Friday, January 7, 2022

2021 Movie Stats

In the year 2021 I watched 262 new-to-me movies and 74 movies that were rewatches for a total of 336.

New to me: 262 (216 pre-1970, 45 post-1970)
Rewatches: 74 (51 pre-1970, 23 post-1970)
Total: 336 (267 pre-1970, 68 post-1970)

Where I watched them: 

TCM: 232 (38 rewatches)
Library (DVD & Apps): 7 (2 rewatches)
Personal DVD: 38 (27 rewatches)
YouTube & OK: 10 (1 rewatch)
Paid Streaming Services: 31 (2 rewatches) 
TV & Free Streaming Services: 12 (2 rewatches)
Theater: 0

          Other: 6

Here are my top ten five movie discoveries:

1/29 Woman Chases Man (1937) - Miriam Hopkins & Joel McCrea (I own on DVD)
Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) - Anne Shirley (downloaded off YT - not on DVD)
8/17 Roughshod (1949) - Robert Sterling & Gloria Grahame, Claude Jarman Jr. (brother bought on DVD - hard to find)
12/11 Midnight Run (1988) - Robert De Niro & (brother bought on DVD)
8/8 Jungle Cruise (2021) - Emily Blunt & Dwayne Johnson (got on blu-ray for Christmas)

Classics I finally watched: 

          The Gay Divorcee (1934) - Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

          Destry Rides Again (1939) - Marlene Dietrich & James Stewart

          The Mark of Zorro (1940) - Tyrone Power & Linda Darnell

          The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) - Roger Livesy & Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook

Leave Her to Heaven (1945) - Gene Tierney & Corel Wilde, Jeanne Crain 

          Late Spring (1949-Japan) - Setsuka Hara
Born Yesterday (1950) - Judy Holliday & William Holden
          Marty (1955) - Ernest Borgnine

Witness for the Prosecution (1957) - Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich 

          The Mummy (1959) - Christopher Lee

          The Magnificent Seven (1960) - Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charlson Bronson
The Misfits (1961) - Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift
West Side Story (1961) - Natalie Wood & Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno
Dr. No (1962) - Sean Connery
Dear Heart (1964) - Glenn Ford & Geraldine

          Goldfinger (1965) - Sean Connery

          Battle of the Bulge (1965) - Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Robert Ryan

          In the Heat of the Night (1967) - Sidney Poitier

          Murder on the Orient Express (1974) - everybody lol
The Towering Inferno (1974) - Paul Newman, Steve McQueen
All the President's Men (1976) - Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman

          Anne of Green Gables (1985) - Megan Followes

          Pretty Woman (1990) - Richard Gere & Julia Roberts


Number of movies per decade:

1910s: 0 (0 rewatches)
1920s: 3 (0 rewatches)
1930s: 69 (16 rewatches)
1940s: 103 (21 rewatches)
1950s: 45 (6 rewatches)
1960s: 47 (8 rewatches)
1970s: 7 (0 rewatches)
1980s: 13 (5 rewatches)
1990s: 20 (6 rewatches)
2000s: 17 (7 rewatches)
2010s: 7 (5 rewatches)
2020s: 4 (0 rewatches)

Number of movies per month:

January: 45 (10 rewatches)
February: 31 (6 rewatches)
March: 22 (5 rewatch)
April: 25 (6 rewatches)
May: 16 (5 rewatches)
June: 17 (4 rewatches)
July: 36 (6 rewatches)
August: 32 (9 rewatches) 
September: 20 (1 rewatch)
October: 29 (3 rewatches)
November: 28 (5 rewatches)
December: 35 (12 rewatches)

Number of Foreign Language Films: 10

Most Watched (Leading) Movie Stars:

Robert Young - 16 films
Elvis Presley - 15 films
Lucille Ball (TCM SOTM) - 12 films

Robert Taylor, Ingrid Bergman (TCM SOTM), Tom Conway (The Falcon series) - 8 films

William Powell (all rewatches), James Stewart, Barbara Stanwyck, Jeanette MacDonald - 7 films

Jack Carson, Eve Arden - 6 films

Joan Crawford, Lew Ayres, Nelson Eddy, Miriam Hopkins, Maureen O'Hara, Ruth Hussey, Sydney Greenstreet, Steve McQueen, Robert Redford, Denzel Washington, Julia Roberts - 5 films

Stars I discovered/grew to love/admire: Robert Sterling and Steve McQueen

*To see last year's stats, click here.

Did you keep track of the movies you watched in 2021? Was there a star or movie you discovered that you can't live without now? Let me know in the comments! Also, no matter how hard I try there are always discrepancies in my numbers... It NEVER adds up perfectly! 


  1. Loved reading your stats! I too keep track of the movies (and tv series) I watch. This past year I discovered Eleanor Powell and Gordon McRae and don't know how it took me so long!

    1. I watched MacRae’s first movie “The Big Punch” last month. It was really good! I also liked “Backfire.”

    2. It’s on the WatchTCM app until the 14th, if you haven’t seen it yet. I’m obsessed with the way he gets his hair out of his face near the beginning of the movie by throwing his head straight back.

  2. Excellent!

    My hospital stay last year got me out of the habit of keeping records regarding my movie viewing. I guess it is not too far into 2022 to return to it.

  3. I do keep track of all the movies I watch, and all the books I read too. And I've done so for decades, which is really fun to look back through. You watched about twice as many movies as I did this past year, but that's pretty par for the course.

    I developed a fondness for Errol Flynn this past year. Not a crush, not a new favorite star, just a realization that I very much enjoy his movies and wouldn't mind seeing more, so I started watching more of them :-)

    1. That reminds me, I wanted to make a chart to compare my stats for the past five years...

      Lately my discoveries have been mostly crushes but sometimes I see an old familiar star in a certain movie that causes me to rethink how I viewed them and then I want to watch as many of their movies as possible and rewatch the others in this new light. Flynn’s movies are almost always good, fun adventure. I picked up his autobiography a couple years ago for a few bucks but have only flipped through and read the (usually brief) remarks on his film memories. Not sure I’ll ever read it cover to cover ;) The book “Errol and Olivia: Ego and Obsession” by Robert Matzen is really good, especially the chapters on their movies.

    2. Yeeeeeeeah... Errol Flynn is one of those actors that I enjoy watching onscreen, but know just enough about his personal life to know I do not want to know more about it, lol.