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.

Jordan Cronk: Top 20 Films of 2019

27 November 2019

Jordan Cronk: Top 20 Films of 2019, as submitted to the Film Comment poll and limited to U.S. theatrical releases

[see also 2018, 2017]

  1. La FlorMariano Llinás
  2. The Image BookJean-Luc Godard
  3. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  4. Long Day's Journey Into NightBi Gan
  5. High LifeClaire Denis
  6. An Elephant Sitting StillHu Bo
  7. SynonymsNadav Lapid
  8. What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?Roberto Minervini
  9. TransitChristian Petzold
  10. Coincoin and the Extra-HumansBruno Dumont
  11. Angela's Diaries: Two FilmmakersYervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi
  12. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  13. Hotel by the RiverHong Sang-soo
  14. End of the CenturyLucio Castro
  15. Ash is Purest WhiteJia Zhang-ke
  16. Asako I & IIRyûsuke Hamaguchi
  17. DiamantinoGabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt
  18. In My RoomUlrich Köhler
  19. The PlagiaristsPeter Parlow
  20. The Wandering Soap OperaRaoul Ruiz and Valeria Sarmiento