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Goddess4Real

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Rotten Tomatoes Has Named The 100 Best Reviewed Movies of 2017

At this point you’ve probably read countless “best films of 2017” lists from movie critics around the world. IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn made his selections earlier this month, naming Get Out the year’s best, while films such as The Post, Call Me By Your Name, and Lady Bird have all won top honors from various critic groups. Now the 100 best reviewed movies of the year have been revealed by Rotten Tomatoes. Taking the top spot on Rotten Tomatoes’ list this year is Jordan Peele’s Get Out, which earned a 99% from 294 reviews. Previous films named Rotten Tomatoes’ best reviewed movie of the year include Moonlight, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Boyhood, all of which earned Best Picture nominations. Moonlight won the Best Picture Oscar last year. Rotten Tomatoes’ Top 10 this year also includes indies such as The Big Sick and Lady Bird and major blockbusters like Wonder Woman, Logan, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver and the latest offering from Pixar, Coco, are also included in the top 10. Check out the top 20 best reviewed films below, and head over to Rotten Tomatoes for the complete list of 100 films https://decider.com/2017/...s-of-2017/

1. Get Out
2. The Big Sick
3. Dunkirk
4. Wonder Woman
5. Lady Bird
6. Logan
7. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
8. Baby Driver
9. Coco
10. Thor: Ragnarok
11. War for the Planet of the Apes
12. Spider-Man: Homecoming
13. I Am Not Your Negro
14. The Florida Project
15. Call Me By Your Name
16. Logan Lucky
17. Hidden Figures
18. Mudbound
19. The Salesman
20. The Shape of Water

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Reply #1 posted 12/30/17 6:47pm

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My Top 10 Films of 2017 popcorn

1. Baby Driver

2. Batman: The Lego Movie

3. The Last Jedi

4. Thor: Ranrock

5. Wonder Woman

6. Get Out

7. Guardians of the Galaxy 2.0

8. War for the Planet of the Apes

9. Blade Runner:2049

10.Hidden Figures

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Lady Bird to me is the most overrated of the bunch. Feels like a stock Hollywood movie from ...any year. Feels so old fashioned in a stale way. The great acting is what sets it above is filmmakers limitations.
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Reply #3 posted 12/31/17 6:07am

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the rt list ought to come with a little asterisk, i think, because one quick look shows that they reward widely released, generally popular films. all of their top 10 were on thousands of screens at their peak of release - the smallest film there is lady bird i believe, and that played in 1500 screens & has made about $30m. that's not a slight on rt or anything - i'm sure it's part of their business plan, and that populism is part of the reason they've become the go-to aggregator for most people.

but it would be a little more accurate to say these are the movies that got the most positive reviews that were widely seen &/or reviewed most widely.

not to pick on thor (i liked it a lot) but compare its rt score of 92% (with an avg rating of 7.5/10) to a movie i fell in love with last week: my life as a courgette. it has a 98% rating and an average score of 8.2. it's not ignored - it's solidly placed at #23 - but is it really accurate to say that thor, with it's 92%/7.5 is better reviewed? the difference presumably is the # of reviews - 120 for zucchini, 318 for thor (might be other factors, like higher weightings for certain publications, too).



or another favourite of mine from this past year: columbus, with a 98% & 8.4 average score, is down at 40 on the rt list.



i have nothing against rt & i occasionally browse through it. just think it's worth pointing out their list rewards popularity along with quality. i also don't really think the rt% is always meaningful. above average, generally liked films can have almost identical scores to films that are enthusiastically loved. personally, i like the way metacritic works a little more, and if you look at their list you'll see it looks absolutely nothing like rt's.

