TOP 10 FILMS 2021

2021 was Year Two of COVID-19 and the theatrical side of the film business was dormant of box office success except for mainly popcorn movies, the ones of the MCU kind.  Lots of potentially interesting films hit my radar but alas most were dumped to streaming platforms to never be seen by non-subscribers.  Thankfully movie theaters reopened in March* and I was able to catch up on some of what I’ve missed (alas, many of the top titles of 2020 that went to streaming didn’t have a week’s run for large screen movie fans).


Top 10 Films Of 2021*

(279 Films)


Nightmare Alley


New Order [Mexico/France]

The Man Who Sold His Skin [Tunisia/France/Belgium/Germany/Sweden/Turkey]

The Perfect Candidate [Saudia Arabia/Germany]

Eating Our Way To Extinction [UK] [Documentary]

Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over [Documentary]

The Harder They Fall


The Many Saints Of Newark


Best Actor – Alessandro Nivola (The Many Saints Of Newark)

Best Actress – Noomi Rapace (Lamb)

Best Supporting Actor – Taika Waititi (Free Guy)

Best Supporting Actress – Kathryn Hunter (The Tragedy Of Macbeth)

Best Director – Jonathan Butterell (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie)

Best Screenplay – Paul Schrader (The Card Counter)

Best Cinematography – Janusz Kaminski (West Side Story)