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.

O Magazine: The Best Books of 2019

12 November 2019

O, The Oprah Magazine: The Best Books of 2019

[see also 2018, 2017]

Time: The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s

11 November 2019

Time Magazine: The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s

[see also The 11 Best Fiction Books of 2019 So Far, Best Books of 2018, Top 20 Books of 2017, The 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s]

A.V. Club: The 100 Best TV Shows of the 2010s

11 November 2019

The A.V. Club: The 100 Best TV Shows of the 2010s

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016]

  1. Breaking Bad
  2. Mad Men
  3. Atlanta
  4. Parks and Recreation
  5. The Americans
  6. The Good Place
  7. The Leftovers
  8. Bob’s Burgers
  9. 30 Rock
  10. Fleabag
  11. BoJack Horseman
  12. Hannibal
  13. Community
  14. Twin Peaks: The Return
  15. Better Call Saul
  16. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  17. Rick and Morty
  18. American Crime Story
  19. Review
  20. Veep
  21. Justified
  22. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  23. Barry
  24. Enlightened
  25. The Great British Bake Off
  26. Rectify
  27. Nathan for You
  28. Russian Doll
  29. Halt and Catch Fire
  30. Game of Thrones
  31. Key and Peele
  32. New Girl
  33. Succession
  34. Broad City
  35. You’re the Worst
  36. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  37. Documentary Now!
  38. One Day at a Time
  39. Jane the Virgin
  40. Steven Universe
  41. Pose
  42. Stranger Things
  43. Schitt's Creek
  44. Fargo
  45. GLOW
  46. Happy Endings
  47. Archer
  48. Gravity Falls
  49. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  50. Adventure Time
  51. Sharp Objects
  52. Insecure
  53. The Good Wife
  54. Terriers
  55. Mr. Robot
  56. Lodge 49
  57. Black Mirror
  58. American Vandal
  59. Killing Eve
  60. Orange is the New Black
  61. Girls
  62. Better Things
  63. High Maintenance
  64. RuPaul's Drag Race
  65. Legends of Tomorrow
  66. When They See Us
  67. Big Mouth
  68. Treme
  69. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  70. Orphan Black
  71. Big Little Lies
  72. Lady Dynamite
  73. Person of Interest
  74. Mindhunter
  75. Silicon Valley
  76. Penny Dreadful
  77. Chernobyl
  78. Catastrophe
  79. Drunk History
  80. Fringe
  81. Looking
  82. Tuca & Bertie
  83. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
  84. Sense8
  85. Grey's Anatomy
  86. The Crown
  87. Master of None
  88. Undone
  89. O.J.: Made in America
  90. Vida
  91. Broadchurch
  92. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  93. Banshee
  94. The Good Fight
  95. Over the Garden Wall
  96. Doctor Who
  97. This Is Us
  98. Alias Grace
  99. Childrens Hospital
  100. Show Me a Hero

Paste: The 30 Best Podcasts of the 2010s

09 November 2019

Paste Magazine: The 30 Best Podcasts of the 2010s

  1. This American Life
  2. WTF with Marc Maron
  3. S-Town
  4. Dirty John
  5. Serial
  6. Planet Money
  7. Limetown
  8. Stuff You Should Know
  9. Homecoming
  10. How Did This Get Made?
  11. Comedy Bang Bang
  12. Doughboys
  13. The Best Show
  14. Chapo Trap House
  15. Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
  16. Ear Hustle
  17. Lore
  18. Buffering the Vampire Slayer
  19. You Made It Weird
  20. Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
  21. Harmontown
  22. Race Chaser
  23. Game Studies Study Buddies
  24. Who? Weekly
  25. Welcome to Night Vale
  26. Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
  27. Blank Check
  28. Last Podcast On The Left
  29. The Daily
  30. In the Dark

The Young Folks: Top 50 Films of the 2010s

08 November 2019

The Young Folks: Top 50 Films of the 2010s

  1. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  2. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  3. The Social NetworkDavid Fincher
  4. Get OutJordan Peele
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
  6. InceptionChristopher Nolan
  7. HerSpike Jonze
  8. MudboundDee Rees
  9. The HandmaidenPark Chan-wook
  10. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  11. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  12. Obvious ChildGillian Robespierre
  13. BurningLee Chang-dong
  14. SnowpiercerBong Joon-ho
  15. What We Do in the ShadowsJemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
  16. AnnihilationAlex Garland
  17. MustangDeniz Gamze Ergüven
  18. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  19. Frances HaNoah Baumbach
  20. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  21. The Tale of the Princess KaguyaIsao Takahata
  22. Ex MachinaAlex Garland
  23. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  24. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  25. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  26. The FarewellLulu Wang
  27. ArrivalDenis Villeneuve
  28. Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldEdgar Wright
  29. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  30. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  31. Your NameMakoto Shinkai
  32. Beyond the LightsGina Prince-Bythewood
  33. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  34. Beasts of the Southern WildBenh Zeitlin
  35. Before MidnightRichard Linklater
  36. WeekendAndrew Haigh
  37. Star Wars: The Last JediRian Johnson
  38. ColumbusKogonada
  39. American HoneyAndrea Arnold
  40. BridesmaidsPaul Feig
  41. The Shape of WaterGuillermo del Toro
  42. The RiderChloé Zhao
  43. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  44. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  45. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  46. PrisonersDenis Villeneuve
  47. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  48. Inside OutPete Docter
  49. Attack the BlockJoe Cornish
  50. Hell or High WaterDavid Mackenzie