I’ve seen a decent amount of movies so far this year, and I’ve liked quite a few of them. A big chunk of them were released before this year, though, and this is all about 2017’s movies. My top ten movies released in the first half of 2017, to be exact. Check them out after the break.
This list is all about my top ten movies of 2017 (so far), meaning it’s a bit of a combination of favorites and what I consider to be the best or most important movies of the year.
1. The Big Sick
2. Get Out
3. Wonder Woman
5. Baby Driver
Click through the links on nine of the ten titles above to read my reviews and see why they’re on this list. I didn’t review Split since I didn’t see it until June, but I liked a lot about it—especially James McAvoy’s riveting performance as The Horde’s various personalities.
Here are some quick thoughts on the top five:
- The Big Sick is a remarkable film, and its poignant blend of comedy and drama, combined with its stellar cast, make it a must-watch movie.
- Get Out is one of the most important movies in recent years, and its tackling of race relations in America is (unfortunately) as timely and topical as it’s ever been.
- Wonder Woman is a glass ceiling shattering blockbuster in a lot of ways—not to mention it’s also a very good movie without making any qualifications.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has all the fun of the original plus even more emotional investment, and it just might be the best movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Baby Driver is fast, fun, thrilling, and unique.
I haven’t had a chance to watch Okja yet, but it seems exactly like my kind of thing and I can easily see it taking a place on this list. Early buzz tells me War for the Planet of the Apes will likely end up here as well. I’m hopeful that The Last Jedi will make a case for itself, and there’s a very real chance that Paddington 2 could make its way here if it’s even close to the quality of its predecessor. And we haven’t even gotten to all of the Oscar bait that’s sure to come out in the last few months of the year—and at least some of those movies are bound to be great.
How do my favorite movies of the year stack up against yours? What’s missing from my list? Let me know what movies you’ve loved, liked, or even just tolerated in the comments.