It is that time of the year again, when I have to sit down and recall all the movies that I saw during the year and shortlist the ten best among them. Frankly, it is no easy task — not due of its arduous nature but because there is no clear definition of “best” when it comes to matters of art. Still, as someone who loves both cinema and cinephiles, I consider it my duty to enlist the movies that I loved the most during the year. So, here they are: the 10 best movies of this year. Not only I enjoyed every moment of watching these ten movies but also I feel these films will be remembered the most with the passage of time.
10. The Edge of Seventeen
In a genre that’s often ridden with clichés, ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ is full of fresh characters that are treated as human beings and not as props of entertainment. What makes the film great though is Hailee Steinfeld’s brilliantly nuanced performance. It joins the ranks of the finest teenage dramas of this century with films like ‘The Perks of Being Wall Flower’ and ‘The Spectacular Now’. (Read our review)
9. The Lobster
It’s unusual and strange — and may not cater to everyone — but that doesn’t mean it is not brilliant. An allegorical tale about the pressure that society puts on us to be a couple, ‘The Lobster’ is wildly original and absurdly humorous. It is high time that we start qualifying Yorgos Lanthimos (whose ‘Dogtooth’ is one of the best films of this century) as some sort of genius.