Movies, Movies, Movies! Best Movies Recap 2020 – 2021


Hello Everybody!  This week’s installment will be a list of my favorite movies seen during 2021 but were made in 2020 or 2021.  They are not in any particular order of liking.  All are worth seeing.  I have included a link to the trailers for each and also a short blurb on the plot.  Next week I’ll be back to the regular reviews.

Best Movies I Saw in 2021 that were made in 2020 or 2021

The White Tiger 2020 action Young poor man tries to work his way to success as a driver for a wealthy man in India
Tenet 2020 sci-fi Futuristic mindbender with time travel
Resistance 2020 Action, biography Biography of Marcel Marceau in WWII
Disclosure 2020 Drama 4 yr-old accuses son of politician of sexual misconduct (Australian film)
The Silencing 2020 Crime drama Reformed hunter who lives rustic lifestyle becomes hunted by a serial killer
I Care A Lot 2020 Drama, black comedy A crooked legal guardian preys on the elderly and picks the wrong old lady to try and bilk
The Midnight Sky 2020 Drama, near future sci-fi The world is about to end and a dying scientist in the Arctic tries to save humanity

East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story

2020 documentary Focuses on East Lake Meadows “projects” in Georgia but is a general template for housing projects that sprang up to corral the poor across the US after WWII
News of the World 2020 Western historical drama A Civil War veteran now is a traveling reader of news to communities where many are illiterate. He takes on a special mission to return a small child to her kin.
The Quarry 2020 Crime drama A killer poses as the new priest for a small border town.
The Little Things 2021 Crime drama County sheriff returns to L.A., his old stomping ground, to help a hotshot detective track and catch a wily serial killer.
Concrete Cowboy 2020 Drama and biography Based on true story of urban horse riders in Philadelphia. A father and son reconnect.
Promising Young Woman 2020 Crime drama A woman engages in a campaign of going to bars, pretending to be drunk, and then humiliating the doofuses that pick her up thinking she’s easy pickins to exploit.
Miss Juneteenth 2020 Drama A hard-working former “Miss Juneteenth” tries to live vicariously through her daughter as she tries to prepare her to vie for the title.
Breaking News in Yuba County 2021 Drama, black comedy A neglected wife with a cheating husband finds a way to get rid of him and get attention at the same time.
Minari 2021 Family drama Set in 1980s. A Korean couple decides to leave their dead end jobs as chick sexers and invest in a plot of land in Arkansas to grow food to eat and to sell to grocers in the big city.
Land 2021 Drama A grieving, suicidal woman decides to go off-the-grid in the mountains to process.
Another Round 2020 Drama A group of teachers decides to do an alcohol-based experiment. What could go wrong?
Pig 2021 Drama A premier chef who left “the scene” years ago to live off-grid is drawn back after his truffle pig is stolen.
Nomadland 2020 Drama A widow buys a van and survives as a nomad on the RV circuit.

The Blinding of Isaac Woodard

2021 documentary A black soldier returns from the war and is blinded on the bus ride home by racist police in a southern town. Legal battles follow.
Wild Mountain Thyme 2020 romance Two young Irish people live in adjoining farms with their parents. Both considered misfits by the community, their getting along is important.
French Exit 2020 Drama, dark comedy A rich NYC woman has run out of money and decides to flee with her son to Paris to stay at a friend’s apartment.
The Green Knight 2021 Action adventure A young man is challenged and goes on an adventure with much danger but a chance at much reward.
Stardust 2020 biopic Biography of David Bowie when he did his first tour of the U.S. Looks at his family history also.
Lovecraft Country 2021 Action, horror, mini-series Series that meshes post Korean War Jim Crow South with monsters from Lovecraft
Nobody 2021 Crime, action A man who works for his father in-law is drawn back into an old dangerous lifestyle.
Finding You 2020 romance A young NYC violinist spends the summer in Ireland and finds romance and a newfound joy for her music.
Black Widow 2021 Action Marvel Cinematic Universe movie about the origins of the Black Widow.
The Trip 2021 Crime, Drama, action Unhappy couple takes a trip to their remote cabin with ulterior motives and unexpected visitors.
The Protege’ 2021 Crime, action World-class assassin and his protege have their hands full when a ghost from an old job surfaces.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Whipped Owl says:

    Reblogged this on Whipped Owl and commented:
    For any movie buffs out there, this blog provides short and precise (just as I like it) reviews and suggestions.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for the reblog!

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  2. You have a good list there. I started off well because I’ve seen the first two. But then as I go down the list, I found more and more movies on my ‘to-watch’ list. 😁 Especially Promising Young Woman, The Green Knight and Minari.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh yes, Gia, those are SO good, each one in its own way.


      1. I don’t doubt it for a second. No doubt you’ll find out once I’ve seen them 🤓

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  3. Impressive list, Lisa. Based on the amount of movies I watch these days, I guess it would take me about 5 years to see all these films you listed! 🙂

    At least, I managed to watch the new Bond movie over my Christmas and New Year’s break – pretty good but very long!

    Sunday night, I also caught a great CNN documentary about Carole King’s and James Taylor’s 2010 Troubadour reunion tour, which I loved.

    Since I generally dig music films, the David Bowie biopic looks intriguing. The Nicholas Cage movie also looks interesting.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL Movies are My Family. The Carole King and James Taylor doc sounds like it would be so good. I saw a clip of James Taylor not so long ago talking about running into the creep that shot John Lennon just minutes before John was shot. 😦

      About the Bowie movie, Johnny Flynn, a really talented musician and actor, plays him. Him in the role makes all of the difference.

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      1. Thanks, Lisa. Actually, looks you could still catch the CNN documentary, “Carole King and James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name”. They are repeating it this Sat , 9-11 pm. If you like their music, I can highly recommend it!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thanks for heads-up but I don’t have CNN.


  4. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I saw Black Widow…that is the only one I’ve seen. I want to see Stardust of course.

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