Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

2019 Movies

Jonathan Rosenbaum: Ten Best Films of 2019

01 November 2019

Jonathan Rosenbaum: Ten Best Films of 2019, as submitted to the Sight & Sound Poll

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Vitalina VarelaPedro Costa
  2. TransitChristian Petzold
  3. It Must Be HeavenElia Suleiman
  4. FlanneryElizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco
  5. FoxtrotSamuel Maoz
  6. Conrad Veidt: My LifeMark Rappaport
  7. Where's My Roy Cohn?Matt Tyrnauer
  8. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  9. Ad AstraJames Gray
  10. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg

Much Ado About Cinema: Best Films of 2019 So Far

24 July 2019
preliminary

Much Ado About Cinema: Best Films of 2019 So Far

[see also 2018]

Vulture: The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far)

23 July 2019
preliminary

New York Magazine's Vulture: The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far)

Justin Chang: The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far)

19 July 2019
preliminary

Justin Chang: The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far), as published by The Los Angeles Times

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016]

Kenneth Turan: The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far)

19 July 2019
preliminary

Kenneth Turan: The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far), as published by The Los Angeles Times

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2012]