After only being able to watch 65 films in theaters in 2020 due to the China Virus, Top Pun Reviews came back with a flood of new films as I was able to beat my personal all time record of 123 films in 2019. In 2021, I was able to watch 139 films in theaters, a record that will be hard to beat moving forward. In addition to the 139 theatrical films, I was able to watch and review 18 Netflix films, 3 Amazon Studios films, 1 Apple TV+ film, 2 Disney+ films, 1 HBO film, 1 Hulu film and 2 Video On Demand (VOD) films for a grand total of 167 films reviewed. However, that’s not all. The icing on the cake is the 39 different TV seasons of various shows across 2021. With a record breaking amount of content coming to screens through theaters and streaming services, I was happy to dedicate more time to reviewing these films and shows so you know what to avoid and what to check out.
2021 had a lot of films come out that were delayed from 2020 when theaters shut down so in addition to many delayed films, we also got the films that were originally intended for 2021. Only now in 2022 is Hollywood finally catching up on release dates after years of delays and some films sitting on the shelves for years, completed but awaiting release. While 167 film reviews plus 39 TV season reviews is a lot to wade through, understandably, the beauty of my Best/Worst List is that we cut to the chase and you can figure out which films you didn’t see in 2021 but absolutely need to and which atrocities you will never want to let enter your home television screen. Without further adieu, let’s take a look at the highs and lows of 2021…

TOP 10 BEST FILMS OF 2021:

10. Our Friend
9. Spider-Man: No Way Home
8. Cherry
7. Saint Maud
6. The Mauritanian
5. The Mitchells vs. the Machines
4. The Father
3. CODA
2. The Rescue
1. Drive My Car

TOP 10 WORST FILMS OF 2021:

10. The Forever Purge
9. Coming 2 America
8. F9
7. The Matrix Resurrections
6. Wrong Turn
5. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
4. Space Jam: A New Legacy
3. SAS: Red Notice
2. Redemption Day
1. Cosmic Sin

Favorite Film of 2021:

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Most Hated Film of 2021:

Don’t Look Up

Best Comedy of 2021:

Red Rocket

Worst Comedy of 2021:

Coming 2 America

Best Horror Film of 2021:

Saint Maud

Worst Horror Film of 2021:

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Best Animated Film of 2021:

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Worst Animated Film of 2021:

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Best Action Film of 2021:

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Worst Action Film of 2021:

Cosmic Sin

Best Characters of 2021:

Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova in “Black Widow”
Nicolas Cage as Rob in “Pig”
Annabelle Wallis as Madison Mitchell/Malignant in “Malignant”
Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci in “House of Gucci”
Simon Rex as Mikey Saber in “Red Rocket”
Danny McBride as Rick Mitchell in “The Mitchells vs. the Machines”

Worst Characters of 2021:

The United States government as itself in “The Mauritanian”
Ruby Rose as Grace Lewis in “SAS: Red Notice”
LeBron James as himself in “Space Jam: A New Legacy”
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in “The Suicide Squad”
Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
Avan Jogia as Leon Kennedy in “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City”

Best Superhero Film of 2021:

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Worst Superhero Film of 2021:

Eternals

Most Overrated Films of 2021: (Alphabetically)

Belfast
C’Mon C’Mon
Don’t Look Up
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Spencer
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story

Most Underrated Films of 2021: (Alphabetically)

Born a Champion
Cherry
Crisis
Heart of Champions
In the Earth
Our Friend
The Mauritanian

TOP 5 BEST FILM SCORES of 2021: (Alphabetically)

Cherry
Nine Days
Pig
Saint Maud
The Green Knight

My Best Hashtags of 2021:

The Marksman
#LowMarksMan / #CarTellPeopleNotToSeeThis / #MarineCorpse / #HonestGrief

The Dig
#BrownVsBoardOfExcavation / #RalphFinds / #DiggerPlease / #GreatExcavations

Sister of the Groom
#MyBigFlatChicWedding / #ThatThingYouJew

Don’t Tell a Soul
#HowIGetYourBrother / #RainnOnTheirParade

Born a Champion
#SemperFight / #HonorCorneaCommitment / #ADevilDogsPurpose / #TheBowdenFlex

