December 5, 2017
‘Get Out’ and ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ Lead Sight & Sound’s Best Films of 2017 Poll
The best in 2017 polls and lists continue today with one of the most respected organizations, Sight & Sound. After polling over 180 critics from around the world, Jordan Peele’s Get Out landed in the top spot while close behind, with some controversy, is David Lynch and Mark Frost’s 18-part Showtime series Twin Peaks (which, fittingly, arrives on Blu-ray today).
Although the man who directed every episode has insisted his monumental undertaking is a film from the beginning, we imagine some may not agree with the distinction. Yet, three-plus decades later, many would classify Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 14-part, 931-minute miniseries Berlin Alexanderplatz as a film, so perhaps we just need some more distance.
The excellent list also features Call Me by Your Name, Good Time, A Ghost Story, mother!, and Personal Shopper, as well as a handful of stellar 2018 U.S. releases (Zama, Western, You Were Never Really Here) and some 2016 U.S. releases that only debuted elsewhere this year (Moonlight, Silence, I Am Not Your Negro).
Check out the top 25 below.
1. Get Out, dir: Jordan Peele
2. Twin Peaks: The Return, dir: David Lynch
3. Call Me by Your Name, dir: Luca Guadagnino
4. Zama, dir: Lucrecia Martel
5. Western, dir: Valeska Grisebach
6. Faces Places, dir: Agnes Varda, JR
7. Good Time, dirs: Ben and Josh Safdie
8. Loveless, dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev
9. Dunkirk, dir: Christopher Nolan
9. The Florida Project, dir: Sean Baker
11. A Ghost Story, dir: David Lowery
12. BPM, dir: Robin Campillo
12. Lady Macbeth, dir: William Oldroyd
12. You Were Never Really Here, dir: Lynne Ramsay
15. God’s Own Country, dir: Francis Lee
16. Personal Shopper, dir: Olivier Assayas
16. The Shape Of Water, dir: Guillermo del Toro
16. Strong Island, dir: Yance Ford
19. I Am Not Your Negro, dir: Raoul Peck
19. Lady Bird, dir: Greta Gerwig
19. Let the Sunshine In, dir: Claire Denis
19. Moonlight, dir: Barry Jenkins
19. mother!, dir: Darren Aronofsky
19. Mudbound, dir: Dee Rees
25. The Other Side Of Hope, dir: Aki Kaurismaki
25. Silence, dir: Martin Scorsese
How many of your favorites made the list? What would you add/take off?
See More: The Best of 2017