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.

La Internacional Cinéfila Poll: Best movies of 2021

02 January 2022

Memoria - Apichatpong Weerasethakul

La Internacional Cinéfila Poll: Best movies of 2021, a survey of programmers, critics, and filmmakers from around the world, posted with entries and notes from each participant

[see also 202020192018201720162015]

Menciones honrosas


This list summarizes other lists, including these:

GCN: Steve Erickson: Best Films of 2021

02 January 2022

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy - Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Steve Erickson: Best Films of 2021, as published by Gay City News

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014]

Runners-up

GCN: Steve Erickson: The Best Music of 2021

02 January 2022

Jubilee - Japanese Breakfast

Steve Erickson: The Best Music of 2021, as published by Gay City News

[see also 20202019]

Runners-up

Darren Hughes: Favorite Theatrical/VOD Releases of 2021

01 January 2022

Annette - Leos Carax

Darren Hughes: Favorite Theatrical/VOD Releases of 2021

[see also 2010s201820172016201520142012]

CBS News: David Morgan: The 10 Best Films of 2021

31 December 2021

The Beatles: Get Back - Peter Jackson

David Morgan: The 10 Best Films of 2021, as posted by CBS News

[see also 202020192018201720162015]

Magnet: Top 25 Albums of 2021

31 December 2021

In Heaven - Strand of Oaks

Magnet Magazine: Top 25 Albums of 2021

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Atwood Magazine: 2021 Albums of the Year

30 December 2021

For the First Time - Black Country, New Road

Atwood Magazine: 2021 Albums of the Year

[see also 2010s]

Esquire: Nick Schager: The Best Movies of 2021

30 December 2021

The Tragedy of Macbeth - Joel Coen

Nick Schager: The Best Movies of 2021, as published by Esquire

[see also 2020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Film Stage: Top 50 Films of 2021

29 December 2021

Drive My Car - Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

The Film Stage: Top 50 Films of 2021

[see also 20182017]

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Glenn Kenny: Notable Film Releases of 2021

29 December 2021

This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection - Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Glenn Kenny: Notable Film Releases of 2021, unranked but listed "in roughly the order I watched them, or in some cases the order in which I came to like them"

[see also 20202010s2019201820172016201520132012]

Honorable Films