Our Friend
#FiftyShadesOfDecay

Saint Maud
#MaudsNotDead

Malcolm & Marie
#MalcolmInTheMiddleOfAFight / #MalcolmAndMariesCondo

Land
#ForrestChump / #AlmostDeadWood

Music
#WeFoughtAZu / #HowToLoseAJobIn10Days / #SiaAtTheMovies

The Mauritanian
#ANonProphet / #TheSilenceOfThePrograms / #DirectedByMichaelGuantanamoBay / #TheFaultInOurCzars

The Affair
#DontCzechThisOut / #TheLastHouseOnTheReich / #WontWinAnOskar

The World to Come
#TheFrown / #ReleasesOfAWoman / #WhenDairyFarmerMetTallie / #FantasticBreastsAndWhereToFindThem

Chaos Walking
#StarringThoughtsAndPrayers / #ToAllTheNoiseIveLovedBefore / #ToddsNotDead / #NoiseWillBeNoise / #MindOverChatter / #TheThoughtThickens

Crisis
#TheHabbitTheDesolationOfWatchdogs / #FentanylOutOfOptions / #TheManFromF.D.A. / #TheFastAndTheFentanyl / #LittleMissMainline

The Father
#TheFlawedFather

Quo Vadis, Aida?
#UNUnNecessary / #LeaveTransnowOrTranslator / #LadyAndTheUNCamp / #WhoDiedAndMadeYouBosnia?

Nobody
#BreakingBadGuys / #WhackToTheFuture

Wrong Turn
#HillbillyElegy2 / #CrappalachianTale / #WrongTurnThisOff

Cherry
#CherryPickThisFilmOut / #FromTanksToBanks / #OxyMoron

The Courier
#DontHaveOlegToStandOn

The Unholy
#HellaEnchanted

Every Breath You Take
#YawnBabyYawn / #IAmTheTrite

Voyagers
#LordOfTheSkies / #AuthorityReport / #EatingTyeFood

SAS: Red Notice
#ASSRedNotice / #DoctorWhoGreenlitThis? / #SwanOfTheDead

Raya and the Last Dragon
#HowToPainYourDragon / #BoldFacedRaya / #RayateousKill

The Girl Who Believes in Miracles
#DogsNotDead / #ShockAndDraw / #PrayAndNeuterYourPets

Mortal Kombat
#KungLaoEnterTheFist / #MKUltraviolence / #JaxPayne / #TheLegendOfGoro / #TheHandRaidensTale / #TsungOfABitch

Four Good Days
#GlennCloseToLosingIt / #101Frustrations / #FatalReaction / #CreatedByMethMacFarlane

Separation
#DrawnOfTheDead / #RupertFriendWithBenefits

Profile
#WomenMustCoverTheirFacebook / #MustHateDogs / #ThisMeansJihad / #HowToRuseAGuyIn10Days

Those Who Wish Me Dead
#HoultAndCatchFire / #GloomRaider / #MadeasFieryReunion / #TheMaleBlaze / #TheAirICantBreathe / #BlazeRunnerTheScorchTrials

Army of the Dead
#NoWynnSituation / #Hellagio / #PaidRunner2049 / #BetOnBlackOrDead

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
#WarrenPeace / #SilenceOfTheRams

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
#TheBryceIsRight / #6FeetUnderground / #DrivingMissCrazy

Spiral: From the Book of Saw
#FreaksAndZekes / #HeadOfStatePenitentiary / #ShutYourTrap / #TheSpiralNetwork

A Quiet Place Part II
#GiveMeLibertyOrGiveMeDeaf / #SneakyBlinders / #SilenceOfTheMans

In the Heights
#IllegalAlienatingMovie / #BennyFromTheBlock / #StraightOuttaBrooklyn

Zola
#MaRaineysRockBottom / #IfRealStreetsCouldTalk

Cruella
#AHotSpotForCrime / #SpotOnCostumeDesign / #SympathyForThedeVil

F9
#F9IsForFamily / #FamilyGuy / #HansSoloFilm / #LowAiresInYourTires / #ChrisCollpasingBridges / #Dom&Domer

Black Widow
#FlorencePewPewPew / #TaskmasterFailedSuccessfully / #FightingWithMyFamily2 / #RedRoomForImprovement

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
#BetterGluckNextTime / #PushingDaisyOutOfTheCast / #ABoxOfficeFlopsy

Pig
#NotToBeTruffledWith / #AWolffAndAPig / #HereComesTruffle / #YoureInThePigLeaguesNow

