Best Cinematic Moment, 2017

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1. Atomic Blonde – stairwell fight [108 points / 11 votes]

2. Call Me By Your Name – Elio gazes into the fire [102 points / 9 votes]
3. Get Out – “now sink into the floor” [78 points / 7 votes]
4. Personal Shopper – stalked by text [74 points / 7 votes]
5. Call Me By Your Name – a father-son chat [67 points / 6 votes]
6. Wonder Woman – No Man’s Land / Diana liberates the village [66 points / 7 votes]
7. The Florida Project – the Happiest Place on Earth (finale) [63 points / 5 votes]
8. Baby Driver – opening heist and chase set to “Bellbottoms” [62 points / 6 votes]
9. John Wick: Chapter 2 – hall of mirrors shootout [61 points / 6 votes]
10 (tie). Marjorie Prime – “I Shall Be Released” (take 2) [58 points / 5 votes]
10 (tie). Okja – “Annie’s Song” escape [58 points / 5 votes]

12. A Ghost Story – woman vs. pie [55/6]
13. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Luke’s last stand [48/4]
14. The Post – “let’s publish” [46/5]
15 (tie). Personal Shopper – trying on clothes for the boss [46/4]
15 (tie). Wonderstruck – the Panorama story [46/4]
17 (tie). Blade Runner 2049 – Deckard vs. K amid the holographic Elvises [43/4]
17 (tie). Faces Places – visit to an old friend [43/4]
19. Coco – final ten minutes [41/4]
20 (tie). Nocturama – police raid the department store [40/4]
20 (tie). Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Rey and Kylo united [40/4]
22 (tie). The Florida Project – the thirsty pervert [38/5]
22 (tie). Girls Trip – grapefruiting [38/5]
24 (tie). Call Me By Your Name – feeling peachy [38/3]
25. Phantom Thread – “Kiss me… before I get sick.” [36/3]
26. Phantom Thread – Alma’s in the kitchen, mixin’ up an omelet, Reynolds is watchin’, gears are turnin’ [35/4]
27. The Work – heartbeats [34/3]
28 (tie). Alien: Covenant – David and Walter make beautiful music [33/3]
28 (tie). The Lost City of Z – Percy and Jack move on to the next life [33/3]
28 (tie). Phantom Thread – New Year’s Eve [33/3]
28 (tie). A Quiet Passion – aging montage in photos [33/3]
32. The Square – going ape at the gala [32/3]
33 (tie). Brawl in Cell Block 99 – the title doesn’t lie [29/3]
33 (tie). Personal Shopper – sibling reunion (finale) [29/3]
35 (tie). Nocturama – “My Way” [27/3]
35 (tie). Phantom Thread – buttering toast = jackhammers [27/3]
37. Faces Places – heart of Le Havre [27/2]
38 (tie). Brawl in Cell Block 99 – automobile and marriage maintenance [26/3]
38 (tie). Logan – the funeral / final shot [26/3]
40 (tie). Lady Bird – long-distance call to Mom [25/3]
40 (tie). The Shape of Water – musical reverie [25/3]
42 (tie). Baby Driver – “Harlem Shuffle” coffee run [25/2]
42 (tie). Nocturama – “I Whip My Hair Back and Forth” [25/2]
42 (tie). Phantom Thread – surprise dinner [25/2]
45. Stronger – removing the bandages [24/3]
46 (tie). Call Me By Your Name – Armie Hammer dances to “Love My Way” [23/2]
46 (tie). Human Surge – webcam transition [23/2]
46 (tie). mother! – the other, other white meat [23/2]
49 (tie). Blade Runner 2049 – threesome [21/3]
49 (tie). Marjorie Prime – the Primes talk amongst themselves [21/3]
51 (tie). Blade Runner 2049 – K and the giant Joi [21/2]
51 (tie). It – “Six Different Ways” [21/2]
51 (tie). Okja – Seoul chase [21/2]
51 (tie). Raw – finger food [21/2]
55 (tie). Dunkirk – Farrier lands his Spitfire [20/2]
55 (tie). Lady Bird – small Christmas [20/2]
55 (tie). Logan Lucky – Joe Bang, the Science Guy [20/2]
58 (tie). Princess Cyd – Miranda’s lecture [19/2]
58 (tie). A Quiet Passion – the phantom suitor [19/2]
60 (tie). A Ghost Story – the neighbor gives up the ghost [18/2]
60 (tie). The Meyerowitz Stories – “I love you, forgive me, I forgive you…” [18/2]
62 (tie). Lady Bird – in defense of “Crash Into Me” [17/2]
62 (tie). Thor: Ragnarok – Thor vs. his friend from work [17/2]
64 (tie). The Florida Project – no harm, no fowl [16/2]
64 (tie). Lady Bird – Danny comes out [16/2]
64 (tie). The Shape of Water – grinding Nemo [16/2]
67 (tie). The Big Sick – meet the parents / “we lost 19 of our best guys” [15/2]
67 (tie). The Challenge – bird-cam [15/2]
67 (tie). Lady Bird – This Is 18: a pack of smokes, a scratch-off, and PLAYGIRL [15/2]
67 (tie). Molly’s Game – three questions [15/2]
67 (tie). The Other Side of Hope – a failed attempt at sushi [15/2]
72. Logan Lucky – prison riot over GAME OF THRONES [14/2]
73 (tie). Alien: Covenant – David obliterates the Engineers [14/1]
73 (tie). Blade Runner 2049 – Joi discovers the rain [14/1]
73 (tie). BPM (Beats Per Minute) – pharmaceutical protest [14/1]
73 (tie). Faces Places – dockworkers’ wives on the shipping crates [14/1]
73 (tie). Get Out – “I would’ve voted for Obama a third time” [14/1]
