Top 10 Movies of 2017

This was a weird year for me and movies. The two biggest awards-contending films, Three Billboards and The Shape of Water, both disappointed me. And I found it hard to find twenty films to really love -- even fifteen -- which has made me settle on the following ten as my favorites for the year. 

Performance-wise, three actors stood out: James Freedson-Jackson in The Strange Ones, Hong Chau in Downsizing, and, yes, Meryl Streep in The Post. 

With a few films left to see, most notably Call Me By Your Name, Hostiles and The Florida Project, here are my Top 10 Favorite Films of 2017. (UPDATE: Hostiles would have made my Top Ten. Florida Project would not have. Still haven’t seen Call Me By Your Name.)

10. Lady Bird
09. Logan
08. Get Out
07. Good Time
06. Split
05. Molly's Game
04. Win It All
03. The Strange Ones
02. Dunkirk
01. A Ghost Story

Special nod to my own feature film, Fare, which release February 21, 2017.

A few films I really wished were better than they were: Personal Shopper, It Comes At Night, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards, and Baby Driver.