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.

IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2013

01 January 2014

IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2013 (as voted by 240 critics)

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

  1. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  2. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  3. Before MidnightRichard Linklater
  4. HerSpike Jonze
  5. GravityAlfonso Cuaron
  6. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  7. LeviathanLucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
  8. Blue is the Warmest ColorAbdellatif Kechiche
  9. Upstream ColorShane Carruth
  10. Frances HaNoah Baumbach
  11. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine
  12. Stories We TellSarah Polley
  13. A Touch of SinJia Zhang-ke
  14. The Great BeautyPaolo Sorrentino
  15. American HustleDavid O. Russell
  16. Short Term 12Destin Cretton
  17. NebraskaAlexander Payne
  18. Computer ChessAndrew Bujalski
  19. All Is LostJ.C. Chandor
  20. Museum HoursJem Cohen
  21. The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  22. Like Someone in LoveAbbas Kiarostami
  23. To The WonderTerrence Malick
  24. The World’s EndEdgar Wright
  25. Beyond the HillsCristian Mungiu
  26. Drug WarJohnnie To
  27. Blue JasmineWoody Allen
  28. BastardsClaire Denis
  29. The Wind RisesHayao Miyazaki
  30. The PastAsghar Farhadi
  31. At BerkeleyFrederick Wiseman
  32. Post Tenebras LuxCarlos Reygadas
  33. The GrandmasterWong Kar-Wai
  34. Fruitvale StationRyan Coogler
  35. NoPablo Larraín
  36. MudJeff Nichols
  37. The HuntThomas Vinterberg
  38. ViolaMatías Piñeiro
  39. The Unspeakable ActDan Sallitt
  40. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ YetAlain Resnais
  41. Captain PhillipsPaul Greengrass
  42. The Spectacular NowJames Ponsoldt
  43. Something in the AirOlivier Assayas
  44. StokerPark Chan-wook
  45. Dallas Buyers ClubJean-Marc Vallée
  46. WadjdaHaifaa al-Mansour
  47. Enough SaidNicole Holofcener
  48. Laurence AnywaysXavier Dolan
  49. Only God ForgivesNicolas Winding Refn
  50. Side EffectsSteven Soderbergh