Best-Reviewed Dramas 2017
Focusing on themes as diverse as poverty in America, wartime heroics, grief, and race relations, the best dramas of 2017 include both big-budget blockbusters and subdued character studies, as well as a couple of overlooked gems.
The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2017. Scores might change over time.
Adjusted Score: 115241%
Critics Consensus: Dunkirk serves up emotionally satisfying spectacle, delivered by a writer-director in full command of his craft and brought to life by a gifted ensemble cast that honors the fact-based story.
Germany advances into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 110511%
Critics Consensus: The Florida Project offers a colorfully empathetic look at an underrepresented part of the population that proves absorbing even as it raises sobering questions about modern America.
Set in the shadow of the most magical place on Earth, 6-year-old Moonee and her two best friends forge their... [More]
Adjusted Score: 106517%
Critics Consensus: Mudbound offers a well-acted, finely detailed snapshot of American history whose scenes of rural class struggle resonate far beyond their period setting.
Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi where they struggle to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102940%
Critics Consensus: Lucky is a bittersweet meditation on mortality, punctuating the career of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton.
A 90-year-old atheist has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101783%
Critics Consensus: Wonderfully acted and artfully composed, Columbus balances the clean lines of architecture against the messiness of love, with tenderly moving results.
When a renowned architecture scholar suddenly becomes ill, his estranged son finds himself stranded in Columbus, Ind. He soon strikes... [More]