To say that 2017 was an incredible year for films would be a vast understatement. The year was full of extraordinary films ranging from the typical blockbuster tentpoles like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Wonder Woman to the indie darlings like The Big Sick and Lady Bird. And the best thing about it, a lot of these movies come from first-time directors, women, and veterans like Jordan Peele, Patty Jenkins, Greta Gerwig, and Rian Johnson. It’s not easy to see all of the films that are released within the one calendar year, but I make sure I damn well try to see as much as I can, and 2017 was no different. I went out to see over 100 films, and to narrow it down to 10 best within the field of exceptional titles that were released was hard. While best is subjective, I tried to narrow it down to the 10 films that meant the most to me that I enjoyed thoroughly.
So, you’ll find the 10 of my favorite movies of 2017 that I could not stop thinking about, along with a few honorable mentions. Check them all out here below.
Netflix has released an official trailer for OKJA, the next movie from The Host, Mother, and Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho.
The movie follows a young girl, her giant animal friend, and the people trying to help her save the animal from a company who want the creature for themselves. Starring is Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Jake Gyllenhaal, Giancarlo Esposito, Devon Bostick, Daniel Henshall, Shirley Henderson, and newcomer An Seo-Hyun.
In addition to the teaser for Bright, the David Ayer-directed movie starring Will Smith as a cop in an alternate Los Angeles where elves, orcs, and fairies live among humans, Netflix has also released a teaser trailer for another upcoming original movie of theirs titled OKJA.
The movie is directed by Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, who’s best known for movies like Snowpiercer, The Host, and Mother. It tells the story of a young girl and her best friend, which happens to be a giant animal a powerful company wants to capture.
You can watch the teaser for OKJA and read more about the movie below.
Netflix has released the first look at Okja, their upcoming South Korean-American action-adventure film from director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer).
Check out the new images here below, along with a storyboard from the 2017 original Netflix film, which was co-written by Joon-ho and Jon Ronson.
Okja stars Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Paul Dano (Love & Mercy), Lily Collins (Rules Don’t Apply), and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and introducing Ahn Seo-hyun as Mija.