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.

2016

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2016

18 March 2017

Toni Erdmann - Maren Ade

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2016

[see also 202120202010s20192018201720152014201320122011]

Special mentions

Peter Labuza: 15 Favorite Films of 2016

18 January 2017

Cameraperson - Kirsten Johnson

Peter Labuza: 15 Favorite Films of 2016 (as posted to Letterboxd and discussed on The Cinephiliacs)

[see also 2017]

Keith Uhlich: 15 Favorite Films of 2016

18 January 2017

Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids - Jonathan Demme

Keith Uhlich: 15 Favorite Films of 2016 (as published at his site and discussed on The Cinephiliacs)

[see also 20192018201720122011]

Nictate: Top 11 Films of 2016

12 January 2017

Cameraperson - Kirsten Johnson

Nictate: Top 11 Films of 2016, as posted to Letterboxd

[see also 2019201820172015]

Senses of Cinema World Poll: Brian Darr: Top Ten Feature Films of 2016

11 January 2017

Cameraperson - Kirsten Johnson

Brian Darr: Top Ten Feature Films of 2016, as submitted to the Senses of Cinema World Poll. See also his list of undistributed and first-screened-in-San Francisco films and a list of 19 short films.

[see also 2020201920182017201520142013]

Reverse Shot: 12 Best Movies of 2016

10 January 2017

No Home Movie - Chantal Akerman

Reverse Shot: 12 Best Movies of 2016

[see also 202120202010s201920182017201520122011]

Village Voice Film Poll: Miriam Bale: Top 14 Films of 2016

02 January 2017

Moonlight - Barry Jenkins

Miriam Bale: Top 14 Films of 2016, as submitted to Village Voice Film Poll and posted to Twitter (14 films in total)

[see also 2010s201820172015201420132012]

As listed on Twitter


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Village Voice: Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Films of 2016

01 January 2017

Manchester by the Sea - Kenneth Lonergan

Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Films of 2016, as submitted to The Village Voice Film poll, Indiewire poll, and the survey at RogerEbert.com

[see also 20192018201720152014201320122011]

Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016

31 December 2016

La La Land - Damien Chazelle

Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016

[see also 2021202020182017]

A.V. Club: Noel Murray: The Best Films of 2016

31 December 2016

Manchester by the Sea - Kenneth Lonergan

Noel Murray: The Best Films of 2016, as published by The A.V. Club

[see also The 10 (or 11) Best Documentaries of 2021The Best Films of 2021The Best Films of 2020The Best Films of 2019Top 15 Films of 2018Best Films of 2017The Best Films of 2015Top 15 Films of 201415 Best Films of 2012Best Films of 2011]


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