Film Comment – Best Films of 2021: Individual Ballots feature “Film About a Father Who”

Film Comment
Best Films of 2021: Individual Ballots
December 16, 2021

The results are in for our 2021 poll of Film Comment‘s contributors and colleagues! On this page, you’ll find a selection of the individual ballots submitted by our voters for the “Best Released Films of 2021” category, covering features that were released either theatrically or virtually in 2021 in the United States. To see which films came out on top, check out our Best Films of 2021 list, which features original appreciations from critics, as well as links to features, reviews, and interviews about these films and directors from across the year.

And for new films that our voters loved but which do not yet have stateside distribution, check out our Best Undistributed Films of 2021 list.

Peruse the poll results of yesteryear.

Ela Bittencourt

Anne at 13,000 ft
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
El Planeta
Faya Dayi
Film About a Father Who
Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream
Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You.
Saint Maud
The Power of the Dog
The Viewing Booth
What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

Mackenzie Lukenbill (Film Comment)

  1. El Planeta
  2. Slow Machine
  3. The Souvenir Part II
  4. Bergman Island
  5. North By Current
  6. Test Pattern
  7. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
  8. Film About a Father Who
  9. Undine
  10. The Velvet Underground
  11. Ema
  12. The American Sector
  13. Paris Calligrammes

Chris Shields

  1. Annette
  2. Nina Wu
  3. Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue
  4. Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts
  5. About Endlessness
  6. Film About a Father Who
  7. Beginning
  8. Raging Fire