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.

Roxana Hadadi: Top 50 Movies of the Decade

18 November 2019

Roxana Hadadi: Top 50 Movies of the Decade, as posted to Twitter (and submitted to the A.V. Club's decade list)

[see also 2019]

  1. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  2. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  3. AnnihilationAlex Garland
  4. MudboundDee Rees
  5. Hell or High WaterDavid Mackenzie
  6. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  7. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  8. Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley
  9. Blade Runner 2049Denis Villeneuve
  10. Short Term 12Destin Cretton
  11. Winter's BoneDebra Granik
  12. Get OutJordan Peele
  13. Certified CopyAbbas Kiarostami
  14. Paddington 2Paul King
  15. High Flying BirdSteven Soderbergh
  16. John WickChad Stahelski
  17. Free SoloElizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin
  18. LoganJames Mangold
  19. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  20. HugoMartin Scorsese
  21. Green RoomJeremy Saulnier
  22. A Girl Walks Home Alone at NightAna Lily Amirpour
  23. The Great GatsbyBaz Luhrmann
  24. CreedRyan Coogler
  25. Ex MachinaAlex Garland
  26. Inside OutPete Docter
  27. WidowsSteve McQueen
  28. SnowpiercerBong Joon-ho
  29. Under the ShadowBabak Anvari
  30. La La LandDamien Chazelle
  31. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  32. The Nice GuysShane Black
  33. CocoLee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
  34. Ingrid Goes WestMatt Spicer
  35. SomewhereSofia Coppola
  36. Blue ValentineDerek Cianfrance
  37. Gone GirlDavid Fincher
  38. BrooklynJohn Crowley
  39. The BoxtrollsGraham Annable and Anthony Stacchi
  40. ArrivalDenis Villeneuve
  41. The Big SickMichael Showalter
  42. RestrepoSebastian Junger & Tim Hetherington
  43. Upstream ColorShane Carruth
  44. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine
  45. Mission: Impossible – FalloutChristopher McQuarrie
  46. Magic Mike XXLGregory Jacobs
  47. O.J.: Made in AmericaEzra Edelman
  48. MacbethJustin Kurzel
  49. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.Guy Ritchie
  50. The Other GuysAdam McKay