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. Hollywood Reporter: David Rooney: Best Films of 2021
  2. Hollywood Reporter: Lovia Gyarkye: Best Films of 2021
  3. Screen Slate: Best Movies of 2021
  4. Ringer: Adam Nayman: The Best Movies of 2021
  5. New York Times: Manohla Dargis: Best Movies of 2021
  6. Film Stage: Top 50 Films of 2021
  7. The Reveal: Scott Tobias: The Best Films of 2021
  8. Screen Slate: Chloe Lizotte: Best Movies of 2021
  9. Slant: The 50 Best Films of 2021
  10. Rolling Stone: David Fear: 20 Best Movies of 2021
  11. Los Angeles Times: Justin Chang: The Best Movies of 2021
  12. Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2021
  13. Paste: The 50 Best Movies of 2021
  14. Hollywood Reporter: Jon Frosch: Best Films of 2021
  15. RogerEbert.com: The Ten Best Films of 2021
  16. Film Comment: Best Films of 2021
  17. Hyperallergic: Our Top 10 Films of 2021
  18. Artforum: Cassie da Costa: Best Films of 2021
  19. Vanity Fair: Richard Lawson: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  20. Ty Burr: The Best Movies of 2021
  21. IndieWire Poll: Best Films of 2021
  22. La Internacional Cinéfila Poll: Best movies of 2021
  23. The Reveal: Keith Phipps: The Best Films of 2021
  24. IndieWire: The 25 Best Movies of 2021
  25. Sight & Sound Poll: The 50 Best Films of 2021
  26. Little White Lies: The 30 Best Films of 2021
  27. Michael J. Anderson: Ten Best Films of 2021
  28. Hollywood Reporter: Sheri Linden: Best Films of 2021
  29. Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2021
  30. Chicago Tribune: Michael Phillips: Top 10 Best Movies of 2021
  31. Variety: Owen Gleiberman: The Best Films of 2021
  32. Guardian: The 50 Best Films of 2021
  33. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top Ten Films of 2021
  34. A.V. Club: Caroline Siede: The Best Films of 2021
  35. Vulture: Bilge Ebiri: The Best Movies of 2021
  36. Rolling Stone: K. Austin Collins: Top 25 Movies of 2021
  37. A.V. Club: Carlos Aguilar: The Best Films of 2021
  38. Vulture: Angelica Jade Bastién: The Best Movies of 2021
  39. AP: Lindsey Bahr: Best Films of 2021
  40. Entertainment Weekly: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  41. CBS News: David Morgan: The 10 Best Films of 2021
  42. Esquire: Nick Schager: The Best Movies of 2021
  43. David Ehrlich: The 25 Best Films of 2021
  44. USA Today: Brian Truitt: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  45. The Skinny: Films of 2021
  46. AP: Jake Coyle: Best Films of 2021
  47. Vulture: Alison Willmore: The Best Movies of 2021
  48. New York Times: A.O. Scott: Best Movies of 2021
  49. Sight & Sound Poll: Christina Newland: The Best Films of 2021
  50. Ringer: Sean Fennessey: The Best Movies of 2021
  51. Time: Stephanie Zacharek: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  52. Good Morning America: Peter Travers: 10 Best Movies of 2021
  53. Time Out London: The 20 Best Films of 2021
  54. New Yorker: Richard Brody: The Best Movies of 2021
  55. A.V. Club: The Best Films of 2021
  56. Scout Tafoya: My Favourite Films of 2021