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.

The Wall Street Journal

on the web


  • Wall Street Journal: Best Fiction and Nonfiction of 2018
  • Mark Richardson: Best Music of 2018
  • Joe Morgenstern: Best Film of 2018
  • Dorothy Rabinowitz: Best of TV 2018
  • Jim Fusilli: Best Albums of 2017
  • Joe Morgenstern: 10 Best Films of 2017