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.

A.O. Scott: 20 Best Movies of 2015

09 December 2015

A.O. Scott: 20 Best Movies of 2015, as published by The New York Times

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

  1. TimbuktuAbderrahmane Sissako
  2. Inside OutPete Docter
  3. SpotlightTom McCarthy
  4. The Big ShortAdam McKay
  5. Heart of a DogLaurie Anderson
  6. CarolTodd Haynes
  7. AnomalisaCharlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson
  8. Jafar Panahi’s TaxiJafar Panahi
  9. Out 1: Noli Me Tangere [1971]Jacques Rivette
  10. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  11. CreedRyan Coogler
  12. ResultsAndrew Bujalski
  13. Welcome to MeShira Piven
  14. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the RevolutionStanley Nelson
  15. What Happened, Miss Simone?Liz Garbus
  16. The Kindergarten TeacherNadav Lapid
  17. GirlhoodCéline Sciamma
  18. The Diary of a Teenage GirlMarielle Heller
  19. GrandmaPaul Weitz
  20. TangerineSean Baker
  21. The End of the TourJames Ponsoldt