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.

Rolling Stone: The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s

29 December 2019

Rolling Stone: The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s

  1. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  2. The Social NetworkDavid Fincher
  3. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  4. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  5. Get OutJordan Peele
  6. Toni ErdmannMaren Ade
  7. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  8. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  9. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  10. CarolTodd Haynes
  11. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  12. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  13. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  14. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  15. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  16. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  17. Winter's BoneDebra Granik
  18. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  19. AnomalisaCharlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson
  20. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  21. BurningLee Chang-dong
  22. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  23. DunkirkChristopher Nolan
  24. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  25. SelmaAva DuVernay
  26. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  27. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  28. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine
  29. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  30. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  31. Meek’s CutoffKelly Reichardt
  32. NoPablo Larraín
  33. The LobsterYorgos Lanthimos
  34. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  35. TangerineSean Baker
  36. We Are the Best!Lukas Moodysson
  37. 45 YearsAndrew Haigh
  38. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  39. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  40. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  41. I Am Not Your NegroRaoul Peck
  42. ElenaAndrey Zvyagintsev
  43. AmourMichael Haneke
  44. HereditaryAri Aster
  45. Black Coal, Thin IceDiao Yinan
  46. Personal ShopperOlivier Assayas
  47. LincolnSteven Spielberg
  48. The TribeMiroslav Slaboshpitsky
  49. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  50. Black PantherRyan Coogler