2021 Rewind

Best Movies 2021: Film School Rejects Contributors

The Best Movies We Saw in 2021: Our Contributors’ Top Tens


12 lists. 10 different number ones. Explore the best movies of 2021 through the individual Top Ten lists of the contributors of Film School Rejects.

Best Movies of 2021

The 50 Best Movies of 2021


The Film School Rejects team watched hundreds of movies in 2021 and enjoyed quite a few. These are the 50 best.

Critics Picks Best Films 2021

Critic’s Picks: The Best Films of 2021


This year’s top fifteen films come from France, Japan, Denmark, Norway, the UK, and the US, and they run the gamut in tone, style, and popularity.

Movie Of The Year The Matrix Resurrections

Movie of the Year: The Matrix Resurrections


For our movie of 2021, we’re going back to where it all started…

Performer Of The Year Michael Greyeyes

Performer of the Year: Michael Greyeyes


2021 was a great year for performances but only one can be named Performer of the Year. Shea Vassar explores why this rite can only be awarded to Michael Greyeyes.

Filmmaker Of The Year Jane Campion

Filmmaker of the Year: Jane Campion


With ‘The Power of the Dog,’ Campion delivered a masterful take on one of cinema’s most-celebrated genres.

Scene Of The Year Beatles Get Back

Scene of the Year: The Rooftop Concert in ‘The Beatles: Get Back’


We are told that this is the end for The Beatles, but what we witness on the Apple Corps roof is pure bliss.

Non-Binary Pop Culture 2021

In 2021, Pop Culture Went Beyond The Binary


Last year saw more on-screen projects from non-binary and gender non-conforming creators than ever before.

Best Tv Characters

The 15 Best TV Characters of 2021


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.