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.

BookPage: Best Nonfiction Books of 2019

29 December 2019

BookPage: Best Nonfiction Books of 2019

[see also Best Fiction Books of 2019]

BookPage: Best Fiction Books of 2019

29 December 2019

BookPage: Best Fiction Books of 2019

[see also Best Nonfiction Books of 2019]

Robert Koehler: Best Films of 2019

28 December 2019

Robert Koehler: Best Films of 2019, as submitted to the La Internacional Cinéfila Poll

[see also 2017]

Autostraddle: The Best TV Shows of 2019 with LGBT Women Characters

28 December 2019

Autostraddle: The Best TV Shows of 2019 with LGBT Women Characters

[see also 2018]

  1. Pose
  2. Fleabag
  3. Jane the Virgin
  4. Killing Eve
  5. When They See Us
  6. The Good Place
  7. One Day at a Time
  8. Vida
  9. A Black Lady Sketch Show
  10. Russian Doll
  11. Dickinson
  12. Sex Education
  13. The L Word: Generation Q
  14. Gentleman Jack
  15. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  16. The Good Fight
  17. Broad City
  18. Euphoria
  19. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
  20. Glow
  21. Work in Progress
  22. High Maintenance
  23. Batwoman
  24. Mrs. Fletcher
  25. How to Get Away with Murder

Nicole Brenez: Best Films of 2019

28 December 2019

Nicole Brenez: Best Films of 2019, as submitted to La Internacional Cinéfila Poll

[see also 2010s, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015]

Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2019

28 December 2019

Uproxx Music Critics Poll: Best Albums of 2019, a survey of more than 200 music critics

[see also 2018]

  1. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  2. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  3. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  4. Purple MountainsPurple Mountains
  5. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  6. Angel OlsenAll Mirrors
  7. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  8. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  9. Jenny LewisOn the Line
  10. FKA twigsMagdalene
  11. Taylor SwiftLover
  12. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsGhosteen
  13. Ariana Grandethank u, next
  14. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  15. LizzoCuz I Love You
  16. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  17. Freddie Gibbs & MadlibBandana
  18. Brittany HowardJaime
  19. The HighwomenThe Highwomen
  20. Bon Iveri,i
  21. Charly BlissYoung Enough
  22. Charli XCXCharli
  23. The NationalI Am Easy to Find
  24. Kim GordonNo Home Record
  25. Jamila WoodsLEGACY! LEGACY!
  26. Better Oblivion Community CenterBetter Oblivion Community Center
  27. Oso Osobasking in the glow
  28. PUPMorbid Stuff
  29. Maggie RogersHeard It In A Past Life
  30. 100 gecs1000 gecs
  31. Big ThiefTwo Hands
  32. Miranda LambertWildcard
  33. Mannequin PussyPatience
  34. Julia JacklinCrushing
  35. Carly Rae JepsenDedicated
  36. Young ThugSo Much Fun
  37. Sturgill SimpsonSound & Fury
  38. Caroline PolachekPang
  39. RapsodyEve
  40. WilcoOde to Joy
  41. Denzel CurryZUU
  42. Orville PeckPony
  43. Karen O & Danger MouseLux Prima
  44. Little SimzGREY Area
  45. black midiSchlagenheim
  46. Tanya TuckerWhile I'm Livin'
  47. Fontaines D.C.Dogrel
  48. Bruce SpringsteenWestern Stars
  49. (Sandy) Alex GHouse of Sugar
  50. YBN CordaeThe Lost Boy

La Internacional Cinéfila Poll: Best Movies of 2019

28 December 2019

La Internacional Cinéfila Poll: Best Movies of 2019, a survey of 163 programmers, critics, and filmmakers from 29 countries

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015]

Constance Grady: The Best Books I Read in 2019

28 December 2019

Constance Grady: The Best Books I Read in 2019, as published by Vox

Tasha Robinson: The Best Movies of 2019

28 December 2019

Tasha Robinson: The Best Movies of 2019, as published by Polygon

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014]

  1. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  2. The FarewellLulu Wang
  3. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  4. The NightingaleJennifer Kent
  5. Honey BoyAlma Har'el
  6. Hail Satan?Penny Lane
  7. The Last Black Man in San FranciscoJoe Talbot
  8. I Lost My BodyJérémy Clapin
  9. Wild RoseTom Hooper
  10. Knives OutRian Johnson
  11. Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
  12. MidsommarAri Aster
  13. UsJordan Peele
  14. Under the Silver LakeDavid Robert Mitchell
  15. The Man Who Killed Don QuixoteTerry Gilliam

Matt Patches: The Best Movies of 2019

28 December 2019

Matt Patches: The Best Movies of 2019, as published by Polygon

[see also 2010s]

  1. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  2. The FarewellLulu Wang
  3. Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
  4. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  5. American FactorySteven Bognar and Julia Reichert
  6. Ad AstraJames Gray
  7. Under the Silver LakeDavid Robert Mitchell
  8. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  9. MonosAlejandro Landes
  10. Her SmellAlex Ross Perry
  11. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  12. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  13. The LighthouseRobert Eggers
  14. The ReportScott Z. Burns
  15. UsJordan Peele