The 4th Annual CineMunchies: The Films & Scenes of the Year


And now for the final envelope!

We dished about our favorite films of 2017 in our Top Ten podcast, then we awarded the first batch of our 4th Annual CineMunchies to the performances of the year, so now it's time to throw the last bit of earth on the cinematic grave of 2017 with the CineMunchies honoring the best scenes of last year at the movies.

To determine our collective top ten films of 2017, we attributed points based on our personal rankings, and those with the most points became our honorees. For other categories, we used a combination of secret ballot, tea leaves, and martini-fueled caucusing.

Cheers to another year of cinematic superlatives!


Best Picture:
   Call Me by Your Name

2. Lady Bird
3. Get Out
4. Phantom Thread
5. BPM (Beats per Minute)
6. Coco
7. The Big Sick
8. God's Own Country
9. The Post
10. Okja

Top 10 Food & Drink Moments
• Beware of the mushrooms: they're dangerous, and apparently trendy, as seen in The Beguiled, Lady Macbeth, and Phantom Thread
• Fruit love twofer: peach exploration in Call Me by Your Name & "grapefruiting" in Girls Trip
• Brooklynn Prince as Moonee enjoys a full brunch buffet in The Florida Project
• Allison Williams eats one Froot Loop at a time while sipping milk from a straw, perusing NCAA prospects, and listening to "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" in Get Out
     • Rooney Mara consumes an entire pie while consumed with grief in A Ghost Story
     • Tiffany Haddish adds some absinthe to the girls' cocktails in Girls Trip
     • Michelle Pfeiffer makes lemonade (and a mess) with all of the lemons in mother!
• Vicky Krieps gets on Daniel Day-Lewis' last nerve with her loud toast buttering (and incorrect asparagus preparation) in Phantom Thread
• A vegetarian gets a taste for meat of all kinds in French horror film Raw
     • Sally Hawkins bonds with the Creature over hard-boiled eggs in The Shape of Water

Favorite Scenes of the Year
     5. The stairwell fight in Atomic Blonde
4. Bandage and gauze removal in Stronger
3. Diana enters No Man's Land in Wonder Woman
2. Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham decides to publish the Pentagon Papers in The Post
     1. Miguel sings "Remember Me" to Mama Coco as her memories come back to her in Coco

Film That Surprised Us Most
   In A Good Way: Phantom Thread
   In A Bad Way: Downsizing


Most Underrated Film

Most Overrated Film
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Opening Scene
Baby Driver (First heist and opening titles)

Best Ending Scene
Call Me by Your Name (Final monologue and end credits)


Most Romantic Moment
   Emma Stone gets a haircut from Andrea Riseborough in Battle of the Sexes

Favorite Jaw on the Floor Moment
Holdo's light-speed sacrifice followed by silence in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Favorite Non-Pixar Animated Film
   Your Name.

Best Music Moments in Film
• Armie dances with abandon to "Love My Way" in Call Me by Your Name
     • "Rewrite the Stars" from The Greatest Showman
     • Raffey Cassidy sings Ellie Goulding's "Burn" in The Killing of a Sacred Deer
     • "Crash Into Me" Dave Matthews Band sing-a-long in Lady Bird
• Adam Sandler and Grace Van Patten duet on "Genius Girl" in The Meyerowitz Stories
Patti Cake$ "Tuff Love" finale
     • The Shape of Water's Old Hollywood dance sequence