All In!  Our Aggregated Final List Of The Best Films We Saw Last Year

Using the personal 2017 ten-best lists submitted from a wide swath of ZekeFilm contributors based all over the United States, we’ve compiled this site-wide master list, using a weighted value system.  (Ten points for a number one entry, nine points for a number two entry, and so on.)

Participant lists include Krystal Lyon, Jim Tudor, Sharon Autenrieth, Taylor Blake, Paul Hibbard, Oscar Jackson III, Max Foizey, Robert Hornak, Madeline Brophy and Erik Yates.

On the evening of Friday, January 26, 2018, ZekeFilm held its seventh annual “Best Films of the Year” live countdown event.  This night of fellowship and fun was built around this list which was then publicly revealed for the first time.  A number of ZekeFilm friends and family were on hand for short talks on their favorite films that made the list.

Thanks to Allied Advertising St. Louis, KTRS 550 AM radio in St. Louis and Grace and Peace Fellowship, PCA – St. Louis, MO for pitching in and helping this event to happen.

After the list, have some fun with our 2017 movie trivia questions!

For our full reviews of the films themselves, click on the individual titles.  Enjoy, and let us know what you think of our Best Films list at our ZekeFilm Discussion Group on Facebook, or in the comments below!


10. The Shape of Water


9. Star Wars: The Last Jedi


8. Dunkirk


7. The Florida Project


6. mother!


5. Baby Driver


4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


3. Lady Bird


2. A Ghost Story


1. Get Out


11. Coco

12. Logan

13. The Big Sick

14. Wonder Woman

15. Blade Runner 2049

16. The Post

17. Thor: Ragnarok

18. Phantom Thread

19. Wind River

20. Personal Shopper

2017 Movie Trivia!

Question #1:

Meryl Streep is the most nominated actress in Oscar history. She is nominated this year for her role as Kay Graham in The Post. What nomination is this for young Mrs. Streep?
A. 18th
B. 31st
C. 21st
D. Infinity


C. 21st

Question #2:

Which basketball giant is nominated for an animated short Oscar this year for “Dear Basketball”?
A. Kobe Bryant
B. Michael Jordan
C. Larry Bird
D. LeBron James


A. Kobe Bryant

Question #3:

In The Shape Of Water, Del Toro asked actor Doug Jones (The fish man) to channel which of the following to help direct his character?
A. A shark
B. A matador
C. A ballerina
D. A frog


B. A matador

Question #4

Actor Michael Stuhlbarg is in The Shape Of Water and two other films that are Nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. It’s only been accomplished by five other people in Oscar history. What are the other two films?


The Post and Call Me By Your Name

Question #5

This year, Greta Gerwig joins the ranks of the proud few female filmmakers that have been nominated for Best Director at the Oscars.  Which of these has not been nominated for Best Director?
Lina Wertmuller
Jane Campion
Sofia Coppola
Kathryn Bigelow
Barbara Streisand


Barbara Streisand
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