Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2021

13 March 2022

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? - Aleksandre Koberidze

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2021

[see also 20202010s201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Special mentions

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2021

27 January 2022

Barn - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Robert Christgau: Dean's List 2021

[see also 20202010s2019201820172012]

  1. various artists
  2. various artists

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2021

12 January 2022

Memoria - Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2021

[see also 20202010s2019201820172016201520122011]

Slate: Willa Paskin: The Top 10 TV Shows of 2021

10 January 2022

Willa Paskin: The Top 10 TV Shows of 2021, as published by Slate

[see also 2020201920182017]

David Ehrlich: The 25 Best Films of 2021

10 January 2022

The Power of the Dog - Jane Campion

This year’s installment of David Ehrlich’s video countdown: The 25 Best Films of 2021

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Sound Opinions: Jim DeRogatis: The Best Albums of 2021

05 January 2022

Comfort To Me - Amyl and The Sniffers

Jim DeRogatis: The Best Albums of 2021, as aired on Sound Opinions

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Sound Opinions: Greg Kot: The Best Albums of 2021

05 January 2022

On All Fours - Goat Girl

Greg Kot: The Best Albums of 2021, as aired on Sound Opinions

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Benoit Rouilly: Top 10 Films of 2021

05 January 2022

Benoit Rouilly (aka Harry Tuttle): Top 10 Films of 2021, as posted to Twitter

runners up

World of Reel: Jordan Ruimy: The 10 Best Movies of 2021

05 January 2022

The Power of the Dog - Jane Campion

Jordan Ruimy: The 10 Best Movies of 2021, as published by World of Reel

[see also 20202010s2019]

The Reveal: Keith Phipps: The Best Films of 2021

05 January 2022

The Power of the Dog - Jane Campion

Keith Phipps: The Best Films of 2021, as posted at The Reveal where it appears alongside fun selections like "Reason for Hope," "Reason for Despair," "Most Annoying Discourse," and "Most Anticipated Film of 2022"

[see also 2010s201820172016201420122011]

The Top 15

Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)

Lest We Forget