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Metacritic’s ‘Official’ Top 50 Films of 2021

It was updated weekly on Mondays throughout 2021

Extracted from here. These lists follow the same eligibility rules for my 'official' Letterboxd top 50s since 2016. Unlike how Metacritic's year rankings use U.S. releases, I go by first national release by any country, excluding only festival releases.

See Metacritic tag for other top lists.

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    1

  • Petite Maman

    2

  • Mr. Bachmann and His Class

    3

  • Drive My Car

    4

  • Flee

    5

  • Memoria

    6

  • This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

    7

  • The Worst Person in the World

    8

  • Procession

    9

  • Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker

    10

  • Licorice Pizza

    11

  • The Souvenir: Part II

    12

  • The Power of the Dog

    13

  • Playground

    14

  • Azor

    15

  • Great Freedom

    16

  • Parallel Mothers

    17

  • Days

    18

  • The Velvet Underground

    19

  • Attica

    20

  • Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters

    21

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    22

  • The Inheritance

    23

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    24

  • Sabaya

    25

  • The Lost Daughter

    26

  • The First Wave

    27

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    28

  • West Side Story

    29

  • What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

    30

  • The Green Knight

    31

  • Passing

    32

  • In the Same Breath

    33

  • The Truffle Hunters

    34

  • Faya Dayi

    35

  • In the Heights

    36

  • Writing with Fire

    37

  • Happening

    38

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    39

  • The Novice

    40

  • The Rescue

    41

  • Stray

    42

  • The Reason I Jump

    43

  • Lingui: The Sacred Bonds

    44

  • Limbo

    45

  • Rose Plays Julie

    46

  • Come from Away

    47

  • I Was a Simple Man

    48

  • Belle

    49

  • Nitram

    50