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.

Caden Mark Gardner: Top 25 Films of 2019

01 January 2020

Caden Mark Gardner: Top 25 Films of 2019, as posted to Twitter

[see also 2018]

  1. My First Film [live]Zia Anger
  2. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  3. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  4. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  5. Her SmellAlex Ross Perry
  6. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  7. So PrettyJessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli
  8. Dark WatersTodd Haynes
  9. AtlanticsMati Diop
  10. Too Old to Die YoungNicolas Winding Refn
  11. RelaxerJoel Potrykus
  12. Empty MetalAdam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer
  13. Coincoin and the Extra-HumansBruno Dumont
  14. Knife+HeartYann Gonzalez
  15. SynonymsNadav Lapid
  16. UsJordan Peele
  17. The Body Remembers When the World Broke OpenElle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn
  18. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  19. Chained for LifeAaron Schimberg
  20. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  21. DiamantinoGabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt
  22. Knives OutRian Johnson
  23. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  24. The Gospel of EurekaDonal Mosher and Michael Palmieri
  25. High Flying BirdSteven Soderbergh
  26. PeterlooMike Leigh
  27. Under the Silver LakeDavid Robert Mitchell