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The Hollywood News Writers’ Top Movies Of 2017

by Paul Heath

It’s always difficult putting together these end of year lists. The main reason we don’t usually post a best in show at the end of the year is because it’s rather difficult to know where to draw the lines of terms of what should and shouldn’t be included.

We’re lucky enough to attend some of the big film festivals around the world every year, and some films we see don’t necessarily release in the same calendar year as we see them. It would be easy to simply say that our best of 2017 is made up of motion pictures released during the year January 1st to December 31st, but which release schedule do we use? I will give you an example. The most sensible system to abide by would be the UK calendar, but that would mean films like La La Land and Manchester By The Sea would qualify for inclusion in this years list, even though both were 2016 North American releases – we saw them at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, so they are, in our minds, films that belong to last year’s best of list, of which they would definitely feature very highly.

So, we’ve decided for this best of that films qualify if we’ve viewed them during this calendar year, which would include all and sundry we’ve reviewed at the various film festivals (Berlin, Cannes, TIFF etc.) throughout 2017, all of which you’ll be able to look up in our archive.

However, as it has transpired, all of the films included in my own personal top ten have had UK releases during 2017.

Just missing out on my own top ten are: T2: Trainspotting, Jawbone, On Body and Soul, Casting Jon Benet, Berlin Syndrome, The Party, Logan, Lady Macbeth, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Get Out, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, My Life As A Courgette, Beatriz At Dinner, The Shape Of Water, 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Lucky, A Fantastic Woman, Mudbound, Hounds Of Love, Colossal, and Beach Rats. Those twenty or so films absolutely deserve to be in the top ten, but the following caught my attention and stuck in my memory more.

So, without further ado, here are my top ten movies of 2017.

Paul Heath

10. Brawl In Cell Block 99
9. Dunkirk
8. Paddington 2
7. The Florida Project
6. God’s Own Country
5. Blade Runner 2049
4. A Ghost Story
3. The Disaster Artist
2 Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool
1. Call Me By Your Name

Of course, it’s not just me here at The Hollywood News, so here are our crew’s top films too.

Kat Hughes

10. Wind River
9. Logan
8. Autopsy of Jane Doe
7. War for the Planet of the Apes
6. The Disaster Artist
5. Double Date
4. Atomic Blonde
3. It
2. Raw
1. John Wick 2

Andy Furlong

The Florida Project review

10.Only The Brave
9. Good Time
8. Life
7. Mudbound
6. Fences
5.Win it All
4.The Meyerwitz Stories
3.Certain Woman
2. Suntan
1. The Florida Project

Awais Irfan

10. Paddington 2
9. Get Out
8. Logan
7. Dunkirk
6. Good Time
5. Baby Driver
4. Lady Bird
3. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
2. Blade Runner 2049
1. A Ghost Story

Jasmine Sky Bradley

Star Wars The Last Jedi review

10. Loving Vincent
9. Brakes
8. Logan
7. Loving
6. The Big Sick
5. Dunkirk
4. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
3. Blade Runner 2049
2. La La Land
1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Steve Palace

Star Wars The Last Jedi review

10. Dunkirk
9. Cult Of Chucky
8. Wonder Woman
7. Veronica
6. Their Finest
5. Thor: Ragnarok
4. Stronger
3. Top Knot Detective
2. Blade Runner 2049
1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Dan Bullock

Blade Runner 2049 review

10. Logan
9. Hidden Figures
7. The Work
6. Prevenge
5. Wonder Woman
4. It
3. Get Out
2. Dunkirk
1. Blade Runner 2049

Orestes Adam

You Were Never Really Here review

10. Logan
9. Baby Driver
8. Mother!
7. Get Out
6. Blade Runner 2049
5. Dunkirk
4. The Meyerowitz Stories
3. The Shape of Water
2. The Florida Project
1. You Were Never Really Here

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