Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. End-of-year lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source. We note, of course, that it's not even December, yet. People. People! Lists are crashing down upon us unusually early. But here we go…

Harper’s Bazaar: Best Books of 2017

Harper’s Bazaar: Best Books of 2017

  1. Pachinko – Min Jin Lee
  2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
  3. Saints for All Occasions – J. Courtney Sullivan
  4. Exit West – Mohsin Hamid
  5. Anything Is Possible – Elizabeth Strout
  6. Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
  7. Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders
  8. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body – Roxane Gay
  9. What We Lose – Zinzi Clemmons
  10. A Separation – Katie Kitamura
  11. How to Murder Your Life – Cat Marnell
  12. Joni: The Anthology – Barney Hoskyns
  13. Marlena – Julie Buntin
  14. South and West: From a Notebook – Joan Didion
  15. The Golden House – Salman Rushdie
  16. My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues – Pamela Paul
  17. The Rules Do Not Apply – Ariel Levy
  18. Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) – David Sedaris
  19. Debriefing: Collected Stories – Susan Sontag

Joanna Di Mattia: Favorite Films of 2017

Joanna Di Mattia: Favorite Films of 2017, as posted to Twitter and submitted to the annual Senses of Cinema World Poll.

  1. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  2. 20th Century Women – Mike Mills
  3. A Quiet Passion – Terence Davies
  4. Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  5. Nocturama – Bertrand Bonello
  6. The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Yorgos Lanthimos
  7. A Ghost Story – David Lowery
  8. The Lost City of Z – James Gray
  9. On the Beach at Night Alone – Hong Sang-soo
  10. BPM (Beats Per Minute) – Robin Campillo
  11. Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
  12. Get Out – Jordan Peele
  13. Dawson City: Frozen Time – Bill Morrison
  14. Faces Places – Agnès Varda and JR
  15. Colossal – Nacho Vigalondo
  16. Loveless – Andrey Zvyagintsev
  17. Moonlight – Barry Jenkins
  18. Let the Sunshine In – Claire Denis
  19. Their Finest – Lone Scherfig
  20. Lady Macbeth – William Oldroyd

Honourable mentions (in alphabetical order by original-language title)

  1. The Beguiled – Sofia Coppola
  2. Frantz – François Ozon
  3. God’s Own Country – Francis Lee
  4. Raw – Julia Ducournau
  5. The Party – Sally Potter
  6. A Fantastic Woman – Sebastián Lelio