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The Perfect World >> Movies >> The Best Films of 2017

The Best Films of 2017

Ricky Ricardo -- Friday, January 26, 2018 -- 06:26:14 PM

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Ricky Ricardo -- Friday, January 26, 2018 -- 06:32:42 PM -- 1 of 27

Here is where I'm at, but I have a lot to see

TOP FIVE

The Big Sick

Lady Bird

Dunkirk

Land of Mine

Wind River

HONORABLE MENTION

Mudbound

Blade Runner 2049

The Meyerowitz Stories

WILDLY OVERPRAISED

Wonder Woman

Darkest Hour

Get Out

Baby Driver

STILL TO SEE

Three Billboards

Call Me by Your Name

The Florida Project

I, Tonya

The Disaster Artist

Molly's Game

The Post

PROBABLY SHOULD SEE BUT WON'T

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

(my son has seen both, hated Phantom Thread, liked Shape of Water, and told me I wouldn't like either)

Pincher Martin -- Friday, January 26, 2018 -- 07:40:03 PM -- 2 of 27
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

I'm shocked by how few movies I've seen on your list - good or bad movies.

The ones I have seen are ...

Lady Bird.

Wind River.

Blade Runner 2049.

Wonder Woman.

Baby Driver.

Three Billboards.

And that's it.

CalGal -- Saturday, January 27, 2018 -- 02:38:49 AM -- 3 of 27
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

I saw Get Out and Wonder Woman. I think I'd like to see Three Billboards. Definitely want to see I, Tonya, because of Janney. Would like to see Wind River.

javajeanelaine -- Saturday, January 27, 2018 -- 01:42:52 PM -- 4 of 27
Life is too short for bad coffee.

I've seen:

The Big Sick

Lady Bird

Wonder Woman

Three Billboards

I, Tonya

Molly's Game

The Post

The Shape of Water

Pincher Martin -- Saturday, January 27, 2018 -- 02:40:12 PM -- 5 of 27
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

Based on the trailers I've seen, The Shape of Water looks like an unlikely candidate to garner 13 Oscar nominations and such high critical praise.

CalGal -- Saturday, January 27, 2018 -- 04:36:49 PM -- 6 of 27
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Jean, is that the order of approval? Which did you think was best?

javajeanelaine -- Saturday, January 27, 2018 -- 08:18:57 PM -- 7 of 27
Life is too short for bad coffee.

No, just a list of things I've seen.

I would vote for Three Billboards as best.

I plan to see Darkest Hour next week.

Sparky -- Saturday, January 27, 2018 -- 11:29:06 PM -- 8 of 27
Lyte me!

I saw Ladybird, Three Billboards, Dunkirk, The Big Sick, The Florida Project, and The Meyerowitz Stories and thought they were all excellent; but Three Billboards I thought best. The Florida Project . . . I thought about that one for longer afterwards than the others. Still do.

I also want to see I, Tonya for Janney.

Ricky Ricardo -- Thursday, March 01, 2018 -- 02:41:06 PM -- 9 of 27

TOP FIVE

The Florida Project

Lady Bird

Dunkirk

Land of Mine

Wind River

HONORABLE MENTION

The Big Sick

Mudbound

Blade Runner 2049

A Ghost Story

The Meyerowitz Stories

WILDLY OVERPRAISED

Wonder Woman

Darkest Hour

Get Out

Baby Driver

The Post

STILL TO SEE

Three Billboards

Call Me by Your Name

I, Tonya

The Disaster Artist

Molly's Game

PROBABLY SHOULD SEE BUT WON'T

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

(my son has seen both, hated Phantom Thread, liked Shape of Water, and told me I wouldn't like either)

Sparky -- Thursday, March 01, 2018 -- 06:34:31 PM -- 10 of 27
Lyte me!

I loved Three Biillboards, but I think upon reflection, the Florida Project caught me more emotionally than the others.

Lizard S. -- Friday, March 02, 2018 -- 02:20:31 AM -- 11 of 27
If you wish to bake an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

I saw Dunkirk and I think it's overrated. The film followed some specific stories but there was no sense of the scale of the event, neither the vast numbers of men needing evacuation nor the vast numbers of small boats (until a single moment).

I loved Baby Driver so much I saw it twice and took my son the second time. I also thought very, very highly of Get Out. It's not just a good movie of its type, it's also in conversation with other movies of its type, and with the realities of race in the U.S.

I'd still like to see I, Tonya; The Shape of Water; The Florida Project; and maybe Mudbound. I'm not so interested in Lady Bird or Three Billboards, although my mother really liked the latter. Molly's Game looked pretty interesting too.

CalGal -- Friday, March 02, 2018 -- 03:50:30 AM -- 12 of 27
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

I would like to see I, Tonya, and probably will catch Three Billboards. Florida Project seemed too sad, but I wanted to see Dafoe. Glad he got nominated.

Pincher Martin -- Friday, March 02, 2018 -- 05:53:39 AM -- 13 of 27
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

Of the movies Ricky mentions in #9, I've seen the following seven:

The Florida Project

Lady Bird

Wind River

Blade Runner 2049

Wonder Woman

Baby Driver

Three Billboards

I liked them all except for Wonder Woman. But Baby Driver, Blade Runner 2049, and Wind River were light and insubstantial. I forgot about them almost as soon as I left the theater.

Three Billboards started off very promising, but the final half-hour meandered a bit and the ambiguity at the end seemed as forced as a Hollywood happy ending.

Only The Florida Project and Lady Bird seemed good from start to finish.

Ricky Ricardo -- Friday, March 02, 2018 -- 02:31:27 PM -- 14 of 27

Wind River and Mudbound are both on Netflix streaming.

Marsie Dotes -- Saturday, March 03, 2018 -- 12:32:53 AM -- 15 of 27

Loved Three Billboards. I couldn't take my eyes off Dunkirk but I'm not sure I could watch it again. I confess I don't get why anyone would watch The Shape of Water. The preview actually turned me off. We have Dunkirk here from Red Box to watch tonight.

Pincher Martin -- Saturday, March 03, 2018 -- 01:01:00 AM -- 16 of 27
"The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them." - Max Eastman

Marsie,

"I couldn't take my eyes off Dunkirk but I'm not sure I could watch it again. I confess I don't get why anyone would watch The Shape of Water. The preview actually turned me off. We have Dunkirk here from Red Box to watch tonight."

Something's not right with your paragraph.

Marsie Dotes -- Saturday, March 03, 2018 -- 03:29:28 AM -- 17 of 27

Yep, it's Darkest Hour we are watching tonight. Sorry.

Ricky Ricardo -- Monday, March 05, 2018 -- 06:34:47 PM -- 18 of 27

(updated with Three Billboards)

TOP FIVE

The Florida Project

Lady Bird

Dunkirk

Land of Mine

Wind River

HONORABLE MENTION

Three Billboards

The Big Sick

Mudbound

Blade Runner 2049

A Ghost Story

The Meyerowitz Stories

WILDLY OVERPRAISED

Wonder Woman

Darkest Hour

Get Out

Baby Driver

The Post

STILL TO SEE

Call Me by Your Name

I, Tonya

The Disaster Artist

Molly's Game

PROBABLY SHOULD SEE BUT WON'T

Phantom Thread

The Shape of Water

Ricky Ricardo -- Monday, March 05, 2018 -- 06:43:47 PM -- 19 of 27

Some thoughts on the Oscars.

1) Man. So Dull.

2) Kimmel is a smug dud

3) The more I see of The Shape of Water, the less I want to see it; I just took a look at the best picture winners and there were a few others from the era where I could go see a picture of my own volition that made me feel the same way. I'm not talking about ones I saw that were bad, but ones I had no interest in seeing despite their pre- or post- win acclaim.

The Artist, which I dragged myself to and was pleasantly surprised

Crash - I can't remember if I saw it at all, or if it was just much later

Lord of the Rings - saw it under duress; torture

The Last Emperor - I saw it, and it was as I expected - slow and pretty

Out of Africa - still haven't seen it

Gandhi - dragged to theater, fell asleep twice

Cliff -- Monday, March 05, 2018 -- 07:50:02 PM -- 20 of 27

I saw Out of Africa about 25-30 years ago. Twice, because different dates wanted to see it. Gorgeous cinematography, beautiful, appropriate uber-romantic score, decent plot. The biggest fault, by far, was the spectacular miscasting of Robert Redford as the lead actor -- too, too Hollywood, too American and, as someone famously said about Ingrid Bergman, "as beautiful and deep as a reflecting pool." A really good British character actor of the time, someone with unconventional good looks (no one comes to mind from that era, but a British Bogart) would have carried it off. But I can see the Hollywood moguls sitting around the conference table saying "Meryl Streep with Robert Redford -- we can't miss"! Overall, still worth seeing.

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