Suggestion: The Poll Board's 2017 Watchlist - PLEASE GIVE YOUR PICKS

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The members of the IMDb Poll Board were asked to name the one film (other than The Last Jedi) they most wanted (needed?) to see before the end of 2017. Which of these films is on the top of your Watchlist?

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls027603754

Note: when you give me your pick, please also provide a sentence or two about why you picked that film.
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My selection:
Darkest Hour

The world is in dire need of true leaders. Winston Churchill was a truly remarkable leader during World War II.

By the way, I may change the above two sentences after giving this more thought.
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Thanks!
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it would be a nice twist of irony if Darkest Hour happened to be the top choice, as 2017 was probably IMDb's darkest hour... for the users... not the business of course!
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ElMo do you have a pick?
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'Dunkirk'

A war movie with an intense background score, brings the true feeling of suspense of war. And as always, Nolan never disappoints.
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Tuntematon sotilas (The Unknown Soldier)

A beautiful and realistic depiction of one of the more unknown wars in history; it truly feels like witnessing a piece of the past. I can't imagine a more worthy film for Finland's one hundredth anniversary.
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The Florida Project

An honest look at people living on the margins of society, this is a heartbreakingly exquisite and resonant celebration of the innocence of childhood and the beauty that can be found in the most surprising places. The virtuoso Willem Dafoe gives what might be the best performance of his career, Sean Baker hits every directorial note perfectly, and six year old Brooklyn Prince, who carries the lead role, is such a compelling and life affirming presence that you'll feel everything that she does, mightily. 
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Is this one you've already seen? It should be a film that you really WANT to see.
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TFP was SUCH an amazing film - so powerful in its raw depiction of the impoverished community of The Magic Castle. Great performances and such a warm, emotional story.
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Oops, sorry, Jen. I knew that DC saw Dunkirk and Jess's sounded like she saw her choice, so I misunderstood. I do really want to see this one again but I have already seen it. 
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'Great idea, Jen. 
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The Shape of Water

 Guillermo del Toro's ability to create these magical dark worlds is always so interesting in themselves. Couple that with Micheal Shannon as the lead, this is a can't miss movie.
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I'm kind of confused.  Is our choice for a 2017 movie we have yet to see?  Or the 2017 that OTHERS must see (according to your recommendation)?

Still haven't seen The Post, Downsizing ... but if it's the former?  I'll go with
Germany's Foreign Language Oscar submission In the Fade 2017.

Critically acclaimed first generation German director from Turkish parentage, he deftly handles race and class in contemporary Germany.
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Movie we have yet to see. The film we most want to see before the end of 2017.
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Just to confirm, these should be movies we HAVE NOT seen. If you could only pick one more movie to see for the first time in 2017, which would it be.

Please let me know if you need to change your picks in case you didn't understand the question.
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Should they be movies we are actually able to see? Most of the 2017 films I would like to see the most are not going to be released in my country until next year, so it is impossible for me to watch them this year.
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Any 2017 movie you haven't seen yet.
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In that case I will nominate Phantom Thread (2017)

Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most recognized actors, with at least 141 awards to his name. He has not appeared on film since his aclaimed performance as Lincoln in 2012, and he has already announced he is retiring from acting, so this is likely to be the last time we will see him in the big screen.

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Also, should I be using our user names from GS or from IMDb? Dan?
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Jen,

You can use my name as it appears on twitter.
.bDMI dna SG no eno eht sa emas eht s'tI
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Lol. 
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My vote would be our IMDb names since everyone taking the poll is on IMDb but very few are probably on GS. Mine is easy, though, because it's the same. 
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Their Finest

April 7, 2017 Release: Their Finest (2016) 

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance 76 Metascore

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston

Canada 11 September 2016 (Toronto International Film Festival)
USA 21 January 2017 (Sundance Film Festival)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) would get my vote of the more big-budget films, but Their Finest (2016) get my vote for movies that were not widely seen.
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Which one do you want? It needs to be a movie you really want to see but haven't gotten to yet.
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I have seen it, I found the of amount of must see films for this year lacking. I find the title and the intent to be confusing maybe, "Most Anticipated 2017 Movie Yet To Be Seen" would be better.

