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.

Justine Smith: 30 Favorite Films of 2017

31 December 2017

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

[see also 2018]

  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