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.

IndieWire: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade

23 July 2019

IndieWire: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade

[see also 2015]

  1. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  2. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  3. Certified CopyAbbas Kiarostami
  4. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  5. The Look of SilenceJoshua Oppenheimer
  6. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  7. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  8. CarolTodd Haynes
  9. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  10. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  11. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  12. The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  13. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  14. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  15. LeviathanLucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
  16. DogtoothYorgos Lanthimos
  17. The Social NetworkDavid Fincher
  18. World of TomorrowDon Hertzfeldt
  19. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  20. Toni ErdmannMaren Ade
  21. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  22. Get OutJordan Peele
  23. BurningLee Chang-dong
  24. O.J.: Made in AmericaEzra Edelman
  25. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  26. AmourMichael Haneke
  27. Magic Mike XXLGregory Jacobs
  28. The Wind RisesHayao Miyazaki
  29. Paddington 2Paul King
  30. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  31. This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  32. SomewhereSofia Coppola
  33. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  34. Madeline’s MadelineJosephine Decker
  35. Stories We TellSarah Polley
  36. Only Lovers Left AliveJim Jarmusch
  37. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine
  38. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  39. TimbuktuAbderrahmane Sissako
  40. The BabadookJennifer Kent
  41. Personal ShopperOlivier Assayas
  42. MargaretKenneth Lonergan
  43. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  44. Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma
  45. CamerapersonKirsten Johnson
  46. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  47. HereditaryAri Aster
  48. The Lost City of ZJames Gray
  49. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  50. Before MidnightRichard Linklater
  51. The Tale of the Princess KaguyaIsao Takahata
  52. EllePaul Verhoeven
  53. EdenMia Hansen-Løve
  54. A Ghost StoryDavid Lowery
  55. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  56. Frances HaNoah Baumbach
  57. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  58. TangerineSean Baker
  59. The Turin HorseBéla Tarr & Agnes Hranitzky
  60. The FarewellLulu Wang
  61. Black PantherRyan Coogler
  62. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  63. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  64. InceptionChristopher Nolan
  65. Mission: Impossible – FalloutChristopher McQuarrie
  66. MelancholiaLars von Trier
  67. Force MajeureRuben Östlund
  68. At BerkeleyFrederick Wiseman
  69. JackiePablo Larraín
  70. The Duke of BurgundyPeter Strickland
  71. PariahDee Rees
  72. Goodbye to Language 3DJean-Luc Godard
  73. The HandmaidenPark Chan-wook
  74. La La LandDamien Chazelle
  75. Star Wars: The Last JediRian Johnson
  76. A Star Is BornBradley Cooper
  77. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  78. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  79. Inside OutPete Docter
  80. Kumiko, the Treasure HunterDavid Zellner
  81. No Home MovieChantal Akerman
  82. High LifeClaire Denis
  83. Sunset SongTerence Davies
  84. SynonymsNadav Lapid
  85. Beasts of the Southern WildBenh Zeitlin
  86. The IllusionistSylvain Chomet
  87. Kate Plays ChristineRobert Greene
  88. Her SmellAlex Ross Perry
  89. We Need to Talk About KevinLynne Ramsay
  90. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  91. Private LifeTamara Jenkins
  92. Fire at SeaGianfranco Rosi
  93. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
  94. Mother of GeorgeAndrew Dosunmu
  95. Happy HourRyûsuke Hamaguchi
  96. The ArborClio Barnard
  97. Girl Walk // All DayJacob Krupnick
  98. All These Sleepless NightsMichal Marczak
  99. The Great GatsbyBaz Luhrmann
  100. The Loneliest PlanetJulia Loktev
  101. Inherent VicePaul Thomas Anderson