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I usually see at least one movie each week, so here are my favorite movies that I’ve seen this year along with a few of my worst for 2017:

Top Pick:  Dunkirk. Christopher Nolan directed this powerful World War II film, the first of two excellent films around the “Miracle at Dunkirk”. Read my review here.

Here are the rest of my top ten movies, in order:

  • The Man Who Invented Christmas
  • Darkest Hour
  • Hidden Figures
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Lion
  • All The Money in the World
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Others that I enjoyed, in no particular order were:

  • A United Kingdom
  • Get Out
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • Wonder
  • Gifted
  • The Case for Christ
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Paterson

Unfortunately, there have also been a few poor movies I’ve seen as well. Here are the worst movies I saw this year, in no particular order:

  • The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  • Last Flag Flying
  • Logan Lucky
  • Going in Style

These are my favorite movies of 2017. How about you? What were some of your favorites? 

Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence ~ married to my best friend for more than 40 years and a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Before retiring I served as a manager at a Fortune 50 company; I'm a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and in leadership at my local church. I enjoy speaking about calling, vocation and work. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop to their fullest potential and to utilize their strengths more fully. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinders themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony and Achiever, and my two StandOut strengths roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book and 2 Corinthians 5:21 my favorite verse. Some of my other favorite books are Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul, The Prodigal Son (originally titled A Tale of Two Sons) by John MacArthur and Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I enjoy Christian hip-hop/rap music, with Lecrae, Trip Lee and Andy Mineo being some of favorite artists.

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