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.

2019 Movies

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2019

20 March 2020

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2019

[see also 20202010s20182017201620152014201320122011]

Special Mentions

Scott Tobias: The Best Films of 2019

30 January 2020

Scott Tobias: The Best Films of 2019

[see also 202120202018201620152014201320122011]

Nashville Scene: The 2019 Jim Ridley Film Poll

23 January 2020

Nashville Scene: The 2019 Jim Ridley Film Poll. "Every year, we at the Scene poll a diverse assemblage of film fans, critics and experts about their favorite flicks of the year, and we present our findings in the Jim Ridley Film Poll — named for the Scene’s late, great editor and brilliant film writer."

[see also 202020182017]

Filmmaker Magazine: Lara Zarum: Top Ten Films of 2019

15 January 2020

Lara Zarum: Top Ten Films of 2019, as posted by Filmmaker Magazine as part of the reconstructed Village Voice Film Poll


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Filmmaker Magazine: Anne Thompson: Top Ten Films of 2019

15 January 2020

Anne Thompson: Top Ten Films of 2019, as posted by Filmmaker Magazine as part of the reconstructed Village Voice Film Poll

[see also 2017201620152011]


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Filmmaker Magazine: Brian Darr: Top Ten Films of 2019

15 January 2020

Brian Darr: Top Ten Films of 2019, posted by Filmmaker Magazine as part of the reconstructed Village Voice Film Poll. Previously he submitted a list to the Senses of Cinema World Poll that includes a couple of additional entries, and it appears alongside lists of undistributed features, shorts, installations, and expanded cinema performances.

[see also 2020201820172016201520142013]

Senses of Cinema World Poll


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Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2019

14 January 2020

Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2019, as reconstructed by Mike D’Angelo for Filmmaker Magazine

[see also 202020172016201520122011]


This list summarizes other lists, including these:

National Catholic Register: Steven D. Greydanus: Top Films of 2019

11 January 2020

Steven D. Greydanus: Top Films of 2019, as published by The National Catholic Register

[see also 20182012]

10 Runners-Up (unranked)

10 Honorable Mentions (unranked)

Sight & Sound Poll: Christina Newland: The Best Films of 2019

07 January 2020

Christina Newland: The Best Films of 2019, as submitted to the Sight & Sound Poll

[see also 2020201820172016]


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Cinematary: Top 10 of 2019

07 January 2020

Cinematary: Top 10 of 2019