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.

David Ehrlich: The 25 Best Films of 2019

09 December 2019

This year’s installment of David Ehrlich’s video countdown: The 25 Best Films of 2019

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

  1. Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma
  2. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  3. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  4. Ad AstraJames Gray
  5. The FarewellLulu Wang
  6. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  7. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  8. SynonymsNadav Lapid
  9. Her SmellAlex Ross Perry
  10. Knives OutRian Johnson
  11. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  12. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  13. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  14. MidsommarAri Aster
  15. High LifeClaire Denis
  16. Varda by AgnèsAgnès Varda
  17. DiamantinoGabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt
  18. TransitChristian Petzold
  19. AtlanticsMati Diop
  20. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  21. I Lost My BodyJérémy Clapin
  22. The Beach BumHarmony Korine
  23. The Hottest AugustBrett Story
  24. UsJordan Peele
  25. HustlersLorene Scafaria