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The Best Sci-Fi Movies of 2017

Updated May 12, 2020 9.7k votes 1.2k voters 48.4k 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

    Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling

    Released2017

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

    Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve. It is the sequel to Blade Runner and will have Harrison Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard. Thirty years...  more

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    Life

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson

    Released2017

    Directed byDaniel Espinosa

    Life is a 2017 science fiction horror thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa. The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the...  more
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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....  more
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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 Comics character. When a pilot (Chris Pine) crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana (Gal...  more

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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

    Released2017

    Directed byRian Johnson

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

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    Alien: Covenant

    Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston

    Released2017

    Directed byRidley Scott

    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

    Released2017

    Directed byJordan Vogt-Roberts

    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 film...  more

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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 alternate present where humans and fantasy creatures have co-existed since the beginning of time, human LAPD...  more
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    Ghost in the Shell

    Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk

    Released2017

    Directed byRupert Sanders

    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 commander The...  more
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    The Shape of Water

    Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon

    Released2017

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    The Shape of Water is a 2017 Spanish-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...  more
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    Justice League

    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill

    Released2017

    Directed byJoss Whedon

    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 Universe....  more

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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 on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as...  more

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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 the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an the...  more

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    Colossal

    Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis

    Released2016

    Directed byNacho Vigalondo

    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 hometown,...  more

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    The Space Between Us

    Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield

    Released2017

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

    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 follows a...  more
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    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter

    Released2017

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is a 2017 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 and...  more
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    War for the Planet of the Apes

    Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson

    Released2017

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    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 against...  more
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    Power Rangers

    Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott

    Released2017

    Directed byDean Israelite

    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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    Atomica

    Dominic Monaghan, Tom Sizemore

    Released2017

    Directed byDagen Merrill

    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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    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne

    Released2017

    Directed byLuc Besson

    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 Luc Besson. The film is...  more

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    Geostorm

    Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess

    Released2017

    Directed byDean Devlin

    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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    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 Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school student...  more

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    Monster Trucks

    Lucas Till, Jane Levy

    Released2017

    Directed byChris Wedge

    Monster Trucks is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Chris Wedge. A young man (Lucas Till) working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by...  more

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    The Dark Tower

    Idris Elba, Tom Taylor

    Released2017

    Directed byNikolaj Arcel

    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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    Transformers: The Last Knight

    Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel

    Released2017

    Directed byMichael Bay

    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 Autobots...  more