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.
2011 Movies

Richard Brody: 26 Best Films of 2011

07 December 2011

Richard Brody: 26 Best Films of 2011, as published by The New Yorker

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

  1. The FutureMiranda July
  2. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  3. Film SocialismeJean-Luc Godard
  4. HugoMartin Scorsese
  5. Certified CopyAbbas Kiarostami
  6. MargaretKenneth Lonergan
  7. PetitionZhao Liang
  8. Putty HillMatthew Porterfield
  9. Silver BulletsJoe Swanberg
  10. A Screaming ManMahamat-Saleh Haroun
  11. The InterruptersSteve James
  12. You All Are CaptainsOliver Laxe
  13. BellflowerEvan Glodell
  14. J. EdgarClint Eastwood
  15. Midnight in ParisWoody Allen
  16. TerriAzazel Jacobs
  17. ImpolexAlex Ross Perry
  18. MoneyballBennett Miller
  19. Road to NowhereMonte Hellman
  20. BridesmaidsNicole Holofcener
  21. The DescendantsAlexander Payne
  22. Uncle KentJoe Swanberg
  23. The Time That RemainsElia Suleiman
  24. Le HavreAki Kaurismäki
  25. The Skin I Live InPedro Almodóvar
  26. RestlessGus Van Sant