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. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2016
  2. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2016
  3. Scott Tobias: Top 10 Films of 2016
  4. A.A. Dowd: 15 Best Films of 2016
  5. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Films of 2016
  6. Matt Prigge: 25 Best Films of 2016
  7. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  8. Ann Hornaday: 26 Best Movies of 2016
  9. Anne Thompson: 10 Best Films of 2016
  10. Bilge Ebiri: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  11. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  12. Christopher Orr: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  13. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  14. Keith Phipps: Top 15 Films of 2016
  15. Mike D’Angelo: 15 Best Films of 2016
  16. Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016
  17. Ty Burr: The 50 Best Movies of the Decade
  18. Stephen Holden: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  19. Stephanie Zacharek: Top 20 Movies of 2016
  20. Time Out New York: The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s
  21. Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2016
  22. Todd McCarthy: 19 Best Films of 2016
  23. K. Austin Collins: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  24. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 30 Films of 2016
  25. Nictate: Top 11 Films of 2016
  26. Slant: 50 Best Films of 2016
  27. Justin Chang: Top 25 Movies of 2016
  28. Alison Willmore: 11 Best Movies of 2016
  29. A.V. Club: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  30. Richard Brody: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  31. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2016
  32. Keith Phipps: Top 30 Films of the Decade
  33. RogerEbert.com: The Best Films of the 2010s
  34. Playlist: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
  35. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Films of the 2010s