These past months were loaded with movies and I decided to do a little recap of what I think about them and rank them in a single post.
I saw a total of 16 movies since January and I want to say a disclaimer first :
- The movie placed in 16th place for example, doesn’t mean it’s bad. The fact that I place a movie on a higher ranking depends on 7 different criteria that I set for movie reviews, each of them is graded on a 10 points scale.
I put it them in an Excel Sheet and sort them out.
And then, I put those scores on percentage and it gives me something like this :
Which means my Top 5 of the year are :
1. A Quiet Place
To my own surprise, this movie scored an almost perfect score in all of my criteria! What I love about it, it’s not a horror movie. Not quite. I would say it’s a lot of suspense and psychological thriller surrounding a family central value. The acting is amazing from the parents to young kids. The cinematography is to die for! The storyline is clear and they thought of everything while building this setting.
2. Jurassic World
This movie jumps right to my list of Favourite sequels of all time! I was very skeptical of how they would continue this story after the first movie. But to my excitement, the new storyline is brilliant! They added a darker and more suspenseful tone. It also tackles a lot of genetic engineering dilemma and they added a twist in the end which makes sense to me because it sparks the ultimate discussion about genetics. I also love the addition of behavioural psychology theories to the future of dinosaurs.
3. Black Panther
I wrote a whole big review about this movie here.
THE WORLD-BUILDING was breathtaking. Hidden from the world, the most advanced city on earth succeeds in technologies and keeping traditions at the same time. I love how they still have their chants, costumes and robes while having a super lab with modern gadgets. As you watch the movie, you discover so many details about that civilization and it made me at awe.
4. Sicario 2
The first Sicario movie is one of my top top movie of all time. I haven’t found another movie with a perfect storyline as Sicario. Needless to say that I had very high expectations on the sequel. It would never be as mindblowing as the first, but the overall storyline is pretty good. I’ve been fascinated with cartel stories and this one goes with the Mexican border and the terrifying journey when you go into war with all the cartels at once.
5. Red Sparrow
This is a successful adaptation from a novel right there. This spy movie does a spectacular job on amplifying the psychological training they have to go through, which I find lacking in a lot of spy movies. It’s slow pace but with enough actions here and there to keep you on the edge of your seat. And you have to see the ending, a brilliant solved puzzle!
Let me know if you want a review on the other movies I put on the graph as well 😉