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.

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Lists

  • Manohla Dargis: Best Movies of 2019
  • A.O. Scott: Best Movies of 2019
  • Jon Caramanica: Best Albums of 2019
  • Jon Pareles: Best Albums of 2019
  • Mike Hale: The Best International Shows of 2019
  • Margaret Lyons: The Best Shows That Ended in 2019
  • James Poniewozik: The Best TV Shows of 2019
  • New York Times: The 10 Most Influential Films of the Decade
  • A.O. Scott: Favorite Films of the Decade
  • Manohla Dargis: Favorite Films of the Decade
  • New York Times: The 10 Best Books of 2019
  • New York Times: The Best Films of 2019 (So Far)
  • David Orr: Best Poetry of 2018
  • Jon Pareles: 10 Best Albums of 2018
  • Jon Caramanica: 18 Best Albums of 2018
  • A.O. Scott: Best Movies of 2018
  • Manohla Dargis: Best Movies of 2018
  • James Poniewozik: Best TV Shows of 2018
  • New York Times: 10 Best Books of 2018
  • New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2018
  • David Orr: Best Poetry of 2017
  • Jon Caramanica: 25 Best Albums of 2017
  • Jon Pareles: 10 Best Albums of 2017
  • New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2017
  • A.O. Scott: 21 Best Movies of 2017
  • Manohla Dargis: 40 Best Movies of 2017
  • James Poniewozik: 10 Best TV Shows of 2017
  • New York Times: 10 Best Books of 2017
  • David Orr: 10 Best Poetry Books of 2016
  • New York Times: 10 Best Books of 2016
  • A.O. Scott: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  • Stephen Holden: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  • Manohla Dargis: 28 Best Movies of 2016
  • James Poniewozik: 10 Best TV Shows of 2016
  • David Orr: 10 Best Poetry Books of 2015
  • New York Times: 10 Best Books of 2015
  • A.O. Scott: 20 Best Movies of 2015
  • Stephen Holden: 18 Best Movies of 2015
  • Manohla Dargis: 37 Best Movies of 2015
  • A.O. Scott: Top 21 Films of 2014
  • Manohla Dargis: 20 Best Movies of 2014
  • Stephen Holden: 13 Best Films of 2013
  • A.O. Scott: 35 Favorite Films of 2013
  • Manohla Dargis: Top 39 Movies of 2013
  • New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2012
  • Stephen Holden: Top 11 Films of 2012
  • Manohla Dargis: Top 36 Movies of 2012
  • A.O. Scott: 25 Favorite Films of 2012
  • New York Times: 10 Best Books of 2012
  • New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2011
  • Ben Ratliff: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  • Jon Pareles: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  • Nate Chinen: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  • Jon Caramanica: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  • Stephen Holden: Top 10 Movies of 2011
  • Manohla Dargis: Best Films of 2011
  • A.O. Scott: Best Films of 2011
  • New York Times: Ten Best Books of 2011