From ‘Get Out’ to ‘Alien: Covenant’: Our favorite films of 2017

L-R: The Big Sick, Raw, The Shape of Water
Image: Lionsgate / Focus World / Fox Searchlight

We’ll say this for 2017: We were so lousy with great movies this year, it felt impossible to narrow the very best down to a list of ten. 

In fact, truth be told, we’re still not sure that these are the ten very best films of the year. We could name another dozen films as worthy as any on this list (hi there, Wonder Woman and Blade Runner 2049), and a dozen more we missed but suspect could be on this list (sorry, Nocturama).

But the calendar year is finite, and so is the window in which it’s socially acceptable to publish “best of the year” lists. So without further ado, here are 10 favorites from 2017. Please don’t yell at us.

10. xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Yes, seriously. xXx: Return of Xander Cage wasn’t the most profound experience to be found at the movies this year, but it was definitely one of the most entertaining. This movie is exactly what it wants to be, and that is an unabashedly ridiculous action-thriller about impossibly attractive people defying the laws of physics. Think of it as the cinematic equivalent of a Pixy Stix – a shot of pure sugar that’ll have you bouncing off the walls afterward. 

9. The Big Sick

The Big Sick is like a soft blanket, or an affectionate hug, or a steaming mug of tea. It warms you to the core. There are big, complex themes in here – about Muslims in America, about cross-cultural difficulties, about immigrant families and the dreams they have for their children – but it all goes down easy thanks to an irresistibly sweet romance and tons of laugh-out-loud funny jokes. This is a film we’ll return to again and again. 

8. Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant is not the Alien retread the promos are selling. It’s something weirder, darker, more thoughtful, more ambitious – in a word, better. Through David, his malicious android protagonist, Ridley Scott explores themes of creation and destruction, imagines a future that’s evolving past us, and wonders if humans really are all we’re cracked up to be. It doesn’t always work, but damn, it’s thrilling when it does.

7. Raw

In her feature film debut, writer-director Julia Ducournau puts a cannibalistic twist on the standard coming-of-age narrative – and in doing so, captures the agony and the ecstasy of living away from home at the first time. Raw is disturbing and disgusting (a scene involving a hairball is surely one of the most stomach-churning moments of cinema 2017), but maybe its biggest surprise is the spiky sweetness at its core.

6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Truthfully, almost any of 2017’s superhero movies could’ve taken this slot. This year’s batch was that good. But our hearts are first and foremost with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a gut-bustingly hilarious, eye-poppingly gorgeous adventure that dug deep into the characters’ souls and came up with surprisingly emotional tale about broken people and the imperfect bonds they form. 

5. Lady Bird

In her solo directing debut, Greta Gerwig serves up a clear-eyed portrait of growing up in the early 2000s. Every detail is note-perfect, from the Dave Matthews soundtrack to the floppy disk drives to the Howard Zinn-loving love interest. What makes Lady Bird really special, however, is the way it showers empathy on everyone in its heroine’s orbit, including her loving but difficult mother. Each and every single character feels like the lead of their own movie.

4. Lady Macbeth

Don’t let the pristine compositions and restrained color palette fool you. Lady Macbeth is a wild ride that keeps you guessing and gasping ’til the very end. What starts out as a tale of female oppression spirals into a story of desire and empowerment, and then bursts through the thorny intersections of sex, race, and privilege. Star Florence Pugh gives a slippery performance that’ll keep you guessing throughout – and then haunt you for days afterward. 

3. Get Out

This one felt like a classic the moment it opened. The months since then have done nothing to reverse that impression. Filmmaker Jordan Peele used the “Sunken Place” (and everything that comes with it) to explore the unique terrors of being black in America, and turned Daniel Kaluuya into a white-hot star in the process. Call it a comedy, call it a drama, call it a horror movie, or call it a thriller – however you want to categorize it, Get Out was one of the sharpest movies we got this year. 

