Monkey at the Movies – My Favourite Films in 2021!

Hello all! Seeing as I talk about all my other favourites, it’s only fair to share the best things I watched this year (not including rewatches of course!) I’m going to whizz through them, so get your popcorn out and let’s dive in…

Raya and the Last Dragon– somehow I forgot to say how great Raya and the Last Dragon was!! And it was probably my favourite movie of the year! It’s been a while since I’ve appreciated an animated movie this much 😊 It’s very much its own story, with rich characterisation and fun visuals.

Cruella– this was a lot more fun than I was expecting! Yes, it’s somewhat bonkers… but that’s kind of the point! It had a rocking aesthetic and a killer storyline 😉 I don’t know how, but it actually made me root for one of the most baddies of all time.

A Simple Favour– this was the biggest surprise of the year- it was #MuchBetterThanIExpected. Commenting on social media as much as providing a fun thrill ride, this slick story kept me feeling engaged. And I also loved the French soundtrack!

Karate Kid– I’m counting this as a new movie to me, because I literally didn’t remember anything about it. It’s a good old-fashioned stick-up-for-yourself kind of story! I love the messages in this movie and was on the edge of my seat by the end.

Taken– yes, I’m very late to the party. But wow- this was intense! I don’t think I took a breath the entire movie! This is how an action flick should be!

And that’s all folks! Have you seen any of these? Did you have a favourite film this year? Let me know in the comments!

12 thoughts on “Monkey at the Movies – My Favourite Films in 2021!

  1. Karate Kid was a staple at family gatherings. Even though we’d all seen it multiple times, we still cheered and groaned at all the appropriate places. Good stuff.

    I’ve watched Taken and if it hadn’t involved sex trafficking, I probably would have watched the rest. But that aspect made me feel very uncomfortable.

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  2. I haven’t seen any of these — but thanks for the reminder that I meant to watch Raya this year and then forgot to actually do it! I’ve seen a few I’ve loved, most recently West Side Story and Belfast… but other than that, I’ve mostly been sticking to lighter, sillier movies that are fun in the moment but don’t leave much of an impression. 🙂

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