While our year-end coverage will arrive at… well, the end of the year, other outlets are getting the jump early. One of the first is the estimable Sight & Sound, who have culled together 20 of the year’s best film from 112 of their contributors and colleagues. Topping the list is Richard Linklater‘s drama twelve-years-in-the-making, Boyhood.
Some may be surprised at the inclusion of The Wolf of Wall Street, but that hit U.K. theaters this year, while The Grand Budapest Hotel, Goodbye to Language 3D, Under the Skin, and Ida all cracked the top 10. Three documentaries also made the cut with National Gallery, Citizenfour, and The Look of Silence.
While some have yet to be released in the states, if you’ve missed a few during their theatrical run, we’re keeping tabs on where you can stream them here. In the meantime, make sure to remember all of these excellent titles as they arrive in your area and one can check out the full list below, along with our reviews.
=18. The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)
=18. The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer)
=18. Citizenfour (Laura Poitras)
=16. Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne)
=16. Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
15. The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland)
=11. Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
=11. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)
=11. National Gallery (Frederick Wiseman)
=11. Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh)
=9. Jauja (Lisandro Alonso)
=9. Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski)
8. The Tribe (Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy)
7. Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
5. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer)
=3. Horse Money (Pedro Costa)
=3. Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev)
2. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard)
1. Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
Did your favorites of the year make the list?