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 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

OK, our (i.e. our magazine's) lists are finally out, so I can re-post here.

Please, if you hate every movie that comes out these days, don't go the movies or generally come here to spout negativity and sweeping generalizations, I'd rather you didn't. Unless it's a discussion of the particular movies being mentioned.

My Top 20 movies of last year can now be viewed here:

http://montages.no/2018/01/thor-joachims-topp-20-2017/

Text is in Norwegian, but you can understand the titles.

For a ranking of ALL the 2017 films I've seen (135 in total, out of a 192 movies totally seen), you can see the list here:

https://mubi.com/lists/2017-films-ranked

Now give me your list!

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

No particular order:

Get Out
Paddington 2
Columbus
Brigsby Bear
Baby Driver
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Logan Lucky
Thelma
The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
The Big Sick
Three Billboards
Phantom Thread
Call Me By Your Name
The Sinner
Alias Grace
M.F.A.

For guilty pleasures I really enjoyed xXx.

Worst of the year include F8 of the Furious, Beauty and the Beast, Flatliners.

A number of your picks I don't think I considered 2017 films.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Thor picks his yearly lists based on release date in his country, not based on their earliest/home country release dates.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

No particular order:

Get Out
Paddington 2
Columbus
Brigsby Bear
Baby Driver
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Logan Lucky
Thelma
The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
The Big Sick
Three Billboards
Phantom Thread
Call Me By Your Name
The Sinner
Alias Grace
M.F.A.

For guilty pleasures I really enjoyed xXx.

Worst of the year include F8 of the Furious, Beauty and the Beast, Flatliners.

A number of your picks I don't think I considered 2017 films.


Pretty good list, I would share a lot of those.
You get a gold star for not having Last Jedi listed.

I struggled with Phantom Thread, it is pretty good, but it fails to connect in some ways, a bit hollow and some bad camera work. I still give it a place in the top list for the effort that is in it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

I must add Wind River. It was the best film I saw last year; right behind it is Three Billboards.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)



Posted: Jan 31, 2018 - 10:48 AM
By: mgh (Member)

I must add Wind River. It was the best film I saw last year; right behind it is Three Billboards.


Ditto to your above statement, mgh. Wind River was my favorite followed by Three Billboards. I don't know that I could name 20 films. I will think about it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

I've only seen 15 movies from 2017, and they're MOSTLY blockbuster kind of stuff (I save the quieter stuff for small screen/home video). Anyway, my top 15 (and subsequently also my bottom 15) 2017 movies.

1. The Last Jedi
2. Get Out
3. Twin Peaks: The Return
4. The Big Sick
5. Wonder Woman
6. War for the Planet of the Apes
7. Thor: Ragnarok
8. It
9. Happy Death Day
10. Logan
11. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
12. Ingrid Goes West
13. Spider-man Homecoming
14. It Comes at Night
15. Flatliners

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

1. Your Name.
2. Coco
3. Guardians of the Galaxy - Vol. 2
4. War for the Planet of the Apes
5. The LEGO Batman Movie
6. Logan
7. It
8. The Disaster Artist
9. Murder on the Orient Express
10. The Shape of Water
11. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
12. Colossal
13. Thor: Ragnarok
14. Get Out
15. Wonder Woman
16. I, Tonya
17. Baby Driver
18. Spider-Man: Homecoming
19. Molly's Game
20. Kedi

For guilty pleasures I really enjoyed xXx.

Very much in that category for me, as well. Likewise, The Hitman's Bodyguard.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

No particular order:

Get Out
Paddington 2
Columbus
Brigsby Bear
Baby Driver
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Logan Lucky
Thelma
The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
The Big Sick
Three Billboards
Phantom Thread
Call Me By Your Name
The Sinner
Alias Grace
M.F.A.


Some good films on your list, and I'm happy to see not ONLY big blockbusters and Hollywood fare. I'm delighted to see THELMA there (the second best Norwegian film last year, after VALLEY OF SHADOWS). I thought GET OUT, SACRED DEER, BABY DRIVER were OK.

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is a fine movie, but it's a 2018 film here, and will feature on the next list.

So is THE SHAPE OF WATER; which I will be seeing in a couple of weeks.

Looking forward to PHANTOM THREAD and THREE BILLBOARDS as well.

The others, I haven't seen. Isn't ALIAS GRACE a TV series?

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2018 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

Posted: Jan 31, 2018 - 10:48 AM
By: mgh (Member)

I must add Wind River. It was the best film I saw last year; right behind it is Three Billboards.


Ditto to your above statement, mgh. Wind River was my favorite followed by Three Billboards. I don't know that I could name 20 films. I will think about it.


Like you said, Joanie; separated at birth.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2018 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Come on....let's see those lists!

I thought this would be a 'hot' topic, but apparently not.

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2018 - 5:13 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I have simply seen too few films in 2017 in order to compile a Top 20 list this year.

Years ago, I went to the movies two or three times a week, saw all kinds of releases, good and bad... these days, I watch far fewer movies (those I do see tend to be good, as I have to be picky).

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2018 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Doesn't have to be a Top 20, like mine. Could also be a Top 10 or 5.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2018 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   michael469   (Member)

I have simply seen too few films in 2017 in order to compile a Top 20 list this year.

Years ago, I went to the movies two or three times a week, saw all kinds of releases, good and bad... these days, I watch far fewer movies (those I do see tend to be good, as I have to be picky).


Ditto. Here in the UK on the South coast we have terrible cinemas - rundown, poor sound etc etc.

We have to drive for at least an hour to get to a good screen. Having said that, the most impressive film for me was Blade Runner 2049. Of all time, mine would have to be 2001: A Space Odyssey. 1st saw it in NZ when it 1st came out and then in Oz when I was living there. Seen it on the big 70mm type screen 24 times. That was in Sydney.

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2018 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Doesn't have to be a Top 20, like mine. Could also be a Top 10 or 5.

I have not seen Elle or Lost City of Z, but if you recommend them, I can stream one of them this weekend. :-)

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2018 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

My top twenty...

1.) The Shape Of Water: A
2.) War For The Planet Of The Apes: A
3.) Baby Driver: A
4.) Your Name: A
5.) The Big Sick: A
6.) The Disaster Artist: A
7.) Coco: A-
8.) John Wick Chapter 2: A-
9.) Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A-
10.) Lady Bird: A-

...ten more really good ones...

11.) Detroit: A-
12.) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: A-
13.) The LEGO Batman Movie: A-
14.) Gerald's Game: A-
15.) Logan: A-
16.) 1922: A-
17.) In This Corner Of The World: A-
18.) Colossal: A-
19.) Hostiles: B+
20.) Guardians Of The Galaxy, Volume 2: B+

...and the dregs.

117.) Snatched: D+
118.) Rings: D+
119.) Rough Night: D
120.) The Bye-Bye Man: D
121.) Transformers: The Last Knight: D
122.) The Blackcoat's Daughter: D
123.) The Void: D
124.) The Dark Tower: D
125.) Fist Fight: D-
126.) CHIPS: F

 
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