2. Call Me By Your Name

Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name is so sensual, it’s almost tactile. You can practically feel the sun on your shoulders and taste the peach juice on your lips. Armie Hammer has never been better than he is here, playing the blindingly beautiful object of desire. The real breakout, though, is Timothée Chalamet, who is electric in his portrayal of a teenager dizzy with first love. That final shot alone would earn Call Me By Your Name a place on this list. 

1. The Shape of Water

Who’d have guessed that one of 2017’s most humane movies would be the one about an inhuman creature? The Shape of Water is an achingly tender fairy tale that celebrates sex, love, art, and empathy; that stands up for the people on the margins; that turns a critical eye toward American hegemony; and that does it all by through a rapturous romance between a woman and a merman. The Shape of Water will heal your soul if you let it.

More From this publisher : HERE ; This post was curated using : TrendingTraffic

 


RELATED PRODUCTS
  • Discover the Secrets to Turning 15 Very Safely into 157.28 this Afternoon
  • Change Your Mind, Change Your Life Influence Your Mind and Others.
  • Destroy workout plateaus and trash boring and outdated interval workout with 51 news
  • The stunning secret of turning your wife on with the push of a button.
  • Now you can have them We show you how to make them the low carb way.
  • Join Our Community To Learn All About Commodity Trading And Show Off Your Trading Skills
  • Learn To Get Backstage For Free Learn How You Can Get A Backstage Pass For Any Concert
  • Spark Your Dead Metabolism, And Quickly Burn Off Belly Fat Without Avoiding Carbs.
  • View Our Collection Of Over 7,500 Unique Tattoo Designs
  • Clickbank Ads
     

    If you like our content help us with a share… or two …  

    Also -  I have some free stuff for you .......

    Nr 1. In This FREE Report you can Discover:

    Secrets to acquiring the freshest, hottest leads via YouTube In-Stream ads quickly and easily! Best secret tips for the most effective targeting for your ads! Totally legal, but little-known method for literally stealing traffic from your competitors! Get more traffic to your videos and landing pages without spending a fortune! And much more - all within this special FREE report!

     

    Nr 2. Did you know you can Absolutely EXPLODE YOUR EMAIL LIST FOR FREE with UNTOUCHED offline sources?

     

    Nr 3. The #1 secret to becoming an affiliate superstar - Earn your first $100 online – without a dime to invest.

    If you’re still looking to “make it online – I have just the thing for you. It’s a video series that shows how to make your first $100 online – even if you don’t have a dime to invest. Yes – nothing.  Free.  Nada. Is this possible? You bet. It’s the most powerful system used by those “in the know”. Good things don’t have to be difficult. And they don’t only come to those who wait. Have A Look

     

    Nr 4. Top 10 Email Marketing Mistakes. Which of these mistakes do you make?

     

    Nr 5.  You can learn about : The hottest social networking site that will send an unlimited stampede of traffic to your site - for FREE! How to quickly locate a swarm of hungry buyers using "information portals"! The fast and easy way to use simple images to siphon targeted traffic, on command! Learn how to get the most possible traffic from Instagram, and make sure that traffic converts! And much more ...

     

    Nr 6. It’s no secret… Facebook is an incredible place to get tons of free, viral traffic. But… most people are going about it all wrong.  How many of these mistakes are you making? Download the free report to find out.

       

    Nr 7.  Special free report .  It's called "Operation Midas Touch" and you can download it here...

    The report features a surefire method for generating at least $1000 per week online,without a website or product of your own!

    Nr 8.  Instagram is still one of the hottest ways to get a LOT of traffic fast. All by sharing images. Sounds easy enough, yeah? Well, yes and no. If you want to really start driving a lot of  traffic and making sales using Instagram then you should download this report.

    Nr 9.  When it comes to creating a product online there are so many ways to approach it. Wouldn’t it be great to just get the meat of it all so you can get started faster? Well, the good news is, today you can download a guide called the Product Creation Formula Quickstart Guide. It’s as the title suggests - a Quickstart guide. You’ll get a list of action steps to take right away. Download your copy today !

