Killing Time’s Top 10 Films of 2017

Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out
2018 is here, and it becomes time to look back over the last year and film and highlight the best of what was, overall, a pretty anemic year for movies in 2017.  It was a great year for comic book fans in terms of quantity of quality, with nearly every film released connecting.  There were some surprising gems that emerged (Get Out, Wind River), and blockbusters that actually did deliver (Dunkirk, War for the Planet of the Apes), but more films that didn’t live up to the hype and disappointed versus their potential.  Animation, particularly, had an anemic year with Coco being the only film that even drew me to a theater.  Overall, I have seen 75 2017 releases, and with awards season still continuing to expand a number of the top contenders, there are a number of films that could significantly impact this list, but here are Killing Time’s Top 10 Films of 2017 with links to my review of each film.
(Films Still to See Include: Lady Bird, The Florida Project, The Post, The Shape of Water, All the Money in the World, I Tonya, and Mudbound)

 1. Dunkirk

2. Blade Runner 2049

3. Get Out

4. Wonder Woman

5. Wind River

6. War for the Planet of the Apes

7. Thor: Ragnarok

8. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

9. Logan

10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Honorable Mention: John Wick Chapter Two, Beauty and the Beast, Gifted, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Big Sick, The Lost City of Z, The Greatest Showman, Split, Sleight.

One thought on “Killing Time’s Top 10 Films of 2017”

  1. I am really starting to get drawn to the off the beaten path ones. Dunkirk, Get Out, Shape of Water, and Greatest Showman are going to have to top my own list for that reason. Dunkirk would have stood out of the pack in any year in the history of film because of its utterly unique approach, and Showman is a throwback to a time when Methusilah was a lad. I loved films like Logan and Wonder Woman, but weirdness MUST be praised these days, unless the weirdness sucks.


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