Year-End Lists

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

2021

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

Screen Queens: Top 10 Films of 2021

31 January 2022

West Side Story - Steven Spielberg

Screen Queens: Top 10 Films of 2021

One Vote Short of Joining the Top 10

Honourable Mentions

Scout Tafoya: My Favourite Films of 2021

18 January 2022

West Side Story - Steven Spielberg

Scout Tafoya: My Favourite Films of 2021

[see also 201820172016]

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2021

12 January 2022

Memoria - Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2021

[see also 202220202010s201920182017201620152014201320122011]

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 20222020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Robert Daniels: Top 50 Films of 2021

07 January 2022

The Power of the Dog - Jane Campion

Robert Daniels: Top 50 Films of 2021

[see also 20202019]

  1. various artists

Honorable mentions


This list contributes to:

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

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 20222010s201820172016201420122011]

The Top 15

Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)

Lest We Forget

The Reveal: Scott Tobias: The Best Films of 2021

05 January 2022

Drive My Car - Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Scott Tobias: 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 2022202020192018201620152014201320122011]

The Top 15

Honorable Mention (alphabetical order)

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

04 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 202220202010s2019]