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Best Of 2021: a Summary of World Cinema

Most Awarded Films:

2021 Film Festivals
Country: Awarded Film Event
France Titane Cannes Film Festival France
France Happening Venice Film Festival Italy
Romania Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Berlin International Film Festival Germany
Romania Crai Nou San Sebastian Film Festival Spain
United Kingdom Belfast Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) Canada
United States CODA Sundance Film Festival USA
Iran Jaddeh Khaki Mar del Plata International Film Festival Argentina
Romania #dogpoopgirl Moscow International Film Festival Russia
Iceland Lamb Film Festival of Catalonia Spain
India Last Film Show Seminci - International Film Festival Spain
2021 Awards
Country: Awarded Film Award
United States CODA Oscars - Academy Awards USA
Australia
United States
The Power of the Dog (Drama)
West Side Story (Comedy)
Golden Globes Awards USA
Bosnia and Herzegovina Quo Vadis, Aida? European Film Awards (EFA) Europe
United States The Power of the Dog BAFTA - British Academy Film Awards G.B.
France Lost Illusions Cesar Awards (France) France
Italy The Hand of God David di Donatello Awards (Italy) Italy
Spain The Good Boss Goya Awards (Spanish Academy Awards) Spain
Coming soon German Film Awards (Deutsche Filmpreis) Germany
Costa Rica Clara sola Guldbagge Awards (Swedish Film Institute) Sweden
Critics' Association Awards 2021
Country: Awarded Film Awards
United States Licorice Pizza National Board of Review (NBR) USA
Japan Drive My Car New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) USA
Japan Drive My Car Los Angeles Film Critics Awards (LAFCA) USA
United States The Power of the Dog Chicago Film Critics Association USA
Japan Drive My Car Boston Society of Film Critics USA
United States The Power of the Dog Critics' Choice Awards USA

Best Films of 2021 According to World Famous Film Critics:

David Fear, Senior Editor of Rolling Stone - Source Sorted by order of preference:
# Country: Film
1 Japan Drive My Car
2 Spain The Human Voice
3 Georgia Beginning
4 United States The Viewing Booth
5 United Kingdom The Souvenir. Part II
6 Romania Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
7 United States Shiva Baby
8 United States The Velvet Underground
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina Quo Vadis, Aida?
10 United States Licorice Pizza
A. O. Scott, Chief Critic of The New York Times - Source Sorted by order of preference:
# Country: Film
1 United States Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
2 Romania Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
3 Australia The Power of the Dog
4 France Petite maman
5 United States Bring Your Own Brigade
6 France Bergman Island
7 Japan Drive My Car
8 Colombia Memoria
9 United States West Side Story
10 United States The Velvet Underground
Manohla Dargis, Co-Chief Critic of The New York Times - Source Sorted by order of preference:
# Country: Film
1 Japan Drive My Car
2 Australia The Power of the Dog
3 United States The Velvet Underground
4 United States Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
5 United States Passing
6 Argentina Azor
7 United States The Card Counter
8 India The Disciple
9 Japan Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
10 United Kingdom Spencer
Ann Hornaday, Chief Critic of Washington Post - Source Sorted by order of preference:
# Country: Film
1 Spain Parallel Mothers
2 Mexico I Carry You with Me
3 United States Zola
4 United States The Water Man
5 United States CODA
6 United States Candyman
7 United States Mass
8 United States Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
9 Australia The Power of the Dog
10 United Kingdom Cyrano
Eric Kohn, Chief Critic of Indiewire - Source Sorted by order of preference:
# Country: Film
1 Australia The Power of the Dog
2 United States Licorice Pizza
3 Japan Drive My Car
4 Denmark Flee
5 France Titane
6 United States Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
7 Colombia Memoria
8 United States The Card Counter
9 United States The Green Knight
10 Spain Parallel Mothers
Javier Ocaña, Chief Critic of El País - Source Sorted by order of preference:
# Country: Film
1 France Annette
2 Australia The Power of the Dog
3 United States Don't Look Up
4 United States The Last Duel
5 France Petite maman
6 United Kingdom Promising Young Woman
7 France Only the Animals
8 Italy Three Floors
9 Denmark Another Round
10 France Titane
Luis Martínez, Chief Critic of El Mundo - Source Sorted by order of preference:
# Country: Film
1 United States First Cow
2 Australia The Power of the Dog
3 France Petite maman
4 United States The French Dispatch
5 France Titane
6 Japan Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
7 France Annette
8 United States The Green Knight
9 United States Dune
10 United Kingdom No Time to Die

