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.

Lydia Ogwang: Top Ten Films of 2017

Western - Valeska Grisebach

Lydia Ogwang: Top Ten Films of 2017 (as submitted to the annual collection of lists curated by Toronto Film Review)

  • Western – Valeska Grisebach
  • Strangely Ordinary This Devotion – Dani Leventhal and Sheilah Wilson
  • Get Out – Jordan Peele
  • This Time Tomorrow – Lina Rodriguez
  • Incense, Sweaters, and Ice – Martine Syms
  • Ouroboros – Basma Alsharif
  • Girls Trip – Malcolm D. Lee
  • Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  • The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  • La Libertad – Laura Huertas Millán

No Depression: Best Albums of 2017

No Depression: Best Albums of 2017

  • Aaron Lee Tasjan – Silver Tears
  • Darin & Brooke Aldridge – Faster & Farther
  • Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
  • Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator
  • Iron & Wine – Beast Epic
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
  • Joan Shelley – Joan Shelley
  • Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – Contraband Love
  • Lizz Wright – Grace
  • Margo Price – All American Made
  • Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black
  • Nora Jane Struthers – Champion
  • Rayna Gellert – Workin’s Too Hard
  • Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway
  • Rodney Crowell – Close Ties
  • Ruthie Foster – Joy Comes Back
  • Sam Amidon – The Following Mountain
  • The Secret Sisters – You Don’t Own Me Anymore
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Soul of a Woman
  • The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers
  • The Mastersons – Transient Lullaby
  • Valerie June – The Order of Time

Film School Rejects: Best Movies of 2017

Call Me by Your Name - Luca Guadagnino

Film School Rejects: Best Movies of 2017

  1. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  2. Thelma – Joachim Trier
  3. Columbus – Kogonada
  4. Dawson City: Frozen Time – Bill Morrison
  5. Foxtrot – Samuel Maoz
  6. A Ghost Story – David Lowery
  7. The Square – Ruben Östlund
  8. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – Angela Robinson
  9. Bad Genius – Nattawut Poonpiriya
  10. Personal Shopper – Olivier Assayas
  11. Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
  12. John Wick: Chapter 2 – Chad Stahelski
  13. Hostiles – Scott Cooper
  14. Get Out – Jordan Peele
  15. Mudbound – Dee Rees
  16. The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  17. mother! – Darren Aronofsky

Daily Beast: 10 Best Albums of 2017

The Daily Beast: 10 Best Albums of 2017

  1. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
  2. Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked at Me
  3. Valerie June – The Order of Time
  4. SZA – Ctrl
  5. Lorde – Melodrama
  6. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  7. St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION
  8. Brand New – Science Fiction
  9. The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
  10. Gucci Mane – Droptopwop

Erin Trahan: Best Movies of 2017

Erin Trahan: Best Movies of 2017 (as posted by WBUR’s The ARTery)

  • A Quiet Passion – Terence Davies
  • Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  • Motherland – Ramona S. Diaz
  • Mudbound – Dee Rees
  • The Last Pig – Allison Argo

Sean Burns: Best Movies of 2017

Sean Burns: Best Movies of 2017 (as posted by WBUR’s The ARTery)

  • A Ghost Story – David Lowery
  • Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh
  • Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Rian Johnson