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.

Sight & Sound Poll: Top 35 Films of 2015

27 November 2015

Sight & Sound Poll: Top 35 Films of 2015 (a poll of 168 critics, published by Sight & Sound Magazine)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. The AssassinHou Hsiao-Hsien
  2. CarolTodd Haynes
  3. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  4. Arabian NightsMiguel Gomes
  5. Cemetery of SplendorApichatpong Weerasethakul
  6. No Home MovieChantal Akerman
  7. 45 YearsAndrew Haigh
  8. Son of SaulLászló Nemes
  9. AmyAsif Kapadia
  10. Inherent VicePaul Thomas Anderson
  11. AnomalisaCharlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson
  12. It FollowsDavid Robert Mitchell
  13. PhoenixChristian Petzold
  14. GirlhoodCéline Sciamma
  15. Hard to Be a GodAleksey German
  16. Inside OutPete Docter
  17. TangerineSean Baker
  18. Jafar Panahi’s TaxiJafar Panahi
  19. Horse MoneyPedro Costa
  20. The Look of SilenceJoshua Oppenheimer
  21. Clouds of Sils MariaOlivier Assayas
  22. The Duke of BurgundyPeter Strickland
  23. TimbuktuAbderrahmane Sissako
  24. The Forbidden RoomGuy Maddin
  25. My Golden DaysArnaud Desplechin
  26. Force MajeureRuben Östlund
  27. BlackhatMichael Mann
  28. The Diary of a Teenage GirlMarielle Heller
  29. EvolutionLucile Hadzihalilovic
  30. Ex MachinaAlex Garland
  31. Heart of a DogLaurie Anderson
  32. The LobsterYorgos Lanthimos
  33. Right Now, Wrong ThenHong Sang-soo
  34. RoomLenny Abrahamson
  35. Sunset SongTerence Davies