The new year has just begun, which means another annual tradition is about to begin: Awards Season! Almost every weekend for the next few months will be filled with various shows celebrating the best TV and movies from 2017. But what will end up with all the awards?
Well, one way to predict possible winners is review scores. The movies with the best reviews should win the most awards, right? So what movies fit that category?
According to movie review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, there were seven movies in 2017 that received 100 percent positive reviews. Those movies were Truman, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Dawson City: Frozen Time, Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, Work, Faces Places and Quest.
Get Out and Lady Bird, two movies expected to be in the running at award shows this year, initially released with 100 percent positive reviews, but a few negative ones came in later dropping them down to 99 percent. Other notable films, such as Mudbound, Call Me By Your Name and Coco finished at 97 percent.
Now, you probably haven’t heard of the movies that received 100 percent, and that’s not surprising. Many of them were smaller, indie movies that didn’t receive wide releases. Therefore, they also didn’t have nearly as many reviews as mainstream movies. For instance, Truman received only 63 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, while Get Out had 296. Obviously, it’s much harder to get a perfect score when nearly 300 people are judging you. There’s always going to be one oddball who thinks a great movie isn’t to their taste.
Meanwhile, 10 TV shows received perfect 100’s on Rotten Tomatoes in 2017. Those shows were Master of None, Dear White People, The Good Fight, American Crime, The Good Place, Broadchurch, Insecure, Sneaky Pete, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return and Silicon Valley.
Let’s hope 2018 is filled with even more 100 percenters!