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.

Alicia Malone: Top 50 Films of 2017

25 December 2017

Alicia Malone: Top 50 Films of 2017, as posted to Letterboxd

[see also 2018]

  1. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  2. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  3. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  4. The Killing of a Sacred DeerYorgos Lanthimos
  5. The SquareRuben Östlund
  6. FoxtrotSamuel Maoz
  7. Get OutJordan Peele
  8. The Shape of WaterGuillermo del Toro
  9. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  10. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  11. The Disaster ArtistJames Franco
  12. ThelmaJoachim Trier
  13. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  14. mother!Darren Aronofsky
  15. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriMartin McDonagh
  16. The RiderChloé Zhao
  17. A Fantastic WomanSebastián Lelio
  18. The PostSteven Spielberg
  19. I, TonyaCraig Gillespie
  20. Flesh and BloodMark Webber
  21. The Big SickMichael Showalter
  22. RawJulia Ducournau
  23. ColumbusKogonada
  24. LovelessAndrey Zvyagintsev
  25. Personal ShopperOlivier Assayas
  26. DunkirkChristopher Nolan
  27. Molly’s GameAaron Sorkin
  28. The WorkJairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous
  29. Film Stars Don’t Die in LiverpoolPaul McGuigan
  30. Happy EndMichael Haneke
  31. Girls TripMalcolm D. Lee
  32. BPM (Beats Per Minute)Robin Campillo
  33. Baby DriverEdgar Wright
  34. Wonder WomanPatty Jenkins
  35. Ingrid Goes WestMatt Spicer
  36. The LureAgnieszka Smoczynska
  37. Darkest HourJoe Wright
  38. The BeguiledSofia Coppola
  39. Lady MacbethWilliam Oldroyd
  40. LuckyJohn Carroll Lynch
  41. StepAmanda Lipitz
  42. MenasheJoshua Z Weinstein
  43. Wind RiverTaylor Sheridan
  44. Oh Lucy!Atsuko Hirayanagi
  45. MudboundDee Rees
  46. Hounds of LoveBen Young
  47. Your NameMakoto Shinkai
  48. Logan LuckySteven Soderbergh
  49. LemonJanicza Bravo
  50. Patti Cake$Geremy Jasper