Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists. 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.

2010s

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of the 2010s

21 March 2020

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of the 2010s

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Twin Peaks: The ReturnDavid Lynch
  2. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  3. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  4. LeviathanLucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
  5. Toni ErdmannMaren Ade
  6. House of PleasuresBertrand Bonello
  7. Goodbye to Language 3DJean-Luc Godard
  8. Horse MoneyPedro Costa
  9. TabuMiguel Gomes
  10. PhoenixChristian Petzold

Reverse Shot: Best Films of the Decade

21 February 2020

Reverse Shot: Best Films of the Decade, "determined by polling all the major and continuing contributors to Reverse Shot in the publication's history"

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011]

  1. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  2. No Home MovieChantal Akerman
  3. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  4. Toni ErdmannMaren Ade
  5. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  6. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  7. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  8. CamerapersonKirsten Johnson
  9. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  10. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  11. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  12. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  13. This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  14. Certified CopyAbbas Kiarostami
  15. Stray DogsTsai Ming-liang
  16. CarolTodd Haynes
  17. PoetryLee Chang-dong
  18. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  19. Like Someone in LoveAbbas Kiarostami
  20. Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaNuri Bilge Ceylan
  21. MargaretKenneth Lonergan

Jordan Cronk: 50 Favorite Albums of the 2010s

14 January 2020

Jordan Cronk: 50 Favorite Albums of the 2010s, as posted to Twitter

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016]

  1. The HotelierGoodness
  2. SwansThe Seer
  3. Jenny HvalViscera
  4. Mount EerieA Crow Looked at Me
  5. WaxahatcheeAmerican Weekend
  6. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
  7. LowDouble Negative
  8. Frog EyesPaul's Tomb: A Triumph
  9. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica
  10. BurialRival Dealer
  11. Four TetThere Is Love in You
  12. PrurientFrozen Niagara Falls
  13. Yellow SwansGoing Places
  14. DestroyerKaputt
  15. Joanna NewsomHave One On Me
  16. DeafheavenSunbather
  17. Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiBefore Today
  18. DeerhunterHalcyon Digest
  19. Tim HeckerRavedeath, 1972
  20. The KnifeShaking the Habitual
  21. Gang Gang DanceEye Contact
  22. EMAPast Life Martyred Saints
  23. WomenPublic Strain
  24. Jamie xxIn Colour
  25. SophieOil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
  26. BjörkVulnicura
  27. Holly HerndonPlatform
  28. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  29. Scott WalkerBish Bosch
  30. Aphex TwinSyro
  31. EmeraldsDoes It Look Like I'm Here?
  32. Laurel HaloQuarantine
  33. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  34. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
  35. Chuck PersonEccojams Vol. 1
  36. GrimesVisions
  37. MenomenaMines
  38. David BowieBlackstar
  39. Sharon Van EttenAre We There
  40. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  41. GrouperRuins
  42. Beach HouseTeen Dream
  43. Andy StottLuxury Problems
  44. Colin StetsonNew History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
  45. Julia HolterEkstasis
  46. ChromaticsKill for Love
  47. ArcaArca
  48. My Bloody Valentinembv
  49. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo
  50. The Radio Dept.Clinging to a Scheme

Keith Phipps: Top 30 Films of the Decade

09 January 2020

Keith Phipps: Top 30 Films of the Decade, as posted to Twitter with a custom illustration for each entry

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014]

  1. Certified CopyAbbas Kiarostami
  2. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  3. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  4. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  5. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  6. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  7. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  8. Winter's BoneDebra Granik
  9. AnnihilationAlex Garland
  10. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  11. HerSpike Jonze
  12. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  13. Inside OutPete Docter
  14. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  15. CarolTodd Haynes
  16. ArrivalDenis Villeneuve
  17. PatersonJim Jarmusch
  18. Get OutJordan Peele
  19. Meek’s CutoffKelly Reichardt
  20. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  21. Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan
  22. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  23. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  24. The Social NetworkDavid Fincher
  25. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  26. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  27. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  28. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  29. Upstream ColorShane Carruth
  30. MandyPanos Cosmatos

Anna Swanson: Top Films of the 2010s

05 January 2020

Anna Swanson: Top Films of the 2010s, as submitted to the collection of Lists Curated by Toronto Film Review

Nicole Brenez: Top Films of the 2010s

05 January 2020

Nicole Brenez: Top Films of the 2010s, as submitted to the collection of Lists Curated by Toronto Film Review

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015]

Miriam Bale: Best Films of the Decade

05 January 2020

Miriam Bale: Best Films of the Decade, as posted to Twitter, in no particular order

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012]

Darren Hughes: Favorite Films of the 2010s

04 January 2020

Darren Hughes: Favorite Films of the 2010s, as posted to Letterboxd, listed alphabetically

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012]

