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.

IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2014

15 December 2014

IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2014 (as voted by 220 critics)

NOTE: Although there appear to be a few ties in the list when you examine the scores, IndieWire presents the films in this order, with no ties.

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  2. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  3. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  4. BirdmanAlejandro G. Iñárritu
  5. Inherent VicePaul Thomas Anderson
  6. Goodbye to Language 3DJean-Luc Godard
  7. IdaPawel Pawlikowski
  8. WhiplashDamien Chazelle
  9. Only Lovers Left AliveJim Jarmusch
  10. SelmaAva DuVernay
  11. Gone GirlDavid Fincher
  12. Two Days, One NightJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  13. The ImmigrantJames Gray
  14. Force MajeureRuben Östlund
  15. SnowpiercerBong Joon-ho
  16. NightcrawlerDan Gilroy
  17. Listen Up PhilipAlex Ross Perry
  18. Mr. TurnerMike Leigh
  19. The BabadookJennifer Kent
  20. CitizenfourLaura Poitras
  21. MANAKAMANAStephanie Spray and Pacho Velez
  22. Stranger by the LakeAlain Guiraudie
  23. Stray DogsTsai Ming-liang
  24. CalvaryJohn Michael McDonagh
  25. We Are the Best!Lukas Moodysson
  26. A Most Violent YearJ.C. Chandor
  27. Closed CurtainKambuzia Partovi and Jafar Panahi
  28. The Tale of the Princess KaguyaIsao Takahata
  29. Winter SleepNuri Bilge Ceylan
  30. FoxcatcherBennett Miller
  31. Norte, the End of HistoryLav Diaz
  32. MommyXavier Dolan
  33. Blue RuinJeremy Saulnier
  34. LeviathanAndrey Zvyagintsev
  35. Life ItselfSteve James
  36. The Strange Little CatRamon Zürcher
  37. Love is StrangeIra Sachs
  38. The Lego MoviePhil Lord, Christopher Miller
  39. InterstellarChristopher Nolan
  40. National GalleryFrederick Wiseman
  41. The OvernightersJesse Moss
  42. Guardians of the GalaxyJames Gunn
  43. LockeSteven Knight
  44. What Now? Remind MeJoaquim Pinto
  45. A Girl Walks Home Alone at NightAna Lily Amirpour
  46. Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1Lars von Trier
  47. The Missing PictureRithy Panh
  48. The Imitation GameMorten Tyldum
  49. The Last of the UnjustClaude Lanzmann
  50. WildJean-Marc Vallée