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.

Keyframe: Top 25 Films of 2014

12 December 2014

Fandor: Top 25 Films of 2014 (as voted by 100 of Keyframe’s favorite critics and cineastes)

  1. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  2. Goodbye to Language 3DJean-Luc Godard
  3. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  4. Inherent VicePaul Thomas Anderson
  5. IdaPawel Pawlikowski
  6. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  7. CitizenfourLaura Poitras
  8. Only Lovers Left AliveJim Jarmusch
  9. BirdmanAlejandro G. Iñárritu
  10. Winter SleepNuri Bilge Ceylan
  11. Love is StrangeIra Sachs
  12. Gone GirlDavid Fincher
  13. MANAKAMANAStephanie Spray and Pacho Velez
  14. Stranger by the LakeAlain Guiraudie
  15. WhiplashDamien Chazelle
  16. Blue RuinJeremy Saulnier
  17. Force MajeureRuben Östlund
  18. Listen Up PhilipAlex Ross Perry
  19. Mr. TurnerMike Leigh
  20. National GalleryFrederick Wiseman
  21. SnowpiercerBong Joon-ho
  22. A Girl Walks Home Alone at NightAna Lily Amirpour
  23. The Dance of RealityAlejandro Jodorowsky
  24. MaidanSergei Loznitsa
  25. Stray DogsTsai Ming-liang