Before the end of the year, The National Board of Review announced the 2017 winners of the National Board of Review Awards including best film, actor, actress, movies documentaries everything that covers films at large scale. These awards are the latest citation of excellence by the National Board of Review, a tradition going back 108 years. This year 265 films were viewed by this select group of film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals, academics, students, many of which were followed by in-depth discussions with directors, actors, producers, and screenwriters. And it was not a simple task to put the best but they cleared it and the honorees will be feted at the National Board of Review Awards Gala, hosted by Willie Geist, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Cipriani 42nd Street. So lets we check out this list and see if you’re favorite one from a year is here or not.
1. Baby Driver (2017)
Baby Driver is an action drama starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Bernthal. The film received critical acclaim and has grossed $226 million worldwide against a production budget of $34 million, making it Wright’s highest-grossing film as director. The plot follows Baby, a young getaway driver and music lover who coerced into working for a crime boss and finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
2. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Call Me by Your Name is a romantic coming-of-age drama film starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, based on the 2007 novel of the same name by André Aciman. It’s a transcendent love story and a work of overwhelming empathy. In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
3. The Disaster Artist (2017)
The Disaster Artist is an American biographical comedy-drama film based on Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell’s non-fiction book of the same name. The film stars James and Dave Franco as Wiseau and Sestero respectively, alongside a supporting cast featuring Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson, and Jacki Weaver. Its story about two friends met in acting class in San Francisco. Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, and the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.
4. Downsizing (2017)
Downsizing is an American science fiction comedy-drama film starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, and Kristen Wiig. The film is a social satire where Matt Damon stars as Paul Safranek, an overstretched man in an overstretched world, working as an occupational therapist down at Omaha Steaks and still living in the house where he was born. The film tells about a couple who undertake a procedure to shrink their bodies so they can start a new life in a new community.
5. Dunkirk (2017)
Dunkirk is a war film that depicts the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II which is starring Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy. It’s about allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
6. The Florida Project (2017)
The Florida Project is an American drama film starring Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera and Caleb Landry Jones. The film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
7. Get Out (2017)
Get Out is an American horror film starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, and Catherine Keener. The story takes place when a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambiance will give way to a nightmare. The film was acclaimed by critics and grossed $254 million worldwide against its $4.5 million budget.
8. Lady Bird (2017)
Lady Bird is an American comedy-drama starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith. The film is a story about Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson who works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with a teenage daughter who is just like her, loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated.
9. Logan (2017)
Logan is an American superhero film starring Boyd Holbrook, Dafne Keen, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant. Hugh Jackman makes the most of his final outing as Wolverine with a gritty, nuanced performance in a violent but surprisingly thoughtful superhero action film that defies genre conventions. In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
10. Phantom Thread (2017)
Phantom Thread is an American period drama film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Krieps. The drama marks the hugely anticipated reunion between Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis, who last worked together a decade ago on “There Will Be Blood.” The plots turn around period of 1950’s where Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover in London.