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.

Matt Prigge: 30 Best Films of 2015

18 December 2015

Matt Prigge: 30 Best Films of 2015, as published by Metro

[see also 2016, 2012, 2011]

  1. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  2. The MendJohn Magary
  3. World of TomorrowDon Hertzfeldt
  4. Magic Mike XXLGregory Jacobs
  5. Saint LaurentBertrand Bonello
  6. EdenMia Hansen-Løve
  7. ExperimenterMichael Almereyda
  8. Heaven Knows WhatBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  9. CarolTodd Haynes
  10. The Look of SilenceJoshua Oppenheimer
  11. Chi-RaqSpike Lee
  12. PhoenixChristian Petzold
  13. TangerineSean Baker
  14. In Jackson HeightsFrederick Wiseman
  15. The Forbidden RoomGuy Maddin
  16. LoveGaspar Noé
  17. 45 YearsAndrew Haigh
  18. Cobain: Montage of HeckBrett Morgen
  19. Clouds of Sils MariaOlivier Assayas
  20. ResultsAndrew Bujalski
  21. The Duke of BurgundyPeter Strickland
  22. TimbuktuAbderrahmane Sissako
  23. MustangDeniz Gamze Ergüven
  24. BuzzardJoel Potrykus
  25. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on ExistenceRoy Andersson
  26. CreedRyan Coogler
  27. BlackhatMichael Mann
  28. Kumiko, the Treasure HunterDavid Zellner
  29. It FollowsDavid Robert Mitchell
  30. Inside OutPete Docter