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The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked

Updated January 7, 2021 180.7k votes 19.1k voters 317.6k views97 items

List RulesOnly movies released in theaters in 2017.

Hilarious comedies, thrilling superhero movies, smart horror films, and engaging dramas comprise the very best movies of 2017. Receiving critical acclaim and earning millions of dollars at the box office, the best 2017 films are also some of the greatest movies of all time. What is the best movie of 2017?

Superhero movies like Wonder Woman and Spider-Man: Homecoming are just a few of the best movies this year. When it comes to 2017 sequels, John Wick: Chapter 2 and The Fate of the Furious both gave audiences hours of entertainment. This list of the best 2017 movies also includes sleeper hits, like Get Out and Split, as well as highly anticipated movies, like Dunkirk and Alien: Covenant

Vote up the films you think are the greatest movies of 2017. Feel free to add any good 2017 movies that are missing. You can also find more movies on The Best Movies of 2020 list.

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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston
    Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after...  more

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    Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine
    Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC...  more

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based...  more

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    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton
    Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the...  more

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    It

    Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher
    It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by...  more

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    Get Out

    Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener
    Get Out is a 2017 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A young African-American...  more

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    Coco

    Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal
    Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee...  more

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    Logan

    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart
    Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine....  more

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    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American 3D action dark fantasy adventure comedy film...  more

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    Blade Runner 2049

    Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling
    Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve. It is...  more

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi film is a 2017 American epic space opera film directed by Rian...  more

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    Baby Driver

    Ansel Elgort, Lily James
    Baby Driver is a 2017 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Edgar...  more

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    John Wick: Chapter 2

    Keanu Reeves, Common
    John Wick: Chapter 2 is a 2017 action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by...  more
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    Split

    James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy
    Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night...  more

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    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson
    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 American drama film directed by Martin...  more

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    Beauty and the Beast

    Emma Watson, Dan Stevens
    Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 romantic/dark fantasy musical film directed by Bill Condon. The...  more

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    Dunkirk

    Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy
    Dunkirk is a 2017 British-American epic action thriller written, co-produced, and directed by...  more

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    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 British-American spy action comedy film directed by...  more

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    #209 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#145 of 178 The Greatest Comic Book Movies Of All Time

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    The Lego Batman Movie

    Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes
    The Lego Batman Movie is a 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Chris...  more

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    War for the Planet of the Apes

    Andy Serkis, Gabriel Chavarria
    This film is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves. Following the events of Dawn...  more

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    The Greatest Showman

    Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron
    The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American biographical musical drama film directed by Michael...  more

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    I, Tonya

    Margot Robbie, Caitlin Carver
    I, Tonya is a 2017 American biographical sports black comedy film directed by Craig Gillespie....  more

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    Wonder

    Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson
    Wonder is a 2017 American family comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Chbosky, based on the...  more

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    Kong: Skull Island

    Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson
    Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The film...  more

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    The Shape of Water

    Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon
    The Shape of Water is a 2017 Spanish-American fantasy romance film directed by Guillermo del...  more