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