Letterboxd’s ‘Official’ Top 50 of 2021

To be updated on 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…

  • Cleaners

    1

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

    2

  • Ode to Nothing

    3

  • Flee

    4

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    5

  • Mass

    6

  • My First Summer

    7

  • The Great Indian Kitchen

    8

  • Luca

    9

  • Red Post on Escher Street

    10

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    11

  • Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

    12

  • Sarpatta Parambarai

    13

  • TINA

    14

  • The Year Earth Changed

    15

  • The Sparks Brothers

    16

  • Black Eagles

    17

  • Shiva Baby

    18

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

    19

  • Karnan

    20

  • Some Kind of Heaven

    21

  • Joji

    22

  • Pig

    23

  • Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

    24

  • CODA

    25

  • Nine Days

    26

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    27

  • Sisters with Transistors

    28

  • Limbo

    29

  • Little Fish

    30

  • The Reason I Jump

    31

  • Little Mom

    32

  • On the Count of Three

    33

  • Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

    34

  • All Light, Everywhere

    35

  • Mandela

    36

  • The Truffle Hunters

    37

  • A Family

    38

  • Gagarine

    39

  • In the Heights

    40

  • Our Friend

    41

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway

    42

  • I Carry You with Me

    43

  • Nayattu

    44

  • Days

    45

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    46

  • Zola

    47

  • Malik

    48

  • Dinner in America

    49

  • Titane

    50