Richard Bonaduce's Top Movies of 2017

Hello, and Happy New Year!

As we head into a new year, it’s time for me to assemble a list of my Top Movies of 2017, although firstly, here are the films I missed this year (or they’ve just been released, so I didn’t get to see them in time for this article) but I’ve heard a lot about, and I’m looking forward to seeing them, soon:

All the Money in the World

Bill Nye: Science Guy



I Am Not Your Negro


Lady Macbeth

Marjorie Prime


Molly’s Game



Personal Shopper

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women


Roman J. Israel, Esq.

United Kingdom

Victoria and Abdul


…so I may be eventually adding some of those titles to these – my “New 52” Top Movies of 2017. Catch up, and watch one a week in 2018! Here they are in alphabetical order (at least, according to Excel):


A Ghost Story

American Made

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Atomic Blonde

Baby Driver

Battle of the Sexes

Blade Runner 2049

Brad’s Status

Call Me by Your Name

Chasing Coral





Get Out

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Happy Death Day

I, Tonya

It Comes at Night

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kong: Skull Island

Lady Bird


Logan Lucky

Megan Leavey



Only the Brave

Patti Cake$

Phantom Thread

Spider-Man: Homecoming



Thank You for Your Service

The Big Sick

The Disaster Artist

The Foreigner

The Founder

The Glass Castle

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The LEGO Batman Movie

The Lost City of Z

The Post

The Shape of Water

Their Finest

Thor: Ragnarok

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

War for the Planet of the Apes

Wind River


Wonder Woman

As far as trends are concerned, you’ll notice a few comic-book flicks in the mix for my top movies, which scoffs at the threat of “superhero fatigue.” But with each new year, a financial and critical hit knocks it out of the conventional wisdom park, and this year alone boasted five such films: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Logan,” “Spider-Man; Homecoming,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” and the groundbreaking “Wonder Woman.” Which means you’ll being seeing more of them in the future (especially considering the possible Disney/Fox deal in the works), as long as they can keep grabbing the brass ring of filmmaking: critical approval combined with financial success.

Richard Bonaduce
Richard Bonaduce
Rich Bonaduce was born and raised in Pennsylvania but has lived in Utah now for half his life. In addition to being a regular contributor as a Film Critic for Salt Lake Magazine, he is also the Film Critic and Entertainment reporter for FOX13’s weekly morning show Good Day Utah. He’s also a drummer in local band “Mojave Rose,” and is much shorter than he appears on television. You've been warned.

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