The Blonde in Front’s best of 2017

2017 was a great year for film. Thank you kindly, Millennium movie Gods!!! All in all I watched, from my count, 423 films in 2017. That may sound like a lot to some but I plan on smashing that in 2018. The films on this list will consist of what I consider the 17 Best and 10 Worst of 2017, 10 Best Horror, 3 WTF can my brain not unsee, 10 Best Shorts and 9 films that many may have missed. These films are based on my personal judgement experiencing it at the time, reminiscing after and speaking to others about the film and the impact it had on me. These may not be everyone’s best or worst and there are a few I was unable to see before 1/1/2018, (Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Post, The Mummy), but these are what I have chosen and I’m always happy to discuss people’s thoughts and opinions, the key word being discuss. Now without further ado, here are The Blonde in Front’s Top 17/22 of 2017

  1. Get Out
  2. The Shape of Water/Mother
  3. Call Me By Your Name
  4. The Florida Project
  5. Wind River
  6. 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  7. The Disaster Artist
  8. Blade Runner 2049/ Logan
  9. Molly‘s Game
  10. Free Fire/ Thank you for Service
  11. Atomic Blonde
  12. Brigsby Bear/Coco
  13. Lady Bird/ The Big Sick
  14. Girl‘s Trip
  15. A Ghost Story
  16. Patti Cake$
  17. Brawl in Cell Block 99

Honorable mention: IT, Dunkirk, Ingrid Goes West, The Darkest Hour, T2 Trainspotting, Wonder Woman, Battle of the Sexes, American Made, Good Time, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor Ragnarok, Lost City of Z, In the Fade, Mudbound, I, Tonya, Hostiles, Lady Macbeth, Baby Driver

Have not seen: Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Post, The Beguiled, The Greatest Showman, Murder on the Orient Express, Phantom Thread

Best Documentary of 2017 I actually only saw one but this was enough

The Rape of Recy Taylor

The Worst of 2017 – Sidenote: I understand what it takes to make a film, (the hours, hard work, time away from loved ones, frustration, money, time, time, time) and I’m not negating that. I’m disappointed and in some cases angry with the end results these films brought and the time I could have been doing other things, ANYTHING, besides watch them.

  1. The Circle
  2. Wonder Wheel
  3. The Bye Bye Man
  4. Friend Request
  5. Table 19
  6. Gemini 7 Wilson

8. Darkness Rising

9 Chips

10 Unforgettable

    Honorable mention: The Great Wall

    Have not seen: The Mummy, Valerian, Transformers, Baywatch, I honestly missed a lot of BAD movies on purpose in 2017.

    BEST Horror of 2017

    1. Gerald’s Game/Get Out
    2. Hounds of Love
    3. The Girl with All the Gifts
    4. Split
    5. The Devil’s Candy
    6. The Endless
    7. Chicago Rot
    8. IT
    9. The Void
    10. Happy Death Day/ Tragedy Girls

    Honorable mention: The Girl in the Photographs, The Belko Experiment, A Dark Song, CREEP 2, Mayhem, Drifter, The Invisible Guardian, 1922, Applecart

    Have not seen: The Blackcoats Daughter, We are the Flesh, Victor Crowley

    Best Shorts of 2017

    1. Fucking Bunnies- Teemu Niukkanen
    2. Mahal-Jay Espano
    3. The Dark HungerAnthony R Williams
    4. girl+ghostNik Wansbrough
    5. Born AgainJason Tostevin
    6. BuzzcutJon Rhoads and Mike Marrer
    7. Vexed- Marc Cartright
    8. Feeding TimeMatt Mercer
    9. Band MeetingVery Cool Videos
    10. When the Purge EndsEli Thomas

    WTF can my brain not unsee award goes to

    1. Kuso
    2. Last House on Dead End Street – 1977
    3. A Serbian Film

    Films to watch out for in 2018

    Under Appreciated films of 2017

    1. Free FIRE
    2. Paint it Black
    3. Brigsby Bear
    4. Patti Cake$
    5. A Cure for Wellness
    6. Brawl in Cell Block 99
    7. Thank you for Your Service
    8. The Lovers
    9. Crown Heights

    And these are my lists for 2017. I hope you enjoy them and maybe some items on the lists will intrigue you to watch some films you may not have known about otherwise. Looking forward to showing everyone what’s in store for 2018.

    As always, if you see me at the movies, I’ll be the Blonde in Front! 😉🎬📽🎥🎞🤳