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

Mallory Andrews: Best Films of 2019

03 January 2020

Mallory Andrews: Best Films of 2019, as posted to Letterboxd

[see also 2018, 2017]

  1. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  2. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  3. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  4. High LifeClaire Denis
  5. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  6. The FarewellLulu Wang
  7. Apollo 11Todd Douglas Miller
  8. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  9. The Hottest AugustBrett Story
  10. Ad AstraJames Gray

Dan Sallitt: Favorite Films of 2019

02 January 2020

Dan Sallitt: Favorite Films of 2019, of those "that played at least one week in Manhattan for the first time in 2019, in approximate order of preference"

[see also 2010s, 2018, 2017, 2012]

  1. StyxWolfgang Fischer
  2. GrassHong Sang-soo
  3. DianeKent Jones
  4. Los ReyesIvan Osnovikoff and Bettina Perut
  5. Our TimeCarlos Reygadas
  6. In My RoomUlrich Köhler
  7. Light from LightPaul Harrill
  8. The ChambermaidLila Avilés
  9. Dragged Across ConcreteS. Craig Zahler
  10. The CrossingBai Xue
  11. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino

Marya Gates: Favorite Fifteen Films of 2019

02 January 2020

Marya Gates: Favorite Fifteen Films of 2019

  1. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  2. Dolemite Is My NameCraig Brewer
  3. Rolling Thunder RevueMartin Scorsese
  4. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  5. AnimaPaul Thomas Anderson
  6. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  7. A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodMarielle Heller
  8. Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma
  9. Blinded by the LightGurinder Chadha
  10. UsJordan Peele
  11. Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
  12. The NightingaleJennifer Kent
  13. Dancing with the BirdsHuw Cordey
  14. The Last Black Man in San FranciscoJoe Talbot
  15. FamilyLaura Steinel

Fernando F. Croce: Favorite 2019 Movies

02 January 2020

Fernando F. Croce: Favorite 2019 Movies, as posted to Letterboxd

[see also 2012]

  1. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  2. The Image BookJean-Luc Godard
  3. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  4. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  5. Ash is Purest WhiteJia Zhang-ke
  6. High LifeClaire Denis
  7. PeterlooMike Leigh
  8. Long Day's Journey Into NightBi Gan
  9. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  10. AtlanticsMati Diop
  11. PasoliniAbel Ferrara
  12. An Elephant Sitting StillHu Bo
  13. TransitChristian Petzold
  14. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  15. Dark WatersTodd Haynes
  16. Under the Silver LakeDavid Robert Mitchell
  17. In FabricPeter Strickland
  18. Invisible LifeKarim Aïnouz
  19. Amazing GraceSydney Pollack
  20. DominoBrian De Palma

Caden Mark Gardner: Top 25 Films of 2019

01 January 2020

Caden Mark Gardner: Top 25 Films of 2019, as posted to Twitter

[see also 2018]

  1. My First Film [live]Zia Anger
  2. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  3. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  4. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  5. Her SmellAlex Ross Perry
  6. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  7. So PrettyJessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli
  8. Dark WatersTodd Haynes
  9. AtlanticsMati Diop
  10. Too Old to Die YoungNicolas Winding Refn
  11. RelaxerJoel Potrykus
  12. Empty MetalAdam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer
  13. Coincoin and the Extra-HumansBruno Dumont
  14. Knife+HeartYann Gonzalez
  15. SynonymsNadav Lapid
  16. UsJordan Peele
  17. The Body Remembers When the World Broke OpenElle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn
  18. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  19. Chained for LifeAaron Schimberg
  20. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  21. DiamantinoGabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt
  22. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  23. Knives OutRian Johnson
  24. The Gospel of EurekaDonal Mosher and Michael Palmieri
  25. High Flying BirdSteven Soderbergh
  26. PeterlooMike Leigh
  27. Under the Silver LakeDavid Robert Mitchell

American Songwriter: Top 25 Albums of 2019

01 January 2020

American Songwriter: Top 25 Albums of 2019, listed alphabetically

[see also 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011]

Kimber Myers: Favorite Films by Women in 2019

01 January 2020

Kimber Myers: Favorite Films by Women in 2019, as posted to Twitter in viewing order

Saige Walton: Favorite Films of 2019

01 January 2020

Saige Walton: Favorite Films of 2019, as posted to Twitter

[see also 2020, 2018, 2017]

  1. High LifeClaire Denis
  2. Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma
  3. Midsommar (director's cut)Ari Aster
  4. JokerTodd Phillips
  5. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  6. AtlanticsMati Diop
  7. BooksmartOlivia Wilde
  8. HustlersLorene Scafaria
  9. John Wick: Chapter 3 - ParabellumChad Stahelski
  10. The Night Eats the WorldDominique Rocher

David Hudson: Favorite Films of 2019

31 December 2019

David Hudson: Favorite Films of 2019, as posted to Twitter with a list of additional films that he's looking forward to

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015]

  1. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  2. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  3. Heimat is a Space in TimeThomas Heise
  4. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  5. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  6. Pain and GloryPedro Almodóvar
  7. Vitalina VarelaPedro Costa
  8. ShayneStephan Geene
  9. DianeKent Jones
  10. ClimaxGaspar Noé

XXL: 50 of the Best Hop-Hop Projects of 2019

31 December 2019

XXL: 50 of the Best Hop-Hop Projects of 2019

[see also 2020]