The 53 Greatest Films of 2017

By Andrew Buckner

It has been another remarkable year for cinema. With this in mind, I gladly enclose my list of the fifty-three greatest films of 2017. The criteria I utilized when putting this composition together is that every picture had a U.S. release date in the aforementioned year. Please note that I have yet to see The Shape of Water and The Disaster Artist. Hence, the exclusion of these features from this article. Yet, make sure to return to this page. I will be adding to this piece once I have had the chance to view these pictures myself. Enjoy!

53. Marshall
Director: Reginald Hudlin.

52. Wind River
Director: Taylor Sheridan.

51. A**holes
Director: Peter Vack.

50. Land of Mine
Director: Martin Zandvliet.

49. 20th Century Women
Director: Mike Mills.

48. Night Job
Director: J. Antonio.

47. Columbus
Director: Kogonada.

46. 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene
Director: Alexandre O. Phillipe.

45. Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary
Directors: John Campopiano, Justin White.

44. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Director: Noah Baumbach.

43. Okja
Director: Bong Joon-ho.

42. Get Out
Director: Jordan Peele.

41. The Big Sick
Director: Michael Showalter.

40. Fairfield Follies
Director: Laura Pepper.

39. Second Nature
Director: Michael Cross.

38. Baby Driver
Director: Edgar Wright.

37. Gerald’s Game
Director: Mike Flanagan.

36. 1922
Director: Zak Hilditch.

35. A Dark Song
Director: Liam Gavin.

34. Blade Runner 2049
Director: Dennis Villeneuve.

33. After the Storm
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

32. The Lost City of Z
Director: James Gray.

31. The Beguiled
Director: Sofia Coppola.

30. Personal Shopper
Director: Olivier Assayas.

29. Strapped for Danger
Director: Richard Griffin.

28. War for the Planet of the Apes
Director: Matt Reeves.

27. Alien: Covenant
Director: Ridley Scott.

26. Blade of the Immortal
Director: Takashi Miike.

25. Kuso
Director: Flying Lotus.

24. Anti Matter
Director: Keir Burrows.

23. The Transfiguration
Director: Michael O’ Shea.

22. We Are the Flesh
Director: Emiliano Rocha Minter.

21. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk.

20. The Lure
Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska.

19. Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond- Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton
Director: Chris Smith.

18. Mudbound
Director: Dee Rees.

17. A Cure for Wellness
Director: Gore Verbinski.

16. Colossal
Director: Nacho Vigalondo.

15. Spielberg
Director: Susan Lacy.

14. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Director: Richard Griffin.

13. A Quiet Passion
Director: Terence Davies.

12. David Lynch: The Art Life
Directors: Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm.

11. My Pet Dinosaur
Director: Matt Drummond.

10. Leftovers
Director: Seth Hancock.

9. All the Money in the World
Director: Ridley Scott.

8. Long Night in a Dead City
Director: Richard Griffin.

7. Raw
Director: Julia Ducournau.

6. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos.

5. Endless Poetry
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky.

4. Detroit
Director: Kathryn Bigelow.

3. A Ghost Story
Director: David Lowery.

2. The Post
Director: Steven Spielberg.

1. mother!
Director: Darren Aronofsky.


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