All of us here at Joy Factory thought long and hard, and compiled yet another list – because lists are great – of ten movies released in 2017 that you NEED to see. There’s a chance you have probably seen a few of these in the cinema. If that’s the case, then you get bonus points! HUZZAH!

 

#1. THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

An average woman from an average looking town uses her savings and all of her willpower to create and maintain three billboards directing a stern message to the town’s revered chief of police. This film has moments that will move you to tears …and belly aching laughs.

#2. LEGO BATMAN

Thought the humour of the Lego Movie couldn’t be topped? Wrong! Thought this one would be a massive bomb, but we were pleasantly surprised.

#3. GET OUT

A movie that transcends genres. If you are not a fan of horror movies, don’t be put off by this one. It has a little bit of everything, and hits all the right notes.

#4. OKJA

Get ready to fall in love with a CJI creative and get your heart broken. Follow it up with a brief stint into vegetarianism.

#5. BABY DRIVER

In this famed thriller, the protagonist, Baby, must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

#6. WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

Simply put – this film was a brilliant ending to an amazing series of movies that pays homage to the original films and elevates them to an entirely different level.

#7. IT

The most charming kids in cinema shine on the big screen. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll remember why you don’t like clowns.

#8. STAR WARS – THE LAST JEDI

A truly moving representation of the battle we all fight within ourselves to be better humans. What seems to be the dwindling end of a rebellion gets turned on its head yet again as Disney really tries to milk it for everything it has got.

#9. LOVING VINCENT

Not only is this an award winning, animated biographical drama about the life and death of the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, but it is the first fully painted animated feature film EVER. This film was created with 65,000 frames of oil paintings on canvas using the same technique of Van Gogh, created by a team of over 125 painters.

#10. FACES PLACES

Directed by a French version of Banksy, JR, and Agnes Varda, a French documentary film director born in the 1930s’ who is known for her work in the New Wave Movement. Together, the artistic duo drives across rural France in a part van, part photography studio taking portraits of people they come across in their adventures.

 

So there you have it, film friends!
Our top ten favourite movies from last year.
How many of these have you seen? Are there any movies that you agree or disagree with? Did we miss a flick that has captured your heart?

We want to hear what you think! Tell us in the comments section below.