The Best Movies Of 2017

After seeing Star Wars last week, I have officially seen all the movies I have wanted to see in 2017. So with that, it is time to make my list of the best movies of 2017. I’ve ranked them by my individual score of the movie so it’s pretty simple. Here are some honorable mentions and my top 10 of the year.

Honorable Mentions: Beauty and the Beast: B+/89%, Dunkirk: B+/87%, Stronger: B+/87%, Blade Runner: 2049: B/ 86%

10 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: As the last movie I saw of the year and it just cracked the list. While this isn’t the best Star Wars movie ever made, The Last Jedi is another great addition to the saga. While Rey and Kylo Ren are great in the movie, the return of Luke Skywalker was the highlight by far. B+/89%

9 War for the Planet of the Apes: As someone who is a big fan of epic finales, War for the Planet of the Apes caps off one of the best trilogies of all-time. While it didn’t have the amount of action that was expected in a finale, the drama and the conclusion of Caesar’s story was one of the more satisfying stories of the year. B+/89%

8 Patriots Day: As the first movie I reviewed for Couch Guy Sports, Patriots Day was the retelling of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings. While this movie does take liberties with the actual events; it is mostly a faithful and dramatic retelling of the bombings. As someone from Boston, it was an extremely emotional experience. A-/90%

Ansel Elgort and Lily James had incredible chemistry in Baby Driver.

7 Wonder Woman: The first superhero movie to appear on my list, Wonder Woman was the most important to come out this year. Gal Gadot embraced everything that makes Wonder Woman great and became a cultural icon this year. Not only was the action great, but it has one of the best love stories of the year with Diana and Steve Trevor. A-/92%

6 Spider-Man: Homecoming: Spider-Man is my favorite fictional character of all-time so this was my most anticipated movie of the year. In his first solo outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Homecoming was an absolute homerun. It put Spider-Man back in high school and set ad awesome father-son dynamic between he and Iron Man. A-/92%

5 The Lego Batman Movie: One of bigger surprises of the year, Lego Batman is one of the best spoof movies ever made. Not only is it one of the funniest movies of the year, but it’s actually one of the better Batman movies ever made. It shows the relationship between the Joker and Batman in a smart and hilarious way and I loved every second of it. A/93%

4 Baby Driver: Original movies aren’t as common nowadays but Baby Driver is one of the better ones to come out in years. It’s a small story about a kid who falls in love and tries to get out of a life of crime. It’s simple and its fun as hell. It also has some of the best practical car stunts that I have ever seen. A/94%

Hugh Jackman gave his final performance ever as Wolverine in Logan.

3 Logan: Like I said earlier, I am a big fan of grand finales and there was no greater finale this year than Logan. Giving his final performance as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman gives best performance as Wolverine. Along with Jackman, Patrick Stewart was also amazing as Professor X as he also gave his final performance. Considering we wouldn’t have superhero movies today without these two legends, it made me so happy that they both went out with one of the best comic book movies ever made. A/95%

2 The Disaster Artist: It’s ironic that a movie about the worst movie ever made is one of the best movies of the year. The Disaster Artist tells the story about how the movie The Room got made and it was fascinating to see how it got made. James Franco was amazing as Tommy Wiseau and the movie is both dramatic and laugh out loud funny. A/96%

1 Coco: This movie floored me to my core and it is the best movie of the year. Coco is a beautiful, smart, and extremely emotional. What Pixar does better than any other studios is that they make movies that both adults and kids can love. Throw in its incredible depiction and style of Mexican culture and you have one of the more unique movies of the year as well. It’s a movie that talks about the importance of family I loved every single second of it. A+/98%

Written By: Steven Santoro (SVS_1993)

Steven Santoro

I love sports and movies. Be on the lookout for articles about both. I also made a video that got 24,000 Retweets. (The views expressed on this website are mine alone and are not intended in any way to reflect the views of my employer)

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