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.

Category: 2017 Movies

Dennis Cooper: 14 Favorite Films of 2017

Dennis Cooper: 14 Favorite Films of 2017 (in no order)

  • Okja – Bong Joon-ho
  • All These Sleepless Nights – Michal Marczak
  • Unrest – Philippe Grandrieux
  • Apparitions – Alex MacKenzie
  • Song to Song – Terrence Malick
  • Spectral Ascension – Paul Clipson
  • In Transit – David Usui, Lynn True, Nelson Walker, Ben Wu, and Albert Maysles
  • The Ornithologist – João Pedro Rodrigues
  • Dawson City: Frozen Time – Bill Morrison
  • Your Name – Makoto Shinkai
  • NOW – Chantal Akerman
  • John Wick: Chapter 2 – Chad Stahelski
  • Ulysses in the Subway – Ken and Flo Jacobs
  • Éditeur – Paul Otchakovsky-Laurens

Consequence of Sound: Top 25 Movies of 2017

Blade Runner 2049 - Denis Villeneuve

Consequence of Sound: Top 25 Movies of 2017

  1. Blade Runner 2049 – Denis Villeneuve
  2. The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  3. Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
  4. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  5. Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  6. A Ghost Story – David Lowery
  7. Get Out – Jordan Peele
  8. Baby Driver – Edgar Wright
  9. Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
  10. Logan – James Mangold
  11. Jane – Brett Morgen
  12. The Big Sick – Michael Showalter
  13. I, Tonya – Craig Gillespie
  14. Raw – Julia Ducournau
  15. The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro
  16. The Disaster Artist – James Franco
  17. The Lost City of Z – James Gray
  18. Columbus – Kogonada
  19. Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  20. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – Noah Baumbach
  21. The Square – Ruben Östlund
  22. Whose Streets? – Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis
  23. Wonder Woman – Patty Jenkins
  24. Lucky – John Carroll Lynch
  25. It – Andy Muschietti

Little White Lies: 30 Best Films of 2017

Little White Lies: 30 Best Films of 2017

  1. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  2. Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
  3. The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  4. Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  5. The Levelling – Hope Dickson Leach
  6. Logan Lucky – Steven Soderbergh
  7. The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro
  8. Paddington 2 – Paul King
  9. Get Out – Jordan Peele
  10. Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  11. Mudbound – Dee Rees
  12. The Work – Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous
  13. Song to Song – Terrence Malick
  14. My Life as a Courgette – Claude Barras
  15. The Beguiled – Sofia Coppola
  16. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Rian Johnson
  17. The Post – Steven Spielberg
  18. Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
  19. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh
  20. God’s Own Country – Francis Lee
  21. Baby Driver – Edgar Wright
  22. The Death of Louis XIV – Albert Serra
  23. Raw – Julia Ducournau
  24. The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Yorgos Lanthimos
  25. Wonder Woman – Patty Jenkins
  26. I Am Not Your Negro – Raoul Peck
  27. Okja – Bong Joon-ho
  28. Girls Trip – Malcolm D. Lee
  29. I Called Him Morgan – Kasper Collin
  30. Logan – James Mangold

Matthew Jacobs: 27 Best Movies of 2017

Matthew Jacobs: 27 Best Movies of 2017 (as published by The Huffington Post)

  1. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  2. The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  3. The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro
  4. Okja – Bong Joon-ho
  5. Get Out – Jordan Peele
  6. Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  7. A Ghost Story – David Lowery
  8. God’s Own Country – Francis Lee
  9. The Beguiled – Sofia Coppola
  10. A Fantastic Woman – Sebastián Lelio
  11. The Post – Steven Spielberg
  12. Faces Places – Agnès Varda and JR
  13. Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
  14. War for the Planet of the Apes – Matt Reeves
  15. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Rian Johnson
  16. mother! – Darren Aronofsky
  17. The Big Sick – Michael Showalter
  18. The Disaster Artist – James Franco

