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Top 10 Movies You Missed In 2017

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Written by Michael Wynands Not every great movie is a blockbuster, but these 2017 movies are criminally underrated! WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Movies You Missed This Year! But what will take the top spot on our list? Will it be Brigsby Bear, Logan Lucky, or Lady Bird? Watch to find out! Watch on WatchMojo: Do you have an idea for our next video? Submit your idea here: WatchMojo.commy/suggest.php

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Not every film gets the buzz it deserves! Welcome to, and today we’ll be counting down the Top 10 Movies You Missed in 2017.

For this list, we’re looking at films from 2017 that may have slipped under your radar, but are totally worth watching.

#10: “The Little Hours” (2017)

Though it may surprise you to hear it… an ensemble comedy was released in 2017 starring Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen and Nick Offerman. We’re guessing you missed it… because, well, most people did. But it was a good laugh that was sadly shared by far too few. Set in the Middle Ages, “The Little Hours” has a plotline too convoluted to succinctly convey here, but basically... it involves a convent, a bunch of raunchy nuns, a drunk priest, and a whole lot of inappropriate behavior. Definitely one of the best movies ever made based on Boccaccio’s “The Decameron”.

#9: “Ingrid Goes West” (2017)

Apparently 2017 was a busy year for Aubrey Plaza on the indie circuit. In this dark dramedy she plays the titular Ingrid, an admittedly unstable young woman with a penchant for misreading social cues and what, if you were being kind, you might describe as a bit of a nasty streak. Following a stint in a psychiatric institution, Ingrid uproots her life and heads to Los Angeles. What for? To stalk a social media star who acknowledged her on Instagram. If that sounds rash to you, just wait until you see what Ingrid does next. It’s a twisted tale, but Ingrid also has heart, and the film earned an award at Sundance.

#8: “Wind River” (2017)

Don’t get us wrong, we love watching Jeremy Renner kill aliens as Hawkeye in “The Avengers,” just like we enjoyed seeing him help Amy Adams’ in “Arrival” figure out how to communicate with them. But we also appreciate his non-extraterrestrial work. In this mystery thriller, he and fellow Avenger actor Elizabeth Olsen team up as a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent and an FBI agent to solve a murder on a Native American reservation. This is is a methodical, socially-aware thriller, one that reminds us that excessive explosions or otherworldly creatures are not necessary in making a great film.

#7: “It Comes At Night” (2017)

Are you a fan of horror films? Do you mind losing sleep? If you answered “yes” to the first question and “no” to the second, we’ve got the movie for you. “It Comes At Night” is a psychological horror film in the truest sense. It will scare you… and not in the ways you might expect. Set within a post-apocalyptic world, it looks inward at its housebound characters to reveal the true nature of horror. Though it failed to really connect with fans, critics and genre enthusiasts loved it, and with good reason. It’s a dark study of human nature and the lengths to which people will go to protect those they love. Enjoy!

#6: “The Lost City of Z” (2017)

Nowadays, it’s tough to sell a good old fashioned movie. A slow-paced, carefully crafted biopic like this can easily come and go without anyone really paying it any mind. Sure… the critics will heap it with praise, but for the average cinemagoer, it won’t even register. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Tom Holland, “The Lost City of Z” tells the story of Percy Fawcett, a British explorer who risked his life in search of a lost city in the Amazon. It lost money and in doing so, proved once again that box office numbers and film quality are completely unrelated.

#5: “I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore.” (2017)

This one… we actually kind of get. Films like “I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore.” are a bit too offbeat for a wide audience. But for those willing to take a chance on Elijah Wood as martial arts-loving metalhead, this movie holds many little cinematic delights. Melanie Lynskey plays Ruth Kimke, a nurse who just wants to recover her property after a burglary, and who, after being let down by the police, takes the search into her own hands. It’s a simple premise, but one that filmmaker Macon Blair uses as the foundation for some rather profound social commentary, as well as a healthy dose of off-kilter laughs.

#4: "Good Time” (2017)

Following his participation in the “Twilight” franchise, Robert Pattinson has largely gone the indie route, likely to scratch his itch for more dynamic roles. Though some might be content to dismiss him based on the aforementioned film franchise, he’s since proven himself to be a talented and versatile actor. In this award-winning film by the Safdie brothers, Pattinson got to play a slightly manic, bleach-blonde amateur criminal, whose life could be described as one bad decision after another. It’s a hectic film full of big characters, sharp left turns and bad luck. It’s also wildly original - a film which you will be able to say, with confidence, that you have never seen before.

#3: "Lady Bird" (2017)

The transition from actor to director is rarely a smooth one. For every “Gone Baby Gone,” there are dozens of unremarkable, bland or downright bloated actor-turned-director films. For Greta Gerwig however, an actress who earned her stripes in independent film and has co-written many a script, her solo directorial debut proved to be one of the best little films of the year. Starring the ever-captivating Saoirse Ronan as teenager Christine McPherson, aka Lady Bird, this film takes a funny and deeply honest look at the complexities of a mother-daughter relationship,and the turbulence of blossoming independence. it was described by the New York Times as “big-screen perfection”; can’t do much better than that.

#2: “Brigsby Bear” (2017)

Kyle Mooney might just be the most divisive comedian to take the SNL stage since the late Andy Kaufman. We know… it’s a big claim, but it’s not just the hair. Mooney has mastered the art of making people uncomfortable with meta-comedy. For fans of his unique brand of comedy, “Brigsby Bear” is the uninterrupted Mooney-trip you’ve been waiting for. It’s a delightfully odd tale about a man freed from the underground home where he was raised by his childhood kidnappers, and his obsession with the kid’s TV series they invented for him. Weird, right? But it’s surprisingly sweet and wonderfully unconventional, and definitely worth watching.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

“A Ghost Story” (2017)

“Brawl in Cell Block 99” (2017)

“Patti Cake$” (2017)

#1: “Logan Lucky” (2017)

This one might not be as big of a secret as some of the others on our list, but we’re still willing to bet that most people didn’t pay it much attention. And considering the cast involved and the glowing reviews that it received, that makes it arguably the most criminally-overlooked film of 2017. “Logan Lucky” stars Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, and Hilary Swank and was directed by out-of-retirement Steven Soderbergh. It’s a blue-collar, NASCAR-themed heist film that’s fun, fresh, and charming in a contemporary southern way.

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