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 20222017]

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 202220202019201820172015]

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 2022202120202010s20192018201720152014201320122011]

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 2022202120192018201720152014201320122011]

Marya E. Gates: Favorite Fifteen Films of 2016

31 December 2016

Moonlight - Barry Jenkins

Marya E. Gates: Favorite Fifteen Films of 2016

[see also 20222021202020192018201720152014201320122011]

Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016

31 December 2016

La La Land - Damien Chazelle

Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016

[see also 20222021202020182017]