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. Hank Stuever: 20 Best TV Shows of 2016
  2. Todd McCarthy: 19 Best Films of 2016
  3. Entertainment Weekly: 10 Best TV Shows of 2016
  4. Stephen Holden: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  5. J Hoberman: 10 Best Films of 2016
  6. Peter Labuza: 15 Favorite Films of 2016
  7. Slant: 50 Best Films of 2016
  8. K. Austin Collins: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  9. A.O. Scott: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  10. Alan Sepinwall: 21 Best TV Shows of 2016
  11. Keith Uhlich: 10 Best TV Shows of 2016
  12. Melissa Anderson: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  13. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Films of 2016
  14. Matt Zoller Seitz: 11 Best TV Shows of 2016
  15. Manohla Dargis: 28 Best Movies of 2016
  16. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2016
  17. Justin Chang: Top 25 Movies of 2016
  18. Ann Hornaday: 26 Best Movies of 2016
  19. David Edelstein: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  20. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  21. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  22. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  23. Amy Taubin: 10 Best Films of 2016
  24. Daniel D’Addario: Top 10 TV Shows of 2016
  25. Alison Willmore: 11 Best Movies of 2016
  26. Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016
  27. A.V. Club: 30 Best TV Shows of 2016
  28. Christopher Orr: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  29. Matt Prigge: 25 Best Films of 2016
  30. Maureen Ryan: 20 Best TV Shows of 2016
  31. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 30 Films of 2016