If you know me at all, you know I'm ob-sessed with movies. It's just kind of my thang. My family has always been really into bonding over movies, and I have always enjoyed the experience of going to the theater to watch a good (or bad!) film.
I've written about movies before, and it was actually one of my top viewed posts, so I thought I would dip my toe in that pool again and hit you with the Top 10 Best Movies of 2017 IMO.
I am in no way a movie critic (though that would be a dream job for me obv), so take everything I say with a grain of salt (and a shot of tequila).
Without further ado, my top 10 movies of 2017 await you. I did them in reverse order this time bc ~suspense~.
10. It Comes At Night
This movie certainly isn't what I expected. It's better. The trailer positions it as a scary movie, but it's really more of a psychological thriller. If you're looking for a typical gory horror flick, It Comes At Night won't be for you. But if you're looking for a thriller with devastating substance, It Comes At Night definitely fits the bill.
9. Atomic Blonde
Charlize Theron is my fave, y'all. I will literally watch her in anything. Without giving too much away, let's just that she is an international badass who travels in style (those coats!) and isn't looking to make friends. Atomic Blonde is smart, savage, and pretty damn perfect. To say it's not your typical spy movie is an understatement. I also can't say enough about the cinematography. Di-vine!
8. Blade Runner 2049
Speaking of cinematography, Blade Runner kills the game. The scintillating visuals alone make it worth the watch. If I'm being totally honest, I have yet to see the original (sry), but I "got" enough of this movie to understand that it's effing fantastic. Blade Runner 2049 explores the literal essence of humanity. And did I mention Ryan Gosling is in it? Ryan. Gosling. Enough said.
7. Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians is an exploratory tale about friends, vengeance, and daddy issues. Relatable, right? I dare say it's even wittier than its predecessor, and it packs way more feels. This movie is a self-aware joyride through space that is funny, weird, and fun as hell. I still want to be Gamora for Halloween, and Peter Quill is Sci Fi sex on stick. The first Guardians was amazing, but I liked volume 2 even more.
6. Baby Driver
I am an Ansel Elgort fan, so I'm glad he didn't let me down. I expected to like this movie. But I actually loved it. It honestly made me anxious af, but I would watch it all again in a heartbeat. (I just might need to take a chill pill first). Baby Driver is a unique cinematic experience that pairs action with interesting storytelling and a killer soundtrack. It's a great date night flick that will be just as fun to watch at home as it was in the theaters.
5. Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot is perfection. Need I say more? Ok, fine; I will. Patty Jenkins's direction infused this classic superhero tale with some much-needed female perspective. Wonder Woman is a badass, and she. don't. need. no. man. The movie follows Diana from childhood to when she leaves her Amazonian home to kick some major ass alongside hottie Chris Pine. Feminism.
4. Annabelle: Creation
sjdnfksjndjnfkssjkfnskdjfskjoeaskcskj. This movie is terrifying. As you know, I love horror movies, and this gem made my list for top 15 horror movies of all time. That's saying something. I liked the first Annabelle, but I enjoyed this prequel even more. It was creepier, more tragic, and light years less predictable. Love horror? You must see this movie.
3. Lady Bird
Lady Bird is delightful. If you've ever seen the show Girls, I would relate Christine's character to Hannah Horvath minus the grossness and sexual weirdness. Christine, aka Lady Bird, is young, strong-willed, and delusional af. This coming-of-age tale shows how a girl deals with love, friendship, & family and all the complications that come with each. It's fun, sad, and way too realistic—all things that make it a must-see of 2017.
2. Get Out
Yet another 2017 horror movie that made my best horror movie list of all time. Get Out is unique, twisted, and perfectly horrifying. Lights Out was my favorite scary movie of 2016, and Get Out hands down holds that spot for 2017. BRB watching it again.
1. The Big Sick
The Big Sick is humorous, devastating, and incredibly moving. The fact that it was based on a true story of two star-crossed lovers (and stars one of them) makes the characters and narration seem so—well—real. My top three movies were all really, really close, but The Big Sick's charm and substance puts it at number one.
Honorable mentions in this case are movies I really want to add to this list, but I haven't actually seen them yet: I, Tonya, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, John Wick: Chapter 2, Call Me By Your Name, & The Shape of Water.
What do you think of my movie picks for 2017? Love 'em? Hate 'em? Tell me in the comments!