Top 10 Best Movies of 2017

From Get Out to Logan, here are my top 10 movies of 2017

I have no idea if it’s the rising political tension in America or the controversies in Hollywood but 2017 has been a fantastic year for film. This year, we’ve seen a nice mixture of indie movies and big-budget extravaganzas. And not one over-shadowed the other. Previous years, there had been an over-emphasis on mainstream blockbusters such as superhero movies and audiences didn’t have a chance to see the smaller films. Not this year. Films like It Comes At Night, or Lady Bird would have never been released in my neck of the woods, and I’m glad they did.

A common theme in my list includes directorial debuts. From Jordan Peele to Greta Gerwig to Taylor Sheridan, these first-time directors are ones to watch for in the future. And as we continue our fight for diversity, movies have been quite diverse this year. The sleeper hit, Get Out, proved that film about race can be mega hits while female directors are starting to push through. With the push from the current American president and movements such as the #MeToo movement, 2017 has created some of the best movies of the century. Here are just 10 of my favorites.

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‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Sensory Masterpiece Is The Best War Movie Ever

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Dunkirk is not your typical war movie, it’s better

I always found war movies to be a quick cash grab capable of bringing American movie-goers of all ages to their nearest theater. It’s that kind of universally liked movie that can make money, win Oscars, and there is an abundance of war stories to choose from. Don’t get me wrong, there are some impressive war movies out there like Saving Private Ryan and last year’s Hacksaw Ridge. However, I’ve never seen a war story so masterfully done quite like Nolan’s Dunkirk. It transcends its movie qualities to become a cinematic experience constantly playing with your sensory system.

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