2017 Movies

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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Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant
Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is the 10th installment in the X-Men film series and the third and final Wolverine solo film ...more

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Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen
Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC Comics character. When a pilot (Chris Pine) crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana ...more

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Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family ...more

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Dunkirk Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy
Dunkirk is a 2017 British-American epic action thriller written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. During the early stages of WWII, Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium, Canada, ...more

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Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya
Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school ...more

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Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams
Get Out is a 2017 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A young African-American (Daniel Kaluuya) visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness ...more

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Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more

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Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx
Baby Driver is a 2017 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Edgar Wright. A young talented getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who works for different hooligans gets in trouble ...more
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John Wick: Chapter 2 Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne
John Wick: Chapter 2 is a 2017 action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad. It is a sequel to the 2014 film John Wick. Legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) ...more
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James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley
Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. After a wholesome teen birthday party, three girls are taken in broad daylight: friends ...more

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tr1061994 added It Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard
It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied ...more

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War for the Planet of the Apes Andy Serkis, Gabriel Chavarria, Woody Harrelson
This film is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves. Following the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Caesar (Andy Serkis) and the apes are embroiled in a conflict ...more

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver
This film is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) joins Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) ...more

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Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright
Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve, and a sequel to the 1982 film. A young blade runner's (Ryan Gosling) discovery of a long-buried ...more

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Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee Unkrich. Aspiring musician Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (Gael ...more

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Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 American drama film directed by Martin McDonagh. A woman (Frances McDormand) takes a stand against the police, using three billboards, in her ...more
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jsnungaray added Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker
Despicable Me 3 is a 2017 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Despicable Me film series. Gru (Steve Carell) faces off ...more

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The Lego Batman Movie Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Rosario Dawson
The Lego Batman Movie is a 2017 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Chris McKay. A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett) must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to ...more

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Beauty and the Beast Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans
Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 romantic/dark fantasy musical film directed by Bill Condon. The film is a live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation ...more

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Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins
The Shape of Water is a 2017 American fantasy romance film directed by Guillermo del Toro. Lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation until she discovers a secret ...more

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Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American 3D action dark fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan. Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn ...more

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 British-American spy action comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn, and is the sequel to 2014 film Kingsman: The Secret Service. Eggsy (Taron Egerton), ...more
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Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams
The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American biographical musical drama film directed by Michael Gracey. American showman P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) becomes the founder of the circus that became the ...more

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BobbyBobson added Kong: Skull Island Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman
Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and will serve as the second film in Legendary's Godzilla–Kong ...more

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The Fate of the Furious Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham
The Fate of the Furious is a 2017 American-Chinese action film directed by F. Gary Gray, and the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. When a mysterious woman (Charlize ...more