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.

Flavorwire: 26 Best Films of 2014

20 December 2014

Flavorwire: 26 Best Films of 2014

  1. SelmaAva DuVernay
  2. The ImmigrantJames Gray
  3. BirdmanAlejandro G. Iñárritu
  4. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  5. Cold in JulyJim Mickle
  6. Mistaken for StrangersTom Berninger
  7. Dear White PeopleJustin Simien
  8. Tales of the Grim SleeperNick Broomfield
  9. Inherent VicePaul Thomas Anderson
  10. SnowpiercerBong Joon-ho
  11. Two Days, One NightJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  12. The BabadookJennifer Kent
  13. Venus in FurRoman Polanski
  14. Force MajeureRuben Östlund
  15. Before I DisappearShawn Christensen
  16. Love is StrangeIra Sachs
  17. A Life in Dirty MoviesWiktor Ericsson
  18. The DoubleRichard Ayoade
  19. NightcrawlerDan Gilroy
  20. Finding Vivian MaierJohn Maloof & Charlie Siskel
  21. FoxcatcherBennett Miller
  22. CitizenfourLaura Poitras
  23. NymphomaniacLars von Trier
  24. Gone GirlDavid Fincher
  25. Only Lovers Left AliveJim Jarmusch
  26. A Girl Walks Home Alone at NightAna Lily Amirpour