1. “Sing Street”
This is the quirky indie love story that you have seen a million times before, but never has it been done with this much skill and honesty. Following Cosmo (Ferdia-Walsh Peelo), as he maneuvers through a new school and the divorce of his parents, and his quest to win the affection of young model Raphina (Lucy Boynton) by starting a band and having her appear in the music videos. With a killer soundtrack, an excellent cast, pitch-perfect writing, and a timeless lesson about self-acceptance and self-discovery, this holds the spot of the best film of the year thus far hands down. I mean, a film that practically makes a gymnasium door a character, and a rather important one at that, is a pretty impressive feat.