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.

A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2015

17 December 2015

The A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2015

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010s]

  1. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  2. PhoenixChristian Petzold
  3. It FollowsDavid Robert Mitchell
  4. The Duke of BurgundyPeter Strickland
  5. The Look of SilenceJoshua Oppenheimer
  6. SicarioDenis Villeneuve
  7. The AssassinHou Hsiao-Hsien
  8. CarolTodd Haynes
  9. BrooklynJohn Crowley
  10. AnomalisaCharlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson
  11. Inside OutPete Docter
  12. Bridge of SpiesSteven Spielberg
  13. Hard to Be a GodAleksey German
  14. 45 YearsAndrew Haigh
  15. Crimson PeakGuillermo del Toro
  16. The Forbidden RoomGuy Maddin
  17. Approaching the ElephantAmanda Wilder
  18. The MartianRidley Scott
  19. MustangDeniz Gamze Ergüven
  20. James WhiteJosh Mond