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