Letterboxd’s ‘Official’ Top 50 of 2021

To be updated after the weekends. It's ranked by avg l.b. user rating, extracted from here.

Includes documentaries and festival films of 2020/2019 that had their first national release in 2021 (i.e. Some Kind of Heaven, The Killing of Two Lovers, Little Fish). Note: I only include confirmed 2021 releases, not generally undistributed 2020 films. The list does not include films that had some national releases in 2020 but U.S. releases delayed for 2021 (i.e. Identifying Features).

There is a 1,000 view minimum threshold to start for any films to be eligible to enter the list. Also note: for blockbusters and highly anticipated movies that tend to get a lot of views and ratings before they come out, I waited…

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    1

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    2

  • Drive My Car

    3

  • Yuni

    4

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

    5

  • C'mon C'mon

    6

  • Cleaners

    7

  • The Worst Person in the World

    8

  • Ode to Nothing

    9

  • Oasis - Knebworth 1996

    10

  • After Yang

    11

  • Turma da Mônica: Lições

    12

  • Flee

    13

  • Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

    14

  • Mass

    15

  • Dune

    16

  • The Souvenir: Part II

    17

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    18

  • Red Post on Escher Street

    19

  • The Rescue

    20

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    21

  • Petite Maman

    22

  • My First Summer

    23

  • Sardar Udham

    24

  • West Side Story

    25

  • The Velvet Queen

    26

  • Help

    27

  • Putin's Palace. History of World's Largest Bribe

    28

  • Boiling Point

    29

  • The Great Indian Kitchen

    30

  • Red Rocket

    31

  • Fabian: Going to the Dogs

    32

  • Prayers for the Stolen

    33

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    34

  • Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

    35

  • Limbo

    36

  • Luca

    37

  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    38

  • Licorice Pizza

    39

  • Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

    40

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    41

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

    42

  • Toma

    43

  • CODA

    44

  • Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana

    45

  • TINA

    46

  • The Year Earth Changed

    47

  • Black Eagles

    48

  • The Summit of the Gods

    49

  • Shiva Baby

    50