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Top 20 Films of 2021 [Ranked]

My personal list of the top 20 films of 2021. Be sure to check out these episodes of the Cinereelists podcast for expanded thoughts on the year that was!

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Honorable Mention:
Lamb
Werewolves Within
Stowaway
Raya and the Last Dragon
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The Mauritanian
Worth
Riders of Justice
Greenland
Red Rocket
tick, tick...BOOM!
Passing
C'mon C'mon

Regrets (aka 2021 Movies I Have Not Yet Seen):
Nightmare Alley (Del Toro)
Licorice Pizza (PT Anderson)
Benedetta (Paul Verhoven)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Joel Coen)

Best Documentary (best to worst):
Some Kind of Heaven
Summer of Soul
Val
Athlete

Biggest Disappointments:
Last Night in Soho (Edgar Wright)
House of Gucci (Ridley Scott)
Black Widow / Eternals
The French Dispatch
The Green Knight
Cry Macho

Block or Report
  • CODA

    1

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    2

  • Shiva Baby

    3

  • Pig

    4

  • Titane

    5

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    6

  • Quo Vadis, Aida?

    7

  • Limbo

    8

  • New Order

    9

  • The Killing of Two Lovers

    10

  • The Last Duel

    11

  • The Power of the Dog

    12

  • Dune

    13

  • Petite Maman

    14

  • The Card Counter

    15

  • Belfast

    16

  • Luca

    17

  • The Beta Test

    18

  • King Richard

    19

  • No Sudden Move

    20