Top 10 of 2017

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This list will be updated each time I see a film from 2017 (world premiere/imdb date) that is better than at least one of the films already on the list.

  1. Twin Peaks (David Lynch)
  2. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont)
  3. Mrs. Hyde (Serge Bozon)
  4. Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)
  5. Big Little Lies (Jean-Marc Vallée)
  6. ★ (Johann Lurf)
  7. Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR)
  8. The Wandering Soap Opera (Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento)
  9. Once There Was Brasilia (Adirley Queirós)
  10. 24 Frames (Abbas Kiarostami)

 

Polls Top 10 (eligible titles appear here)

  1. Nocturama (2016, Bertrand Bonello)
  2. Call Me by Your Name (2017, Luca Guadagnino)
  3. Slack Bay (2016, Bruno Dumont)
  4. Faces Places (2017, Agnès Varda & JR)
  5. The Death of Louis XIV (2016, Albert Serra)
  6. A Quiet Passion (2016, Terence Davies)
  7. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017, Robin Campillo)
  8. Wonderstruck (2017, Todd Haynes)
  9. The Human Surge (2016, Eduardo Williams)
  10. Marjorie Prime (2017, Michael Almereyda)

 

My Top 10 Discoveries During 2017 (for first-time viewings of films made before 2000)

  1. Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey)
  2. Gimme Shelter (1970, David Maysles, Albert Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin)
  3. Stars in My Crown (1950, Jacques Tourneur)
  4. Days of Glory (1944, Jacques Tourneur)
  5. Circle of Danger (1951, Jacques Tourneur)
  6. A Hero Never Dies (1998, Johnnie To)
  7. Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company (1986, Jean-Luc Godard)
  8. Cousin Bobby (1992, Jonathan Demme)
  9. Eyes Do Not Want to Close at All Times or Perhaps One Day Rome Will Permit Herself to Choose in Her Turn (1970, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub)
  10. Who Am I This Time? (1982, Jonathan Demme)

 

