The Best Movies of 2021   (109) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 2021, # 947 Overall Licorice Pizza 2021 Anderson, Paul Thomas USA BDS
# 2 for 2021, # 978 Overall The Power of the Dog 2021 Campion, Jane UK / Australia / USA / Canada / New Zealand
# 3 for 2021, # 1053 Overall Dune 2021 Villeneuve, Denis USA / Canada BDS
# 4 for 2021, # 1109 Overall Drive My Car 2021 Hamaguchi, Ryûsuke Japan BD
# 5 for 2021, # 1156 Overall West Side Story 2021 Spielberg, Steven USA BDS
# 6 for 2021, # 1213 Overall Belfast 2021 Branagh, Kenneth UK BD
# 7 for 2021, # 1436 Overall The Worst Person in the World 2021 Trier, Joachim Norway / France / Sweden / Denmark BD
# 8 for 2021, # 1535 Overall The Hand of God 2021 Sorrentino, Paolo Italy
# 9 for 2021, # 1626 Overall Flee 2021 Rasmussen, Jonas Poher Denmark / France / Sweden / Norway / USA / Slovenia / Estonia / Spain / Italy / Finland B
# 10 for 2021, # 1659 Overall CODA 2021 Heder, Sian USA
# 11 for 2021, # 1704 Overall King Richard 2021 Green, Reinaldo Marcus USA BD
# 12 for 2021, # 1706 Overall Don't Look Up 2021 McKay, Adam USA
# 13 for 2021, # 1728 Overall Judas and the Black Messiah 2021 King, Shaka USA BD
# 14 for 2021, # 1838 Overall Petite Maman 2021 Sciamma, Céline France
# 15 for 2021, # 1876 Overall Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) 2021 Questlove USA D
# 16 for 2021, # 1886 Overall Parallel Mothers 2021 Almodóvar, Pedro Spain BD
# 17 for 2021, # 2020 Overall The Green Knight 2021 Lowery, David Ireland / Canada / USA / UK BD
# 18 for 2021, # 2023 Overall Nightmare Alley 2021 del Toro, Guillermo USA / Mexico / Canada BD
# 19 for 2021, # 2054 Overall The Tragedy of Macbeth 2021 Coen, Joel USA
# 20 for 2021, # 2075 Overall A Hero 2021 Farhadi, Asghar France / Iran
# 21 for 2021, # 2077 Overall Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021 Watts, Jon USA BDS
# 22 for 2021, # 2195 Overall tick, tick...BOOM! 2021 Miranda, Lin-Manuel USA S
# 23 for 2021, # 2229 Overall Red Rocket 2021 Baker, Sean USA BD
# 24 for 2021, # 2269 Overall Titane 2021 Ducournau, Julia France / Belgium B
# 25 for 2021, # 2324 Overall Compartment Number 6 2021 Kuosmanen, Juho Finland / Russia / Estonia / Germany BD
# 26 for 2021, # 2377 Overall Cyrano 2021 Wright, Joe UK / USA / Canada / Italy BDS
# 27 for 2021, # 2448 Overall Annette 2021 Carax, Leos France / Belgium / Germany / USA / Japan / Mexico / Switzerland S
# 27 for 2021, # 2448 Overall The Mitchells vs the Machines 2021 Rianda, Michael / Rowe, Jeff USA / Canada / Hong Kong BD
# 27 for 2021, # 2448 Overall Playground 2021 Wandel, Laura Belgium
# 27 for 2021, # 2448 Overall The Souvenir: Part II 2021 Hogg, Joanna UK
# 28 for 2021, # 2486 Overall The Card Counter 2021 Schrader, Paul UK / China / USA BDS
# 28 for 2021, # 2486 Overall The Lost Daughter 2021 Gyllenhaal, Maggie USA / Greece
# 29 for 2021, # 2511 Overall Spencer 2021 Larraín, Pablo Germany / Chile / UK / USA BD
# 30 for 2021, # 2531 Overall Luca 2021 Casarosa, Enrico USA BDS
# 30 for 2021, # 2531 Overall Marcel the Shell with Shoes On 2021 Fleischer-Camp, Dean USA T
# 31 for 2021, # 2536 Overall Official Competition 2021 Cohn, Mariano / Duprat, Gastón Spain / Argentina T
# 32 for 2021, # 