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. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  2. K. Austin Collins: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  3. Miriam Bale: Top 14 Films of 2016
  4. Keith Phipps: Top 15 Films of 2016
  5. Ann Hornaday: 26 Best Movies of 2016
  6. A.O. Scott: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  7. Stephen Holden: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  8. Eric Kohn: 16 Best Movies of 2016
  9. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2016
  10. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  11. Melissa Anderson: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  12. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  13. Stephanie Zacharek: Top 20 Movies of 2016
  14. Amy Taubin: 10 Best Films of 2016
  15. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2016
  16. Alison Willmore: 11 Best Movies of 2016
  17. A.A. Dowd: 15 Best Films of 2016
  18. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 30 Films of 2016
  19. Brian Darr: Top Ten Feature Films of 2016
  20. Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2016
  21. Justin Chang: Top 25 Movies of 2016
  22. Steve Erickson: 20 Best Films of 2016
  23. Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016
  24. Richard Brody: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  25. Manohla Dargis: 28 Best Movies of 2016
  26. Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2016
  27. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2016
  28. Anne Thompson: 10 Best Films of 2016
  29. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky: 15 Best Films of 2016
  30. Reverse Shot: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  31. Christopher Orr: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  32. Glenn Kenny: 50 Noteworthy Films of 2016
  33. David Edelstein: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  34. Saige Walton: Best Films of 2017
  35. Slant: 50 Best Films of 2016
  36. Scott Tobias: Top 10 Films of 2016
  37. Nictate: Top 11 Films of 2016
  38. Darren Hughes: 10 Favorite Films of 2016
  39. Bilge Ebiri: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  40. Keith Uhlich: 15 Favorite Films of 2016
  41. Matt Prigge: 25 Best Films of 2016
  42. Michael Sicinski: Top 10 Films of 2016
  43. Joanna Di Mattia: Favorite Films of 2017
  44. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 26 Films of 2017