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Daniel's Top Ten Movies of 2017

Daniel's Top Ten Movies of 2017

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 10:00 PM

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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.
-Daniel Howat

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.

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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.

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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.

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7. DUNKIRK

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.

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6. DETROIT

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1. LADY BIRD

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

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