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2021 Releases, Ranked

I’m counting films that had their main U.S. release in 2021. I won’t be counting films that had qualifying runs at the end of 2020, but wide releases in 2021 (aka Minari, Nomadland, One Night In Miami…, Promising Young Woman). Festival films only count if they had a U.S. release (even if just short awards qualifying) runs before the end of the year.

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  • Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

    1

  • The Power of the Dog

    2

  • Shiva Baby

    3

  • Parallel Mothers

    4

  • Passing

    5

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    6

  • Spencer

    7

  • True Mothers

    8

  • Titane

    9

  • Pig

    10

  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    11

  • The Hand of God

    12

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

    13

  • Swan Song

    14

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

    15

  • The Lost Daughter

    16

  • A Hero

    17

  • Nine Days

    18

  • Petite Maman

    19

  • The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

    20

  • Flee

    21

  • The Green Knight

    22

  • The Velvet Underground

    23

  • My Name Is Pauli Murray

    24

  • Adrienne

    25

  • Julia

    26

  • Angie

    27

  • CODA

    28

  • Snowy

    29

  • Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

    30

  • Ten Leaves Dilated

    31

  • Attica

    32

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    33

  • Limbo

    34

  • Val

    35

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    36

  • Faya Dayi

    37

  • Drive My Car

    38

  • Costa Brava, Lebanon

    39

  • The Mad Women's Ball

    40

  • Identifying Features

    41

  • I'm Your Man

    42

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    43

  • The Novice

    44

  • The Summit of the Gods

    45

  • Captains of Za'atari

    46

  • Procession

    47

  • Cyrano

    48

  • The Souvenir: Part II

    49

  • Test Pattern

    50

  • Lingui: The Sacred Bonds

    51

  • C'mon C'mon

    52

  • The Dig

    53

  • Hive

    54

  • Violet

    55

  • Wild Indian

    56

  • The Outside Story

    57

  • Really Love

    58

  • Black Art: In the Absence of Light

    59

  • No Sudden Move

    60

  • Riders of Justice

    61

  • Tiny Tim: King for a Day

    62

  • Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

    63

  • Ailey

    64

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

    65

  • Plan B

    66

  • Lamb

    67

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    68

  • Holler

    69

  • Playing with Sharks

    70

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    71

  • Souad

    72

  • Prayers for the Stolen

    73

  • Fever Dream

    74

  • Till Death

    75

  • Fear Street: 1994

    76

  • Fear Street: 1666

    77

  • Fear Street: 1978

    78

  • Scales

    79

  • In Balanchine's Classroom

    80

  • Private Desert

    81

  • Mass

    82

  • I Carry You with Me

    83

  • Memoria

    84

  • Beginning

    85

  • Four Roads

    86

  • The Father

    87

  • The Truffle Hunters

    88

  • Our Towns

    89

  • Enemies of the State

    90

  • MLK/FBI

    91

  • Becoming Cousteau

    92

  • The Perfect Candidate

    93

  • Night of the Kings

    94

  • Zola

    95

  • Moxie

    96

  • Skater Girl

    97

  • Shangri-La

    98

  • Tove

    99

  • Let It Be Morning

    100