2017 in Reviewby 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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Votes: 519,990 | Gross: $389.81M
Intelligent and intriguing.
5. It (I) (2017)
R | 135 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 417,382 | Gross: $327.48M
Very good, but slightly overrated.
6. The Greatest Showman (2017)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
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
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.
Votes: 334,145 | Gross: $63.86M
A very interesting and eye-catching film.
8. Wonder Woman (2017)
PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 513,603 | Gross: $412.56M
Also very good, but slightly overrated.
9. Phantom Thread (2017)
R | 130 min | Drama, Romance
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.
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
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.
Great until the ending.
11. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama
The relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh.
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
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.
Votes: 60,827 | Gross: $30.35M
13. The Boss Baby (2017)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 99,466 | Gross: $175.00M
It honestly wasn't that bad.
14. The Big Sick (2017)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 110,266 | Gross: $42.87M
A good sleeper hit.
15. A Dog's Purpose (2017)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.
Votes: 59,740 | Gross: $64.51M
It was alright.
16. The Beguiled (2017)
R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller
The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.
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
Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.
Votes: 51,428 | Gross: $86.09M
18. The House (I) (2017)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
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
A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack."
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
A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Votes: 30,797 | Gross: $30.72M
It was a movie.
21. Our Souls at Night (2017)
TV-14 | 103 min | Drama, Romance
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.
I only saw the first half; but it was a decent first half.
22. Humor Me (2017)
93 min | Comedy
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.
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.
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
An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian.
Votes: 6,914 | Gross: $14.68M
Also one of only a few good Christian produced films.