We Eat Films’ Top 5 Movies of 2017

Written by Caitlin Cooper January 01, 2018

Wonder Woman 2017

It’s that time of the year again! 2017 has come to a close, and that means the We Eat Films staff have chosen the best of the best. 2017 has been a huge year for movies, with Beauty and the Beast, numerous amazing superhero films, and some good dramas too. Cinemas were full of awesome films across all genres. Still, our top movies of 2017 may surprise you!

Honourable mentions: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Bladerunner 2049; Thor: Ragnarok; Logan

5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (James Gunn)

guardians of the galaxy vol 2 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy crashed onto the Marvel scene with style. In 2017’s sequel, the fun and music continued, but the story only got better. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and the gang are back, including the adorable baby Groot (Vin Diesel), with more character growth than we expected. It was surprisingly full of heart, especially as Peter searches for his biological father. We can’t wait to see what the gang does next, in Avengers: Infinity War.

4. Spider-Man: Homecoming (Jon Watts)

spider-man: homecoming 2017

Our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man returned this summer in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and he did not disappoint. This Spider-Man film thankfully forgoes the origin story we’ve already seen too many times, and that makes the story feel fresh. The action and the writing make this version of Spider-Man stand out. Peter (Tom Holland) seems like a real teenager – and indeed he’s actually played by a teenager this time – who just wants to do well in school and have fun. But he’s also incredibly driven to help those in need, no matter how big or small the issue. The comedy was also on point. The new Spider-Man is the best incarnation of the character yet.

3. Baby Driver (Edgar Wright)

Baby Driver 2017

Baby Driver was the lyrical action movie we didn’t know we needed. It celebrates music and driving, and how the two can bring people together. When Baby (Ansel Elgort), a getaway driver, meets Debora (Lily James), the connection is instant. He’s done with his dangerous job. He just wants freedom, music, and the road with Debora. Unfortunately, his boss and co-workers don’t want to let him go. With a cool soundtrack and a story that flows like the smooth songs featured throughout, Baby Driver will have you swept up into the story from the start line to the finish line.

2. Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins)

Wonder Woman 2017

Wonder Woman was one of the most anticipated films of 2017, and it did not disappoint. At We Eat Films, we loved this female-lead superhero film. This origin story is truly a breath of fresh air. Diana (Gal Gadot) is unforgettable, and truly empowering. She’s not only physically strong, but has strong morals and beliefs. She shows us what it is to be brave in the face of pain. While Justice League wasn’t the greatest, Wonder Woman remains one of 2017’s best films, and we’re looking forward to any Wonder Woman standalone sequels that may hit the big screen.

1. Get Out (Jordan Peele)

get out 2017

Coming in at #1 is Get Out, the horror flick that makes you think and depicts relevant issues. In Get Out, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) goes with his white girlfriend to visit her family. But things take an unexpected turn once he arrives. It’s one of those films where the less you know going in, the better you can appreciate it. But the film is well-rounded with laughs, scares, and social commentary to prove this is not your typical horror film. Director Jordan Peele said, “The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we get together”.

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About Caitlin Cooper

Caitlin Cooper

Caitlin is an avid watcher of movies and television shows so she decided to use her passion to write about them. She has a B.A. in English Language and Literature with a Minor in Creative Writing.

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