Best TV Series of 2021 by World Famous Critics

- Source (Sorted by alphabetical order)
Country: Film
United States Bo Burnham: Inside
United States Dickinson
United States The Good Fight
United States Hacks
United States Eizōken ni wa Te o Dasu na!
United States Reservation Dogs
United Kingdom It's a Sin
United States Philly D.A.
United States Station Eleven
United States Succession
United States The Underground Railroad
Alan Spinwall, TV Critic of Rolling Stone - Source Sorted by order of preference:
# Country: Film
1 United States For All Mankind
2 United States Reservation Dogs
3 United States Only Murders in the Building
4 United States The Underground Railroad
5 United States Station Eleven
6 United Kingdom It's a Sin
7 United States Succession
8 United States Maid
9 United States The White Lotus
10 United States WandaVision
Hank Stuever, TV Critic of Washington Post - Source Sorted by order of preference:
# Country: Film
1 United States The Lady and the Dale
2 United Kingdom It's a Sin
3 United States Bo Burnham: Inside
4 United States Succession
5 United States Maid
6 United States Hacks
7 United States Reservation Dogs
8 United States Nuclear Family
9 United States You
Ben Travers, TV Critic of Indiewire - Source Sorted by order of preference:
# Country: Film
1 United States The Underground Railroad
2 United States Succession
3 United States I Think You Should Leave (with Tim Robinson)
4 United States Hacks
5 United States The White Lotus
6 United States Dave
7 United Kingdom Ted Lasso
8 United States Reservation Dogs
9 United States Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet
10 United States Tuca & Bertie

The Highest Grossing Films of 2021:

The Highest Grossing Films of 2021 Worldwide
# Country: Film Genre Producer Box Office:
1 United States Spider-Man: No Way Home Fantasy Pascal / Marvel / Columbia $1.057.457.000
2 China The Battle at Lake Changjin Action August First / Bona Film $902.538.000
3 China Hi, Mom Drama China Film / Tianjin Maoyan Weiying Culture Media $822.010.000
4 United Kingdom No Time to Die Thriller Danjaq / EON Productions / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $774.034.000
5 United States Fast & Furious 9 Action Universal Pictures / Original Film / One Race 726.230.000
6 China Detective Chinatown 3 Comedy Wanda Pictures $686.258.000
7 United States Venom: Let There Be Carnage Fantasy Sony Pictures / Marvel Entertainment / Pascal $521.027.000
8 United States Godzilla vs. Kong Action Legendary Pictures / Warner Bros. $467.863.000
9 United States Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Fantasy Marvel / Walt Disney / Fox $432.230.000
10 United States Eternals Fantasy Marvel / TSG $400.597.000
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The Highest Grossing Films of 2021 in the US
# Country: Film Genre Producer Box Office:
1 United States Spider-Man: No Way Home Fantasy Pascal / Marvel / Columbia $470.357.000
2 United States Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Fantasy Marvel / Walt Disney / Fox $224.546.000
3 United States Venom: Let There Be Carnage Fantasy Sony Pictures / Marvel Entertainment / Pascal $212.527.000
4 United States Black Widow Action Marvel / Truenorth / Walt Disney 183.652.000
5 United States Fast & Furious 9 Action Universal Pictures / Original Film / One Race 173.006.000
6 United States Eternals Fantasy Marvel / TSG $164.416.000
7 United Kingdom No Time to Die Thriller Danjaq / EON Productions / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $160.772.000
8 United States A Quiet Place Part II Horror Paramount / Buffalo / Platinum Dunes $160.072.000
9 United States Free Guy Fantasy Berlanti / 20th Century/ 21 Laps $121.627.000
10 United States Ghostbusters: Afterlife Fantasy The Montecito / Columbia / Ghostcorps $120.450.000
The Highest Grossing Films of 2021 in their Country of Origin
Country: Film Genre Producer Box Office:
Germany Kaiserschmarrndrama Comedy Constantin Film 9.049.000€
Spain A todo tren. Destino Asturias Comedy Bowfinger / Atresmedia / Buendía 8.309.000€
France Kaamelott: First Installment Adventure SND Films 19.280.000€
Japan Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan Animation Shogakukan-Shueisha / TMS $61.110.000
Mexico Después de ti Comedy La Palma de Oro / Mota Films $3.163.000
United Kingdom No Time to Die Thriller Danjaq / EON Productions / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $127.093.000

The Best Films of 2021 According to Filmaffinity Users

The Best Films of 2021 according to Filmaffinity Users
Ranking order obeys to several criteria: films with a high number of votes, films released in various countries, etc.
Rating Country: Film
7.6 United States Spider-Man: No Way Home
7.5 Japan Drive My Car
7.5 Spain The Good Boss
7.5 United States West Side Story
7.5 Japan Shin Evangerion Gekijoban
7.5 Norway The Worst Person in the World
7.4 Spain Maixabel
7.3 United States Dune
7.3 Italy The Hand of God
7.3 France Happening
The Best TV Series of 2021 according to Filmaffinity Users
Rating Country: TV Series
8.7 United Kingdom The Beatles: Get Back
8.4 United States Arcane: League of Legends
8.2 Italy Tear Along the Dotted Line
7.8 Spain La Familia
7.8 United Kingdom It's a Sin
7.7 United States Mare of Easttown
7.7 United States Invincible
7.6 United Kingdom Time
7.6 Spain G.E.O. Más allá del límite
7.4 United States Maid
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