The movies I watched in 2021

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1. A Little Red Flower (2020)

122 min | Drama, Family

The film tells a warm and realistic story, thinking and facing the ultimate problem that every ordinary person will face-imagining that death may come at any time, the only thing we have to do is love and cherish.

Director: Yan Han | Stars: Jackson Yee, Haocun Liu, Yalin Gao, Yuanyuan Zhu

Votes: 373

2. The Soul (2021)

130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The founder of a corporation developing a futuristic cancer treatment is brutally murdered, and a prosecutor sidelined by the illness asks to lead the case, assisted by his newly pregnant detective wife.

Director: Wei-Hao Cheng | Stars: Chen Chang, Janine Chun-Ning Chang, Anke Sun, Christopher Ming-Shun Lee

Votes: 1,720

3. Soul (2020)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

83 Metascore

After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife.

Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House

Votes: 252,996

4. Go Away Mr. Tumor (2015)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

An imaginative woman copes with a debilitating form of cancer by remaining optimistic and spending time with her friends.

Director: Yan Han | Stars: Baihe Bai, Daniel Wu, Zi-Xuan Zhang, Yuan Li

Votes: 1,026 | Gross: $0.29M

5. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

Director: Josh Boone | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern

Votes: 350,992 | Gross: $124.87M

6. Animal World (2018)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A man finds himself deep in debt and is coerced to board a ship that hosts a risky gambling party.

Director: Yan Han | Stars: Yifeng Li, Yunhe Yi, Bingkun Cao, Yijuan Li

Votes: 3,914

7. All About ING (2019)

106 min | Drama

The life of a family of three was changed by the diagnosis of terminal liver cancer by his father Weiming. The seemingly peaceful family is shrouded in haze. Mother Mu Ling carried the ... See full summary »

Director: Zi Huang | Stars: Hang-Ying Pang, Howard Sit, Hon-Man Ko, Alma Kwok

Votes: 85

8. The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy

75 Metascore

A photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Pilar López de Ayala, Filipe Vargas, Isabel Ruth, Sara Carinhas

Votes: 1,827 | Gross: $0.05M

9. The Reunions (2020)

80 min | Drama

Rework on Dong Chengpeng's previous award winning short "A Final Reunion". A comedy director has come up with an idea of breaking through his common filmmaking take by shooting a short film... See full summary »

Director: Chengpeng Dong | Stars: Jixiang Wang, Chengpeng Dong, Lu Liu

Votes: 201

10. Pieces of a Woman (2020)

R | 126 min | Drama

66 Metascore

When a young mother's home birth ends in unfathomable tragedy, she begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones in this deeply personal story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, Iliza Shlesinger

Votes: 40,461

11. 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 S. Kim, Noel Cho

Votes: 49,853

12. Nomadland (2020)

R | 107 min | Drama

93 Metascore

A woman in her sixties, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Gay DeForest

Votes: 106,231

13. Sunset (2018)

R | 142 min | Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

A young girl grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before World War I.

Director: László Nemes | Stars: Juli Jakab, Vlad Ivanov, Evelin Dobos, Marcin Czarnik

Votes: 3,887 | Gross: $0.16M

14. Saint Maud (2019)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

83 Metascore

Follows a pious nurse who becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.

Director: Rose Glass | Stars: Morfydd Clark, Caoilfhionn Dunne, Jennifer Ehle, Marcus Hutton

Votes: 20,060

15. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Natthakarn Aphaiwonk

Votes: 14,397 | Gross: $0.18M

16. A Writer's Odyssey (2021)

130 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Six years after the abduction of his daughter, a man is hired to kill the author of a fantasy novel, but the world of the novel seems to intersect with reality.

Director: Yang Lu | Stars: Jiayin Lei, Mi Yang, Zijian Dong, Shengdi Wang

Votes: 1,165

17. Hi, Mom (2021)

128 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A woman travels back in time to befriend her own mother in an attempt to make her life better.

Director: Ling Jia | Stars: Ling Jia, Xiaofei Zhang, Teng Shen, He Chen

Votes: 1,090

18. Dear Comrades! (2020)

121 min | Drama, History

82 Metascore

When the communist government raises food prices in 1962, the rebellious workers from the small industrial town of Novocherkassk go on strike. The massacre which then ensues is seen through the eyes of a devout party activist.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Vladislav Komarov, Andrey Gusev, Yuliya Burova

Votes: 2,638

19. Supernova (II) (2020)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Sam and Tusker are traveling across England in their old RV to visit friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have.

Director: Harry Macqueen | Stars: Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci, Pippa Haywood, Peter MacQueen

Votes: 4,232

20. New Order (2020)

R | 86 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A lavish high-society wedding unexpectedly turns into a class struggle that leads to a violent coup.

Director: Michel Franco | Stars: Naian González Norvind, Fernando Cuautle, Diego Boneta, Samantha Yazareth Anaya

Votes: 3,682

21. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada

Votes: 8,241

22. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

83 Metascore

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 1,139,793 | Gross: $760.51M

23. Tracing Her Shadow (2020)

97 min | Drama

After the victory of the War of Resistance Against Japan in 1945, a large number of Japanese orphans were adopted by families in Northeast China. With the normalization of diplomatic ... See full summary »

Director: Peng Fei Song | Stars: Yanshu Wu, Ze Ying, Jun Kunimura, Masatoshi Nagase

Votes: 71

24. Persian Lessons (2020)

127 min | Drama, War

A young Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being executed in a concentration camp.

