Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

RogerEbert.com: Katie Rife: Top Ten Films of 2023

21 January 2024

May December - Todd Haynes

Katie Rife: Top Ten Films of 2023, as published by RogerEbert.com

[see also 20222021202020192018201720162015]


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RogerEbert.com: Marya E. Gates: Top Ten Films of 2023

21 January 2024

Lakota Nation vs. United States - Jesse Short Bull and Laura Tomaselli

Marya E. Gates: Top Ten Films of 2023, as published by RogerEbert.com

[see also 202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011]


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GCN: Steve Erickson: Top 10 LGBTQ Films of 2023

21 January 2024

All of Us Strangers - Andrew Haigh

Steve Erickson: Top 10 LGBTQ Films of 2023, as published by Gay City News along with lists of unreleased films, shorts, and re-releases

[see also 202220212020201920182017201620152014]

Runners-up

Senses of Cinema World Poll: Brian Darr: Top Ten Films of 2023

21 January 2024

Asteroid City - Wes Anderson

Brian Darr: Top Ten Films of 2023, as submitted to the Senses of Cinema World Poll where it appears alongside lists of films not yet distributed, moving image installation works, and shorts

[see also 202220202019201820172016201520142013]

And a 2022 film with wider theatrical release in 2023

RogerEbert.com: Brian Tallerico: Top Ten Films of 2023

21 January 2024

Killers of the Flower Moon - Martin Scorsese

Brian Tallerico: Top Ten Films of 2023, as published by RogerEbert.com

[see also 2022202120202019201820172016]

Runner-ups


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David Ehrlich: The 25 Best Films of 2023

19 January 2024

The Boy and the Heron - Hayao Miyazaki

David Ehrlich: The 25 Best Films of 2023, his annual video countown. I always wonder if Ehrlich adjusts his rankings a bit to create better back-to-back synergies. Which would be entirely worth it.

[see also 202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011]

Dazed: The Best Novels of 2023

19 January 2024

The Bee Sting - Paul Murray

Dazed: The Best Novels of 2023

Salt Lake City Weekly: Scott Renshaw: Best Movies of 2023

19 January 2024

Past Lives - Celine Song

Scott Renshaw: Best Movies of 2023, as published by Salt Lake City Weekly

[see also 2022]

No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2023

18 January 2024

Weathervanes - Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

No Depression: Favorite Roots Music Albums of 2023

[see also 2022202120202019201820172016]

New Statesman: The 20 Best Books of 2023

18 January 2024

A Memoir of My Former Self - Hilary Mantel

New Statesman: The 20 Best Books of 2023

[see also 2021]

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Fiction