I don’t know if it was the best movie I saw last year* but Beale Street was excellent and definitely the loveliest. While made for the big screen, Barry Jenkins’ adaption of the James Baldwin novel didn’t get the press or release it deserved, so if you missed it, I recommend it.
And if you’re looking for something a bit lighter, Hulu also has the 90s classic Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.
*I technically saw it at the beginning of this year as they didn’t release it here until early January but it’s an 2018 film so I consider it part of last year’s crop. Kind of like how some companies start their fiscal year on April 1st or October 1st. I consider my film year based on the official release date rather than release date in my city.