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25 Best Films of 2021: Individual Ballots

Interested in who voted for what? You'll find the full list of individual ballots for this year's best of 2021 list right here

Here you'll find the individual ballots for WeLoveCinema's list of 2021's best films. To compile the list, our regular contributors voted for their ten favourite films of the year (according to UK theatrical release dates alone): the higher up an individual's list a film appeared, the more points it was worth (between 1 and 10), with the total number of points deciding the final order.

 

Tom Barnard (Editor)

  1. 1. In the Heights
  2. 2. Bo Burnham: Inside
  3. 3. Petite Maman
  4. 4. The Power of the Dog
  5. 5. The Last Duel
  6. 6. West Side Story
  7. 7. The Mitchells vs. The Machines
  8. 8. Another Round
  9. 9. Old
  10. 10. Bad Trip

 

Jack Blackwell (Contributor)

  1. 1. The Power of the Dog
  2. 2. Dune
  3. 3. Nomadland
  4. 4. Limbo
  5. 5. Zola
  6. 6. The Green Knight
  7. 7. Spencer
  8. 8. West Side Story
  9. 9. C'mon C'mon
  10. 10. The Mitchells vs. The Machines

 

Ben Flanagan (Contributor)

  1. 1. Annette
  2. 2. Old
  3. 3. Friends and Strangers
  4. 4. Drive My Car
  5. 5. The Velvet Underground
  6. 6. Labyrinth of Cinema
  7. 7. The French Dispatch
  8. 8. Azor
  9. 9. The Dog That Wouldn't Be Quiet
  10. 10. The Power of the Dog

 

Steph Green (Contributor)

  1. 1. The Green Knight
  2. 2. The Power of the Dog
  3. 3. The Card Counter
  4. 4. Promising Young Woman
  5. 5. West Side Story
  6. 6. Petite Maman
  7. 7. The Hand of God
  8. 8. Spencer
  9. 9. Titane
  10. 10. tick, tick… BOOM!

 

Ella Kemp (Contributor)

  1. 1. C’mon C’mon
  2. 2. The Power of the Dog
  3. 3. Petite Maman
  4. 4. Pig
  5. 5. Summer of Soul
  6. 6. Shiva Baby
  7. 7. The World to Come
  8. 8. West Side Story
  9. 9. Spencer
  10. 10. Bo Burnham: Inside

 

Jordan King (Contributor)

  1. 1. Dune
  2. 2. Petite Maman
  3. 3. The Mitchells vs. the Machines
  4. 4. Pig
  5. 5. The Green Knight
  6. 6. The French Dispatch
  7. 7. C'mon C'mon
  8. 8. tick, tick… BOOM!
  9. 9. Annette
  10. 10. Luca

Emily Maskell (Contributor)

  1. 1. Petite Maman
  2. 2. What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
  3. 3. Bo Burnham: Inside
  4. 4. Sweetheart
  5. 5. Limbo
  6. 6. Dune
  7. 7. Ninjababy
  8. 8. Passing
  9. 9. CODA
  10. 10. Shiva Baby

 

Lilia Pavin-Franks (Contributor)

  1. 1. The Power of the Dog
  2. 2. The French Dispatch
  3. 3. Spencer
  4. 4. Minari
  5. 5. Nomadland
  6. 6. Titane
  7. 7. Zola
  8. 8. Shiva Baby
  9. 9. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
  10. 10. Drive My Car

 

Rafaela Sales Ross (Contributor)

  1. 1. The Card Counter
  2. 2. Annette
  3. 3. Petite Maman
  4. 4. Limbo
  5. 5. The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão
  6. 6. Undine
  7. 7. Drive My Car
  8. 8. The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet
  9. 9. Quo Vadis, Aida?
  10. 10. Nine Days

 

Alistair Ryder (Contributor)

  1. 1. Drive My Car
  2. 2. West Side Story
  3. 3. Minari
  4. 4. Undine
  5. 5. Rose Plays Julie
  6. 6. Limbo
  7. 7. The Card Counter
  8. 8. Titane
  9. 9. First Cow
  10. 10. The Power of the Dog

 

Adam Solomons (Contributor)

  1. 1. First Cow
  2. 2. The Father
  3. 3. Spencer
  4. 4. Another Round
  5. 5. Dune
  6. 6. Summer of Soul
  7. 7. The Green Knight
  8. 8. The French Dispatch
  9. 9. Sound of Metal
  10. 1o. The Hand of God

 

Fedor Tot (Content Manager/Contributor)

  1. 1. Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
  2. 2. No Place Like Home
  3. 3. Annette
  4. 4. Quo Vadis Aida?
  5. 5. Wild Indian
  6. 6. Martin Eden
  7. 7. Raging Fire
  8. 8. Wrong Turn
  9. 9. Sequin in a Blue Room
  10. 10. Malmkrog

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Reviews

Sharp Stick review – Lena Dunham coming-of-ager leans on lowbrow hijinks

The Girls creator's second film as writer-director is oddly impersonal, devoid of the smart observations that made her famous

Living review – miraculous remake of a Japanese masterpiece

Bill Nighy gives one of his greatest performances in this beautiful and emotionally ripe redo of Akira Kurosawa's 1952 classic Ikiru

Amulet review – Romola Garai’s elegant slow-burn horror

Sickly, beautiful, though somewhat slight, this debut feature from the actor-turned-director works familiar tropes in an effective way

Parallel Mothers review – uneven but compelling melodrama of birth and death

Pedro Almodóvar's latest feels minor in comparison to his best works, but it's still often irresistibly soapy and colourful