every first-watch in 2021 ranked

only feature films.

  • Fallen Angels

    1

  • Happy Together

    2

  • Still Walking

    3

  • The Tree of Life

    4

  • The Wind Rises

    5

  • 2046

    6

  • Phantom Thread

    7

  • Mulholland Drive

    8

  • Y Tu Mamá También

    9

  • Se7en

    10

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    11

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    12

  • Minari

    13

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    14

  • 8½

    15

  • Rashomon

    16

  • Sanjuro

    17

  • Yojimbo

    18

  • Braveheart

    19

  • Full Metal Jacket

    20

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    21

  • Good Morning

    22

  • The Thing

    23

  • Mother

    24

  • Nomadland

    25

  • Rocky

    26

  • Another Round

    27

  • Weathering with You

    28

  • 12 Years a Slave

    29

  • Days of Being Wild

    30

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    31

  • Carol

    32

  • Ran

    33

  • A Silent Voice

    34

  • Ida

    35

  • The Host

    36

  • Terrorizers

    37

  • The Last Emperor

    38

  • Jaws

    39

  • Sing Street

    40

  • Get Out

    41

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    42

  • Poetry

    43

  • Prisoners

    44

  • Ritual

    45

  • The Breakfast Club

    46

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    47

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    48

  • Amélie

    49

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    50

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    51

  • Léon: The Professional

    52

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    53

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    54

  • Mirror

    55

  • Police Story

    56

  • Nosferatu

    57

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    58

  • On the Beach at Night Alone

    59

  • Promising Young Woman

    60

  • Drive

    61

  • The Edge of Seventeen

    62

  • Gladiator

    63

  • Luca

    64

  • Shiva Baby

    65

  • Kajillionaire

    66

  • (500) Days of Summer

    67

  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    68

  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story

    69

  • Love, Simon

    70

  • Cruella

    71

  • Groundhog Day

    72

  • Easy A

    73

  • The Woman Who Ran

    74

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    75

  • Dazed and Confused

    76

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    77

  • Casablanca

    78

  • American Psycho

    79

  • Papillon

    80

  • Pieces of a Woman

    81

  • That Thing You Do!

    82

  • As Tears Go By

    83

  • Raw

    84

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    85

  • Malcolm & Marie

    86

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    87

  • Meet Joe Black

    88

  • The Platform

    89

  • Step Up Revolution

    90

  • Toc Toc

    91