2017 will be remembered in the history books as one of the greatest years in film history, and not just because it was the first full year of The Sacred Wall’s existence. Out of the 135 films watched (including a whopping 15 documentaries), it’s not until the 80s you find films I wouldn’t want to watch again, and it’s not until 101 you find the start of the unequivocally bad films. That’s uniquely impressive. And that’s without mentioning how truly wonderful that Top 40 or so are. Really, any year when you have three A+ films duking it out for #1, including Call Me By Your Name, Blade Runner 2049, and especially Lady Bird, you are looking at something special. 2017 was the year where The Shape of Water became the first original fantasy Best Picture winner (and kept the Travis Rule alive), where horror made a BIG return with mother!, Happy Death Day, It, and especially Get Out. Romance was big thanks to Shape of Water, Call Me By Your Name, The Big Sick, and Phantom Thread. High-concept blockbusters returned to the big screen with Baby Driver, Dunkirk, Logan Lucky, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Atomic Blonde. And the superhero movie finally came into its own as an art form (even if it peaked in 2018) thanks to Wonder Woman, Logan, The LEGO Batman Movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Colossal, and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. My biggest regret is the fact that Phantom Thread isn’t in my Top Ten, because it really deserves to be. However, if I were to make room for it, what would I take out? If I had to make a decision, gun to my head, of a swap I would make, I guess I, Tonya would drop down, but that’s only if a gun were literally against my temple. You can see the full list of films that I watched, listed, and reviewed between January 1st, 2017 and March 4th, 2018 below. I would recommend anything in that Top 50 or so with general ease, and would easily recommend most of those documentaries to you – there’s some interesting stuff down there.

Any colored bold name can be clicked on for a link to the original review

You can see my Worst of 2017 list right here

You can see the Sacred Wall Awards list right here

And you can see my Top Ten Films of 2017 list right here

  1. Lady Bird
  2. Blade Runner 2049
  3. Call Me By Your Name
  4. Baby Driver
  5. Get Out
  6. The Shape of Water
  7. Dunkirk
  8. The Big Sick
  9. I, Tonya
  10. Brigsby Bear
  11. Phantom Thread
  12. The Disaster Artist
  13. Hostiles
  14. Logan Lucky
  15. Darkest Hour
  16. Battle of the Sexes
  17. Coco
  18. Ingrid Goes West
  19. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
  20. A Ghost Story
  21. Atomic Blonde
  22. The Florida Project
  23. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  24. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  25. Wonder
  26. Detroit
  27. The Beguiled
  28. Mudbound
  29. mother!
  30. Wind River
  31. Stronger
  32. The Lego Batman Movie
  33. John Wick: Chapter 2
  34. War on Everyone
  35. Okja
  36. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  37. Thor: Ragnarok
  38. Colossal
  39. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  40. The Breadwinner
  41. The Post
  42. Wonder Woman
  43. Gifted
  44. Happy Death Day
  45. A Fantastic Woman
  46. Loving Vincent
  47. It Comes At Night
  48. Their Finest
  49. Logan
  50. The Insult
  51. The Greatest Showman
  52. War for the Planet of the Apes
  53. The Square
  54. Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman
  55. Murder on the Orient Express
  56. I don’t feel at home in this world anymore.
  57. It
  58. Suburbicon
  59. Beauty and the Beast
  60. Loveless
  61. Good Time
  62. T2: Trainspotting
  63. Fate of the Furious
  64. Personal Shopper
  65. Novitiate
  66. A United Kingdom
  67. Girls Trip
  68. Molly’s Game
  69. Victoria & Abdul
  70. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  71. Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  72. The Little Hours
  73. Table 19
  74. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  75. On Body and Soul
  76. A Dog’s Purpose
  77. All The Money In The World
  78. Free Fire
  79. Split
  80. Before I Fall
  81. The Boss Baby
  82. Ferdinand
  83. Downsizing
  84. The Lost City of Z
  85. Gerald’s Game
  86. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  87. Unforgettable
  88. Sleepless
  89. The Shack
  90. Rock Dog
  91. The Cure For Wellness
  92. Beach Rats
  93. Beatriz At Dinner
  94. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  95. Snatched
  96. Kong: Skull Island
  97. Baywatch
  98. Fist Fight
  99. The Great Wall
  100. Alien: Covenant
  101. Going In Style
  102. The Bye Bye Man
  103. Cult of Chucky
  104. The Dark Tower
  105. CHIPs
  106. The Circle
  107. Ghost in the Shell
  108. Tulip Fever
  109. Power Rangers
  110. Geostorm
  111. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
  112. Fifty Shades Darker
  113. The Snowman
  114. The House
  115. The Space Between Us
  116. The Mummy
  117. Rings
  118. The Book Of Henry
  119. Transformers: The Last Knight
  120. The Emoji Movie



  1. Finding Frances
  2. Faces Places
  3. Jane
  4. Strong Island
  5. Last Men In Aleppo
  6. Icarus
  7. Risk
  8. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring A Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton
  9. Abacus: Small Enough To Jail
  10. Kedi
  11. Whose Streets?
  12. 11/8/16
  13. Get Me Roger Stone
  14. I Am Heath Ledger
  15. The Reagan Show