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damosuzuki said:

the rt list ought to come with a little asterisk, i think, because one quick look shows that they reward widely released, generally popular films. all of their top 10 were on thousands of screens at their peak of release - the smallest film there is lady bird i believe, and that played in 1500 screens & has made about $30m. that's not a slight on rt or anything - i'm sure it's part of their business plan, and that populism is part of the reason they've become the go-to aggregator for most people.

but it would be a little more accurate to say these are the movies that got the most positive reviews that were widely seen &/or reviewed most widely.

not to pick on thor (i liked it a lot) but compare its rt score of 92% (with an avg rating of 7.5/10) to a movie i fell in love with last week: my life as a courgette. it has a 98% rating and an average score of 8.2. it's not ignored - it's solidly placed at #23 - but is it really accurate to say that thor, with it's 92%/7.5 is better reviewed? the difference presumably is the # of reviews - 120 for zucchini, 318 for thor (might be other factors, like higher weightings for certain publications, too).



or another favourite of mine from this past year: columbus, with a 98% & 8.4 average score, is down at 40 on the rt list.



i have nothing against rt & i occasionally browse through it. just think it's worth pointing out their list rewards popularity along with quality. i also don't really think the rt% is always meaningful. above average, generally liked films can have almost identical scores to films that are enthusiastically loved. personally, i like the way metacritic works a little more, and if you look at their list you'll see it looks absolutely nothing like rt's.

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Exactly. Any list of best films of 2017 that doesn't include Darkest Hour is immediately suspect.

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Reply #5 posted 01/02/18 10:19am

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"Get Out" rocks. Do the filmmakers a favor and pay for your viewing. They deserve the dough!

Anyway, this list just confirms that RodeoSchro's New Year's Resolution #1 is the correct choice.

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Reply #6 posted 01/02/18 10:41am

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This year's films had a nice mix of quality blockbusters, dramas, breakout films, and indie/prestige films. Of the films I saw this year, I think The Shape of Water, Get Out, Wonder Woman and Three Billboards, along with yes, The Last Jedi, stand out.

I've yet to see Dunkirk and Darkest Hour but I'm looking forward to both.

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namepeace said:

This year's films had a nice mix of quality blockbusters, dramas, breakout films, and indie/prestige films. Of the films I saw this year, I think The Shape of Water, Get Out, Wonder Woman and Three Billboards, along with yes, The Last Jedi, stand out.

I've yet to see Dunkirk and Darkest Hour but I'm looking forward to both.



Make sure you aren't in a good mood before going to see "Dunkirk". Because you sure won't be when you leave the theater! (At least, I assume so. I walked out of that movie about an hour into it.)

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RodeoSchro said:

namepeace said:

This year's films had a nice mix of quality blockbusters, dramas, breakout films, and indie/prestige films. Of the films I saw this year, I think The Shape of Water, Get Out, Wonder Woman and Three Billboards, along with yes, The Last Jedi, stand out.

I've yet to see Dunkirk and Darkest Hour but I'm looking forward to both.



Make sure you aren't in a good mood before going to see "Dunkirk". Because you sure won't be when you leave the theater! (At least, I assume so. I walked out of that movie about an hour into it.)

From all your reviews, it's pretty clear you have sophmoric taste in films. Whic is cool, yet not everyone else does.

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

RodeoSchro said:



Make sure you aren't in a good mood before going to see "Dunkirk". Because you sure won't be when you leave the theater! (At least, I assume so. I walked out of that movie about an hour into it.)

From all your reviews, it's pretty clear you have sophmoric taste in films. Whic is cool, yet not everyone else does.



Ah, but did my reviews make you laugh? Because if so, then you are in my target audience!

There is no taste that everyone else holds, so no problem there.

In addition to people that like to laugh, my two screenplays would be targeted to young adults and baby boomers. I cannot tell you much else about them except that - SURPRISE! - the good guy(s) win.

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namepeace said:

This year's films had a nice mix of quality blockbusters, dramas, breakout films, and indie/prestige films. Of the films I saw this year, I think The Shape of Water, Get Out, Wonder Woman and Three Billboards, along with yes, The Last Jedi, stand out.

I've yet to see Dunkirk and Darkest Hour but I'm looking forward to both.


Both are great. I would suggest seeing Dunkirk first - then getting the backstory with Darkest Hour. Dunkirk is a totally immersive film - it'll help you stay in the moment if you aren't thinking about Churchill (and Darkest Hour) at the same time.

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2017 was not a great year for films, but there were a lot of "ok" films. I was catching up on publications top 2017 films lists, and there were a lot of questionable choices made where you have to pick what's left at 2 am closing time.

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i dived deeply into movies this year, in a way that i haven't since the mid-nineties, i suppose, and i personally found a lot to enjoy.


i've got quite a few i still need to catch up on myself - a good dozen, including some i expect great things from: faces places, death of stalin, foxtrot, the work & last jedi too.

while i was puttering around new year's eve (-40 with windchill here, no chance i was going outside that day) i worked out something close to a tentative list of my favourites.

the top seven all could have been my #1. they were the movies i loved the most & the ones that stayed stuck in my head throughout the year. it's very often the case, just like people, that the movies that infatuate me at first often fall out of my head just as quickly. these are the ones that refused to leave.

and i really love every film in the top 13 - those are all 4.5 or 5 star movies, to me, thought they were all truly great. there's something of a gap between that group and the rest, but i just found there was so much to enjoy this year, i couldn't limit myself to only a top 10.

1) florida project
2) a ghost story
3) rat film
4) the red turtle
5) world of tomorrow episode two: the burden of other people's thoughts
6) my life as a courgette
7) raw
8) shape of water
9) nocturama
10) columbus

11) dawson city: frozen time
12) dunkirk
13) good time
14) brigsby bear
15) your name
16) disaster artist
17) okja
18) the lure
19) lady bird
20) colossal

21) get out
22) killing of a sacred deer
23) my happy family
24) blade runner 2049
25) the levelling

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damosuzuki said:



i dived deeply into movies this year, in a way that i haven't since the mid-nineties, i suppose, and i personally found a lot to enjoy.



i've got quite a few i still need to catch up on myself - a good dozen, including some i expect great things from: faces places, death of stalin, foxtrot, the work & last jedi too.

while i was puttering around new year's eve (-40 with windchill here, no chance i was going outside that day) i worked out something close to a tentative list of my favourites.

the top seven all could have been my #1. they were the movies i loved the most & the ones that stayed stuck in my head throughout the year. it's very often the case, just like people, that the movies that infatuate me at first often fall out of my head just as quickly. these are the ones that refused to leave.

and i really love every film in the top 13 - those are all 4.5 or 5 star movies, to me, thought they were all truly great. there's something of a gap between that group and the rest, but i just found there was so much to enjoy this year, i couldn't limit myself to only a top 10.

1) florida project
2) a ghost story
3) rat film
4) the red turtle
5) world of tomorrow episode two: the burden of other people's thoughts
6) my life as a courgette
7) raw
8) shape of water
9) nocturama
10) columbus

11) dawson city: frozen time
12) dunkirk
13) good time
14) brigsby bear
15) your name
16) disaster artist
17) okja
18) the lure
19) lady bird
20) colossal

21) get out
22) killing of a sacred deer
23) my happy family
24) blade runner 2049
25) the levelling


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This is beautiful!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to put your passion down on paper (or this digital facsimile I’m staring at now).

It’s an obvious deep dive into a year in which I’ve yet to barely get my feet wet. I quietly gather stuff like this to help me get past the wading pool.

All these lists and opinions help in one way or another, and are very much appreciated. But anyone can just add up numbers. I want to feel something that no advanced analytic will ever be able to fully get their algorithms around.

Thanks again from Minneapolis where we are only 5 or 10 Fahrenheit degrees warmer than your you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me.
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I haven't seen many new movies last year unfortunately--very unlike me. A list of 2017 North American releases which I rated 4.5/5 or higher would be short:

1. I Am Not Your Negro - 5/5

2. Dunkirk - 5/5

3. The Florida Project - 5/5

4. The Shape of Water - 5/5

5. The Lure - 4.5/5

6. The Salesman - 4.5/5

7. Blade Runner 2049 - 4.5/5

8. Call Me By Your Name - 4.5/5

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