Jordan Ruimy: The 25 Best Movies of the Decade

04 January 2020

Jordan Ruimy: The 25 Best Movies of the Decade, as posted at World of Reel

  1. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  2. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  3. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  4. MargaretKenneth Lonergan
  5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  6. DogtoothYorgos Lanthimos
  7. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  8. O.J.: Made in AmericaEzra Edelman
  9. CarolTodd Haynes
  10. The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  11. HerSpike Jonze
  12. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  13. This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  14. Son of SaulLászló Nemes
  15. The Social NetworkDavid Fincher
  16. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  17. Black SwanDarren Aronofsky
  18. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  19. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  20. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  21. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  22. Get OutJordan Peele
  23. NocturamaBertrand Bonello
  24. MelancholiaLars von Trier
  25. Holy MotorsLeos Carax

A.A. Dowd: 100 Favorite Metal Albums of the Decade

02 January 2020

A.A. Dowd: 100 Favorite Metal Albums of the Decade, as posted to Twitter

  1. PanopticonKentucky
  2. AgallochMarrow of the Spirit
  3. Nux VomicaNux Vomica
  4. ConvergeAll We Love We Leave Behind
  5. Bell WitchMirror Reaper
  6. GorgutsColored Sands
  7. KylesaSpiral Shadow
  8. ElderReflections of a Floating World
  9. Altar of PlaguesTeethed Glory and Injury
  10. High on FireDe Vermis Mysteriis
  11. PanopticonAutumn Eternal
  12. CarcassSurgical Steel
  13. DawnbringerInto the Lair of the Sun God
  14. Oranssi PazuzuVärähtelijä
  15. TorcheHarmonicraft
  16. LiturgyAesthethica
  17. ClericRetrocausal
  18. KvelertakKvelertak
  19. Zeal & ArdorStranger Fruit
  20. ShiningBlackjazz
  21. Mutoid ManBleeder
  22. Big BraveA Gaze Among Them
  23. AstronoidAir
  24. The ArmedOnly Love
  25. Blut Aus Nord777 - Sect(s)
  26. Blut Aus Nord777 - The Desanctification
  27. Blut Aus Nord777 - Cosmosophy
  28. Inter ArmaSky Burial
  29. Whores.Gold
  30. Fuck the FactsDesire Will Rot
  31. Wizard RifleSpeak Loud Say Nothing
  32. EvokenAltra Mors
  33. Power TripNightmare Logic
  34. PallbearerFoundations of Burden
  35. SvalbardIt's Hard to Have Hope
  36. ElderLore
  37. High On FireElectric Messiah
  38. WindhandEternal Return
  39. BrutusNest
  40. Planning For BurialBelow the House
  41. Between the Buried and MeThe Parallax II: Future Sequence
  42. NumenoreanAdore
  43. DeafheavenOrdinary Corrupt Human Love
  44. The Atlas MothAn Ache for the Distance
  45. Black BreathSentenced To Life
  46. LocrianInfinite Dissolution
  47. Napalm DeathApex Predator - Easy Meat
  48. KvelertakMeir
  49. Ex EyeEx Eye
  50. Cloud RatMoksha
  51. The SecretAgnus Dei
  52. GodfleshPost Self
  53. Inter ArmaParadise Gallows
  54. CobaltSlow Forever
  55. Burning LoveRotten Thing to Say
  56. IndianFrom All Purity
  57. Pinkish BlackBottom of the Morning
  58. Lingua IgnotaCaligula
  59. Wreck and ReferenceIndifferent Rivers Romance End
  60. Bosse-de-NageAll Fours
  61. Chelsea WolfeHiss Spun
  62. Glorior BelliGators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls
  63. Big BraveArdor
  64. Russian CirclesEmpros
  65. SlugdgeEsoteric Malacology
  66. Lord MantisPervertor
  67. Demonic Death JudgeSeaweed
  68. DeafheavenSunbather
  69. The OathThe Oath
  70. NeurosisHonor Found In Decay
  71. ASGBlood Drive
  72. SkeletonwitchDevouring Radiant Light
  73. Glorior BelliThe Great Southern Darkness
  74. KEN modeEntrench
  75. Wreck and ReferenceWant
  76. Napalm DeathUtiltarian
  77. Elizabeth Colour WheelNocebo
  78. PanopticonRoads to the North
  79. Big BusinessThe Beast You Are
  80. In SolitudeThe World.The Flesh.The Devil
  81. AgrimoniaRites of Separation
  82. Eight BellsLandless
  83. Today Is the DayPain Is a Warning
  84. Cave InFinal Transmission
  85. BehemothThe Satanist
  86. YakuzaBeyul
  87. KylesaExhausting Fire
  88. Couch SlutContempt
  89. TribulationDown Below
  90. Early GravesRed Horse
  91. Christian MistressPossession
  92. JudiciarySurface Noise
  93. PyrrhonThe Mother of Virtues
  94. Cult of LunaVertikal
  95. OathbreakerRheia
  96. TestamentBrotherhood of the Snake
  97. FrontiererOrange Mathematics
  98. Spirit AdriftCurse of Conception
  99. MorneAsylum
  100. Falls of RaurosPatterns in Mythology
  101. The SwordApocryphon
  102. The Dillinger Escape PlanOne of Us Is the Killer