Space Jam: A New Legacy
#KingLames / #MusicByWeirdAlGRhythm / #Trainwreck2 / #ReadyBasketballPlayerOne / #TrafficJam>SpaceJam2 / #AWasteOfSpaceJam

The Boss Baby: Family Business
#PacifieredUp / #GlengarryGlenBoss / #NeedsABetterFormula

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions
#TheGameOfDeath / #SandyLand / #AMonopolyOnHorror / #ACalculatedRisk / #Axis&Franchise / #FlashBackgammon

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
#SomeReservations / #HeartsUnknown / #BitchinConfidential / #AnthonyDisdain / #AsianInfluences / #FallOnChefEars

Stillwater
#GoodBillHunting / #StillDaughter / #LittleMissJailTime / #DefinitelyMaybeInnocent / #Convictus

The Forever Purge
#TheBoreEverPurge / #FromDuskTillYawn / #ExtendAnOliveRanch / #TheWorstPurge

Nine Days
#WillSheBeetzHerCompetition / #BlackPlanner / #TheWongChoice

Free Guy
#ThePlaytrix / #PublicServerEnemies / #GlitchPerfect

Jungle Cruise
#CrocodileRock / #RomancingTheRock / #EmilyBluntForceTrauma / #WhenLifeGivesYouPlemons / #PetalToTheMedal / #DirectorHasCartographyBlanche

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
#DoYouEvenHasBro? / #SnakeNews / #GIJoke / #SnakeAndModel

The Suicide Squad
#StarfishTroopers / #TheRatPack / #DoctorWhoIsThisVillain? / #PeaceFaker / #RickFlagHalfMast / #WWEBlah

The Green Knight
#AKnightsFail / #TheGreenOldDeal / #TheKnightBeforeChristmas / #A24GaveTheGreenLight

Old
#TaleAsOldAsTime / #ComingOfAgeMovie / #RockOfAges2 / #LastNightInSoOld

Respect
#TedWhitesGreatestHits / #AKeyChangeIsGonnaCome / #FranklinMyDearIDontGiveADamn

The Protégé
#TheMoodyBooze / #MadGuyMoody / #LiveFreeOrDieScarred / #DaNangGoUnchained

Reminiscence
#RemimissedTheMark / #LisaJoyless / #MaeTheBestManWin / #YouGetWattYouDeserve / #RushedAway

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
#ShangCheesy / #TheBoredOfTheRings / #LiunyToons / #NotASimuTaneousRelease / #DontSlatterYourselvesDisney / #KatysInconvenience

The Night House
#RebeccaHallucinations / #BeAtBethsDoor / #BethDefyingFeets

The Alpinist
#FreezeSolo / #ProducedBySummitEntertainment / #TheMountainOfYouth / #EarnsFullMarcs / #GoodClimbsHadByAll / #ClimbDoesPay

Candyman
#BlandyMan / #BEEnThereDoneThat / #LegendOfTheTenStings

Malignant
#TwoFacedBitch / #UnderTheTwin / #WanHellOfATwist / #ComeFromBehindVictory / #BodyOfLies2

Show Me the Father
#YouDadBro? / #DaddyShack / #DadTV / #Dadteronomy / #Luke15:20IAmYourFather

The Card Counter
#RagingBill / #Catch22People / #XMilitaryMenApocalypse / #TexasScoldEm

The Lost Leonardo
#TheCostOfLeonardo / #AllIsFairInLouvreAndWar / #TheMundiBlues / #TheDaVinciCodeOfSilence / #DealerOrNoDealer / #MySaudiMyChoice

Copshop
#TheChroniclesOfViddick / #MomAndCopShop / #YourHuberHasArrived

Cry Macho
#CockMagicMike / #HispanicRoom / #ACockAmongTheTombstones / #ACockToRemember / #CockOfAges

The Eyes of Tammy Faye
#HerFayetIsSealed / #ABakkersDozenFelonies / #JudasKissAndMakeUp / #FayePride

The Guilty
#PizzolattoPhoningItIn / #WhenAStrangerCalls2 / #SnakesOnABrain / #CallOfDutyBlackCops / #AintNoCallerBackGirl

The Many Saints of Newark
#BirthOfTheGabagool / #BigDickieEnergy / #PleaseMrGandolfiniSirDontHurtMe / #MadeRunner1967

The Addams Family 2
#WitchedAtBirth / #AddamBombs

Dear Evan Hansen
#PlattBoy / #WearAsABadgeOfConnor / #TheKidsArentAlright / #TheHateUGetOnline