Other 2017 films I’ve seen

  • Streetscapes [Dialogue] (Heinz Emigholz) – 7.0
  • I Love You, Daddy (Louis C.K.) – 7.0
  • Caniba (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel) – 6.9
  • Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes) – 6.9
  • BPM (Beats Per Minute) (Robin Campillo) – 6.9
  • Marjorie Prime (Michael Almereyda) – 6.8
  • On the Beach at Night Alone (Hong Sang-soo) – 6.8
  • Quest (Jonathan Olshefski) – 6.7
  • Good Time (Josh & Benny Safdie) – 6.7
  • First Reformed (Paul Schrader) – 6.6
  • Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson) – 6.6
  • Damned Summer (Pedro Cabeleira) – 6.6
  • The Nothing Factory (Pedro Pinho) – 6.5
  • Ulysses in the Subway (Marc Downie, Paul Kaiser, & Ken and Flo Jacobs) – 6.5
  • Claire’s Camera (Hong Sang-soo) – 6.5
  • Let the Sun Shine In (Claire Denis) – 6.4
  • Person to Person (Dustin Guy Defa) – 6.4
  • 3/4 (Ilian Metev) – 6.3
  • Life and Nothing More (Antonio Méndez Esparza) – 6.3
  • Lover for a Day (Philippe Garrel) – 6.3
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach) – 6.3
  • The Florida Project (Sean Baker) – 6.3
  • The Rider (Chloé Zhao) – 6.2
  • Distant Constellation (Shevaun Mizrahi) – 6.2
  • The Guardians (Xavier Beauvois) – 6.1
  • Western (Valeska Grisebach) – 6.1
  • The Day After (Hong Sang-soo) – 6.1
  • Gabriel and the Mountain (Fellipe Barbosa) – 6.1
  • A Skin So Soft (Denis Côté) – 6.1
  • Flames (Zefrey Throwell) – 6.1
  • Thor: Ragnarok (Taika Waititi) – 6.1
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos) – 6.0
  • Filmus (Clément Safra) – 6.0
  • A Ghost Story (David Lowery) – 6.0
  • Félicité (Alain Gomis) – 6.0
  • The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola) – 6.0
  • Golden Exits (Alex Ross Perry) – 6.0
  • Brawl in Cell Block 99 (S. Craig Zahler) – 5.9
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson) – 5.9
  • Milla (Valérie Massadian) – 5.9
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties (John Cameron Mitchell) – 5.9
  • Okja (Bong Joon-ho) – 5.9
  • Zama (Lucrecia Martel) – 5.8
  • Downsizing (Alexander Payne) – 5.8
  • Drift (Helena Wittmann) – 5.8
  • 12 Days (Raymond Depardon) – 5.8
  • Napalm (Claude Lanzmann) – 5.8
  • Ray Meets Helen (Alan Rudolph) – 5.7
  • Ex Libris – The New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman) – 5.7
  • I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoniand) – 5.7
  • Happy End (Michael Haneke) – 5.6
  • Common Carrier (James N. Kienitz Wilkins) – 5.6
  • Dim the Fluorescents (Daniel Warth) – 5.6
  • Maison du Bonheur (Sofia Bohdanowicz) – 5.6
  • Fail to Appear (Antoine Bourges) – 5.6
  • Gemini (Aaron Katz) – 5.5
  • Princess Cyd (Stephen Cone) – 5.5
  • The Green Fog (Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, & Galen Johnson) – 5.5
  • Strong Island (Yance Ford) – 5.5
  • El Mar La Mar 2017 (Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki – 5.5
  • Molly’s Game (Aaron Sorkin) – 5.5
  • Thoroughbreds (Cory Finley) – 5.5
  • Good Luck (Ben Russell) – 5.4
  • Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve) – 5.4
  • Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig) – 5.4
  • The Seen and Unseen (Kamila Andini) – 5.4
  • Railway Sleepers (Sompot Chidgasornpongse) – 5.4
  • Scary Mother (Ana Urushadze) – 5.4
  • The First Lap (Kim Dae-hwan) – 5.4
  • Redoubtable (Michel Hazanavicius) – 5.4
  • Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (Travis Wilkerson) – 5.3
  • Manhunt (John Woo) – 5.3
  • Do Donkeys Act? (David Redmon & Ashley Sabin) – 5.3
  • Brimstone & Glory (Viktor Jakovleski) – 5.3
  • Sweating the Small Stuff (Ninomiya Ryutaro) – 5.3
  • Le Fort des fous (Narimane Mari) – 5.2
  • Lucky (John Carroll Lynch) – 5.2
  • Makala (Emmanuel Gras) – 5.2
  • Mrs. Fang (Wang Bing) – 5.1
  • somniloquies (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel) – 5.2
  • You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) – 5.1
  • Meteors (Gürcan Keltek) – 5.1
  • The Disaster Artist (James Franco) – 5.1
  • Closeness (Kantemir Balagov) – 5.1
  • Ismaël’s Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin) – 5.1
  • Baby Driver (Edgar Wright) – 5.1
  • 2+2=22 [The Alphabet] (Heinz Emigholz) – 5.1
  • Get Out (Jordan Peele) – 5.0
  • Let the Summer Never Come Again (Alexandre Koberidze) – 5.0
  • The Venerable W. (Barbet Schroeder) – 5.0
  • Donkeyote (Chico Pereira) – 5.0
  • Alive in France (Abel Ferrara) – 5.0
  • Frost (Sharunas Bartas) – 4.9
  • Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan) – 4.9
  • Untitled (Michael Glawogger & Monika Willi) – 4.8
  • The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) – 4.8
  • Paddington 2 (Paul King) – 4.8
  • Mudbound (Dee Rees) – 4.8
  • Farewell (Astrid Johanna Ofner) – 4.8
  • Columbus (Kogonada) – 4.8
  • Song to Song (Terrence Malick) – 4.7
  • Ouroboros (Basma Alsharif) – 4.7
  • Bodied (Joseph Kahn) – 4.7
  • Dragonfly Eyes (Xu Bing) – 4.7
  • A Ciambra (Jonas Carpignano) – 4.7
  • Last Men in Aleppo (Firas Fayyad & Steen Johannessen) – 4.7
  • Unrest (Philippe Grandrieux) – 4.7
  • Montparnasse Bienvenüe (Léonor Serraille) – 4.7
  • Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz) – 4.7
  • Beyond the One (Anna Marziano) – 4.6
  • Barbara (Mathieu Amalric) – 4.6
  • Girls Trip (Malcolm D. Lee) – 4.6
  • Sleep Has Her House (Scott Barley) – 4.6
  • Radiance (Naomi Kawase) – 4.6
  • In the Waves (Jacquelyn Mills) – 4.6
  • Light Years (Manuel Abramovich) – 4.6
  • Based On a True Story (Roman Polanski) – 4.6
  • 78/52 (Alexandre O. Philippe) – 4.6
  • Let the Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani) – 4.5
  • A Gentle Creature (Sergei Loznitsa) – 4.5
  • Araby (João Dumans & Affonso Uchoa) – 4.5
  • Electro-Pythagoras: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett (Luke Fowler) – 4.5
  • The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismäki) – 4.4
  • The Square (Ruben Östlund) – 4.4
  • Spettacolo (Jeff Malmberg & Chris Shellen) – 4.3
  • Occidental (Neïl Beloufa) – 4.3
  • Spell Reel (Filipa César) – 4.3
  • The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro) – 4.3
  • Golden Years (André Téchiné) – 4.3
  • Ava (Sadaf Foroughi) – 4.2
  • Thirst Street (Nathan Silver) – 4.2
  • Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh) – 4.2
  • Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins) – 4.2
  • I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Macon Blair) – 4.2
  • Lean On Pete (Andrew Haigh) – 4.1
  • On Body and Soul (Ildikó Enyedi) – 4.0
  • Spoor (Agnieszka Holland & Kasia Adamik) – 4.0
  • Beach Rats (Eliza Hittman) – 3.9
  • Dark River (Clio Barnard) – 3.9
  • Cocote (Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias) – 3.8
  • Wormwood (Errol Morris) – 3.8
  • The Post (Steven Spielberg) – 3.7
  • Rodin (Jacques Doillon) – 3.7
  • Rey (Niles Atallah) – 3.7
  • Thelma (Joachim Trier) – 3.6
  • The Mount of Ants (Riccardo Palladino) – 3.5
  • The Wild Boys (Bertrand Mandico) – 3.4
  • Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev) – 3.4
  • mother! (Darren Aronofsky) – 3.3
  • In the Fade (Fatih Akin) – 3.1
  • Jupiter’s Moon (Kornél Mundruczó) – 2.9
  • Forest Movie (Matthew Taylor Blais) – 2.8
  • Double Lover (François Ozon) – 2.6