2017 is one of the best years for movies. Now that we have come to the end of the year, i’m gonna rank my top 5 best movies of 2017. I missed out on a lot of movies that i definitely have to catch up on (Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, etc) so I’m only counting the ones i actually bought a ticket for and watched in the movie theatre.
I had a blast with Thor: Ragnarok. This was such a breath of fresh air with the Thor movies. While the previous two was somewhat serious in its tone, Director Taika Waititi decided to just have fun with the third one and go all cosmic and colourful. This was definitely the best Thor movie and one of the most entertaining one (and funniest) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet and i can’t wait to watch this movie again.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians ranked higher than Thor Ragnarok because i felt that it had a way deeper theme of Family. This movie gets you tear up at some parts but it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Overall i had a great time with this movie and i can’t wait to see them make an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War.
This was a really good Stephen King adaptation and a really good horror movie. Really, this movie is more about the kids coming together to fight an evil entity and less about Pennywise, which was brilliantly played by Bill Skarsgard. I say this a lot, modern horror movies don’t scare me easily but this one got me. Looking forward to its sequel.
Get Out was Jordan Peele’s directorial debut and a major surprise to a lot of people. This movie was scary, suspenseful, it had social commentary and will constantly have you on the edge of your seat. Instantly became a top favourite on my list. If you haven’t watch this movie, do yourself a favour and go watch it.
If The Dark Knight is DC’s best movie, Logan is Marvel’s equivalent. (Yes, Marvel, not Fox, seeing that Disney already bought Fox, so it’s official). I love this movie a lot. It’s not only my favourite movie of 2017, but one of my favourite movies of all time. This movie was a whole mixture of genre, it explored Logan’s relationship with his Daughter (or clone…whatever), it’s damn emotional at times and was a good sendoff for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. It’s meta in a way that the Superhero movies will go the way of the Western and will eventually have to end, as famously quoted by Steven Spielberg. But personally, i don’t want the Superhero genre to go the way of the Western. If they can keep making good movies that just so happens to have a comic book character in it, i’m fine with it.
So those were my top 5 best movies of 2017. Again, this year had a lot of terrible movies, but also good ones too. I hope 2018 brings a whole new set of even better movies for me to look forward to. Okay i’m off to catch up on all the other great movies i’ve missed.