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.


  1. Artforum: John Waters: Best Films of 2021
  2. Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2021
  3. Darren Hughes: Favorite Theatrical/VOD Releases of 2021
  4. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top Ten Films of 2021
  5. World of Reel: Jordan Ruimy: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  6. Rolling Stone: K. Austin Collins: Top 25 Movies of 2021
  7. Screen Slate: Chloe Lizotte: Best Movies of 2021
  8. Screen Slate: Best Movies of 2021
  9. Scout Tafoya: My Favourite Films of 2021
  10. New Yorker: Richard Brody: The Best Movies of 2021