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Every year I keep a running list of my favorite films and update it whenever I see a great movie. I had a very long list this year. It was tough to narrow them down, but here are my top ten favorite films of 2017.
10. I, TONYA.
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
9. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
8. THE BIG SICK
Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers responds to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.
5. THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.
4. GET OUT
It's time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambiance will give way to a nightmare.
3. BABY DRIVER
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
2. THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
1. LADY BIRD
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.