2017 best movies
2017 best movies

2017 gave us lots of great movies like Wind River, Dunkirk, Wonder woman, Star Wars : The Last Jedi ,Blade Runner 2049, Logan , Thor Ragnarok, IT, Guardians of Galaxy Vol 2, John Wick Chapter 2 and so on and on. We know about this big franchise movies as we hold on to our time with lot of expectation to them. However, breaking the stereotypes, there are plenty of movies around the corner with utter greatness that might have slipped from our thought. We bet that you might have missed some of our listed best movies in 2017 (irrespective of their order as listed) that performed really good in theaters.

1. Coco

Synopsis: Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Genre: Fantasy/Mystery
Directed By: Lee Unkrich
Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Noel Ubach
IMDb rating: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

 

What’s so good about it?

Well in simple words, Coco was an absolute charmer. This movie is a perfect modern-day tribute to family and culture. The film can be related to Guillermo del Toro-produced movie The Book of life as it is based on a family folk myth that we have heard from ages. At the same time, it is sarcastic and funny where it needs to be. And best of all is the surprise ending that works as the perfect icing on the cake. To sum it up, Coco touches your heart to the very core; Pixar has come with a masterpiece after a very long time. That’s why it makes in the list of best movies from 2017.

2. Wonder

Synopsis : Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Genre: Drama/Family
Directed By: Stephen Chbosky
Starring: Julia Roberts, One Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Izabela Vidovic, Noah Jupe, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs
IMDb Rating: 8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

What’s so good about it?

I had goosebumps all over when I first saw the trailer for the movie, and I finally watched it I did not regret it at all. If you haven’t cried while watching a film for quite some time, then Wonder makes sure that you do. You moan when the little boy cries, and you smile when he says those one-line jokes. Fundamentally you just do not watch the movie you live his journey with him. And by the end of the movie, Jacob Tremblay will be all on your mind, and he will be there to stay.

3. Gifted

Synopsis : Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a regular school life for Mary are foiled when the 7-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

Genre: Comedy – Drama/Drama
Directed By: Marc Webb
Starring: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%

Review:

Well, seems like 2017 was all about cute kids winning your heart, and Mckenna Grace is next on the list. Gifted is a movie about an extraordinary seven year’s struggle to live an ordinary life. When the whole world sees a genius in the child, his uncle chooses just to see her as a child and live a life like one. The marvelous acting of Chris Evans and the adorable and smart-ass McKenna Grace will win your heart all over.

4. Lady Bird

Synopsis: An outspoken teen must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of an eventful and poignant senior year of high school.

Genre: Drama/Comedy
Directed By: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Saorise, Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lois Smith
IMDb rating: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

What’s so good about it?

Remember teenage, the time when you were unsure about anything and everything around you; the time you were bagged with lots of expectations and all you wanted you was a break. Well, Lady Bird reminds you of all those times. Lady Bird is a movie about an average teenager with a challenging relationship with her mother. The best part the film is that nothing seems over the top and dramatized. The characters are original and make you fall in love with them instantly.

5. Okja

Synopsis: For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja – a large animal and an even bigger friend – at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when family-owned, multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where an image-obsessed and self-promoting CEO has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission.

Genre: Drama/Science fiction
Directed By: Bong Joon-ho
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Ahh See-Hyun, Byun Hee-bong, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Yoon Je-moon, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Devon Bostick, Choi Woo-Shik, Giancarlo Esposito, Jake Gyllenhaal
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

What’s so good about it?

Ever loved your pet more than anything else, if yes then you will love this movie too. Okja is a movie about a young girl Mija played by Seo-Hyeon Ahn and her journey of saving her pet/friend Okja from the New York. The love between Okja and Mija is pure and will touch your heart.

6. 120 Beats Per Minute

Synopsis: Nathan is a young man who joins an AIDS activist group in 1990s Paris. As he attends the weekly meetings, he learns that some members prefer a more radical approach to their protests.

Genre: Drama
Directed By: Robin Campillo
Starring: Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valios, Adele Haenel
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

Although this movie ports almost two-decade-old story, it still seems so relevant to date. In no parts of the film, you feel like you are watching a historical movie. The young French AIDS activists are passionate and uncompromising about their movement and above all so vivid and so real. The film is on point without any unnecessary distractions, and sub-plots like many of the historic movie have. This movie is going to get on your nerves and all of that in an excellent way.

7. The Disaster Artist

Synopsis: With ‘The Disaster Artist,’ James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic disaster-piece ‘The Room’ (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), ‘The Disaster Artist’ is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.

Genre: Drama/Bibliography
Directed By: James Franco
Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Aru Graymor
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%

What’s so good about it?

This movie is funny – and I mean brutally amusing; but at the same time, it is really touching and emotional. James Franco has been really sharp about the movie making. He shows all the emotions just correctly. While some of the comedy movies can be stupid and illogical this movie is a masterpiece of intelligent comedy and trust me, you will love it.

8. Good Time

Synopsis: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine “Connie” Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

Genre: Drama/Crime
Directed By: Benny Safdie, Josh Sadie
Starring: Robert Pattison, Benny Safdie, Jenifer Jason Leigh
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

9. I, Tonya

Synopsis: In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world came crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful, in a poorly conceived attack that forces the young woman to withdraw from the national championship. Harding’s life and legacy instantly become tarnished as she’s forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.

Genre: Drama/Sport
Directed By: Craig Gillespie
Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

What’s so good about it?

I, Tonya is a bleakly hilarious tale of sheer unrepentance. It’s based on the true story of US figure skater Tonya Harding: reviled as the blue-collar, white-trash, black-hearted villain who at the very least attempted to cover up her ex-husband Jeff’s grotesque assault on her rival skater Nancy Kerrigan. With the fantastic performance of Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, I, Tonya is just delightful to watch. Margot Robbie just correctly fitted in her character; with her frizzy of hair, angry of demeanor, often bringing out a raptor grimace on the ice, denoting pain or gloating triumph making it one the best movies from 2017.

10. Molly’s Game

Synopsis: The real story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.

Genre: Drama/Crime
Directed By: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%

11.(Bonus) The Florida Project

Synopsis: Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a profoundly moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai, another significant discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moon’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.

Genre: Drama/Crime
Directed By: Sean Baker
Starring: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

What’s so good about it?

On the one hand is warm, lovely and full of compassion and at the same time devastating and shows you the harsh reality of life. While you fall in love with Moonee’s magical little world, you also get devastated the harsh reality of Halley’s. Overall, this is a small film with a big message and certainly one of the best movies of 2017.


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