Ranking my Top 10 Films of 2021: Which Movies Made The Cut?

It’s that time of year again! As we get closer and closer to approaching 2022, I thought it would be the perfect time to count down my Top 10 Films of 2021. 

There are still a lot of movies that I have not seen yet, but I wanted to highlight some of my favorites of the year so far!

My Top 10 Films of 2021 are:

10

Fear Street Part Two: 1978

Fear Street 

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I really enjoyed the entire trilogy, but part two was on another level. It really channeled the slasher vibe of Friday the 13th with lots of gore and fun sprinkled in to keep the audience invested, as we turned back time in the best possible way!

9

Wrong Turn (2021)

Wrong Turn 2021

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It seems like there is a new reboot or reimagining popping up constantly, but Wrong Turn managed to really capture my attention. It’s very different from the original film and the sequels that I can really do without. It takes a creepy folk horror vibe and brings us a Final Girl worth getting excited about in a truly terrifying entry!

8

The Night House

The Night House

Image courtesy of Prime Video

A very different kind of horror movie that really stirred many of my emotions and created a powerful conversation about death and grief. This movie chilled me to my core and also made me contemplate things in my own life. You need to be in the right state of mind to watch this, but if you are looking for something beyond the average haunted house film, this is one to watch!

7

Free Guy

Free Guy

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This movie made me smile so much the entire time! Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer were a dream team and I just loved everything about this movie. The humor works and it is a nice escape to truly transport you somewhere else worth going! I loved it!

6

Pig

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My favorite performance by Nicolas Cage by far! I didn’t know what to expect when I started this movie, but it brought me on such an emotional journey in an unexpected way. This movie was brilliant and touching. I think it really created an important conversation about grief and loss in such a unique way.

5

Till Death

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I thought I had seen this type of movie before, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this movie and it became one of my favorite guilty pleasure thrillers of all time. Megan Fox puts forth a valiant effort and really reels us in as we witness her attempt to survive her chilling and deadly circumstances.

4

Candyman (2021)

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This film managed to continue the original story of Candyman in a relevant and effective way. The visual effects were chilling and stunning, creating a new kind of terror. I loved this film from start to finish and can’t wait to watch it again, but be careful about what you say in front of the mirror…

3

Malignant

Image courtesy of HBO Max

Completely bonkers but in the best possible way! This movie was like nothing I have ever seen before and I don’t think I truly appreciated it until I watched it a few times. Visually stunning, an effective music soundtrack, and an out of this world performance! We have really gotten some solid horror entries in 2021 and Malignant is leading the pack for sure!

2

Nobody

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Jam-packed with lots of action, Bob Odenkirk delivers in this fantastic fast-paced movie. This movie is right up there along with Taken, as it lets you tune out everything in the world and just focus on pure entertaining fun. This was the first film I saw back in movie theaters and I was beyond impressed!

Drum roll please…

1

Last Night in Soho

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An elegant and consuming film from start to finish. I loved every single second of this film. The fashion and setting were breathtaking and the performances were truly fantastic. This film is twisted and dark, but it has such an artistic flair to it as well. It captivated me completely and is my number one pick by far! An exceptional film worth getting excited about!

I hope to see more films from 2021 soon, but I hope you enjoyed the list! I wish you all a happy and healthy new year and can’t wait to review more new films in 2022! Happy viewing!

Spoiler-Free Review of “Till Death” on Netflix: Megan Fox is Bloody Fantastic!

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“Nothing is set in stone…”

Till Death originally released on July 2nd 2021, but it is now currently available to stream on Netflix. The thriller film stars Megan Fox, Aml Ameen, Eoin Macken, Jack Roth and Callan Mulvey. It runs for approximately 90 minutes.

Emma is surprised for her wedding anniversary with an unexpected trip out to a secluded lake house in the middle of winter only to wake up the next morning handcuffed to her dead husband, as she desperately tries to find a way to free herself and survive.

Here is the trailer:

Till Death immediately gives off a Gerald’s Game vibe but it ends up paving its own way with unexpected twists, a solid performance, and really tense moments. Did this film just become one of my new favorite guilty pleasure thrillers? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Brilliant performance by Megan Fox!

I think this may be my favorite performance by her! This movie is about survival but it is also about Emma finally freeing herself from her past and finding the strength within her to do so. I was so impressed by Megan Fox’s performance. She was the best part of this film and she really showed off her range in this one. I was rooting for her the entire time!

More please!

A wild ride.

I thought I knew what type of movie I was going to get with this one and it really surprised me. Once things got going, I could not stop watching this movie. It had the intensity of Panic Room combined with Sleeping with the Enemy. I have a feeling I am going to be re-watching this movie over and over again because I loved it that much. Was it the best movie ever?

No, but it was an entertaining thrill ride that kept me on the edge of my seat with a powerful female lead. 

The Cons:

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Contrived and slow opening.

Initially this movie gave me a Lifetime-esque feel. The dialogue seemed really forced and the metaphors hit you over the head. The first twenty minutes of the movie were kind of boring, but then things took a drastic turn and I changed my tune completely.

If you are having second thoughts after the opening, I recommend that you stick around because things start moving at a fast pace before you know it.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in 100 percent!

This movie was such an unexpected and welcomed surprise.

It is the perfect guilty pleasure thriller to indulge in and I highly recommend it!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Till Death in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

A Halloween they’ll never forget…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My new young adult horror thriller comes out October 7th 2021! I hope you enjoy!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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