2021 Favorite Movies and Stats

I’m not going to lie, this wasn’t the best movie year for us. We didn’t get to the movie theater (although we did get to the drive-in for a double feature) and our choices were more of ‘what’s on Netflix that we can agree on in 5 minutes?’ than intentional viewing. We did binge lots of shows, but I wasn’t great about keeping track of those. Maybe next year.

49 movies (same as last year)

2021 was our most watched year with 12 movies, followed by 2020 with 8.

Gigi (1958) was the oldest movie we watched.

We watched the most movies in the month of May with 8.

I wrote 4 Book vs Movie posts (The Sun is Also a Star, Good Morning Midnight/The Midnight Sun, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Perfume)

The actress I saw the most was Awkwafina in 3 movies (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Jumanji: The Next Level, Crazy Rich Asians)

The two actors I saw the most of at 3 movies a piece were Mathias Schoenarts (A Little Chaos, Red Sparrow, Our Souls at Night) and Jack Black (Goosebumps, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Jumanji: The Next Level)

My Favorite Movies

BlackkKlansman, 2018
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Mudbound, 2017
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A Little Chaos, 2014
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Crazy Rich Asians, 2018

What was your favorite movie of the year?

December Movies

We also watched Wheel of Time season 1 (loved) The Witcher season 2 (liked), and the BBC’s The Pale Horse starring Rufus Sewell (skip it!). Have you been binging any shows this month?

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Destination Wedding, 2018 (Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder) Grade B

Two of my longtime faves.

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Don’t Look Up, 2021 (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Timothee Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Ron Perlman, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey) Grade B

Smartly satirical but too long!

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A Castle For Christmas, 2021 (Brooke Shields, Carey Elwes) Grade B

Hallmark movie with 80s icons.

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Scrooged, 1988 (Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, Alfre Woodard) Grade B

Fun Christmasy 80’s throwback.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins, 2011 (Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury) Grade B-

Utterly ridiculous, entertaining family movie.

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The 5th Wave, 2016 (Chloe Grace Moretz, Ron Livingston, Liev Schreiber, Nick Robinson, Alex Roe, Maggie Siff, Maria Bello, Maika Monroe, Zackary Arthur) Grade C+

Still waiting for the ending!