2017 was a really great year for Hollywood. Hollywood gave to us a truckload and variety of dandy blockbuster movies of action, horror, comedy, drama, romance, fiction and many more. Hollywood really served us with an awesome buffet of movies. Below is our rating of the top ten best movies of 2017.
1. Get out
Get Out is an American mystery/horror film, starred by Allison Williams and Bradley Whitford. Written and directed by Jordan Peele, the movie follows Chris to his girlfriend’s house for a weekend getaway, which appears to be great at first, but as the weekend goes by, a series of disturbing discoveries lead him to an inconceivable truth.
Okja is a 2017 drama and fiction film currently available at Netflix, about a South Korean girl’s relationship with her genetically enhanced pig, Okja. This adventurous and humorous movie satirically criticizes the food industry, with astounding performances by Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal. The movie was selected as one of the top ten best movies of 2017 by the National Board of Review, the American Film Institute, and Time magazine.
3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is 2017 drama, starred by Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, considered one of the best movies of 2017 because it provides an unusual perspective on death, filled with black comedy and emotional drama.
The movie follows Mildred Hayes, a grieving and angry mother who rents three billboards to push the local police into finding her daughter’s murderer. In doing so, Hayes manages to anger the town and policemen and trigger a series of unforeseeable consequences.
This drama and thriller war film written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan portrays the retreat of the US from Dunkirk, France during the Second World War, from the eyes of several soldiers and higher ranking officers of the US military, performed by actors such as Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Kenneth Branagh.
6. The Shape of Water
This American fantasy film directed by Guillermo Del Toro & Vanessa Taylor is considered one best movies of 2017 not only due to a moving love story between a mute janitor of a secret government laboratory and a humanoid amphibian captured in a South American river during the Cold War (1962), but also because of the incredible special effects. Definitely worth a cinema ticket.
7. The Lost City of Z
The Lost City of Z is a 2016 American autobiographical film written by James Grey based on the nonfiction David Grann’s eponymous story, which follows the 20th century British explorer Percy Fawcett’s, played by Charlie Hunnam, to find a lost South American civilization believed to be more advanced than any other in the world. Filled with adventure, social critiques and obsession, this film is righteously considered one of the best movies of 2017.
8. Call Me By Your Name
This erotic romance directed by Luca Guadagnino is set in Italy in 1983 and details the love affair between a young music prodigy and his father’s assistant, played by Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, revealing the magic of the first love and the pain that comes with its loss.
9. Marjorie Prime
Considered the most moving film of the year and one of the best movies of 2017, Michael Almereyda’s adaptation of Jordan Harrison’s play takes place in a futuristic reality where Marjorie spends her last days talking to a holographic image of her late husband, while her son-in-law and daughter must learn to cope with her eventual passing and the problems their own marriage faces.
With amazing performances by Louis Smith, Jon Hamm, Geena Davis and Tim Robbins, this film definitely has won her place in the best movies of 2017. A must-see.
10. The Florida Project
Directed by Sean Baker, this drama follows sox-year-old Moonee and her mother Halley during their stay at The Magic Castle, a motel managed by Bobby, played by Willem Dafoe. The film depicts a barely known part of the population living in the US and their living conditions, while still showing the innocent happiness of the six year old despite the cruel world he lives in.
Although this are our picks for best movies of 2017, there are many other films worthy of a mention, such as The Post, Phantom Thread, Lady Bird, Wormwood, A Quiet Passion, Blade Runner 2049, I, Tonya, Good Time, The Big Sick, Logan and A Ghost Story.