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.

Joshua Rothkopf: 20 Best Movies of 2015

09 December 2015

Joshua Rothkopf: 20 Best Movies of 2015, as published by Time Out New York

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2012, 2011]

  1. BrooklynJohn Crowley
  2. Son of SaulLászló Nemes
  3. Heaven Knows WhatBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  4. PhoenixChristian Petzold
  5. SicarioDenis Villeneuve
  6. SpotlightTom McCarthy
  7. Gett: The Trial of Viviane AmsalemRonit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz
  8. The Look of SilenceJoshua Oppenheimer
  9. CarolTodd Haynes
  10. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  11. Love & MercyBill Pohlad
  12. Mississippi GrindRyan Fleck and Anna Boden
  13. DemocratsCamilla Nielsson
  14. While We’re YoungNoah Baumbach
  15. CreedRyan Coogler
  16. 45 YearsAndrew Haigh
  17. The Big ShortAdam McKay
  18. GirlhoodCéline Sciamma
  19. BuzzardJoel Potrykus
  20. Inside OutPete Docter