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.

Michael Sicinski: Top 25 Films of 2017

04 December 2017

Michael Sicinski: Top 25 Films of 2017 (limited to commercial releases)

[see also The 30 Best Avant-Garde Feature Films of the Decade, Top 30 Experimental Films of 2018, Top 50 Films of 2018, Top 10 Films of 2016, Top 12 Films of 2014, Top 10 Films of 2013, Top 12 Films of 2012]

  1. On the Beach at Night AloneHong Sang-soo
  2. Staying VerticalAlain Guiraudie
  3. NocturamaBertrand Bonello
  4. DunkirkChristopher Nolan
  5. WormwoodErrol Morris
  6. Strong IslandYance Ford
  7. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)Noah Baumbach
  8. FélicitéAlain Gomis
  9. The Lost City of ZJames Gray
  10. MimosasOliver Laxe
  11. Get OutJordan Peele
  12. The Death of Louis XIVAlbert Serra
  13. The WorkJairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous
  14. Brawl in Cell Block 99S. Craig Zahler
  15. JaneBrett Morgen
  16. Ex Libris: New York Public LibraryFrederick Wiseman
  17. Personal ShopperOlivier Assayas
  18. Blade Runner 2049Denis Villeneuve
  19. A Quiet PassionTerence Davies
  20. mother!Darren Aronofsky
  21. MaCelia Rowlson-Hall
  22. All This PanicJenny Gage
  23. Son of JosephEugène Green
  24. BPM (Beats Per Minute)Robin Campillo
  25. Lipstick Under My BurkhaAlankrita Shrivastava