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.

Ty Burr: The 50 Best Movies of the Decade

29 December 2019

Ty Burr: The 50 Best Movies of the Decade, as published by The Boston Globe with insightful capsules for the top ten

[see also 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  2. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  3. The ClockChristian Marclay
  4. The Social NetworkDavid Fincher
  5. Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan
  6. Get OutJordan Peele
  7. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  8. Le quattro volteMichelangelo Frammartino
  9. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  10. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  11. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  12. AmourMichael Haneke
  13. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  14. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  15. MargaretKenneth Lonergan
  16. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  17. Beasts of the Southern WildBenh Zeitlin
  18. CamerapersonKirsten Johnson
  19. The Shape of WaterGuillermo del Toro
  20. The RiderChloé Zhao
  21. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  22. HerSpike Jonze
  23. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  24. PatersonJim Jarmusch
  25. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  26. Fruitvale StationRyan Coogler
  27. The ImmigrantJames Gray
  28. MANAKAMANAStephanie Spray and Pacho Velez
  29. SpotlightTom McCarthy
  30. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
  31. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  32. WhiplashDamien Chazelle
  33. Toy Story 3Lee Unkrich
  34. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  35. The Death of StalinArmando Iannucci
  36. 45 YearsAndrew Haigh
  37. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  38. HugoMartin Scorsese
  39. Inside OutPete Docter
  40. Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma
  41. Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
  42. BurningLee Chang-dong
  43. AtlanticsMati Diop
  44. This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  45. LincolnSteven Spielberg
  46. Long Day's Journey Into NightBi Gan
  47. Oslo, August 31stJoachim Trier
  48. The FitsAnna Rose Holmer
  49. NebraskaAlexander Payne
  50. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine