This is a list of films that I watched for the first time this year. Out of all the films I watched this year, these are the top ones.
Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors (2017) Rated NR
Historian Lucy Worsley visits the places and houses in England where Jane Austen spent time, and which served as inspiration for the settings of her novels.
Two for the Road (1967) Rated NR
A couple in the south of France non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled ten-year marriage.
My Mother and Other Strangers (2016) Rated TV-14
In 1943, the Coyne family and their neighbours struggle to maintain a normal life after a US Army Air Force base is set up in the middle of their rural parish.
Trouble in Paradise (1932) Rated NR
A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme.
News of the World (2020) Rated PG-13
A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that can call home.
Kinky Boots: The Musical (2019) Rated NR
A filmed version of the popular stage musical, in which a feisty drag queen attempts to rescue a shoe factory by designing fabulous and fetishistic footwear.
Sweet Pecan Summer (2021) Rated TV-G
Sparks fly between a woman and her ex-boyfriend as they work together, to sell her aunt’s pecan farm.
Scarface (1983) Rated R
In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Us (2020) Rated NR
The poignant and hilarious story of the Petersens during their vacation across Europe where the father Douglas tries to win back the love of his wife Connie and become reconciled with their son Albie.
Served Like a Girl (2017) Rated NR
Director Lysa Heslov’s documentary, “Served Like a Girl, provides a candid look at several American women as they transition from active duty to civilian life after serving tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our wounded U.S. female service personnel often return to a stark reality, one that is rarely discussed or considered. Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, serious illness, physical injuries, and the aftermath of military sexual abuse, these amazing women find ways to adapt and overcome debilitating challenges through participation in the “Ms. Veteran America” competition. Guided by event founder and veteran, Jas Boothe, the women leverage their experiences gained through competition to recover the parts of themselves and their personal identities they had lost on the battlefield. Called “Engaging, Honest and Powerful,” this film is a beautiful tapestry interlaced with poignant moments, social commentary, and humor.
Coded Bias (2020) Rated TV-MA
When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, she embarks on a journey to push for the first-ever U.S. legislation against bias in algorithms that impact us all.
The African Queen (1951) Rated PG
In WWI East Africa, a gin-swilling Canadian riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced English missionary to undertake a trip up a treacherous river and use his boat to attack a German gunship.
Born a Champion (2021) Rated R
Mickey Kelley, one of the first American black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, gets pulled away from everything he loves and into an unsanctioned MMA tournament.
Synopsis by IMDB.