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.

Ben Sachs: 30 Favorite Films of 2014

29 December 2014

Ben Sachs: 30 Favorite Films of 2014, as published by The Chicago Reader

[see also 2012, 2011]

  1. The Wind RisesHayao Miyazaki
  2. RamblerasDaniela Speranza
  3. Mood IndigoMichel Gondry
  4. Starred UpDavid Mackenzie
  5. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  6. What Now? Remind MeJoaquim Pinto
  7. Breakfast with CurtisLaura Colella
  8. Jimmy P.Arnaud Desplechin
  9. Thy WombBrillante Mendoza
  10. Gone GirlDavid Fincher
  11. Only Lovers Left AliveJim Jarmusch
  12. The Golden EraAnn Hui
  13. Level FiveChris Marker
  14. Clouds of Sils MariaOlivier Assayas
  15. Camille Claudel 1915Bruno Dumont
  16. The PresidentMohsen Makhmalbaf
  17. The Amazing CatfishClaudia Sainte-Luce
  18. The Stuart Hall ProjectJohn Akomfrah
  19. The HomesmanTommy Lee Jones
  20. Listen Up PhilipAlex Ross Perry
  21. Beyond the LightsGina Prince-Bythewood
  22. TimbuktuAbderrahmane Sissako
  23. Non-StopJaume Collet-Serra
  24. Words and PicturesFred Schepisi
  25. ExhibitionJoanna Hogg
  26. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  27. GloriaSebastián Lelio
  28. Corner StoresAmina Waheed
  29. NymphomaniacLars von Trier
  30. National GalleryFrederick Wiseman