So, we are into August and the big question is how does the report card of Hollywood look like? Well, not very good! In fact, if you remove last month out of the equation, things look even more dire. Hollywood seriously needs to do something about the consistently bad quality of movies that release in the first half of the year. It is a shame that the biggest movie industry in the world — in terms of money — feels so dearth of good ideas in the first few months of any given year.
Anyway, we can only hope that things start changing and we get to see more quality movies throughout the year — and not just last few months. I liked all the films on this list — some more than others — and loved at least one (You can guess which one). Without further adieu, here are the 17 best movies of 2017 (so far):
17. Alien: Covenant
‘Alien – Covenant’ is a return to the original essence of the franchise, and even if it may not surpass the original films, it certainly offers a great deal of entertainment, especially when watched on the big screen. Driven by Micahel Fassbender’s terrific performance as a humanoid and director Ridley Scott’s innovative ways to keep the stories interesting, ‘Alien: Covenant’ isn’t path-breaking but it certainly is good one-time watch.