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.

Film Comment: 20 Best Films of 2017

12 December 2017

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

[see also 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  2. A Quiet PassionTerence Davies
  3. Personal ShopperOlivier Assayas
  4. Get OutJordan Peele
  5. NocturamaBertrand Bonello
  6. Ex Libris: New York Public LibraryFrederick Wiseman
  7. The Death of Louis XIVAlbert Serra
  8. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  9. The Lost City of ZJames Gray
  10. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  11. The Human SurgeEduardo Williams
  12. The Other Side of HopeAki Kaurismäki
  13. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  14. Dawson City: Frozen TimeBill Morrison
  15. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  16. On the Beach at Night AloneHong Sang-soo
  17. WonderstruckTodd Haynes
  18. MudboundDee Rees
  19. BPM (Beats Per Minute)Robin Campillo
  20. The SquareRuben Östlund