Annihilation is a science fiction film with the most breathtaking visuals on this list that explores the self and what it means to destroy who you were in order to start over.
Ryan Coogler's Creed is a knockout punch of a movie that benefits from consistently excellent performances. It's sort of a soft Rocky reboot that has no business being as good as it is but still proves to be.
Dear White People is a film with a lot of snark that it uses to tell a satirical story of its own. It was the breakout Sundance hit that launched a series and demonstrated Thompson could walk a tonal tightrope with ease.
Nia DaCosta's Little Woods, a reflective film that is both engrossing and subtly devastating, is a crime thriller that questions how we perceive the genre and those who must struggle on the periphery of modern life.
Passing, Rebecca Hall's feature film debut, is a sharp portrait of two people that assumes something more. It is both poetic and profound in equal measure without ever overplaying its hand. It is primarily about two friends who reunite after not seeing each other since high school and was beautifully shot in black and white.
The uncompromising satire by writer-director Boots Riley, Sorry To Bother You, is unlike anything you've ever seen and probably ever will be. It's also the most ferocious feature debut in recent memory.
Sylvie's Love is the kind of work that will sweep you off your feet as its story develops. It is a richly textured movie about love and the lingering way it can take control of your life.
Thor: Ragnarok is still a hilarious good time that will help you forget about the most recent blunder, even though the new Thor isn't nearly as good as what has come before for the God of Thunder.