Today, I’m going to tell you where to stream some of the movies that made various “Best movies of 2017.” There are a lot of movies available, so let’s get to it. Oh, and I won’t even mention pay-per-view or HBO Now movies, we’re sticking to the lower cost streaming sites.
One movie that rated high was Mudbound, Dee Rees‘ period drama about two families(one white, one black) in the Jim Crow South. It was #1 on both the Washington Post and LA Times lists of the best movies of 2017. It starred Mary J Blige, Carey Mulligan and Rob Morgan. A wonderful movie with great cinematography by Rachel Morrison. It is still available on Netflix, as it is a Netflix original. It’s well worth the view. Also Okja made a lot of lists, it was #7 on both the NY Times and LA Times list. A beautiful and moving story of a girl and her pig, it stars Tilda Swinton, An Seo Hyun and Jake Gyllenhaal. It, also has a great score and wonderful cinematography. And it, too, is available on Netflix, having been produced by the as well.
Some lesser known movies made a lot of list this year, too. First, A Quiet Passion, a movie about Emily Dickinson, made #9 on the New York Times and was on the Rolling Stone‘s list as well. It stars Cynthia Nixon in a great performance as Dickinson, and also features Emma Bell as the younger Emily and Keith Carradine as her father. It is available on Amazon Prime. Also available on Amazon is The Big Sick, starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan and Holly Hunter. It was on the rottentomatoes.com list as well the AFI. A moving comedy about Nanjiani’s real life romance with his wife, it was also produced by Judd Appatow. One movie that turned up on a number of lists, including A.O. Scott’s of the New York Times, was A Ghost Story, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Not a horror story but a tale of grieving and loss, and a love story, to boot. A Ghost Story is available for streaming on Amazon Prime, also. Another indie movie that made numerous lists was I Am Not Your Negro, the documentary about James Baldwin and the book he never finished. The voice-over is also read by Samuel L. Jackson and it is a remarkable movie about Baldwin and race in America.
The wonderful movie Colossal made the Paste list, as well as others, which stars Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. A strange comedy with monsters, Colossal is available on Hulu and well worth the visit. Also available on Hulu is Columbus, which was #4 on the Thrillist list. Another indie movie, starring John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson and Parker Posey. It is wonderfully shot and got rave reviews on imdb, indiewire and the NYTimes.com. And finally, also available on Hulu starting January 24, is Detroit, Kathryn Bigelow’s movie about the 1967 race riots in Detroit. It was #6 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the best movies of 2017. It stars John Boyega, Will Pouther and Algee Smith. It got some good reviews, though I haven’t yet seen it; we can all get a shot starting Jan. 24. There are a lot of spectacular movies available for streaming on the big three so kick back and veg out for the weekend at least and watch some great films.