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.

The Atlantic

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Lists

  • Atlantic: The 16 Best Albums of 2020
  • Atlantic: The 15 Best TV Shows of 2020
  • David Sims: The 10 Best Films of 2020
  • Atlantic: The 50 Best Podcasts of 2019
  • Atlantic: The 15 Best Books of 2019
  • Atlantic: The 18 Best Albums of 2019
  • David Sims: The 10 Best Films of 2019
  • Atlantic: The 50 Best Podcasts of 2018
  • David Sims: Best Films of 2018
  • Christopher Orr: Best Films of 2018
  • Atlantic: 23 Best Albums of 2018
  • Sophie Gilbert: 22 Best TV Shows of 2018
  • Christopher Orr: Best Movies of 2017
  • Spencer Kornhaber: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  • Sophie Gilbert: 24 Best TV Shows of 2017
  • Christopher Orr: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  • Christopher Orr: 22 Best Movies of 2015
  • Christopher Orr: 30 Best Movies of 2014
  • Benjamin Schwarz: Top 15 Books of 2012
  • Benjamin Schwarz: Books of the Year 2011