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.

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