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The Movies of 2017: U.S. Releases
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⑤ Indispensable to film fans, even if it's flawed
Get Out Dir. Jordan Peele. Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener A–
Good Time Dirs. Josh and Benny Safdie. Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Buddy Duress A–
Last Men in Aleppo Dir. Feras Fayyad. Documentary about Syrian rescue workers A–
mother! Dir. Darren Aronofsky. Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris B
Raising Bertie Dir. Margaret Byrne. Documentary about black teens in North Carolina A–
Starless Dreams Dir. Mehrdad Oskovei. Documentary about Iranian girls' prison A–

④ Good or bad, this is risky and original work
Beatriz at Dinner Dir. Miguel Arteta. Salma Hayek, Connie Britton, John Lithgow B+
Blade Runner 2049 Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks B
BPM (Beats Per Minute) Dir. Robin Campillo. Arnaud Valois, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart B
Call Me By Your Name Dir. Luca Guadagnino. Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer B+
Dunkirk Dir. Christopher Nolan. Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Mark Rylance B
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Dir. Frederick Wiseman. Documentary B+
Félicité Dir. Alain Gomis. Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Papi Mpaka, Gaetan Claudia A–
First They Killed My Father Dir. Angelina Jolie. Sreymoch Sareum, Kompheak Phoeung B
The Florida Project Dir. Sean Baker. Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe B
A Ghost Story Dir. David Lowery. Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Liz Franke, Sonia Acevedo B
God's Own Country Dir. Francis Lee. Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart B
Human Flow Dir. Ai Weiwei. Documentary survey of global refugee crises B
Lady Bird Dir. Greta Gerwig. Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Beanie Feldstein B+
The Lost City of Z Dir. James Gray. Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson B+
Mudbound Dir. Dee Rees. Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke B–
Okja Dir. Bong Joon-ho. An Seo Hyun, Tilda Swinton, Byun Hee-Bong, Paul Dano B–
The Ornithologist Dir. João Pedro Rodrigues. Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, Wen Han A–
Patti Cake$ Dir. Geremy Jasper. Danielle Macdonald, Siddharth Dhananjay A–
Personal Shopper Dir. Olivier Assayas. With Kristen Stewart, Sigrid Bouaziz B
A Quiet Passion Dir. Terence Davies. Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine B+
The Salesman Dir. Asghar Farhadi. Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi A–
The Shape of Water Dir. Guillermo del Toro. Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins B–
The Square Dir. Ruben Östlund. Claes Bang, Terry Notary, Elisabeth Moss B
Thelma Dir. Joachim Trier. Eili Harboe, Henrik Rafaelson, Ellen Dorrit Petersen B
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Dir. Martin McDonagh B–
Wonderstruck Dir. Todd Haynes. Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Jaden Michael B+