I am pretty current on movies, plus with only two weeks left in the year not much content left in the year, plus I purposefully try to keep myself in the dark about movies to better enjoy them, so I don't have a submission otherwise.

I would be more interested in hearing about "must see" recommendations on "under the radar" titles other poll board members have actually seen.
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Feel free to make a poll of your own like that.
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Jen, since you were going for movies we have yet to see, you may remove my choice from the list.

Actually, I really liked the thought of nominating a film we have seen and would recommend to others.
I mean, there isn't much of 2017 left, so we'll probably get a chance to watch the movies we nominate before this poll goes live. 
And it might be more interesting for the poll takers to read about how we felt about the film, than our expectations of it.
they most wanted (needed?) to see before the end of 2017.
Or does it not matter if we're not able to see the film we nominate before the end of 2017, even though that's what we would want?
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If you want to make one based on what you thought this was, feel free. This poll is about one film you're dying to see and why.
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A 2017 film you most want to see. Whether you actually have access to it or not.
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I see. 
In that case, I will go with The Post.

"I'm very excited to see Meryl Streep in a Steven Spielberg movie. The cast, the plot, the director; this can simply not go wrong."
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A 2017 film you most want to see. Whether you actually have access to it or not.

Oh, cool. Because, although I've seen the one I chose, I'm dying to see it again. I only saw it once and it just wasn't enough so, since then, I've been making do with watching interviews with the director, reading every review I can, etc, but if I can get to a city that's still showing it, I will, by the end of this year if possible. 
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Oh, I misread that: I thought you said, "whether you actually have seen it or not." So if it has to be a movie I haven't seen yet, a few other people have chosen ones I would have, like 'The Shape of Water.' I'm thinking 'The Killing of a Sacred Dear' but I'm not certain. I'll respond soon. 
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My choice is the Case for Christ.

A deep, moving film suitable for the whole family that brings up interesting points and dripping with drama and struggle.

 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6113488
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Call Me By Your Name. I've been hearing about it for months, and it sounds like a dream.
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I'll go with The Disaster Artist (2017). 

It's hard to make a film 'so bad it's good' but Tommy Wiseau's The Room (2003) did just that by making what many have referred to as the "Citizen Kane" of bad movies. What will make The Disaster Artist such an intriguing watch is the fact that the Franco brothers have a genuine love for the film and for the man who had a dream to make his vision come to life. It'll be hilarious but also humanistic and I'm incredibly excited for this one - - - Oh Hi Mark!
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Kyle, could you please trim this down a bit?
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What will make The Disaster Artist such an intriguing watch is the fact that the Franco brothers have a genuine love for the film and for the man who had a dream to make his vision come to life - - - Oh Hi Mark!
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Can the following please confirm with me that their picks are movies they HAVE NOT seen? If I don't hear from you I will delete.

DC - Dunkirk
MovieSmith - The Case for Christ

Urbane - which of your two do you want me to use?
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I know DC has seen Dunkirk.
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If the subject was not quite clear, perhaps "The Poll Board's 2017 Watchlist" could be an alternative title.
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Good idea. Thanks.
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Bump.
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they hadn't yet see that they most wanted to see before the end of 2017
English is not my first language, but I think this sentence should be:
"they hadn't seen yet and they most wanted to see before the end of 2017."

My choice is Lucky (2017). The movie poster really appeals to me. That's enough for me to put this movie on top of my watchlist. I love it!! What makes this movie extra interesting, that's because it's the last film of Harry Dean Stanton. He died on September 15th, 2017. And also because David Lynch is in this movie.
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I guess it could be a "need to see before the Oscars" type poll, if there are enough contributions.

(I still haven't seen Call Me By Your Name.)
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That makes sense, except for the movies people want to pick might not be in the running for noms. And if we limit it to only possible Oscar noms, there would be a lot of overlapping picks.

I really want to make this one work but it doesn't seem like I've found a good way to say what I'm trying to say.

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