This is my personal ranking of the movies of 2017- based on what I liked and didn't like, not necessarily how good the movies were. Don't ignore the 2 or 1 star movies though, I didn't like them but it doesn't mean they were bad. Likewise, just because I gave a movie 5 stars doesn't mean you'll love it, it just means that I did love it
  1. Megan Leavey ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Really, really great story about a Marine and her bomb-sniffing dog. I mean, who doesn't love a good dog movie, but the combination of that and a war movie puts this over the top emotionally.
  2. Beauty and the Beast ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    Just like the live-action adaptation of Cinderella, this stayed true to the original and was just beautiful. Great costumes, sets, and music! Could not have asked for more, and Emma Watson was the PERFECT choice for Belle.
  3. The Last Word ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Shirley MacLaine at her finest! Funny and sad, this movie ran the gamut of emotions.
  4. Baby Driver ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Great action, great romance, great comedy, great music! This movie is great for everyone, I loved it!
  5. Wonder Woman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    I wish Marvel had beaten them to the punch on the first female-led superhero movie of this generation, but either way, this was really-really spectacular and I'm just so glad that this milestone was such a success! I'm hoping to see more like this from both Marvel and DC.
  6. Logan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    A drama disguised as a super hero movie. I dare you not to cry haha.
  7. Gifted ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Chris Evans is really a great actor, and he is fantastic as the Uncle fighting for custody of his extremely mathematically gifted niece. Beautiful story, heart wrenching.
  8. Spider-Man: Homecoming ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Basically just your typical teen/high-school screwball comedy- except the main character is a SUPER HERO!!! Brilliant movie, loved the humor, and loved having Michael Keaton back!
  9. Dunkirk ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    In some ways this was totally a Chris Nolan movie, like the weird jumping through time a little bit, and yet this isn't at all what I would expect. This is an extremely accurate, yet still fictional, portrayal of the events at Dunkirk during WWII. So good, and even better in surround sound.
  10. Get Out ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐️
    I wasn't sure what to expect, but Get Out ended up being thrilling and frightening, but not in the way most horror movies are. The story is scary because of the real-life implications and it blended the horror and comedy of the story perfectly.
  11. The Big Sick ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Both funny and sad, Kumail Nanjiani's true story about how he met and fell in love with his wife and the time she was in a coma was an outstanding first step into the writer/lead actor role for him. Can't wait to see what he does next.
  12. Cars 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    They finally made a Cars movie for girls, or at least that's what I think haha! The story was great, and I loved the return of past characters but especially the new characters! Really great for boys and girls, men and women of all ages.
  13. Guardians of the Galaxy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    The soundtrack wasn't as good as the first, but the movie itself was awesome! It was a little hard to get into, because they didn't really establish the plot until like halfway through and it was a little long, but funny and I loved Kurt Russell!!
  14. It Comes at Night ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    I thought this was a brilliantly written and directed thriller. The story, about a family surviving in the middle of the woods after a terrible outbreak, is dark and thought-provoking.
  15. To the Bone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Really interesting portrayal of a girl suffering from anorexia. I think by showing just this short period of time in her struggle, rather than her entire life, they did a great job of capturing this disease and its impact on a person and those around them. Also, great performance from Keanu Reeves. He must be making a comeback.
  16. The Lost City of Z ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    I was surprised at how well done this film was. Really great historical, adventure film. Also I never knew this story but it was really interesting. I would definitely watch again.
  17. Fate of the Furious ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Even without Paul Walker there's still something to watch here. The action and the card were great, and I still found myself in tears at the end. I don't know how they do it, but I love a good fast and furious movie.
  18. Everything, Everything ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    A surprisingly moving teen romance. Definitely a tearjerker, but also a beautiful tale about life and love and forgiveness.
  19. Rough Night ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Literally just the female Hangover, but totally funny. Surprising cast, bringing together Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz, and Ilana Glazer, among others.
  20. Baywatch ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    I was actually quite pleased with how funny this was. Really great job on casting, as they all were obnoxiously beautiful but also just nailed their roles. Also great little cameos from Pam Anderson and David Hasselhoff.
  21. Kong ⭐⭐⭐
    Not the greatest movie I've ever seen, but it was super entertaining. I believe this is part of the new Godzilla vs. King Kong series, and so far both films have been very fun, new takes on the classic monster movies.
  22. Free Fire ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Actually, this movie was really funny, and it all revolved around this shoot out in a run-down factory. I liked it because it was more realistic. Like everybody got shot at some point and they were all so funny. I probably wouldn't watch it again, but it wasn't a waste of an hour and a half either.
  23. The Mummy ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    So, I liked how funny and campy this was, but I also think it was just a little too silly to be taken seriously. I loved the Mummy herself, she was great, but I don't get why they included Jekyl and Hyde. It was weird. Also, for any fans of New Girl, it's really confusing because Nick is in it, but Tom Cruise's character is named Nick, so that threw me off a lot.
  24. Snatched ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Not as good as Amy Schumer's first movie by any means, but I've gotta give Goldie Hawn an A+ for her return to the silver screen. Too bad Schumer couldn't do her justice.
  25. Going in Style ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Not very laugh out loud funny, but the whole concept of three old dudes robbing a bank is just humorous. I did enjoy it, but there are better comedies out there.
  26. Their Finest ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    A movie about a young woman writing screenplays for propaganda films in WWII. Not bad, but somehow it just didn't hold my attention that well. Also, I found some of the events a little bit ridiculous.
  27. Life ⭐⭐⭐
    I did enjoy this movie, but it was pretty much just a forgettable version of Alien. It was scary for sure, but I'll probably never watch it again.
  28. All Eyez on Me ⭐️⭐️
    Really disappointing biopic of Tupac. While it does tell his story, the problem is that it tried to tell all of his stories, and failed to focus on anything in particular, missing an opportunity
  29. The House ⭐️⭐️
    Just further evidence that outstanding comedic actors don't make a movie, it has to have a good script as well. Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell did what they could, but it just wasn't funny.
  30. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ⭐️⭐️
    Yeah, this was about as terrible as you'd expect. They tried their best to tie it back into the Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom world, but it was just a sad disappointment.
  31. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ⭐️⭐️
    I don't even remember what this was about or what I thought of it, which pretty much tells you the quality of this movie. Disappointing, because I like Charlie Hunnam.
  32. The Circle ⭐️⭐️
    A movie that definitely explores the idea of our social media becoming more and more invasive, but somehow doesn't quite hit home. Something about it just didn't seem right, and even though the performances were great, the whole concept just failed.
  33. The Belko Experiment ⭐⭐
    The premise was intriguing, but ultimately I just felt like it was a purposeless experiment. Like, what possible useful data can you retrieve from making people kill each other.
  34. Fifty Shades Darker ⭐
    Just as stupid as you'd expect.