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. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  2. K. Austin Collins: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  3. Stephen Holden: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  4. Melissa Anderson: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  5. The Young Folks: Top 50 Films of the 2010s
  6. Ann Hornaday: 26 Best Movies of 2016
  7. The Independent: The 40 Best Films of the Decade
  8. Eric Kohn: 16 Best Movies of 2016
  9. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  10. Stephanie Zacharek: Top 20 Movies of 2016
  11. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  12. Miriam Bale: Top 14 Films of 2016
  13. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2016
  14. Keith Phipps: Top 15 Films of 2016
  15. IndieWire: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  16. A.O. Scott: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  17. Alison Willmore: 11 Best Movies of 2016
  18. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 30 Films of 2016
  19. Steve Erickson: 20 Best Films of 2016
  20. Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2016
  21. Brian Darr: Top Ten Feature Films of 2016
  22. Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016
  23. Amy Taubin: 10 Best Films of 2016
  24. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2016
  25. Justin Chang: Top 25 Movies of 2016
  26. A.A. Dowd: 15 Best Films of 2016
  27. Paste: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  28. RogerEbert.com: The Best Films of the 2010s
  29. Richard Brody: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  30. Manohla Dargis: 28 Best Movies of 2016
  31. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Films of the 2010s
  32. Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2016
  33. Anne Thompson: 10 Best Films of 2016
  34. TIFF Cinematheque: The Best of the Decade: An Alternative View
  35. Film School Rejects: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  36. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2016
  37. Ignatiy Vishnevetsky: 15 Best Films of 2016
  38. David Edelstein: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  39. Reverse Shot: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  40. A.V. Club: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  41. Playlist: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
  42. Christopher Orr: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  43. Matt Goldberg: Top 25 Films of the 2010s
  44. Glenn Kenny: 50 Noteworthy Films of 2016
  45. Saige Walton: Best Films of 2017
  46. Darren Hughes: 10 Favorite Films of 2016
  47. Roxana Hadadi: Top 50 Movies of the Decade
  48. Scott Tobias: Top 10 Films of 2016
  49. Nictate: Top 11 Films of 2016
  50. Bilge Ebiri: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  51. Slant: 50 Best Films of 2016
  52. Keith Uhlich: 15 Favorite Films of 2016
  53. Matt Prigge: 25 Best Films of 2016
  54. Esquire: The Best Movies of the 2010s
  55. Michael Sicinski: Top 10 Films of 2016
  56. Joanna Di Mattia: Favorite Films of 2017
  57. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 26 Films of 2017
  58. K. Austin Collins: The 30 Best Movies of the 2010s
  59. Susannah Gruder: Best Movies of the 2010s