They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films – 2021 Edition

This is the February 2021 edition of the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? list of the 1,000 most acclaimed films of the 21st century.

Current Version: January 2021 (16th edition) TSPDT 1–1,000, 1,001–2,000, 21st Century

Previous Version: January 2020 (15th edition) TSPDT 1–1,000

Note: Entry #690, The Wire, isn't on Letterboxd and is represented here by entry #1,001, 13 Assassins.

  • Moulin Rouge!

    101

  • Mysteries of Lisbon

    102

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    103

  • Her

    104

  • Blissfully Yours

    105

  • 2046

    106

  • Margaret

    107

  • The Host

    108

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    109

  • Irreversible

    110

  • The Incredibles

    111

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    112

  • Inception

    113

  • Memories of Murder

    114

  • Gravity

    115

  • Stories We Tell

    116

  • Avatar

    117

  • The Irishman

    118

  • Up

    119

  • The World

    120

  • Amores Perros

    121

  • Winter's Bone

    122

  • Mystic River

    123

  • Shaun of the Dead

    124

  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    125

  • First Cow

    126

  • Donnie Darko

    127

  • Ida

    128

  • 12 Years a Slave

    129

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    130

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    131

  • Poetry

    132

  • Finding Nemo

    133

  • This Is Not a Film

    134

  • My Winnipeg

    135

  • Waltz with Bashir

    136

  • Code Unknown

    137

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    138

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    139

  • La La Land

    140

  • Adaptation.

    141

  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

    142

  • The Departed

    143

  • Lady Bird

    144

  • Inside Out

    145

  • The Intruder

    146

  • Manchester by the Sea

    147

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    148

  • Call Me by Your Name

    149

  • Moolaadé

    150

  • The Great Beauty

    151

  • Horse Money

    152

  • Fish Tank

    153

  • Ten

    154

  • Capturing the Friedmans

    155

  • Son of Saul

    156

  • Wendy and Lucy

    157

  • The Child

    158

  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    159

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    160

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    161

  • The Holy Girl

    162

  • Café Lumière

    163

  • Saraband

    164

  • In Praise of Love

    165

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    166

  • The Pianist

    167

  • Black Swan

    168

  • The Man Without a Past

    169

  • Hero

    170

  • La Commune (Paris, 1871)

    171

  • In the City of Sylvia

    172

  • White Material

    173

  • Lovers Rock

    174

  • Kung Fu Hustle

    175

  • Ghost World

    176

  • Gladiator

    177

  • Man on Wire

    178

  • Meek's Cutoff

    179

  • No Home Movie

    180

  • Volver

    181

  • A Serious Man

    182

  • Nomadland

    183

  • Waking Life

    184

  • The Babadook

    185

  • Letters from Iwo Jima

    186

  • Fat Girl

    187

  • Weekend

    188

  • The Return

    189

  • Film Socialisme

    190

  • Millennium Mambo

    191

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    192

  • Head-On

    193

  • Inherent Vice

    194

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    195

  • Certain Women

    196

  • Le Havre

    197

  • Morvern Callar

    198

  • I'm Not There

    199

  • Frances Ha

    200