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The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked

Updated September 4, 2020 196.1k votes 19.0k voters 315.3k 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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  • 1
    Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
    4,757
    1,248

    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2017

    Directed byTaika Waititi

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  • 2
    Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
    7,052
    2,673

    Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

    Released2017

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

    Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 3
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
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    3,003

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Gunn

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 4
    Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
    4,633
    2,832

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byJon Watts

    Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 5
    It is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
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    It

    Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher

    Released2017

    Directed byAndrés Muschietti

    It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 6
    Logan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
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    Logan

    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 7
    Get Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
    3,582
    2,260

    Get Out

    Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener

    Released2017

    Directed byJordan Peele

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  • 8
    Coco is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
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    Coco

    Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal

    Directed byLee Unkrich

    Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film directed by Lee... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 9
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
    2,357
    1,460

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

    Directed byRian Johnson

    This film is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 10
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
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    703

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

    Directed byScott Rosenberg

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American 3D action dark fantasy adventure comedy film... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 11
    John Wick: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
    3,280
    2,165

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    Keanu Reeves, Common

    Directed byChad Stahelski

    John Wick: Chapter 2 is a 2017 action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    Baby Driver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
    3,165
    2,302

    Baby Driver

    Ansel Elgort, Lily James

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Baby Driver is a 2017 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Edgar... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 13
    Blade Runner 2049 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
    2,615
    1,729

    Blade Runner 2049

    Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling

    Released2017

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

    Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo noir science fiction film directed by Denis... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Split is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
    2,734
    2,107

    Split

    James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Released2016

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    Three Billboards Outside Ebbin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
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    933

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson

    Released2017

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 American drama film directed by Martin... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 16
    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
    3,023
    2,309

    Beauty and the Beast

    Emma Watson, Dan Stevens

    Released2017

    Directed byBill Condon

    Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 romantic/dark fantasy musical film directed by Bill Condon. The... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 17
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
    1,563
    1,134

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 British-American spy action comedy film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 18
    Dunkirk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
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    3,033

    Dunkirk

    Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy

    Released2017

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Dunkirk is a 2017 British-American epic action thriller written, co-produced, and directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 19
    The Lego Batman Movie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
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    The Lego Batman Movie

    Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2017

    Directed byChris McKay

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  • 20
    War for the Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
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    War for the Planet of the Apes

    Andy Serkis, Gabriel Chavarria

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    This film is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves. Following the events of Dawn... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 21
    The Greatest Showman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
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    The Greatest Showman

    Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron

    Released2017

    Directed byMichael Gracey

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  • 22
    Wonder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
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    Wonder

    Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson

    Directed byStephen Chbosky

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  • 23
    I, Tonya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
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    I, Tonya

    Margot Robbie, Caitlin Carver

    Directed byCraig Gillespie

    I, Tonya is a 2017 American biographical sports black comedy film directed by Craig Gillespie.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 24
    Kong: Skull Island is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
    2,069
    1,810

    Kong: Skull Island

    Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson

    Directed byJordan Vogt-Roberts

    Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The film... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    The Hitman's Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked
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    1,025

    The Hitman's Bodyguard

    Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson

    Directed byPatrick Hughes

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