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Five Lists: #TopTenFilms2021


With 670 Films and TV series watched in 2021, sorting out my Top 10s has proved a challenge! But I had a go!

Sadly, I couldn’t compile a list of my Top 10 seen at the cinema, as I only saw 9, the lowest since 1978.

You can read more about my movie year over at letterboxd. Here are five #TopTenFilms2021 lists...

Top 10 New Releases of 2021

1. The Green Knight

2. The Power of the Dog

3. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

4. Zola

5. Petite Maman

6. Promising Young Woman

7. Pig

8. Tick, Tick Boom

9. The Father

10. West Side Story


Top 10 New Watches in 2021

1. The Green Knight (2021)

2. The Power of the Dog (2021)

3. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)

4. Tsotsi (2005)

5. Promising Young Woman (2020)

6. Stalker (1979)

7. The Magician (1958)

8. Went the Day Well? (1942)

9. Happy Together (1997)

10. Blow the Man Down (2019)


Top 10 Films Directed by Women

5 New Releases...

1. The Power of the Dog

2. Zola

3. Petite Maman

4. Promising Young Woman

5. Passing

5 New To Me...

1. Blow the Man Down (2019)

2. In the Twelfth Day (1955)

3. Caramel (2007)

4. Lingua Franca (2019)

5. Rage (2009)


Top 10 Films Directed by Men

5 New Releases

1. The Green Knight

2. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

3. Tick, Tick Boom

4. The Father

5. West Side Story

5 New To Me

1. Tsotsi (2005)

2. Stalker (1979)

3. The Magician (1958)

4. Went the Day Well? (1942)

5. Happy Together (1997)


Top 10 LGBTQ Films

5 New to Me

The Power of the Dog (2021)

Happy Together (1997)

Lingua Franca (2019)

52 Tuesdays (2013)

Postcards from London (2018)


5 re-visits

Ed Wood (1994)

Lilting (2014)

The Watermelon Woman (1996)

The Duke of Burgundy (2014)

Maurice (1987)



It was pretty good year for Musicals, with three new films in my Top Ten, hope this a trend that continues!


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