Director: Vadim Perelman | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay, David Schütter

Votes: 3,669

25. Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)

R | 242 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

54 Metascore

Determined to ensure Superman's ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams

Votes: 304,208

26. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

59 Metascore

The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another - the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong - with humanity caught in the balance.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry

Votes: 143,246

27. Wife of a Spy (2020)

115 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A Japanese merchant who leaves his wife behind in order to travel to Manchuria, where he witnesses an act of barbarism. His subsequent actions cause misunderstanding, jealousy and legal problems for his wife.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Yû Aoi, Issey Takahashi, Masahiro Higashide, Ryôta Bandô

Votes: 685

28. The Great Buddha+ (2017)

102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

One day when Pickle's and his colleague, Belly Bottom's television is broken, their lives are changed forever.

Director: Hsin-yao Huang | Stars: Cres Chuang, Bamboo Chu-Sheng Chen, Leon Dai, Shao-Huai Chang

Votes: 3,347

29. The Square (2017)

R | 151 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary

Votes: 57,972 | Gross: $1.50M

30. Oasis (2002)

133 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

An irresponsible and childish ex-con befriends a girl with cerebral palsy and develops a progressively stronger bond with her.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Sol Kyung-gu, Moon So-ri, Nae-sang Ahn, Seung-wan Ryoo

Votes: 8,565

31. Haru (1996)

118 min | Drama, Romance

Two young individuals meet online and become interested in each other after e-mailing everyday. Secrets are confessed and the two finally decide to meet in person.

Director: Yoshimitsu Morita | Stars: Eri Fukatsu, Seiyô Uchino, Sei Hiraizumi, Noriko Kojima

Votes: 129

32. The Eleventh Chapter (2019)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

A man must attempt to clear his name after a theatre puts on a play that accuses him of committing a 30-year-old murder.

Director: Jianbin Chen | Stars: Jianbin Chen, Xun Zhou, Leah Dou, Chengpeng Dong

Votes: 212

33. Sister (I) (2021)

127 min | Drama

A girl who has lost her parents is facing the issue of pursuing an independent life or raising her younger brother.

Director: Ruoxin Yin | Stars: Zifeng Zhang, Yang Xiao, Yuanyuan Zhu, Bowen Duan

Votes: 198

34. Saturday Fiction (2019)

126 min | Drama, History

51 Metascore

Yu Jin is working undercover gathering intelligence for the Allies.

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Gong Li, Mark Chao, Pascal Greggory, Xiangli Huang

Votes: 379

35. Pickpocket (1997)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama

A small town pickpocket whose friends have moved on to higher trades finds himself bitter and unable to adapt.

Director: Jia, Zhangke | Stars: Hongwei Wang, Hongjian Hao, Baitao Zuo, Ma Jinrei

Votes: 2,243

36. The House of Small Cubes (2008)

12 min | Animation, Short, Drama

To save his house from rising flood waters, an old man uses bricks to build it higher, then he relives events from his past while searching for his dropped pipe.

Director: Kunio Kato | Star: Masami Nagasawa

Votes: 10,516

37. The Six (II) (2021)

100 min | Documentary

The last great mystery of Titanic is unraveled, as an international team searches for the ship's lost Chinese passengers, uncovering an extraordinary tale of survival and dignity in the face of racism and anti-immigrant policy.

Director: Arthur Jones | Stars: Tom Fong, Steven Schwankert

Votes: 63

38. A Scene at the Sea (1991)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Claude Maki, Hiroko Ôshima, Sabu Kawahara, Toshizo Fujiwara

Votes: 5,328

39. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,871,109 | Gross: $107.93M

40. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,700,333 | Gross: $315.54M

41. Fall of Ming (2013)

110 min | Drama, History

Ming Emperor Chongzhen 1642 CE and General Chaunting plan to defend Kaifeng and prevent the Dynasty's fall. The army faces many problems and an epidemic. Healer Youke treats with a new method found relevant even in today's SARS outbreak.

Director: Jing Wang | Stars: Yuanzheng Feng, Leon Dai, Bo Feng, Yang Yang

Votes: 359

42. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG-13 | 179 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,518,436 | Gross: $342.55M

43. Beijing Blues (2012)

118 min | Action, Crime

Beijing police officer Zhang Hui Ling, who patrols Haidian District's Shuangyushu neighborhood in Beijing, has a job to do. Every day, he has to go out in the street with his cohort of ... See full summary »

Director: Qunshu Gao | Stars: Qianqian Kong, Lixian Zhang

Votes: 267

44. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 715,666 | Gross: $33.23M

45. The Blue Umbrella (2013)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Amidst the rain in a singing city, two umbrellas - one blue, one not - fall eternally in love.

Director: Saschka Unseld | Star: Sarah Jaffe

Votes: 9,397

46. Chungking Express (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama