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.

Glenn Kenny: The 25 Best Films of 2019

29 December 2019

Glenn Kenny: The 25 Best Films of 2019, posted to his blog, Some Came Running, with links to his reviews and with a list of restored films

[see also 2010s, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012]

  1. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  2. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  3. Black MotherKhalik Allah
  4. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  5. High LifeClaire Denis
  6. ClimaxGaspar Noé
  7. Dragged Across ConcreteS. Craig Zahler
  8. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  9. Rolling Thunder RevueMartin Scorsese
  10. Asako I & IIRyûsuke Hamaguchi
  11. The Image BookJean-Luc Godard
  12. Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma
  13. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  14. The Burial Of KojoBlitz Bazawule
  15. Dark WatersTodd Haynes
  16. Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
  17. In FabricPeter Strickland
  18. Long Day's Journey Into NightBi Gan
  19. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  20. The Dead Don't DieJim Jarmusch
  21. Suburban BirdsQiu Sheng
  22. Sorry AngelChristophe Honoré
  23. Non-FictionOlivier Assayas
  24. The NightingaleJennifer Kent
  25. Our TimeCarlos Reygadas