Honorable mentions

  • BPM (Beats Per Minute) – Robin Campillo
  • Colossal – Nacho Vigalondo
  • Girls Trip – Malcolm D. Lee
  • Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  • Kedi – Ceyda Torun
  • The Lost City of Z – James Gray
  • The Lovers – Azazel Jacobs
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – Noah Baumbach
  • Mudbound – Dee Rees

Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2017

Good Time - Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie

Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2017 (as selected by contributors)

  1. Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  2. A Quiet Passion – Terence Davies
  3. Personal Shopper – Olivier Assayas
  4. Get Out – Jordan Peele
  5. Nocturama – Bertrand Bonello
  6. Ex Libris: New York Public Library – Frederick Wiseman
  7. The Death of Louis XIV – Albert Serra
  8. Faces Places – Agnès Varda and JR
  9. The Lost City of Z – James Gray
  10. Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  11. The Human Surge – Eduardo Williams
  12. The Other Side of Hope – Aki Kaurismäki
  13. The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  14. Dawson City: Frozen Time – Bill Morrison
  15. Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
  16. On the Beach at Night Alone – Hong Sang-soo
  17. Wonderstruck – Todd Haynes
  18. Mudbound – Dee Rees
  19. BPM (Beats Per Minute) – Robin Campillo
  20. The Square – Ruben Östlund

Todd McCarthy: 20 Best Films of 2017

Todd McCarthy: 20 Best Films of 2017, as published by The Hollywood Reporter

  1. Downsizing – Alexander Payne
  2. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  3. Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  4. My Journey Through French Cinema – Bertrand Tavernier
  5. The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  6. Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
  7. Graduation – Cristian Mungiu
  8. Faces Places – Agnès Varda and JR
  9. The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro
  10. Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan

And ten honorable mentions

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh
  • The Post – Steven Spielberg
  • War for the Planet of the Apes – Matt Reeves
  • Logan Lucky – Steven Soderbergh
  • T2 Trainspotting – Danny Boyle
  • Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer – Joseph Cedar
  • Columbus – Kogonada
  • Foxtrot – Samuel Maoz
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – Noah Baumbach
  • The Disaster Artist – James Franco

Mallory Andrews: Top 10 Films of 2017

Mallory Andrews: Top 10 Films of 2017 (as posted to Letterboxd)

  1. Twin Peaks: The Return – David Lynch
  2. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  3. Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
  4. Faces Places – Agnès Varda and JR
  5. Personal Shopper – Olivier Assayas
  6. Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
  7. Logan – James Mangold
  8. Blade Runner 2049 – Denis Villeneuve
  9. Columbus – Kogonada
  10. Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie

Honorable Mentions

  • Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  • The Lure – Agnieszka Smoczynska
  • Lucky – John Carroll Lynch
  • the first act of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – Angela Robinson
  • Get Out – Jordan Peele
  • Riverdale, “Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside” – Dawn Wilkinson
  • every video I took of my cat

Christy Lemire: 10 Best Films of 2017

Christy Lemire: 10 Best Films of 2017

  1. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  2. Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
  3. I, Tonya – Craig Gillespie
  4. Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  5. Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
  6. The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  7. Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  8. Raw – Julia Ducournau
  9. Get Out – Jordan Peele
  10. War for the Planet of the Apes – Matt Reeves

Joe Morgenstern: 10 Best Films of 2017

Joe Morgenstern: 10 Best Films of 2017 (as published by The Wall Street Journal)

  1. The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro

The rest alphabetical

  • Blade Runner 2049 – Denis Villeneuve
  • Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  • The Florida Project – Sean Baker
  • Get Out – Jordan Peele
  • Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  • Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Their Finest – Lone Scherfig
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh
  • Wonder Woman – Patty Jenkins

Miriam Bale: Top 10 Films of 2017

Miriam Bale: Top 10 Films of 2017 (as posted to Twitter)

  1. Twin Peaks: The Return – David Lynch
  2. Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
  3. Personal Shopper – Olivier Assayas
  4. Song to Song – Terrence Malick
  5. Nocturama – Bertrand Bonello
  6. Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  7. mother! – Darren Aronofsky
  8. Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
  9. Hermia & Helena – Matías Piñeiro
  10. A Ghost Story – David Lowery