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.


on the web


  • Constance Grady: The Best Books I Read in 2019
  • Emily VanDerWerff: The 18 Best TV Shows of 2019
  • Emily VanDerWerff: The 21 TV Shows that Explained the 2010s
  • Alissa Wilkinson: The 21 Best Films of 2019
  • Alissa Wilkinson: The 15 Best Movies of the Year So Far
  • Emily VanDerWerff: Best TV of 2018
  • Alissa Wilkinson: Best Movies of 2018
  • Emily VanDerWerff: 18 Best TV Shows of 2017
  • Alissa Wilkinson: 35 Best Films of 2017