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Attitude’s 10 best movies of 2017

How many have you seen?

By Fabio Crispim

It’s that time of year again where we take a look back and see what 2017 gave us.

It’s been another incredible year for queer cinema following on from Moonlight in 2016, and a woman has also finally been given a chance to shine in one of the most successful superhero movies ever released. Basically, this year has been one big middle finger to studio executives who thought films with gay and female leads couldn’t thrive.

We were blessed with critically acclaimed films such as Call Me By Your Name and God’s Own Country, and the latter is even being tipped for major Oscars success.

So here’s a look back at our Top Ten films of the year: 

Call me By Your Name

Based on André Aciman’s 2007 novel of the same name, Call Me By Your Name tells the story of 17-year-old high school student Elio (Timothée Chalamet), who falls in love with 24-year-old graduate student Oliver (Armie Hammer) in Italy during the summer of 1983 (Click here to read more).

Get Out

This 2017 horror film follows a young interracial couple who visit the woman’s parents, only to have a series of strange events lead to a disturbing discovery.

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals follows a divorced art gallery owner who begins to read the new movel written by her ex-husband, and begins to see the similarities between their relationship.

God’s Own Country

God’s Own Country sees young Yorkshire farmer Johnny struggling to carry the weight of his family’s business, frequently turning to booze and casual sex to cope. When his father hires Gheorghe, a Romanian migrant worker, to help out during the lambing season, Johnny is immediately hostile towards him, but an intense relationship develops nonetheless.

Happy Death Day

One of the biggest surprises of the year, horror continues to thrive as one of the most inventive genres out there at the moment. We’re a far cry from the glut of terrible remakes that plagued the late noughties.

Basically groundhog day as a horror film, a college student is forced to be murdered over and over again until she can solve who is out to get here. It’s a rollercoaster ride from start to finish, and injects humour into the premise in the same way Scream did so successfully all those years ago.

The Beguiled

Based on the novel of the same name, The Beguiled sees how the unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

Wonder Woman

It broke box office records and featured a female lead. Based on the DC character of the same name, Wonder Woman tells the origin story of Princess Diana who leaves her home island of Themyscira in order to end World War I.