TOP 5 best movies of 2021 – must-watch films before this year ends

Many great movies have been released within 2020 and below are the 5 best movies chosen by netizens.

This year-end seems to be colder than ever. The pandemic was fiercer than expected, and it is still bothering our daily life. In 2021, when our hearts became heavier than that in any other year, what were the movies that gave positive energy to the viewers in difficulties? At the end of this eventful year, 5 of this year’s best Korean commercial films have been selected.

# “Three sisters” – Finding the origin of the sharp corner in you

“Three sisters” (directed by Lee Seung-won) depicts explosive stories by unraveling pretentious, timid, and painful memories of 3 sisters that they couldn’t tell. In 2020, this movie was presented at the Jeonju International Film Festival and the Busan International Film Festival, receiving compliments from critics. Actors of “Three Sisters”, Moon So-ri and Kim Sun-young won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, at this year’s Blue Dragon Film Awards. The three sisters, this movie’s main characters, have distinct personalities. They looked awkward at first, but their relationship then maximized in our heat’s corner, causing the audience to feel the memories, pain, sadness, and anger, drawing deep sympathy.

TOP 5 best movies of 2021

# The Book of Fish – A glimpse of the times when you can see dark landscapes and people who are like small blue birds

“The Book of Fish” (directed by Lee Joon-ik) tells the story of scholar Jeong Yak-jeon (Seol Kyung-gu), who become more interested in the sea than books after being exiled to Heuksan Mountain, and a young fisherman Chang-dae (Byun Yo-han), who wants to break free from the sea, writing the book titled “Jasaneobo” together. Capturing the hearts of audiences with its wave of black-and-white scenes, “The Book of Fish” won several awards at this year’s Blue Dragon Film Award, including Best Actor (Seol Kyung-gu), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography and Lighting. The camera delivered a powerful pulsation along the overflowing line of waves. In addition, the torsion and pain of the time, which were expressed through the eyes of Yakjeon and Changdae, gave a deep echo.

TOP 5 best movies of 2021

#“Escape from Mogadishu” – The climax of Korean Film Production

The movie “Escape from Mogadishu” still cut. Photo by Lotte Entertainment.

The movie “Escape from Mogadishu” (Director Ryu Seung-wan) is set in 1991 in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, and depicts the escape of people who were isolated due to the civil war. It won Best Picture, Best Director (Ryu Seung-wan), Best Supporting Actor (Heo Jun-ho), Best Art Design, and Top Box Office Seller at this year’s Blue Dragon Film Awards. The film drew attention from the industry from the production stage with its Moroccan allocation shooting. Despite the massive crowd protests, the movements of the characters were planned and thorough. The scale, which is unique in Korean films, and the development and efforts of the film production team that has successfully dealt with it, are highly praised.

TOP 5 best movies of 2021

#“Hostage: Missing Celebrity” – skillfully mesmerizing the audience with its genre

TOP 5 best movies of 2021
The movie “Hostage: Missing Celebrity” still cut. Photo by NEW

The movie “Hostage: Missing Celebrity” (Director Pil Gam-sung) depicts the escape of actor Hwang Jung-min, who was kidnapped one morning without evidence or witnesses. Actor Hwang Jung-min challenged his acting skills by playing “Actor Hwang Jung-min” in the movie, which is the debut work of rookie director Pil Gam-sung. Despite him being a new director, the movie mesmerized the audience very skillfully. Hwang Jung-min‘s lively acting, which travels between reality and movies, also pushes viewers to the max. The thrill that continues between the colliding madness and the racing chase provide pleasure to the audiences.

#Nothing Serious – Light and fun realisticness

TOP 5 best movies of 2021
The movie “Nothing Serious”. Photo by CJENM

The movie “Nothing Serious” (Director Jung Ga-young) depicts a special romance that started with Ja-young (Jeon Jong-seo), who hates dating but hates being lonely, and Woori (Son Seok-gu), who can’t work out as he wants. Despite being 15+, the movie includes 19+ realistic scenes. The bare skin and subtle sounds from the beginning scenes might make the viewers red on their faces. However, the lines, cheerful stories, and unexpected touching and lingering messages leave deep repercussions on the viewer. The image of ourselves wearing masks and setting up a wall around our hearts without being honest is seen through the movie.

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