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 2010s, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. I Was at Home, ButAngela Schanelec
  2. Vitalina VarelaPedro Costa
  3. Martin EdenPietro Marcello
  4. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  5. LibertyAlbert Serra
  6. Heimat is a Space in TimeThomas Heise
  7. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  8. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  9. SynonymsNadav Lapid
  10. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese

Scott Tobias: The Best Films of 2019

30 January 2020

Scott Tobias: The Best Films of 2019

[see also 2020, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  2. Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
  3. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  4. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  5. Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma
  6. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  7. MidsommarAri Aster
  8. Under the Silver LakeDavid Robert Mitchell
  9. Knives OutRian Johnson
  10. TransitChristian Petzold
  11. The NightingaleJennifer Kent
  12. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  13. Dragged Across ConcreteS. Craig Zahler
  14. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  15. American FactorySteven Bognar and Julia Reichert
  16. High LifeClaire Denis
  17. First LoveTakashi Miike
  18. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  19. The Hottest AugustBrett Story
  20. Light of My LifeCasey Affleck

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

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 2017, 2016, 2015, 2011]

  1. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  2. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  3. Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
  4. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  5. Ford v FerrariJames Mangold
  6. Honey BoyAlma Har'el
  7. The NightingaleJennifer Kent
  8. Les MisérablesLadj Ly
  9. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  10. 1917Sam Mendes

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 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013]

  1. Asako I & IIRyûsuke Hamaguchi
  2. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  3. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  4. AniaraPella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja
  5. High LifeClaire Denis
  6. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  7. Midnight TravelerHassan Fazili
  8. In My RoomUlrich Köhler
  9. Ash is Purest WhiteJia Zhang-ke
  10. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino

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 2018, 2012]

  1. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  2. One Child NationNanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang
  3. Amazing GraceSydney Pollack
  4. The FarewellLulu Wang
  5. Light from LightPaul Harrill
  6. Apollo 11Todd Douglas Miller
  7. They Shall Not Grow OldPeter Jackson
  8. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  9. Knives OutRian Johnson
  10. By the Grace of GodFrançois Ozon

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 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016]

Cinematary: Top 10 of 2019

07 January 2020

Cinematary: Top 10 of 2019

  1. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  2. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  3. UsJordan Peele
  4. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  5. Ash is Purest WhiteJia Zhang-ke
  6. The LighthouseRobert Eggers
  7. Long Day's Journey Into NightBi Gan
  8. Knives OutRian Johnson
  9. TransitChristian Petzold
  10. The FarewellLulu Wang

Cahiers du Cinéma: Top 10 Films of 2019

06 January 2020

Cahiers du Cinéma: Top 10 Films of 2019

[see also 2020, 2010s, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. The Image BookJean-Luc Godard
  2. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  3. SynonymsNadav Lapid
  4. BacurauKleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
  5. Joan of ArcBruno Dumont
  6. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  7. Les MisérablesLadj Ly
  8. The MuleClint Eastwood
  9. JokerTodd Phillips
  10. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2019

04 January 2020

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2019

[see also 2010s, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011]

  1. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  2. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  3. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  4. AtlanticsMati Diop
  5. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  6. TransitChristian Petzold
  7. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  8. High LifeClaire Denis
  9. Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma
  10. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino