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.

Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2011

20 December 2011

Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2011 (as published by The Village Voice, compiled from the votes of 95 critics)

[see also 20202019201720162015201420132012]


This list summarizes other lists, including these:

New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2011

20 December 2011

The New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2011, alphabetical by title

[see also The 10 Best Books of 2022100 Notable Books of 2022The 10 Best Books of 2021100 Notable Books of 2021The 10 Best Books of 2020100 Notable Books of 2020100 Notable Books of 2019The 10 Best Books of 201910 Best Books of 2018100 Notable Books of 2018100 Notable Books of 201710 Best Books of 201710 Best Books of 201610 Best Books of 2015The 10 Best Books of 2014The 10 Best Books of 2013100 Notable Books of 201210 Best Books of 2012Ten Best Books of 2011]

Fiction

Nonfiction

Boston Globe: Sarah Rodman: Top Albums of 2011

20 December 2011

Resolutions - Dave Hause

Sarah Rodman: Top Albums of 2011, as published by The Boston Globe

Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2011

20 December 2011

Civilian - Wye Oak

Austin Town Hall: Top 50 Albums of 2011

[see also 2018201720162012]

SFGate: 10 Best Albums of 2011

20 December 2011

21 - Adele

SFGate: 10 Best Albums of 2011

Dennis Cooper: Favorite Albums of 2011

19 December 2011

Let’s Go Eat the Factory - Guided By Voices

Dennis Cooper: Favorite Albums of 2011

[see also 2019201520132012]

Village Voice: J Hoberman: Personal Best Films of 2011

19 December 2011

The Clock - Christian Marclay

J Hoberman: 10 Favorite Films of 2011, plus 2, as published in The Village Voice [see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, and the The Village Voice Critic’s Poll 2011]

[as chosen for the indieWIRE poll]

[as chosen for the indieWIRE poll]

NOTE: Except for the additional documentary and undistributed lists, we’ve favored Hoberman’s selections as published in The Village Voice over his slightly different selections found in the indieWIRE poll; the latter has tighter restrictions that made the Marclay, Jacobs, Haynes, and Hark films ineligible, thus making room for Certified Copy in the top ten.

[see also 20212019201820172016201520142012]

A Dozen Runners-Up

Best Documentary

Best Undistributed Films

Chicago Tribune: Michael Phillips: 10 Best Movies of 2011

19 December 2011

Poetry - Lee Chang-dong

Michael Phillips: 10 Best Movies of 2011, as published by The Chicago Tribune

[see also 202120202019201820172016201520142012]

Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011

19 December 2011

House of Balloons - The Weeknd

Complex: 25 Best Albums of 2011

[see also 20222021202020192018201720162015201420132012]

  1. various artists (Maybach Music Group)

Dennis Cooper: Favorite Films of 2011

19 December 2011

Dennis Cooper: Favorite Films of 2011

[see also 201920172016201520132012]