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.

Lists

  1. Vulture: Bilge Ebiri: The Best Movies of 2021
  2. Darren Hughes: Favorite Theatrical/VOD Releases of 2021
  3. Artforum: John Waters: Best Films of 2021
  4. Les Inrocks: Emily Barnett: Top 10 Films of 2021
  5. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top Ten Films of 2021
  6. Hyperallergic: Our Top 10 Films of 2021
  7. Les Inrocks: 20 Essential Films of 2021
  8. Film Comment Poll: Best Films of 2021
  9. Screen Slate: Best Movies of 2021
  10. World of Reel: Jordan Ruimy: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  11. Screen Slate: Chloe Lizotte: Best Movies of 2021
  12. RogerEbert.com: Ben Kenigsberg: Top Ten Films of 2021
  13. A.V. Club: Mike D’Angelo: The Best Films of 2021
  14. Sight & Sound Poll: Christina Newland: The Best Films of 2021
  15. Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2021
  16. A.V. Club: Charles Bramesco: The Best Films of 2021
  17. The Ringer: Adam Nayman: The Best Movies of 2021
  18. Hollywood Reporter: Jon Frosch: Best Films of 2021
  19. Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2021
  20. Little White Lies: The 30 Best Films of 2021
  21. Sight & Sound Poll: The 50 Best Films of 2021
  22. Film Comment Poll: Florence Almozini: Best Films of 2021
  23. Artforum: Cassie da Costa: Best Films of 2021
  24. Film Stage: Top 50 Films of 2021
  25. The Playlist: The 25 Best Films Of 2021
  26. A.V. Club: Vikram Murthi: The Best Films of 2021
  27. Decider: Best Movies of 2021
  28. A.V. Club: The Best Films of 2021
  29. The Skinny: Films of 2021
  30. Scout Tafoya: My Favourite Films of 2021
  31. IndieWire Poll: Best Films of 2021
  32. Guardian: The 50 Best Films of 2021