5. 'The Florida Project'

Writer-director Sean Baker uses observational realism to look at hidden poverty and the struggles of millennials trapped in that world with this gritty film that’s set among the low-budget motels near Disney World in Orlando. It’s carried by near-perfect performances by 7-year-old Brooklynn Prince as the daughter of a very irresponsible single mom and Willem Dafoe as the motel’s nice-guy manager.