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.

Jordan Cronk: The 50 Best Films of the 2010s

18 December 2019

Jordan Cronk: The 50 Best Films of the 2010s, posted publically to his Patreon

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017]

  1. Twin Peaks: The ReturnDavid Lynch
  2. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  3. The Strange Case of AngelicaManoel de Oliveira
  4. Goodbye to Language 3DJean-Luc Godard
  5. No Home MovieChantal Akerman
  6. House of PleasuresBertrand Bonello
  7. Horse MoneyPedro Costa
  8. Mysteries of LisbonRaoul Ruiz
  9. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  10. The Turin HorseBéla Tarr & Agnes Hranitzky
  11. Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaNuri Bilge Ceylan
  12. Li’l QuinquinBruno Dumont
  13. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  14. Certified CopyAbbas Kiarostami
  15. Stray DogsTsai Ming-liang
  16. JaujaLisandro Alonso
  17. LibertyAlbert Serra
  18. The AssassinHou Hsiao-Hsien
  19. SieranevadaCristi Puiu
  20. LeviathanLucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
  21. The Day He ArrivesHong Sang-soo
  22. Differently, MolussiaNicolas Rey
  23. Hard to Be a GodAleksey German
  24. Let Your Light ShineJodie Mack
  25. Norte, the End of HistoryLav Diaz
  26. This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  27. The Extravagant ShadowsDavid Gatten
  28. Winter VacationLi Hongqi
  29. Slow ActionBen Rivers
  30. La FlorMariano Llinás
  31. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  32. Stranger by the LakeAlain Guiraudie
  33. Dead SoulsWang Bing
  34. Episode of the SeaVan Brummelen & De Haan and the inhabitants of Urk, Netherlands
  35. I Was at Home, ButAngela Schanelec
  36. Knight of CupsTerrence Malick
  37. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  38. The Last of the UnjustClaude Lanzmann
  39. Arabian NightsMiguel Gomes
  40. High LifeClaire Denis
  41. A Touch of SinJia Zhang-ke
  42. Maps to the StarsDavid Cronenberg
  43. JealousyPhilippe Garrel
  44. Le HavreAki Kaurismäki
  45. 4:44 Last Day on EarthAbel Ferrara
  46. The Last Time I Saw MacaoJoão Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata
  47. Amour fouJessica Hausner
  48. L. CohenJames Benning
  49. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ YetAlain Resnais
  50. Lost and BeautifulPietro Marcello