Nick Schager: Best Movies of 2017

Nick Schager: Best Movies of 2017, as published by Esquire

  1. Wormwood – Errol Morris
  2. Lady Macbeth – William Oldroyd
  3. Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
  4. Marjorie Prime – Michael Almereyda
  5. Columbus – Kogonada
  6. I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore – Macon Blair
  7. Okja – Bong Joon-ho
  8. Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
  9. The Lost City of Z – James Gray
  10. I Called Him Morgan – Kasper Collin
  11. The Blackcoat’s Daughter – Oz Perkins
  12. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – Noah Baumbach
  13. Dawson City: Frozen Time – Bill Morrison
  14. The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Yorgos Lanthimos
  15. Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  16. Lucky – John Carroll Lynch
  17. Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  18. Atomic Blonde – David Leitch
  19. The Square – Ruben Östlund
  20. Super Dark Times – Kevin Phillips
  21. Alien: Covenant – Ridley Scott
  22. City of Ghosts – Matthew Heineman
  23. Thelma – Joachim Trier
  24. Icaros: A Vision – Leonor Caraballo and Matteo Norzi
  25. The Lure – Agnieszka Smoczynska

Honorable Mention

  • Ex Libris: New York Public Library – Frederick Wiseman
  • Brawl in Cell Block 99 – S. Craig Zahler
  • Wonder Woman – Patty Jenkins
  • The Post – Steven Spielberg
  • Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  • Hounds of Love – Ben Young
  • The Villainess – Jung Byung-gil
  • The Ornithologist – João Pedro Rodrigues
  • A Quiet Passion – Terence Davies
  • Get Out – Jordan Peele
  • Stronger – David Gordon Green
  • Baby Driver – Edgar Wright