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.

IndieWire Poll: The 50 Best Movies of 2019

20 December 2019

IndieWire: The 50 Best Movies of 2019, as voted by film critics from around the world

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

  1. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  2. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  3. Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
  4. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  5. Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma
  6. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  7. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  8. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  9. JokerTodd Phillips
  10. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  11. The FarewellLulu Wang
  12. Knives OutRian Johnson
  13. TransitChristian Petzold
  14. The LighthouseRobert Eggers
  15. UsJordan Peele
  16. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  17. Ad AstraJames Gray
  18. Long Day's Journey Into NightBi Gan
  19. AtlanticsMati Diop
  20. High LifeClaire Denis
  21. 1917Sam Mendes
  22. The Last Black Man in San FranciscoJoe Talbot
  23. Jojo RabbitTaika Waititi
  24. An Elephant Sitting StillHu Bo
  25. MidsommarAri Aster
  26. Ash is Purest WhiteJia Zhang-ke
  27. Apollo 11Todd Douglas Miller
  28. SynonymsNadav Lapid
  29. WavesTrey Edward Shults
  30. HoneylandTamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov

    The Rest of the Best

  1. Her SmellAlex Ross Perry
  2. BooksmartOlivia Wilde
  3. The Image BookJean-Luc Godard
  4. MonosAlejandro Landes
  5. Dolemite Is My NameCraig Brewer
  6. The NightingaleJennifer Kent
  7. Under the Silver LakeDavid Robert Mitchell
  8. ClimaxGaspar Noé
  9. Toy Story 4Josh Cooley
  10. La FlorMariano Llinás
  11. Honey BoyAlma Har'el
  12. A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodMarielle Heller
  13. Avengers: EndgameAnthony and Joe Russo
  14. I Lost My BodyJérémy Clapin
  15. HustlersLorene Scafaria
  16. Birds of PassageCristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra
  17. DianeKent Jones
  18. PeterlooMike Leigh
  19. Give Me LibertyKirill Mikhanovsky
  20. BeanpoleKantemir Balagov