2538 Overall Raya and the Last Dragon 2021 Hall, Don / Estrada, Carlos López / Briggs, Paul / Ripa, John USA BD
# 33 for 2021, # 2545 Overall Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 2021 Cretton, Destin Daniel USA / Australia BDS
# 34 for 2021, # 2546 Overall The Last Duel 2021 Scott, Ridley USA / UK BD
# 35 for 2021, # 2559 Overall The White Tiger 2021 Bahrani, Ramin India / USA
# 36 for 2021, # 2573 Overall Being the Ricardos 2021 Sorkin, Aaron USA
# 37 for 2021, # 2617 Overall No Sudden Move 2021 Soderbergh, Steven USA D
# 37 for 2021, # 2617 Overall Passing 2021 Hall, Rebecca UK / USA
# 38 for 2021, # 2634 Overall Happening 2021 Diwan, Audrey France BD
# 39 for 2021, # 2642 Overall In the Heights 2021 Chu, Jon M. USA BDS
# 40 for 2021, # 2655 Overall America Latina 2021 D'Innocenzo, Damiano / D'Innocenzo, Fabio Italy / France
# 40 for 2021, # 2655 Overall Another World 2021 Brizé, Stéphane France
# 40 for 2021, # 2655 Overall The Box 2021 Vigas, Lorenzo Mexico / USA
# 40 for 2021, # 2655 Overall Captain Volkonogov Escaped 2021 Chupov, Aleksey / Merkulova, Natasha Russia / France / Estonia
# 40 for 2021, # 2655 Overall Freaks Out 2021 Mainetti, Gabriele Italy / Belgium
# 40 for 2021, # 2655 Overall The Hole 2021 Frammartino, Michelangelo Italy / France / Germany
# 40 for 2021, # 2655 Overall The King of Laughter 2021 Martone, Mario Italy / Spain
# 40 for 2021, # 2655 Overall Leave No Traces 2021 Matuszynski, Jan P. Poland / Czech Republic / France
# 40 for 2021, # 2655 Overall Lost Illusions 2021 Giannoli, Xavier France / Belgium T
# 40 for 2021, # 2655 Overall Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon 2021 Amirpour, Ana Lily USA T
# 40 for 2021, # 2655 Overall On the Job 2: The Missing 8 2021 Matti, Erik Philippines
# 40 for 2021, # 2655 Overall Reflection 2021 Vasyanovych, Valentyn Ukraine
# 40 for 2021, # 2655 Overall Sundown 2021 Franco, Michel France / Mexico / Sweden BD
# 41 for 2021, # 2657 Overall Candyman 2021 DaCosta, Nia USA / Canada / Australia BDS
# 41 for 2021, # 2657 Overall C'mon C'mon 2021 Mills, Mike USA BD
# 41 for 2021, # 2657 Overall The Suicide Squad 2021 Gunn, James USA / Canada / UK BDS
# 42 for 2021, # 2658 Overall Benedetta 2021 Verhoeven, Paul France / Belgium / Netherlands BD
# 42 for 2021, # 2658 Overall Lamb 2021 Jóhannsson, Valdimar Iceland / Sweden / Poland
# 42 for 2021, # 2658 Overall Lingui 2021 Haroun, Mahamat-Saleh France / Germany / Belgium / Chad
# 43 for 2021, # 2659 Overall The Mauritanian 2021 Macdonald, Kevin UK / USA BD
# 44 for 2021, # 2667 Overall Music 2021 Heder, Sian USA
# 45 for 2021, # 2672 Overall Black Widow 2021 Shortland, Cate USA BD
# 45 for 2021, # 2672 Overall The French Dispatch 2021 Anderson, Wes USA / Germany BDS
# 45 for 2021, # 2672 Overall The Little Things 2021 Hancock, John Lee USA BD
# 45 for 2021, # 2672 Overall The Matrix Resurrections 2021 Wachowski, Lana USA / UK / Australia BDS
# 45 for 2021, # 2672 Overall Nobody 2021 Naishuller, Ilya USA / Japan BD
# 45 for 2021, # 2672 Overall Operation Mincemeat 2021 Madden, John UK / USA S
# 45 for 2021, # 2672 Overall Sisters on Track 2021 Grottjord-Glenne, Tone / van der Borch, Corinne USA
# 45 for 2021, # 2672 Overall Stillwater 