2021 was the year where the big screen truly came back. The cinematic experience was celebrated and relished once more with a whole flood of worlds to be immersed in. However, it’s also been a year where the more independent awards hits have had a consistent spotlight shone upon them. Now, as usual at this time of year, it’s time for you to have your say as to what you thought the best film of the year was.
All you have to do is vote via this poll by 6pm on Wednesday 5th January with what you thought was the best film released in 2021. The results will be announced just after 7pm on the radio show on this same date, with an article here on the website afterwards.
While 2021 saw the return of major blockbuster franchises such as the MCU (seeing four cinematic releases this year!) and Bond it shouldn’t be forgotten that the smaller films that made up awards season – such as Nomadland and The Father – also proved to be box office hits. Even films from streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon managed to still have plenty of word-of-mouth love shown towards them. From those with brief cinema releases; Tick, Tick… Boom! and The Power Of The Dog, to those which helped get us through the lockdown: The Mitchells Vs. The Machines and Promising Young Woman.
Whatever your personal favourite is it should be included in the poll. All films featured are done by UK release date. Hence why titles such as Nightmare Alley, Belfast and Licorice Pizza (all of which, at time of writing, have release dates for early next year) aren’t listed, and Another Round, Spontaneous and Sound Of Metal are.
A huge thanks to everyone who votes, shares the poll or both. It’s all very greatly appreciated. As mentioned, the results will be announced on a review of the year show on Somer Valley FM on Wednesday 5th January, starting at 6pm. With a piece being posted here on the website not long after.