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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 Tammy, a graduate of Covenant Seminary, St. Louis Cardinals fan, formerly a manager at a Fortune 50 organization, and in leadership at my local church. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop, and to use their strengths to their fullest potential. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinder themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony, and Achiever, and my two StandOut strength roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book of the Bible, and Colossians 3:23 and 2 Corinthians 5:21 being my favorite verses. Some of my other favorite books are The Holiness of God and Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul, and Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. I enjoy music in a variety of genres, including modern hymns, Christian hip-hop and classic rock. My book Called to Lead: Living and Leading for Jesus in the Workplace and Tammy’s book Study, Savor and Share Scripture: Becoming What We Behold are available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

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