Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

2010s Movies

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of the 2010s

21 March 2020

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of the 2010s

[see also 2020, 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

Ben Sachs: 25 Favorite Movies of the 2010s

28 January 2020

Ben Sachs: 25 Favorite Movies of the 2010s, as published by The Chicago Reader

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

  1. Life Without PrincipleJohnnie To
  2. Toni ErdmannMaren Ade
  3. Fish & CatShahram Mokri
  4. ‘Til Madness Do Us PartWang Bing
  5. Bitter MoneyWang Bing
  6. Dead SoulsWang Bing
  7. Inherent VicePaul Thomas Anderson
  8. In Another CountryHong Sang-soo
  9. Nobody’s Daughter HaewonHong Sang-soo
  10. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  11. SunsetLászló Nemes
  12. RamblerasDaniela Speranza
  13. AuroraCristi Puiu
  14. Film SocialismeJean-Luc Godard
  15. Goodbye to Language 3DJean-Luc Godard
  16. The Image BookJean-Luc Godard
  17. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  18. All Watched Over by Machines of Loving GraceAdam Curtis
  19. NocturamaBertrand Bonello
  20. Computer ChessAndrew Bujalski
  21. Sack BarrowBen Rivers
  22. The Wind RisesHayao Miyazaki
  23. Goodbye First LoveMia Hansen-Løve
  24. At BerkeleyFrederick Wiseman
  25. Hard to Be a GodAleksey German
  26. SullyClint Eastwood
  27. The MuleClint Eastwood
  28. Ash is Purest WhiteJia Zhang-ke
  29. The ApostateFederico Veiroj
  30. A Simple LifeAnn Hui
  31. TabuMiguel Gomes

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, 2012, 2011]

  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

[see also 2020, 2019]

  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

Matt Patches: The Best Movies of the 2010s Decade

31 December 2019

Matt Patches: The Best Movies of the 2010s Decade, as published by Polygon

[see also 2019]

  1. The ComedyRick Alverson
  2. Minding the GapBing Liu
  3. Kill ListBen Wheatley
  4. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  5. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  6. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  7. The Tale of the Princess KaguyaIsao Takahata
  8. 45 YearsAndrew Haigh
  9. The ArborClio Barnard
  10. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine