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The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017

Updated May 12, 2020 9.3k votes 1.2k voters 48.0k views29 items

UPDATED: Check out the top science fiction films of 2020!

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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    Blade Runner 2049 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Blade Runner 2049

    Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling

    Released2017

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

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    Logan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Logan

    Booboo Stewart, Leo Howard

    Released2010

    Directed byKyle Lawrence

    Logan is a 2010 film directed by Kyle Lawrence and Caleb Doyle by Real Bean Entertainment.
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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    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 Wikipedia

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    Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2017

    Directed byTaika Waititi

    Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after... more on Wikipedia

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    Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    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 Wikipedia
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    War for the Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    War for the Planet of the Apes

    Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    This film is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves. Following the events of Dawn... more on Wikipedia
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

    Directed byRian Johnson

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    Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byJon Watts

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    Valerian and the City of a Tho is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes in French)... more on Wikipedia
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    Bright is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Bright

    Will Smith, Joel Edgerton

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid Ayer

    Bright is a 2017 American urban fantasy action crime film directed by David Ayer. In an... more on Wikipedia
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    The Shape of Water is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    The Shape of Water

    Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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    Alien: Covenant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Alien: Covenant

    Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston

    Released2017

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    Ghost in the Shell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Kong: Skull Island is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    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 Wikipedia

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    Transformers: The Last Knight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Transformers: The Last Knight

    Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel

    Released2017

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Justice League is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Justice League

    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill

    Released2017

    Directed byZack Snyder

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    Resident Evil: The Final Chapt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is a 2016 3D science fiction action horror film written and... more on Wikipedia
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    Sleight is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Sleight

    Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel

    Released2016

    Directed byJ.D. Dillard

    Sleight is a 2016 American drama film directed by J.D. Dillard. A young street magician (Jacob... more on Wikipedia
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    Life is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Life

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson

    Directed byDaniel Espinosa

    Life is a 2017 science fiction horror thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa. The film... more on Wikipedia
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    Atomica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Atomica

    Dominic Monaghan, Tom Sizemore

    Directed byDagen Merrill

    Atomica is a 2017 American science-fiction thriller film directed by Dagen Merrill and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Dark Tower is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    The Dark Tower

    Idris Elba, Tom Taylor

    Directed byNikolaj Arcel

    The Dark Tower is a 2017 science fantasy western horror film directed by Nikolaj Arcel, based... more on Wikipedia

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    Geostorm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Geostorm

    Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess

    Released2017

    Directed byDean Devlin

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    Colossal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Colossal

    Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis

    Directed byNacho Vigalondo

    Colossal is a 2016 science fiction comedy film directed and written by Nacho Vigalondo. Gloria... more on Wikipedia

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    The Space Between Us is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    The Space Between Us

    Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

    The Space Between Us is a 2017 American romantic science fiction film directed by Peter... more on Wikipedia
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    Power Rangers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017
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    Power Rangers

    Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott

    Directed byDean Israelite

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