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.

Film Comment: 50 Best Movies of 2013

17 December 2013

Film Comment: 50 Best Movies of 2013, a poll of "over 100 North American colleagues"

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

  1. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  2. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  3. Before MidnightRichard Linklater
  4. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  5. A Touch of SinJia Zhang-ke
  6. LeviathanLucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
  7. GravityAlfonso Cuaron
  8. Computer ChessAndrew Bujalski
  9. Frances HaNoah Baumbach
  10. Upstream ColorShane Carruth
  11. Museum HoursJem Cohen
  12. Blue is the Warmest ColorAbdellatif Kechiche
  13. BastardsClaire Denis
  14. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine
  15. Like Someone in LoveAbbas Kiarostami
  16. Stories We TellSarah Polley
  17. HerSpike Jonze
  18. NebraskaAlexander Payne
  19. American HustleDavid O. Russell
  20. The GrandmasterWong Kar-Wai
  21. At BerkeleyFrederick Wiseman
  22. Beyond the HillsCristian Mungiu
  23. NoPablo Larraín
  24. The Great BeautyPaolo Sorrentino
  25. Blue JasmineWoody Allen
  26. All Is LostJ.C. Chandor
  27. Post Tenebras LuxCarlos Reygadas
  28. Something in the AirOlivier Assayas
  29. ViolaMatías Piñeiro
  30. Fruitvale StationRyan Coogler
  31. To The WonderTerrence Malick
  32. Night Across the StreetRaoul Ruiz
  33. Room 237Rodney Ascher
  34. FaustAleksandr Sokurov
  35. Let the Fire BurnJason Osder
  36. Le Pont du NordJacques Rivette
  37. The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  38. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ YetAlain Resnais
  39. The Last Time I Saw MacaoJoão Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata
  40. The PastAsghar Farhadi
  41. The SquareJehane Noujaim
  42. The Wind RisesHayao Miyazaki
  43. Drug WarJohnnie To
  44. Cousin JulesDominique Benicheti
  45. Much Ado About NothingJoss Whedon
  46. PassionBrian De Palma
  47. Short Term 12Destin Cretton
  48. Dallas Buyers ClubJean-Marc Vallée
  49. Berberian Sound StudioPeter Strickland
  50. Captain PhillipsPaul Greengrass