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. One for the Road (January 28) | Grade: A
  2. Cryptozoo (January 29) | Grade: A
  3. Luca (June 18) | Grade: A-
  4. Summer of Soul (February 3) | Grade: A-
  5. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (April 23) | Grade: A-
  6. Judas and the Black Messiah (February 1) | Grade: A
  7. The Killing of Two Lovers (May 14) | Grade: A-
  8. On the Count of Three (January 29) | Grade: B+
  9. Superior (January 30) | Grade: B+
  10. No Sudden Move (June 18) | Grade: B+
  11. Ninjababy (January 18) | Grade: B+
  12. Plan B (May 28) | Grade: B+
  13. In the Heights (June 11) | Grade: B+
  14. Derek DelGaudio’s In & of Itself (January 22) | Grade: B+
  15. Shiva Baby (April 2) | Grade: B+
  16. Wild Indian (February 1) | Grade: B+
  17. Riders of Justice (February 18) | Grade: B+
  18. Sophie Jones (March 2) | Grade: B+
  19. President (January 29) | Grade: B+
  20. Bo Burnham: Inside (May 30) | Grade: B+
  21. Language Lessons (March 1) | Grade: B+
  22. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (February 12) | Grade: B+
  23. Slalom (April 9) | Grade: B+
  24. CODA (January 28) | Grade: B+
  25. Monday (April 16) | Grade: B+
  26. Recovery (March 17) | Grade: B
  27. Violet (March 18) | Grade: B
  28. I Care a Lot (February 19) | Grade: B
  29. The Sparks Brothers (June 18) | Grade: B
  30. Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (July 2) | Grade: B
  31. Mare of Easttown (April 18) | Grade: B
  32. I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking) | Grade: B
  33. Summer of 85 (June 18) | Grade: B
  34. Werewolves Within (June 16) | Grade: B
  35. The Last Right (April 6) | Grade: B
  36. Swan Song (August 6) | Grade: B
  37. The Disciple (April 30) | Grade: B
  38. Cruella (May 28) | Grade: B
  39. I Carry You with Me (June 25) | Grade: B
  40. Our Friend (January 22) | Grade: B
  41. Try Harder! (February 2) | Grade: B
  42. A Quiet Place Part II (May 28) | Grade: B
  43. Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (March 16) | Grade: B
  44. Raya and the Last Dragon (March 5) | Grade: B
  45. Flee (January 28) | Grade: B
  46. Limbo (April 30) | Grade: B
  47. Bad Trip (March 26) | Grade: B
  48. Dear Mr. Brody (March 16) | Grade: B
  49. Together Together (January 31) | Grade: B
  50. Mass (January 31) | Grade: B
  51. Till Death (July 1) | Grade: B
  52. Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free (March 17) | Grade: B
  53. kid 90 (March 12) | Grade: B
  54. The Fallout (March 17) | Grade: B
  55. Mainstream (May 7) | Grade: B
  56. Nobody (March 26) | Grade: B
  57. Wrath of Man (May 7) | Grade: B
  58. The Outside Story (April 30) | Grade: B
  59. Oxygen (May 12) | Grade: B
  60. The Dry (May 21) | Grade: B
  61. False Positive (June 18) | Grade: B
  62. Jockey (February 1) | Grade: B
  63. Homeroom (January 28) | Grade: B
  64. John and the Hole (January 29) | Grade: B
  65. Alone Together (March 18) | Grade: B
  66. Passing (January 30) | Grade: B
  67. The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet (January 31) | Grade: B
  68. All Light, Everywhere (February 2) | Grade: B
  69. Under the Volcano (March 20) | Grade: B
  70. Those Who Wish Me Dead (May 14) | Grade: B
  71. WandaVision (January 15) | Grade: B
  72. Here Before (March 17) | Grade: B
  73. The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (February 12) | Grade: B
  74. Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (February 1) | Grade: B
  75. In the Same Breath (January 29) | Grade: B
  76. My Name is Pauli Murray (February 3) | Grade: B
  77. Allen v. Farrow (February 21) | Grade: B
  78. Little Fish (February 5) | Grade: B
  79. The Djinn (May 14) | Grade: B-
  80. Come True (March 12) | Grade: B-
  81. F9 (June 25) | Grade: B-
  82. The Tomorrow War (July 2) | Grade: B-
  83. Godzilla vs. Kong (March 31) | Grade: B-
