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

Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016

21 December 2016

Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016 (as published by The Village Voice, comprised of votes from 124 critics)

[see also 2017, 2015, 2012, 2011]

  1. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  2. Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan
  3. Toni ErdmannMaren Ade
  4. PatersonJim Jarmusch
  5. O.J.: Made in AmericaEzra Edelman
  6. La La LandDamien Chazelle
  7. EllePaul Verhoeven
  8. The HandmaidenPark Chan-wook
  9. CamerapersonKirsten Johnson
  10. Certain WomenKelly Reichardt
  11. Cemetery of SplendorApichatpong Weerasethakul
  12. No Home MovieChantal Akerman
  13. The LobsterYorgos Lanthimos
  14. ArrivalDenis Villeneuve
  15. Hell or High WaterDavid Mackenzie
  16. SilenceMartin Scorsese
  17. JackiePablo Larraín
  18. American HoneyAndrea Arnold
  19. Love & FriendshipWhit Stillman
  20. Things to ComeMia Hansen-Løve
  21. I Am Not Your NegroRaoul Peck
  22. Happy HourRyûsuke Hamaguchi
  23. Everybody Wants Some!!Richard Linklater
  24. Right Now, Wrong ThenHong Sang-soo
  25. 13thAva DuVernay
  26. 20th Century WomenMike Mills
  27. The FitsAnna Rose Holmer
  28. The Love WitchAnna Biller
  29. Green RoomJeremy Saulnier
  30. Fire at SeaGianfranco Rosi
  31. LovingJeff Nichols
  32. The Neon DemonNicolas Winding Refn
  33. The WitchRobert Eggers
  34. Hail, Caesar!Joel & Ethan Coen
  35. Sing StreetJohn Carney
  36. TowerKeith Maitland
  37. FencesDenzel Washington
  38. AquariusKleber Mendonça Filho
  39. Knight of CupsTerrence Malick
  40. WeinerJosh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg
  41. Sunset SongTerence Davies
  42. Hunt for the WilderpeopleTaika Waititi
  43. [tie] The Edge of SeventeenKelly Fremon Craig
  44. SullyClint Eastwood
  45. The Other SideRoberto Minervini
  46. I, Daniel BlakeKen Loach
  47. My Golden DaysArnaud Desplechin
  48. Embrace of the SerpentCiro Guerra
  49. [tie] The Nice GuysShane Black
  50. JulietaPedro Almodóvar