These Are The Best Movies Of 2017

These Are The Best Movies Of 2017

From sci-fi originals to hard-hitting dramas
to superlative horror films, the year 2017 delivered a bumper crop of excellent flicks
for film lovers. The year was so chock full of cinematic wins
that some critics have had trouble trimming down their lists of favorites. Even so, there’s no doubt that these movies
are part of what made 2017 such a memorable year for movies. Split
Pretty much no one saw it coming, but M. Night Shyamalan’s surprise hit Split is among the
best films of the year. The taut thriller follows a group of young
women abducted by a man with multiple personalities. Their struggle for dominance threaten to either
upend his plans… or make things even worse for his captives. “Everybody just take a minute!” Critics have hailed it as an unexpected return
to form for Shyamalan, and a big part of the film’s buzz comes from its twist ending. It isn’t just the shocking final act that
makes Split so much fun—actor James McAvoy ties it all together with a tour de force
performance. Get Out
Helmed by debuting feature director Jordan Peele, this comedy-horror hybrid follows the
increasingly frightening misadventures of a young man venturing into the suburbs to
meet his girlfriend’s parents. The fact that they’re an interracial couple
underscores both the funniest and creepiest moments of the film, and soon our hero finds
himself under the town’s sinister spell just as the dangers of his hosts become clear. “Get out!” “Sorry, man.” “Get out!” There’s a reason everyone’s been talking about
Get Out since its release; see it yourself and find out why. Logan
Although Hugh Jackman has been celebrated for his portrayal of Wolverine for the better
part of two decades, none of those outings have truly captured the angst and rage that
help make the character so poignant in the comics. That all changes with Logan, a loose adaptation
of the Old Man Logan comics arc that finds our hero in a grim wasteland largely devoid
of mutants, called upon to defend a mysterious girl targeted by a passel of bloodthirsty
villains. A brooding Western road trip with claws, Logan’s
been hailed by critics as a fitting farewell for Jackman—and perhaps the best entry in
the X-Men franchise to date. Beauty and the Beast
Disney’s winning streak continued in 2017 with the box office bonanza that was their
Beauty and the Beast live-action remake. The faithful remake of its animated predecessor
was a must-see for movie fans because it introduced a new all-star cast, updated visual dynamics,
and a few new songs and in-jokes to enjoy. It was a rare movie that could be truly enjoyed
by audiences of all ages, and arrived as one of the year’s most successful movies as a
result. Wonder Woman
After 75-plus years of taking down baddies in the comics pages, and one supporting appearance
in Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman finally got her shot at solo blockbuster glory in 2017—and
she may have single-handedly saved the DC Extended Universe. Wonder Woman did everything it needed to and
then some, serving as an effective origin story as well as a superhero adventure that
stood on its own while continuing to lay the groundwork for Justice League. Considering how underwhelming Justice League
turned out to be, it looks like Wonder Woman is going to be carrying the DCEU on her very
capable shoulders from here on out. Baby Driver
With its eclectic soundtrack and insanely impressive stunts, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver
is an exciting action flick. The pic centers on a young crook named Baby,
who works as a getaway driver for a smarmy crime boss named Doc. Suffering from tinnitus, Baby drowns out the
constant droning with an incredible collection of iPods, and while he’s grooving to the tunes,
he’s able to weave in and out of traffic, dodge cars and avoid police pursuit by doing
180s in alleyways. But Baby’s life gets a little more complicated
when he falls head over heels for a beautiful waitress, which makes him want to straighten
his life out. But he’s got one more job on deck, working
with a who’s who of psycho killers. Needless to say, the robbery doesn’t go as
planned, and Baby is forced to take a stand to save everything he loves. With its dance-like action and its cool character
line-up, the film has got a little something special for everyone and arrived as an immediate
standout for the year. Dunkirk
Of Christopher Nolan’s greatest achievements, Dunkirk is right up there with Inception and
The Dark Knight. The nail-biting World War II thriller tells
the story of a real-life military retreat. Roughly 400,000 Allied troops were trapped
on a French beach, completely surrounded by the Nazis, and the only thing keeping our
heroes from home was the English Channel. Unfortunately, the beach was too shallow to
accommodate military-sized vessels, so English civilians sprang into action, sailing to Dunkirk
in their yachts and fishing boats. It was an incredible moment in history, and
Nolan does a masterful job of capturing the suspense. In true Nolan fashion, the story is divided
into three interwoven narratives which are all ultimately connected. Audiences are put in the middle of the battlefield
and feel the same desperation of those soldiers, waiting for a boat to arrive with a chance
of rescue. It
Andy Muschietti’s It isn’t the first adaptation of Stephen King’s weighty novel. In 1990, Tim Curry made horror history by
playing Pennywise the Dancing Clown, the Derry demon with a fondness for floating. “Kiss me, fat boy!”
(laughs) But with Bill Skarsgård wearing the carnival
makeup, things are a lot darker and bloodier in the new take. The first of a two-part tale, It tells the
story of “The Losers’ Club,” a group of outcast kids who are beaten by bullies and plagued
by horrible home lives. But when they’re together, these kids are
pretty powerful—and they need as much strength as possible when they find themselves facing
a flesh-eating clown. The Losers eventually head into the sewers
to end the evil that’s been plaguing their town for years. And under all the gore and grime, behind the
monstrous apparitions and evil sinks, there’s a lot of heart in this movie…even if the
creepy clown wants to eat everyone. Blade Runner 2049
While it’s become one of the most influential sci-fi movies ever made, when Blade Runner
hit theaters in 1982, it divided critics and flopped at the box office. 35 years later, Denis Villeneuve’s sequel
has been similarly unsuccessful at the box office, but it completely impressed critics
with its stunning visuals and intensely philosophical plot. The film’s dynamic landscape feels equal parts
terrifying and fabulous, and even beyond the gorgeous imagery is a movie still grappling
with and building on the same meaty themes from the first film—namely, the nature of
humanity. With Ryan Gosling as K, a blade runner hunting
for answers about his past and the truth about the android race known as “replicants,” the
story explores the depths of the human soul. So, while the film may have not been a commercial
success this time either, we can count on Blade Runner 2049 to inspire the sci-fi scene
for generations to come as well. I, Tonya
Directed by Craig Gillespie, I, Tonya is an examination of what really happened in 1994
