Due to the late arrival of other movies – from where I live – the cut-off date for this list will be on 30 January 2017. Their score is only a partial reason as to how they were ranked; most were based on how much they have become my favorite in a short period of time, initial impression, and their long-lasting impact to my viewing experience, contributing to possible rewatches.
I placed Moonlight and La La Land below my top five in order to give way to movies that my gut feel tells me that I love more, rather let myself be influenced by an outside force (i.e. critics and other cinephiles) or be carried away by all the hype. My top five, especially that of my #1 and 2, may not get the same ratings and won’t even land a golden guy, compared to those aforementioned movies, but I love and enjoy them and it’s that simple.Read less