Fourth Annual Oberrated Movie Rankings (2017)


Another year in the books. 2017 was filled with extraordinary movies and not to mention plenty of lack-luster ones as well. Now which films are going to be on either side of the rankings? I guess that is why you are here, huh?

I am changing up my rankings a bit this year. I always explain how I see films in two different ways. One on a scale of entertainment/re-watch value which is what I typically base my rankings off of. The other is a “best of” scale which translates to the overall quality of a film. For instance, “Dunkirk” is an immaculate film in my eyes but not one I would watch over and over again versus a film like “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” being something I can watch repeatedly.

So, here we go…

2017 Entertainment Scale and Re-Watchability Ranks

  1. Thor Ragnarok
  2. Lady Bird
  3. Star Wars The Last Jedi
  4. Wonder Woman
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  6. John Wick: Chapter 2
  7. Logan
  8. Blade Runner 2049
  9. Get Out
  10. The Greatest Showman
  11. It
  12. Baby Driver
  13. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  14. Annabelle: Creation
  15. Atomic Blonde
  16. Spider-Man Homecoming
  17. Split
  18. Dunkirk
  19. The Hitman’s Bodyguard
  20. Brawl in Cell Block 99
  21. Jumanji
  22. Bright
  23. mother!
  24. The Disaster Artist
  25. It Comes at Night
  26. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  27. Justice League
  28. All the Money In the World
  29. A Cure for Wellness
  30. War for the Planet of the Apes
  31. Beauty and the Beast
  32. Kong: Skull Island
  33. The Dark Tower
  34. The Belko Experiment
  35. Bad Moms Christmas
  36. Life
  37. Downsizing
  38. Wheelman
  39. The Foreigner
  40. The Book of Henry
  41. The Lost City of Z
  42. Fate of the Furious
  43. Power Rangers
  44. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movies
  45. Free Fire
  46. 1922
  47. All Eyez On Me
  48. Everything, Everything
  49. Despicable Me 3
  50. The Mummy
  51. Alien: Covenant
  52. Rough Night
  53. Baywatch
  54. Berlin Syndrome
  55. Fist Fight
  56. Rings
  57. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  58. The Circle
  59. Snatched
  60. XX
  61. Transformers: The Last Knight
  62. Death Race 2050
  63. Death Note
  64. The Black Room
  65. The Emoji Movie

Rankings deserving of explanation:

-“Thor Ragnarok” was easily one of the most entertaining films of the year for me. I do not believe I stopped smiling for one moment throughout the film. Truly enjoyed my time during that film.

-I am one of the fans that really enjoyed this episode of Star Wars, hence “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” sitting where it does.

-“Wonder Woman” was one of the shocks of the year for me. Saw it opening weekend before the hype hit it and it remained one of my favorite films of the year.

-“Get Out” remains to be one of my favorite horror films…EVER… and I feel it was the spark that began horror for 2017, along with “Split”.

-Despite my criticisms, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” was still the Kingsman I wanted. After such a strong outing from “Kingsman: The Secret Service”, it is hard to replicate that feeling.

-“mother!” is easily the biggest shock of the year.

-“Justice League” was stupid entertainment.

-I am the outlier that was not impressed with “War for the Planet of the Apes”.

-“Fate of the Furious” and “Power Rangers” are practically tied. If that does not symbolize what Fast has become, I do not know what to tell you.

-“Alien: Covenant” had to be some of the dumbest decision-making I have seen done in a serious film.

-“Death Race 2050” is one of the greatest worst movies ever.

-“The Emoji Movie”…….

And now for my ‘Best Of’ list:

  1. Lady Bird
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Blade Runner 2049
  4. Get Out
  5. Logan
  6. Thor: Ragnarok
  7. Atomic Blonde
  8. It
  9. Star Wars The Last Jedi
  10. Wonder Woman
  11. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  12. Baby Driver
  13. The Greatest Showman
  14. mother!
  15. War for the Planet of the Apes
  16. John Wick: Chapter 2
  17. Spider-Man Homecoming
  18. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  19. Split
  20. It Comes at Night
  21. Annabelle: Creation
  22. All the Money in the World
  23. Brawl in Cell Block 99
  24. A Cure for Wellness
  25. Bright
  26. Beauty and the Beast
  27. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  28. Jumanji
  29. The Book of Henry
  30. Life
  31. Alien: Covenant
  32. The Hitman’s Bodyguard
  33. The Belko Experiment
  34. Wheelman
  35. The Disaster Artist
  36. Free Fire
  37. Berlin Syndrome
  38. Downsizing
  39. Justice League
  40. The Foreigner
  41. The Dark Tower
  42. The Lost City of Z
  43. Kong: Skull Island
  44. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  45. 1922
  46. Everything Everything
  47. Bad Moms Christmas
  48. Despicable Me 3
  49. All Eyez On Me
  50. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  51. Death Race 2050
  52. The Mummy
  53. Rough Night
  54. Power Rangers
  55. Fate of the Furious
  56. Fist Fight
  57. Baywatch
  58. The Circle
  59. Rings
  60. Snatched
  61. XX
  62. Transformers: The Last Knight
  63. Death Note
  64. The Black Room
  65. The Emoji Movie
And explanations:

-“Lady Bird” is one of my favorite films of all time. Not only entertaining but 100% quality. A relatable movie from many perspectives.

-“Dunkirk” held the top spot for a long time until “Lady Bird”‘s arrival. Simply astounding.

-If I could give number 1 to all three movies, “Lady Bird”, “Dunkirk”, and “Blade Runner 2049” would have it.

-“Get Out” barely edges out “Logan”, but it did simply with the way the film changes after you have watched it the first time versus watching it the second time.

-“Atomic Blonde” was a knockout punch. I absolutely bloody loved the spy feel of the film and the constant twists.

-“War for the Planet of the Apes” sits as high as it does due to production value.

-“Emoji Movie” ……..

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