2017 in Review

by tuckerconstable-07055 | created - 16 Sep 2018 | updated - 17 Sep 2018 | Public

Every 2017 film I believed was worth a watch.

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1. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

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: 409,069 | Gross: $92.05M

One of the best sequels I've ever seen, and definitely the best film of the year.

2. Downsizing (2017)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

Votes: 87,645 | Gross: $24.45M

Boring and preachy.

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

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

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: 518,572 | Gross: $620.18M

I don't understand the hate.

4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

Votes: 519,990 | Gross: $389.81M

Intelligent and intriguing.

5. It (I) (2017)

R | 135 min | Horror

69 Metascore

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

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

Votes: 417,382 | Gross: $327.48M

Very good, but slightly overrated.

6. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

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: 212,673 | Gross: $174.34M

The best musical about a scam artist I've ever seen.

7. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, 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: 334,145 | Gross: $63.86M

A very interesting and eye-catching film.

8. Wonder Woman (2017)

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

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: 513,603 | Gross: $412.56M

Also very good, but slightly overrated.

9. Phantom Thread (2017)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Julie Vollono

Votes: 94,704 | Gross: $21.02M

A great send off to one of the greatest actors of the past century.

10. Gerald's Game (2017)

TV-MA | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

77 Metascore

A couple tries to spice up their marriage in a remote lake house; after the husband dies unexpectedly, the wife is left handcuffed to their bed frame and must fight to survive and break free.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia, Carel Struycken

Votes: 74,978

Great until the ending.

11. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

The relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Vicki Pepperdine

Votes: 22,079 | Gross: $1.74M

A tragic story, but a very well told one.

12. The Mountain Between Us (2017)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

48 Metascore

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 60,827 | Gross: $30.35M

Meh.

13. The Boss Baby (2017)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

50 Metascore

A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

Director: Tom McGrath | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 99,466 | Gross: $175.00M

It honestly wasn't that bad.

14. The Big Sick (2017)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Director: Michael Showalter | Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Votes: 110,266 | Gross: $42.87M

A good sleeper hit.

15. A Dog's Purpose (2017)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

43 Metascore

A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Bryce Gheisar

Votes: 59,740 | Gross: $64.51M

It was alright.

16. The Beguiled (2017)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell

Votes: 46,477 | Gross: $10.58M

A flawed, but serviceable, adaptation of the book.

17. The Emoji Movie (2017)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

12 Metascore

Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.

Director: Tony Leondis | Stars: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 51,428 | Gross: $86.09M

Disgusting.

18. The House (I) (2017)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

30 Metascore

After the town takes away their daughter's college scholarship, a couple start an illegal casino in their friend's house to make back the money.

Director: Andrew Jay Cohen | Stars: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Ryan Simpkins, Jason Mantzoukas

Votes: 36,877 | Gross: $25.48M

A lot better than I was expecting, but still nothing special.

19. The Shack (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Fantasy

32 Metascore

A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack."

Director: Stuart Hazeldine | Stars: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 27,452 | Gross: $57.39M

I'm Christian and even I have to admit that a lot of Christian films aren't good. But, this was alright.

20. Kidnap (2017)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

44 Metascore

A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.

Director: Luis Prieto | Stars: Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn, Lew Temple

Votes: 30,797 | Gross: $30.72M

It was a movie.

21. Our Souls at Night (2017)

TV-14 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

Fonda and Redford star as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower who've lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbor.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Judy Greer, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern

Votes: 9,488

I only saw the first half; but it was a decent first half.

22. Humor Me (2017)

93 min | Comedy

53 Metascore

With an interminable case of writer's block and a personal family crisis, playwright Nate is forced to move into his father's retirement community.

Director: Sam Hoffman | Stars: Joey Slotnick, Bernie McInerney, Elliott Gould, Tibor Feldman

Votes: 772 | Gross: $0.04M

Flawed, but still surprisingly touching and emotional.

23. Breakable You (2017)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

The film follows the Wellers, A dynamic New York City family as they come to terms with themselves and each other.

Director: Andrew Wagner | Stars: Holly Hunter, Tony Shalhoub, Alfred Molina, Cristin Milioti

Votes: 265

Very soap opera-ish, but a decent performance from Holly Hunter keeps you invested.

24. The Case for Christ (2017)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama

50 Metascore

An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian.

Director: Jon Gunn | Stars: Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, Frankie Faison, Robert Forster

Votes: 6,914 | Gross: $14.68M

Also one of only a few good Christian produced films.



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