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Added by Stehako on 18 Dec 2017 05:58
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Best Films of 2017

This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz.
Created December 2017
UPDATED August 2022
- Recently added: Only Living Boy in New York, T2: Trainspotting
Movies Seen: 105


Also Seen:
Rated 6/10
My Cousin Rachel ... The Mountain Between Us ... Wilson ... Daddy's Home 2 ... Home Again ... Newness ... Tour de Pharmacy ... Murder on the Orient Express ... Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show ... War Machine ... Mudbound ... American Assassin ... Mindhorn ... Girls Trip
Rated 5/10
Lovesong ... Leap! ... Baywatch ... Table 19 ... The Little Hours ... A Cure for Wellness ... The Bad Batch
Rated 4/10
A Bad Mom's Christmas ... Pitch Perfect 3 ... Desearás
Rated 3/10
Justice League ... A Christmas Prince ... My Little Pony: The Movie ... Below Her Mouth
Rated 2/10
Fifty Shades Darker
Rated 1/10

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Director: Peter Berg
His 9th movie
My 7th movie watched from the director

Peter Berg is determined to be a serious director, but he can't get out of derivative storytelling, dull writing, and can't deliver anything memorable. He got closest with "Lone Survivor", but I do appreciate him bringing American stories to light, even if they aren't spectacularly shown.

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A Bad Day in the U.S.A

Actually a pretty enjoyable slasher flick. It's silly in the right ways as it makes fun of itself and the genre while bringing us some creative direction. Jessica Rothe has star quality, too.


A slow dive into madness and self awareness. It's disciplined, haunting, and the end is surprising and rewarding - this movie could have also been titled "Hereditary".

Rating: 6.8


Not just a good scary movie, an actual good movie. I was pleasantly surprised. It brought a lot of themes together nicely and boasts a cast of decent child actors.
Who would have thought you could have a feeling of nostalgia in a horror film?
A name you undoubtably have heard, whether it's because of his comedy, his dancing, his acting, his singing, his USO tours, his radio shows, his TV specials, his Academy Award hosting, his charity fundraisers...
And this documentary sums all those things up pretty nicely in an effective way to show an enormous life.

Rating: 6.9

The third installman in the series isn't their best but it is still a successful and basically everything you expect and want from a couple of funny Brits.

Rating: 7.1

The opening is brutal. The movie, as a whole, is brutal. Bale and Pike are remarkable. This is a worthwhile watch for western fans. It's slow-paced but disciplined, beautifully-shot and well-written. Memorable? We shall see...

Rating: 7.1

Rating: 7.1

Rating: 7.2

A sweet relationship that I knew nothing about. It was nice to see Dame Dench replay the role ("Mrs. Brown") and Izzard does a believable despicable "Birdie".

A superbly-paced, smart, and gripping mystery drama. The acting is strong and the ending makes it all worth the intrigue even if not entirely original.

Director: Marc Webb
His 5th movie
My 5th movie watched from the director

Jeff Bridges is his usual awesomeness in this story about a young adult from a rich family having trouble figuring out his family while hooking up with a wildly unrealistically beautiful woman who is the mistress of his father...
IT's got a great soundtrack and decent cinematography, direction and locations along with a nice twist at the end.

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Movies that are Song Titles
Top Ten Performances - Jeff Bridges (Honorable Mention)
Top Ten Performances - Kate Beckinsale
Best One-Scene-Only Performances - Bill Camp


Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan & Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, both in NYC, NY

Director: Danny Boyle
His 12th movie
My 14th movie watched from the director

It took me five years to see this movie I was waiting five years before the release, after hearing about its inception. Though not great, I would still say it's worth the wait. Boyle creatively positions its main characters in a position that makes sense twenty years later. There are thankfully plenty of Boyle's creative approaches to the scenes and story, but it lacked the innovation found in the original.

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The Longest Release Separations from First Movie to its Sequel
Top Ten Films - Danny Boyle (Honorable Mention)


Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

This should have been Cars 2! It is actually a worthwhile sequel and makes total sense. It's fun, emotionally valid, and actually pays good tribute to Paul Newman, unlike "Cars 2" really lame and short version of one.
It's upsetting because this one is actually good and a lot of people probably didn't care to see it after hearing/knowing the weakness of the first sequel.

Director: Brett Morgen
His 7th movie
My 2nd movie watched from the director

Brett Morgen pulls off another very well made documentary about a very likable woman. So much of this relies on editing and research and because of that it's a win. He adds some effective style he known for and it doesn't seem out of place like some documentaries that have come out of late.

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Top Ten Films - Brett Morgan
First-Name-Only Movies

Rating: 7.4

Actually better than the first one.
Funnier and more urgent.
The music was maybe even better, too. Cat Stevens' "Father and Son" had me in tears!
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