The Best Films of 2021

Every 2021 film viewed. Each got/will likely get at least a U.S. release during the year. And a few undistributed films that deserve to get acquired.

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    1

  • Undine

    2

  • All Light, Everywhere

    3

  • Her Socialist Smile

    4

  • About Endlessness

    5

  • The Calming

    6

  • Days

    7

  • Malmkrog

    8

  • Wrath of Man

    9

  • Siberia

    10

  • Hopper/Welles

    11

  • The Inheritance

    12

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

    13

  • Test Pattern

    14

  • No Sudden Move

    15

  • The Woman Who Ran

    16

  • Zola

    17

  • Mass

    18

  • Pebbles

    19

  • El Planeta

    20

  • The Disciple

    21

  • Nasir

    22

  • Oxygen

    23

  • The Pink Cloud

    24

  • Faya Dayi

    25

  • The Salt of Tears

    26

  • Beginning

    27

  • Identifying Features

    28

  • Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    29

  • The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

    30

  • Isabella

    31

  • CODA

    32

  • The Killing of Two Lovers

    33

  • Małni – Towards The Ocean, Towards The Shore

    34

  • Anne at 13,000 Ft.

    35

  • I Was a Simple Man

    36

  • Slow Machine

    37

  • Notturno

    38

  • Flee

    39

  • Shiva Baby

    40

  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    41

  • The Witches of the Orient

    42

  • Come True

    43

  • The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs

    44

  • The Sparks Brothers

    45

  • The Human Voice

    46

  • Strawberry Mansion

    47

  • Love Affair(s)

    48

  • Slalom

    49

  • Friends and Strangers

    50

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    51

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    52

  • On the Count of Three

    53

  • Madalena

    54

  • The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet

    55

  • Taming the Garden

    56

  • The Metamorphosis of Birds

    57

  • Atlantis

    58

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

    59

  • Short Vacation

    60

  • Cliff Walkers

    61

  • Red Moon Tide

    62

  • The Mountains Are a Dream That Call to Me

    63

  • MLK/FBI

    64

  • There Are Not Thirty-Six Ways of Showing a Man Getting on a Horse

    65

  • Bad Trip

    66

  • Just Don't Think I'll Scream

    67

  • Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

    68

  • Acasă, My Home

    69

  • Two of Us

    70

  • My Mexican Bretzel

    71

  • Encounters

    72

  • Nobody

    73

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    74

  • Cryptozoo

    75

  • Little Fish

    76

  • Passing

    77

  • Violation

    78

  • Ecstasy

    79

  • Servants

    80

  • The World to Come

    81

  • Lapsis

    82

  • Days of Cannibalism

    83

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    84

  • Ema

    85

  • Mandibles

    86

  • Saint Maud

    87

  • Playing with Sharks

    88

  • Awaken

    89

  • Wake Up On Mars

    90

  • Kubrick by Kubrick

    91

  • One for the Road

    92

  • Fauna

    93

  • Wild Indian

    94

  • Summer of 85

    95

  • RK/RKAY

    96

  • Wood and Water

    97

  • Cusp

    98

  • Rock Bottom Riser

    99

  • A Glitch in the Matrix

    100