The Best Films of 2021

Every 2021 film viewed. Each got/will likely get at least a U.S. release during the year. And a few undistributed films that deserve to get acquired.

  • Undine

    1

  • Her Socialist Smile

    2

  • All Light, Everywhere

    3

  • About Endlessness

    4

  • The Calming

    5

  • Days

    6

  • Malmkrog

    7

  • Hopper/Welles

    8

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

    9

  • The Inheritance

    10

  • The Woman Who Ran

    11

  • In & of Itself

    12

  • Zola

    13

  • Mass

    14

  • Into the Deep

    15

  • El Planeta

    16

  • The Disciple

    17

  • Nasir

    18

  • The Pink Cloud

    19

  • Faya Dayi

    20

  • The Salt of Tears

    21

  • Beginning

    22

  • The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

    23

  • Isabella

    24

  • CODA

    25

  • The Killing of Two Lovers

    26

  • Anne at 13,000 Ft.

    27

  • I Was a Simple Man

    28

  • Slow Machine

    29

  • Notturno

    30

  • Flee

    31

  • Shiva Baby

    32

  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    33

  • The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs

    34

  • The Sparks Brothers

    35

  • The Human Voice

    36

  • Strawberry Mansion

    37

  • The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet

    38

  • On the Count of Three

    39

  • The Metamorphosis of Birds

    40

  • Atlantis

    41

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    42

  • Red Moon Tide

    43

  • The Mountains Are a Dream That Call to Me

    44

  • MLK/FBI

    45

  • There Are Not Thirty-Six Ways of Showing a Man Getting on a Horse

    46

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    47

  • Taming the Garden

    48

  • My Mexican Bretzel

    49

  • Just Don't Think I'll Scream

    50

  • Acasă, My Home

    51

  • Two of Us

    52

  • Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

    53

  • Encounters

    54

  • Cryptozoo

    55

  • Little Fish

    56

  • Passing

    57

  • Violation

    58

  • Servants

    59

  • Wake Up On Mars

    60

  • The World to Come

    61

  • Lapsis

    62

  • Days of Cannibalism

    63

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    64

  • Ema

    65

  • One for the Road

    66

  • Saint Maud

    67

  • Playing With Sharks

    68

  • Kubrick by Kubrick

    69

  • Fauna

    70

  • Wild Indian

    71

  • Cusp

    72

  • The Dig

    73

  • Atarrabi & Mikelats

    74

  • Crestone

    75

  • Tragic Jungle

    76

  • Eight for Silver

    77

  • The Wanting Mare

    78

  • Jockey

    79

  • Hive

    80

  • Framing Britney Spears

    81

  • French Exit

    82

  • Her Name Was Europa

    83

  • Nine Days

    84

  • Dinner in America

    85

  • Misha and the Wolves

    86

  • Mayday

    87

  • In the Earth

    88

  • Saturday Fiction

    89

  • Users

    90

  • John and the Hole

    91

  • Together Together

    92

  • Mother Schmuckers

    93

  • Jumbo

    94

  • Falling

    95

  • I Care a Lot

    96

  • Malcolm & Marie

    97

  • The Little Things

    98

  • Locked Down

    99

  • Earwig and the Witch

    100