch

36. The Sixth Sense (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

64 Metascore

A frightened, withdrawn Philadelphia boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

Votes: 997,784 | Gross: $293.51M

One of the few good movies Shyamalan made, definitely worth a watch

37. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 622,393 | Gross: $176.04M

A movie that utilizes cliches just to surpass them, incredibly acted

38. Prisoners (2013)

R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

70 Metascore

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Votes: 726,042 | Gross: $61.00M

Raises great questions about morality, a very compelling thriller

39. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 703,853 | Gross: $100.55M

A super enjoyable and out of the box sci-fi, definitely worth watching

40. Interstellar (2014)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,852,194 | Gross: $188.02M

A classic Nolan film, great visuals, great music and great acting, a huge achievement for modern sci-fi

41. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 808,301 | Gross: $1.48M

I was very confused throughout the movie but I think all made sense in the end and it was very satisfying, great watch

42. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

81 Metascore

Young Blade Runner K's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 583,980 | Gross: $92.05M

Absolute eye candy

43. Another Round (2020)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

Four high-school teachers consume alcohol on a daily basis to see how it affects their social and professional lives.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, Lars Ranthe

Votes: 165,197

A grounded view on a rather weird subject, worth the watch

44. Drive (I) (2011)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama