It was an especially excellent year for blockbusters and independent films. Here is our list of the best and worst films of 2017.
1. Lion – Powerful and heartfelt, with beautiful cinematography and a great cast.
2. Wonder – I cried throughout most of this family film. It may even change your life.
3. Detroit – This shocking film, which is based on a true story, stays with you long after you have finished watching it.
4. Split – I cannot believe James McAvoy has been overlooked during the awards season. He gives an amazing performance and the film is absolutely terrifying.
5. Jasper Jones – A fantastic Australian film that does the mystery, coming-of-age novel justice.
6. The Disaster Artist – James Franco deserves an Oscar for his portrayal of Tommy Wiseau. This is a great homage to filmmaking.
7. I Am Heath Ledger – An emotional and considerate tribute to an Australian acting legend.
8. Wonder Woman – Such an inspiring film, especially for young girls and women. Great humour and romance too.
9. Dave Made A Maze – Innovative, funny and quirky.
10. The Big Sick – An insightful, hilarious and sincere story.
A Man Called Ove
1. Logan – A much more raw look at Wolverine. The performances were amazing, especially Hugh Jackman who deserves an Oscar.
2. Thor: Ragnarok – A hilarious, fresh take on the Thor franchise. People were quoting it immediately.
3. Split – A fantastic performance by James McAvoy, who took on so many different characters.
4. Wonder Woman – A strong female lead, some great romance, brilliant action and humour throughout.
5. I Am Heath Ledger – A much needed documentary on Ledger, which was really insightful and respectfully done.
6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Another brilliant film in the franchise, where they have managed to develop the new characters a lot more.
7. Get Out – An original film that puts a twist on racial issues.
8. The Secret Scripture – A heartfelt film with great performances.
9. Loving Vincent – Uniquely crafted with a well told narrative.
10. Only The Brave – An emotional film that pays tribute to firefighters.
Murder On The Orient Express
1. Transformers: The Last Knight
2. Assassin's Creed
3. The Great Wall
4. Final Portrait
5. Collateral Beauty
1. Collateral Beauty
2. Home Again