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.

Darren Hughes: 20 Favorite Films of 2017

Good Time - Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie

Darren Hughes: 20 Favorite Films of 2017 (as posted to Letterboxd and Twitter)

  1. Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  2. Ex Libris: New York Public Library – Frederick Wiseman
  3. Nocturama – Bertrand Bonello
  4. The Unknown Girl – Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  5. On the Beach at Night Alone – Hong Sang-soo
  6. A Quiet Passion – Terence Davies
  7. The Lost City of Z – James Gray
  8. Faces Places – Agnès Varda and JR
  9. Slack Bay – Bruno Dumont
  10. L’enfant secret – Philippe Garrel
  11. Lovesong – So Yong Kim
  12. The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Yorgos Lanthimos
  13. Marjorie Prime – Michael Almereyda
  14. Princess Cyd – Stephen Cone
  15. The Work – Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous
  16. Son of Joseph – Eugène Green
  17. 4 Days in France – Jérôme Reybaud
  18. This Time Tomorrow – Lina Rodriguez
  19. Kékszakállú – Gastón Solnicki
  20. The Ornithologist – João Pedro Rodrigues

Justine Smith: 30 Favorite Films of 2017

Thelma - Joachim Trier

Justine Smith: 30 Favorite Films of 2017 (as posted to Letterboxd)

  1. Thelma – Joachim Trier
  2. The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Yorgos Lanthimos
  3. Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  4. Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
  5. The Beguiled – Sofia Coppola
  6. Loveless – Andrey Zvyagintsev
  7. Bad Genius – Nattawut Poonpiriya
  8. Get Out – Jordan Peele
  9. The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  10. Western – Valeska Grisebach
  11. In the Intense Now – João Moreira Salles
  12. John Wick: Chapter 2 – Chad Stahelski
  13. The Wild Boys – Bertrand Mandico
  14. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc – Bruno Dumont
  15. Maison du bonheur – Sofia Bohdanowicz
  16. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – Angela Robinson
  17. The First Lap – Kim Dae-hwan
  18. Novitiate – Margaret Betts
  19. Spell Reel – Filipa César
  20. Dragonfly Eyes – Xu Bing
  21. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? – Travis Wilkerson
  22. Let the Sunshine In – Claire Denis
  23. Ex Libris: New York Public Library – Frederick Wiseman
  24. The Rider – Chloé Zhao
  25. Les Dépossédés – Mathieu Roy
  26. Thor: Ragnarok – Taika Waititi
  27. Fake Tattoos – Pascal Plante
  28. Song to Song – Terrence Malick
  29. I, Tonya – Craig Gillespie
  30. Claire’s Camera – Hong Sang-soo

David Hudson: Top Ten Films of 2017

A Ghost Story - David Lowery

David Hudson: Top Ten Films of 2017 (as published by Criterion’s The Daily)

  1. A Ghost Story – David Lowery
  2. Western – Valeska Grisebach
  3. Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  4. Get Out – Jordan Peele
  5. Let the Sunshine In – Claire Denis
  6. Untitled – Michael Glawogger and Monika Willi
  7. The Day After – Hong Sang-soo
  8. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  9. The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  10. The Rider – Chloé Zhao

Honorable Mentions

  • My Happy Family – Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß
  • The Other Side of Hope – Aki Kaurismäki
  • Lucky – John Carroll Lynch
  • Ana, mon amour – Cãlin Peter Netzer
  • Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
  • Self-Criticism of a Bourgeois Dog – Julian Radlmaier
  • You Were Never Really Here – Lynne Ramsay
  • Casting – Nicolas Wackerbarth
  • Loveless – Andrey Zvyagintsev

Jordan Hoffman: Top Ten Films of 2017

Jordan Hoffman: Top Ten Films of 2017 (as posted to Twitter)

  1. The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  2. Dawson City: Frozen Time – Bill Morrison
  3. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  4. mother! – Darren Aronofsky
  5. Long Strange Trip – Amir Bar-Lev
  6. I Called Him Morgan – Kasper Collin
  7. Foxtrot – Samuel Maoz
  8. Raw – Julia Ducournau
  9. Graduation – Cristian Mungiu
  10. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – Luc Besson

