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.

David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2016

06 December 2016

This year’s installment of David Ehrlich’s always enjoyable video countdown: 25 Best Films of 2016.

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  2. Sunset SongTerence Davies
  3. JackiePablo Larraín
  4. O.J.: Made in AmericaEzra Edelman
  5. A Bigger SplashLuca Guadagnino
  6. Kubo and the Two StringsTravis Knight
  7. The FitsAnna Rose Holmer
  8. La La LandDamien Chazelle
  9. The LobsterYorgos Lanthimos
  10. The Love WitchAnna Biller
  11. The HandmaidenPark Chan-wook
  12. Toni ErdmannMaren Ade
  13. IndignationJames Schamus
  14. American HoneyAndrea Arnold
  15. The WitchRobert Eggers
  16. Hail, Caesar!Joel & Ethan Coen
  17. SilenceMartin Scorsese
  18. Swiss Army ManDan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
  19. Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan
  20. Always ShineSophia Takal
  21. Things to ComeMia Hansen-Løve
  22. Kate Plays ChristineRobert Greene
  23. LemonadeBeyoncé Knowles Carter and Kahlil Joseph with Jonas Åkerlund, Melina Matsoukas, Dikayl Rimmasch, Mark Romanek and Tod Tourso
  24. High-RiseBen Wheatley
  25. WeinerJosh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg