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The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked 

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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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Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

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Directed by: Taylor Sheridan

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Released: 2017

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

Lady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Greta Gerwig. The adventures of a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) living in Northern California for a year.

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Released: 2017

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

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Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman

Directed by: David Leitch

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The Disaster Artist James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen

Directed by: James Franco

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Directed by: Michael Showalter

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Released: 2017

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

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Directed by: Luca Guadagnino

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Directed by: Luc Besson

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Directed by: Joe Wright

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Alien: Covenant Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demián Bichir

Released: 2017

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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Directed by: Aaron Sorkin

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Directed by: Martin Campbell

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Directed by: Trish Sie

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Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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