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. Time: Stephanie Zacharek: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  2. IndieWire Poll: Best Films of 2021
  3. Guardian: The 50 Best Films of 2021
  4. Artforum: Amy Taubin: Best Films of 2021
  5. IndieWire: The 25 Best Movies of 2021
  6. RogerEbert.com: The Ten Best Films of 2021
  7. Hollywood Reporter: Jon Frosch: Best Films of 2021
  8. The Reveal: Keith Phipps: The Best Films of 2021
  9. World of Reel: Jordan Ruimy: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  10. A.V. Club: Katie Rife: The Best Films of 2021
  11. David Ehrlich: The 25 Best Films of 2021
  12. Good Morning America: Peter Travers: 10 Best Movies of 2021
  13. Sight & Sound Poll: Christina Newland: The Best Films of 2021
  14. Hollywood Reporter: Lovia Gyarkye: Best Films of 2021
  15. Slant: The 50 Best Films of 2021
  16. Entertainment Weekly: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  17. Hollywood Reporter: David Rooney: Best Films of 2021
  18. New York Times: Manohla Dargis: Best Movies of 2021
  19. Hollywood Reporter: Sheri Linden: Best Films of 2021
  20. Film Stage: Top 50 Films of 2021
  21. New York Times: A.O. Scott: Best Movies of 2021
  22. Vanity Fair: Richard Lawson: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  23. Vulture: Bilge Ebiri: The Best Movies of 2021
  24. CBS News: David Morgan: The 10 Best Films of 2021
  25. Atlantic: David Sims: The 10 Best Films of 2021
  26. A.V. Club: The Best Films of 2021
  27. Michael J. Anderson: Ten Best Films of 2021
  28. Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2021
  29. Uproxx: The Best Movies Of 2021
  30. Time Out London: The 20 Best Films of 2021
  31. Vox: Alissa Wilkinson: The 21 Best Movies of 2021
  32. USA Today: Brian Truitt: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  33. A.V. Club: Caroline Siede: The Best Films of 2021
  34. Decider: Best Movies of 2021
  35. Film Comment: Best Films of 2021
  36. Sight & Sound Poll: The 50 Best Films of 2021
  37. A.V. Club: Noel Murray: The Best Films of 2021
  38. AP: Lindsey Bahr: Best Films of 2021
  39. A.V. Club: Mike D’Angelo: The Best Films of 2021
  40. Screen Slate: Best Movies of 2021
  41. Ringer: Adam Nayman: The Best Movies of 2021
  42. ScreenCrush: Matt Singer: The Best Movies of 2021
  43. Los Angeles Times: Justin Chang: The Best Movies of 2021
  44. The Skinny: Films of 2021
  45. The Reveal: Scott Tobias: The Best Films of 2021
  46. A.V. Club: Leila Latif: The Best Films of 2021
  47. Rolling Stone: David Fear: 20 Best Movies of 2021
  48. Little White Lies: The 30 Best Films of 2021
  49. Rolling Stone: K. Austin Collins: Top 25 Movies of 2021
  50. Scout Tafoya: My Favourite Films of 2021
  51. Esquire: Nick Schager: The Best Movies of 2021