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. Roxana Hadadi: Top 50 Movies of the Decade
  2. Fandor: Top 25 Films of 2015
  3. Richard Lawson: The 10 Best Movies of the 2010s
  4. Matt Prigge: 30 Best Films of 2015
  5. Film School Rejects: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  6. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2015
  7. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2015
  8. Slant: 50 Best Films of 2015
  9. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2015
  10. Richard Lawson: 17 Best Films of 2015
  11. Bilge Ebiri: 20 Best Movies of 2015
  12. IndieWire: 66 Best Films of 2015
  13. Alison Willmore: 19 Best Movies of 2015
  14. Ty Burr: The 50 Best Movies of the Decade
  15. A.V. Club: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  16. Paste: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  17. Nick Schager: 10 Best Films of 2015
  18. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Films of the 2010s
  19. Manohla Dargis: 37 Best Movies of 2015
  20. Matt Goldberg: Top 25 Films of the 2010s
  21. The Young Folks: Top 50 Films of the 2010s
  22. John Powers: Top 11 Films of 2015
  23. Anne Thompson: Top 10 Films of 2015
  24. Time Out New York: The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s
  25. Mike D’Angelo: 15 Best Films of 2015
  26. Christopher Orr: 22 Best Movies of 2015
  27. Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2015
  28. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 35 Films of 2015
  29. Variety: 10 Best Films of 2015
  30. Esquire: The Best Movies of the 2010s
  31. Nictate: 15 Favorite Films of 2015
  32. Matt Singer: The Best Movies of the 2010s
  33. Insider: 100 Best Films of the 2010s
  34. Melissa Anderson: 19 Best Movies of 2015
  35. Time Out London: 20 Best Movies of 2015
  36. RogerEbert.com: The Best Films of the 2010s
  37. Steve Erickson: 20 Best Films of 2015
  38. John Waters: 10 Best Films of 2015
  39. Glenn Kenny: 47 Noteworthy Films of 2015
  40. A.A. Dowd: 15 Best Films of 2015
  41. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top Ten Films of 2015
  42. Amy Nicholson: Top 10 Films of 2015
  43. La Internacional Cinéfila Poll: Best Movies of 2015
  44. M. Leary: 24 Favorite Films of 2015
  45. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky: 15 Best Films of 2015
  46. Eric Kohn: Best 15 Films of 2015
  47. David Hudson: Top 17 Films of 2015
  48. Chris Ryan: Top 10 Movies of the Decade
  49. Sean Fennessey: Top 10 Movies of the Decade
  50. The Independent: The 40 Best Films of the Decade
  51. Little White Lies: 20 Best Films of 2015
  52. A.O. Scott: 20 Best Movies of 2015
  53. Rolling Stone: The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s
  54. Scott Tobias: Top 30 films of 2015
  55. Paste: 50 Best Movies of 2015
  56. IndieWire: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  57. Joshua Rothkopf: 20 Best Movies of 2015
  58. Keith Phipps: Top 30 Films of the Decade
  59. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2015
  60. Playlist: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
  61. Hyperallergic: The Best Films of the Decade
  62. K. Austin Collins: The 30 Best Movies of the 2010s
  63. Jordan Ruimy: The 25 Best Movies of the Decade
  64. Guardian: 50 Best Films of 2015