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. Robert Daniels: Top 50 Films of 2021
  2. RogerEbert.com: The Ten Best Films of 2021
  3. Guardian: The 50 Best Films of 2021
  4. Sight & Sound Poll: Christina Newland: The Best Films of 2021
  5. IndieWire Poll: Best Films of 2021
  6. RogerEbert.com: Brian Tallerico: Top Ten Films of 2021
  7. Artforum: Amy Taubin: Best Films of 2021
  8. RogerEbert.com: Kristy Puchko: Top Ten Films of 2021
  9. David Ehrlich: The 25 Best Films of 2021
  10. A.V. Club: Katie Rife: The Best Films of 2021
  11. World of Reel: Jordan Ruimy: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  12. The Reveal: Keith Phipps: The Best Films of 2021
  13. Good Morning America: Peter Travers: 10 Best Movies of 2021
  14. IndieWire: The 25 Best Movies of 2021
  15. Hollywood Reporter: Jon Frosch: Best Films of 2021
  16. Time: Stephanie Zacharek: 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. The Independent: Clarisse Loughrey: The 10 Best Films of 2021
  20. The Playlist: The 25 Best Films Of 2021
  21. Entertainment Weekly: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  22. Hollywood Reporter: Lovia Gyarkye: Best Films of 2021
  23. Hollywood Reporter: Sheri Linden: Best Films of 2021
  24. Slant: The 50 Best Films of 2021
  25. Film Stage: Top 50 Films of 2021
  26. RogerEbert.com: Marya E. Gates: Top Ten Films of 2021
  27. RogerEbert.com: Monica Castillo: Top Ten Films of 2021
  28. RogerEbert.com: Roxana Hadadi: Top Ten Films of 2021
  29. RogerEbert.com: Tomris Laffly: Top Ten Films of 2021
  30. Susannah Gruder: Best Films of 2021
  31. Film Comment Poll: Florence Almozini: Best Films of 2021
  32. RogerEbert.com: Christy Lemire: Top Ten Films of 2021
  33. Vanity Fair: Richard Lawson: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  34. Vulture: Bilge Ebiri: The Best Movies of 2021
  35. New York Times: A.O. Scott: Best Movies of 2021
  36. CBS News: David Morgan: The 10 Best Films of 2021
  37. RogerEbert.com: Abby Olcese: Top Ten Films of 2021
  38. Atlantic: David Sims: The 10 Best Films of 2021
  39. Uproxx: The Best Movies Of 2021
  40. Time Out London: The 20 Best Films of 2021
  41. A.V. Club: The Best Films of 2021
  42. Michael J. Anderson: Ten Best Films of 2021
  43. Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2021
  44. RogerEbert.com: Susan Wloszczyna: Top Ten Films of 2021
  45. Decider: Best Movies of 2021
  46. USA Today: Brian Truitt: The 10 Best Movies of 2021
  47. Vox: Alissa Wilkinson: The 21 Best Movies of 2021
  48. A.V. Club: Caroline Siede: The Best Films of 2021
  49. Film Comment Poll: Best Films of 2021
  50. RogerEbert.com: Matt Zoller Seitz: Top Ten Films of 2021
  51. Sight & Sound Poll: The 50 Best Films of 2021
  52. A.V. Club: Noel Murray: The Best Films of 2021
  53. RogerEbert.com: Ben Kenigsberg: Top Ten Films of 2021
  54. AP: Lindsey Bahr: Best Films of 2021
  55. A.V. Club: Mike D’Angelo: The Best Films of 2021
  56. RogerEbert.com: Jana Monji: Top Ten Films of 2021
  57. Screen Slate: Best Movies of 2021
  58. The Ringer: Adam Nayman: The Best Movies of 2021
  59. Los Angeles Times: Justin Chang: The Best Movies of 2021
  60. ScreenCrush: Matt Singer: The Best Movies of 2021
  61. The Skinny: Films of 2021
  62. A.V. Club: Leila Latif: The Best Films of 2021
  63. The Reveal: Scott Tobias: The Best Films of 2021
  64. Rolling Stone: David Fear: 20 Best Movies of 2021
  65. Little White Lies: The 30 Best Films of 2021
  66. Rolling Stone: K. Austin Collins: Top 25 Movies of 2021
  67. Scout Tafoya: My Favourite Films of 2021
  68. Esquire: Nick Schager: The Best Movies of 2021