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.

2014 Movies

Noel Murray: Top 15 Films of 2014

20 December 2014

Noel Murray: Top 15 Films of 2014, as published by The Dissolve

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

  1. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  2. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  3. SnowpiercerBong Joon-ho
  4. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  5. Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1Lars von Trier
  6. The BabadookJennifer Kent
  7. WhiplashDamien Chazelle
  8. NightcrawlerDan Gilroy
  9. Edge of TomorrowDoug Liman
  10. Force MajeureRuben Östlund
  11. Only Lovers Left AliveJim Jarmusch
  12. Stranger by the LakeAlain Guiraudie
  13. The OvernightersJesse Moss
  14. Listen Up PhilipAlex Ross Perry
  15. Blue RuinJeremy Saulnier

Mike D’Angelo: Top 15 films of 2014

20 December 2014

Mike D’Angelo: Top 15 films of 2014, as published by The Dissolve and A.V. Club

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012]

  1. Two Days, One NightJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  2. CoherenceJames Ward Byrkit
  3. Bird PeoplePascale Ferran
  4. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  5. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  6. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  7. Last Days in VietnamRory Kennedy
  8. ProxyZack Parker
  9. The Missing PictureRithy Panh
  10. SnowpiercerBong Joon-ho
  11. JoeDavid Gordon Green
  12. Lucky ThemMegan Griffiths
  13. The Strange Little CatRamon Zürcher
  14. Edge of TomorrowDoug Liman
  15. John WickChad Stahelski

Scott Tobias: Top 15 films of 2014

20 December 2014

Scott Tobias: Top 15 films of 2014, as published by The Dissolve

[see also 2018, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011]

  1. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  2. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  3. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  4. Only Lovers Left AliveJim Jarmusch
  5. Stray DogsTsai Ming-liang
  6. Winter SleepNuri Bilge Ceylan
  7. The ImmigrantJames Gray
  8. Listen Up PhilipAlex Ross Perry
  9. Force MajeureRuben Östlund
  10. The Missing PictureRithy Panh
  11. Stranger by the LakeAlain Guiraudie
  12. Inherent VicePaul Thomas Anderson
  13. SelmaAva DuVernay
  14. Two Days, One NightJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  15. WhiplashDamien Chazelle

Keith Phipps: Top 15 Films of 2014

20 December 2014

Keith Phipps: Top 15 Films of 2014, as published by The Dissolve

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016]

  1. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  2. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  3. Inherent VicePaul Thomas Anderson
  4. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  5. Only Lovers Left AliveJim Jarmusch
  6. SelmaAva DuVernay
  7. Two Days, One NightJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  8. WhiplashDamien Chazelle
  9. Mr. TurnerMike Leigh
  10. Life ItselfSteve James
  11. Love is StrangeIra Sachs
  12. IdaPawel Pawlikowski
  13. FoxcatcherBennett Miller
  14. Night MovesKelly Reichardt
  15. Force MajeureRuben Östlund

Tasha Robinson: Top 15 Films of 2014

20 December 2014

Tasha Robinson: Top 15 Films of 2014, as published by The Dissolve

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016]

  1. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  2. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  3. WhiplashDamien Chazelle
  4. Song of the SeaTomm Moore
  5. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  6. Starred UpDavid Mackenzie
  7. Gone GirlDavid Fincher
  8. SelmaAva DuVernay
  9. Jodorowsky’s DuneFrank Pavich
  10. Ernest & CelestineBenjamin Renner, Vincent Patar & Stéphane Aubier
  11. Only Lovers Left AliveJim Jarmusch
  12. Blue RuinJeremy Saulnier
  13. Big Hero 6Don Hall and Christ Williams
  14. Bird PeoplePascale Ferran
  15. Guardians of the GalaxyJames Gunn