This year there are 15 films on my 'Favorites' List. Also I really tried to challenge myself with my tastes this year. As most of you might know, I love Comic Book movies. All of them were pretty impressive last year; however, I'm not going to saturate my picks with them. There is one on my list (technically two), and in my opinion it's the best.
One of the biggest surprises last year for me was how many awesome Netflix Original movies were released. I hope they do even better in 2018!
One last thing I'd like to mention before we get to the countdown is how happy I am that there is a Alamo Drafthouse where I live. If not for them than I wouldn't have gotten the chance to see BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL, THE BAD BATCH, BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, and THE FLORIDA PROJECT on the big screen. And if not for Alamo we would not gotten to see THE SHAPE OF WATER on the big screen proper.
So without further ado let's start with some Honorable Mentions:
THE DISASTER ARTIST
THE BIG SICK
JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2
My 'Top 15 Favorite Films of 2017':
15. I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
These two are quickly becoming my new favorite filmmakers. For such a strong first feature, I cannot wait for what Blair has in store for us next. I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE is available on Netfilx, and I highly recommend it!
14. WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
13. MOLLY'S GAME
12. GERALD'S GAME
11. LADY BIRD
9. BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL
In some ways this movie is thematically similar to LOGAN, and in my opinion a little better.
8. GET OUT
7. GOOD TIME
5. STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI
I know there are a lot of people who love this film rank it behind EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and for good reason; me on the other hand, I rank it after the Original Trilogy.
4. THE SHAPE OF WATER
In all likelihood I will see DUNKIRK again because I also love the film for it's unique approach to the War Film genre.
2. BLADE RUNNER 2049
1. BABY DRIVER