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Best Films of 2017

Nicole Kidman stars in Sofia Coppola movie, The Beguiled (2017)
4.5

The Beguiled

You lie underneath a sunken tree injured from the bloodshed of a war you were barely able to escape from. A startled young girl stumbles upon you and, out of the kindness of her heart, assists you back to a school exclusively for young ladies.
Image from the 2017 movie, I Kill Giants
4.0

I Kill Giants

The pains of growing up are difficult enough to deal with, but keeping an entire town safe from monstrous giants makes things all the more complicated.
Sharon Stone in the film, All I Wish
4.0

All I Wish

The best comparison for a film that I can come up with for the premise of All I Wish is that it is a romantic comedy version of Groundhog Day.
Image from the film The Shape of Water
4.0

The Shape of Water

Centered on a non-verbal maid at a top-secret government facility, everything becomes quite strange and dangerous when she and the manphibian in captivity develop a sensual and compassionate relationship.
Image from the film Paddington 2
5.0

Paddington 2

The delightful sequel to 2014's Paddington, finds Paddington Bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) settled into his new life in London as a favorite member of the Brown family and a beloved member of the community.
Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving in the 2017 horror movie 'Mayhem'.
4.5

Mayhem

A virus that disables inhibitions and magnifies thoughts and emotions causes a violent outbreak at a law firm. One man, recently screwed over by his superiors, uses the quarantine to enact his revenge.
Image from indie film Entanglement
4.0

Entanglement

Entanglement is a dramedy about Ben, played by Thomas Middleditch, and his quest to find a reason for being.
Image of Halson Sage starring in the film People You May Know
4.5

People You May Know

An introvert with no desire for social media becomes an online celebrity when he reinvents himself on the internet.
Image of Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke in the film Thoroughbreds
5.0

Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds offers a foray into the romanticized and often unpredictable world of youthful rebellion, as two former best friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) rekindle with one another to carry out their plans to murder Lily’s stepfather.
Image from the film Custody (Jusquà la garde)
5.0

Custody

Custody details the heated legal battle between Mariam and Antoine Besson as they negotiate the custody rights for their son Julien following their divorce.
Image from the film The Post
5.0

The Post

Steven Spielberg’s latest film about the partnership between The Washington Post’s Katherine ‘Kay’ Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee and their race to expose a massive government cover-up in 1971.
Image from the film Under the Tree
5.0

Under the Tree

Chosen as the Icelandic entry for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards, Hafsteinn Gunnar’s drama follows the feud that unfolds between two neighboring families over a large tree that casts a shadow over a sunroom.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Spoiler Free Movie Review
4.5

Thor: Ragnarok

In this film, Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) journey extends far further into the galaxy than ever before, when he is stranded on Sakaar and forced into a gladiatorial battle with Avengers comrade The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).
Image of Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet in 2017 film Call Me By Your Name
4.0

Call Me By Your Name

Put simply, Call Me By Your Name is a coming-of-age romance drama which stars frontrunner Armie Hammer and newcomer Timothée Chalamet as they indefinitely fall for each other in an idyllic 1983 Italy.
Image of Kyle Mooney in the film Brigsby Bear
4.0

Brigsby Bear

A film so optimistic and hopeful that its emergence in the middle of 2017 seems like a bit of a pocket miracle.