③ Try to make time, but don't cry if you miss it
American Anarchist Dir. Charlie Siskel. Documentary about The Anarchist Cookbook B–
Atomic Blonde Dir. David Leitch. Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Toby Jones B+
Baby Driver Dir. Edgar Wright. Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm C
The Bad Batch Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour. Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jayda Fink C–
Battle of the Sexes Dirs. Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton. Emma Stone, Steve Carell B–
Beach Rats Dir. Eliza Hittman. Harris Dickinson, Frank Hadaj, David Ivanov B
The Beguiled Dir. Sofia Coppola. Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell B
The Big Sick Dir. Michael Showalter. Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter B
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds TV Movie B
The Challenge Dir. Yuri Ancarani. Documentary about Qatari falcon enthusiasts B–
Colossal Dir. Nacho Vigalondo. Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens D+
Columbus Dir. Kogonada. Haley Lu Richardson, John Cho, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin B
Detroit Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. Algee Smith, John Boyega, Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore C
Faces Places Dirs. Agnès Varda and JR. Documentary about a roving art project B–
Ghost in the Shell Dir. Rupert Sanders. Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk C+
Girls Trip Dir. Malcolm D. Lee. Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish B
Graduation Dir. Cristian Mungiu. Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Malina Manovici B
Happy End Dir. Michael Haneke. Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin C–
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore Dir. Macon Blair. Melanie Lynskey B
An Inconvenient Sequel Dirs. Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk. Documentary B
Ingrid Goes West Dir. Matt Spicer. Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr. B
Karl Marx City Dirs. Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker. Documentary about the Stasi B
Kékszakállú Dir. Gaston Solnicki. Laila Maltz, Natali Maltz, María Soldi, Pedro Trocca B
The Killing of a Sacred Deer Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos. Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan C
Lady Macbeth Dir. William Oldroyd. Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton B
Logan Lucky Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig B–
The Lovers Dir. Azazel Jacobs. Tracy Letts, Debra Winger, Melora Walters B–
Loving Vincent Dirs. Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. Animated C+
Manifesto Dir. Julian Rosefeldt. Cate Blanchett, Cate Blanchett, Cate Blanchett C–
Maudie Dir. Aisling Walsh. Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose B+
Novitiate Dir. Maggie Betts. Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson B
Paradise Dir. Andrei Konchalovsky. Yuliya Vysotskaya, Peter Kurth, Filipp Dyuken B
Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo Dirs. Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau B
Prevenge Dir. Alice Lowe. Alice Lowe, Kayvan Novak, Gemma Whelan, Tom Davis C+
Princess Cyd Dir. Stephen Cone. Jessie Pinnick, Rebecca Spence, Malic White B+
Raw Dir. Julia Ducournau. Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella B
Santa y Andrés Dir. Carlos Lechuga. Lola Amores, Eduardo Martínez, George Abreu B
Slack Bay Dir. Bruno Dumont. Brandon Lavieville, Didier Després, Fabrice Luchini B
Staying Vertical Dir. Alain Guiraudie. Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiéry B–
Step Dir. Amanda Lipitz. Documentary about step-dancing Baltimore high school seniors B
The Unknown Girl Dirs. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Adèle Haenel, Jérémie Renier B
Viceroy's House Dir. Gurinder Chadha. Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi B–
War for the Planet of the Apes Dir. Matt Reeves. Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson B
We Are the Flesh Dir. Emiliano Rocha Minter. Noé Hernández, María Evoli B–
Wind River Dir. Taylor Sheridan. Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene B–
Wonder Woman Dir. Patty Jenkins. Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Danny Huston D+

② Even if it's good, it's hardly groundbreaking
Alien: Covenant Dir. Ridley Scott. Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender C+
bwoy Dir. John G. Young. Anthony Rapp, Jimmy Brooks, De'Adre Aziza, Ashton Randle B–
Frantz Dir. François Ozon. Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber C+
Marshall Dir. Reginald Hudlin. Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown D+
The Midwife Dir. Martin Provost. Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve, Olivier Gourmet B
My Cousin Rachel Dir. Roger Michell. Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger C+
Paint It Black Dir. Amber Tamblyn. Alia Shawkat, Janet McTeer, Rhys Wakefield C
Split Dir. M. Night Shyamalan. James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley D
Strange Weather Dir. Katherine Dieckmann. Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon, Kim Coates C
Strike a Pose Dirs. Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan. Documentary about backup dancers B–
Suntan Dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos. Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Marcus Collen C+
Victoria & Abdul Dir. Stephen Frears. Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard C–
Wakefield Dir. Robin Swicord. Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Jason O'Mara F

① Low ambition, little originality, easy to forget
The Hero Dir. Brett Haley. With Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ritter C–
It Comes at Night Dir. Trey Edward Shults. Kelvin Harrison Jr., Joel Edgerton C+
Landline Dir. Gillian Robespierre. Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, John Turturro, Edie Falco D+
The Trip to Spain Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon C