At the end of each year, I take great pleasure in compling a list of the best and worst films from the last 12 months. It provides "closure". I can encapsulate the cinematic year by listing 10 exceptional films and 10 horrendous films. It's fun looking back at years past and it can provide a good reference point when comparing year to year. Of the more than 6,000 films that I have reviewed, my favourite is Billy Elliot.

Here then are the links to my best and worst lists from 1996 to the current date. You can click on each year for the full list. Are there some films that you haven't seen before? If so, get off your butt and watch them!

Year Best Film
1996 Romeo & Juliet
1997 Titanic
1998 The Sweet Hereafter
1999 Being John Malkovich
2000 Billy Elliot
2001 Requiem For A Dream
2002 Mulholland Drive
2003 Chicago
2004 Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
2005 Million Dollar Baby
2006 Capote
2007 The Lives Of Others
2008 Juno
2009 The Wrestler
2010 Inception
2011 Another Year
2012 Shame
2013 Life Of Pi
2014 Boyhood
2015 Inside Out
2016 Brooklyn
2017 Call Me by Your Name
2018 Phantom Thread
2019 If Beale Street Could Talk
2020 Never Rarely Sometimes Always
2021 Riders of Justice
2022 Everything Everywhere All at Once
2023 Close