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.

A.O. Scott: 35 Favorite Films of 2013

11 December 2013

A.O. Scott: 35 Favorite Films of 2013, as published by The New York Times

[see also 2010s, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  2. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  3. Blue is the Warmest ColorAbdellatif Kechiche
  4. Enough SaidNicole Holofcener
  5. A Touch of SinJia Zhang-ke
  6. All Is LostJ.C. Chandor
  7. Frances HaNoah Baumbach
  8. Hannah ArendtMargarethe von Trotta
  9. Lee Daniels’ The ButlerLee Daniels
  10. The Great GatsbyBaz Luhrmann
  11. The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  12. The Bling RingSofia Coppola
  13. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine
  14. Pain & GainMichael Bay
  15. American HustleDavid O. Russell


  1. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  2. Stories We TellSarah Polley
  3. The SquareJehane Noujaim
  4. Let the Fire BurnJason Osder
  5. Cutie and the BoxerZachary Heinzerling