Kyle, James, and Zach count down their 20 favorite movies of 2021, as well as their greatest disappointments, films they regret not having seen before making their lists, and much more.

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Kyle (as a Letterboxd list)

  1. The Last Duel
  2. Derek DelGaudio’s In & of Itself
  3. The Father
  4. The Harder They Fall
  5. CODA
  6. Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
  7. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  8. The Green Knight
  9. Pig
  10. Petite Maman
  11. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  12. Dune
  13. Swan Song
  14. The Power of the Dog
  15. Stowaway
  16. Nobody
  17. I Care a Lot
  18. Bo Burnham: Inside
  19. Oxygen
  20. The Suicide Squad

James (as a Letterboxd list)

  1. CODA
  2. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  3. Shiva Baby
  4. Pig
  5. Titane
  6. The Mitchells vs. The Machines
  7. Quo vadis, Aida?
  8. Limbo
  9. New Order
  10. The Killing of Two Lovers
  11. The Last Duel
  12. The Power of the Dog
  13. Dune
  14. Petite Maman
  15. The Card Counter
  16. Belfast
  17. Luca
  18. The Beta Test
  19. King Richard
  20. No Sudden Move


  1. The Green Knight
  2. Shang-Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings
  3. Bo Burnham: Inside
  4. The Last Duel
  5. Zack Snyder’s Justice League
  6. Nobody
  7. tick, tick … BOOM!
  8. Spencer
  9. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  10. Dune
  11. Bad Trip
  12. Luca
  13. John and the Hole
  14. CODA
  15. The Tomorrow War
  16. No Time to Die
  17. Stillwater
  18. Petite Maman
  19. Nine Days
  20. Lamb

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