73 (tie). A Ghost Story – First ghost acknowledges second ghost [14/1]
73 (tie). Good Time – Pepe the Frog’s cameo [14/1]
73 (tie). My Happy Family – Manana sings [14/1]
73 (tie). Phantom Thread – Cyril sniffs Alma [14/1]
73 (tie). Phantom Thread – taking back the wedding dress [14/1]
73 (tie). A Quiet Passion – “in front of the fireplace” [14/1]
73 (tie). Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – zombies collapse [14/1]
73 (tie). T2 Trainspotting – no more Catholics [14/1]
73 (tie). Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – opening montage [14/1]
73 (tie). The Work – Chris’ emotional exorcism [14/1]
88. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion – Devasena Is All Yours [13/2]
89 (tie). After the Storm – in the kitchen with mom, Teresa Teng on the radio [13/1]
89 (tie). Contemporary Color – Zola Jesus performs [13/1]
89 (tie). Darkest Hour – “we will fight them on the beaches…” [13/1]
89 (tie). Dave Made a Maze – paper bag puppets [13/1]
89 (tie). The Florida Project – Mooney cries before Jancey [13/1]
89 (tie). A Ghost Story – ghost falls back to the past [13/1]
89 (tie). Good Time – he’s heavy, but he’s not my brother [13/1]
89 (tie). Good Time – Ray’s first day out of jail [13/1]
89 (tie). The Killing of a Sacred Deer – the principal’s office [13/1]
89 (tie). The Killing of a Sacred Deer – spaghetti dinner [13/1]
89 (tie). Lady Bird – football coach directs the play [13/1]
89 (tie). The Little Hours – “did you just roll your eyes?” [13/1]
89 (tie). Phantom Thread – Reynolds fits the countess [13/1]
89 (tie). Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – human after all [13/1]
89 (tie). Song to Song – concluding montage [13/1]
89 (tie). The Villainess – motorcycle sword fight [13/1]
89 (tie). The Work – confronting “Dad” [13/1]
106. The Disaster Artist – “I did not hit her!... OH HAI MARK.” [12/2]
107 (tie). Baby Driver – “Hocus Pocus” chase scene [12/1]
107 (tie). BPM [Beats Per Minute] – coitus interruptus [12/1]
107 (tie). Call Me By Your Name – monumental courtship [12/1]
107 (tie). The Disaster Artist – side-by-side comparison [12/1]
107 (tie). Gifted – “Hello, Mrs. Stephenson.” [12/1]
107 (tie). In This Corner of the World – bomb [12/1]
107 (tie). Lady Bird – “Everybody Says Don’t” [12/1]
107 (tie). Lady Bird – Marion at the airport [12/1]
107 (tie). Last Men in Aleppo – rescued boy clings to his rescuer [12/1]
107 (tie). The Square – mid-construction post-coital confrontation [12/1]
107 (tie). Thelma – let’s smoke some weeeeeeed [12/1]
107 (tie). Thor: Ragnarok – climactic battle [12/1]
119. Gerald’s Game – de-gloving [11/2]

The following moments received one vote apiece:
Alien: Covenant – creation
Alien: Covenant – first contact with a back-burster
Alien: Covenant – lander disaster
American Made – four-way arrest
Antiporno – paint from the sky
Baby Driver – basement chase
The Bad Batch – Jim Carrey strikes a pose
The Beguiled – “fetch me the anatomy book”
The Big Sick – Emily shows up in NYC
Blade Runner 2049 – “her eyes were green”
BPM (Beats Per Minute) – closing montage
BPM (Beats Per Minute) – hospital visit and handjob
BPM (Beats Per Minute) – visitation / wake scene
Brawl in Cell Block 99 – final shot
By the Time It Gets Dark – projector breakdown
Call Me By Your Name – Armie Hammer eats the peach
Call Me By Your Name – dream memory
Call Me By Your Name – “you know what things”
City of Ghosts – I’m so tired
Columbus – Casey’s favorite building
The Death of Louis XIV – Louis looks into the camera
Detroit – Larry performs for an empty house
Detroit – opening animation
The Disaster Artist – Tommy’s first scene
Dunkirk – concussive bombs hit the beach
Dunkirk – dogfight
Dunkirk – opening scene
Ex Libris – speech translation
Faces Places – JR removes his glasses
Faces Places – “Ring My Bell”
Faces Places – woman sees herself on the wall
The Fate of the Furious – Hard Boiled on a plane
Félicité – face dissolves
First They Killed My Father – minefield
The Florida Project – hide and seek
Gerald’s Game – escape
Get Out – auction
Get Out – “no no no no no”
Get Out – pulled over by the cop
Get Out – T-S-mothafuckin’-A to the rescue
Get Out – Walter runs past
A Ghost Story – hidden key gives release
A Ghost Story – “I Get Overwhelmed”
A Ghost Story – monologue
Girls Trip – second line and selfie sticks
God’s Own Country – muddy sex
Good Time – acid flashback
The Greatest Showman – “Rewrite the Stars”
The Greatest Showman – “This Is Me”
Guardians of the Galaxy: vol. 2 – “Come a Little Bit Closer”
Guardians of the Galaxy: vol. 2 – “Father and Son”
Guardians of the Galaxy: vol. 2 – “Mr. Blue Sky” (opening credits)
Happy Death Day – the ending (not!)
