Best Movies of 2021 by Rank

Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
4.5 Stars
864
1
Jane Campion
Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Drama / Romance / Western
UK / Australia / USA / Canada / New Zealand
English
4.5 Stars
985
2
Paul Thomas Anderson
Will Angarola, Griff Giacchino, James Kelley, Cooper Hoffman, Alana Haim
Comedy / Drama / Romance / Period Film
USA
English
4 Stars
1098
3
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima, Yoo-rim Park, Dae-Young Jin
Drama
Japan
Japanese
4 Stars
1099
4
Denis Villeneuve
Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa
Action / Adventure / Drama / Sci-Fi / Epic
USA / Canada
English
4 Stars
1199
5
Kenneth Branagh
Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan
Drama
UK
English
4 Stars
1228
6
Steven Spielberg
Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno
Crime / Drama / Musical / Romance
USA
English
4 Stars
1461
7
Joachim Trier
Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Mia McGovern Zaini, Maria Grazia Di Meo
Comedy / Drama / Romance
Norway / France / Sweden / Denmark
Norwegian
3.5 Stars
1560
8
Paolo Sorrentino
Filippo Scotti, Toni Servillo, Teresa Saponangelo, Marlon Joubert, Luisa Ranieri
Drama
Italy
Italian
3.5 Stars
1659
9
Adam McKay
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Rob Morgan
Comedy / Drama / Sci-Fi
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1706
10
Reinaldo Marcus Green
Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton
Biography / Drama / Sports
USA
English
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Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
3.5 Stars
1727
11
Shaka King
Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback
Biography / Drama / History
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1737
12
Céline Sciamma
Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne
Drama / Fantasy
France
French
3.5 Stars
1774
13
Sian Heder
Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Daniel Durant, John Fiore, Lonnie Farmer
Drama
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1815
14
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Milad Eskandari, Belal Faiz
Documentary / Animation
Denmark / France / Sweden / Norway / USA / Slovenia / Estonia / Spain / Italy / Finland
English
3.5 Stars
1948
15
Pedro Almodóvar
Penélope Cruz, Rossy de Palma, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
Drama
Spain
Spanish
3.5 Stars
1998
16
Guillermo del Toro
Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Mary Steenburgen, Willem Dafoe
Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller / Mystery
USA / Mexico / Canada
English
3 Stars
2095
17
Asghar Farhadi
Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Sarina Farhadi
Drama / Thriller
France / Iran
Persian
3 Stars
2124
18
Questlove
Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips
Documentary / Music
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2155
19
Joel Coen
Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Alex Hassell, Bertie Carvel, Brendan Gleeson
Drama / History / Thriller / War
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2162
20
Julia Ducournau
Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier, Las Salameh, Mara Cisse
Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller / Horror
France / Belgium
French
2.5 Stars
2186
21
David Lowery
Anas Rizzo, Joe Anderson, Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Noelle Brown
Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Action
Ireland / Canada / USA / UK
English
2.5 Stars
2212
22
Dean Fleischer-Camp
Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer-Camp, Isabella Rossellini, Joe Gabler
Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2250
23
Jon Watts
Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau
Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Comic
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2291
24
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesus, Vanessa Hudgens, Joshua Henry
Biography / Drama / Musical
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2340
25
Sean Baker
Simon Rex, Bree Elrod, Brenda Deiss, Sophie, Vickie Pearce, Bashir Abboud
Comedy / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2424
26
Juho Kuosmanen
Yuriy Borisov, Seidi Haarla, Yuliya Aug, Dinara Drukarova, Polina Aug, Tomi Alatalo
Drama
Finland / Russia / Estonia / Germany
Finnish
2.5 Stars
2475
27
Joe Wright
Haley Bennett, Peter Dinklage, Ben Mendelsohn, Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Drama / Musical / Romance
UK / USA / Canada / Italy
English
2.5 Stars
2590
28
Ridley Scott
Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Harriet Walter, Ben Affleck, Alex Lawther
Action / Drama / History / Period Film / Epic
