2017 was an excellent year for Hollywood when it came to critically acclaimed films. There were many films that came out this year which got heaps of praises from critics everywhere. Whether it was romance or war or drama, there was something brilliant from Hollywood last year for people having any taste. There was a significant increase in online movie ticket bookings for Hollywood films all around the world.
While there were surprise hits like the horror movie It, which did over five hundred million dollars of business, occupying a lot of movie show timings in the summer. It is the winter that Hollywood fans look forward to as the award season begins then with all the production houses releasing their Oscars contenders one by one in that time. Although the films have been already premiered in film festivals around the world, it is the awards season when they open to the public and people can book movie tickets online to go and watch them.
Here are some of the best movies of 2017:
The Shape of Water – This human and amphibian romance fantasy film which eventually won the Oscar is a beautiful film set during the Cold War in the USA. Directed by acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro and starring Sally Hawkins as the lead who is mute, The Shape of Water was a festival favourite and hit home immediately with the general audience as well. It brought even more revenue in cinema ticket bookings after it won the Oscars with more people giving proper recognition to it.
Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan’s war epic depicts the true story of the evacuation of almost the entire British army from the Dunkirk beach. Movie ticket bookings rocketed due to Nolan, who is considered one of the best directors working today. The film also starred a debuting Harry Styles and a veteran cast of Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy among others. The film released in many different formats and theatres offered movie ticket coupons for people to experience the IMAX version.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The 8th episode of the popular Star Wars franchise, this was the highest grossing movie of 2017, while also being one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year. With stunning visuals and a great story, Rian Johnson’s vision for the film was perfect. The veteran cast of Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher returned along with Oscar Issac, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Movie ticket bookings were insane as The Last Jedi posted record opening weekend numbers for the year. The massive following of the Star Wars franchise rallied in theatres all around the world on the day of the release. Online booking sites provided movie ticket offers to lucky users for this movie as part of its promotion.
Seeing the success of commercial as well as artsy films in 2017, we can hope for the same from upcoming moviesin 2018. More and more indie films are being supported by the audience which is a great sign for any film industry as well.