Top Ten Movie Picks From 2021

Top Ten Movie Picks From 2021

This year I’ve probably spent more time in theaters than ever or sitting on the couch watching movies. With the release delays from last year and the ones that were originally scheduled to be released, it’s been a busy movie season. But even with an onslaught of movies to watch – we were able to still pick out ten movies that rose above the rest. Some actually surprised us, and others we had been waiting for all year.

So, in no particular order – here are our top ten movies for 2021 and where you can find them!

Cyrano

We all know the story of Cyrano de Bergerac and Roxanne. The man whose intelligence and way with words is his greatest gift, but he’s afraid that the woman he loves won’t love him because of how he looks. But we didn’t expect to be blown over by this movie. Part musical, part love story, and absolutely fantastic acting – Cyrano should be on your list of must-see films.

Read more about Cyrano. Cyrano is still in select theaters.

Don’t Look Up

Don't Look Up Review
DON’T LOOK UP (L to R) CATE BLANCHETT as BRIE EVANTEE, TYLER PERRY as JACK BREMMER, LEONARDO DICAPRIO as DR. RANDALL MINDY, JENNIFER LAWRENCE as KATE DIBIASKY, Cr. NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX © 2021

When they detect an asteroid coming at the Earth, everything is on the line. Don’t Look Up takes a satirical look at what would happen and we only had six months until the end of the world. We haven’t laughed this hard at an End of World type movie since Mars Attacks. And even better- Don’t Look Up is on Netflix for everyone to enjoy!

Read our review of Don’t Look Up and Check Don’t Look Up out on Neflix

Being the Ricardos

Being the Ricardos Movie Review

We all love Lucy, and fans should know about the tumultuous relationship between Lucy and Desi. Being the Ricardos isn’t a behind-the-scenes look at their television show that made them household names, but a moment in time when Lucy has been revealed to be part of the Communist Party. With a focus on their relationship as well as their fellow cast members and how this moment in time could change all of their lives. Amazing acting and a peak at the real Lucy and Desi will make fans love this movie. Plus it’s available on Amazon Prime Video.

Check out our review of Being the Ricardos and watch the movie on Amazon Prime

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Roadrunner movie review

Foodies and budding chefs all loved Anthony Bourdain. His shows were almost as addictive as the meals he prepared. His death made waves in all of the lives of his fans, and something just seemed to be missing. Roadrunner gives fans just a bit more of Anthony Bourdain in their lives, as it is almost one last episode from the shows he created. Documenting the years up until his death, Roadrunner gives fans a better understanding of just who Anthony Bourdain was.

You can rent Roadrunner on Amazon and read our review of the film for more information

The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch Movie Review
THE FRENCH DISPATCH. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

After a long slew of movies that just made us go “meh” The French Dispatch was one of the first that made us laugh out loud in the theater. It’s irreverent, it’s artistic and it’s just entertaining. Yes, The French Dispatch is art on many levels as most Wes Anderson movies are, but this movie is one he made to make fun of his own style. Artsy with the right amount of comedy – it’s perfectly balanced and entertaining.

Read our review of The French Dispatch here. The French Dispatch is still showing in select theaters.

Last Night in Soho

Last Night in Soho Review

Pretty much if I see the name Edgar Wright on a movie, sign me up. I know that it’s going to be loaded with small details that you may not even find until the fifth time you watch the movie. But, The Last Night in Soho took me by surprise. It’s a psychological thriller with a twist we didn’t expect and a step back in time to the 1960’s London. Don’t sleep on this one, with a soundtrack that you can’t resist, Last Night in Soho is going to be a movie you’ll want to experience again and again.

Read our review of Last Night in Soho. Rent Last Night in Soho on Amazon

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

The Eyes of Tammy Faye Will Make You Rethink Everything You Thought You Knew

Some true stories are weirder than you’d ever expect. We all grew up with Tammy Faye Baker and her over-the-top makeup greeting on our television screens. But the story behind her life, and the rise of televangelism, and the scandals around her. The movie is eye-opening, the portrayal of Tammy Faye by Jessica Chastain is award-worthy. Besides, who doesn’t love a movie that spills the tea we never knew?

Read our review of The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Rent The Eyes of Tammy Faye on Amazon

Free Guy

FREE GUY movie review
Ryan Reynolds as Guy in 20th Century Studios’ FREE GUY. Photo by Alan Markfield. © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Free Guy was one of the first movies to be pushed when the pandemic broke and one that took it in stride – sort of. With countless trailers released with changing release dates, this Ryan Reynolds movie made us laugh before we even saw it. Sure, it’s a silly movie and a bit fluff – but just what we needed. We’ve already watched it multiple times and it’s one of those movies that the easter eggs will be found years later. Family-friendly with cross overs since it’s the first major release since the 20th Century and Disney merger –

Read Our review of Free Guy. Rent or purchase Free Guy on Amazon Prime

The King’s Man

The King's Man

If you’re a fan of The Kingman series, you have to see The King’s Man. Not only does it explain the history of the organization, but it makes you want to go back and watch the first two to see if the details line up. No, it doesn’t have the same feeling as the original movies and feels like it can stand on its own – but it’s a fun little jaunt through history – and set up perfectly to start another round of movies.

The King’s Man is currently in theaters. Read our review of The King’s Man

Nobody

Nobody Movie Review

We can’t say we saw Nobody coming. We’re not sure if anyone did. It was an earlier movie that surprised us. A quiet family man with a hidden past that does everything he can to protect his family. The movie is a good time with a lot of fights, explosions and more.

Read our review of Nobody and rent it on Amazon now.

Honorable Mention

Cruella

Cruella movie review
Emma Stone as Cruella in Disney’s live-action CRUELLA. Photo by Laurie Sparham. © 2021 Disney Enterprises Inc. All Rights Reserved.

I can’t say that I’m a huge fan of live-action remakes by Disney. Some have been major letdowns. But they have found a certain kind of magic when it’s an origin story and original content. Much like Maleficent, we learn what made Cruella how she is – and we see a different version that the 1960’s cartoon character. While not everyone’s favorite – we absolutely love this dark origin story.

Read our review of Cruella and watch it on Disney+ Now

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