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.

Excludes shorts and TV/music. Includes documentaries and festival films of 2020 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 appears to be more 'making of' DVD featurettes on Letterboxd for recent films. I am excluding those documentaries for now, even if they're feature-length, unless they had theatrical distribution. Any feature-length film that had its primary distribution via…

  • Gintama: The Final

    1

  • Licorice Pizza

    2

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    3

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

    4

  • Cleaners

    5

  • C'mon C'mon

    6

  • Ode to Nothing

    7

  • Drive My Car

    8

  • The Worst Person in the World

    9

  • Dune

    10

  • The Souvenir Part II

    11

  • Flee

    12

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    13

  • The Hand of God

    14

  • Red Post on Escher Street

    15

  • Petite Maman

    16

  • The Rescue

    17

  • Help

    18

  • Sardar Udham

    19

  • The Summit of the Gods

    20

  • Mass

    21

  • My First Summer

    22

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

    23

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    24

  • Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

    25

  • Prayers for the Stolen

    26

  • Red Rocket

    27

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    28

  • The Great Indian Kitchen

    29

  • Luca

    30

  • Fabian: Going to the Dogs

    31

  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    32

  • Limbo

    33

  • Spencer

    34

  • TINA

    35

  • The Velvet Underground

    36

  • CODA

    37

  • The Year Earth Changed

    38

  • Black Eagles

    39

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

    40

  • The Sparks Brothers

    41

  • Shiva Baby

    42

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    43

  • Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

    44

  • The French Dispatch

    45

  • Jai Bhim

    46

  • Some Kind of Heaven

    47

  • Sarpatta Parambarai

    48

  • A Cop Movie

    49

  • The Power of the Dog

    50