This year was quite an eventful one for Hollywood and all the movie junkies out there. If you ever thought that 2017 went by in the blink of an eye or was a really bland year, we’ve got something in store for you. Since, New Year is right around the corner; let’s take a look at these 10 reasons (read movies) that made 2017 one of the coolest years to live in.
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Christopher Nolan needs no introduction. From a man who has earlier given us movies like ‘Interstellar’, ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Inception’; one can expect nothing but the best and sometimes even beyond that. His 2017 release ‘Dunkirk’ was no different.
Set in the backdrop of World War II, ‘Dunkirk’ revolves around the allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France, who found themselves surrounded by the German Army. How they get safely evacuated after a fierce battle, weaves the rest of the story.
2. Thor: Ragnarok
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If there was to be an epitome for ‘The Midas Touch’, we would most definitely vouch for Marvel. They can turn anything into gold and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is proof.
Yes, it is best Thor movie you will ever see! Yes, it is the same movie which Mark Ruffalo aka Hulk accidently live streamed a portion from, prior to the release! Yes, it is same movie that we would love to watch again and again and again. So folks, don’t wait for Christmas, go and watch it right now.
If there was anything that Disney and Pixar taught us this year, it was the fact that we can never grow old to watch an animated movie. And the immense popularity of ‘Coco’ is proof of the same. This movie has already grossed nearly $390 million worldwide and has also nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.
The movie narrates the story of Miguel Rivera, a 12-year-old boy, who accidently gets transported to the land of the dead. There he meets his musician great-great-grandfather and seeks his help to reunite with his living family. Even if you are not someone who watches animated movies, give this at least one chance. The movie also has a hidden message, which you need you find out yourself.
4. Justice League
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*Drum Roll please*…Let’s get on with the much-talked about movie of this year, a movie that we have waited 10 years for, ‘Justice League’. We agree, the flick turned more heads for Superman’s airbrushed moustache than the new characters and their superpowers. But let’s not take away from the fact that this was one movie that compelled us to say, “We came! We saw! And we never got over it.”
And for all the critics who feel that this movie was a disappointment, let’s take revenge on them by making them watch Hindi superhero movies.
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Until last year, whenever someone made plans to watch a horror movie, people could not think beyond ‘The Exorcist’, ‘The Conjuring’, ‘Death Note’ or ‘The Ring’. But, after the release of ‘It’, things changed and how. Maybe, this is the charm or should we say fear of Stephen King’s novels.
Even today, people might not remember what they did two days back, but they surely remember Pennywise, the evil clown who loves to feast on innocent children. While Stephen King did a fantastic job with the novel, director Andrés Muschietti left no stone unturned in making the movie adaptation bigger and scarier than any horror movies out there in the market.
6. Blade Runner 2049
We don’t think we can get over this picture of Ryan Gosling anytime soon.
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Now that we saw this picture, let’s talk about the movie it is from – ‘Blade Runner 2049’. If we were to explain this movie in one word, we would possible use either ‘Exceptional’ or ‘Brilliant’; and the fact that it has already grossed $256 million worldwide, is kind of reassuring that we are not wrong.
Set 30 years after the first film, this one will take you through the life of Officer K (played by Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department. His unravels a long-buried secret and…we won’t tell you the whole story. Go and watch the movie, right now.
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Another fantastic superhero movie from Marvel, ‘Logan’ is the 10th installment in the ‘X-Men’ series and final solo movie of our beloved superhero Wolverine. The movie has already grossed $616 million worldwide, becoming this year’s second highest grossing R-rated film (‘It’ is the first). We don’t think we need to say anything in addition to it or explain why you should watch it. All we can say is, you are missing out on some really cool stuff, if you haven’t seen it already.
‘Logan’ features an aged Wolverine along with an extremely ill Professor X, who set out to save Laura (she was created from Wolverine’s DNA), from the evil forces Reaves and Alkali-Transigen led by Donald Pierce and Zander Rice.
8. Baby Driver
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‘Baby Driver’ is probably one of the best action movies of 2017, with a musical touch that makes it all the more intriguing. ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ actor Ansel Elgort did a fabulous job as the talented (music obsessed) getaway driver named Baby, who is forced into working for a mysterious kingpin (Kevin Spacey) of a gang of bank robbers.
In other news, Director Edgar Wright has already teased the fans that a sequel is “being hammered out”.
9. Wonder Woman
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If there was an award for the best season (we are talking about weather and not a show), summer of 2017 will possibly win that prize without any competition. Reason? Gal Gadot, our ‘Wonder Woman’. She was the primary reason for all the heat and rise in temperature we all witnessed.
Want proof? How about we tell you that this movie was the 8th highest grossing film of 2017, after it earned a whopping $821 million globally!
Still need reasons? It singlehandedly destroyed everything that Marvel worked hard for.
Still not sure whether to watch it? Well go and watch it for Gal Gadot and how she turns into one of the most badass superheroes this world has ever seen.
10. Get Out
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Written and directed by Jordan Peele, ‘Get Out’ is a horror movie that follows the lives of a young couple, who visit the woman’s parents, only to witness a series of strange events that scar the man’s life forever. It is an amazing movie that was critically acclaimed to be one of the best films of this year.
So peeps, go ahead and tag your friends to make a movie marathon plan with them. Also let us know about your favourite movies from 2017, which did not make it to this list.