The 50 Best Movies of 2021, According to 187 Film Critics

While 2021 may be in the rearview mirror, the awards season is still waging on, with the March 27 Oscars ceremony still over a month away.

Back in December, IndieWire revealed its annual poll of the best films of 2021.

This year saw a boon in cinema offerings with the revival of the festival circuit — either shuttered or relegated to virtual affairs in 2020 — and the reopening of movie theaters.

From grand, long-awaited tentpoles like “Dune” to Cannes favorites like “Annette,” “The Worst Person in the World,” “Titane,” and “Drive My Car,” and Netflix powerhouses like “The Power of the Dog,” this year’s varied list reflects the cinema and culture as it was in 2021.With 187 critics and journalists voting on the best films and performances in this year’s survey, Jane Campion’s Western character study “The Power of the Dog” was the landslide victor by a considerable margin.

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