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THRILLHO
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Your top 5 films of the year...
Mine, in order

1) Florida Project: about 20 minutes into it, I thought this was shaping up to be the film that "Tangerine" tried to be, but somewhat failed (still a good movie). Found out after that it was directed by the same guy. Heartbraking and charming at the same time, and VERY real. A lot of background folk and minor actors were actually living in the motel that it was filmed. Some will hate the ending but I loved it. The standout movie in a year with a bunch of good movies, but only two great ones. The best movie since Whiplash, IMO.

(small drop)

2) Three Billboards: not as funny as In Bruges, but probably a better overall film (and quite a bit better than the just-above-average 7 Psychopaths). McDormand will get the well deserved accolades, but Harrelson's performance/character will be the one I first think of when I think of this movie. I think it's even with Hell or High Water and La la Land last year, and better than any of the 2016 films.

(decent sized drop)

3) Baby Driver
4) Wind River
5) Last Flag Flying


Honorable Mention: Lady Bird, Killing of a Sacred Deer, Call Me By Your Name, Shot Caller

Don't mean to cheat with honorable mentions, but very little separation between any of them.

Notable films I haven't seen: Shape of Water, The Square, Darkest Hour
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LSUZombie
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
My top 10 for Best Movies of 2017

1. The Shape of Water
2. IT
3. Wonder Woman
4. Dunkirk
5. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
6. Logan
7. The Big Sick
8. CoCo
9. Get Out
10. Brawl in Cellblock 99

HM - Kong: Skull Island, Beauty and the Beast, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnorak, Life, mother!, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I haven't seen every movie this year, but I have seen a lot.


LSUZombie
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
My top 10 Horror Movies for 2017:

1. IT
2. Get Out
3. Split
4. Annabelle: Creation
5. Gerald's Game
6. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
7. 47 Meters Down
8. 1922
9. Happy Death Day
10. The Babysitter

Honorable Mentions - It Comes at Night, Creep 2, Cult of Chucky, Life, Raw, and A Dark Song

- The Void, The Devil's Candy, and The Girl with all the Gifts were all excellent, but none were released in 2017.

- mother! was a fun ride, but not a horror movie, to me. Not sure what the hell it is.

- The Shape of Water, my favorite of 2017, is not a horror movie, to me.

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jg8623
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
Have not seen: Shape of Water, The Disaster Artist, Lady Bird, Florida Project, All the Money in the World, and The Post hasn’t came out yet

So as of today:

1. Three Billboards
2. Wind River
3. Dunkirk
4. Blade Runner 2049
5. The Big Sick

Honorable Mention: Baby Driver, Shot Caller, Logan, Get Out
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THRILLHO
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
Shit, I forgot Logan and Big Sick came out this year. Those two should have been HM's.

And FYI, there are screeners or decent cams out for each of the films I listed, so I'd check out Florida Project if it's not playing in your area (it probably isn't). Only movie I saw in theaters was Blade Runner, which I liked a lot but fell just short of being list worthy.


jg8623
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
Good to know. Gonna have to check out Florida Project. Plan on seeing The Shape of Water in theater in the next few days and the Disaster Artist if it’s still playing. I saw Blade Runner in the Dolby cinema and it was awesome, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t resonate as much watching at home. Same with Dunkirk
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OMLandshark
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
My Top 10:

1) Blade Runner 2049
2) The Shape of Water
3) Coco
4) Dunkirk
5) The Disaster Artist
6) Lady Bird
7) The Breadwinner
8) Logan
9) The Big Sick
10) Baby Driver


13SaintTiger
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
What a shitty year for movies


TIGERSTORM
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
5. Get Out
4. Columbus
3. Three Billboards
2. Coco
1. Wind River


Still haven't seen: Meyerowitz Stories, Ladybird, Call Me By Your Name, Florida Project, Big Sick, Shape of Water and too many others.


Patrick_Bateman
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
Blade Runner 2049 is probably my favorite movie from this year.

Three Billboards, good as it is, is not in the same class as Hell or High Water IMO.


jg8623
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
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What a shitty year for movies


People say this every single year now


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THRILLHO
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
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Meyerowitz Stories


Is this getting any Oscar love? I liked it a lot (another should-be honorable mention). But I figure it wouldn't be eligible as a straight to Netflix movie, unless they gave it a limited theater release.


TIGERSTORM
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
It opened in select theaters to qualify for Oscar's. Not sure about buzz


THRILLHO
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
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Three Billboards, good as it is, is not in the same class as Hell or High Water IMO.



I'll have to re-watch both back-to-back to make the decision, but it's definitely in the same class IMO. But I can think of two scenes from Billboards that I like more than any scene from HoHW.


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THRILLHO
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
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It opened in select theaters to qualify for Oscar's. Not sure about buzz



Gotcha. It has no business winning best picture or getting any major actor/actress wins, but with a 2nd tier heavy (IMO) it could get some nominations.


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KingSlayer
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
1. Logan
2. It
3. Wonder Woman
4. Split
5. Dunkirk

* I honestly can't believe a Star Wars movie came out this year and it isn't my top movie, in my top 5 movies, or even a consideration of my top list. frick you Rian Johnson.


Parmen
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
We’ve had this thread already, but I’ll bite.

1. Blade Runner 2049
2. Dunkirk
3. The Last Jedi
4. Coco
5. Wonder Woman


Ssubba
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
Going to start going through all of these since Screeners just hit. But from what I've seen so far, The Big Sick is my favorite.


THRILLHO
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re: Your top 5 films of the year...
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Going to start going through all of these since Screeners just hit


Not Oscar worthy, but check out Brigsby Bear when you have time. Nothing great, but a cute little movie that's worth the ~90 minutes.


OMLandshark
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