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. Entertainment Weekly: 10 Best TV Shows of 2016
  2. Hank Stuever: 20 Best TV Shows of 2016
  3. Todd McCarthy: 19 Best Films of 2016
  4. Slant: 50 Best Films of 2016
  5. K. Austin Collins: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  6. Peter Labuza: 15 Favorite Films of 2016
  7. Matt Singer: The Best Movies of the 2010s
  8. J Hoberman: 10 Best Films of 2016
  9. A.O. Scott: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  10. Stephen Holden: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  11. Melissa Anderson: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  12. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Films of 2016
  13. Keith Uhlich: 10 Best TV Shows of 2016
  14. Alan Sepinwall: 21 Best TV Shows of 2016
  15. Matt Zoller Seitz: 11 Best TV Shows of 2016
  16. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2016
  17. Justin Chang: Top 25 Movies of 2016
  18. Manohla Dargis: 28 Best Movies of 2016
  19. David Edelstein: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  20. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  21. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  22. Ann Hornaday: 26 Best Movies of 2016
  23. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  24. Daniel D’Addario: Top 10 TV Shows of 2016
  25. Amy Taubin: 10 Best Films of 2016
  26. Alison Willmore: 11 Best Movies of 2016
  27. Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016
  28. Christopher Orr: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  29. A.V. Club: 30 Best TV Shows of 2016
  30. Matt Prigge: 25 Best Films of 2016
  31. Paste: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  32. Maureen Ryan: 20 Best TV Shows of 2016
  33. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 30 Films of 2016
  34. A.V. Club: The 100 Best TV Shows of the 2010s