The Filmera community earlier this year voted on the best films released in 2017. Fifty-nine films were voted on but only ten could make the list.
Directed by Kogonada
IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THE MESS… THERE WAS THIS.
When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana – a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey, a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library.
9. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Directed by Rian Johnson
THE SAGA CONTINUES
Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
Directed by Lee Unkrich
THE CELEBRATION OF A LIFETIME
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Two-way tie 7. Get Out
Directed by Jordan Peele
JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE INVITED, DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE WELCOME.
Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.
Two-way tie 7. Good Time
Directed by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
ARE YOU READY FOR A GOOD TIME?
After a heist goes awry, a bank robber tries to free his brother from Rikers Island.
6. The Shape of Water
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
A FAIRY TALE FOR TROUBLED TIMES
An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
5. Lady Bird
Directed by Greta Gerwig
FLY AWAY HOME.
A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.
4. Phantom Thread
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
In the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of British fashion. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
3. Call Me by Your Name
2017 Directed by Luca Guadagnino
Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
2. The Florida Project
Directed by Sean Baker
WELCOME TO A MAGICAL KINGDOM
The story of a precocious six-year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Winning by a landslide, and our first Movie of the Year…
1. Blade Runner 2049
2017 Directed by Denis Villeneuve
THERE’S A PAGE LEFT.
LAPD Officer K unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Thank you all for voting, and I look forward to the results of our 2018 voting. Special kudos to Filmera member Cass-Se for coming the closest to guessing our top 5 and our lead site designer Jett for the logo.
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