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