Top 5 Movies of 2017

Fiona Batstone

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Last year went by very fast, and there were many movies that came out. But which ones are worth watching? The 5th best movie of 2017 as voted on by critics all around the world is “Dunkirk.” It got a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. From IMDb “The film depicts the dramatic and true story of the Dunkirk evacuations from a war-torn beach and harbor in France, following the seemingly doomed plight of allied soldiers in World War II. As the enemy forces close in it seems the troops have nowhere to go, but help is at hand and a fierce battle ensues.”

“The Florida Project” is also one of the top rated movies of 2017, ranking as the 4th best movie. The Florida project is, “set over one summer. The film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World”(IMDb). The Florida Project got a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 4/4 from Roger Ebert.

If you love dramatic and romantic movies you will love “Call Me By Your Name,” which made it into the top 3 best movies of 2017. This romantic film was directed by Luca Guadagnino and is set “in Northern Italy in 1983. Seventeen-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape” (IMBd). Many people adored this movie,  “A film that’s at once light, joyful and emotionally devastating, with deeply affecting central performances. A full-hearted romantic masterpiece,” says Amy Rowe, from Daily News.

“Ladybird” was the second best movie of 2017. This heartwarming film is about a mother and daughter’s bond and the good and bad of their relationship, “An outspoken teen must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of an eventful and poignant senior year of high school” (IMBd). This film has gotten almost a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with a 99%.

Lastly, the number one best movie of 2017 was “Get Out” by Jordan Peele. This movie is a whole new genre, it’s a comedy, but also a thriller. This excellent film is about an African-American man who visits his white girlfriend’s unusual hometown: “It’s time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambiance will give way to a nightmare.” This movie got outstanding reviews and ratings, with a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. All of these movies are great, and all deserved to be watched.


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