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. A.V. Club: Year in Film 2011
  2. Film Comment: 50 Best Released Films of 2011
  3. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2011
  4. Jordan Ruimy: The 25 Best Movies of the Decade
  5. IndieWire Poll: Best Films of 2011
  6. Reverse Shot: Best Films of the Decade
  7. Nick Schager: Top 10 Films of 2011
  8. Dennis Cooper: Favorite Films of 2011
  9. Sight & Sound Poll: Best Films of 2011
  10. Reverse Shot: 10 Best Films of 2011
  11. RogerEbert.com: The Best Films of the 2010s
  12. Skandies: 20 Best Films of 2011
  13. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2011
  14. Keith Phipps: Top 30 Films of the Decade
  15. David Denby: Best Films of 2011
  16. Kristopher Tapley: Best Films of 2011
  17. Total Film: 50 Best Movies of 2011
  18. MSN: Top 10 Movies of 2011
  19. Richard Brody: 26 Best Films of 2011
  20. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top Ten Films of 2011
  21. Keith Uhlich: Best Films of 2011
  22. Stephen Holden: Top 10 Movies of 2011
  23. J.R. Jones: 10 Best Films of 2011
  24. Roger Ebert: Best Films of 2011
  25. Scott Tobias: Best Films of 2011
  26. Slant: 25 Best Films of 2011
  27. Karina Longworth: Best Films of 2011
  28. Matt Prigge: Top Ten Films of 2011
  29. Playlist: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
  30. Fandor: Top Films of 2011
  31. A.V. Club: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  32. Hyperallergic: The Best Films of the Decade
  33. Peter Bradshaw: Best Films of 2011
  34. Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2011
  35. Ed Gonzalez: Top 10 Films of 2011
  36. John Waters: Best Films of 2011
  37. Michael Phillips: 10 Best Movies of 2011
  38. Noel Murray: Best Films of 2011
  39. Ben Sachs: 20 Best Films of 2011
  40. IndieWire: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  41. Les Inrocks: 20 Best Films of 2011
  42. Insider: 100 Best Films of the 2010s
  43. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Films of the 2010s
  44. Empire: Top 20 Films of 2011
  45. Time Out New York: The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s
  46. K. Austin Collins: The 30 Best Movies of the 2010s
  47. Ty Burr: The 50 Best Movies of the Decade
  48. Paste: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  49. The Young Folks: Top 50 Films of the 2010s
  50. Film School Rejects: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade