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.
  1. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky: 15 Best Films of 2016
  2. La Internacional Cinéfila Poll: Best Movies of 2016
  3. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top Ten Films of 2016
  4. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 30 Films of 2016
  5. Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2016
  6. Stephanie Zacharek: Top 20 Movies of 2016
  7. Matt Prigge: 25 Best Films of 2016
  8. Slant: 50 Best Films of 2016
  9. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Films of 2016
  10. Alison Willmore: 11 Best Movies of 2016
  11. Miriam Bale: Top 14 Films of 2016
  12. David Hudson: Top 13 Films of 2016
  13. Todd McCarthy: 19 Best Films of 2016
  14. John Waters: 10 Best Films of 2016
  15. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  16. Steve Erickson: 20 Best Films of 2016
  17. Brian Darr: Top Ten Feature Films of 2016
  18. Stephen Holden: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  19. Darren Hughes: 10 Favorite Films of 2016
  20. Scott Tobias: Top 10 Films of 2016
  21. Melissa Anderson: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  22. A.O. Scott: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  23. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  24. Nictate: Top 11 Films of 2016
  25. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2016
  26. Glenn Kenny: 50 Noteworthy Films of 2016
  27. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2016