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.
2014 Movies

Sight & Sound Poll: Top 20 Films of 2014

01 December 2014

Sight & Sound Poll: Top 20 Films of 2014 (a poll of 112 critics, published by Sight & Sound Magazine)

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  2. Goodbye to Language 3DJean-Luc Godard
  3. LeviathanAndrey Zvyagintsev
  4. [tie] Horse MoneyPedro Costa
  5. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  6. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  7. Winter SleepNuri Bilge Ceylan
  8. The TribeMiroslav Slaboshpitsky
  9. IdaPawel Pawlikowski
  10. [tie] JaujaLisandro Alonso
  11. Mr. TurnerMike Leigh
  12. [tie] National GalleryFrederick Wiseman
  13. [tie] The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  14. [tie] WhiplashDamien Chazelle
  15. The Duke of BurgundyPeter Strickland
  16. BirdmanAlejandro G. Iñárritu
  17. [tie] Two Days, One NightJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  18. CitizenfourLaura Poitras
  19. [tie] The Look of SilenceJoshua Oppenheimer
  20. [tie] The Wind RisesHayao Miyazaki