Barack Obama Names His Favourite Movies of 2021

The former president spent 2021 watching 'Summer of Soul,' 'Pig' and 'West Side Story'

BY Alex HudsonPublished Dec 16, 2021

Here at Exclaim!, we've shared our list of the best films of the year (as well as the underrated and disappointing ones). If you're looking for even more recommendations, former US president Barack Obama has shared a list of his favourite films of 2021.

This includes Exclaim!'s favourite film of 2021, the Questlove-directed music doc Summer of Soul. Elsewhere on the list is Steven Spielberg's West Side Story adaptation, Mike Mills' charming C'mon C'mon, Ridley Scott's box office bomb The Last Duel, Nicholas Cage's porcine drama Pig, and Paul Schrader's moody The Card Counter. See the full list of movies below.

Yesterday, Obama shared his favourite books of 2021, including Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner (a.k.a. Japanese Breakfast).

His 2021 playlist of favourite music is still forthcoming.

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