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

Richard Brody: 35 Best Movies of 2016

10 December 2016

Richard Brody: 35 Best Movies of 2016, as published by The New Yorker

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

  1. Little SisterZach Clark
  2. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  3. SullyClint Eastwood
  4. ViktoriaMaya Vitkova
  5. Love & FriendshipWhit Stillman
  6. Men Go to BattleZachary Treitz
  7. Wiener-DogTodd Solondz
  8. Kate Plays ChristineRobert Greene
  9. Happy HourRyûsuke Hamaguchi
  10. Knight of CupsTerrence Malick
  11. Hail, Caesar!Joel & Ethan Coen
  12. Everybody Wants Some!!Richard Linklater
  13. The Love WitchAnna Biller
  14. KrishaTrey Edward Shults
  15. Pete’s DragonDavid Lowery
  16. Mountains May DepartJia Zhang-ke
  17. For the PlasmaBingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan
  18. 13thAva DuVernay
  19. Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan
  20. No Home MovieChantal Akerman
  21. The WitnessJames D. Solomon
  22. Certain WomenKelly Reichardt
  23. Sunset SongTerence Davies
  24. Dog Eat DogPaul Schrader
  25. The TreasureCorneliu Porumboiu
  26. TowerKeith Maitland
  27. Nuts!Penny Lane
  28. Mia MadreNanni Moretti
  29. Southside with YouRichard Tanne
  30. Michael Moore in TrumpLandMichael Moore
  31. The Birth of a NationNate Parker
  32. Right Now, Wrong ThenHong Sang-soo
  33. Embrace of the SerpentCiro Guerra
  34. SilenceMartin Scorsese
  35. Hidden FiguresTheodore Melfi