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Best Movies of 2017

Post by jginseattle » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:38 pm

The Best

Get Out
Maudie
The Florida Project
Lady Bird
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Blade Runner 2049


Very Good

Their Finest
Battle of the Sexes
Wind River
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
I, Tonya
The Disaster Artist
The Big Sick
The Shape of Water
Home of the Brave
Dunkirk
Baby Driver


If one of your favorites is not listed, I may not have seen it.

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Post by StormShadow » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:23 pm

My additions...

Best
American Made

Better
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol2

Would take Dunkirk off this list. I like most Christopher Nolan and war films... some high points, but overall felt this was a snoozefest. Perhaps it's because I saw this on DVD on my laptop and didn't get the IMAX experience.

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Post by denovo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:31 pm

Molly's Game
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Post by DanMahowny » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:38 pm

John Wick 2

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Post by jginseattle » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:40 pm

StormShadow wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:23 pm
My additions...

Best
American Made

Better
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol2

Would take Dunkirk off this list. I like most Christopher Nolan and war films... some high points, but overall felt this was a snoozefest. Perhaps it's because I saw this on DVD on my laptop and didn't get the IMAX experience.
Yes, American Made was very good. I forgot that one.

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Post by travellight » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:41 pm

Molly's game.
Wonder.

I liked Darkest hour for the acting and visual portrayal of Churchill.

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Post by travellight » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:41 pm

I enjoyed Victoria and Abdul as well.

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Post by denovo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:57 pm

travellight wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:41 pm
Molly's game.
Wonder.

If you liked Molly's Game, you'd probably get a big kick out of binge-watching Sorkin's stuff.

The West Wing (on Netflix)

The Newsroom (HBO)

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Post by flossy21 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:58 pm

Logan Lucky

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Post by ge1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:01 pm

flossy21 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:58 pm
Logan Lucky
Loved that one. There were 15-20 minutes towards the end where I think it lost a bit of momentum, but very, very well done

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Post by rgs92 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:03 pm

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Post by Steelersfan » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:12 pm

It's animated so targeted to kids, but Coco is spectacular, even for adults.

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Post by bengal22 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:36 pm

I thought Love Sick was a great movie. And the new Star Wars.
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Post by bhtomj » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:58 pm

Steelersfan wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:12 pm
It's animated so targeted to kids, but Coco is spectacular, even for adults.
I truly enjoyed Coco more than any of the other very good movies i saw.

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Post by htdrag11 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:25 pm

Justice League
Logan (not the same as Logan Lucky)
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Wonder Woman

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Post by ruralavalon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:33 pm

We are so out of touch :( .

The only movie mentioned which we have seen is Dunkirk. I do think it is a good movie.
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Post by Dottie57 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:37 pm

htdrag11 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Justice League
Logan (not the same as Logan Lucky)
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Wonder Woman

I really loved Wonder Woman.

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Post by fishandgolf » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:21 pm

Outstanding:.....highly recommended. :D

The Mountain Between US.

Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must work together to endure the extreme elements of the remote, snow-covered terrain. Realizing that help is not on the way, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing each other to survive and discovering their inner strength.

Not so outstanding:

All the Money in the World....unless you've got nothing to do.......not recommended.....unless you need to take a nap :|

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

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Post by aspirit » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:36 pm

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Post by HIinvestor » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:09 am

The Post was well done and we enjoyed it
Loved Wonder Woman

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Post by stickman731 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:31 am

I know some did not like it but

The Last Jedi

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Post by GulfCoast » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:50 pm

A few I enjoyed but not mentioned:

Thor: Ragnarock
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Aliens: Covenant

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Post by TheAncientOne » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:57 pm

For those of us who saw the original Blade Runner when it came out, this year's version was a disappointment. By the way, I was talking with a good friend who's an expat in China (born there, came to US for grad school then became an American citizen), back home to visit HQ. He was surprised that BR 2049 was shown in China because he saw it as depicting a society like what China has today rather than America today or in the future.

