Hidden among the superhero movies, franchise reboots, and studio blockbusters are the best indie movies of 2017. Many 2017 underrated films are even considered to be some of the best movies this year. Which 2017 underappreciated movies deserve more recognition?
A growing number of Hollywood's biggest stars have been appearing in independent films and smaller projects, like Casey Affleck in A Ghost Story, Aubrey Plaza in Ingrid Goes West, and Mark Hamill in Brigsby Bear. Other 2017 underrated movies, such as indie horror film The Transfiguration, feature unknown actors. Several of the following good indie movies are also streaming on Netflix.
Vote up the best underrated movies of 2017. Feel free to add any other 2017 overlooked movies missing from the list.
If you are looking for more, be sure to check out this list of underrated 2020 movies.
Directed by: Martin McDonaghThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 American drama film directed by Martin... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Taylor SheridanWind River is a 2017 American thriller film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Michael ShowalterThe Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter, from a... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Greta GerwigLady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Greta Gerwig. The adventures of a... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Sean BakerThe Florida Project is a 2017 American drama film directed by Sean Baker. Set over one summer,... more on Wikipedia
I Don't Feel at Home in This World AnymoreMelanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood
Directed by: Macon BlairI Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (often stylized i don't feel at home in this world... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Ben Safdie, Josh SafdieGood Time is a 2017 American crime-drama film directed by Ben and Josh Safdie and written by... more on Wikipedia
The Little HoursAlison Brie, Dave Franco
Directed by: Jeff BaenaThe Little Hours is an American comedy film written and directed by Jeff Baena. A young... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Geremy JasperPatti Cake$ is a 2017 American drama film directed by Geremy Jasper. Patti Cake$ is a story of... more on Wikipedia
A Ghost StoryCasey Affleck, Rooney Mara
Directed by: David LoweryA Ghost Story is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by David Lowery. The movie... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Tommy WirkolaWhat Happened to Monday is a 2017 dystopian science fiction thriller film directed by Tommy... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Matt SpicerIngrid Goes West is an American comedy-drama film directed by Matt Spicer. It won the Waldo... more on Wikipedia
The Killing of a Sacred DeerColin Farrell, Nicole Kidman
Directed by: Yorgos LanthimosThe Killing of a Sacred Deer is a 2017 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Yorgos... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Colm McCarthyThe Girl with All the Gifts is a 2016 British post-apocalyptic zombie horror drama film... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh
A good man by the stroke of bad luck gets put into one of the worst prisons in the US and have to adapt to his surroundings, because here you're either the prey or the predator.
Directed by: Dave McCaryBrigsby Bear is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Dave McCary. James Pope (Kyle... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Luca GuadagninoCall Me by Your Name is a 2017 Italian-American romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by... more on Wikipedia
RawGarance Marillier, Ella Rumpf
Directed by: Julia DucournauRaw is a 2016 French-Belgian horror film directed by Julia Ducournau. When a young vegetarian... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: James GrayThe Lost City of Z is a 2016 American biographical adventure drama film directed by James... more on Wikipedia
WonderstruckOakes Fegley, Julianne Moore
Directed by: Todd HaynesWonderstruck is a 2017 American drama film directed by Todd Haynes. Based on the 2011 novel,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Jason HallThank You for Your Service is a 2017 American biographical war drama film directed by Jason... more on Wikipedia
The Incredible Jessica JamesJessica Williams, Chris O'Dowd
Directed by: James C. StrouseThe Incredible Jessica James is a 2017 American comedy film written and directed by James C.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Stephen Fingleton
It Comes at NightJoel Edgerton, Riley Keough
Directed by: Trey Edward ShultsIt Comes at Night is a 2017 American psychological horror film written and directed by Trey... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Nacho VigalondoColossal is a 2016 science fiction comedy film directed and written by Nacho Vigalondo. Gloria... more on Wikipedia