when ice skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked before the US Figure Skating Championship
in Detroit, and how one woman was at the center of it all: Tonya Harding. Played to perfection by Margot Robbie, Harding
comes off as a tragic anti-hero, caught between an abusive mother, a violent husband, and
her desperate need to succeed in a snobby sport that treats her like dirt. “Maybe you should pick another sport.” “Suck my d—.” Surrounded by creeps and idiots, she claws
her way to the top, only to see everything come tumbling down fast. You might already have an opinion on the notorious
ice queen, but thanks to Robbie’s powerhouse performance we actually come to sympathize
with this woman—who’s so often reduced to a simple, trashy villain. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
While it’s controversial among some Star Wars fans, The Last Jedi cleaned house at the box
office and used its Force powers to win over most every critic in the galaxy. Picking up pretty much immediately after The
Force Awakens, the film finds Rey desperately trying to convince a world-weary Luke Skywalker
that the Resistance needs his help. But the old Jedi is holding on to some secrets,
and refuses to leave his deserted planet, frustrating Rey and causing her to seek answers
from her old enemy, Kylo Ren. In addition to the main plot, The Last Jedi
takes us to some incredible new worlds and pays homage to the originals while setting
up an exciting new future for the franchise. Thor: Ragnarok
For the most part, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has delivered solid, entertaining films…with
the exception being the Thor franchise. While the character always had potential,
the first two films didn’t quite do justice to the God of Thunder. So thank Odin for Taika Waititi whose Ragnarok
is an apocalyptic good time. The plot follows Thor as he’s trying to stop
Hela from taking over Asgard. Unfortunately, his superhero plans don’t pan
out, and after the hammer is crushed into tiny pieces, he finds himself imprisoned on
a planet where he’s forced to do battle with the Incredible Hulk. What results is possibly the funniest movie
in the entire Marvel franchise and one with a surprising amount of heart. “That doesn’t sound right.” “Well, it’s true.” Unlike the previous two films, Ragnarok actually
has something to say about the destructive influence of colonialism and how great nations
often hide their bloody pasts. And most importantly, Thor is no longer a
Shakespearean straight man. Instead, he’s a good-natured goof who’s forced
to truly reckon with his own godhood, with a few werewolves and fire demons in the mix. Phantom Thread
10 years after There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson reunited with Daniel Day-Lewis for
Phantom Thread, a period drama that marks the last time Day-Lewis steps in front of
a movie camera. The story follows his powerful and obsessive
dressmaker who goes through women like they’re spools of thread until he meets his match
in a waitress who turns the artist’s life upside down. Soon, the relationship goes from sweet to
toxic, allowing Day-Lewis to unleash all of his thespian powers along the way. While it’s lacking the fire and brimstone
of There Will Be Blood, Phantom Thread is just as powerful in its suave and simmering,
mild-mannered English way and marks a fitting end to Day-Lewis’ illustrious career. The Disaster Artist
Widely considered one of the worst movies ever made, The Room has left audiences howling
for years with its bizarro scenes and nonsensical dialogue, courtesy of Tommy Wiseau. “You are lying. I never hit you. You are tearing me apart, Lisa!” An oddball auteur who wrote, directed, and
starred in this epically awful film, Wiseau has long been one of cinema’s craziest and
most mysterious characters. He’s been treated as a laughingstock and a
villain, but according to The Disaster Artist, maybe he’s just the ultimate embodiment of
the Hollywood dream. Directed by and starring James Franco, the
film depicts the relationship between aspiring actor Greg Sestero and Wiseau, an out-of-control
egomaniac with incredible amounts of cash and zero ability to memorize lines. Wiseau hopes to become an A-list star, but
when he’s rejected time and again, he decides to make his own movie, sucking Greg into the
world’s weirdest film shoot. While it would be really easy to make Wiseau
look completely foolish, Franco gives a much more layered performance that’s being called
one of his all-time best. The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro is a master at telling enchanting tales, as seen in films like Pan’s
Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, and Crimson Peak. And now the director has crafted what might
be his magnum opus with The Shape of Water, a film that looks like Creature from the Black
Lagoon but feels more like Beauty and the Beast. This film follows a mute janitor who works
at a government lab and discovers an Amphibian Man locked away in the bowels of the building. Despite their very apparent differences, the
two form a bond, and soon there’s a romance brewing, one threatened by Cold War intrigue
and a vicious military officer. The result is a truly magical movie with gorgeous
direction and moving performances from its leading duo. All the Money in the World
Ridley Scott managed to turn what could’ve been a show-stopping scandal into a point
of positive buzz through sheer force of will. After Kevin Spacey was accused of multiple
accounts of inappropriate behavior against minors, it seemed there wasn’t enough money
in the world to save the director’s true-life thriller. But Scott quickly recalibrated by recasting
Spacey’s role with Christopher Plummer and re-shot 22 scenes with just six weeks to go
until the film was due in theaters. Not only did he complete the ultra-ambitious
adjustment in time, but critics were also highly impressed with Plummer’s misanthropic
performance as the billionaire who refused to pay ransom for his kidnapped grandson. As a result, the movie which could’ve become
a casualty of the 2017 reckoning was actually one of the year’s most impressive productions. The Post
Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg’s The Post follows Washington Post owner Katharine
Graham and editor Ben Bradlee as they debate whether to publish the Pentagon Papers, leaked
documents that exposed the U.S. government’s lies about the Vietnam War. With pressure coming down hard from the White
House, the two must grapple with concepts like the value of a free press, knowing full
well their decision could wreck the paper or worse. “We could all go to prison.” An old-school movie from an old-school master,
The Post brilliantly jumps back and forth from historical epic to a comedy to crackling
thriller. The A-list stars are on the top of their game,
and more importantly, in an era when “fake news” and divisive politics rule the day,
The Post is a timely reminder of the importance of journalism. Thanks for watching! Click the Looper icon to subscribe to our
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  1. My God… Moony in Florida Project makes me cry… Dafoe is a living fossil… And how hell he looks younger.. A good guy role for him??? Brilliant as he's my favorite villain

