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. Justin Chang: Top 25 Movies of 2016
  2. Glenn Kenny: 50 Noteworthy Films of 2016
  3. Scott Tobias: Top 10 Films of 2016
  4. Sheila O’Malley: Best Films of 2017
  5. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Films of 2016
  6. Stephanie Zacharek: Top 20 Movies of 2016
  7. K. Austin Collins: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  8. Bilge Ebiri: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  9. Matt Prigge: 25 Best Films of 2016
  10. Keith Phipps: Top 15 Films of 2016
  11. Keith Uhlich: 15 Favorite Films of 2016
  12. Reverse Shot: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  13. Brian Darr: Top Ten Feature Films of 2016
  14. Todd McCarthy: 19 Best Films of 2016
  15. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky: 15 Best Films of 2016
  16. David Edelstein: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  17. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2016
  18. A.A. Dowd: 15 Best Films of 2016
  19. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  20. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  21. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2016
  22. Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016
  23. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 26 Films of 2017
  24. Richard Brody: 35 Best Movies of 2016