J. Hoberman's Annual Best Films Lists

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As the other list isn't updated since 2012. I created this updated one (some missing films from old list were added too).

Notes:
- Lists since 1977
- In 1978, two lists were released (Narrative and Non-narrative ones). Both were added
- Golden Eighties aka Window Shopping, Chantal Akerman (1986) was named twice (1983 and 1992 lists). Actually, the first reference could be the film Les années 80 (1983), but I'm not sure.
- Allemagne 90 neuf zéro, Jean-Luc Godard (1991) was named twice (1992 and 1995 lists)
- Honorable mentions from multiple years weren't added
- Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel (2012) was named twice (2012 and 2013 lists)
- The Americans TV series was named twice (2014 and 2018 lists)
- #5. Mexico at Midnight: Film Noir From Mexican Cinema’s Golden Age (series at New York’s Museum of Modern Art) source: https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/1533 (from 2015 list)
- #7. Ten documentary shorts, Vittorio De Seta: source: https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2019/films/ten-documentary-shorts-by-vittorio-de-seta/ (from 2019 list)
- No list was released in 2020

Missing in IMDB:
#10. We Imitate; We Break-Up, Ericka Beckmann (1977) (from 1978 non-narrative list)
#7. Triscuits, Amy Sillman (2010) (from 2013 list) (https://vimeo.com/166613623)
#9. Continuous Variation, Manuel De Landa (2015) (from 2015 list)
#7. Aproposessexstreetmarket, Ernie Gehr (2018) (from 2021 list)
#7. Circling Essex Crossing, Ernie Gehr (2018) (from 2021 list)
#8. Paths of Fire II, Neelon Crawford (1976) (from 2021 list)

Not properly an entry:
#05. Game Six, 1986 World Series [TV sport] (from 1986 list)
#02. The Carl Stalling Project [sound recording] (from 1990 list)
#9. Panoramas of the Moving Image, Ernie Gehr (2005) (video installation) (from 2007 list)
#1. Werner Schroeter retrospective at MOMA (from 2012 list)
#4. Il Cinema Ritrovato XVI (annual festival in Bologna) (from 2012 list)
#4. Oskar Fischinger: Space Light Art, Whitney Museum exhibition (multimedia projections) (from 2012 list)
#10. Clint Eastwood on YouTube (from 2012 list)
#8. “Video” column, NYTimes, by Dave Kehr (from 2013 list)
#6. The Marx Brothers TV Collection [DVD box set] (from 2014 list)
#7. Die Farbe, Sigmar Polke (Film Installation) (from 2014 list)
#10. Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact at Museum of the Moving Image, New York (memorabilia exhibition) (from 2016 list)
#5. The Kavanaugh Hearing (from 2018 list)
#5. Jordan Belson exhibit at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (paintings exhibition) (from 2019 list)
#4. On the Royal Road: The Burgher King, Elfriede Jelinek (book) (from 2021 list)

Souces:
1977-2005: https://www.mistdriven.com/critics/hoberman.html
2006: https://www.villagevoice.com/2006/12/26/hobermans-top-10/
2007: https://www.villagevoice.com/2007/12/25/j-hobermans-top-10-films-of-2007/
2008: https://www.villagevoice.com/2008/12/31/j-hobermans-top-10-of-2008/
2009: https://www.villagevoice.com/2009/12/22/j-hobermans-favorite-films-of-2009/
2010: https://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/j-hobermans-top-10-movies-of-2010/Content?oid=2492695
2011-2021: https://www.yearendlists.com/list_authors/j-hoberman-e42284d6-b54b-4332-8742-e2f1f26f4273

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  1. 1 new

    Katzelmacher

    1969, in 5 top lists Check
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    Numéro deux

    1975, in 4 top lists Check
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    11 x 14

    1977, in 1 top list Check
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    Sincerity I

    1973, in 1 top list Check
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    Pause!

    1977, in 0 top lists Check
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    Providence

    1977, in 6 top lists Check
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    Le diable probablement

    1977 — a.k.a. The Devil, Probably, in 3 top lists Check
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    Novyy Vavilon

    1929 — a.k.a. The New Babylon, in 3 top lists Check
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    Annie Hall

    1977, in 33 top lists Check
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    Washington: Behind Closed Doors

    1977, in 0 top lists Check
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    Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080...

    1975, in 11 top lists Check
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    Fényes szelek

    1969 — a.k.a. The Confrontation, in 0 top lists Check
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    Céline et Julie vont en bateau: Phantom Ladies...

    1974 — a.k.a. Celine and Julie Go Boating, in 10 top lists Check
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    Symphony for a Sinner

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
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    American Hot Wax

    1978, in 0 top lists Check
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    Perceval le Gallois

    1978 — a.k.a. Perceval, in 3 top lists Check
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    Violette Nozière

    1978 — a.k.a. Violette, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Fury

    1978, in 2 top lists Check
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    Who'll Stop the Rain

    1978, in 1 top list Check
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    Halloween

    1978, in 16 top lists Check
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    Unerreichbar Heimatlos - Sonate auf Film

    1978, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Red Tapes

    1977, in 0 top lists
    Check
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    The Birth of Magellan: Mindfall I

    1980, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Birth of Magellan: Mindfall VII

    1980, in 0 top lists Check
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    Valse Triste

    1977, in 1 top list Check
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    Charmed Particles

    1979, in 1 top list Check
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    The Hart of London

    1970, in 4 top lists Check
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    Four Shadows

    1978, in 0 top lists
    Check
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    Foregrounds

    1978, in 0 top lists Check
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    Incontinence: A Diarrhetic Flow of Mismatches

    1978, in 1 top list Check
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    L'età di Cosimo de Medici

    1972 — a.k.a. The Age of the Medici, in 1 top list Check
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    Eureka

    1974, in 1 top list Check
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    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 36 top lists Check
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    Les rendez-vous d'Anna

    1978 — a.k.a. The Meetings of Anna, in 4 top lists Check
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    She Had Her Gun All Ready

    1978, in 0 top lists Check
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    By Night with Torch and Spear

    1942, in 0 top lists Check
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    Declarative Mode

    1977, in 0 top lists Check
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    In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden

    1978 — a.k.a. In a Year with 13 Moons, in 3 top lists Check
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    Tally Brown, New York

    1979, in 0 top lists Check
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    Spying

    1978, in 0 top lists Check
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    Sayat Nova

    1969 — a.k.a. The Color of Pomegranates, in 11 top lists Check
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    Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland

    1977 — a.k.a. Hitler: A Film from Germany, in 5 top lists Check
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    Sauve qui peut (la vie)

    1980 — a.k.a. Every Man for Himself, in 5 top lists Check
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    Raging Bull

    1980, in 32 top lists Check
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    The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover

    1977, in 0 top lists Check
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    Angi Vera

    1979, in 2 top lists Check
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    Mon oncle d'Amérique

    1980 — a.k.a. My American Uncle, in 7 top lists Check
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    Lucifer Rising

    1972, in 3 top lists Check
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    Mababangong Bangungot

    1977 — a.k.a. Perfumed Nightmare, in 3 top lists Check
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    Dressed to Kill

    1980, in 6 top lists Check