Our Top 10 Films For 2017!
By: Matt Suzara
2017 just ended and there were a lot of great films released local or international. I missed a lot of films during its play dates like Respeto, Bliss, etc. so if your favorite flick didn't make it on our list; I think I just didn't have the time to watch it.
Kita Kita was a surprise hit last year as it grossed over 300 million during its theatrical run. It is a genuinely funny but emotionally heartfelt romantic comedy flick that spread like a wild fire through social media. Empoy Marquez and Alessandra De Rossi surely got a lot of attention with their incredible chemistry and made this film one of the most memorable Filipino flicks for 2017.
9. John Wick 2
Everyone has to have a pure action film on their list right? John Wick 2 came out strong when it was released last February as it features another outstanding entry in this franchise. It continues to impress and basically doubled the action and body count from its predecessor. John Wick 2 is simply a bad-ass film, and we can't wait for part three.
8. Thor Ragnarok
Guardians of Galaxy 2 and Spiderman: Homecoming were both great Marvel films from last year. However, when it comes to a complete and fun package Thor: Ragnarok easily emerges and to the top. It is the most entertaining Thor film to date and what a way to team up Loki, The Hulk and Thor in one picture.
7. Wonder Woman
Yes, Justice League was awesome, but you can't simply take away the fact that Wonder Woman was a bomb last year. Director Patty Jenkins brings out a masterpiece and Gal Gadot was just a revelation in this film.
Get Out has a lot of surprises under it sleeves where the film takes the audience into a slow pace first and finishes it with a relieving and stressing kick at the end. It has an alternate ending released online but for me; you don't need to find it on youtube as that sick ending perfectly matches the beauty of the film.
5. Bad Genius
This Thai Blockbuster flick was breathtaking from start to finish. I love how they manage to stress the audience with their smartly-written script and appealing cast to back the entire film up. We also had the opportunity to see Non (Chanon Santinatornkul) and James (Teeradon Supapunpinyo) in person when they visited Manila to promote the film, but please next time bring the girls too.
Wonder was one of the films last year where you can't find anything to complain. We basically loved everything about this film from the inspiring story, remarkable cast and outstanding way on how they touch the viewers through the message of their film. Another Jacob Tremblay and Noah Jupe film please????
3. Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge was released in 2016, but we got a commercial February release last year, so I've decided to include this film on my list. Dunkirk was a blast and also a great war film, but Hacksaw Ridge was a bloody war film yet has an inspiring tale to tell with Andrew Garfield delivering his best performance yet.
2. A Dog's Purpose
I really didn't expect to cry, not once but thrice in a film that involved dogs. It is emotionally engaging, genuinely funny and incredibly enjoyably throughout. Pet owners will be easily affected by the story as a lot of people were sniffing and crying in this remarkable film.
Coco easily tops our list as Disney and Pixar brought another inspiring animated film to remember. Everything was made perfectly from the heartwarming story, character designs and colorful animation. I also loved the twist at the end as we never saw that revelation coming through. Coco was simply the Best animated film last year and our top pick in this countdown.
12. Kong: Skull Island
13. Spiderman: Homecoming
14. War for the Planet of the Apes
16. Annabelle Creation
18. Boss Baby
19. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
20. Star Wars: The Last Jedi