Below are the best films of 2017 according to filmhunter. There were a few films that I missed throughout the year but out of the many I did see, here is the list as of right now. A ranking of everything I saw this year can be found at Letterboxd. A few of these have been fully reviewed here on the site. You can click on the title to see those.
10. Band Aid
Very raw. Very funny. Very, very good.
As usual, a disturbing mind-bending ride from Darren Aronofsky. This particular one of Biblical proportions. Hopefully people will give Noah another shot after this one.
The adaptation of David Grann’s fantastic book, Lost City of Z, is the perfect example of how to adapt a great book into a great film.
7. It Comes At Night
The questions this film made me ask of myself as a father are troubling. Very beautiful and very difficult.
6. Lady Bird
How in the world is this a directorial debut? So much heart and compassion. You feel like Gerwig cared deeply and equally for every character onscreen, no matter the size of the role. Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts are phenomenal in this.
Get Out is the rare type of art that encompasses a multitude of messages and world views all wrapped up into an incredibly entertaining tale.
4. Blade Runner 2049
Absolutely does justice to the original while being totally unique in its vision and direction. Beautiful and affecting film.
3. Dawson City Frozen Time
Gorgeous documentary. Not sure whether Bill Morrison, Alex Somers, or John Somers should get the lions share of the credit but the collaboration is unbelievable. About to go down the Bill Morrison rabbit hole.
Very epic and very intimate. Chaotic and loud while being quiet and still. And both achingly beautiful and deeply stained.
1. A Ghost Story