Orem Library staff members are excited to bring you our favorite movies and music released in 2021! Stop by Orem Library to check out these picks today, or remember them for your next movie night or album-listening party. Enjoy!

Best Music of 2021

Red (Taylor’s Version)

By Taylor Swift

Red (Taylor’s Version), is a re-recording of the deluxe edition of Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album, Red (2012). The re-recording venture is Swift’s countermeasure against the sale of the masters to her first six studio albums.


By Japanese Breakfast

At the start of a new decade, Japanese Breakfast is ready to fight for happiness, an all-too-scarce resource in a seemingly crumbling world. This finds Michelle Zauner embracing ambition and, with it, her boldest ideas and songs yet.

Home Video

By Lucy Dacus

Home Video is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus. The album received critical acclaim and placed on many critics’ year-end lists.

They’re Calling Me Home

By Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens is a celebrated artist who excavates the past to reveal bold and candid truths about our present. A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, she has performed for the Obamas at the White House and acted in two seasons of the hit television series Nashville.

If I Could Make It Go Quiet

By Girl in Red

The debut album from Girl in Red is the musical distillation of Marie Ulven’s solitary conversations on the road: it’s an album brimming with the things people wish they could say to others, but tell themselves instead. The album is Girl in Red in its purest elevated form. She has never been braver, and the music follows suit, whether it’s collaborating with pop mastermind and Billie Eilish collaborator Finneas on “Serotonin”, a huge pop anthem that speaks to Ulven’s struggles with mental health, or flexing her instrumental chops with album closer “It Would Feel Like This”. Betrayal, lust, longing, pulling herself out of a depressive spell, nothing is off limits.

Best Movies of 2021

A Quiet Place, Part II

The Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.


Set in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera, a young boy experiences an unforgettable summer. Luca shares his amazing adventures with his newfound friend Alberto, but their fun is threatened by a deeply held secret: they’re sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.

Raya and the Last Dragon

Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than dragon magic to save the world; it’s going to take trust as well.

No Time to Die

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi is working as a parking valet with best friend Katy when he is forced to face the past he thought he had left behind and confront his father, Xu Wenwu, leader of the dangerous Ten Rings organization, who is trying to find the mythical village of Ta Lo.

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