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.

Film Stage: Top 50 Films of 2017

03 January 2018

The Film Stage: Top 50 Films of 2017. See also their list of documentaries.

[see also 2018]

  1. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  2. A Ghost StoryDavid Lowery
  3. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  4. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  5. Get OutJordan Peele
  6. Twin Peaks: The ReturnDavid Lynch
  7. Dawson City: Frozen TimeBill Morrison
  8. NocturamaBertrand Bonello
  9. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  10. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  11. The Lost City of ZJames Gray
  12. Song to SongTerrence Malick
  13. mother!Darren Aronofsky
  14. BPM (Beats Per Minute)Robin Campillo
  15. On the Beach at Night AloneHong Sang-soo
  16. DunkirkChristopher Nolan
  17. Princess CydStephen Cone
  18. Marjorie PrimeMichael Almereyda
  19. Brawl in Cell Block 99S. Craig Zahler
  20. A Quiet PassionTerence Davies
  21. Blade Runner 2049Denis Villeneuve
  22. Ex Libris: New York Public LibraryFrederick Wiseman
  23. The Shape of WaterGuillermo del Toro
  24. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  25. ColumbusKogonada
  26. The SquareRuben Östlund
  27. MudboundDee Rees
  28. Personal ShopperOlivier Assayas
  29. The WorkJairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous
  30. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriMartin McDonagh
  31. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  32. Staying VerticalAlain Guiraudie
  33. Wonder WomanPatty Jenkins
  34. FoxtrotSamuel Maoz
  35. God’s Own CountryFrancis Lee
  36. Ta’angWang Bing
  37. LoganJames Mangold
  38. CocoLee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
  39. TrampsAdam Leon
  40. World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s ThoughtsDon Hertzfeldt
  41. WesternValeska Grisebach
  42. LovelessAndrey Zvyagintsev
  43. MillaValérie Massadian
  44. RawJulia Ducournau
  45. The UntamedAmat Escalante
  46. Nathan for You: Finding FrancesNathan Fielder
  47. In This Corner of the WorldSunao Katabuchi
  48. The Other Side of HopeAki Kaurismäki
  49. Good LuckBen Russell
  50. UncertainEwan McNicol and Anna Sandilands