Films of 2021: F*ck My Life, I Don't Want to Watch 1,002 Movies This Year

Join me as I rank the films of 2021! (Hopefully a smaller amount than the analogous 2020 list.)

This list includes films that meet one of the following criteria:
• The film received its initial U.S. theatrical or direct-to-VOD release in 2021.
• The film screened at a 2021 festival at which I saw the film, and it has not yet received a theatrical release.

This list does not include:
• Films that were released in limited release (including qualifying runs) in 2020 before expanding in 2021.
• Re-issues that had received a U.S. theatrical release prior to 2021.
• Films that screen at a 2021 festival but are not released in 2021, unless I saw them at said festival.
• Films that screened at a 2020 festival but were released in 2021, if I saw them at said festival.

  • Cryptozoo

    1

  • A Cop Movie

    2

  • Mass

    3

  • Charlatan

    4

  • The Sparks Brothers

    5

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    6

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    7

  • Profile

    8

  • Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    9

  • Supernova

    10

  • Riders of Justice

    11

  • Malcolm & Marie

    12

  • Summertime

    13

  • Holy Frit

    14

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

    15

  • The Sleeping Negro

    16

  • A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces

    17

  • Marvelous and the Black Hole

    18

  • In the Same Breath

    19

  • Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story

    20

  • The White Tiger

    21

  • My Wonderful Wanda

    22

  • Flee

    23

  • 1991

    24

  • Viral

    25

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    26

  • Bloodsuckers

    27

  • Alone Together.

    28

  • Jockey

    29

  • The Spine of Night

    30

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

    31

  • The Pink Cloud

    32

  • I'm Your Man

    33

  • Gaia

    34

  • Eight for Silver

    35

  • Atlantis

    36

  • On the Count of Three

    37

  • Next Door

    38

  • Censor

    39

  • Keep an Eye Out

    40

  • Mogul Mowgli

    41

  • Everything in the End

    42

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

    43

  • The Mauritanian

    44

  • Son of Monarchs

    45

  • The Dig

    46

  • Witch Hunt

    47

  • El Planeta

    48

  • Dara of Jasenovac

    49

  • CODA

    50

  • In the Earth

    51

  • The Disciple

    52

  • Violet

    53

  • Together Together

    54

  • I Was a Simple Man

    55

  • Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over

    56

  • Introducing, Selma Blair

    57

  • Berlin Alexanderplatz

    58

  • Little Fish

    59

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    60

  • Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest

    61

  • Playing With Sharks

    62

  • In Search of Darkness: Part II

    63

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    64

  • The Oxy Kingpins

    65

  • Luchadoras

    66

  • Chuck Connelly: Into the Light

    67

  • Stowaway

    68

  • My Salinger Year

    69

  • Me To Play

    70

  • The Spokeswoman

    71

  • The Blazing World

    72

  • Our Friend

    73

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    74

  • United States vs. Reality Winner

    75

  • Mortal Kombat

    76

  • Here Today

    77

  • Bad Trip

    78

  • Swan Song

    79

  • Quo Vadis, Aida?

    80

  • Lily Topples The World

    81

  • Language Lessons

    82

  • The Hunt For Planet B

    83

  • Soy Cubana

    84

  • Happily

    85

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

    86

  • Ailey

    87

  • Hope

    88

  • Dirty Feathers

    89

  • Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    90

  • The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

    91

  • Executive Order

    92

  • Our Own

    93

  • Earwig and the Witch

    94

  • Homeroom

    95

  • Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

    96

  • Writing With Fire

    97

  • Users

    98

  • All Light, Everywhere

    99

  • Palmer

    100