The Best Movies Of 2017

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The Best Movies Of 2017

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2017 has been an interesting year for movies. Mostly the films released this year have been good, some bad, but some really stand out from the others. Being someone who watches a lot of films, it’s my duty to report which films are the best of the bunch each year so you don’t waste your hard earned money on CHiPS.

But without further ado, here is a list of the best films of 2017:

(I should add I did not see EVERY film released this year)

#10. Better Watch Out– While this movie was released into very select theaters, it was definitely great. The film is about a young boy and his babysitter stuck in a suburb home while a home invasion happens. But with a dark twist, you won’t see coming. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend that you don’t investigate this movie. It’s one where you should know just the little bit of plot I gave you and that’s it. Trailers today can give away too much stuff. While the movie was marketed as a horror film, it’s not really. It is a horror and there are scary parts. I can say that for sure. But I would say it’s more of a comedy-thriller film.

#9. Dunkirk– Director Christopher Nolan has always been known for making some of the greatest movies of the past 25 years (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Memento). So when his newest film Dunkirk was announced to be about World War II, people were worried and excited at the same time because it was definitely a different kind of movie Nolan hasn’t done before. I can say that seeing Dunkirk at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in IMAX was probably one of the greatest movie-going experiences I have ever had. The movie was specifically shot to be viewed in IMAX. So if you have an IMAX screen in your basement with everything set up correctly, I would recommend to check out this film.

#8. IT– Based off of the horrifying novel by famous author Stephen King, IT follows a group of teenagers in Maine that are hunting down a killer clown. While the movie wasn’t as scary as some would hope, the movie does deliver a great tale of growing up and all of the changes people go through. All of the chemistry between the kids feels authentic and it flows really well. Pennywise The Dancing Clown does a great job of freaking you out because of how many different forms he takes throughout the film.

#7. Okja– I always love seeing the movies Netflix can pull off. While this year wasn’t the best, Okja was by far the biggest standout. The film revolves around these genetically hybrid pigs and a young girl trying to save her pig from getting killed and eaten. I know, that doesn’t sound like a fun movie to watch, but it is. The film has a killer cast ranging from Tilda Swinton to Jake Gyllenhaal. The film finds the perfect way to balance a sweet-lighthearted film, but also add the element of rich slimy business people.

#6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi– I think it’s a bit unfair to put Star Wars on a top ten list because we all know that Star Wars will be great. It takes a spot away from other films like A Ghost Story. While that movie was great, Star Wars was better. So by that logic, every year now, one movie is going to get the boot because Star Wars has a lifetime pass on every top ten list.

#5. Spider-Man: Homecoming– Spider-Man has had a difficult time the past few years because the studios have never seemed to find the right actor or create an amazing script. When we first saw Spider-Man officially join the MCU back in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, people fell in love with Tom Hollands performance. He is THE Spider-Man we needed. Spider-Man: Homecoming does a great job at showing how difficult it is to be in high school because you want to grow up and do things with your life.

#4. Thor Ragnarok– Thor has always been the most boring Avenger when it came to their solo movies. His films were not memorable, boring and just flat out stupid. So fans had the right to be skeptical when it was announced that the character would have another solo film coming out. But when the first trailer dropped, everyone knew something was different. It looked…good! Director Taika Waititi did a great job at making this Thor movie different from the others. Thor and Thor 2 took themselves way too seriously and Waititi decided to make a buddy comedy film between Thor and The Hulk. Everything in this film worked. Some even go as far as to say it is one of the best MCU movies yet.

#3. The Disaster Artist– A great movie about the worst movie ever made, The Room. James Franco is always up to something these days and his latest movie which he directed and starred in was quite an experience. Franco plays actor Tommy Wiseau trying to get his movie made in the early 2000’s. We truly get to see how hard it is to break into the entertainment business in this film because Wiseau had a vision and he worked his butt off to make it happen and it was a complete flop.

#2. Get Out– By far the movie that came out of nowhere and blew everything out of the water. Get Out is a psychological thriller that touches upon racial stereotypes in today’s society and how people view one-another based on skin color. Director Jordan Peele, from Key & Peele, made a movie that has so many clever hidden references that it takes numerous viewings to catch the smallest thing. While I wouldn’t say the movie is a straight-horror-film, it does leave you shaking because unlike most horror movies, this one (in a way) is based on things that happen to people each day.

#1. Logan– 20th Century Fox, or should I say 20th Century Fox: A Walt Disney Division, has outdone themselves with these past few X-Men films. Logan is said to be the final appearance of Hugh Jackman who has played the iconic superhero Wolverine for over 20 years now. Logan is the perfect end to this character. There was not one scene in this movie where anyone should be bored because it is just a roller coaster of excitement. Jackman has gone on record and stated that he would be willing to return to Wolverine if he would be in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now that Disney has bought 20th Century Fox and the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger has confirmed that the X-Men will soon be in that universe, who knows?? But if Jackman isn’t able to return, I think Logan would be the perfect ending to his portrayal of the character.

Well, there you have it. My favorite movies of 2017. Do you agree with my list? Is there anything that was on here that shouldn’t be or something that should be? Comment down below!