  2. Did you really put "The last jedi" on this list??? It's the biggest pile of shit ever shat on this planet…wtf, unsubscribed…

  3. was skeptical after Beauty and the Beast, but I just snapped after Last Jedi. It was a horrible movie, and probably the worst Star Wars movie ever.

  4. 2017 was the brief return of substance filled cinema really you got,It,dunkirk,split,the arrival,john wick 2,shape of water,get out and of course fricken Blade Runner 2049 and if you want superhero movies there's wonder woman and logan,too bad were going back to the same old regurgitated swill with 2018 and the following years,justice league and last jedi almost ruined the year but when you got earlier good releases you can let it slide

  5. in this entire list only The Post is worth any attention if we want to be real about it.
    The rest of the movies are just insulting.

  6. The water creature from the shape of water looks strikingly similar to Abe Sapien from the hellboy film series and graphic novels. Could they possibly be connected?

  7. You wasted 5 minutes of my time, and you have very bad test in movies, all of them are meaningless nonsense fictional action movies.

  8. Here are my favorite movies of 2017

    The greatest showman
    Beauty and the beast
    Jumanji welcome to the jungle
    Despicable me 3
    Boss baby
    Captain underpants

  9. Everyone needs to leave The Last Jedi alone. Yes there was one or two bumps in the road but it’s Star Wars which was seen be whiny little shitbags instead of die hard move goers

  10. Why in the hell is The Last Jedi on here? That movie is mediocre and probably one of the most overrated movies of all time. Isn’t this the same YouTube channel that also explained why The Last Jedi is a complete failure. Hypocrites.

  11. You only got it right in Split, after that, all of them are questionable at best, but "the last jedi"????? Seriously???? Is like the WORST movie EVER! Killed this video and my attention; better luck next time

  12. Hi, I come from 2019. I'd love to say that 2017 is one of the greatest years for film ever. This is such a great list.

  13. Lost faith in this list when beauty in the beast was mentioned that was a terrible terrible terrible movie at the most it gets a C-. How are you going to have a musical for the lead can't sing

  14. Call me by your name? Though I didn't like Lady Bird much, but it was definitely one of the greatest movies of 2017:)))))))))) And the Florida Project?

  15. Okay, i was going to fallow this list and then you put the last Jedi in the bunch… not so sure now…

  16. Baby Driver was great! Get Out was a good 'horror' movie without gore. Phantom Thread was based on a designer's life, I forget who now, but I think Daniel will be back. No Tim Roth movies???

  17. Blade Runner 2049 was TERRIBLE!!! It was SUPER slow and the plot wasnt revealed till the last 10 minutes of the movie. I honestly wanted to walk out of the theater not even 30 minutes in!

  18. I Tonya, FBI SA(SSA) ROB LASKY explained they convicted Tonya Harding because lying to the FBI is a Federal Crime.

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