Best Films of 2017

Selected by Piero Scaruffi
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The following list averages the opinions of my favorite critics plus mine.

Foreign movies show sometimes a year later, so if you can't find a title, check last year's ratings.


Special section: The 2017 Film Festivals

Sundance (jan):
Julia Ducournau: Raw
David Lowery: A Ghost Story
Michael Almereyda: Marjorie Prime
Michael Showalter: The Big Sick
Luca Guadagnino: Call Me by Your Name
Jordan Peele: Get Out
Dee Rees: Mudbound
Nacho Vigalondo: Colossal


Berlin (feb):
Greg Zglinski: Animals
Hong Sangsoo: On the Beach at Night Alone
Teresa Villaverde: Colo
Naoko Ogigami: Close-Knit
Calin-Peter Netzer: Ana Mon Amour
Volker Schloendorff: Return to Montauk
Sally Potter: The Party
Aki Kaurismaki: The Other Side of Hope
Agnieszka Holland: Spoor
Liu Jian: Have a Nice Day
Sebastian Lelio: Un Mujer Fantastica/ A Fantastic Woman
Cannes (may):
Andrey Zvyagintsev: Nelyubov/ Loveless
Ruben Oestlund: The Square
Lynne Ramsay: You Were Never Really Here
Robin Campillo: 120 BPM
Fatih Akin: Aus dem Nichts/ In the Fade
Chloe Zhao: The Rider
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh: They
Kantemir Balaganov: Tesnota/ Closeness
Sergei Loznitsa: A Gentle Creature
Todd Haynes: Wonderstruck
Sofia Coppola: The Beguiled
Ben Safdie & Joshua Safdie: Good Time
Venezia (aug):
Director: Title
New York (oct):
Director: Title

Toronto (sep):
Director: Title

Ratings for the 2017 season

MUST SEE...:


7.2 Julia Ducournau: Raw
7.2 Greg Zglinski: Animals
7.2 Andrey Zvyagintsev: Nelyubov/ Loveless
7.2 Joao Pedro Rodrigues: The Ornithologist
7.1 Ana Lily Amirpour: The Bad Batch
7.1 Hong Sangsoo: On the Beach at Night Alone
7.1 Ruben Oestlund: The Square
7.1 Lynne Ramsay: You Were Never Really Here
7.0 Robin Campillo: 120 BPM
7.0 Fatih Akin: Aus dem Nichts/ In the Fade
7.0 Chloe Zhao: The Rider
7.0 Anahita Ghazvinizadeh: They
7.0 Kantemir Balaganov: Tesnota/ Closeness
7.0 Sergei Loznitsa: A Gentle Creature
7.0 Teresa Villaverde: Colo
7.0 Junfeng Boo: Apprentice
7.0 Argyris Papadimitropoulos: Suntan
7.0 Night Shyamalan: Split
7.0 Agnieszka Smoczynska: The Lure
7.0 Nacho Vigalondo: Colossal
7.0 James Gray: The Lost City of Z
7.0 Doug Liman: The Wall
7.1 Michael Almereyda: Marjorie Prime
7.1 Alejandro Jodorowsky: Poesia sin Fin/ Endless Poetry (2016)
7.0 Jordan Peele: Get Out
7.0 Matias Pineiro: Hermia & Helena
7.0 Cate Shortland: Berlin Syndrome
7.0 Yoshinari Nishikori: Tatara Samurai
7.0 Trey-Edward Shults: It Comes at Night
7.0 Miguel Arteta: Beatriz at Dinner
7.0 Ann Hui: Our Time Will Come
7.0 Christopher Nolan: Dunkirk
SO SO...:

6.9 Luca Guadagnino: Call Me by Your Name
6.9 Gary-Michael Schultz: Vincent N Roxxy
6.9 Eugene Green: The Son of Joseph
6.9 Todd Haynes: Wonderstruck
6.9 Sofia Coppola: The Beguiled
6.9 Ben Safdie & Joshua Safdie: Good Time
6.9 Makoto Shinkai: Your Name
6.9 Alice Lowe: Prevenge
6.9 Ben Wheatley: Free Fire
6.9 Dee Rees: Mudbound
6.9 Michael Showalter: The Big Sick
6.9 Nacho Vigalondo: Colossal
6.9 Naoko Ogigami: Close-Knit
6.8 Calin-Peter Netzer: Ana Mon Amour
6.8 Julian Rosefeldt: Manifesto
6.8 Joseph Cedar: Norman - The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
6.8 SoYong Kim: Lovesong
6.8 Matthew Newton: From Nowhere
6.8 Martin Koolhoven: Brimstone
6.8 Daniele Thompson: Cezanne et Moi
6.8 Emil Ben-Shimon: The Women's Balcony
6.8 David Michod : War Machine
6.8 Luc Besson: Valerian
6.7 Malcolm Lee: Girls Trip
6.7 Lone Scherfig: Their Finest
6.7 Gore Verbinski: A Cure for Wellness
6.7 Demetri Martin: Dean
6.6 Peter Chelsom: The Space Between Us
6.7 David Lowery: A Ghost Story
6.6 Alison Maclean: The Rehearsal
6.6 James Mangold: Logan
6.6 Gaby Dellal: 3 Generations
6.6 Volker Schloendorff: Return to Montauk
6.6 Sally Potter: The Party
6.6 Marie Noelle: Marie Curie
6.6 William Oldroyd: Lady Macbeth
6.5 Aki Kaurismaki: The Other Side of Hope
6.5 Agnieszka Holland: Spoor
6.5 Liu Jian: Have a Nice Day
6.5 Sebastian Lelio: Un Mujer Fantastica/ A Fantastic Woman
6.5 Matthew Newton: From Nowhere
6.5 Vincent Perez: Alone in Berlin
6.5 Simon Stone: The Daughter
6.5 Amma Asante: A United Kingdom
6.5 Bruno Dumont: Slack Bay
Passable...:

