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. David Hudson: Top 13 Films of 2016
  2. Matt Prigge: 25 Best Films of 2016
  3. Mike D’Angelo: 15 Best Films of 2016
  4. Alison Willmore: 11 Best Movies of 2016
  5. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 30 Films of 2016
  6. Steve Erickson: 20 Best Films of 2016
  7. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top Ten Films of 2016
  8. Slant: 50 Best Films of 2016
  9. Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2016
  10. Manohla Dargis: 28 Best Movies of 2016
  11. Reverse Shot: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  12. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Films of 2016
  13. Scott Tobias: Top 10 Films of 2016
  14. Melissa Anderson: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  15. Peter Labuza: 15 Favorite Films of 2016
  16. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  17. Amy Taubin: 10 Best Films of 2016
  18. Anne Thompson: 10 Best Films of 2016
  19. A.O. Scott: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  20. Justin Chang: Top 25 Movies of 2016
  21. Michael Sicinski: Top 10 Films of 2016
  22. J Hoberman: 10 Best Films of 2016
  23. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  24. Todd McCarthy: 19 Best Films of 2016
  25. Glenn Kenny: 50 Noteworthy Films of 2016
  26. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  27. Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016
  28. La Internacional Cinéfila Poll: Best Movies of 2016
  29. A.A. Dowd: 15 Best Films of 2016
  30. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky: 15 Best Films of 2016
  31. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2016
  32. Keith Phipps: Top 15 Films of 2016
  33. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2016
  34. David Edelstein: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  35. Eric Kohn: 16 Best Movies of 2016
  36. Bilge Ebiri: 20 Best Movies of 2016