Dec 31, 2021
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Culture

The 10 best movies and TV of 2021, picked by TANTV critics

In 2021, a second year of dealing with the pandemic, movies tentatively returned to theaters and streaming platforms took the lead in releasing originals. Movies and TV shows in production managed to keep Covid-19 protocols in place to complete projects and some that experienced delays were finally seen either on big screens, small screens or both.  


Regardless, the movie goers and TV audiences found places to gather around. This year, global audiences embraced international hits like the thrilling Nigerian sequel, King of Boys: The Return of the King by Kemi Adetiba, the heisty thrills of Lupin and the dismal contests of Squid Game. This year, audiences bid goodbye to series we’ve grown to love such as Insecure.  2021 dubbed the year of movies that speak to our historical relevance which paved the way for conversations, such as Ava Duvernay’s Colin in Black & White or The Underground Railroad by Barry Jenkins. Lest not forget the star studded American revisionist western film The Harder They Fall directed by Jeymes Samuel. 

With all that in mind, TANTV’S critics have rolled our movie and television picks into ten deserving— list of the things we most enjoyed watching this year, whether we watched on big or small screens, in or out of the house, with others or on our own.

From Netflix to HBO, here are the chosen 10 TANTV’S favorite Movies & TV shows of the year:

WATCH THE TRAILER OF KING OF BOYS: THE RETURN OF THE KING.

Starring: Sola Sobowale, Toni Tones

Directed by: Kemi Adetiba

WATCH THE TRAILER OF LUPIN: 

Starring: Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme, Vincent Londez, Soufiane Guerrab, Shirine Boutella

Created by: George Kay, François Uzan

WATCH THE TRAILER: 

Starring: Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, HoYeon Jung, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, Kim Joo-ryoung

Directed by: Hwang Dong-hyuk

WATCH THE TRAILER : 

Starring: Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield

Directed By: Jeymes Samuel

WATCH THE TRAILER: 

Starring: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Saniyya Sidney

Directed By: Reinaldo Marcus Green

WATCH THE TRAILER:

Stars series regulars Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Courtney Taylor.

Created by Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore;

executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Amy Aniobi and Jim Kleverweis.

WATCH THE TRAILER: 

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback

Directed By: Shaka King

WATCH THE TRAILER:

Created by: Jesse Armstrong

Starring Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Peter Friedman, Natalie Gold, Matthew Macfadyen, Alan Ruck...

WATCH THE TRAILER: 

Created by : Barry Jenkins
Starring : Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, Joel Edgerton, Fred Hechinger, Peter Mullan, Mychal-Bella Bowman, Sheila Atim

WATCH THE TRAILER:


Starring : Jaden Michael, Nick Offerman, Mary-Louise Parker, Colin Kaepernick

Created by: Ava DuVernay, Colin Kaepernick

This is our last article for 2021! We wish you a Happy New Year and see you in 2022!
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