We looked at the films that hit us in the feels with emotions in our last awards. Now it is time to hard pivot to the other side of the spectrum with a look at the films that were a riot of fun. So today, I take a moment to champion those films that brought the joy, whether through upbeat action, one laugh after another, or that silliness that brings a smile to your face.
I planned to keep all my lists to five entries. However, I just could not keep that number down with this category.
So without further ado, these films brought the fun in 2021. Be warned that there may be slight spoilers ahead for the films in question. Also, you can click on the banners for the full review.
Godzilla vs. Kong
I am not sure what everyone’s 2021 was like, but for me, there were times that I needed bombast and Godzilla vs Kong 100% provided that
Directed by – Adam Wingard
Story by – Terry Rossio, Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields
Screenplay by – Eric Pearson & Max Borenstein
Based on – Godzilla by Toho & King Kong by Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
This is an incredibly stupid film, but it is an incredibly stupid film that I completely vibed with.
Directed by – Patrick Hughes
Story by – Tom O’Connor
Screenplay by – Tom O’Connor, Brandon Murphy & Phillip Murphy
Based on – Characters by Tom O’Connor
In the Heights
A romp across the city full of joy, pomp, and circumstance.
Directed by – Jon M. Chu
Screenplay by – Quiara Alegría Hudes
Based on – In the Heights by Quiara Alegría Hudes & Lin-Manuel Miranda
This absurd series of vignettes might be the most I laughed at in a cinema this year.
Directed by – Paul Thomas Anderson
Written by – Paul Thomas Anderson
Of all the films I have seen this year, none had this atmosphere as it exploded onto the screen.
Directed by – Simon McQuoid
Story by – Oren Uziel & Greg Russo
Screenplay by – Greg Russo & Dave Callaham
Based on – Mortal Kombat by Ed Boon & John Tobias
Space Sweepers (승리호)
It is a fun blast from start to finish.
Directed by – Jo Sung-hee
Written by – Yoon Seung-min, Yoo-kang Seo-ae & Jo Sung-hee
Spider-Man: No Way Home
This was a scenario that I am honestly surprised worked as well as it did.
Directed by – Jon Watts
Written by – Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers
Based on – Spider-Man by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things
It is a charming delight from start to finish, and when you wake up, it is a lovely delight from start to finish, and then you wake up, and it is a…
Directed by – Ian Samuels
Screenplay by – Lev Grossman
Based on – The Map of Tiny Perfect Things by Lev Grossman
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
When else are you going to bond as a family, if not on a road trip through a robot apocalypse?
Directed by – Joel Crawford
Story by – Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders
Screenplay by – Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Paul Fisher & Bob Logan
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Playing Venom and Eddie as a couple went from subtext in the last film, to the literal text here, and it was a much better time because of it.
Directed by – Andy Serkis
Story by – Tom Hardy
Screenplay by – Kelly Marcel
Based on – Characters created by Todd McFarlane
And the Winner is!!!!! – The Mitchells vs. The Machines
I have no idea what I would do in the robot apocalypse, I mean, I will probably be dead, but I am not sure I would use it as a time to bond together as a family when there was a real chance we were all going to fly apart. Besides being a joy to watch from a visual perspective, there is not a single moment in this film that is not fun.
I mean all of this happens before a giant homicidal Furby activates, and that would probably be enough all on its own.
By Brian MacNamara: You can follow Brian on Twitter Here, when he’s not chatting about Movies and TV, he’ll be talking about International Relations, or the Solar System.
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