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Must-see 2021

61 films

A list of films released in 2021 that I will apparently need to see if I hope to have a…

  • #1 Fan: A Darkomentary
  • 'Bullitt': Steve McQueen's Commitment to Reality
  • 'Duel': A Conversation with Director Steven Spielberg
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • *batteries not included

My Film Library

2,225 films

  • After Hours
  • The American
  • Apocalypto
  • The Beach
  • Blame It on Rio

101 Handshake Movies

101 films

I first heard the term “handshake movie” described by Elric Kane and Brian Saur on The Pure Cinema Podcast. A handshake movie is a…

  • Children of Paradise
  • Race with the Devil
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • Johnny Corncob
  • Invention for Destruction

edithwharton’s Collab Picks Ranked

121 films

One of my favorite Letterboxrs, edithwharton, got the ball rolling on what’s developed into a neat little long-distance watch party.…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Iron Man
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Inception
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Oldboy
  • Ender's Game
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Unbreakable
  • Signs
  • Lady in the Water
  • Split
  • Late Spring
  • Tokyo Story
  • Good Morning
  • I Was Born, But...
  • Early Summer

Ozu Ranked

5 films

  • Wake in Fright
  • Mad Max 2
  • Mad Max
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  • Stone

Ozploitation Ranked

18 films

First wave of the movement, beginning with 1971's Stork and ending with 1993's Body Melt.

  • Insidious
  • Alien
  • Evil Dead II
  • The Others
  • Carrie

An Introduction to Horror

47 films

My oldest daughter, who turns 14 this year, has been the biggest (and frankly, only) fan of my eleven-year October…

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The French Dispatch
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Porco Rosso
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Princess Mononoke

Studio Ghibli Ranked*

27 films

*including notable pre-Ghibli works