Top 25 Highest Rated for first half of 2021

The 25 highest-rated narrative feature films on Letterboxd as at 30 June 2021. Our rankings include films that have been released in any country, with at least a limited theatrical, streaming or video-on-demand run. For this list, films needed a minimum of 1,000 views on Letterboxd.

The top 25 features eight films directed by women and fourteen films helmed by BIPOC directors. For deeper context on the two Filipino films at the top of the list, read Philbert Dy’s brief introduction to cinema of the Philippines.

On the documentary front, Flee is currently the highest-rated non-fiction feature of 2021. For more on other genres, and detail on the pandemic journeys of the top 25 films, read our accompanying news post.

  • Cleaners

    1

  • Ode to Nothing

    2

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    3

  • My First Summer

    4

  • The Great Indian Kitchen

    5

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    6

  • Red Post on Escher Street

    7

  • Luca

    8

  • Shiva Baby

    9

  • Karnan

    10

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

    11

  • Joji

    12

  • Nine Days

    13

  • Limbo

    14

  • Petite Maman

    15

  • Little Fish

    16

  • Mandela

    17

  • In the Heights

    18

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    19

  • Our Friend

    20

  • Days

    21

  • Gagarine

    22

  • Nayattu

    23

  • Zola

    24

  • I Carry You With Me

    25