Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Lists

  1. RogerEbert.com: Alan Zilberman: Top Ten Films of 2016
  2. The Independent: The 40 Best Films of the Decade
  3. Ringer: K. Austin Collins: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  4. Time: Stephanie Zacharek: Top 20 Movies of 2016
  5. IndieWire: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  6. IndieWire: Eric Kohn: 16 Best Movies of 2016
  7. The Young Folks: Top 50 Films of the 2010s
  8. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2016
  9. New York Times: A.O. Scott: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  10. RogerEbert.com: The Ten Best Films of 2016
  11. Keith Phipps: Top 15 Films of 2016
  12. IndieWire Poll: B. Ruby Rich: Best Films of 2016
  13. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  14. Village Voice Film Poll: Miriam Bale: Top 14 Films of 2016
  15. Artforum: Melissa Anderson: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  16. A.V. Club: Katie Rife: The Best Films of 2016
  17. Washington Post: Ann Hornaday: 26 Best Movies of 2016
  18. Chicago Tribune: Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  19. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  20. New York Times: Stephen Holden: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  21. RogerEbert.com: Brian Tallerico: Top Ten Films of 2016
  22. Rolling Stone: The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s
  23. RogerEbert.com: Patrick McGavin: Top Ten Films of 2016
  24. RogerEbert.com: The Best Films of the 2010s
  25. Insider: 100 Best Films of the 2010s
  26. RogerEbert.com: Christy Lemire: Top Ten Films of 2016
  27. RogerEbert.com: Sheila O’Malley: Top Ten Films of 2016
  28. Chicago Reader: Leah Pickett: Top Ten Films of 2016
  29. Hyperallergic: The Best Films of the Decade
  30. New Yorker: Richard Brody: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  31. Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2016
  32. Vanity Fair: Richard Lawson: The 10 Best Movies of 2016
  33. GCN: Steve Erickson: 20 Best Films of 2016
  34. Senses of Cinema World Poll: Brian Darr: Top Ten Feature Films of 2016
  35. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2016
  36. Los Angeles Times: Justin Chang: Top 25 Movies of 2016
  37. A.V. Club: A.A. Dowd: The Best Films of 2016
  38. BuzzFeed: Alison Willmore: 11 Best Movies of 2016
  39. Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016
  40. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 30 Films of 2016
  41. Artforum: Amy Taubin: 10 Best Films of 2016
  42. RogerEbert.com: Noah Gittell: Top Ten Films of 2016
  43. Paste: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  44. RogerEbert.com: Collin Souter: Top Ten Films of 2016
  45. RogerEbert.com: Nell Minow: Top Ten Films of 2016
  46. New York Times: Manohla Dargis: 28 Best Movies of 2016
  47. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Films of the 2010s
  48. RogerEbert.com: Mark Dujsik: Top Ten Films of 2016
  49. RogerEbert.com: Matt Zoller Seitz: Top Ten Films of 2016
  50. RogerEbert.com: Danny Bowes: Top Ten Films of 2016
  51. IndieWire: Anne Thompson: 10 Best Films of 2016
  52. IndieWire Poll: Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2016
  53. RogerEbert.com: Dan Callahan: Top Ten Films of 2016
  54. TIFF Cinematheque: The Best of the Decade: An Alternative View
  55. ScreenCrush: Matt Singer: The Best Movies of 2016
  56. A.V. Club: Noel Murray: The Best Films of 2016
  57. Film School Rejects: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  58. A.V. Club: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky: The Best Films of 2016
  59. Polygon: Karen Han: The Best Movies of the 2010s Decade
  60. Playlist: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
  61. Reverse Shot: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  62. A.V. Club: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  63. Vulture: David Edelstein: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  64. RogerEbert.com: Matt Fagerholm: Top Ten Films of 2016
  65. Atlantic: Christopher Orr: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  66. Collider: Matt Goldberg: Top 25 Films of the 2010s
  67. RogerEbert.com: Niles Schwartz: Top Ten Films of 2016
  68. Glenn Kenny: 50 Noteworthy Films of 2016
  69. RogerEbert.com: Jana Monji: Top Ten Films of 2016
  70. Village Voice: Bilge Ebiri: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  71. Time Out New York: Joshua Rothkopf: Best Movies of 2016
  72. Nictate: Top 11 Films of 2016
  73. Keith Phipps: Top 30 Films of the Decade
  74. RogerEbert.com: Nick Allen: Top Ten Films of 2016
  75. Darren Hughes: 10 Favorite Films of 2016
  76. Slant: 50 Best Films of 2016
  77. Village Voice Film Poll: Scott Tobias: Top 10 Films of 2016
  78. Roxana Hadadi: Top 50 Movies of the Decade
  79. Saige Walton: Best Films of 2017
  80. RogerEbert.com: Susan Wloszczyna: Top Ten Films of 2016
  81. Keith Uhlich: 15 Favorite Films of 2016
  82. RogerEbert.com: Michał Oleszczyk: Top Ten Films of 2016
  83. Esquire: The Best Movies of the 2010s
  84. RogerEbert.com: Odie Henderson: Top Ten Films of 2016
  85. Metro: Matt Prigge: 25 Best Films of 2016
  86. Michael Sicinski: Top 10 Films of 2016
  87. Esquire: Nick Schager: The 25 Best Movies of 2016
  88. Boston Globe: Ty Burr: The 50 Best Movies of the Decade
  89. Reverse Shot: Best Films of the Decade
  90. Chicago Reader: J.R. Jones: The Best Films of 2016
  91. Time Out New York: The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s
  92. Senses of Cinema World Poll: Joanna Di Mattia: Favorite Films of 2017
  93. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 26 Films of 2017
  94. Vanity Fair: K. Austin Collins: The 30 Best Movies of the 2010s
  95. Susannah Gruder: Best Movies of the 2010s