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.

  • Persepolis

    201

  • Before Midnight

    202

  • 25th Hour

    203

  • First Reformed

    204

  • It Follows

    205

  • The Handmaiden

    206

  • The Souvenir

    207

  • The Fog of War

    208

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    209

  • Leviathan

    210

  • Elle

    211

  • Cemetery of Splendor

    212

  • The Arbor

    213

  • Secret Sunshine

    214

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    215

  • Faces Places

    216

  • Drive

    217

  • American Splendor

    218

  • The Kids Are All Right

    219

  • Arrival

    220

  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

    221

  • A Christmas Tale

    222

  • Timbuktu

    223

  • Los Angeles Plays Itself

    224

  • Dogtooth

    225

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    226

  • Dunkirk

    227

  • Together

    228

  • Hard to Be a God

    229

  • The Four Times

    230

  • The Squid and the Whale

    231

  • Cameraperson

    232

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop

    233

  • United 93

    234

  • Happy as Lazzaro

    235

  • Two Lovers

    236

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    237

  • Carlos

    238

  • The Strange Case of Angelica

    239

  • What Time Is It There?

    240

  • The Circle

    241

  • Three Times

    242

  • The Queen

    243

  • To Be and to Have

    244

  • The Rider

    245

  • Regular Lovers

    246

  • Upstream Color

    247

  • Hugo

    248

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    249

  • You Can Count on Me

    250

  • You Were Never Really Here

    251

  • Pulse

    252

  • George Washington

    253

  • The House of Mirth

    254

  • Bowling for Columbine

    255

  • Ratatouille

    256

  • The Five Obstructions

    257

  • Paterson

    258

  • A Touch of Sin

    259

  • Tangerine

    260

  • The Artist

    261

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    262

  • Shoplifters

    263

  • Gerry

    264

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    265

  • Almost Famous

    266

  • The Devil's Backbone

    267

  • Flight of the Red Balloon

    268

  • The Florida Project

    269

  • Sexy Beast

    270

  • The Immigrant

    271

  • Summer Hours

    272

  • 21 Grams

    273

  • The Triplets of Belleville

    274

  • Force Majeure

    275

  • The Kid with a Bike

    276

  • You, the Living

    277

  • Winter Sleep

    278

  • Pain and Glory

    279

  • Kings and Queen

    280

  • The Hours

    281

  • Li'l Quinquin

    282

  • American Psycho

    283

  • American Honey

    284

  • 28 Days Later

    285

  • Another Year

    286

  • Bridesmaids

    287

  • The Ghost Writer

    288

  • Marriage Story

    289

  • The Wrestler

    290

  • Spring Breakers

    291

  • Shara

    292

  • Casino Royale

    293

  • Personal Shopper

    294

  • The Look of Silence

    295

  • House of Flying Daggers

    296

  • Munich

    297

  • Enter the Void

    298

  • Trouble Every Day

    299

  • The Skin I Live In

    300