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. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2016
  2. Bilge Ebiri: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  3. Scott Tobias: Top 10 Films of 2016
  4. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2016
  5. B. Ruby Rich: Best Films of 2016
  6. A.A. Dowd: 15 Best Films of 2016
  7. Christopher Orr: 35 Best Movies of 2016
  8. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  9. Todd McCarthy: 19 Best Films of 2016
  10. Manohla Dargis: 28 Best Movies of 2016
  11. Esquire: The Best Movies of the 2010s
  12. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  13. David Edelstein: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  14. The Young Folks: Top 50 Films of the 2010s
  15. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Films of the 2010s
  16. Nictate: Top 11 Films of 2016
  17. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2016
  18. Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2016
  19. A.V. Club: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  20. Playlist: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
  21. Insider: 100 Best Films of the 2010s
  22. Film School Rejects: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  23. Slant: 50 Best Films of 2016
  24. Paste: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  25. IndieWire: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade