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.

Little White Lies: The 30 Best Films of 2019

24 December 2019

Little White Lies: The 30 Best Films of 2019

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

  1. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  2. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  3. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  4. High LifeClaire Denis
  5. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  6. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  7. For SamaWaad Al-Khateab and Edward Watts
  8. The LighthouseRobert Eggers
  9. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  10. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  11. Ad AstraJames Gray
  12. Amazing GraceSydney Pollack
  13. Our TimeCarlos Reygadas
  14. AtlanticsMati Diop
  15. JudyRupert Goold
  16. La FlorMariano Llinás
  17. Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
  18. Ray & LizRichard Billingham
  19. What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?Roberto Minervini
  20. The NightingaleJennifer Kent
  21. BaitMark Jenkin
  22. TransitChristian Petzold
  23. Knives OutRian Johnson
  24. Her SmellAlex Ross Perry
  25. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  26. Chained for LifeAaron Schimberg
  27. Madeline’s MadelineJosephine Decker
  28. Too Late to Die YoungDominga Sotomayor
  29. Alita: Battle AngelRobert Rodriguez
  30. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski