17) Da 5 Bloods
Spike Lee follows-up Blackkklansman in his trademark aggressive, complex, and passionate style with his Vietnam War film, Da 5 Bloods. The story of five black Vietnam vets returning to Vietnam to search for a treasure is easily one of the most politically charged films to come out this year. While the film addresses numerous topics related to war and brotherhood, I resonated with the film’s themes on struggling to accept and navigate change. While the film features excellent performances overall, Delroy Lindo and the late Chadwick Boseman stand out the most, elevating the film and supporting Lee’s intense style. Twenty-four feature films into his career and Spike Lee shows no signs of slowing down, only growing more ambitious with time.