2021 Rewind

Best Tv Characters

The 15 Best TV Characters of 2021

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From an anime villain to a mafioso to a pair of billionaires with outsize personalities, these characters were the most memorable — and most memed — of the year.

New Filmmakers

The 15 Most Interesting New Filmmakers We Met in 2021

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In a mystifying year, we found hope in these fifteen filmmakers. Their art has our backs.

Best Movies Directed By Women

15 Great 2021 Movies Directed By Women

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With this list, you can watch great movies and support strides towards gender equity while you do it. What could be better than that?

Best Scifi Fantasy Movies

The 15 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies of 2021

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Time-loops, clones, a King Shark, and a big green knight are just some of the things you’ll find on our annual spotlight on the year’s speculative fiction films.

Best Tv Shows

The 15 Best TV Shows of 2021

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Hundreds of shows aired in 2021. Here, TV critic Valerie Ettenhofer picks 15 of the best ones.

Best Breakout Performances

The 15 Best Breakout Performances of 2021

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From seasoned professionals getting their long-overdue recognition to newcomers who were plucked from obscurity through pure chance, here are 15 performers who signaled a bright horizon for cinema this year.

Best Movie Scores

The Best Movie Scores of 2021

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Join us as we count down the 15 best movie scores from 2021, which was a surprisingly good year for movie music.

Best Tv Scenes

The 15 Best TV Scenes of 2021

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If you’re still trying to process the fact that 2021 is coming to a close, you’re not alone. Watch some great TV while you think about it, with our list of the year’s best scenes.

Best Horror Movies

The 15 Best Horror Movies of 2021

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Some of the year’s best horror movies are bloody, others are funny, and a lucky few manage to deliver both.