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.

Lists

  1. Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2020
  2. Film Society of Lincoln Center: Dennis Lim: Top 10 Films of 2020
  3. Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2020
  4. Darren Hughes: Favorite Theatrical/VOD Releases of 2021
  5. Artforum: James Quandt: 10 Best Films of 2020
  6. Sight & Sound Poll: Vadim Rizov: Best Films of 2021
  7. Sight & Sound Poll: Jordan Cronk: Top Ten Films of 2020
  8. Rolling Stone: K. Austin Collins: Top 25 Movies of 2021
  9. Sight & Sound Poll: Ela Bittencourt: The Best Films of 2020
  10. Artforum: Erika Balsom: 10 Best Films of 2020
  11. Screen Slate: Top 20 Films of 2020
  12. Hyperallergic: Our Top 10 Films of 2021
  13. Film Comment: Best Films of 2021
  14. Los Angeles Times: Justin Chang: The Best Movies of 2021
  15. Cinema Etc.: Cole Duffy: Top 10 Films of 2020
  16. Paste: The 50 Best Movies of 2021
  17. Screen Slate: Best Movies of 2021
  18. Sight & Sound Poll: The Best Films of 2020
  19. A.V. Club: A.A. Dowd: The Best Films of 2021
  20. The Reveal: Scott Tobias: The Best Films of 2021
  21. A.V. Club: Charles Bramesco: The Best Films of 2021
  22. A.V. Club: Vikram Murthi: The Best Films of 2021
  23. Little White Lies: The 30 Best Films of 2021
  24. Slant: The 50 Best Films of 2021
  25. IndieWire Poll: Best Films of 2021
  26. A.V. Club: The Best Films of 2021
  27. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2020