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Post by Ketawa » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:07 pm

My personal favorites, in roughly descending order:

Blade Runner 2049
Logan
John Wick: Chapter 2
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Lost City of Z
The Disaster Artist
Molly's Game
Baby Driver
It
Wonder Woman

I saw some that I would call "better", but not a "favorite", e.g. Get Out. I still have many 2017 movies on my list to watch.

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Post by TSR » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:15 pm

If you have not seen Logan (again, not the same as Logan Lucky, which is also good), do yourself a favor and check that out (some tolerance for violence needed). A lot of people think it was snubbed on Best Picture and two acting nominations. In addition to that, I'd agree with you on Florida Project, Shape of Water, Get Out, and Dunkirk. If you want a truly fun movie, Thor: Ragnarok was fantastic.

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Post by LiterallyIronic » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:17 pm

jginseattle wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:38 pm
The Best

Get Out
Maudie
The Florida Project
Lady Bird
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Blade Runner 2049


Very Good

Their Finest
Battle of the Sexes
Wind River
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
I, Tonya
The Disaster Artist
The Big Sick
The Shape of Water
Home of the Brave
Dunkirk
Baby Driver


If one of your favorites is not listed, I may not have seen it.
Haven't seen any of those.

My list of recommendations would include:

Beauty and the Beast
Despicable Me 3
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Boss Baby
The Lego Batman Movie

Others I haven't seen yet, but would like to:

Cars 3
Logan
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The Fate of the Furious
Thor: Ragnarok
Transformers: The Last Knight
Wonder Woman
xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Can anybody chime in on if those are as good as one would hope?

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Post by Chicago60 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:47 pm

My Top 10 for 2017:
1) Three Billboards
2) LadyBird
3) The Florida Project
4) Call Me By Your Name
5) Dunkirk
6) The Shape of Water
7) Get Out
8) The Post
9) The Big Sick
10) Darkest Hour

Also worth seeing:

Coco
Beauty and the Beast
Baby Driver
Detroit
Star Wars
Phantom Thread
120 Beats Per Minute
Molly's Game
Logan Lucky
The Meyerowitz Stories
Graduation
Stronger

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Post by jginseattle » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:01 pm

Phantom Thread is certainly one of the best movies of 2017. I saw it after I had compiled my list.

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Post by madbrain » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:42 am

Chicago60 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:47 pm
My Top 10 for 2017:
1) Three Billboards
2) LadyBird
3) The Florida Project
4) Call Me By Your Name
5) Dunkirk
6) The Shape of Water
7) Get Out
8) The Post
9) The Big Sick
10) Darkest Hour
That's a pretty solid list - I have only seen half of the above so far, but looking forward to seeing the other 5 that I haven't yet.
Of the 5 I have seen, I would have to say "Call me by your name" and "The big sick" were my favorite.

Edit:

"Three billboards" had some good acting, but I don't think it was such a great story.
I was disappointed with Dunkirk.
"Get out" was good .

I also want to see "120 beats per minute". I don't think it played at any local theater, and it seems not to be available on disc either. Amazon has it on streaming, but as a French HIV+ person, I want to own a copy of this movie, not stream it.

Looks like Amazon.fr has it, but no english subtitles for my husband. And at checkout, the exchange rate is 1 EUR = 1.294299114 USD which is a ripoff. That's 3.5% over the actual exchange rate, and no self-respecting bogleheads can do that. I generally buy movies on disc when they are the cost of 2 discount movie tickets (ie. about $18), but this is coming to $25 with shipping and currency exchange. Time for camelcamelcamel .
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Post by ruralavalon » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:21 am

Chicago60 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:47 pm
My Top 10 for 2017:
1) Three Billboards
2) LadyBird
3) The Florida Project
4) Call Me By Your Name
5) Dunkirk
6) The Shape of Water
7) Get Out
8) The Post
9) The Big Sick
10) Darkest Hour

Also worth seeing:

Coco
Beauty and the Beast
Baby Driver
Detroit
Star Wars
Phantom Thread
120 Beats Per Minute
Molly's Game
Logan Lucky
The Meyerowitz Stories
Graduation
Stronger
We saw Dunkirk, a very good movie, but that's it so far.
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Post by bobcat2 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:37 am

None of the following movies would make my top ten but they were all worth seeing.

