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.

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]

Scout Tafoya: The Best Television Shows of 2021

10 January 2022

Yellowjackets

Scout Tafoya: The Best Television Shows of 2021

Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021

07 January 2022

Jubilee - Japanese Breakfast

Under the Radar: Top 100 Albums of 2021

[see also 20202019201820172016201520142011]

Honorable Mentions

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

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 202020192018201620152014201320122011]

The Top 15

Honorable Mention (alphabetical order)

La Internacional Cinéfila Poll: Nicole Brenez: Best Films of 2021

02 January 2022

Just a Movement - Vincent Meessen

Nicole Brenez: Best Films of 2021, as submitted to La Internacional Cinéfila Poll

[see also 2010s201920182017201620152012]

2 wonderful essays from 2020 I saw only this year


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