Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

IndieWire Poll: Best Films of 2011

19 December 2011

IndieWire Poll: Best Films of 2011 [as voted by 162 “critics, bloggers and other tastemakers from around the world”] [See IndieWire for full, browsable results and ballots.]

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012]

  1. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  2. MelancholiaLars von Trier
  3. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  4. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  6. Certified CopyAbbas Kiarostami
  7. Mysteries of LisbonRaoul Ruiz
  8. HugoMartin Scorsese
  9. MargaretKenneth Lonergan
  10. Meek’s CutoffKelly Reichardt
  11. ShameSteve McQueen
  12. The DescendantsAlexander Payne
  13. The ArtistMichel Hazanavicius
  14. Take ShelterJeff Nichols
  15. Martha Marcy May MarleneSean Durkin
  16. A Dangerous MethodDavid Cronenberg
  17. Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyTomas Alfredson
  18. We Need to Talk About KevinLynne Ramsay
  19. Film SocialismeJean-Luc Godard
  20. WeekendAndrew Haigh
  21. PoetryLee Chang-dong
  22. Nostalgia for the LightPatricio Guzmán
  23. The InterruptersSteve James
  24. The Skin I Live InPedro Almodóvar
  25. Midnight in ParisWoody Allen