Every December Film Comment asks leading critics and writers for their takes on the best films of the year. Find the last twenty years of our best-of lists below and watch this space for our Best of 2019 and Best of the Decade lists, coming soon.

Best of 2018

Zama Lucrecia Martel

Best Films of 2018

Best Undistributed Films of 2018

Best of 2017

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Best Films of 2017

Best Undistributed Films of 2017

Best of 2016

Best Films of 2016

Best Undistributed Films of 2016

Best of 2015

Best Films of 2015

Best Undistributed Films of 2015

Best of 2014

Best Films of 2014

Best Unreleased Films of 2014

Best of 2013

The Act of Killing

50 Best Films of 2013

20 Best Undistributed Films of 2013

Best of 2012

50 Best Films of 2012
50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012

Best of 2011

Best Movies of 2011
Film Comment’s Best Released Films of 2011

End of Decade Critics Poll

Best of 2010

Best Movies of 2010

Best of 2009

The Hurt Locker

Best Movies of 2009

Best of 2008

Best Movies of 2008

Best of 2007

Best Movies of 2007

Best of 2006

Best of 2006 The Departed

Best Movies of 2006

Best of 2005

Best Movies of 2005

Best of 2004

Best Movies of 2004

Best of 2003

Lost in Translation

Best Movies of 2003

Best of 2002

Far from Heaven

Best Movies of 2002

Best of 2001

Best Movies of 2001

Best of 2000

Best Movies of 2000