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.

Slant: 50 Best Films of 2017

08 December 2017

Slant Magazine: 50 Best Films of 2017

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

  1. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  2. A Quiet PassionTerence Davies
  3. NocturamaBertrand Bonello
  4. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  5. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  6. Personal ShopperOlivier Assayas
  7. The Lost City of ZJames Gray
  8. BPM (Beats Per Minute)Robin Campillo
  9. Dawson City: Frozen TimeBill Morrison
  10. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  11. Ex Libris: New York Public LibraryFrederick Wiseman
  12. Get OutJordan Peele
  13. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  14. The Death of Louis XIVAlbert Serra
  15. I Am Not Your NegroRaoul Peck
  16. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  17. TempestadTatiana Huezo
  18. Starless DreamsMehrdad Oskouei
  19. The SalesmanAsghar Farhadi
  20. Marjorie PrimeMichael Almereyda
  21. BehemothZhao Liang
  22. Song to SongTerrence Malick
  23. The OrnithologistJoão Pedro Rodrigues
  24. MudboundDee Rees
  25. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)Noah Baumbach
  26. The SquareRuben Östlund
  27. Slack BayBruno Dumont
  28. In TransitDavid Usui, Lynn True, Nelson Walker, Ben Wu, and Albert Maysles
  29. ColumbusKogonada
  30. On the Beach at Night AloneHong Sang-soo
  31. Rat FilmTheo Anthony
  32. God’s Own CountryFrancis Lee
  33. GraduationCristian Mungiu
  34. 4 Days in FranceJérôme Reybaud
  35. Hermia & HelenaMatías Piñeiro
  36. The Killing of a Sacred DeerYorgos Lanthimos
  37. Son of JosephEugène Green
  38. The WorkJairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous
  39. Paraguay RememberedDominique Dubosc
  40. Person to PersonDustin Guy Defa
  41. I Called Him MorganKasper Collin
  42. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli MäkiJuho Kuosmanen
  43. Mister UniversoTizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel
  44. The Human SurgeEduardo Williams
  45. The Red TurtleMichael Dudok de Wit
  46. DunkirkChristopher Nolan
  47. Paris 05:59: Théo & HugoOlivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau
  48. Blade Runner 2049Denis Villeneuve
  49. Wet Woman in the WindAkihiko Shiota
  50. HarmoniumKôji Fukada