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

Roger Ebert: Best Films of 2011

15 December 2011

Roger Ebert: Best Films of 2011, as published by The Chicago Sun-Times, among films that opened in Chicago in 2011, excluding documentaries

[see also 2012]

  1. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  2. ShameSteve McQueen
  3. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  4. HugoMartin Scorsese
  5. Take ShelterJeff Nichols
  6. KinyarwandaAlrick Brown
  7. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  8. Midnight in ParisWoody Allen
  9. Le HavreAki Kaurismäki
  10. The ArtistMichel Hazanavicius
  11. MelancholiaLars von Trier
  12. TerriAzazel Jacobs
  13. The DescendantsAlexander Payne
  14. MargaretKenneth Lonergan
  15. Martha Marcy May MarleneSean Durkin
  16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2David Yates
  17. TrustDavid Schwimmer
  18. Live, Above AllOliver Schmitz
  19. The Mill and the CrossLech Majewski
  20. Another EarthMike Cahill