10 best movies I’ve seen in 2017
Well, it’s that time of the year. The time when we summarize the best of the best. The best actors, actresses, TV series and of course the best movies. Or to be more precise the best movies I’ve seen in 2017. It was a good year to be fair. It was a year in which I started Filmsane, I’ve switched careers (in a new full time job) and a year in which I met my fiancée.
We had our first date on Kong- Scull Island and since we’ve managed to watch some pretty good movies together. Bet what were the best movies I have seen in 2017? Well, by all means scroll down bellow and take a look for yourself.
Director: James Mangold
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen….
Fun fact about the movie: Dafne Keen (Laura) was 11 years old at the time of filming, and so was not allowed inside the Casino, even with all the correct shooting permits. So some shots were done with Keen on a green screen, and some scenes were shot in the actual casino with Keen’s body double Cheramie Martin, who is over 18, but of a similar build to Keen.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Director: Rian Johnson
Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill…
Fun fact about the movie: Daisy Ridley took her father to the set in Ireland, where the ending scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) was about to be recreated. When her father met Mark Hamill, he asked him, “Who do you play, then?” Ridley admitted she was not sure if her father was joking or not.
Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm…
Fun fact about the movie: Whenever Edgar Wright had Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey in the same shot, he would whisper to a colleague: “Double Oscar shot!”
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance…
Fun fact about the movie: Christopher Nolan, along with his wife Emma Thomas and a friend, made the crossing from England to Dunkirk on a boat, the way the civilians would have done during the Dunkirk Evacuation. Nolan said it took nineteen hours because of the conditions of the sea.
Blade Runner 2049
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas…
Fun fact about the movie: Wood is rare and valuable, as shown by the wooden horse K owns. Wallace’s house is made almost entirely out of wood to show how wealthy he is.
The Big Sick
Director: Michael Showalter
Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter…
Fun fact about the movie: In the film it’s mentioned more than once that Kumail is a fan of the TV series, The X-Files (1993). In reality, Kumail Nanjiani actually appeared in an episode of The X-Files in 2016.
War for the Planet of the Apes
Director: Matt Reeves
Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn…
Fun fact about the movie: The Overlook Hotel from The Shining (1980) makes an appearance.
The Shape of Water
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon…
Fun fact about the movie: Guillermo del Toro first met Sally Hawkins at the 2014 Golden Globes, and pitched the film to her while being intoxicated; “I was drunk and it’s not a movie that makes you sound less drunk”.
Director: Taika Waititi
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett…
Fun fact about the movie: Taika Waititi described the film as a “1970s and 80s science fiction fantasy, the most ‘out there’ of all the Marvel movies.” He cited Big Trouble in Little China (1986) as a major influence on the film: “It’s a fun adventure film that has big stakes, but also has a breakneck speed and takes you on a crazy adventure.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Director: James Gunn
Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista…
Fun fact about the movie: Elizabeth Debicki was cast as Ayesha because of her six foot three inch (1.91 meters) height. During filming, she wore platform shoes to increase her height to six feet seven inches (2.01 meters).