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.

Ann Hornaday: 26 Best Movies of 2016

12 December 2016

Ann Hornaday: 26 Best Movies of 2016, as published by The Washington Post

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015]

  1. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  2. Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan
  3. Hell or High WaterDavid Mackenzie
  4. The ConfirmationBob Nelson
  5. O.J.: Made in AmericaEzra Edelman
  6. CamerapersonKirsten Johnson
  7. La La LandDamien Chazelle
  8. LemonadeBeyoncé Knowles Carter and Kahlil Joseph with Jonas Åkerlund, Melina Matsoukas, Dikayl Rimmasch, Mark Romanek and Tod Tourso
  9. 13thAva DuVernay
  10. Southside with YouRichard Tanne