Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen have both never been better than in this film, which tells the disturbing true story about native American women who have been raped and killed in the cold landscape known as Wind River. Wonderfully directed and beautifully profound, the film will stay with you long after is it over.
9. Baby Driver
Edgar Wright’s answer to Nicholas Wending Refn’s Drive is a fun, entertaining shoot em up kind of thriller that has a terrific soundtrack, great performances and terrific direction. Edgar Wright superbly directed this film and the fast paced action and while the storyline isn’t the most original, it’s a fun escapism time at the movies.
This film hooked me immediately with Thomas Jane’s brilliant performance and terrific direction. I’m a huge Stephen King fan and we’ve had a lot of great adaptations of his works this year and 1922 is a beautifully directed drama that makes you care about the main character who is also the antagonist of the film and that’s impressive. 1922 is one of the best Netflix’s original films ever made and is extremely suspenseful and thought-provoking.
The best comic book movie of the year, Logan transcended the genre and gave us the final performances of Hugh Jackman as Logan and Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier in a emotionally heartfelt drama that also serves as a western and a road trip movie. Logan is the conclusion to the X-Men franchise we deserve and beautifully closes out our heroes journey with a bang.
One of the biggest box office success in 2017 and one of the most liked horror films in the past few years by critics and audiences, IT was a great horror movie that had fantastic performances from it’s child cast and from Bill Skarsgard himself who was amazing as Pennywise. While the movie does follow the Stranger Things trope, it manages to stand on it’s own and be a great adaptation to the Stephen King novel which came before. Bring on the sequel. 2019 can’t get here fast enough.
5. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
In one of the most original and strange titles I’ve heard for a movie, Frances Mcdormand is absolutely incredible in this film along with Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell and this is by far one of the most unique movies of the year. Superbly directed by Martin McDonagh and beautifully written, the film offers some surprising twists and turns along the way that took me completely off guard. This is absolutely one of the best movies of the year and one of the most original pieces of art to come out in a long time.
4. The Disaster Artist
Brilliantly directed and acted by James Franco, The disaster Artist tells the story of how The Room, one of the best worst movies ever, got made. This is a heartfelt story about two friends who try to make it in the entertainment industry and want to create something that will have a profound and lasting effect on people.They succeed in doing just that, just maybe not in the ways they intended. The franco brothers are absolutely brilliant here and this movie is absolutely wonderful.
3. Blade Runner 2049
Denis Villeneuve takes the reign over Ridley Scott and superbly directs the sequel to one of the best science-fiction films ever made and this is the rare case of a sequel 30 years later that lives up to the hype. Beautifully directed, wonderfully acted and emotionally resonant, Blade Runner 2049 is an excellent follow up to the science-fiction classic.
2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Probably the most controversial film of 2017, The Last Jedi has divided the Star Wars fan base forever. Rian Johnson crafted a great (but be it imperfect) Star Wars movie that I’m sure will get better with every viewing. While I don’t agree with some of Rian Johnson’s choices in this film, this was a beautifully made, hugely entertaining Star Wars film that took risks. Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher (in her final performance as Princess Leia) are both terrific and Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver are both the best part of this film and I love how Rian Johnson treated the character of Luke Skywalker.
And now here we are. Dunkirk was the best movie experience I’ve had in 2017. It was thrilling, emotionally satisfying and bombastic and seeing this movie on the big screen was just beautiful. A lot of people are divided on this film (like most films out there, big secret, I know) because we don’t know any of the characters. That didn’t bother me at all since the character’s backstories weren’t the point of the movie. They’re actions we’re. These people we’re heroes and what they did at Dunkirk mattered. Christopher Nolan expertly directed this film and I cannot wait to see what he does next.
This was my list of my 10 favorite movies of 2017. There we’re a lot I couldn’t include, like The Post, Coco, What Happened to Monday, Gerald’s Game, Split, Spiderman Homecoming, Alien Covenant, Wonder Woman, War for the Planet of the Apes, It Comes At night, And Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur. All of these movies I loved but could not fit in this list. I’m aware that we’re going to disagree on certain films on here and by all means, let me know what your top 10 of 2017 are.