Sight and Sound 50 best films of 2021

After over 1,000 votes by more than 100 critics and contributors, Sight and Sound announce the results of their annual poll – the best films in cinemas, at festivals and online in 2021. Read more here.

  • The Souvenir: Part II

    1

  • Petite Maman

    2

  • Drive My Car

    3

  • Memoria

    4

  • Titane

    5

  • The Power of the Dog

    6

  • What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

    7

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

    8

  • Annette

    9

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    10

  • Bergman Island

    11

  • The Green Knight

    12

  • The Velvet Underground

    13

  • Dune

    14

  • Spencer

    15

  • The Worst Person in the World

    16

  • First Cow

    17

  • Censor

    18

  • Flee

    19

  • Il buco

    20

  • The Lost Daughter

    21

  • Nomadland

    22

  • The French Dispatch

    23

  • Azor

    24

  • Zola

    25

  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    26

  • Benedetta

    27

  • The Father

    28

  • Pig

    29

  • Hit the Road

    30

  • Ear for Eye

    31

  • Benediction

    32

  • The Card Counter

    33

  • Minari

    34

  • Sound of Metal

    35

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    36

  • Red Rocket

    37

  • Compartment No. 6

    38

  • Beginning

    39

  • Playground

    40

  • The Tsugua Diaries

    41

  • Shiva Baby

    42

  • Undine

    43

  • Belle

    44

  • Limbo

    45

  • Friends and Strangers

    46

  • The Hand of God

    47

  • After Love

    48

  • Cry Macho

    49

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    50