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

Guardian: 50 Top Films of 2017

22 December 2017

The Guardian: 50 Top Films of 2017 (of US releases)

[see also 2015]

  1. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  2. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  3. Get OutJordan Peele
  4. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  5. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  6. The PostSteven Spielberg
  7. The Shape of WaterGuillermo del Toro
  8. Blade Runner 2049Denis Villeneuve
  9. A Ghost StoryDavid Lowery
  10. Lady MacbethWilliam Oldroyd
  11. mother!Darren Aronofsky
  12. DunkirkChristopher Nolan
  13. God’s Own CountryFrancis Lee
  14. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)Noah Baumbach
  15. RawJulia Ducournau
  16. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  17. Heal the LivingKatell Quillévéré
  18. Personal ShopperOlivier Assayas
  19. I Am Not Your NegroRaoul Peck
  20. The Killing of a Sacred DeerYorgos Lanthimos
  21. GraduationCristian Mungiu
  22. The Lost City of ZJames Gray
  23. BPM (Beats Per Minute)Robin Campillo
  24. MudboundDee Rees
  25. I, Daniel BlakeKen Loach
  26. War for the Planet of the ApesMatt Reeves
  27. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriMartin McDonagh
  28. DetroitKathryn Bigelow
  29. T2 TrainspottingDanny Boyle
  30. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  31. The BeguiledSofia Coppola
  32. The SquareRuben Östlund
  33. LoganJames Mangold
  34. Girls TripMalcolm D. Lee
  35. Logan LuckySteven Soderbergh
  36. Baby DriverEdgar Wright
  37. Strong IslandYance Ford
  38. ColossalNacho Vigalondo
  39. The Big SickMichael Showalter
  40. The Disaster ArtistJames Franco
  41. Beatriz at DinnerMiguel Arteta
  42. The WorkJairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous
  43. A Quiet PassionTerence Davies
  44. My Cousin RachelRoger Michell
  45. MenasheJoshua Z Weinstein
  46. The SalesmanAsghar Farhadi
  47. Ingrid Goes WestMatt Spicer
  48. Marjorie PrimeMichael Almereyda
  49. StrongerDavid Gordon Green
  50. Molly’s GameAaron Sorkin