My Films in 2021

Chun Aik
6 min readJan 1, 2022

Here are some films that I watched in 2021 and would like to share with you, followed by the full list of all the movies I watched in 2021, with my thoughts of each recorded on Letterboxd, and some that I’m looking forward to in 2021.

Past Years:

Similar rules as before:

  1. Each film can only be awarded the winner in one category; each category can only have a singer winner
  2. Film can be runners-up to any number of categories
  3. I try to limit the runners-up to 3 maximum
  4. Priority goes to newer films

Most “Life”

Another Round

Many films I watched touched about life, and various aspects of life. It was tough to just pick one but Another Round, with its exploration into the perception and role of alcohol and its effects on us, on kinship and relationships, as well as education, makes me feel like it would be a suitable pick and a film to recommend if you haven’t caught it already.

Runners-up: Waking Life, Andre and His Olive Tree, Ten

Most Human Nature


Enough has probably been said about the Oscars Best Picture winner. A quiet, moving story that draws us into the lives of contemporary nomads through the lens of Fern, Nomadland gently brings out the individual stories of different characters who are real-life nomads.

Interesting that McDormand’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was also part of my picks for Most Human Nature back in 2018.

Runners-up: Ten, Those Left Waiting

Most Feels