Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

2017 Movies

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2017

20 March 2018

Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2017

[see also 202120202010s20192018201620152014201320122011]

Special Mentions

Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2017

13 February 2018

Phantom Thread - Paul Thomas Anderson

Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2017 (as published by The Village Voice, comprised of votes from more than 100 critics)

[see also 202020192016201520122011]

Dan Sallitt: Favorite Films of 2017

18 January 2018

Staying Vertical - Alain Guiraudie

Dan Sallitt: Favorite Films of 2017, of those “that played at least one week in Manhattan for the first time in 2017, in approximate order of preference”

[see also 2010s201920182012]

Cinephiliacs: Peter Labuza: Favorite Films of 2017

15 January 2018

Peter Labuza: Favorite Films of 2017 (as discussed on The Cinephiliacs)

[see also 2016]

Cinephiliacs: Keith Uhlich: Favorite Films of 2017

15 January 2018

Keith Uhlich: Favorite Films of 2017 (as discussed on The Cinephiliacs)

[see also 20192018201620122011]

Senses of Cinema World Poll: Daniel Kasman: Top 20 Films of 2017

11 January 2018

The Lost City of Z - James Gray

Daniel Kasman: Top 20 Films of 2017, as submitted to the annual Senses of Cinema World Poll, limited to films that were “new in cinemas.” See also his lists of older films and films not yet released.

[see also 2018]

Senses of Cinema World Poll: Brian Darr: Top Ten Feature Films of 2017

11 January 2018

Brian Darr: Top Ten Feature Films of 2017 of commercial US releases, as submitted to the annual Senses of Cinema World Poll, listed alphabetically by original-language title.

See also his “Top Five features undistributed in the USA and first screened in San Francisco in 2017,” “Top Twenty single-channel film and video works of less than feature length,” and “Top ten expanded cinema presentations of 2017.”

[see also 2020201920182016201520142013]

Scout Tafoya: Favorite Films of 2017

11 January 2018

Phantom Thread - Paul Thomas Anderson

Scout Tafoya: Favorite Films of 2017, with a capsule review of each one

[see also 20182016]

Keith Phipps: Top 16 Films of 2017

10 January 2018

Phantom Thread - Paul Thomas Anderson

Keith Phipps: Top 16 Films of 2017, as posted to Twitter

[see also 20212010s20182016201420122011]

Charles Bramesco: 25 Best Films of 2017

09 January 2018

Call Me by Your Name - Luca Guadagnino

Charles Bramesco: 25 Best Films of 2017, as posted to Letterboxd

[see also 2021202020192018]