The Peoples Movies – Top Films of 2021 [The Writers]

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2021 only has a few days left , whilst it’s been a struggle for obvious reasons it was a vast improvement on 2022. Covid-19 is still around , cinemas have re-opened many films finally got released. Mental health maybe on the rise, however cinema has kept us all going, what films did we love?

A new year is approaching which means it’s time to look back and pick our Top Films of 2021. This year films and how we watch them, cinema, digital format and Streaming . As tradition now, for film websites, newspapers and magazine to pick those films we loved.

Like 2020, the Top 10 choices once again won’t be your usual cinema only films.  Below is the choices of a few of The Peoples Movies , as ever some you may agree, others might surprise you. Our rule was pick minimum of 5 films, maximum of 10 films and they don’t have to be in order, just your Top 5/10 films…

SHANE A.BASSETT | @Movie_Analyst
Shiva Baby | review
Black Medicine | review
Coda
Son
No Sudden Move
The Voyeurs | review
No Time to Die
Titane
Don’t Look Up
The French Dispatch

Most Surprising Film: The Birthday Cake – West Side Story – The Deep House – After we Fell –
Most Overlooked Film: Zola – Music – The Green Sea

ALICE SAMPSON
Another Round
Tick, tick, boom
Luca
Bo Burnham: Inside
Shang-chi
West side story
Nomadland
encanto
Dune
Petite Maman

Most Surprising Film: Tick, Tick…Boom!
Most Overlooked Film: Petit Maman

BRADLEY FIELDING | @BradleyFielding
Apples (Μήλα) (dir. Christos Nikou) | Review
Censor (dir. Prano Bailey-Bond)
Deerskin (Le Daim) (dir. Quentin Dupieux) | Review
I Blame Society (dir. Gillian Wallace Horvat) | Review
Jumbo (dir. Zoé Wittock) | Review
Lamb (dir. Valdimar Jóhannson)
Malignant (dir. James Wan)
Mandibles (Mandibules) (dir. Quentin Dupieux) | Review 
PVT Chat (dir. Ben Hozie) | Review
The Columnist (De Kuthoer) (dir. Ivo van Aart) | Review 

Most Surprising Film: Malignant (dir. James Wan), No One Gets Out Alive (dir. Santiago Menghin), Red Notice (Rawson Marshall Thurber) and The Night (آن شب) (dir. Kourosh Ahari)
Most Overlooked Film: Blame Society (dir. Gillian Wallace Horvat), Jumbo (dir. Zoé Wittock) and PVT Chat (dir. Ben Hozie).

SCOTT J DAVIS | @scottwritesfilm
Petite Maman | Review
Tick, Tick…Boom! | Review
C’mon C’mon | Review
Spencer | Review
Summer of Soul
The
Minari
Dune | Review
Titane
The World To Come | Review

Most Surprising Film: Freaky, Archive, Greenland, Pig, Cruella
Most Overlooked Films: Palm Springs

CARA McWILLIAM-RICHARDSON | @caraendseat
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story
Spencer
The French Dispatch
Dune
Minari
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Sound of Metal
No Time To Die
Promising Young Woman

Most Surprising Film: Candyman, The Green Knight, Shiva Baby, The Night House, Fear Street trilogy

SCOTT GILLILAND | @scotthgilliland
Drive My Car
Flee
Petite Maman
Mass
The Greenhouse
Clara Sola
Most Beautiful Boy In The World
Sound of Violence
Away
Piccolo Corpo

Most Surprising Film: Cruella, Come True, Synchronic, Mad God, A Ghost Waits, Slaxx, My First Summer, Cowboys, The Eight Hundred, For The Sake of Vicious

SOFIE TOPI
C’mon C’mon
Drive My Car
Drifting
Playground

Most Surprising Film: Mighty Flash, Gritt, Dead & Beautiful

RACHAEL JESS | @Rachaeljessblog
Peter Rabbit 2
Encanto
Elfkins | Review
Tom and Jerry
A boy called Christmas
Extinct | review
Cruella
Paw Patrol – The movie | review
Raya and the last dragon
Space Jam

PAUL DEVINE (Editor) | @thepeoplesmovie / @j_pauldevine
Spider-man No Way Home
The Empty Man
Last Night In Soho
The Hand Of God
Dune
Censor
Nomadland
A Quiet Place Part II
Summer Of Soul
Polystyrene: I Am Cliché

Most Surprising Film: West Side Story, Space Sweepers
Most Overlooked Film: The Empty Man, Raging Fire

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