“AFI (American Film Institute) is honored to shine a proper light upon the most outstanding screen stories of 2021 and those who worked collaboratively to bring them to screens large and small”

Nightmare Alley

In NIGHTMARE ALLEY, an ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.

West Side Story

“West Side Story” tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City.

Dune

The big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name.

The Power of the Dog

A domineering but charismatic rancher wages a war of intimidation on his brother’s new wife and her teen son — until long-hidden secrets come to light.

Licorice Pizza

“Licorice Pizza” is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.

tick, tick…BOOM!

Tick, tick…BOOM! follows Jon, a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical.