Top 15 Movies of 2017

Lucus Pari, Staff Writer

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2017 was quite the eventful year for the film industry. There were plenty of great movies that came out this year, many making millions of dollars. It was very hard to make this list since there were so many great movies this year, so I got some help from Rotten Tomatoes. For each movie, I will also show the Rotten Tomatoes rating. Now, onto the list!

#15 Blade Runner 2049                                                                          Rotten Tomatoes  87%

“Blade Runner 2049” is the long awaited sequel to to the 1982 sci-fi thriller, Blade Runner.  LAPD blade runner (Ryan Gosling) comes across a secret that would destroy what is left of society. He seeks out prior Blade Runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) who has been missing in order to help uncover more secrets.

#14 It                                                                                                              Rotten Tomatoes  85%

Directly adapted from Stephen King’s novel, “It” not only has scares for every horror fan, but also displays a great sense of drama and comedy all rolled into the same film. Kids begin to disappear once again in the town of Derry, Maine, after the death of Georgie, at the hands of Pennywise the dancing clown, Bill (Jaden Liberher) , and the rest of the Losers club seek to vanquish the entity.

#13 The Last Jedi                                                                                       Rotten Tomatoes 92%

Directed by Rian Johnson, “The Last Jedi” is the eighth installment in the Star Wars franchise. This movie continues the story of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and her quest to seek aid for the Resistance from Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). “The Last Jedi” is an action packed extravaganza and a welcome entry into the saga.

#12 Thor Ragnarok                                                                                   Rotten Tomatoes 93%

The latest installment in the MCU, “Thor Ragnarok” is the third movie in the Thor franchise. After being captured and imprisoned by the goddess of death, Hela (Cate Blanchette), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) competes in gladiatorial contests. There, he runs into the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and together, they form a team with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) to stop the destruction of Asgard.

#11 Baby Driver                                                                                          Rotten Tomatoes 93%

Getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) meets the girl of his dreams (Lily Adams) in “Baby Driver”. In his efforts to ditch his criminal ways, Baby agrees to “one more job” with the group ringleader (Kevin Spacey), and will aid fellow group members, Bats (Jamie Foxx), Buddy (Jon Hamm) and Darling (Eiza Gonzalez). The doomed heist could land him in hot water, so Baby must make a decision between money and love.

#10 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri                           Rotten Tomatoes 93%

After no culprits are named in her daughter’s murder after several months, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) paints three billboards criticizing the town police chief Bill Willoughby (Woody Harrelson). When the chief’s second hand man (Sam Rockwell) gets involved, the situation only gets worse.

#9 The Shape of Water                                                                            Rotten Tomatoes 92%

Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a quiet cleaning lady working in a hidden government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore, discovers a confidential secret: a scaled fish-like creature (Doug Jones) in a secluded water tank. Elisa develops a strong relationship with the creature. However, she soon learns that the fate of the creature is in danger.

#8 Dunkirk                                                                                                   Rotten Tomatoes 92%

Directed by Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk” is based on a true story from World War II. 30,000 English soldiers are trapped on the French island of Dunkirk. With the German army surrounding the island, Tommy (Fionn Whitehead) and Gibson (Aneurin Barnard) try to make an escape from the island.

#7 Wonder Woman                                                                                   Rotten Tomatoes 92%

Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), is the princess of the Amazonians. When an American pilot (Chris Pine) mysteriously arrives on her island, he informs her of the war going on outside. Believing Ares, the god of war, is behind it all, she ventures out to assist the British in the war.

#6 Logan                                                                                                        Rotten Tomatoes 93%

In the year 2023, Wolverine  (Hugh Jackman), who now shelters himself and Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart), becomes a limo driver. He discovers someone else who has similar abilities to himself after an ex comes to him with a new mutant ,X-23 (Dafne Keen). In an effort to save genetically made mutant children, Wolverine takes X-23 on a long trip to South Dakota to find the other mutants and save them.

#5 Call Me By Your Name                                                                         Rotten Tomatoes 96%

17-year old Elio Pearlman (Timothee Chalamet meets Oliver (Alexander Skarsard), a handsome student working for Milo’s father. While spending the summer with Oliver, Elio realizes that their special connection will lead  them to spend the rest of their lives together.

#4 Coco                                                                                                            Rotten Tomatoes 97%

After the massive success of the 2014 movie “The Book of Life”, Disney took a shot at a “day of the dead” based movie and released “Coco”. “Coco” tells the story of young Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez). Even though his family bans music, Miguel dreams of becoming a musician. When trying to display his talent, Miguel ends up in the Land of the Dead. However, he discovers that if he stays there for too long, Miguel and his trusty dog will die.

#3 The Big Sick                                                                                             Rotten Tomatoes 98%

Based on leading man Kumail Nanjiani’s real life experiences, “The Big Sick” tells the story of a stand up comedian meeting a young college graduate (Zoe Kazan) at one of his shows and starting a relationship. As they get closer, Kumail is nervous to introduce his white girlfriend to his traditional Muslim parents. When Kumail’s girlfriend goes into a coma, he develops a bond with his girlfriend’s parents.

#2 Lady Bird                                                                                                   Rotten Tomatoes 99%

Independent teenager Christine (Saoirse Ronan) goes through a love-hate relationship with her mother, Marion (Laurie Metcalf). During an eventful senior year, Christine and her mother get into multiple arguments over Christine’s new attitude selection of which college to attend.

#1 Get Out                                                                                                       R0tten Tomatoes 99%

“Get Out” takes place at Chris’ (Daniel Kaluuya) girlfriend’s home town. Chris realizes that the town has something odd about it; the townspeople look at Chris differently because of his interracial relationship with Rose (Allison Williams). After many disturbing discoveries, Chris realizes the town is quite possibly his worst nightmare.

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