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.

Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2015

15 December 2015

Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2015 (as voted by “over 100 North American colleagues”)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. CarolTodd Haynes
  2. The AssassinHou Hsiao-Hsien
  3. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  4. Clouds of Sils MariaOlivier Assayas
  5. Arabian NightsMiguel Gomes
  6. TimbuktuAbderrahmane Sissako
  7. SpotlightTom McCarthy
  8. PhoenixChristian Petzold
  9. Inside OutPete Docter
  10. The Look of SilenceJoshua Oppenheimer
  11. Hard to Be a GodAleksey German
  12. AnomalisaCharlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson
  13. In Jackson HeightsFrederick Wiseman
  14. Son of SaulLászló Nemes
  15. Horse MoneyPedro Costa
  16. JaujaLisandro Alonso
  17. TangerineSean Baker
  18. BrooklynJohn Crowley
  19. The Diary of a Teenage GirlMarielle Heller
  20. Bridge of SpiesSteven Spielberg