Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.
2017 Movies

Darren Hughes: 20 Favorite Films of 2017

31 December 2017

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

[see also 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012]

  1. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  2. Ex Libris: New York Public LibraryFrederick Wiseman
  3. NocturamaBertrand Bonello
  4. The Unknown GirlJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  5. On the Beach at Night AloneHong Sang-soo
  6. A Quiet PassionTerence Davies
  7. The Lost City of ZJames Gray
  8. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  9. Slack BayBruno Dumont
  10. L’enfant secretPhilippe Garrel
  11. LovesongSo Yong Kim
  12. The Killing of a Sacred DeerYorgos Lanthimos
  13. Marjorie PrimeMichael Almereyda
  14. Princess CydStephen Cone
  15. The WorkJairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous
  16. Son of JosephEugène Green
  17. 4 Days in FranceJérôme Reybaud
  18. This Time TomorrowLina Rodriguez
  19. KékszakállúGastón Solnicki
  20. The OrnithologistJoão Pedro Rodrigues
2017 Movies

Justine Smith: 30 Favorite Films of 2017

31 December 2017

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

  1. ThelmaJoachim Trier
  2. The Killing of a Sacred DeerYorgos Lanthimos
  3. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  4. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  5. The BeguiledSofia Coppola
  6. LovelessAndrey Zvyagintsev
  7. Bad GeniusNattawut Poonpiriya
  8. Get OutJordan Peele
  9. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  10. WesternValeska Grisebach
  11. In the Intense NowJoão Moreira Salles
  12. John Wick: Chapter 2Chad Stahelski
  13. The Wild BoysBertrand Mandico
  14. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of ArcBruno Dumont
  15. Maison du bonheurSofia Bohdanowicz
  16. Professor Marston and the Wonder WomenAngela Robinson
  17. The First LapKim Dae-hwan
  18. NovitiateMargaret Betts
  19. Spell ReelFilipa César
  20. Dragonfly EyesXu Bing
  21. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?Travis Wilkerson
  22. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  23. Ex Libris: New York Public LibraryFrederick Wiseman
  24. The RiderChloé Zhao
  25. Les DépossédésMathieu Roy
  26. Thor: RagnarokTaika Waititi
  27. Fake TattoosPascal Plante
  28. Song to SongTerrence Malick
  29. I, TonyaCraig Gillespie
  30. Claire’s CameraHong Sang-soo
2017 Movies

David Hudson: Top Ten Films of 2017

31 December 2017

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

[see also 2016, 2015]

  1. A Ghost StoryDavid Lowery
  2. WesternValeska Grisebach
  3. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  4. Get OutJordan Peele
  5. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  6. UntitledMichael Glawogger and Monika Willi
  7. The Day AfterHong Sang-soo
  8. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  9. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  10. The RiderChloé Zhao
2017 Movies

Jordan Hoffman: Top Ten Films of 2017

31 December 2017

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

  1. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  2. Dawson City: Frozen TimeBill Morrison
  3. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  4. mother!Darren Aronofsky
  5. Long Strange TripAmir Bar-Lev
  6. I Called Him MorganKasper Collin
  7. FoxtrotSamuel Maoz
  8. RawJulia Ducournau
  9. GraduationCristian Mungiu
  10. ValerianLuc Besson
2017 Movies

Sophy Romvari: Top Ten Films of 2017

31 December 2017

Sophy Romvari: Top Ten Films of 2017, as submitted to the annual collection of Lists Curated by Toronto Film Review

  1. A Quiet PassionTerence Davies
  2. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  3. Song to SongTerrence Malick
  4. The RiderChloé Zhao
  5. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  6. MillaValérie Massadian
  7. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  8. ManicKalina Bertin
  9. Twin Peaks: The ReturnDavid Lynch
  10. Fail to AppearAntoine Bourges