I’ve watched 150 movies in 2021 (as of June 20)

Around 2 months have passed since my last blog post, when I hit 100 feature-length movies watched in 2021. Now, I’m back to discuss movies #101-150: which ones were my favorite, and which ones I wrote detailed reviews for.

Between April and June, I tried to watch more non-English-language films. Fortunately, I set a new record for the number of unique languages in a 50-movie period: 12.

Most of the films listed here are feature-length films (> 40 minutes). However, I also included some important short films and stand-up comedy routines (thanks to Bo Burnham). Conversely, I left out some short films I’ve watched. Overall, I watched around 50 substantial movies.

“Requiem for a Dream” is definitely in my top 3 movies of all time now; it may even be the #1.

Fun Statistics

Languages: 12. German, Russian, Italian, Bambara, Cantonese, Swedish, Fula, Mandarin, Japanese, French, English, Silent

Most-watched Director: Paul Thomas Anderson (3), Federico Fellini (3 watches, 2 unique movies)

Average movie release year: 1984 (previously 1983)

Median movie release year: 1994 (previously 1992.5)

Read my best movie reviews

My recommendations for you

I tried to pick ones that are less well-known to the general American public because these are the gems that deserve attention.

*Note: not all of these movies are for the faint of heart. Search up “[movie name] imdb parents guide” for content warnings (especially for “Requiem for a Dream”!)

  • Requiem for a Dream (2000; English)
  • Nights of Cabiria (1957; Italian)
  • The Age of Innocence (1993; English)
  • Chungking Express (1994; Cantonese)
  • Shoplifters (2018; Japanese)
  • There Will Be Blood (2007; English)

How to interpret my list

  • Blue = especially good (usually 4/5 stars or above)
  • Green = non-English movie
  • Red = female director

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