I’ve watched 100 movies in 2021 (as of April 15)

On February 4th, I wrote a post about watching 50 movies in 35 days. It took me a little longer – slightly over two months – to reach my 100th film watched in 2021, but here I am.

Most of the films listed here are feature-length films (> 40 minutes). However, I also included some short films directed by important filmmakers. Conversely, I left out some short films I’ve watched. Overall, I’d say I watched around 50 substantial movies.

Fun Statistics

Most feature-length movies watched in a day: 4 (on February 27, 2021)

Languages: 7. Mandarin, Swedish, Japanese, English, French, Korean, Silent

Average movie release year: 1983 (previously 1998)

Median movie release year: 1992.5 (previously 2007.5)

I made a deliberate effort to watch older movies (including several movies from the 1920s and 30s!), and these stats definitely reflect that.

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My recommendations for you

Everyone knows that The Shawshank Redemption, Back to the Future, etc are good. So here are my top recommendations for all readers – I tried to pick ones that are slightly less mainstream or well known.

  • Hero (2002) 
  • Eighth Grade (2018)
  • Paris is Burning (1990)
  • Ghost in the Shell (1995)
  • Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
  • Mulholland Drive (2001)

How to interpret my list

  • Blue = especially good
  • Green = non-English movie
  • Red = female director
  • *Note: all movies were first watches.

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