The year hasn’t been the best for movie releases. Many of the movies that were supposed to come out this year were rescheduled for later releases when movie theatres were open again. That doesn’t mean that there weren’t great movies that came out this year, though. Here are a few of our favorite movie moments of the year.
Helpless/Satisfied from Hamilton
Honestly, choosing part of Hamilton feels a little like cheating. Does Hamilton qualify as a movie? It’s close enough that it should be counted. Then comes the difficult decision of choosing the best part. Your writer nearly chose the excellent “One Last Time” that she cried to every watch or either of Burr’s songs, the upbeat “Room Where it Happened” or his “I want” song “Wait for It”. Eventually, the one-two punch of “Helpless” and “Satisfied” was decided upon. The choreography alone makes these two numbers unforgettable, but Phillipa Soo and Renée Elise Goldsberry’s acting really makes this number.
Beginning and Title Sequence from Scoob!
If you were looking for the normal Scooby Doo whodunnit, then Scoob! isn’t that movie. It is definitely more of a superhero movie. The movie itself isn’t incredibly memorable, but the first 15 minutes are adorable, Scooby and Shaggy meet when they are little and before long kid versions of Fred, Daphne, and Velma join them. It’s adorable. Then the movie launches into a perfect recreation of the opening credits from the original Scooby Doo series. It’s too bad the rest of the movie didn’t live up to the beginning.
Police Station Fight from Birds of Prey
The fight scenes in Birds of Prey are spectacular. The police fight scene complete with glitter bean bag guns and a baseball bat was spectacular. It made choosing one difficult, but in the end the funhouse fight scene wins out. The all out brawl between our heroes (Harley Quinn, Renee Montoya, Helena Bertinelli, and Dinah Lance) against Roman Sionis and his goons wins out. Between all the characters getting to fight with their own style and the perfect moment with Harley handing Dinah a ponytail holder this action packed fight stands out.
Love Confession from Palm Springs
Palm Springs may be my favorite movies of the year. It perfectly captured the feelings of being stuck in quarantine and just being stuck in general. The charming declaration of love that ends the movie is perfect. After spending hundreds of days together, reliving the same wedding, Nyles and Sarah are sick of each other. That’s just the beginning of their love story not the end of one.
“He’s not my boyfriend” from The Old Guard
While we are on the topic of declarations of love, perhaps one of best romances of the year was placed in the midst of an action movie. The Old Guard had a few great moments, but Joe talking about how far beyond boyfriend that Nicky goes is one of the best.
Love Thy Neighbor from Prom
Look Andrew Rannells sang my name so there was no way this wasn’t going to be one of my favorite movie moments of the year. Prom was disappointing, but this musical number was good. If you are only going to watch one part of this movie then this song set in a mall is the one to watch.
Coroner Freakout from The Wolf of Snow Hollow
The Wolf of Snow Hollow is a quirky movie. It’s also the hardest I laughed at a movie this year. Officer John Marshall has been having a rough time. He’s trying to manage his father and daughter all while trying to solve the gruesome murders taking place in his hometown. All the pressure on him erupts several times during the course of the movie. A notable time is when he absolutely loses his mind on the coroner. I mean, he did have a lot to worry about, but yelling at the coroner probably wasn’t going to make anything better.
Emma and Knightley Dance from Emma
The tension in a period romance dance scene is unmatched. Emma lives up to that lofty standard well. Mr. Knightly and our titular heroine meet on the dance floor sparks fly. They may not have realized the depth of their feelings yet, but it’s hard to deny what is right in front of you when you are dancing.
The Song that Unites the World from Bill & Ted Face the Music
Time is running out for Bill and Ted to record the song that unites the world and they finally accomplish the task, with the help of their daughters of course. Not to forget the assistance from musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Mozart, and Louis Armstrong. Bill & Ted Face the Music reminded viewers to be excellent to one another.
The Song Along from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
The music from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga was surprisingly good. As a fan of the actual contest, I really appreciated this movie and the appearances by actual Eurovision contestants. That being said, the Song Along brought everyone together and we got to hear them singing ABBA. What more do you need?
What are some of your favorite movie moments of the year?