2021 is in the rearview mirror and before we look forward to the most anticipated movies in 2022, it’s our turn to look back at the best last year had to offer. From a three hour, intimate Japanese drama to the biggest blockbuster Marvel and the MCU had to offer, it was a great year in the cinema. Here is a look at our 10 favorite films of 2021.
We broke our picks out by genres, from comedies like the hard to pin down, based on a twitter thread, Zola, and Wes Anderson at his MOST Wes Anderson-y with The French Dispatch, to the biggest budgets Hollywood can muster in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Dune and Steven Spielberg the first time music director of West Side Story. Lin Manuel Miranda gave us In The Heights and Andrew Garfield in Tick, Tick, Boom. Music documentaries had a banner year as well, Peter Jackson and The Beatles, Questlove and the Summer of Soul and four separate Britney Spears docs found their way to screens this year. But period dramas were just as great, like Ridley Scott and The Last Duel, David Lowery’s Arthurian legend The Green Knight and Benedict Cumberbatch found his way to the old west with Jane Campion in The Power of the Dog.
But let us know what your favorites were this year and be sure to subscribe to CineFix for everything coming in 2022!
This Movie List was written by Billy Jackson and edited by Justin Donaldson.