Best Films of 2017

by raptorelie | created - 5 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

As we are getting into Oscar season, here are my favorite movies so far this year

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1. Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

8.1
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94 Metascore

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 320,289 | Gross: $188.37M

2. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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75 Metascore

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 16,495 | Gross: $38.06M

3. Wind River (2017)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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73 Metascore

A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.

Director: Taylor Sheridan | Stars: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, Teo Briones

Votes: 89,979 | Gross: $33.80M

4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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88 Metascore

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 50,436 | Gross: $30.08M

5. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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81 Metascore

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 212,689 | Gross: $91.95M

6. Split (IX) (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

7.3
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62 Metascore

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Votes: 243,511 | Gross: $138.14M

7. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

8.0
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48 Metascore

Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Director: Michael Gracey | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya

Votes: 48,477 | Gross: $102.48M

8. Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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76 Metascore

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis

Votes: 362,577 | Gross: $412.56M

9. Logan (2017)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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77 Metascore

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Votes: 436,708 | Gross: $226.28M

10. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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74 Metascore

Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo

Votes: 187,511 | Gross: $313.20M

11. Happy Death Day (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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57 Metascore

A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken

Votes: 37,059 | Gross: $55.68M

12. Kong: Skull Island (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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62 Metascore

A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 187,123 | Gross: $168.05M

13. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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85 Metascore

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 293,317 | Gross: $597.72M

14. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

PG-13 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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52 Metascore

When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench

Votes: 66,274 | Gross: $102.12M

15. The Lost City of Z (2016)

PG-13 | 141 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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78 Metascore

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

Votes: 49,203 | Gross: $8.57M

16. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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86 Metascore

At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones

Votes: 31,761 | Gross: $28.01M

17. The Post (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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83 Metascore

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 9,349 | Gross: $33.04M

18. Justice League (2017)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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45 Metascore

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller

Votes: 173,289 | Gross: $227.58M

19. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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73 Metascore

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

Votes: 268,221 | Gross: $334.20M

20. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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44 Metascore

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Channing Tatum

Votes: 140,826 | Gross: $100.23M

21. It (I) (2017)

R | 135 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.6
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69 Metascore

A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis

Votes: 228,789 | Gross: $327.48M