Venom: Let There Be Carnage
#FreaksAndShrieks / #ThisBrocktober / #AComingOfCarnAgeMovie

Titane
#BoysDontChrysler / #BabyCaddy / #INeededABrake / #TheFastAndTheBiCurious

The Rescue
#TheRescuersDownUnder2 / #MusicByNickCave / #ThaiDie / #FloodSweatAndTears / #OnlyTheCave / #Bangkokumentary

Lamb
#AsMentalAsALamb / #NothingToLoseSheepOver / #LambPops / #TheSecretsWeSheep

The Last Duel
#MEdievalToo / #AdamHorseDriver / #AKnightsWail / #WorstKnight / #DuelAndUnusualPunishment

Halloween Kills
#IveHaddonoughOfThisFranchise / #gLoomisAndDoomis

Becoming Cousteau
#TheWifeAquatic / #SlowOceanReplay / #TheOdySea

Ron’s Gone Wrong
#RonBabyRon / #FryRobot / #AWrinkleInPlaytime

The French Dispatch
#RenaissanceManifesto / #MidFightInParis

Dune: Part One
#MusicByTheSpiceGirls / #PrideComethBeforeThePaul / #EnterSandman / #DukeWarm / #TheHarkonnenSideOfTheMoon / #HomeWorldBoundTheIncredibleGurney

Heart of Champions
#BoatsNRows / #BroBroBroYourBoat / #RudderIsland

No Time to Die
#skEYEfall / #lgbtQ / #NotSafinTheBestForLast / #MrNanobot / #OnGoldenBond / #ProducedByPhilSpectre

Red Notice
#BetterDeadThanRedNotice / #JungleLose / #FleeGuy / #EscapeOfYou / #PlunderWoman / #HartleyAnyLaughs

Antlers
#ScaryRussell / #FreeStateOfBones / #MaimNight / #FridayNightBites / #ElkCaminoABreakingLadMovie

Spencer
#DowntonCrabby / #TheFrown / #RoyalPainInTheAss / #GirlWithAPearlNecklace / #BlandBoleyn / #PrincessDry

Eternals
#SersiBlandister / #SpriteClub / #BeyondOrders / #PlansFormersTheLastSprite / #TheKillingOfASacredSphere

Belfast
#BelfastAndTheFurious / #TheDenchDispatch / #BigTroublesInLittleBelfast

tick, tick…Boom!
#dickdickDoom / #LastNightInBoho / #RelationShippIssues / #MyCoolMusical / #FlawedWayMusical

Last Night in Soho
#EyeSandie / #TheTeensGambit / #LadyAndTheStamp

King Richard
#TennisToSociety / #VenusEnvy / #KingOfQueens / #ForRichardOrPoorer

House of Gucci
#DeathToGucci / #ThePastDuel / #TheTaxFraudFather / #RequiemForAScheme

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
#ThreeBillboardsOutsideArklayCounty / #KillJill / #LeonTheUnprofessional / #WelcomeToCartoonShitty / #ClaireyMovie

Encanto
#SavedByTheMirabel / #TheBestExoticMadrigalHotel

The Power of the Dog
#PhilOfThePast / #DoctorRange / #SlowWest2

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
#EgonGirl / #EgonButNotForgotten / #EgonLegacy / #LostInPulsation

The Unforgivable
#UnforgivableThatsWhatYouAre / #SisterTact / #ExtremelyLoud&IncrediblyGrossNegligence

Benedetta
#BForBenedetta / #AndThenThereWereNun / #FisterAct / #MagicDyke / #WaitingForTheMiracleToCum / #HakunaStigmata

Being the Ricardos
#BallOrNothing / #CheatPlayLove / #LoveInTheTimeOfCommunism / #RickySituation / #CubanCheat

Wolf
#TheBoyWhoCriedWolf / #WeThoughtAZoo / #ForDucksSake / #MyTrueCrawling

Don’t Look Up
#YuleTideFear / #OnceUponATimeInHypocrisy / #CometitmentIssues / #ClimateChangeTheChannel / #TheDevilWearsNada / #ThisIsTheEnd2

West Side Story
#Chino911! / #FeaturingRiffTracks / #SharkRavingMad / #LetsGetReadyToRumble / #TaleAsOldAsSondheim

Spider-Man: No Way Home
#UnhappyHogan / #HogansHeroes / #MayYouRestInPeace / #NotOnOttoPilot

