Hello! Not going to lie, 2017 was pretty garbage on the movie front; it was pretty garbage all around but that’s for another time. Most of the movies this year just lacked creativity and originality, in my opinion. Still, I was able to scrounge up ten films that made me happy this year. Here are my Top Ten Movies of 2017!
10. Thor: Ragnorak – So much fun! I don’t really see it in the Marvel Universe because it kind of shows us a Thor that doesn’t match up with who we’ve been watching all these years. But still a ton of fun.
9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh creates a certain kind of dark dramedy with all his films and this is no exception. Anything with Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell is good with me.
8. Baby Driver – That opening scene!!!! I normally wouldn’t like this kind of movie, but Edgar Wright is a master. The entire thing blew my mind
7. Get Out – I don’t watch scary movies; I’m a huge wimp. After lots of pushing, I had to suck it up and give it a try. BLEW MY MIND!
6. I, Tonya – All hail Allison Janney! This was so funny and tragic and insane.
5. Coco – I had no idea what I was getting myself into with this movie. I knew I would probably like it because its Pixar, but this was such a strong family story that breaks your heart. So beautiful.
4. Lady Bird – I love teen stories. Its why I read almost all YA books. It’s a time where people are at their most vulnerable. This was a great coming-of-age story, but most importantly it was a beautiful story about a mother and her daughter. Saoirse Ronan is becoming one of my favorite actresses.
3. The Disaster Artist – A movie based on a book about the making of the “Citizen Kane” of bad movies?Basically filled with all my favorite people? SOLD!
2. Call Me By Your Name – THE FEELS. So I saw this on a Friday after reading so many incredible reviews. Read the book Friday night. Went back to see the movie the following Tuesday. Not only is the setting is out of this world, the story is so beautiful. Michael Stuhlbarg as Elio’s dad blew me away.
1. The Big Sick – My heart. I remember when Emily Gordon talked about their story on Pete Holmes’s podcast years ago and as someone who lives with a chronic illness, I instantly connected with her.