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    30 Criminally Underwatched And Underappreciated Movies From 2021

    The Harder They Fall with Regina King and Idris Elba is a top-tier film.

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    I love movies! So, after another predictably slow year for theatergoing, it was a relief to see the box office successes of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Dune.

    There's clearly still an appetite for going to the movies. And this is great! But I still can't help but think about all the movies that didn't get their moment in the sun.

    1. Bergman Island

    A white man and woman couple stare happily out a window. He has his arm around her

    2. Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    Billie Eilish, a white teenage girl, stands in a room looking at her phone. She wears a bandana in her hair and has many silver rings. A woman holding a movie camera shoots her

    3. CODA

    A white girl with brown hair sits in the passengers seat of a car. She looks back out the window signing, "I love you" in sign language

    4. The Card Counter

    A white man in a black suite and a Black woman in black suite look at each other across a table in a dark casino

    5. Concrete Cowboy

    A Black man rides a horse through a street in Philadelphia; he wears a cowboy hat and bandana — and a Black teenage boy rides another horse next to him

    6. Finch

    A white man with a beard drives an RV. His dog rides next to him

    7. The Guilty

    A white man with short brown hair sits wearing a headset. He looks down at a screen concerned.

    8. The Hand of God

    A white teenage boy with shaggy brown hair sits outside; he turns around smiling

    9. The Harder They Fall

    A Black man stands in a prison uniform, he holds a black hat and gun. A Black woman and Black man both in hats and guns stand on either side

    10. The Humans

    A white family, two adult sisters, one with an Asian boyfriend, their father, mother, and grandmother sit around a Thanksgiving table. Some laugh, some smile

    11. In and of Itself

    A white man in a suit stands on a ladder leading against a wooden wall on a stage. Surrounding him are six boxes open in the wall with various items — a bottle, a scale, broken glass, a fox, a puppet, and mail

    12. In the Heights

    A Latin man and woman dance together in the street. A crown of Latin men and women cheer them on and dance

    13. I’m Your Man

    A white man with brown hair and a white woman with blonde hair lie in a field. They look at each other

    14. Language Lessons

    A white man in a robe looks at the screen on a video call. In the corner of the video call is who he is talking to — a Latin woman sitting at her desk. She looks at the screen

    15. Mixtape

    A white girl with brown hair sits on her bed in her bedroom with her young grandmother. The grandmother's arm is around the girl. They look at a book, both emotional but happy

    16. Moxie

    A white mother and daughter, both blonde, stand in the doorway of their home's front door, looking at a man with brown hair. They both are smiling

    17. The Night House

    The image is perfectly mirrored vertically with a close-up of a white woman's face in the shower.

    18. Passing

    Black and White: Two Black women walk down the 1920s New York City street. They both hold flowers

    19. Pig

    A white man sits on a porch of a run-down cabin he feeds a pig

    20. The Power of the Dog

    A white man with a cowboy hat rides a brown horse. He looks back

    21. Raya and the Last Dragon

    Animation: a Southeast Asian girl smiles at a blue and purple dragon. The dragon smiles back

    22. Shiva Baby

    A white woman with brown curly hair chugs red wine looking anxious

    23. Single All the Way

    A white man with brown hair stands looking happy but confused. His aunt, dressed in a leopard-print dress and coat, stands with her arm on his shoulder. She wears Christmas ornament gold stars as earrings

    24. Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    A stage at the Harlem Culture Festival in 1969. The stage is colorful with a backdrop of colorful squares with the word "Festival." A band performs

    25. Swan Song

    Two identical Black men stand staring at each other in a spare room. One wears white one wears navy blue

    26. Tick, Tick... Boom!

    A white man with frizzy brown hair stands with his back to a diner counter. He looks outside in amazement. His hands are raised

    27. Titane

    A white blonde young woman dances on a car. She is dressed in a gold bikini and gold fishnet stockings

    28. To All the Boys: Always and Forever

    A teenage couple slow dances at their prom. Tall with dark brown hair, the boy wears a Prom King sash. The girl, with long black hair, looks at him smiling. He wears a suit. She wears a pink dress with embroidered flowers

    29. Together Together

    A man and a woman with dark hair sit across a table at a restaurant. He has red wine. She has a glass of water. They cheers

    30. Zola

    A white girl with two blonde French braids and a Black woman with a high ponytail stand behind bright green lights. They both have their own pointer finger in their mouth

    Check out the BuzzFeed streaming team's favorite movies of 2021. Many of the titles featured here were included.