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 2016

19 December 2016

The A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2016

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010s]

  1. Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan
  2. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  3. Green RoomJeremy Saulnier
  4. La La LandDamien Chazelle
  5. Hell or High WaterDavid Mackenzie
  6. The HandmaidenPark Chan-wook
  7. ArrivalDenis Villeneuve
  8. Toni ErdmannMaren Ade
  9. PatersonJim Jarmusch
  10. The LobsterYorgos Lanthimos
  11. EllePaul Verhoeven
  12. American HoneyAndrea Arnold
  13. SilenceMartin Scorsese
  14. The FitsAnna Rose Holmer
  15. Everybody Wants Some!!Richard Linklater
  16. The WitchRobert Eggers
  17. Right Now, Wrong ThenHong Sang-soo
  18. Midnight SpecialJeff Nichols
  19. JackiePablo Larraín
  20. Louder Than BombsJoachim Trier