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Best Undistributed Films of 2021

Our Best Undistributed Films list recognizes the new films were viewed—at festivals, or elsewhere—in 2021 but did not come out in theaters in the U.S. for a full theatrical run. All of the below films had no announced U.S. distribution at press time—though do keep an eye on Film Comment for future coverage.

For the best films that received a theatrical run in the U.S. this year, here’s the Best Released Films of 2021 list.

And don’t miss our roundup of this year’s individual ballots.

Peruse the poll results of yesteryear.


107 Mothers

Peter Kerekes, Slovakia/Czech Republic/Ukraine

Come Here

Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand