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.

David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2013

03 December 2013

David Ehrlich’s video countdown of the 25 Best Films of 2013 (presented this year by Film.com).

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. Before MidnightRichard Linklater
  2. The Wind RisesHayao Miyazaki
  3. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  4. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  5. The Grandmaster [Chinese cut]Wong Kar-Wai
  6. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine
  7. At BerkeleyFrederick Wiseman
  8. A Touch of SinJia Zhang-ke
  9. LeviathanLucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
  10. Post Tenebras LuxCarlos Reygadas
  11. Upstream ColorShane Carruth
  12. The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  13. Laurence AnywaysXavier Dolan
  14. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  15. StokerPark Chan-wook
  16. The Great GatsbyBaz Luhrmann
  17. Beyond the HillsCristian Mungiu
  18. NebraskaAlexander Payne
  19. Blue JasmineWoody Allen
  20. The Great BeautyPaolo Sorrentino
  21. Pain & GainMichael Bay
  22. The Bling RingSofia Coppola
  23. The Broken Circle BreakdownFelix van Groeningen
  24. The World’s EndEdgar Wright
  25. Frances HaNoah Baumbach