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Favorites of 2021

My favorite films of 2021 so far.

This is an evolving list

I go by the US wide release date, unless I've attended or had access to the film during its festival run.

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

    1

  • The Hand of God

    2

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    3

  • The Underground Railroad

    4

  • The Human Voice

    5

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    6

  • In the Heights

    7

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

    8

  • Drive My Car

    9

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    10

  • The Power of the Dog

    11

  • West Side Story

    12

  • The Green Knight

    13

  • Spencer

    14

  • CODA

    15

  • Pig

    16

  • The French Dispatch

    17

  • About Endlessness

    18

  • Atlantis

    19

  • The Rescue

    20

  • Shiva Baby

    21

  • Stray

    22

  • Psycho Goreman

    23

  • Riders of Justice

    24

  • Annette

    25

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    26

  • If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power

    27

  • Bad Trip

    28

  • Never Gonna Snow Again

    29

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    30

  • Together Together

    31

  • Playing with Sharks

    32

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

    33

  • Yung Lean: In My Head

    34

  • Undine

    35

  • The Beta Test

    36

  • The Disciple

    37

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    38

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    39

  • Titane

    40

  • Luca

    41

  • The Father

    42

  • Mass

    43

  • The Last Duel

    44

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    45

  • The Velvet Underground

    46

  • Bergman Island

    47

  • The Sparks Brothers

    48

  • The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

    49

  • Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

    50

  • Lapsis

    51

  • Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    52

  • Saint Maud

    53

  • The Last Forest

    54

  • Sisters with Transistors

    55

  • The Truffle Hunters

    56

  • The Columnist

    57

  • The Reason I Jump

    58

  • Faya Dayi

    59

  • Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

    60

  • Promising Young Woman

    61

  • Encanto

    62

  • Licorice Pizza

    63

  • King Richard

    64

  • Little Fish

    65

  • VOIR

    66

  • New Order

    67

  • Some Kind of Heaven

    68

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    69

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    70

  • Sweat

    71

  • Days

    72

  • Loki

    73

  • Dune

    74

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    75

  • Army of the Dead

    76

  • The Amusement Park

    77

  • South Park: Post COVID

    78

  • South Park: Post COVID: The Return of COVID

    79

  • Gunda

    80

  • Becoming Cousteau

    81

  • Midnight Mass

    82

  • Fried Barry

    83

  • WandaVision

    84

  • Cryptozoo

    85

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

    86

  • Boiling Point

    87

  • Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

    88

  • Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson

    89

  • Flora & Ulysses

    90

  • Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

    91

  • Muppets Haunted Mansion

    92

  • Mandibles

    93

  • Beast Beast

    94

  • Zola

    95

  • The Super Bob Einstein Movie

    96

  • Nobody

    97

  • Eternals

    98

  • Don't Look Up

    99

  • A Classic Horror Story

    100