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.

Karina Longworth: Best Films of 2011

21 December 2011

Karina Longworth: Best Films of 2011, as published by The Village Voice

NOTE: For the The Village Voice year-end film poll, Longworth submitted a slightly different list that put the Cronenberg film at #8, put the Ferrara film at #9, and omitted the films by July and Miller. She also submitted a slightly reordered list for the indieWIRE survey. For the list above, we’ve favored the personal write-up in The Voice over the submitted ballots.

[see also 2018, 2017, 2014, 2012]

  1. MargaretKenneth Lonergan
  2. MelancholiaLars von Trier
  3. Meek’s CutoffKelly Reichardt
  4. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  5. The ArborClio Barnard
  6. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  7. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  8. ContagionSteven Soderbergh
  9. The FutureMiranda July
  10. MoneyballBennett Miller