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The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017  

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Science fiction fans, it's time to rank the best sci-fi movies of this year. Featuring sci-fi horror movies, films set in space, and superhero comedies, 2017 sci-fi movies wrinkled brains and left audiences curious for more. What is the best sci-fi movie of 2017?

The much anticipated sequel Blade Runner 2049 is easily one of the best sci-fi movies this year as well as one of the greatest films of all time. Guillermo del Toro captured hearts with his sci-fi love story The Shape of Water, while Luc Besson's space epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets disappointed fans. Other great 2017 sci-fi movies include Life, Alien: Covenant, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Ghost in the Shell.

Vote up the best sci-fi movies of 2017 and feel free to add any 2017 sci-fi movies missing from the list.

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Logan is a 2010 film directed by Kyle Lawrence and Caleb Doyle by Real Bean Entertainment.
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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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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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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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War for the Planet of the Apes Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn
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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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
Joryu88 added Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
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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Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya
Life is a 2017 science fiction horror thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada and Ryan ...more
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes in French) is a 2017 French science fiction action film produced, written and directed by ...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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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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Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace
Bright is a 2017 American urban fantasy action crime film directed by David Ayer. In an alternate present where humans and fantasy creatures have co-existed since the beginning of time, human ...more
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Alien: Covenant Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup
Alien: Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and the sixth film in the Alien film series. The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an ...more

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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┬ľKong ...more

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Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell is a 2017 science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders, based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field ...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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Justice League Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
Justice League is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the fifth installment in the DC Extended ...more

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Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens
Colossal is a 2016 science fiction comedy film directed and written by Nacho Vigalondo. Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an unemployed writer struggling with alcoholism. After moving back to her ...more

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Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson
The Space Between Us is a 2017 American romantic science fiction film directed by Peter Chelsom and written by Allan Loeb, from a story by Stewart Schill, Richard Barton Lewis and Loeb. It ...more
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is a 2016 3D science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the sequel to Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) and the sixth ...more

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Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Matthew McConaughey
The Dark Tower is a 2017 science fantasy western horror film directed by Nikolaj Arcel, based on the series of novels of the same name by Stephen King. Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young ...more
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Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish
Geostorm is a 2017 American disaster science-fiction action film directed by Dean Devlin. A satellite designer (Gerard Butler) must save the world from a storm of epic proportions caused by ...more
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Transformers: The Last Knight Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci
Transformers: The Last Knight is a 2017 American science-fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and the fifth film in the series. With Optimus Prime gone, the ...more
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The Discovery Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Robert Redford
The Discovery is a 2017 British-American romantic science fiction film, directed by Charlie McDowell and released on Netflix. Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) has scientifically proven that there ...more

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Atomica Dominic Monaghan, Tom Sizemore, Sarah Habel
Atomica is a 2017 American science-fiction thriller film directed by Dagen Merrill and starring Dominic Monaghan. A young safety inspector has to restore an offline communications system of an ...more
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Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
go_sullivan added Power Rangers Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler
Power Rangers is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Dean Israelite, based on the Saban franchise. A group of high school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their ...more

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