Marshall (perhaps this would make my top ten list.)
LBJ
Mark Felt (timely)
My Cousin Rachel
13 Minutes
Viceroy's House
A Quiet Passion

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

The following movie made few top ten lists but would definitely make my top ten list at or near the top.
Detroit (very intense and it really happened)

I saw the following foreign movie at the Telluride film festival, while I don't believe it's been released in the US yet, it is definitely worth seeing.
Hostages
The movie describes real events that took place in 1983, when seven young Georgians, all from intellectual elite families, attempted to flee the Soviet Union by hijacking an airliner to Turkey. At that time it was illegal for Georgians to leave the Soviet Union. It was planned to be a bloodless hijacking, it didn't turnout that way. In 1983 everyone in Georgia was in a sense a hostage, but in another sense so were all the people on the plane.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hostages_2017

Earlier on the day we saw "Hostages" a handsome young man was hustling people, including us, to see a particular movie I had never heard of. He spoke at the intro to "Hostages". He's a Georgian and was the star of the movie. He spoke nearly perfect English. You have to hustle to make it in movieland. 8-)

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Post by Chicago60 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:45 am

bobcat2 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:37 am
None of the following movies would make my top ten but they were all worth seeing.

Marshall (perhaps this would make my top ten list.)

BobK
Thanks for the reminder about Marshall. We saw that one too and I liked it a lot, though still does not make my top 10.

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Post by stoptothink » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:47 am

jginseattle wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:40 pm
StormShadow wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:23 pm
My additions...

Best
American Made

Better
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol2

Would take Dunkirk off this list. I like most Christopher Nolan and war films... some high points, but overall felt this was a snoozefest. Perhaps it's because I saw this on DVD on my laptop and didn't get the IMAX experience.
Yes, American Made was very good. I forgot that one.
IMO, American Made was decently OK, but definitely disappointing. Fascinating story and Tom Cruise usually plays these type of roles really well, but my wife and I just didn't get it. The entire feeling of the movie was just "odd," for lack of a better term.

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Post by stoptothink » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:50 am

TSR wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:15 pm
If you have not seen Logan (again, not the same as Logan Lucky, which is also good), do yourself a favor and check that out (some tolerance for violence needed). A lot of people think it was snubbed on Best Picture and two acting nominations. In addition to that, I'd agree with you on Florida Project, Shape of Water, Get Out, and Dunkirk. If you want a truly fun movie, Thor: Ragnarok was fantastic.
Logan was without a doubt my personal favorite of the year, and I am generally not that into the comic book movies. Thor was entertaining, but I had a few friends tell me it was their favorite movie of the last few years so I was a bit underwhelmed.

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Post by Chicago60 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:03 am

madbrain wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:42 am

I also want to see "120 beats per minute". I don't think it played at any local theater, and it seems not to be available on disc either. Amazon has it on streaming, but as a French HIV+ person, I want to own a copy of this movie, not stream it.

Looks like Amazon.fr has it, but no english subtitles for my husband. And at checkout, the exchange rate is 1 EUR = 1.294299114 USD which is a ripoff. That's 3.5% over the actual exchange rate, and no self-respecting bogleheads can do that.
As you, of course, know 120 BPM is a French movie that tells the story, almost in documentary form, about the beginnings of the Act Up movement in Paris. It is extraordinarily emotional and compelling. If you want to own a copy, and given your background, I would think it is completely Boglehead of you to go out and buy it, without regard to the cost. Not everything in life requires a Boglehead analysis. Please, go but it and watch it.

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Post by rst113 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:17 pm

I would not recommend Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. I liked the first one but the second would actually be on my worst of the year.

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