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. Film Comment: 50 Best Released Films of 2011
  2. Jordan Cronk: The 50 Best Films of the 2010s
  3. Reverse Shot: 10 Best Films of 2011
  4. Jonathan Rosenbaum: Favorite Films of 2011
  5. Reverse Shot: Best Films of the Decade
  6. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top 10 Films of the Decade 2010-2019
  7. MSN: Top 10 Movies of 2011
  8. Fandor: Top Films of 2011
  9. Scott Tobias: Best Films of 2011
  10. IndieWire Poll: Best Films of 2011
  11. Nick Schager: Top 10 Films of 2011
  12. Jordan Ruimy: The 25 Best Movies of the Decade
  13. David Fear: Best Films of 2011
  14. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2011
  15. Slant: 25 Best Films of 2011
  16. Ben Kenigsberg: Best Films of 2011
  17. J Hoberman: Personal Best Films of 2011
  18. Dennis Cooper: Favorite Films of 2011
  19. Andrew O’Hehir: 10 Best Movies of 2011
  20. TIFF Cinematheque: The Best of the Decade: An Alternative View
  21. Matt Prigge: Top Ten Films of 2011
  22. Skandies: 20 Best Films of 2011
  23. John Waters: Best Films of 2011
  24. Keith Uhlich: Best Films of 2011
  25. IndieWire: The 100 Best Movies of the Decade
  26. Paste: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
  27. Joshua Rothkopf: Best Films of 2011
  28. Rolling Stone: The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s
  29. Playlist: The 100 Best Films of the Decade
  30. A.V. Club: The 100 Best Movies of the 2010s