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.

Sight & Sound Poll: The 50 Best Films of 2019

29 November 2019

Sight & Sound Poll: The 50 Best Films of 2019 (a poll of 100 contributors published by Sight & Sound Magazine)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  2. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  3. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  4. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  5. Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma
  6. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  7. AtlanticsMati Diop
  8. BaitMark Jenkin
  9. UsJordan Peele
  10. Vitalina VarelaPedro Costa
  11. High LifeClaire Denis
  12. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  13. MonosAlejandro Landes
  14. Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
  15. For SamaWaad Al-Khateab and Edward Watts
  16. MidsommarAri Aster
  17. The LighthouseRobert Eggers
  18. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  19. HustlersLorene Scafaria
  20. Martin EdenPietro Marcello
  21. BeanpoleKantemir Balagov
  22. BorderAli Abbasi
  23. TransitChristian Petzold
  24. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  25. The FarewellLulu Wang
  26. The Hottest AugustBrett Story
  27. Ad AstraJames Gray
  28. Varda by AgnèsAgnès Varda
  29. I Was at Home, ButAngela Schanelec
  30. In FabricPeter Strickland
  31. Knives OutRian Johnson
  32. BooksmartOlivia Wilde
  33. Ash is Purest WhiteJia Zhang-ke
  34. SynonymsNadav Lapid
  35. Zombi ChildBertrand Bonello
  36. AmericaGarrett Bradley
  37. No Data PlanMiko Revereza
  38. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  39. JokerTodd Phillips
  40. Ray & LizRichard Billingham
  41. Hale County This Morning, This EveningRaMell Ross
  42. I Lost My BodyJérémy Clapin
  43. HolidayIsabella Eklöf
  44. HoneylandTamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov
  45. RocksSarah Gavron
  46. Rose Plays JulieChristine Molloy and Joe Lawlor
  47. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  48. Just Don't Think I'll ScreamFrank Beauvais
  49. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  50. The MuleClint Eastwood