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The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked

Updated January 7, 2021 183.0k votes 19.1k voters 317.1k 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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    The Hitman's Bodyguard

    Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson
    The Hitman's Bodyguard is a 2017 action comedy film directed by Patrick Hughes. A bodyguard...  more
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    Lady Bird

    Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf
    Lady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Greta Gerwig. The adventures of a...  more

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    Murder on the Orient Express

    Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz
    Murder on the Orient Express is a 2017 American mystery drama film directed by Kenneth...  more

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    Wind River

    Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen
    Wind River is a 2017 American thriller film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario,...  more

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    Despicable Me 3

    Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig
    Despicable Me 3 is a 2017 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination...  more
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    The Disaster Artist

    James Franco, Dave Franco
    The Disaster Artist is a 2017 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by James...  more
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 fantasy swashbuckler film, and the...  more

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    Atomic Blonde

    Charlize Theron, James McAvoy
    Atomic Blonde is a 2017 American action spy thriller film directed by David Leitch and written...  more

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    The Big Sick

    Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan
    The Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter, from a...  more

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    The Fate of the Furious

    Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson
    The Fate of the Furious is a 2017 American-Chinese action film directed by F. Gary Gray, and...  more
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    Darkest Hour

    Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn
    Darkest Hour is a 2017 British war drama film directed by Joe Wright. Winston Churchill (Gary...  more

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    Molly's Game

    Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba
    Molly's Game is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Based on the...  more
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    The Foreigner

    Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan
    The Foreigner is a 2017 Chinese-British action thriller film directed by Martin Campbell,...  more
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    Victoria & Abdul

    Judi Dench, Ali Fazal
    Victoria & Abdul is a 2017 British-American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen...  more
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    Goodbye Christopher Robin

    Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie. Kelly Macdonald
    Goodbye Christopher Robin is a 2017 British film directed by Simon Curtis. A. A. Milne...  more
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    Mudbound

    Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund
    Mudbound is a 2017 period drama directed by Dee Rees, with a script written by Virgil Williams...  more
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    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne
    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes in French)...  more

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    Call Me by Your Name

    Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet
    Call Me by Your Name is a 2017 Italian-American romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by...  more

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    Stronger

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany
    Stronger is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by David Gordon Green, based on...  more
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    Raw

    Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf
    Raw is a 2016 French-Belgian horror film directed by Julia Ducournau. When a young vegetarian...  more

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    Ferdinand

    John Cena, Kate McKinnon
    Ferdinand is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Carlos Saldanha....  more

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    #234 of 533 The Best Animated Films Ever#111 of 126 The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members

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    Alien: Covenant

    Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston
    Alien: Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and the sixth...  more

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    Cars 3

    Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo
    Cars 3 is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar. After being...  more

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    The Post

    Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks
    The Post is a 2017 American historical period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. The...  more

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