Sophy Romvari: Top Ten Films of 2017

A Quiet Passion - Terence Davies

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

  1. A Quiet Passion – Terence Davies
  2. The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  3. Song to Song – Terrence Malick
  4. The Rider – Chloé Zhao
  5. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  6. Milla – Valérie Massadian
  7. First Reformed – Paul Schrader
  8. Manic – Kalina Bertin
  9. Twin Peaks: The Return – David Lynch
  10. Fail to Appear – Antoine Bourges

Honourable Mentions

  • Princess Cyd – Stephen Cone
  • Maison du bonheur – Sofia Bohdanowicz
  • Western – Valeska Grisebach
  • PROTOTYPE – Blake Williams
  • Lover for a Day – Philippe Garrel

Blake Williams: Top 20 Films of 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return - David Lynch

Blake Williams: Top 20 Films of 2017 (as submitted to the annual collection of lists curated by Toronto Film Review)

  1. Twin Peaks: The Return – David Lynch
  2. Delphi Falls – Mary Helena Clark
  3. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc – Bruno Dumont
  4. Mrs. Hyde – Serge Bozon
  5. Rose Gold – Sara Cwynar
  6. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  7. Onward Lossless Follows – Michael Robinson
  8. Strangely Ordinary This Devotion – Dani Leventhal and Sheilah Wilson
  9. Big Little Lies – Jean-Marc Vallée
  10. The Wandering Soap Opera – Raoul Ruiz and Valeria Sarmiento
  11. Turtles Are Always Home – Rawane Nassif
  12. Nathan for You: Finding Frances – Nathan Fielder
  13. Faces Places – Agnès Varda and JR
  14. Pumpkin Movie – Sophy Romvari
  15. 24 Frames – Abbas Kiarostami
  16. Pixillation – Anne Charlotte Robertson
  17. Once There Was Brazilia – Adirley Queirós
  18. Idizwadidiz – Isiah Medina
  19. Scaffold – Kazik Radwanski
  20. R-15 – Kevin Jerome Everson

Paste: 50 Best Movies of 2017

Paste Magazine: 50 Best Movies of 2017

  1. Get Out – Jordan Peele
  2. Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
  3. Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  4. Blade Runner 2049 – Denis Villeneuve
  5. A Ghost Story – David Lowery
  6. The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  7. Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
  8. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  9. Raw – Julia Ducournau
  10. The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro
  11. Okja – Bong Joon-ho
  12. Personal Shopper – Olivier Assayas
  13. It Comes at Night – Trey Edward Shults
  14. Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  15. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Rian Johnson
  16. The Lost City of Z – James Gray
  17. Thor: Ragnarok – Taika Waititi
  18. mother! – Darren Aronofsky
  19. Wonder Woman – Patty Jenkins
  20. Baby Driver – Edgar Wright
  21. The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Yorgos Lanthimos
  22. Logan – James Mangold
  23. Colossal – Nacho Vigalondo
  24. Graduation – Cristian Mungiu
  25. The Disaster Artist – James Franco
  26. I, Tonya – Craig Gillespie
  27. It – Andy Muschietti
  28. Loveless – Andrey Zvyagintsev
  29. Spider-Man: Homecoming – Jon Watts
  30. War for the Planet of the Apes – Matt Reeves
  31. A Dark Song – Liam Gavin
  32. John Wick: Chapter 2 – Chad Stahelski
  33. Girls Trip – Malcolm D. Lee
  34. Faces Places – Agnès Varda and JR
  35. The Ornithologist – João Pedro Rodrigues
  36. Whose Streets? – Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis
  37. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh
  38. BPM (Beats Per Minute) – Robin Campillo
  39. Columbus – Kogonada
  40. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – James Gunn
  41. My Happy Family – Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß
  42. The Post – Steven Spielberg
  43. Casting JonBenet – Kitty Green
  44. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – Angela Robinson
  45. Marjorie Prime – Michael Almereyda
  46. The Lure – Agnieszka Smoczynska
  47. Nocturama – Bertrand Bonello
  48. Brawl in Cell Block 99 – S. Craig Zahler
  49. After the Storm – Hirokazu Kore-eda
  50. A Cure for Wellness – Gore Verbinski