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.
2015 Movies

Richard Brody: 30 Best Movies of 2015

11 December 2015

Richard Brody: 30 Best Movies of 2015, as published by The New Yorker

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

  1. Chi-RaqSpike Lee
  2. Li’l QuinquinBruno Dumont
  3. Queen of EarthAlex Ross Perry
  4. Heaven Knows WhatBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  5. Jafar Panahi’s TaxiJafar Panahi
  6. TimbuktuAbderrahmane Sissako
  7. In Jackson HeightsFrederick Wiseman
  8. Mistress AmericaNoah Baumbach
  9. Stinking HeavenNathan Silver
  10. Arabian NightsMiguel Gomes
  11. CarolTodd Haynes
  12. TrainwreckJudd Apatow
  13. Digging for FireJoe Swanberg
  14. Wild CanariesLawrence Michael Levine
  15. ResultsAndrew Bujalski
  16. CreedRyan Coogler
  17. The Princess of FranceMatías Piñeiro
  18. Field NiggasKhalik Allah
  19. IrisAlbert Maysles
  20. Irrational ManWoody Allen
  21. Da Sweet Blood of JesusSpike Lee
  22. Uncertain TermsNathan Silver
  23. Young Bodies Heal QuicklyAndrew T. Betzer
  24. By the SeaAngelina Jolie
  25. While We’re YoungNoah Baumbach
  26. EntertainmentRick Alverson
  27. Approaching the ElephantAmanda Wilder
  28. In the Name of My DaughterAndré Téchiné
  29. BuzzardJoel Potrykus
  30. Fifty Shades of GreySam Taylor-Johnson