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

Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2011

20 December 2011

Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2011 (as published by The Village Voice, compiled from the votes of 95 critics)

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012]

  1. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  2. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  3. MelancholiaLars von Trier
  4. Certified CopyAbbas Kiarostami
  5. Mysteries of LisbonRaoul Ruiz
  6. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  7. MargaretKenneth Lonergan
  8. Meek’s CutoffKelly Reichardt
  9. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  10. Take ShelterJeff Nichols
  11. HugoMartin Scorsese
  12. A Dangerous MindDavid Cronenberg
  13. Martha Marcy May MarleneSean Durkin
  14. Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyTomas Alfredson
  15. The DescendantsAlexander Payne
  16. WeekendAndrew Haigh
  17. The ArtistMichel Hazanavicius
  18. PoetryLee Chang-dong
  19. [tie] ShameSteve McQueen
  20. Film SocialismeJean-Luc Godard
  21. The InterruptersSteve James
  22. Tuesday, After ChristmasRadu Muntean
  23. A Brighter Summer DayEdward Yang
  24. The ArborClio Barnard
  25. The Autobiography of Nicolae CeauşescuAndrei Ujica
  26. Le quattro volteMichelangelo Frammartino
  27. To Die Like a ManJoão Pedro Rodrigues
  28. [tie] Nostalgia for the LightPatricio Guzmán
  29. Midnight in ParisWoody Allen
  30. The FutureMiranda July
  31. City of Life and DeathLu Chuan
  32. We Need to Talk About KevinLynne Ramsay
  33. BeginnersMike Mills
  34. Le HavreAki Kaurismäki
  35. [tie] Rise of the Planet of the ApesRupert Wyatt
  36. Jane EyreCary Fukunaga
  37. BellflowerEvan Glodell
  38. [tie] Into the AbyssWerner Herzog
  39. The Skin I Live InPedro Almodóvar