Year-End Lists

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

2011
All Movies Music Books

Skandies: 20 Best Films of 2011

28 February 2012

Skandies: 20 Best Films of 2011 [a poll of about 40 cinephiles]

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2011

13 January 2012

This is Not a Film - Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2011

[see also 202120202010s20192018201720162015201420132012]

Special Mentions

San Francisco Bay Guardian: Dennis Harvey: Favorite Films of 2011

05 January 2012

Dennis Harvey: Favorite Films of 2011, as published by San Francisco Bay Guardian, alphabetically

[see also 2012]

Documentaries

Narrative Features

Philadelphia Weekly: Sean Burns: Top 10 Films of 2011

04 January 2012

Drive - Nicolas Winding Refn

Sean Burns: Top 10 Films of 2011, as published by Philadelphia Weekly

[see also 20202019201820172012]

Philadelphia Weekly: Matt Prigge: Top Ten Films of 2011

04 January 2012

House of Pleasures - Bertrand Bonello

Matt Prigge: Top Ten Films of 2011, as published by Philadelphia Weekly [more commentary]

[see also 201620152012]

Almost!

Empire: Top 20 Films of 2011

03 January 2012

Drive - Nicolas Winding Refn

Empire: Top 20 Films of 2011 [by UK release date]

[see also 20202012]

Reverse Shot: 10 Best Films of 2011

03 January 2012

Reverse Shot: 10 Best Films of 2011

[see also 202120202010s201920182017201620152012]

Les Inrocks: 20 Best Films of 2011

02 January 2012

Les Inrockuptibles: 20 Best Films of 2011

[see also 20222021202020192018201720162015201420132012]

Chicago Reader: J.R. Jones: 10 Best Films of 2011

30 December 2011

Of Gods and Men - Xavier Beauvois

J.R. Jones: 10 Best Films of 2011, as published by The Chicago Reader

[see also 201720162015201420132012]

Chicago Reader: Ben Sachs: 20 Best Films of 2011

30 December 2011

Aurora - Cristi Puiu

Ben Sachs: 20 Best Films of 2011, as published by The Chicago Reader [more commentary]

[see also 2010s2019201820172015201420132012]