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.

Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2014

12 December 2014

Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2014

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

  1. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  2. Goodbye to Language 3DJean-Luc Godard
  3. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  4. IdaPawel Pawlikowski
  5. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  6. Stranger by the LakeAlain Guiraudie
  7. CitizenfourLaura Poitras
  8. BirdmanAlejandro G. Iñárritu
  9. Inherent VicePaul Thomas Anderson
  10. The ImmigrantJames Gray
  11. Two Days, One NightJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  12. Only Lovers Left AliveJim Jarmusch
  13. Mr. TurnerMike Leigh
  14. Force MajeureRuben Östlund
  15. Norte, the End of HistoryLav Diaz
  16. WhiplashDamien Chazelle
  17. Stray DogsTsai Ming-liang
  18. National GalleryFrederick Wiseman
  19. MANAKAMANAStephanie Spray and Pacho Velez
  20. SnowpiercerBong Joon-ho