6.4 Roberto Ando: The Confessions
6.4 Michael Dudok de Wit: The Red Turtle
6.4 Thomas Vinterberg: The Commune
6.4 Dash Shaw: My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
6.4 Ricardo de Montreuil: Lowriders
6.4 Jason Bourque: Drone
6.4 Edgar Wright: Baby Driver
6.3 Simon Fitzmaurice: My Name Is Emily
6.2 Onur Tukel: Catfight
6.2 Stella Meghie: Everything Everything
6.2 Joon-ho Bong: Okja
6.2 Patty Jenkins: Wonder Woman
6.1 Terry George: The Promise
6.1 Rama Burshtein: The Wedding Plan
6.0 Lisa Robinson & Annie Howell: Claire in Motion
6.0 Katell Quillevere: Heal the Living
6.0 John Lee Hancock: The Founder
6.0 Niki Caro: The Zookeeper's Wife
6.0 Simon Fitzmaurice: My Name Is Emily
6.0 Marc Webb: Gifted
6.0 Ridley Scott: Alien - Covenant
6.0 David Soren: Captain Underpants
6.0 Roger Michell: My Cousin Rachel
6.0 Brett Haley: The Hero
6.0 Ari Issler & Ben Snyder: 11:55
6.0 Fiona Gordon & Dominique Abel: Lost in Paris
6.0 Barbet Schroeder: Amnesia
YUCK!...:

5.9 Robert Legato: Eloise
5.8 John Butler: Handsome Devil
5.8 Amat Escalante: The Untamed
5.7 Tom McGrath: The Boss Baby
5.7 Robin Swicord: Wakefield
5.6 Gillian Robespierre: Landline
5.5 Guy Ritchie: King Arthur
5.4 Jonathan Levine: Snatched
5.4 Ido Fluk: The Ticket
5.4 Joel-David Moore: Youth in Oregon
5.4 Kris Avedisian: Donald Cried
5.3 David Leveaux: The Exception
5.2 Mark Pellington: The Last Word
5.2 Azazel Jacobs: The Lovers
5.1 John-Michael McDonagh: War on Everyone
5.0 James Gunn: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
5.0 Richie Keen: Fist Fight
5.0 Justin Kelly: I Am Michael
5.0 Stephen Gaghan: Gold
5.0 Lasse Hallstrom: A Dog's Purpose
5.0 Paul Anderson: Resident Evil - The Final Chapter
5.0 D.J. Caruso: XXX - Return of Xander Cage
5.0 Chad Stahelski: John Wick - Chapter 2
5.0 Yimou Zhang: The Great Wall
5.0 Richie Keen: Fist Fight
5.0 Daniel Espinosa: Life
5.0 Craig Johnson: Wilson
5.0 Dean Israelite: Sabans Power Rangers
5.0 Werner Herzog: Queen of the Desert
5.0 James Ponsoldt: The Circle
5.0 Zoe Lister-Jones: Band Aid
5.0 Alex Kurtzman: The Mummy
5.0 Gabriela Cowperthwaite: Megan Leavey
5.0 John Leonetti: Wish Upon
GASP!...:

4.9 Taylor Hackford: The Comedian
4.8 Zach Braff: Going in Style
4.7 Denise Di Novi: Unforgettable
4.7 Tim Smit: Kill Switch
4.6 Johannes Roberts: 47 Meters Down
4.6 Dan Harris: Speech & Debate
4.6 Jordan Vogt-Roberts: Kong - Skull Island
4.6 Jonathan Teplitzky: Churchill
4.5 Bill Condon: Beauty and the Beast
4.5 Chris McKay: The Lego Batman Movie
4.5 Michael Mailer: Blind
4.4 Paul Calori & Kostia Testut: Footnotes
4.4 Philippe Falardeau: Chuck
4.4 Michael Bay: Transformers - The Last Knight
4.2 David Bowers: Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Long Haul
4.0 James Foley: Fifty Shades Darker
4.0 Adam Smith: Trespass Against Us
4.0 Dax Shepard: CHIPS
4.0 Eleanor Coppola: Paris Can Wait
4.0 Rupert Sanders: Ghost in the Shell
4.0 Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg: Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales
4.0 Seth Gordon: Baywatch
4.0 Mark & Robb Cullen : Once Upon a Time in Venice
4.0 Colin Trevorrow: The Book of Henry
4.0 Lucia Aniello: Rough Night
4.0 Brian Fee: Cars 3
4.0 Benny Boom: All Eyez on Me
4.0 John Watts: Spider-man Homecoming
4.0 Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda: Despicable Me 3

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