The Lost Daughter
#TheLeastFavourite / #LedaingLady / #LylesAndTribulations / #ImDrinkingAndEndingThings

Red Rocket
#StrawberryMovie / #OddRexButOK / #RedRocketMan / #GlazedAndConfused / #AceInTheDonutHole

Licorice Pizza
#CallMeByYourHaim / #HoldenOnToLove / #TomWaitsForNoOne / #StrangeWaterBedFellows

Nightmare Alley
#CatchMeIfYouStan / #AmericanHustle2 / #FreaksAndGeeks / #WeDontTalkAboutBruno / #FantasticManOrBeastTheCrimesOfGrindle

The Tender Bar
#ReadyBaseballPlayerOne / #GoodWillBunting / #BeerUpCharlie

The Matrix Resurrections
#TheMatrixRetarded / #TheGayTricks / #ToTrinityAndBeyond / #KeanuGrieves / #MrPanderson

A Journal for Jordan
#AJournalForMichaelBJordan / #MichaelBInGreatShape / #KingkyContent / #FridayNightFireFights

The Tragedy of Macbeth
#TillMacbethDoUsPart / #FeigningDay / #HailGeezer

A Hero
#IranToTheMedia / #ACoinLoss / #SpittingOnAGoldMine / #AloneShark

Flee
#RussianToTheGayClub / #JeanClaudeVanScram / #OnYourDenmarkGetSetGo / #GoldChainOfEvents / #InKapoorTaste

Parallel Mothers
#CradleToTheGrave / #CruzinForALosin / #DissMaid / #SpainAndGlory

American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story
#WarnerBrothersPresents / #TheLiteralBlindSide / #TheKurtLocker / #MusicByArenaFranklin / #TheSilenceOfTheRams

The Worst Person in the World
#LookingForLoveHighAndOslo / #PlotButtHoles / #MusicByAkselRose / #LiteralMajorChanges

Sing 2
#TopKoalatyVoiceWork / #SingkingShip / #Singsman / #AllWorkAndNoClay

Cyrano
#TheWrightStuff / #GameOfTones / #RoxanneYouDontHaveToWearThatCorsetTonight / #VogueOne / #FrillbillyElegy

CODA
#ClubCoda / #TrebleDeaf / #HearYeHearYe / #BeCarefulWhatYouFishFor

Drive My Car
#OtoErotica / #SaabStory / #OtoRepair

Coming 2 America
#NotTheAkeemOfTheCrop / #Coming2ADumpsterFire / #NewJackShitty

Without Remorse
#MichaelBOutForRevenge / #NoSEALOfApproval / #JustMercyKillings

The Tomorrow War
#NationalGuardiansOfTheGalaxy / #FightingForester

Fathom
#FathomEventsPresents / #OnlyScans / #TheWhaleGaze / #WhupThereItIs / #YouveGotWhale / #AintNoHumpBackGirl

Luca
#LucaIAmYourFather / #CuriosityKilledTheCatfish / #WeDontListenToBruno / #PoolHandLuca / #DontLucaUp / #DirectedByLucaGuadagnino

Zack Snyder’s Justice League
#BarryMovie / #HardSnyder / #WhatsInTheMotherBox / #WaynesDianeLanesAndBatmobiles

Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
#BBKingBBQ / #AGladysKnightToRemember / #AHerbieMannOfThePeople / #EverydayPeopleOfColor

The Hand of God
#AuntilyClad / #PunchMonkLove / #TheHandOfGodfather / #JustAuntGetEnough

The Mitchells vs. the Machines
#GalPal / #BreakTechSpeeds / #CodeTrip / #InherentDevice / #TeenageAgainstTheMachine

A Castle for Christmas
#DukeIAmYourBother / #TheBrookeOfLove / #RealEstateAgentsOfShields / #AHassleForChristmas / #OffKilt

A Boy Called Christmas
#BigNikEnergy / #KristenWearsAWiig / #ElfHelpBook / #MusicByThePixieChicks

Army of Thieves
#MunichAtNite / #SafeCaucasian / #InMySafeSpace

Ascension
#FadeInChina / #SomewhereAlongTheAssemblyLine / #CrapAndTrade / #ComeHellOrShanghaiWater

Attica
#MusicByQuietRiot / #PrisonTake / #CrawlInCellBlock99 / #FelonHardTimes / #TheStrongestYard / #NelsonLockafellerUp

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