Year-End Lists

A hand-curated, browsable index of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

Lists

  1. BuzzFeed: Alison Willmore: 11 Best Movies of 2016
  2. Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2016
  3. A.V. Club: Mike D’Angelo: The Best Films of 2016
  4. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top Ten Films of 2016
  5. Chicago Reader: Ben Sachs: Favorite Films of 2017
  6. GCN: Steve Erickson: 20 Best Films of 2016
  7. Metro: Matt Prigge: 25 Best Films of 2016
  8. Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2016
  9. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 30 Films of 2016
  10. Slant: 50 Best Films of 2016
  11. RogerEbert.com: Susan Wloszczyna: Top Ten Films of 2016
  12. Keyframe Daily: David Hudson: Top 13 Films of 2016
  13. RogerEbert.com: Tina Hassannia: Top Ten Films of 2016
  14. Village Voice Film Poll: Scott Tobias: Top 10 Films of 2016
  15. RogerEbert.com: Niles Schwartz: Top Ten Films of 2016
  16. RogerEbert.com: Matt Fagerholm: Top Ten Films of 2016
  17. Chicago Reader: Ben Sachs: 25 Favorite Movies of the 2010s
  18. ScreenCrush: Matt Singer: The Best Movies of 2016
  19. TIFF Cinematheque: The Best of the Decade: An Alternative View
  20. Artforum: Melissa Anderson: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  21. Village Voice: Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Films of 2016
  22. New York Times: Manohla Dargis: 28 Best Movies of 2016
  23. Reverse Shot: 12 Best Movies of 2016
  24. Michael Sicinski: Top 10 Films of 2016
  25. Artforum: J Hoberman: 10 Best Films of 2016
  26. Chicago Reader: J.R. Jones: The Best Films of 2017
  27. Artforum: Amy Taubin: 10 Best Films of 2016
  28. Peter Labuza: 15 Favorite Films of 2016
  29. Los Angeles Times: Justin Chang: Top 25 Movies of 2016
  30. Village Voice Film Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  31. IndieWire: Anne Thompson: 10 Best Films of 2016
  32. New York Times: A.O. Scott: 10 Best Movies of 2016
  33. Reverse Shot: Best Films of the Decade
  34. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2016
  35. Chicago Tribune: Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  36. Glenn Kenny: 50 Noteworthy Films of 2016
  37. Hollywood Reporter: Todd McCarthy: 19 Best Films of 2016
  38. Uproxx: 20 Best Films of 2016
  39. Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of the 2010s
  40. Time Out New York: Joshua Rothkopf: Best Movies of 2016
  41. La Internacional Cinéfila Poll: Best Movies of 2016
  42. RogerEbert.com: Michael Snydel: Top Ten Films of 2016
  43. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top 10 Films of the Decade 2010-2019
  44. Rolling Stone: The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s
  45. RogerEbert.com: The Ten Best Films of 2016
  46. RogerEbert.com: Patrick McGavin: Top Ten Films of 2016
  47. RogerEbert.com: Danny Bowes: Top Ten Films of 2016
  48. A.V. Club: A.A. Dowd: The Best Films of 2016
  49. A.V. Club: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky: The Best Films of 2016
  50. Keith Phipps: Top 15 Films of 2016
  51. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2016
  52. Polygon: Karen Han: The Best Movies of the 2010s Decade
  53. Playlist: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
  54. RogerEbert.com: Alan Zilberman: Top Ten Films of 2016
  55. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2016
  56. Vulture: David Edelstein: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  57. A.V. Club: Katie Rife: The Best Films of 2016
  58. IndieWire: Eric Kohn: 16 Best Movies of 2016
  59. Village Voice: Bilge Ebiri: 20 Best Movies of 2016
  60. IndieWire: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  61. Susannah Gruder: Best Movies of the 2010s
  62. A.V. Club: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  63. Film School Rejects: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  64. Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Films of the 2010s