2021 McCarthy, Tom USA BD
# 46 for 2021, # 2675 Overall Hive 2021 Basholli, Blerta Kosovo / Switzerland / Albania / Rep of N Macedonia D
# 47 for 2021, # 2679 Overall Ahed's Knee 2021 Lapid, Nadav France / Israel / Germany D
# 47 for 2021, # 2679 Overall Memoria 2021 Weerasethakul, Apichatpong Colombia / Thailand / France / Germany / Mexico / Qatar / UK / China / Switzerland B
# 48 for 2021, # 2686 Overall Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song 2021 Geller, Daniel / Goldfine, Dayna USA T
# 48 for 2021, # 2686 Overall Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America 2021 Kunstler, Emily / Kunstler, Sarah USA BD
# 49 for 2021, # 2687 Overall Anadolu Leopari 2021 Kayis, Emre Turkey / Germany / Denmark / Poland
# 49 for 2021, # 2687 Overall Coming 2 America 2021 Brewer, Craig USA BDS
# 49 for 2021, # 2687 Overall The Good Boss  New at Films101! 2021 de Aranoa, Fernando León Spain T
# 49 for 2021, # 2687 Overall Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman 2021 Stratford, Herb USA D
# 49 for 2021, # 2687 Overall Jockey 2021 Bentley, Clint USA BD
# 49 for 2021, # 2687 Overall Land 2021 Wright, Robin USA / Canada BD
# 49 for 2021, # 2687 Overall The Phantom of the Open 2021 Roberts, Craig UK TBD
# 49 for 2021, # 2687 Overall Scarborough 2021 Nakhai, Shasha / Williamson, Rich Canada
# 49 for 2021, # 2687 Overall Ste. Anne 2021 Vermette, Rhayne Canada
# 49 for 2021, # 2687 Overall The Tender Bar 2021 Clooney, George USA
# 49 for 2021, # 2687 Overall Yuni 2021 Andini, Kamila Indonesia / France / Singapore / Australia
# 50 for 2021, # 2690 Overall Mass 2021 Kranz, Fran USA BD
# 51 for 2021, # 2693 Overall Pig 2021 Sarnoski, Michael UK / USA BD
# 52 for 2021, # 2695 Overall The Eyes of Tammy Faye 2021 Showalter, Michael Canada / USA BD
# 52 for 2021, # 2695 Overall Godzilla vs. Kong 2021 Wingard, Adam USA / Australia / Canada / India BDS
# 52 for 2021, # 2695 Overall House of Gucci 2021 Scott, Ridley Canada / USA BD
# 52 for 2021, # 2695 Overall Malcolm & Marie 2021 Levinson, Sam USA
# 52 for 2021, # 2695 Overall The Many Saints of Newark 2021 Taylor, Alan USA BD
# 52 for 2021, # 2695 Overall Respect 2021 Tommy, Liesl Canada / USA BDS
# 52 for 2021, # 2695 Overall The United States vs. Billie Holiday 2021 Daniels, Lee USA S
# 53 for 2021, # 2697 Overall Great Freedom 2021 Meise, Sebastian Austria / Germany
# 53 for 2021, # 2697 Overall The Innocents 2021 Vogt, Eskil Norway / Sweden / Denmark / Finland / France / UK
# 53 for 2021, # 2697 Overall Julia 2021 Cohen, Julie / West, Betsy USA D
# 54 for 2021, # 2698 Overall Belle 2021 Hosoda, Mamoru Japan BD
# 54 for 2021, # 2698 Overall The Harder They Fall 2021 Samuel, Jeymes USA S
# 54 for 2021, # 2698 Overall Paris, 13th District 2021 Audiard, Jacques France BD
# 55 for 2021, # 2715 Overall Encanto 2021 Bush, Jared / Howard, Byron / Smith, Charise Castro USA / Colombia BDS
# 55 for 2021, # 2715 Overall No Time to Die 2021 Fukunaga, Cary Joji UK / USA BDS
# 55 for 2021, # 2715 Overall The Novice 2021 Hadaway, Lauren USA D
NR Pleasure 2021 Thyberg, Ninja Sweden / Netherlands / France
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B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack