Yearly Movie Rankings – 2021

Another year, another overlong list trying to rank all the new films I’ve seen. But 2021 brings on a few new twists. By far, this will go down as the most films I’ve seen in a given year, as halfway through 2021 I’m already inching close to the number I reached for all of 2020. Additionally, I’ve taken the extra step of linking all my reviews below, so you can read my thoughts on each film that is hyperlinked.

I hope you enjoy this list, and as always, it’s subject to change at any given moment. I like to tinker with it quite a bit as time progresses. Sometimes I think of a film more fondly a few months later, other times…well, the opposite happens. Either way, here are all the films I’ve seen in 2021, ranked.

JON NEGRONI’S TOP FILMS OF 2021

  1. Red Rocket (December 10)
  2. One for the Road (January 28)
  3. Licorice Pizza (November 26)
  4. The Green Knight (July 30)
  5. Cryptozoo (January 29)
  6. The Worst Person in the World (February 4)
  7. Pig (July 16)
  8. Luca (June 18)
  9. Parallel Mothers (December 24)
  10. The Killing of Two Lovers (May 14)
  11. Drive My Car (November 24)
  12. Summer of Soul (February 3)
  13. The French Dispatch (October 22)
  14. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (April 23)
  15. Plan B (May 28)
  16. Benedetta (December 3)
  17. Spencer (November 5)
  18. Encanto (November 24)
  19. On the Count of Three (January 29)
  20. Superior (January 30)
  21. The Summit of the Gods (November 24)
  22. Riders of Justice (February 18)
  23. King Richard (November 19)
  24. Petite Maman (June 2)
  25. The Suicide Squad (August 6)
  26. Shiva Baby (April 2)
  27. Bergman Island (October 15)
  28. Bo Burnham: Inside (May 30)
  29. The Power of the Dog (November 17)
  30. Judas and the Black Messiah (February 1)
  31. West Side Story (December 10)
  32. I’m Your Man (September 24)
  33. No Sudden Move (June 18)
  34. Ninjababy (January 18)
  35. The Harder They Fall (October 22)
  36. Spider-Man: No Way Home (December 6)
  37. Belle (July 15)
  38. In the Heights (June 11)
  39. Derek DelGaudio’s In & of Itself (January 22)
  40. C’mon C’mon (November 19)
  41. The Lost Daughter (December 17)
  42. Wild Indian (February 1)
  43. Sophie Jones (March 2)
  44. President (January 29)
  45. Dune (October 22)
  46. Language Lessons (March 1)
  47. The Last Duel (October 15)
  48. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (February 12)
  49. Slalom (April 9)
  50. CODA (January 28)
  51. The Matrix Resurrections (December 22)
  52. Nightmare Alley (December 17)
  53. Monday (April 16)
  54. Recovery (March 17)
  55. Nine Days (July 30)
  56. Aloners (April 30)
  57. Swan Song (December 17)
  58. Belfast (November 12)
  59. The Dry (May 21)
  60. Violet (March 18)
  61. I Care a Lot (February 19)
  62. 7 Prisoners (November 5)
  63. Finch (November 5)
  64. The Sparks Brothers (June 18)
  65. Afterlife of the Party (September 2)
  66. Mare of Easttown (April 18)
  67. I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking) (March 17)
  68. Summer of 85 (June 18)
  69. tick, tick…BOOM! (November 12)
  70. The Souvenir Part II (July 8)
  71. Swan Song (August 6)
  72. The Disciple (April 30)
  73. No Time to Die (October 8)
  74. I Carry You with Me (June 25)
  75. Memoria (December 26)
  76. Our Friend (January 22)
  77. Try Harder! (February 2)
  78. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (September 17)
  79. The Beta Test (November 5)
  80. Titane (October 1)
  81. The Wheel
  82. Werewolves Within (June 16)
  83. The Last Right (April 6)
  84. A Quiet Place Part II (May 28)
  85. Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (March 16)
  86. Raya and the Last Dragon (March 5)
  87. Flee (January 28)
  88. Limbo (April 30)
  89. Ahed’s Knee (September 15)
  90. Dear Mr. Brody (March 16)
  91. Together Together (January 31)
  92. Mass (January 31)
  93. The Velvet Underground (October 15)
  94. Where is Anne Frank (July 9)
  95. Wrath of Man (May 7)
  96. The Fallout (March 17)
  97. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (September 3)
  98. Free Guy (August 13)
  99. Cruella (May 28)
  100. Mainstream (May 7)
  101. Bad Trip (March 26)
  102. Respect (August 13)
  103. Ron’s Gone Wrong (October 22)
  104. Fear Street Part 3: 1666 (July 16)
  105. Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (July 2)
  106. Wolf (December 3)
  107. Night Teeth (October 20)
  108. Till Death (July 1)
  109. Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free (March 17)
  110. kid 90 (March 12)
  111. Nobody (March 26)
  112. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (August 23)
  113. The Outside Story (April 30)
  114. Annette (August 6)
  115. Malignant (September 10)
  116. Beckett (August 4)
  117. Jagged (September 13)
  118. Cyrano (December 31)
  119. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (October 1)
  120. Halloween Kills (October 15)
  121. Oxygen (May 12)
  122. False Positive (June 18)
  123. Jockey (February 1)
  124. Homeroom (January 28)
  125. John and the Hole (January 29)
  126. Alone Together (March 18)
  127. Passing (January 30)
  128. Loki (June 9)
  129. The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet (January 31)
  130. All Light, Everywhere (February 2)
  131. The Tragedy of Macbeth (December 25)
  132. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (March 18)
  133. Under the Volcano (March 20)
  134. Those Who Wish Me Dead (May 14)
  135. WandaVision (January 15)
  136. Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (February 1)
  137. Last Night in Soho (October 29)
  138. Here Before (March 17)
  139. Hawkeye (November 24)
  140. Don’t Look Up (December 5)
  141. The Card Counter (September 10)
  142. Muppets Haunted Mansion (October 8)
  143. The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (February 12)
  144. The Many Saints of Newark (October 1)
  145. In the Same Breath (January 29)
  146. My Name is Pauli Murray (February 3)
  147. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (November 19)
  148. Love Hard (November 5)
  149. 8-Bit Christmas (November 24)
  150. Allen v. Farrow (February 21)
  151. Sing 2 (December 22)
  152. Space Jam: A New Legacy (July 16)
  153. Little Fish (February 5)
  154. The Djinn (May 14)
  155. Come True (March 12)
  156. F9 (June 25)
  157. The Tomorrow War (July 2)
  158. Godzilla vs. Kong (March 31)
  159. The Tender Bar (December 17)
  160. Mischa and the Wolves (February 2)
  161. Life in a Day 2020 (February 1)
  162. Mayday (February 2)
  163. We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (January 31)
  164. We Broke Up (April 23)
  165. The Voyeurs (September 10)
  166. Black Widow (July 9)
  167. Wish Dragon (June 11)
  168. The Night House (August 20)
  169. Stowaway (April 22)
  170. Jakob’s Wife (April 16)
  171. The King’s Man (December 22)
  172. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (July 23)
  173. Eternals (November 5)
  174. Vacation Friends (August 27)
  175. Long Weekend (March 12)
  176. Jungle Cruise (July 30)
  177. Fear Street Part 2: 1978 (July 9)
  178. Pink Skies Ahead (May 8)
  179. Broadcast Signal Intrusion (March 16)
  180. Eight for Silver (January 30)
  181. Searchers (January 28)
  182. House of Gucci (November 24)
  183. Lakewood (September 12)
  184. The Courier (March 19)
  185. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (June 11)
  186. Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil (March 23)
  187. To All the Boys: Always and Forever (February 12)
  188. The World to Come (February 2)
  189. Reminiscence (August 20)
  190. Vivo (August 6)
  191. Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (March 17)
  192. Kate (September 10)
  193. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (March 19)
  194. The Boss Baby: Family Business (July 2)
  195. Own the Room (March 12)
  196. Audrey (January 5)
  197. Yes Day (March 12)
  198. The White Tiger (January 13)
  199. In the Earth (January 30)
  200. I Was a Simple Man (January 29)
  201. Candyman (August 27)
  202. WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (March 17)
  203. Red Notice (November 5)
  204. Chaos Walking (March 5)
  205. Behind Her Eyes (February 17)
  206. Framing Britney Spears (February 5)
  207. The Dig (January 15)
  208. Best Summer Ever (March 19)
  209. Without Remorse (April 30)
  210. Holler (June 11)
  211. Old (July 23)
  212. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (June 4)
  213. Boogie (March 5)
  214. Dear Evan Hansen (September 24)
  215. Army of the Dead (May 21)
  216. Gunpowder Milkshake (July 14)
  217. Mortal Kombat (April 23)
  218. The Woman in the Window (May 14)
  219. Monster (May 7)
  220. The Violent Heart (February 19)
  221. Concrete Cowboy (April 2)
  222. He’s All That (August 25)
  223. The United States vs. Billie Holiday (February 26)
  224. The Ice Road (June 25)
  225. Good on Paper (June 23)
  226. Arlo the Alligator Boy (April 16)
  227. Voyagers (April 9)
  228. Silk Road (February 19)
  229. Ayar (March 16)
  230. Prisoners of the Ghostland (January 31)
  231. Knocking (January 29)
  232. Censor (January 28)
  233. Marvelous and the Black Hole (January 31)
  234. Cry Macho (September 17)
  235. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (March 4)
  236. Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (February 10)
  237. A Glitch in the Matrix (February 5)
  238. Moxie (March 3)
  239. Sweet Girl (August 20)
  240. Flora & Ulysses (February 19)
  241. The Starling (September 17)
  242. Clifford the Big Red Dog (November 10)
  243. Land (January 31)
  244. Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (March 1)
  245. Malcolm & Marie (January 29)
  246. Coming 2 America (March 4)
  247. Women is Losers (March 16)
  248. Tom & Jerry (February 26)
  249. Cherry (February 26)
  250. Bliss (February 5)
  251. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (June 16)
  252. Locked Down (January 14)
  253. Thunder Force (April 9)
  254. The Misfits (June 11)
  255. Cinderella (September 3)
  256. Sound of Violence (May 21)
  257. Mother Schmuckers (January 29)

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