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.

2016 Movies

Keith Phipps: Top 15 Films of 2016

31 December 2016

Keith Phipps: Top 15 Films of 2016, as posted to Twitter

[see also 20212010s20182017201420122011]

Verge: Tasha Robinson: 15 Best Movies of 2016

31 December 2016

Tasha Robinson: 15 Best Movies of 2016, as published by The Verge

[see also 201920182017201420122011]

Metro: Matt Prigge: 25 Best Films of 2016

31 December 2016

Matt Prigge: 25 Best Films of 2016, as published by Metro

[see also 201520122011]

Glenn Kenny: 50 Noteworthy Films of 2016

31 December 2016

Glenn Kenny: 50 Noteworthy Films of 2016 (released in the United States)

[see also 202120202010s201920182017201520132012]

Another ten, in no particular order

Fifteen more, in little particular order

Should be seen by every citizen of the United States at the very least

Stuff that was amazing but wasn’t made in 2015/16

Keyframe Daily: David Hudson: Top 13 Films of 2016

31 December 2016

David Hudson: Top 13 Films of 2016, as published by Fandor’s Keyframe Daily

[see also 2019201820172015]

Honorable Mentions

Michael Sicinski: Top 10 Films of 2016

31 December 2016

Michael Sicinski: Top 10 Films of 2016 (limited to “poll-eligible” films)

[see also The 30 Best Avant-Garde Feature Films of the DecadeTop 50 Films of 2018Top 30 Experimental Films of 2018Top 25 Films of 2017Top 12 Films of 2014Top 10 Films of 2013Top 12 Films of 2012]

Shelly Kraicer: 12 Best Films of 2016

31 December 2016

Shelly Kraicer: 12 Best Films of 2016

Slate: Dana Stevens: Top 15 Movies of 2016

31 December 2016

Dana Stevens: Top 15 Movies of 2016, as published by Slate

[see also 2021202020192018201720152014201320122011]

1-10, in chronological order

11-15 Runners-Up, in alphabetical order

Chicago Tribune: Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016

31 December 2016

Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016, as published by The Chicago Tribune

[see also 202120202019201820172015201420122011]

11-20 Alphabetically

GCN: Steve Erickson: 20 Best Films of 2016

30 December 2016

Steve Erickson: 20 Best Films of 2016, as published by Gay City News

[see also 2021202020192018201720152014]

Runners-up (alphabetically)