USA / UK
English
2.5 Stars
2620
29
Paul Schrader
Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Willem Dafoe, Alexander Babara
Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
UK / China / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2620
29
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, Jessie Buckley, Paul Mescal
Drama
USA / Greece
English
2.5 Stars
2633
30
Leos Carax
Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, Devyn McDowell, Angèle
Drama / Musical / Romance
France / Belgium / Germany / USA / Japan / Mexico / Switzerland
English
2.5 Stars
2633
30
Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe
Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Michael Rianda, Eric André
Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Sci-Fi
USA / Canada / Hong Kong
English
2.5 Stars
2633
30
Laura Wandel
Maya Vanderbeque, Günter Duret, Karim Leklou, Laura Verlinden
Drama
Belgium
French
2.5 Stars
2633
30
Joanna Hogg
Tilda Swinton, Honor Swinton Byrne, James Spencer Ashworth, Alice McMillan
Drama / Romance
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2645
31
Enrico Casarosa
Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Saverio Raimondo, Maya Rudolph
Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2645
31
Pablo Larraín
Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Nielen, Freddie Spry, Jack Farthing
Biography / Drama / Romance
Germany / Chile / UK / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2651
32
Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs, John Ripa
Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Izaac Wang, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim
Animation / Action / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2656
33
Destin Daniel Cretton
Simu Liu, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Awkwafina, Ben Kingsley, Meng'er Zhang
Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Comic
USA / Australia
English
2.5 Stars
2666
34
Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martínez, Nagore Aramburu
Comedy / Drama
Spain / Argentina
Spanish
2.5 Stars
2669
35
Ramin Bahrani
Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao, Priyanka Chopra, Vedant Sinha, Kamlesh Gill
Crime / Drama
India / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2682
36
Aaron Sorkin
Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale
Biography / Drama / History
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2739
37
Steven Soderbergh
Don Cheadle, Craig muMs Grant, Brendan Fraser, Benicio Del Toro, Julia Fox
Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller / Period Film
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2739
37
Rebecca Hall
Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, Bill Camp, Gbenga Akinnagbe
Drama
UK / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2740
38
Paul Verhoeven
Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia, Lambert Wilson
Biography / Drama / History / Romance / Religion / Period Film
France / Belgium / Netherlands
French
2.5 Stars
2740
38
Valdimar Jóhannsson
Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Gudnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller
Iceland / Sweden / Poland
Icelandic
2.5 Stars
2740
38
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Achouackh Abakar Souleymane, Rihane Khalil Alio, Youssouf Djaoro, Briya Gomdigue
Drama
France / Germany / Belgium / Chad
French
2.5 Stars
2741
39
Kevin Macdonald
Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch
Drama / Thriller
UK / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2768
40
Jon M. Chu
Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Olga Merediz
Drama / Musical / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2771
41
Audrey Diwan
Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Luna Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquéro
Drama
France
French
2.5 Stars
2781
42
Nia DaCosta
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo
Horror / Thriller
USA / Canada / Australia
English
2.5 Stars
2781
42
Mike Mills
Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman, Scoot McNairy, Molly Webster
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2781
42
James Gunn
Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone
Action / Adventure / Comedy / Sci-Fi / Comic
USA / Canada / UK
English
2.5 Stars
2788
43
Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo
Elio Germano, Astrid Casali, Sara Ciocca, Maurizio Lastrico, Federica Pala
Thriller
Italy / France
Italian
2.5 Stars
2788
43
Stéphane Brizé
Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Kiberlain, Anthony Bajon, Marie Drucker, Guillaume Draux
Drama
France
French
2.5 Stars
2788
43
Lorenzo Vigas
Elián Gonzalez, Hernán Mendoza, Hatzín Navarrete
Drama
