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.

J Hoberman: Personal Best Films of 2011

19 December 2011

J Hoberman: 10 Favorite Films of 2011, plus 2, as published in The Village Voice [see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, and the The Village Voice Critic’s Poll 2011]

[as chosen for the indieWIRE poll]

[as chosen for the indieWIRE poll]

NOTE: Except for the additional documentary and undistributed lists, we’ve favored Hoberman’s selections as published in The Village Voice over his slightly different selections found in the indieWIRE poll; the latter has tighter restrictions that made the Marclay, Jacobs, Haynes, and Hark films ineligible, thus making room for Certified Copy in the top ten.

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012]

  1. The ClockChristian Marclay
  2. A Dangerous MethodDavid Cronenberg
  3. MelancholiaLars von Trier
  4. Mysteries of LisbonRaoul Ruiz
  5. AuroraCristi Puiu
  6. Seeking the Monkey KingKen Jacobs
  7. To Die Like a ManJoão Pedro Rodrigues
  8. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  9. HugoMartin Scorsese
  10. J. EdgarClint Eastwood
  11. United Red ArmyKôji Wakamatsu
  12. Mildred PierceTodd Haynes