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.

Glenn Kenny: 30 Top Films of 2013

12 December 2013

Glenn Kenny: 30 Top Films of 2013

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

  1. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  2. Something in the AirOlivier Assayas
  3. The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  4. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ YetAlain Resnais
  5. Upstream ColorShane Carruth
  6. NebraskaAlexander Payne
  7. The World’s EndEdgar Wright
  8. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  9. Post Tenebras LuxCarlos Reygadas
  10. Like Someone in LoveAbbas Kiarostami
  11. Beyond the HillsCristian Mungiu
  12. Before MidnightRichard Linklater
  13. GravityAlfonso Cuaron
  14. The Bling RingSofia Coppola
  15. To The WonderTerrence Malick
  16. Greetings From Tim BuckleyDaniel Algrant
  17. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine
  18. HerSpike Jonze
  19. BastardsClaire Denis
  20. Prince AvalancheDavid Gordon Green
  21. Short Term 12Destin Cretton
  22. The Grandmaster (U.S. cut)Wong Kar-Wai
  23. Pain & GainMichael Bay
  24. Frances HaNoah Baumbach
  25. Pacific RimGuillermo del Toro
  26. Blue is the Warmest ColorAbdellatif Kechiche
  27. Room 237Rodney Ascher
  28. Fruitvale StationRyan Coogler
  29. The PurgeJames DeMonaco
  30. RushRon Howard