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.

2015

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2015

10 March 2016

Cemetery of Splendor - Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2015

[see also 202120202010s20192018201720162014201320122011]

Special mentions

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2015

12 January 2016

To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2015 (an annual poll of critics, published by The Village Voice)

[see also 2018201720162014201320122011]

Glenn Kenny: 47 Noteworthy Films of 2015

11 January 2016

Glenn Kenny: 47 Noteworthy Films of 2015 (released in the United States)

[see also 202120202010s201920182017201620132012]

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 50 Best Books of 2015

08 January 2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 50 Best Books of 2015

[see also 2021]

Fiction

Nonfiction

BuzzFeed: 16 Best Poetry Books of 2015

08 January 2016

Voyage of the Sable Venus - Robin Coste Lewis

BuzzFeed: 16 Best Poetry Books of 2015

[see also 20192016]

Reverse Shot: 10 Best Movies of 2015

05 January 2016

In Jackson Heights - Frederick Wiseman

Reverse Shot: 10 Best Movies of 2015

[see also 202120202010s201920182017201620122011]

San Francisco Chronicle: Top 10 Books of 2015

05 January 2016

The San Francisco Chronicle: Top 10 Books of 2015

[see also 100 Recommended Books of 2018Top 10 Books of 2018100 Recommended Books of 2016Top 10 Books of 2016]

Fiction

Nonfiction

Harper’s Bazaar: 15 Best Books of 2015

05 January 2016

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Harper’s Bazaar: 15 Best Books of 2015

[see also 2020201820172016]

CBS News: David Morgan: The 20 Best Films of 2015

04 January 2016

Inside Out - Pete Docter

David Morgan: The 20 Best Films of 2015, as posted by CBS News (in alphabetical order)

[see also 202120202019201820172016]

Keyframe Daily: David Hudson: Top 17 Films of 2015

04 January 2016

The Assassin - Hou Hsiao-Hsien

David Hudson: Top 17 Films of 2015, as published by Fandor’s Keyframe Daily

[see also 2019201820172016]

Honorable Mentions