2017 in Films

Format adapted from Charles François, who I still hope will one day rediscover his cinephilia and start hanging out with myself and the Skandies crew again. It’s been ten years since he last used it and I hereby declare it in the public domain.

Combine the first two columns for a list of films released in 2017, and the last two columns for films seen in 2017. Ordering is preferential when ratings are identical.

Seen Previously
Movies I saw in 2016 {or before} that were released in the U.S. in 2017. Films not yet released but currently scheduled for this year are indicated by a (→).
Seen in 2017
Movies I saw shortly before, during or after their 2017 U.S. run. Asterisks (*) indicate films seen prior to their actual release. TV-only "runs" (arbitrarily deemed eligible) get a (à).
To Be Released
Movies I saw in 2017 which are still awaiting a U.S. release. Those known to have lined up distribution are indicated by a (→). Production {year} is listed if film is more than 2 years old.

A For All Time

A- Event

B+/A- Near Great

B+ Must See

Staying Vertical (Guiraudie) 77
Nocturama (Bonello) 74

B/B+ Warmly Recommended

4 Days in France (Reybaud) 71
*From Nowhere (Newton) 70
Dunkirk (Nolan) 70
The Challenge (Ancarani) 69
Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (Wilkerson) 69

B Recommended

All This Panic (Gage) 68
The Salesman (Farhadi) 68
Albüm (Mertoglu) 67
Claire's Camera (Hong) 67
Kékszakállú (Solnicki) 66
The Son of Joseph (Green) 65

B-/B Recommended with Mild Reservations

Colossal (Vigalondo) 63
Graduation (Mungiu) 62
Ava (Mysius) 61
After the Storm (Kore-eda) 61

B- Recommended with Strong Reservations

John Wick Chapter 2 (Stahelski) 60
The Wound (Trengove) 59
A Quiet Passion (Davies) 59
Pendular (Murat) 58
The Daughter (Stone) 58
*Chasing Coral (Orlowski) 57
*Kedi (Torun) 56
The Unknown Girl (Dardennes) 56
*In Transit (Maysles, True, Usui, Walker, Wu) 56
Get Out (Peele) 55
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (Morris) 55
Starless Dreams (Oskouei) 55
Win It All (Swanberg) 55

C+/B- On the Fence, Leaning Forward

*Okja (Bong) 54
The Great Wall (Zhang) 54
*Ma (Rowlson-Hall) 54
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Kuosmanen) 53
The Commune (Vinterberg) 53
*Your Name. (Shinkai) 53
The Lost City of Z (Gray) 52
Frantz (Ozon) 52
The Rehearsal (Maclean) 52
*My Life as a Zucchini (Barras) 52
Personal Shopper (Assayas) 51
Small Crimes (Katz) 51
3 Generations (Dellal) 51
War for the Planet of the Apes (Reeves) 51

C+ Take It or Leave It

Baby Driver (Wright) 50
T2 Trainspotting (Boyle) 50
*Dig Two Graves (Adams) 49
*War on Everyone (McDonagh) 49
*The Hero (Haley) 48
*Buena Vista Social Club: Adiós (Walker) 48
Raw (Ducournau) 48
*47 Meters Down (Roberts) 47
*Donald Cried (Avedisian) 47
*The Ardennes (Pront) 47
*The Sense of an Ending (Batra) 46
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Shaw) 46

C/C+ On the Fence, Leaning Backward

*The Belko Experiment (McLean) 45
*All These Sleepless Nights (Marczak) 45
Alien: Covenant (Scott) 44
*Oklahoma City (Goodman) 44
Ma' Rosa (Mendoza) 43
*Amnesia (Schroeder) 43
Lady Macbeth (Oldroyd) 42
Hermia & Helena (Piñeiro) 42

C Pass

*Alone in Berlin (Perez) 41
*Dean (Martin) 41
*Lowriders (De Montreuil) 40
*Cézanne et moi (Thompson) 40
*The Beguiled (Coppola) 39
*Sleight (Dillard) 39
Slack Bay (Dumont) 38
Song to Song (Malick) 37

C- Ugh

Phoenix Forgotten (Barber) 35
Dark Night (Sutton) 34
The House (Cohen) 33
The Book of Henry (Trevorrow) 31
Rings (Gutiérrez) 30
*A Woman's Life (Brizé) 28

D+ Double-Ugh

The Assignment (Hill) 25
From the Land of the Moon (Garcia) 24

D Bomb

The Last Face (Penn) 10

F Burn the Negative

Walk-outs Channel Surfing

Apprentice (Boo)
Arábia (Uchôa, Dumans)
As You Are (Joris-Peyrafitte)
Autumn, Autumn (Jang)
Behemoth (Zhao)
*The Big Sick (Showalter)
The Blackcoat's Daughter (Perkins)
Boundaries (Robichaud)
Buster's Mal Heart (Smith)
Catfight (Tukel)
Diamond Island (Chou)
The Dragon Defense (Santa)
The 4th (Hyland)
The Future Perfect (Wohlatz)
Happiness Academy (Kinoshita, Della Negra)
Headshot (Tjahjanto, Stamboel)
Heal the Living (Quillévéré)
The Human Surge (Williams)
I Promise You Anarchy (Hernández Cordón)
The Last Family (Matuszynskiego)
The Last of Us (Slim)
The Levelling (Leach)
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (Surya)
Mean Dreams (Morlando)
Mimosas (Laxe)
Montparnasse Bienvenüe (Serraille)
No One's Child {2014} (Rsumovic)
Prevenge (Lowe)
Quest (Olshefski)
Remainder (Fast)
Secret File {2003} (Benvenuti)
The Summer Is Gone (Zhang)
The Survivalist (Fingleton)
Transfer {2010} (Lukacevic)
Violet {2015} (Devos)
White Sun (Rauniyar)
Zombillenium (De Pins, Ducord)

Incomplete Mishap/Bad Timing