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Top Must See Movies of 2017
However you feel about what’s gone on in 2017, you can’t deny it’s been a great year for film, with lots of must see movies to get us talking.
Between Gal Gadot stealing the spotlight as the first Wonder Woman to grace the silver screen, a long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 80s cult classic, and Carrie Fisher’s final performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi – there’s been a lot to talk about!
Read on to find out our must-see movies of 2017.
Dunkirk (Dir. Christopher Nolan)
Tackling subject matter altogether different from the rest of his body of work, Nolan has sunk his teeth into one of the most infamous events to come out of the second world war.
Lending a spotlight to outstanding newcomer Fionn Whitehead, Dunkirk also gives us the opportunity to see Harry Styles in his debut feature performance (psst – it’s not half bad!).
The stunning cinematography makes for some hard-hitting imagery and an absolute tour de force of a film that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Of all our must see movies, we recommend you view this one the way it was intended to be seen: in an Imax theatre for maximum impact.
Baby Driver (Dir. Edgar Wright)
Funny. Original. Energetic and cool – these are all words we’d use to describe Edgar Wright’s latest comedy.
Featuring a primarily American cast, Baby Driver definitely feels more Hollywood than Wright’s other films. Nonetheless, it retains the hallmark snappiness and amazing dialogue that’s a staple of Wright’s filmography.
Ansel Elgort of The Fault In Our Stars fame oozes cool as the foot-tapping protagonist getaway driver. Be sure to check out the soundtrack too, as it features some absolute bangers!
Get Out (Dir. Jordan Peele)
Out of our list of must see movies, Get Out is a film that took everyone by surprise. A low-budget horror thriller, it will keep you guessing until the end.
Politically relevant without being preachy or taking it too seriously, there’s topical humor here and plenty of it amongst all the creepiness.
Plus, now it’s been nominated for best motion picture in the musical or comedy category at the Golden Globes, as well as nominating Daniel Kaluuya for his brilliant performance in the lead role.
Mother! (Dir. Darren Aronofsky)
The director of Black Swan and Requiem For A Dream is back on form after his last film, Noah didn’t impress.
This is not a film that seeks to please. It has vastly divided audience worldwide due to its epic allegory and extreme, operatic imagery and subject matter.
A lot can be read into a film like this, and oh boy is it a ride! Javier Bardem is magnetic, and Jennifer Lawrence is the embodiment of innocence and naivety as her quiet existence is disrupted by strangers.
Her character shares in the audience’s horror and wonder as the grotesque events of the film unfold.
Aronofsky doesn’t take his audience for idiots, and there’s a lot to be gleaned from this psychological horror of operatic proportions.
IT (Dir. Andres Muschietti)
Based on Stephen King’s best selling 1986 novel about a creepy clown called Pennywise who terrorizes the kids of Derry, Maine – this adaptation is a far cry from the appalling tv miniseries version of the 90s.
Featuring a charismatic cast of young actors, and an unrecognizable Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the dancing clown – there’s so much here to love. It manages to be charming and funny, while also being absolutely terrifying.
With a haunted house, abusive parents, child kidnappings and a creepy clown, Muschietti’s IT has joined the ranks of the most successful horror films, having become the highest grossing horror film of all time.
The Trip To Spain (Dir. Michael Winterbottom)
Based on the hugely successful British tv series, The Trip, The Trip to Spain is the third in a series of films about two pals who go on a culinary road trip around Europe.
This time they’re in – you guessed it – Spain. The beautiful sights and mouth-watering delicacies serve as the newest backdrop for Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s newest romp.
This comedic British flick shows British humor at its best and will leave you wishing you were living on the continent too, which is why it’s made our list of must-see movies.
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Call Me By Your Name (Dir. Luca Guadagnino)
Call Me By Your Name is Guadagnino’s immersive and intimately passionate adaptation of a 2007 American novel about a homosexual romance between a precocious teenager and a young scholar over a summer in 1980s northern Italy.
There’s something truly artistic and bewitching about this film that will make you feel nostalgic for the lazy summers you spent as a teenager and of your first taste of romance.
A must see film if ever there was one, Call Me By Your Name has been amazingly popular amongst critics. And we don’t know about you, but we can sense an Oscar nomination on the horizon…
Must See Movies – What Does 2018 Hold?
These are just a few of our top picks for our favorite films of 2017. It’s such a diverse range of films, and each has its own unique merits.
Now we’re moving into a new year, there’s a whole new bumper crop of films to look forward to.