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.

Film Comment: Best Films of 2019

11 December 2019

Film Comment: Best Films of 2019, a poll of the magazine's contributors and editors

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

  1. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  2. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  3. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  4. TransitChristian Petzold
  5. AtlanticsMati Diop
  6. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  7. High LifeClaire Denis
  8. Ash is Purest WhiteJia Zhang-ke
  9. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  10. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  11. Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
  12. La FlorMariano Llinás
  13. An Elephant Sitting StillHu Bo
  14. Long Day's Journey Into NightBi Gan
  15. SynonymsNadav Lapid
  16. Asako I & IIRyûsuke Hamaguchi
  17. UsJordan Peele
  18. The Image BookJean-Luc Godard
  19. Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma
  20. Ad AstraJames Gray