  84. Mischa and the Wolves (February 2) | Grade: B
  85. Life in a Day 2020 (February 1) | Grade: B
  86. Mayday (February 2) | Grade: B-
  87. We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (January 31) | Grade: B-
  88. We Broke Up (April 23) | Grade: B-
  89. Wish Dragon (June 11) | Grade: B-
  90. Stowaway (April 22) | Grade: B-
  91. Jakob’s Wife (April 16)| Grade: B-
  92. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (March 18) | Grade: B-
  93. Long Weekend (March 12) | Grade: B-
  94. Fear Street Part 2: 1978 (July 9) | Grade: B-
  95. Pink Skies Ahead (May 8) | Grade: B-
  96. Broadcast Signal Intrusion (March 16) | Grade: B-
  97. Eight for Silver (January 30) | Grade: B-
  98. Searchers (January 28) | Grade: B-
  99. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (June 11) | Grade: B-
  100. The Courier (March 19) | Grade: B-
  101. Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil (March 23) | Grade: B-
  102. To All the Boys: Always and Forever (February 12) | Grade: B-
  103. The World to Come (February 2) | Grade: B-
  104. Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (March 17) | Grade: B-
  105. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (March 19) | Grade: B-
  106. The Boss Baby: Family Business (July 2) | Grade: B-
  107. Own the Room (March 12) | Grade: B-
  108. Audrey (January 5) | Grade: B-
  109. Yes Day (March 12) | Grade: B-
  110. The White Tiger (January 13) | Grade: B-
  111. In the Earth (January 30) | Grade: B-
  112. I Was a Simple Man (January 29) | Grade: B-
  113. WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (March 17) | Grade: B-
  114. Chaos Walking (March 5) | Grade: B-
  115. Behind Her Eyes (February 17) | Grade: B-
  116. Framing Britney Spears (February 5) | Grade: B-
  117. The Dig (January 15) | Grade: B-
  118. Best Summer Ever (March 19) | Grade: B-
  119. Without Remorse (April 30) | Grade: B-
  120. Holler (June 11) | Grade: C+
  121. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (June 4) | Grade: C+
  122. Boogie (March 5) | Grade: C+
  123. Army of the Dead (May 21) | Grade: C+
  124. Mortal Kombat (April 23) | Grade: C+
  125. The Woman in the Window (May 14) | Grade: C+
  126. Monster (May 7) | Grade: C+
  127. The Violent Heart (February 19) | Grade: C+
  128. Concrete Cowboy (April 2) | Grade: C+
  129. The United States vs. Billie Holiday (February 26) | Grade: C+
  130. The Ice Road (June 25) | Grade: C+
  131. Good on Paper (June 23) | Grade: C+
  132. Arlo the Alligator Boy (April 16) | Grade: C+
  133. Voyagers (April 9) | Grade: C+
  134. Silk Road (February 19) | Grade: C+
  135. Ayar (March 16) | Grade: C+
  136. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (March 4) | Grade: C+
  137. Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (February 10) | Grade: C+
  138. A Glitch in the Matrix (February 5) | Grade: C+
  139. Moxie (March 3) | Grade: C+
  140. Flora & Ulysses (February 19) | Grade: C+
  141. Prisoners of the Ghostland (January 31) | Grade: C+
  142. Knocking (January 29) | Grade: C+
  143. Censor (January 28) | Grade: C+
  144. Marvelous and the Black Hole (January 31) | Grade: C+
  145. Land (January 31) | Grade: C+
  146. Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (March 1) | Grade: C
  147. Malcolm & Marie (January 29) | Grade: C
  148. Coming 2 America (March 4) | Grade: C
  149. Women is Losers (March 16) | Grade: C
  150. Tom & Jerry (February 26) | Grade: C
  151. Cherry (February 26) | Grade C
  152. Bliss (February 5) | Grade: C
  153. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (June 16) | Grade: C-
  154. Locked Down (January 14) | Grade: C
  155. Thunder Force (April 9) | Grade: C-
  156. The Misfits (June 11) | Grade: D
  157. Sound of Violence (May 21) | Grade: D
  158. Mother Schmuckers (January 29) | Grade: D-

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