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.

Paste: The 25 Best TV Shows of the Year (So Far)

09 July 2019
preliminary

Paste Magazine: The 25 Best TV Shows of the Year (So Far)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016]

  1. Fleabag
  2. Chernobyl
  3. Barry
  4. Russian Doll
  5. Catastrophe
  6. When They See Us
  7. The Good Place
  8. Killing Eve
  9. Good Omens
  10. Counterpart
  11. The Other Two
  12. Shrill
  13. Legends of Tomorrow
  14. The Good Fight
  15. One Day at a Time
  16. Les Misérables
  17. I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
  18. Our Planet
  19. Speechless
  20. Gentleman Jack
  21. Veep
  22. Better Things
  23. Dead to Me
  24. What We Do in the Shadows
  25. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

New York Times: The Best Films of 2019 (So Far)

08 July 2019
preliminary

The New York Times: The Best Films of 2019 (So Far), a list by Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott

Vinyl Me, Please: The Best Albums Of 2019 So Far

08 July 2019
preliminary

Vinyl Me, Please: The Best Albums Of 2019 So Far

[see also 2018, 2017]

Kelly Lawler: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2019 (So Far)

07 July 2019
preliminary

Kelly Lawler: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2019 (So Far), as published by USA Today

  1. Fleabag
  2. Leaving Neverland
  3. Dead to Me
  4. Chernobyl
  5. What We Do in the Shadows
  6. Killing Eve
  7. Superstore
  8. Shrill
  9. The Good Fight
  10. When They See Us

Nick Schager: 20 Best Movies of 2019 (So Far)

01 July 2019
preliminary

Nick Schager: 20 Best Movies of 2019 (So Far), as published by Esquire

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. TransitChristian Petzold
  2. Under the Silver LakeDavid Robert Mitchell
  3. ClimaxGaspar Noé
  4. The Beach BumHarmony Korine
  5. Hagazussa: A Heathen's CurseLukas Feigelfeld
  6. Gloria BellSebastián Lelio
  7. An Elephant Sitting StillHu Bo
  8. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  9. Apollo 11Todd Douglas Miller
  10. Long Day's Journey Into NightBi Gan
  11. DianeKent Jones
  12. ShadowZhang Yimou
  13. Her SmellAlex Ross Perry
  14. Ash is Purest WhiteJia Zhang-ke
  15. Birds of PassageCristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra
  16. High LifeClaire Denis
  17. John Wick: Chapter 3 - ParabellumChad Stahelski
  18. Plus OneJeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer
  19. Avengers: EndgameAnthony and Joe Russo
  20. GretaNeil Jordan