2021 Ranking

My favorite movies from 2021, based on their first theatrical release date. My nominees and winners are listed below.

Best Director:
1. Dominik Graf - Fabian: Going to the Dogs
2. Arthur Harari - Onoda 
3. Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Memoria 
4. Asghar Farhadi - A Hero 
5. Jasmila Žbanić - Quo Vadis, Aida?
6. Leos Carax - Annette
7. Ryusuke Hamaguchi - Drive My Car 

8. Radu Jude - Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
9. Sean Baker - Red Rocket 
10. Hilal Baydarov - In Between Dying
11. Ryusuke Hamaguchi - Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy 
12. Julia Ducornau - Titane
13. Maria Speth - Mr. Bachmann and His Class
14. Paul Verhoeven - Benedetta
15. Ann Hui -…

  • Fabian: Going to the Dogs

    1

  • A Hero

    2

  • Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

    3

  • Red Rocket

    4

  • Drive My Car

    5

  • Memoria

    6

  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    7

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    8

  • Annette

    9

  • Mr. Bachmann and His Class

    10

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    11

  • In Between Dying

    12

  • Benedetta

    13

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

    14

  • The World to Come

    15

  • Love After Love

    16

  • Mass

    17

  • I'm Your Man

    18

  • Compartment No. 6

    19

  • Titane

    20

  • The French Dispatch

    21

  • Bergman Island

    22

  • Blue Bayou

    23

  • Pig

    24

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    25

  • Nitram

    26

  • Medusa

    27

  • France

    28

  • A Cop Movie

    29

  • Gagarine

    30

  • Pleasure

    31

  • Luca

    32

  • Cliff Walkers

    33

  • Dry Wind

    34

  • Slalom

    35

  • The Duke

    36

  • For Lucio

    37

  • The White Tiger

    38

  • Night in Paradise

    39

  • Cruella

    40

  • In the Heights

    41

  • Isabella

    42

  • Sweat

    43

  • I Was a Simple Man

    44

  • Nine Days

    45

  • Blue

    46

  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    47

  • The Divide

    48

  • Supernova

    49

  • Natural Light

    50

  • Night of the Kings

    51

  • Censor

    52

  • Lapsis

    53

  • Penguin Bloom

    54

  • Ballad of a White Cow

    55

  • Tragic Jungle

    56

  • The Dig

    57

  • Limbo

    58

  • Genus Pan

    59

  • February

    60

  • Freeland

    61

  • Social Hygiene

    62

  • Shiva Baby

    63

  • Petrov's Flu

    64

  • Zola

    65

  • Old

    66

  • The Mauritanian

    67

  • Gunda

    68

  • My Salinger Year

    69

  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    70

  • Land

    71

  • See You Then

    72

  • Saint-Narcisse

    73

  • The Man Who Sold His Skin

    74

  • Little Fish

    75

  • The Outside Story

    76

  • French Exit

    77

  • Passion

    78

  • Funny Face

    79

  • The Wanting Mare

    80

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    81

  • I Care a Lot

    82

  • Three Floors

    83

  • False Positive

    84

  • Mainstream

    85

  • Cherry

    86

  • The Woman in the Window

    87

  • Malcolm & Marie

    88

  • The Little Things

    89

  • The United States vs. Billie Holiday

    90

  • Locked Down

    91

  • Breaking News in Yuba County

    92

  • Music

    93