Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time

It’s taken us a few extra weeks, but the Alternate Ending crew has finally caught up with all of the big films of the summer movie season, and we’re ready to share our picks for the top 5 films of summer 2021. A small, lower-key summer than some of the biggest blockbuster seasons of yore, but anything would feel like a return to form after 2020, and there have been some gems hiding out in the still-quiet multiplexes. Join us next Monday as we discuss our favorites, compare them to our predictions of what we were most excited to see, and Tim gets one last chance to needle Carrie for suggesting that Dear Evan Hansen was a summer movie. Or that it was apt to be good.


Riders of Justice (2020)
Free Guy (2021)
Luca (2021)
A Quiet Place, Part II (2020)
The Paper Tigers (2021)


A Quiet Place, Part II (2020)
Free Guy (2021)
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
CODA (2021)
Luca (2021)


Days (2020)
Pig (2021)
Annette (2021)
Undine (2020)
Censor (2021)