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.

IndieWire Poll: Best Movies of 2017

19 December 2017

IndieWire Poll: Best Movies of 2017 (as voted by more than 200 critics)

The poll also has separate listings for undistributed films, foreign language films, and documentaries.

[see also 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Get OutJordan Peele
  2. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  3. DunkirkChristopher Nolan
  4. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  5. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  6. The Shape of WaterGuillermo del Toro
  7. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  8. Personal ShopperOlivier Assayas
  9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriMartin McDonagh
  10. The PostSteven Spielberg
  11. A Ghost StoryDavid Lowery
  12. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  13. mother!Darren Aronofsky
  14. MudboundDee Rees
  15. I, TonyaCraig Gillespie
  16. Blade Runner 2049Denis Villeneuve
  17. Baby DriverEdgar Wright
  18. ColumbusKogonada
  19. The Disaster ArtistJames Franco
  20. The Death of Louis XIVAlbert Serra
  21. Wonder WomanPatty Jenkins
  22. The Big SickMichael Showalter
  23. RawJulia Ducournau
  24. OkjaBong Joon-ho
  25. Song to SongTerrence Malick
  26. Star Wars: The Last JediRian Johnson
  27. LoganJames Mangold
  28. MenasheJoshua Z Weinstein
  29. Logan LuckySteven Soderbergh
  30. CocoLee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
  31. Wind RiverTaylor Sheridan
  32. The BeguiledSofia Coppola
  33. Beatriz at DinnerMiguel Arteta
  34. KediCeyda Torun
  35. War for the Planet of the ApesMatt Reeves
  36. HostilesScott Cooper
  37. After the StormHirokazu Kore-eda
  38. Your NameMakoto Shinkai
  39. Princess CydStephen Cone
  40. SplitM. Night Shyamalan
  41. Darkest HourJoe Wright
  42. Girls TripMalcolm D. Lee
  43. ItAndy Muschietti
  44. Beach RatsEliza Hittman
  45. It Comes at NightTrey Edward Shults
  46. Battle of the SexesJonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
  47. ColossalNacho Vigalondo
  48. I Don’t Feel at Home in This World AnymoreMacon Blair
  49. StepAmanda Lipitz
  50. Ingrid Goes WestMatt Spicer