Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 20 Films of 2017 [Exclusive!]

While 2017 may not have been the most entertaining year both politically and emotionally, it was a damn fine time for movie viewing! Across the globe, there were some pretty amazing works of art to be seen. 2017 was a year that Trainwreck’d Society decided that we were going to put a sharp focus on some of the amazing films we were able to check out. This year saw the birth of our “Sunday Matinee” and “Saturday Special” series, where we were able to regularly showcase some of the finest works in independent cinema from all over the world. In fact, most of the films you on this list were previously featured in one of these formats.

2017 was also a very diverse year as far as our viewing prowess. Our Top 20 films come from over 8 different countries, and feature over a dozen different languages. The one thing that they all share is a mesmerizing bit of quality that is damn near inconceivable. From exorcisms, to fast cars, to recollections of glory days of punk music, right down to good ole fashioned love stories, there is something amazing here for everyone!

So Ladies and Gentlemen, please enjoy our Top 20 Films of 2017!

20. Deliver Us
Written by: Andrea Osvald Sanguigni
Directed by: Federica Di Giacomo
Starring: Father Cataldo Migliazzo

19. After Love
Written by: Fanny Burdino, Joachim Lafosse, & Mazarine Pingeot
Directed by: Joachim Lafosse
Starring: Bérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn, Jade Soentjens


18. Fast Convoy
Written by: Frédéric Schoendoerffer
Directed by: Frédéric Schoendoerffer
Starring: Benoît Magimel, Reem Kherici, Tewfik Jallab

17. Get Out
Written by: Jordan Peele
Directed by: Jordan Peele
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Lil Rel Howery

16. The Spiderwebhouse
Written by: Johanna Stuttman
Directed by: Mara Eib-Eibesfeldt
Starring: Ben Litwinschuh, Lutz Simon Eilert, Helena Pieske

15. Mighty Ground
Written by: Delila Vallot
Directed by: Delila Vallot
Starring: Ronald Troy Collins

14. Baby Driver
Written by: Edgar Wright
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm

13. The Confessions
Written by: Roberto Andò
Directed by: Roberto Andò
Starring: Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil, Pierfrancesco Favino

12. Playground
Written by: Bartosz M. Kowalski
Directed by: Bartosz M. Kowalski
Starring: Michalina Swistun, Nicolas Przygoda, Przemyslaw Balinski

11. Dalida
Written by: Lisa Azuelos, Orlando, & Jacques Pessis
Directed by: Lisa Azuelos
Starring: Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve

10. Tom of Finland
Written by: Aleksi Bardi
Directed by: Dome Karukoski
Starring: Pekka Strang, Jakob Oftebro, Jessica Grabowsky

9. The Big Sick
Written by: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Directed by: Michael Showalter
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

8. Catfight
Written by: Onur Tukel
Directed by: Onur Tukel
Starring: Anne Heche, Sandra Oh, Alicia Silverstone

7. Mr. Roosevelt
Written by: Noël Wells
Directed by: Noël Wells
Starring: Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower,

6. The Problem with Apu
Written by: Hari Kondabolu
Directed by: Michael Melamedoff
Starring: Hari Kondabolu, Noureen DeWulf, Ajay Naidu

5. The Bill Murray Experience
Written by: Sadie Katz
Directed by: Sadie Katz
Starring: Sadie Katz, Joel Murray, P.J. Soles

4. Django
Written by: Etienne Comar & Alexis Salatko
Directed by: Etienne Comar
Starring: Red Kateb, Cecile De France, Bea Palya

3. Driving While Black
Written by: Dominique Purdy & Paul Sapiano
Directed by: Paul Sapiano
Starring: Dominique Purdy, Sheila Tejada, John Mead


2. Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk
Written by: Anthony Marchitiello & Corbett Redford
Directed by: Corbett Redford
Starring: Iggy Pop, Billy Joe Armstrong, Jello Biafra

1. D-Love
Written by: Dave Rogers
Directed by: Elena Beuca
Starring: Elena Beuca, Dave Rogers, Ditlev Darmakaya

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