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.
2016 Movies

Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2016

13 December 2016

Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2016 (as selected by contributors)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. Toni ErdmannMaren Ade
  2. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  3. EllePaul Verhoeven
  4. Cemetery of SplendorApichatpong Weerasethakul
  5. Certain WomenKelly Reichardt
  6. PatersonJim Jarmusch
  7. Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan
  8. AquariusKleber Mendonça Filho
  9. Things to ComeMia Hansen-Løve
  10. No Home MovieChantal Akerman
  11. The LobsterYorgos Lanthimos
  12. Right Now, Wrong ThenHong Sang-soo
  13. Love & FriendshipWhit Stillman
  14. CamerapersonKirsten Johnson
  15. Kaili BluesBi Gan
  16. The HandmaidenPark Chan-wook
  17. Everybody Wants Some!!Richard Linklater
  18. The FitsAnna Rose Holmer
  19. NerudaPablo Larraín
  20. The Other SideRoberto Minervini