Barack Obama’s Favourite Movies from 2021


This is part of our on-going segment entitled Smart Creative People Recommending Good Stuff to Watch, in which we crassly scour the internet for great movie lists.

Today, Barack Obama listed his favourite movies of 2021 (and his favourite songs and books).

He said on Instagram, “Art always sustains and nourishes the soul. But for me, music and storytelling felt especially urgent during this pandemic year—a way to connect even when we were cooped up… Each of these films tells a powerful story, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.”

From Cage to Campion, the man has good taste. Here are the 14 movies he named and where to watch them.


Pig (2021)

Streaming Now
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV
  • AroVision
  • Academy On Demand

The Power of the Dog

Streaming Now
  • Netflix

Summer of Soul

Streaming Now
  • Disney+
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

Drive My Car

Streaming Now
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV
  • AroVision
  • Academy On Demand

Passing

Streaming Now
  • Netflix

The Card Counter

Streaming Now
  • Neon
  • Prime Video
  • Neon Rentals
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV
  • AroVision
  • Academy On Demand

Old Henry

Streaming Now
  • Apple TV

The Last Duel

Streaming Now
  • Neon
  • Disney+
  • Neon Rentals
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV

C'mon C'mon

Streaming Now
  • Neon Rentals
  • Google Play
  • Apple TV
  • AroVision
  • Academy On Demand

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Streaming Now
  • AroVision