The final list I won’t publish until January.

1. Being 17 (André Téchiné)
2. Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)
3. American Honey (Andrea Arnold)
4. Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke)
5. Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman)
6. Cemetery of Splendor (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
7. The Measure of a Man (Stéphane Brizé)
8. Ixcanul (Jayro Bustamante)
9. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
10. Little Men (Ira Sachs)
11. The Other Side (Roberto Minervini)
12. No Home Movie (Chantal Ackerman)
13. A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino)
14. Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve)
15. Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
16. Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)
17. I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)
18. Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra)
19. O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman)
20. Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater)