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.

Little White Lies: 25 Best Films of 2016

22 December 2016

Little White Lies: 25 Best Films of 2016

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2012]

  1. Everybody Wants Some!!Richard Linklater
  2. JulietaPedro Almodóvar
  3. Embrace of the SerpentCiro Guerra
  4. PatersonJim Jarmusch
  5. Knight of CupsTerrence Malick
  6. Love & FriendshipWhit Stillman
  7. SullyClint Eastwood
  8. Arabian NightsMiguel Gomes
  9. Midnight SpecialJeff Nichols
  10. Heaven Knows WhatBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  11. The AssassinHou Hsiao-Hsien
  12. Chi-RaqSpike Lee
  13. Things to ComeMia Hansen-Løve
  14. No Home MovieChantal Akerman
  15. Further BeyondChristine Molloy and Joe Lawlor
  16. Son of SaulLászló Nemes
  17. Kate Plays ChristineRobert Greene
  18. AnomalisaCharlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson
  19. CosmosAndrzej Zulawski
  20. Rogue OneGareth Edwards
  21. The Neon DemonNicolas Winding Refn
  22. Fire at SeaGianfranco Rosi
  23. Hail, Caesar!Joel & Ethan Coen
  24. High-RiseBen Wheatley
  25. The BFGSteven Spielberg