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.

Sight & Sound Poll: Top 26 Films of 2017

05 December 2017

Sight & Sound Poll: Top 26 Films of 2017 (a poll of 188 critics and curators published by Sight & Sound Magazine)

[see also 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Get OutJordan Peele
  2. Twin Peaks: The ReturnDavid Lynch
  3. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  4. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  5. WesternValeska Grisebach
  6. Faces PlacesAgnès Varda and JR
  7. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  8. LovelessAndrey Zvyagintsev
  9. DunkirkChristopher Nolan
  10. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  11. A Ghost StoryDavid Lowery
  12. Lady MacbethWilliam Oldroyd
  13. BPM (Beats Per Minute)Robin Campillo
  14. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  15. God’s Own CountryFrancis Lee
  16. Personal ShopperOlivier Assayas
  17. The Shape of WaterGuillermo del Toro
  18. Strong IslandYance Ford
  19. I Am Not Your NegroRaoul Peck
  20. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  21. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  22. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  23. mother!Darren Aronofsky
  24. MudboundDee Rees
  25. The Other Side of HopeAki Kaurismäki
  26. SilenceMartin Scorsese