Hermia and Helena – questions with father
Human Flow – girls of Gaza
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore – Echo and the Bunnymen plus painkillers at church
I Hate Myself :.) – parental viewing
I, Tonya – the triple axel
It – opening scene
It – projector scare
John Wick: Chapter 2 – gun sommelier
John Wick: Chapter 2 – John against the parade of hitmen
John Wick: Chapter 2 – opening car chase
John Wick: Chapter 2 – professional courtesy
John Wick: Chapter 2 – silent subway shotoout
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – pissing lessons
The Killing of a Sacred Deer – I will shave your head and make you eat your hair
The Killing of a Sacred Deer – the Killing
Kong: Skull Island – “bitch, please.”
Lady Bird – dressing room talk with mom
Lady Bird – Lady Bird throws herself out of the car
Lady Bird – mom drives away
Lady Bird – salvaged notes
Last Flag Flying – Cicely Tyson
Last Flag Flying – discussion on the train
Last Flag Flying – the son’s letter
The LEGO Batman Movie – Batman microwaves lobster thermidor
Logan – casino seizure
Logan – first act escape
The Lost City of Z – liquor stream turns into rain
The Lovers – Tracy Letts on the piano
Lovesong – screaming on the Ferris wheel
Lucky – tortoise monologue
Lucky – “Volver, Volver”
The Lure – surgery
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – “Genius Girl”
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – Jean’s story
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – pool game
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – return to the hospital / nurse doesn’t recognize the family
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – road rage
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – Sandler vs. Stiller fight
The Most Beautiful Island – spider scene
Mudbound – Red Tails to the rescue
Mudbound – Ronsel gives Momma chocolate
Mudbound – Ronself returns home
Mudbound – work with the hands
Nocturama – “Call Me”
Okja – Mija looks back at the animals left behind
On the Beach at Night Alone – the abduction
Person to Person – Bene chases after Paul
Personal Shopper – airplane mode
Personal Shopper – finding a body
Phantom Thread – Alma and Reynolds meet
Phantom Thread – Alma closes the door
Phantom Thread – fashion show / peep hole
The Post – Kay affirms decision to publish to her lawyers
The Post – lemonade
The Post – Steadicam shot of the team going through documents
A Quiet Passion – “he will mount the stairs at midnight”
A Quiet Passion – sister fight
A Quiet Passion – visit from the Reverend and his wife
Rat Film – hambone
Raw – awakening (what happened last night)
Raw – opening car accident
Raw – waxing mishap
Slack Bay – the squeaker of Detective Machin
Song to Song – Val Kilmer saws an amp
Spider-Man: Homecoming – Aunt May finds out
Spider-Man: Homecoming – Michael Keaton answers the door
Split – ending
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – a moment of silence
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Holdo’s gambit
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Leia space flight
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – light saber through the head
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – master Yoda
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – milk mustache
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – “saving what we love”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – warp speed slo-mo
Starless Dreams – imam arrives
Staying Vertical – therapy session interrupted
Thor: Ragnarok – Valkyrie’s drunken entrance
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – call the boys
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – the chief suddenly coughs up blood (“I know, baby…”)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – ending (“I guess we can decide along the way”)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Sam Rockwell starts a fault
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Sam Rockwell throws Caleb Landry Jones out the window
Wet Woman in the Wind – Fruit-tureSex LoveHouse
Wind River – Mexican standoff
Wonder Woman – Diana tries ice cream
Wonderstruck – “are you Ben?”
Wonderstruck – Julianne Moore walking, set to “Also Sprach Zarathustra”
Work – first flight
Wormwood – Peter Sarsgaard dancing to “Hound Dog”
Youth – synchronized dance rehearsal