The Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Film is one of the annual awards given by the Toronto Film Critics Association.



Year Winner Director(s) Ref
1997 The Sweet Hereafter Atom Egoyan [1]
Boogie Nights Paul Thomas Anderson
The Ice Storm Ang Lee
L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson
Titanic James Cameron
1998 Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg [2]
The Celebration Thomas Vinterberg
Elizabeth Shekhar Kapur
Happiness Todd Solondz
Out of Sight Steven Soderbergh
1999 Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson [3]
Being John Malkovich Spike Jonze


Year Winner Director(s) Ref
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) Ang Lee [4]
Traffic Steven Soderbergh
2001 Memento Christopher Nolan [5]
Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain) Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Mulholland Drive David Lynch
2002 Adaptation. Spike Jonze [6]
Punch-Drunk Love Paul Thomas Anderson
Y tu mamá también Alfonso Cuarón
2003 Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola [7]
2004 Sideways Alexander Payne [8]
2005 A History of Violence David Cronenberg [9]
2006 The Queen Stephen Frears [10]
The Departed Martin Scorsese
United 93 Paul Greengrass
2007 No Country for Old Men Joel Coen and Ethan Coen [11]
Eastern Promises David Cronenberg
Zodiac David Fincher
2008 Wendy and Lucy Kelly Reichardt [12]
Rachel Getting Married Jonathan Demme
WALL-E Andrew Stanton
2009 Hunger Steve McQueen [13]
Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino
The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow


Year Winner Director(s) Ref
2010 The Social Network David Fincher [14]
Black Swan Darren Aronofsky
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Apichatpong Weerasethakul
2011 The Tree of Life Terrence Malick [15]
The Artist Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants Alexander Payne
2012 The Master Paul Thomas Anderson [16]
Amour Michael Haneke
Zero Dark Thirty Kathryn Bigelow
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Joel Coen and Ethan Coen [17]
Her Spike Jonze
12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen
2014 Boyhood Richard Linklater [18]
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson
Inherent Vice Paul Thomas Anderson
2015 Carol Todd Haynes [19]
Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller
Spotlight Tom McCarthy
2016 Moonlight Barry Jenkins [20]
Manchester by the Sea Kenneth Lonergan
Toni Erdmann Maren Ade
2017 The Florida Project Sean Baker [21]
Phantom Thread Paul Thomas Anderson
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh
2018 Roma Alfonso Cuarón [22]
Burning Lee Chang-dong
First Reformed Paul Schrader
2019 Parasite Bong Joon-ho [23]
The Irishman Martin Scorsese
Marriage Story Noah Baumbach


Year Winner Director(s) Ref
2020 Nomadland Chloé Zhao [24]
First Cow Kelly Reichardt
Minari Lee Isaac Chung
2021 Drive My Car Ryusuke Hamaguchi [25]
Licorice Pizza Paul Thomas Anderson
The Power of the Dog Jane Campion
2022 Aftersun Charlotte Wells [26]
Everything Everywhere All at Once Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
Women Talking Sarah Polley
2023 The Zone of Interest Jonathan Glazer [27]
All of Us Strangers Andrew Haigh
Killers of the Flower Moon Martin Scorsese


  1. ^ Liam Lacey, "Egoyan film top pick". The Globe and Mail, January 15, 1998.
  2. ^ "War movies are the big winners". Hamilton Spectator, December 18, 1998.
  3. ^ "Toronto critics pick Magnolia as best film of 1999 Yet-unreleased second picture from director of Boogie Nights follows linked stories of characters in San Fernando Valley". The Globe and Mail, December 17, 1999.
  4. ^ Peter Howell, "Toronto critics like Lee ; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon named top movie". Toronto Star, December 21, 2000.
  5. ^ "Memento named best picture". Calgary Herald, December 20, 2001.
  6. ^ "Toronto critics pick Adaptation as top film". Ottawa Citizen, December 20, 2022.
  7. ^ "Coppola's Lost in Translation honoured by Toronto critics". Waterloo Region Record, December 18, 2003.
  8. ^ "Sideways named best film of 2004 by Toronto critics". Sault Star, December 17, 2004.
  9. ^ "Cronenberg's History of Violence tops T.O. critics' best-of list". Sudbury Star, December 22, 2005.
  10. ^ Lee-Anne Goodman, "'The Queen' named best picture by Toronto's film critics". Canadian Press, December 20, 2006.
  11. ^ Bruce Kirkland, "Old Men No. 1; Coen Brothers flick tops T.O. film critics' 2007 list". Toronto Sun, December 19, 2007.
  12. ^ Chris Knight, "Toronto critics pick Wendy and Lucy". Windsor Star, December 17, 2008.
  13. ^ "Basterds, Hunger top Toronto critics' picks". Waterloo Region Record, December 17, 2009.
  14. ^ Peter Knegt, "“Social Network” Tops San Francisco and Toronto Film Critics’ Awards". IndieWire, December 14, 2010.
  15. ^ Brian D. Johnson, "Toronto critics name 'Tree of Life' Best Picture". Maclean's, December 14, 2011.
  16. ^ Cassandra Szklarski, "'The Master' rules with Toronto film critics, named best film, screenplay". Canadian Press, December 18, 2012.
  17. ^ "Toronto Film Critics Association awards for 2013". Toronto Star, December 17, 2013.
  18. ^ Norman Wilner, "Toronto film critics champion Boyhood". Now, December 16, 2014.
  19. ^ Jeremy Kay, "Toronto critics honour 'Carol'". Screen Daily, December 14, 2015.
  20. ^ Norman Wilner, "Toronto critics bask in the Moonlight". Now, December 12, 2016.
  21. ^ Jim Slotek, "Toronto film critics give best picture thumbs up to The Florida Project". Original Cin, December 10, 2017.
  22. ^ Corey Atad, "Toronto Film Critics Association Names ‘Roma’ Best Picture Of 2018". ET Canada, December 10, 2018.
  23. ^ Radheyan Simonpillai, "Toronto Film Critics Association names Parasite the year’s best movie". Now, December 9, 2019.
  24. ^ Etan Vlessing, "Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' Named Best Picture by Toronto Film Critics Association". The Hollywood Reporter, February 7, 2021.
  25. ^ Sarah Curran, "Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Lost Daughter’ Wins Big At Toronto Film Critics Association Awards". ET Canada, January 16, 2022.
  26. ^ Pat Mullen, "Toronto Film Critics Name All the Beauty and the Bloodshed Top Doc". Point of View, January 8, 2023.
  27. ^ AwardsWatch - Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) Awards: ‘The Zone of Interest’ Wins Best Picture, Director