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

Richard Brody: 35 Best Movies of 2017

08 December 2017

Richard Brody: 35 Best Movies of 2017, as published by The New Yorker

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

  1. Get OutJordan Peele
  2. A Quiet PassionTerence Davies
  3. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  4. A Ghost StoryDavid Lowery
  5. Slack BayBruno Dumont
  6. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  7. Beach RatsEliza Hittman
  8. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  9. Song to SongTerrence Malick
  10. SilvioAlbert Birney and Kentucker Audley
  11. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  12. ColumbusKogonada
  13. Hermia & HelenaMatías Piñeiro
  14. On the Beach at Night AloneHong Sang-soo
  15. Rat FilmTheo Anthony
  16. Strong IslandYance Ford
  17. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)Noah Baumbach
  18. Son of JosephEugène Green
  19. Hissein Habre, a Chadian TragedyMahamat-Saleh Haroun
  20. The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait PhotographyErrol Morris
  21. FélicitéAlain Gomis
  22. Dawson City: Frozen TimeBill Morrison
  23. ColossalNacho Vigalondo
  24. I Called Him MorganKasper Collin
  25. The Unknown GirlJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  26. Actor MartinezMike Ott and Nathan Silver
  27. Whose Streets?Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis
  28. Logan LuckySteven Soderbergh
  29. PlanetariumRebecca Zlotowski
  30. MarshallReginald Hudlin
  31. The Lost City of ZJames Gray
  32. Icaros: A VisionLeonor Caraballo and Matteo Norzi
  33. MimosasOliver Laxe
  34. Wait for Your LaughJason Wise
  35. The Rape of Recy TaylorNancy Buirski