Favorite Films and Performances of 2017

Here it is everyone, my list of favorite films and performances I saw this year. I didn’t do any sort of ranking this year as I honestly have come to the realization that best films and performances are subjective. How could I compare a film like “Lucky” to a film like “John Wick Chapter Two” both of which I think were great for different reasons and both films I intend to re-watch depending on the mood I’m in. Therefore I’ve listed the films alphabetically. For the record, I unfortunately did not see “Call Me By your Name”. (Thanks Red Deer for showing it for only one time which was a time I couldn’t go see it). Nor did I catch “The Florida Project”, “The Darkest Hour”, “Good Time” or “The Killing of a Sacred Deer’, all of which were on my “must watch” and I still hope to catch them. But here are 20 films that to me were my favorites, and multiple performances which stood out for me for many different reasons.

Favorite Films of 2017

All the Money in the World

The Beguiled

The Big Sick

Blade Runner 2049

Get Out

A Ghost Story


I, Tonya

John Wick Chapter 2

Lady Bird


Logan Lucky




Personal Shopper

Phantom Thread

The Post

Valarian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Wonder Woman

Favorite Lead Performances

Michelle Williams: All the Money in the World

Kumail Nanjiani: The Big Sick

Ryan Gosling: Blade Runner 2049

Daniel Kaluuya: Get Out

Margot Robbie: I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan: Lady Bird

Harry Dean Stanton: Lucky

Kristen Stewart: Personal Shopper

Daniel Day Lewis: Phantom Thread

Vicky Krieps: Phantom Thread

Meryl Streep: The Post

Francis McDormand: Three Billboards…

Gal Gadot: Wonder Woman

Favorite Supporting Performances

Christopher Plummer: All the Money in the World

Nicole Kidman: The Beguiled

Holly Hunter: The Big Sick

Ray Romano: The Big Sick

Michael Fassbender: Alien: Covenant

Harrison Ford: Blade Runner 2049

LilRel Howery: Get Out

Catherine Keener: Get Out

Bradley Whitford: Get Out

Allison Williams: Get Out

Paul Walter Hauser: I, Tonya

Allison Janney: I, Tonya

Sebastian Stan: I, Tonya

Tracey Letts: Lady Bird

Laurie Metcalf: Lady Bird

Patrick Stewart: Logan

Daniel Craig: Logan Lucky

Adam Driver: Logan Lucky

David Lynch: Lucky

Garrett Hedlund: Mudbound

Rob Morgan: Mudbound

Carey Mulligan: Mudbound

Tilda Swinton: Okja

Lesley Manville: Phantom Thread

Bob Odenkirk: The Post

Sam Rockwell: Three Billboards
























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