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.

Nick Schager: 15 Best Films of 2013

31 December 2013

Nick Schager: 15 Best Films of 2013, as published by The A.V. Club

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

  1. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  2. Before MidnightRichard Linklater
  3. The PastAsghar Farhadi
  4. The Invisible WomanRalph Fiennes
  5. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  6. The World’s EndEdgar Wright
  7. Post Tenebras LuxCarlos Reygadas
  8. Room 237Rodney Ascher
  9. At BerkeleyFrederick Wiseman
  10. The Lords Of SalemRob Zombie
  11. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  12. NoPablo Larraín
  13. MudJeff Nichols
  14. Beyond the HillsCristian Mungiu
  15. A HijackingTobias Lindholm

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky: 15 Best Films of 2013

31 December 2013

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky: 15 Best Films of 2013, as published by The A.V. Club

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

  1. Computer ChessAndrew Bujalski
  2. A Touch of SinJia Zhang-ke
  3. HerSpike Jonze
  4. Pain & GainMichael Bay
  5. The Unspeakable ActDan Sallitt
  6. LeviathanLucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
  7. FaustAleksandr Sokurov
  8. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  9. The World’s EndEdgar Wright
  10. Drug WarJohnnie To
  11. RiddickDavid Twohy
  12. GravityAlfonso Cuaron
  13. Side EffectsSteven Soderbergh
  14. Before MidnightRichard Linklater
  15. BastardsClaire Denis

Ben Kenigsberg: 15 Best Films of 2013

31 December 2013

Ben Kenigsberg: 15 Best Films of 2013, as published by The A.V. Club

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

  1. At BerkeleyFrederick Wiseman
  2. The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  3. Computer ChessAndrew Bujalski
  4. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine
  5. LeviathanLucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
  6. Frances HaNoah Baumbach
  7. Beyond the HillsCristian Mungiu
  8. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  9. Blue is the Warmest ColorAbdellatif Kechiche
  10. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  11. Before MidnightRichard Linklater
  12. American HustleDavid O. Russell
  13. The CounselorRidley Scott
  14. I Used To Be DarkerMatthew Porterfield
  15. A Touch of SinJia Zhang-ke

Mike D’Angelo: 15 Best Films of 2013

31 December 2013

Mike D’Angelo: 15 Best Films of 2013, as published by The A.V. Club

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

  1. Frances HaNoah Baumbach
  2. First Cousin Once RemovedAlan Berliner
  3. Computer ChessAndrew Bujalski
  4. The CounselorRidley Scott
  5. Upstream ColorShane Carruth
  6. All Is LostJ.C. Chandor
  7. The PastAsghar Farhadi
  8. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ YetAlain Resnais
  9. LeviathanLucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
  10. Drug WarJohnnie To
  11. I Killed My MotherXavier Dolan
  12. NebraskaAlexander Payne
  13. It’s a DisasterTodd Berger
  14. HerSpike Jonze
  15. Blue is the Warmest ColorAbdellatif Kechiche

Michael Sicinski: Top 10 Films of 2013

31 December 2013

Michael Sicinski: Top 10 Films of 2013 (limited to “poll-eligible” films)

[see also Top 50 Films of 2018, Top 30 Experimental Films of 2018, Top 25 Films of 2017, Top 10 Films of 2016, Top 12 Films of 2014, Top 12 Films of 2012]

  1. LeviathanLucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
  2. StudentDarezhan Omirbayev
  3. Museum HoursJem Cohen
  4. The GrandmasterWong Kar-Wai
  5. NoPablo Larraín
  6. Frances HaNoah Baumbach
  7. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  8. The Last Time I Saw MacaoJoão Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata
  9. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ YetAlain Resnais
  10. Fragments of KubelkaMartina Kudlacek