Cinemaholics Podcast: Our Top 10 Movies of 2017


2017 is over, but we’re just getting started. I’m not usually the biggest fan of conversations over general rankings (my yearly power rankings aside), but I do find them most useful years later, when I’m trying to remember what I thought of the filmgoing landscape with some perspective. That’s why I do rankings, period, and it’s triple effective when I get to hear Top 10s from my Cinemaholics cohosts.

Our lists do feature some expected overlap, including a clear Cinemaholics “winner,” if you want to call it that. Turns out Brigsby Bear had the most collective impact on me, Will Ashton, and Maveryke Hines, and hopefully some of you awesome listeners.

Enjoy the episode, and if you just can’t wait, here are our Top 10 lists written out below.

Will Ashton’s Top 10 of 2017:

1. Brigsby Bear
2. The Shape of Water
3. Raw
4. Lady Bird
5. The Florida Project
6. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
7. mother!
8. I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore
9. Good Time
10. The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Jon Negroni’s Top 10 of 2017:

1. Baby Driver
2. Bad Genius
3. Blade Runner 2049
4. The Florida Project
5. Brigsby Bear
6. Coco
7. Lady Bird
8. The Shape of Water
9. The Big Sick
10. Call Me By Your Name

Maveryke Hines’s Top 10 of 2017:

1. Good Time
2. Brigsby Bear
3. Baby Driver
4. Lady Macbeth
5. The Florida Project
6. The Big Sick
7. Blade Runner 2049
8. John Wick: Chapter 2
9. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
10. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

(Bonus) Matt Donato’s Top 10 of 2017:

1. Lady Bird
2. Call Me By Your Name
3. Logan
4. Prevenge
5. I, Tonya
6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
7. It
8. Free Fire
9. Coco
10. The Disaster Artist


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11 thoughts on “Cinemaholics Podcast: Our Top 10 Movies of 2017

  1. I rewatched Brigsby Bear for the fourth time this week, so I’m ecstatic to see it so high on your lists. If you can’t tell from my username, I have a strong personal connection to…well, you know.

  2. WHERE ON THE DOLL DID THE MOVIE TOUCH YOU?! That had me in stitches. Great ep, bros.

  3. No love for Thelma?

    • And Columbus only made the honorable mentions. Bummer.

    • Personally, it wasn’t on my list solely because I haven’t seen the film. Ditto Columbus. I really want to see both of them, and they’re definitely on my watchlist. But the opportunities for both haven’t arrived. Which is a shame because they both played at the theaters where I work, but for one reason or another I couldn’t see them. I do plan to see them at some point (hopefully soon!). But for now, I can’t include movies I haven’t seen. And as far as I know, Maveryke hasn’t seen Columbus either, while the three of us haven’t seen Thelma.

      • I think it would be cool if at some point you guys did a last call covering some of the movies you didn’t get a chance to review like The Post, Phantom Thread, and Thelma and maybe even some bad movies.

        • That’s definitely a great idea! I wouldn’t be surprised if we did an episode on Phantom Thread or The Post. I’m sure they’ll be discussed in mini reviews at the very least.

  4. Why no review for Insidious: The Last Key

  5. Happy New Year Cinemaholics! Looking forward to another year of Mavericke not liking most movies, Jon getting super passionate about random stuff, and Will being…Will 😀

    • lmao a new year of Jon’s crazy intros, Will kicking off the review, and Maverick disappearing randomly halfway through the episode.

      • You guys have me all figured out, hahah

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