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.

David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2015

07 December 2015

This year’s installment of David Ehrlich’s always enjoyable video countdown: 25 Best Films of 2015.

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

  1. CarolTodd Haynes
  2. World of TomorrowDon Hertzfeldt
  3. PhoenixChristian Petzold
  4. The Look of SilenceJoshua Oppenheimer
  5. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on ExistenceRoy Andersson
  6. The Duke of BurgundyPeter Strickland
  7. EdenMia Hansen-Løve
  8. Kumiko, the Treasure HunterDavid Zellner
  9. Mistress AmericaNoah Baumbach
  10. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  11. Clouds of Sils MariaOlivier Assayas
  12. Magic Mike XXLGregory Jacobs
  13. Tokyo TribeSion Sono
  14. AnomalisaCharlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson
  15. Listen to Me MarlonStevan Riley
  16. Black Coal, Thin IceDiao Yinan
  17. Heaven Knows WhatBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  18. The Hateful EightQuentin Tarantino
  19. The MendJohn Magary
  20. James WhiteJosh Mond
  21. The Forbidden RoomGuy Maddin
  22. JununPaul Thomas Anderson
  23. MustangDeniz Gamze Ergüven
  24. TangerineSean Baker
  25. GirlhoodCéline Sciamma