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: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s

18 November 2019

The A.V. Club: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  2. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  3. The Social NetworkDavid Fincher
  4. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  5. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  6. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  7. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  8. Frances HaNoah Baumbach
  9. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  10. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  11. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  12. Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan
  13. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  14. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  15. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  16. The Look of SilenceJoshua Oppenheimer
  17. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  18. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  19. Certified CopyAbbas Kiarostami
  20. MargaretKenneth Lonergan
  21. Meek’s CutoffKelly Reichardt
  22. NocturamaBertrand Bonello
  23. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  24. Toni ErdmannMaren Ade
  25. The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  26. Two Days, One NightJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  27. PhoenixChristian Petzold
  28. The HandmaidenPark Chan-wook
  29. MelancholiaLars von Trier
  30. DogtoothYorgos Lanthimos
  31. Before MidnightRichard Linklater
  32. Winter's BoneDebra Granik
  33. BurningLee Chang-dong
  34. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  35. The Duke of BurgundyPeter Strickland
  36. Get OutJordan Peele
  37. Upstream ColorShane Carruth
  38. WhiplashDamien Chazelle
  39. Everyone ElseMaren Ade
  40. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  41. EllePaul Verhoeven
  42. Magic Mike XXLGregory Jacobs
  43. LeviathanLucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
  44. Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
  45. Green RoomJeremy Saulnier
  46. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  47. ArrivalDenis Villeneuve
  48. It FollowsDavid Robert Mitchell
  49. PatersonJim Jarmusch
  50. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  51. AmourMichael Haneke
  52. HerSpike Jonze
  53. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  54. The LobsterYorgos Lanthimos
  55. La La LandDamien Chazelle
  56. Her SmellAlex Ross Perry
  57. InceptionChristopher Nolan
  58. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  59. A Ghost StoryDavid Lowery
  60. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  61. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  62. Inside OutPete Docter
  63. The Loneliest PlanetJulia Loktev
  64. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  65. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
  66. Right Now, Wrong ThenHong Sang-soo
  67. Force MajeureRuben Östlund
  68. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  69. American HoneyAndrea Arnold
  70. The WitchRobert Eggers
  71. TabuMiguel Gomes
  72. MustangDeniz Gamze Ergüven
  73. Computer ChessAndrew Bujalski
  74. Stranger by the LakeAlain Guiraudie
  75. Minding the GapBing Liu
  76. MudboundDee Rees
  77. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  78. Paddington 2Paul King
  79. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  80. Hell or High WaterDavid Mackenzie
  81. HereditaryAri Aster
  82. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine
  83. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  84. Gone GirlDavid Fincher
  85. TangerineSean Baker
  86. Happy HourRyûsuke Hamaguchi
  87. The Lost City of ZJames Gray
  88. WeekendAndrew Haigh
  89. Drug WarJohnnie To
  90. CarolTodd Haynes
  91. High LifeClaire Denis
  92. The ArborClio Barnard
  93. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  94. CreedRyan Coogler
  95. The Turin HorseBéla Tarr & Agnes Hranitzky
  96. CamerapersonKirsten Johnson
  97. BridesmaidsPaul Feig
  98. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  99. The ComedyRick Alverson
  100. The ImmigrantJames Gray
  101. Miss BalaGerardo Naranjo