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. Scott Tobias: Top 10 Films of 2016
  2. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Films of 2016
  3. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2016
  4. A.A. Dowd: 15 Best Films of 2016
  5. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2016
  6. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  7. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  8. Bilge Ebiri: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  9. Matt Prigge: 25 Best Films of 2016
  10. Ann Hornaday: 26 Best Movies of 2016
  11. Anne Thompson: 10 Best Films of 2016
  12. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  13. Keith Phipps: Top 15 Films of 2016
  14. Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016
  15. Mike D’Angelo: 15 Best Films of 2016
  16. Christopher Orr: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  17. Stephen Holden: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  18. Stephanie Zacharek: Top 20 Movies of 2016
  19. Todd McCarthy: 19 Best Films of 2016
  20. K. Austin Collins: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  21. Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2016
  22. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 30 Films of 2016
  23. Justin Chang: Top 25 Movies of 2016
  24. Nictate: Top 11 Films of 2016
  25. Slant: 50 Best Films of 2016
  26. Alison Willmore: 11 Best Movies of 2016
  27. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2016
  28. Richard Brody: 35 Best Movies of 2016