    Nr 10. Would you like to finally USE all of that dusty PLR you have sitting around on your harddrive? Or maybe find the resources for the best PLR available - at the best prices? What about how to use that PLR to make you money with just a few minutes of work. Well, you’re not going to want to miss this!

      Nr 11. Buzzfeed’s top post has more than 21 million views. Think about that for a sec… ONE of their articles has had over 21 million people who have read it! And they have thousands of articles... what would you do with that kind of traffic? A friend of mine hacked their method and was able to use it to get 11,592 targeted new subscribers in 2 weeks on their very first attempt!

    Nr 12. Push notifications are one of today's hottest trends in website traffic and conversions, and for good reason. Studies have shown that as many as 40% of people will opt-in for push notifications, which is about TEN TIMES the rate of people who opt-in for emails! That’s huge! Not only that, but they're also highly effective at pulling clicks, as well. Some studies have shown CTR at an average of around 40%, with highs of as much as 80%! Again, that’s huge!

    Nr 13. Would you like to know how to get more money from the exact same number of website visitors you’re currently getting? Even if you’re website is getting as few as 1-2 visitors a day, this report will show you how to increase your profits using these few handy hacks.

    Nr 14. People have now realised that it's not the size of the list which matters, it's the quality. ... and the only way to create a quality list is by launching your own products. Let it be $7 ebooks, $17 info products, $27 video training product or software's... all of these work. My good friend Kevin Fahey has is revealing how he's launched over 20 products in the past 4 years, many of them top sellers. Needless to say he's banked a handsome amount in this time.

    Nr 15. Do you ever feel that the man you like or even love, just doesn't see you or desire you in way you want him to? Or... maybe you're able to get a man's attention though not the right kind of attention? Or... maybe you're still single because you wait and wait for men to approach you first? What you may not know is that the way we flirt will either attract the "wrong" man for us or the "right" man.

    Nr 16. When it comes to getting sales and leads online, there is ONE thing that 95% of marketers use... it's called a LIST. My friend Jimmy just released a free book that explains WHY a list is important and how YOU can build your own list. It's available right here (and it won't cost you a penny)

    Nr 17. If you have tried everything, and still aren't able to get your Ex back, then you need to pay attention.

    Nr 18. What if I told you that you could make ANY woman WANT to do ANYTHING for you? Would you think I'm crazy? Well... what If I told you that you could also make her LOVE every minute of it and come back for more?

       

    Nr 19. I have a special free plugin for you today. It's called "Covert Hover Mini"

    This plugin will triple your blog traffic by compelling your visitors to share your images on social media. This is some really clever stuff and it works like a charm. After you grab your free plugin, don't  forget to read the free bonus report as it will show exactly how and why this strategy works like crazy.

    Nr 20. The days of being able to get away with a basic WP theme and a pic or two are gone, your site needs to look good. Even Google are looking for you to have engaging graphics on your site. But getting good quality graphics made for your site is a pain, AND it will cost you both time and money (if you outsource it). But I have a special free download for you today. A virtual treasure chest of over 21K profit pulling graphics you can start sing today to generate more traffic & sales!

    Nr 21. 20 professional full HD background videos. These background videos are perfect for giving your videos that extra kick they need to stand out from the crowd Oh yeah they are in full 1080p HD too, I hope you'll enjoy them.

    Nr 22. If you've ever failed to create a WordPress site of your own or typically waste hours & even weeks trying to figure it all out on your own....

    Nr 23. No doubt, you've seen all of the video launches lately! There is a reason for it... Video marketing is a GREAT way to make money, and with the recent creation tools making it super accessable for anyone to get started... It's no surprise that more people are making videos. However... there is a missing element to most video marketing products...

    Nr 24. For the first time ever... You can get the straight scoop on how someone is selling over $1,000,000/year of t-shirts on Facebook!

    Use them  .... and have fun !