With a number of significant releases, 2017 saw terrific sequels to popular franchises, the arrival of new properties and the return of a beloved and highly influential name. Here are ThatMomentIn’s Ten Best Movies of the year.
But first, we want to start with some honorable mentions, a few movies that almost cracked the top ten and for some might actually be up there. Lists like these are always up for discussion and so, here are some titles that will certainly spark some debate.
Spider-Man: Homecoming: A highly-successful new entry into the oft-rebooted franchise, the film is made all the better thanks to a terrific performance from Tom Holland in the lead. Great energy and effects, and a compelling story mark the start of perhaps something fans can finally get behind.
READ MORE: Our Review of Spider-Man: Homecoming
Baby Driver: Just about anything Edgar Wright touches becomes cinema gold, and this innovative and clever action thriller makes for a nice twist on the heist genre. Supercharged action and some mind-boggling driver stunts, this had a lot of people feeling good about going to the movies.
READ MORE: Our Review of Baby Driver
Mother!: Controversial and keeping may divided, there’s no doubt about the impact of Darren Aronofsky’s latest brain teaser, one that had critics and audiences talking for weeks. Chilling and challenging, this is a unique and innovative film that will surely top a few people’s best of the year.
READ MORE: Our Review of Mother!
Personal Shopper: This quiet, disturbing film drew great acclaim for its lead performance, a fearless effort from Kristin Stewart. In truth, she deserves the praise as the film is a truly intoxicating experience, and while not what many might expect, is a unique and intelligent take on the genre.
READ MORE: Our Review of Personal Shopper
War For The Planet of the Apes: The third entry in the modern reboot of the series is a slight step down from the previous film but is nonetheless a thrilling and deeply emotional experience that many will claim deserves a place at the top for 2017.
READ MORE: Our Review of War for the Planet of the Apes