Can you believe that we are already at the halfway point of 2017?! I came up with a list of my top five favorite films so far this year. This list includes flicks from the first half of the year so it only features movies that were released prior to July 1st. (Sorry Spiderman!) After that, I thought I’d share some of the films I’m hyped for in the later half of 2017.
5.) Get Out
The directorial debut of Jordan Peele that became the overnight successful horror movie while also providing social commentary. It’s mega creepy, and the ending is everything.
4.) Wonder Woman
All the DC film universe needed to save itself was one woman. Gal Gadot under the direction of Patty Jenkins is two and a half hours of kick ass woman powered action.
3.) Kong Skull Island
This is the second installment in Legendary’s MonsterVerse that follows a team of scientists and Vietnam soldiers who travel to an uncharted island, coming face to face with the king of the island named Kong. I already have a full review and post over the movie on here. In it, I explored how it’s an anti-war film in disguise.
2.) A Cure for Wellness
This German American horror film isn’t for the faint of heart. It centers around a young banker who is trapped at a Swiss spa. He learns what lurks in the water below the spa while befriending a mysterious young girl who resides there. If you didn’t have a fear of eels before this movie, you will afterwards.
1.) Baby Driver
Edgar Wright’s fast paced crime film with a killer soundtrack and an even better cast. Stars Ansel Elgort as a talented getaway driver who is trying to get out of the game. Baby Driver is currently in theaters, and I’ll link the soundtrack here.
Anticipated films for the later half of the year
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets- July 21, 2017
Atomic Blonde- July 28, 2017
Kingsman: The Golden Circle- September 22, 2017
My Little Pony: The Movie October 6, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok- November 3, 2017
Murder on the Orient Express- November 10, 2017
Justice League- November 17, 2017
The Diaster Artist- December 1, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi- December 15, 2017
Pitch Perfect 3- December 22, 2017
Greatest Showman- December 25, 2017