Year-End Lists

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Paste: 50 Best Movies of 2017

31 December 2017

Paste Magazine: 50 Best Movies of 2017

[see also 2018, 2015]

  1. Get OutJordan Peele
  2. DunkirkChristopher Nolan
  3. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  4. Blade Runner 2049Denis Villeneuve
  5. A Ghost StoryDavid Lowery
  6. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  7. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  8. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  9. RawJulia Ducournau
  10. The Shape of WaterGuillermo del Toro
  11. OkjaBong Joon-ho
  12. Personal ShopperOlivier Assayas
  13. It Comes at NightTrey Edward Shults
  14. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  15. Star Wars: The Last JediRian Johnson
  16. The Lost City of ZJames Gray
  17. Thor: RagnarokTaika Waititi
  18. mother!Darren Aronofsky
  19. Wonder WomanPatty Jenkins
  20. Baby DriverEdgar Wright
  21. The Killing of a Sacred DeerYorgos Lanthimos
  22. LoganJames Mangold
  23. ColossalNacho Vigalondo
  24. GraduationCristian Mungiu
  25. The Disaster ArtistJames Franco
  26. I, TonyaCraig Gillespie
  27. ItAndy Muschietti
  28. LovelessAndrey Zvyagintsev
  29. Spider-Man: HomecomingJon Watts
  30. War for the Planet of the ApesMatt Reeves
  31. A Dark SongLiam Gavin
  32. John Wick: Chapter 2Chad Stahelski
  33. Girls TripMalcolm D. Lee
  34. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  35. The OrnithologistJoão Pedro Rodrigues
  36. Whose Streets?Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis
  37. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriMartin McDonagh
  38. BPM (Beats Per Minute)Robin Campillo
  39. ColumbusKogonada
  40. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2James Gunn
  41. My Happy FamilyNana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß
  42. The PostSteven Spielberg
  43. Casting JonBenetKitty Green
  44. Professor Marston and the Wonder WomenAngela Robinson
  45. Marjorie PrimeMichael Almereyda
  46. The LureAgnieszka Smoczynska
  47. NocturamaBertrand Bonello
  48. Brawl in Cell Block 99S. Craig Zahler
  49. After the StormHirokazu Kore-eda
  50. A Cure for WellnessGore Verbinski