Mexico / USA
Spanish
2.5 Stars
2788
43
Aleksey Chupov, Natasha Merkulova
Yuriy Borisov, Timofey Tribuntsev, Aleksandr Yatsenko, Nikita Kukushkin
Drama / Thriller
Russia / France / Estonia
Russian
2.5 Stars
2788
43
Gabriele Mainetti
, Aurora Giovinazzo, Pietro Castellitto, Giancarlo Martini, Giorgio Tirabassi
Fantasy / War
Italy / Belgium
Italian
2.5 Stars
2788
43
Michelangelo Frammartino
Paolo Cossi, Jacopo Elia, Denise Trombin, Nicola Lanza, Claudia Candusso
Drama
Italy / France / Germany
Italian
2.5 Stars
2788
43
Mario Martone
Toni Servillo, Maria Nazionale, Cristiana Dell'Anna, Antonia Truppo
Biography / Drama
Italy / Spain
Italian
2.5 Stars
2788
43
Jan P. Matuszynski
Tomasz Zietek, Sandra Korzeniak, Jacek Braciak, Agnieszka Grochowska
Drama
Poland / Czech Republic / France
Polish
2.5 Stars
2788
43
Xavier Giannoli
Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste, Xavier Dolan
Drama / History
France / Belgium
French
2.5 Stars
2788
43
Ana Lily Amirpour
Kate Hudson, Ed Skrein, Craig Robinson, Jeon Jong-seo, Altonio Jackson, Rae Gray
Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2788
43
Erik Matti
Isabelle De Leon, John Arcilla, Dennis Trillo, Joel Torre, Lotlot De Leon
Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Philippines
Filipino
2.5 Stars
2788
43
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Roman Lutskyi, Nika Myslyts'ka, Nadiya Levchenko, Andriy Rymaruk, Ihor Shulha
Drama
Ukraine
Ukrainian
2.5 Stars
2788
43
Michel Franco
Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Iazua Larios, Henry Goodman, Samuel Bottomley
Drama
France / Mexico / Sweden
English
2.5 Stars
2789
44
Sia
Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Maddie Ziegler, Mary Kay Place, Braeden Marcott
Drama / Musical / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2794
45
Cate Shortland
Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, Ray Winstone
Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Comic
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2794
45
Wes Anderson
Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux
Comedy / Drama / Romance
USA / Germany
English
2.5 Stars
2794
45
Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky
Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, David Rasche
Comedy / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2794
45
John Lee Hancock
Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Chris Bauer, Michael Hyatt
Crime / Drama / Thriller / Post-Noir
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2794
45
Lana Wachowski
Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jonathan Groff
Action / Sci-Fi
USA / UK / Australia
English
2.5 Stars
2794
45
Ilya Naishuller
Bob Odenkirk, Aleksey Serebryakov, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd
Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
USA / Japan
English
2.5 Stars
2794
45
John Madden
Colin Firth, Rufus Wright, Matthew Macfadyen, Ruby Bentall, Kelly Macdonald
Drama / War
UK / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2794
45
Tone Grottjord-Glenne, Corinne van der Borch
Brooke Sheppard, Tai Sheppard, Rainn Sheppard
Documentary / Sports
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2794
45
Tom McCarthy
Matt Damon, Camille Cottin, Abigail Breslin, Lilou Siauvaud, Deanna Dunagan
Crime / Drama / Thriller
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2800
46
Nadav Lapid
Avshalom Pollak, Nur Fibak, Michal Benkovitz Sasu, Roni Boksbaum
Drama
France / Israel / Germany
Hebrew
2.5 Stars
2800
46
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Tilda Swinton, Elkin Daz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego
Drama
Colombia / Thailand / France / Germany / Mexico / Qatar / UK / China / Switzerland
English
2.5 Stars
2806
47
Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine
Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Clive Davis, Regina Spektor, Judy Collins
Documentary / Biography / Music
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2806
47
Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler
Josephine Bolling McCall, Gwen Carr, Tiffany Crutcher, Carolyn Payne
Documentary / History
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Emre Kayis
Ugur Polat, Hatice Aslan, Ezgi Gör, Ipek Türktan, Ege Aydan
Drama
Turkey / Germany / Denmark / Poland
Turkish
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Emmanuel Carrère
Juliette Binoche, Louise Pociecka, Steve Papagiannis, Aude Ruyter
Drama
France
French
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Craig Brewer
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Eric Gravel
Laure Calamy, Anne Suarez, Geneviève Mnich, Nolan Arizmendi
Drama / Thriller
France
French
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Fernando León de Aranoa
