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.
  1. David Edelstein: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  2. Ann Hornaday: 26 Best Movies of 2016
  3. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky: 15 Best Films of 2016
  4. Christopher Orr: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  5. Alison Willmore: 11 Best Movies of 2016
  6. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2016
  7. Roxana Hadadi: Top 50 Movies of the Decade
  8. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Films of 2016
  9. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  10. Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2016
  11. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  12. A.A. Dowd: 15 Best Films of 2016
  13. Bilge Ebiri: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  14. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2016
  15. Todd McCarthy: 19 Best Films of 2016
  16. Peter Labuza: 15 Favorite Films of 2016
  17. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  18. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 30 Films of 2016
  19. Glenn Kenny: 50 Noteworthy Films of 2016
  20. The Young Folks: Top 50 Films of the 2010s
  21. A.V. Club: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s