Javier Bardem, Manolo Solo, Almudena Amor, Óscar de la Fuente
Comedy / Drama
Spain
Spanish
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Herb Stratford
Gustav Stickley
Documentary
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Clint Bentley
Clifton Collins Jr., Logan Cormier, Vincent Francia, Molly Parker
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Robin Wright
Robin Wright, Demián Bichir, Sarah Dawn Pledge, Kim Dickens, Warren Christie
Adventure / Drama
USA / Canada
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Craig Roberts
Mark Rylance, Ian Porter, Tommy Fallon, David Mara, Sally Hawkins
Comedy / Drama / Sports / Biography
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Shasha Nakhai, Rich Williamson
Liam Diaz, Essence Fox, Anna Claire Beitel, Felix Jedi Ingram Isaac
Drama
Canada
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Rhayne Vermette
Isabelle d'Eschambault, Jack Theis, Valerie Marion, Dolorès Gosselin
Drama / Experimental
Canada
French
2.5 Stars
2807
48
George Clooney
Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Daniel Ranieri, Lily Rabe, Christopher Lloyd
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Kamila Andini
Arawinda Kirana, Asmara Abigail, Sekar Sari, Marissa Anita, Dimas Aditya
Drama
Indonesia / France / Singapore / Australia
Indonesian
2.5 Stars
2810
49
Fran Kranz
Breeda Wool, Kagen Albright, Michelle N. Carter, Martha Plimpton, Jason Isaacs
Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2814
50
Michael Sarnoski
Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Cassandra Violet, Julia Bray, Elijah Ungvary
Drama / Thriller / Crime
UK / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2816
51
Michael Showalter
Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D'Onofrio, Mark Wystrach
Biography / Drama / History / Religion
Canada / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2816
51
Adam Wingard
Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry
Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller
USA / Australia / Canada / India
English
2.5 Stars
2816
51
Ridley Scott
Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Jared Leto, Jack Huston
Crime / Drama
Canada / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2816
51
Sam Levinson
John David Washington, Zendaya
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2816
51
Alan Taylor
Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll
Crime / Drama / Gangster
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2816
51
Liesl Tommy
Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Tituss Burgess, Audra McDonald
Biography / Drama / Music
Canada / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2816
51
Lee Daniels
Andra Day, Leslie Jordan, Miss Lawrence, Natasha Lyonne, Trevante Rhodes
Biography / Drama / Music
USA
English
Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
2.5 Stars
2817
52
Sebastian Meise
Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn, Thomas Stecher
Drama
Austria / Germany
German
2.5 Stars
2817
52
Eskil Vogt
Rakel Lenora Flottum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim
Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Mystery / Thriller
Norway / Sweden / Denmark / Finland / France / UK
Norwegian
2.5 Stars
2817
52
Julie Cohen, Betsy West
José Andrés, Julia Child, André Cointreau, Susy Davidson
Documentary / Biography
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2818
53
Mamoru Hosoda
Kaho Nakamura, Ryô Narita, Shôta Sometani, Tina Tamashiro, Lilas Ikuta
Animation / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / Music / Musical / Sci-Fi / Family
Japan
Japanese
2.5 Stars
2818
53
Jeymes Samuel
Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo
Action / Drama / Western
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2818
53
Jacques Audiard
Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba, Noémie Merlant, Jehnny Beth
Comedy / Drama / Romance
France
French
2.5 Stars
2840
54
Blerta Basholli
Yllka Gashi, Cun Lajci, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha, Adriana Matoshi
Drama
Kosovo / Switzerland / Albania / Rep of N Macedonia
Albanian
2.5 Stars
2852
55
Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith
Stephanie Beatriz, Mara Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo, Mauro Castillo
Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy / Musical
USA / Colombia
English
2.5 Stars
2852
55
Cary Joji Fukunaga
Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ralph Fiennes
Action / Adventure / Thriller / Spy / Cult
UK / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2852
55
Lauren Hadaway
Isabelle Fuhrman, Amy Forsyth, Dilone, Jonathan Cherry, Kate Drummond
Thriller / Drama
USA
English
Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language