2017 movies The Best Movies No One Saw in 2017  

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List Rules Only movies released in the US during 2017

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 deserves 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. 

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 film directed by Martin McDonagh. A woman (Frances McDormand) takes a stand against the police, using three billboards, in her Missouri town ...more

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Lady Bird Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts Lady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Greta Gerwig. The adventures of a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) living in Northern California for a year.

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The Big Sick Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter The Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter, from a screenplay by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. It is based on the real courtship of Nanjiani and ...more

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Wind River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2017
RananjayRajWamne added Wind River Jeremy Renner, Ashley Olsen, Jon Bernthal Wind River is a 2017 American thriller film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water) in his directorial debut. US Fish and Wildlife Service agent Cory Lambert ...more

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The Florida Project Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Kimberly Prince, Bria Vinaite The Florida Project is a 2017 American drama film directed by Sean Baker. Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) as she courts mischief and ...more

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I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (often stylized i don't feel at home in this world anymore.) is a 2017 comedy crime thriller film written and directed by Macon Blair. A nurse, Ruth ...more

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Brawl in Cell Block 99 Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by S. Craig Zahler. A former boxer-turned-drug runner (Vince Vaughn) lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets

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Brigsby Bear Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill Brigsby Bear is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Dave McCary. James Pope (Kyle Mooney) was kidnapped as a baby and has known nothing about the world except Brigsby Bear, a character ...more

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Good Time Robert Pattinson, Barkhad Abdi, Jennifer Jason Leigh Good Time is a 2017 American crime-drama film directed by Ben and Josh Safdie and written by Josh and Ronald Bronstein. Constantine "Connie" Nikas goes through a dangerous and ...more

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The Girl With All The Gifts Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close The Girl with All the Gifts is a 2016 British post-apocalyptic zombie horror drama film directed by Colm McCarthy and written by M.R. Carey adapted from his novel of the same name. The film ...more

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a 2017 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. A surgeon (Colin Farrell) forms a familial bond with a sinister teenage boy (Barry ...more

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A Ghost Story Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Will Oldham A Ghost Story is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by David Lowery. The movie follows a man as he dies, becomes a ghost, and witnesses many things before fading away.

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Dan Lehnberg added What Happened to Monday Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close What Happened to Monday is a 2017 dystopian science fiction thriller film directed by Tommy Wirkola. In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical ...more

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Ingrid Goes West Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr. Ingrid Goes West is an American comedy-drama film directed by Matt Spicer. It won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is a ...more

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Colossal 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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Call Me by Your Name Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg Call Me by Your Name is a 2017 romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino. Based on the novel by Andre Aciman, the film chronicles the romantic relationship between a ...more

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Raw Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Laurent Lucas Raw is a 2016 French-Belgian horror film written and directed by Julia Ducournau. When a young vegetarian (Garance Marillier) undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden ...more

The Best Animated Movies of 2017

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Dan Lehnberg added Shot Caller Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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.

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The Lost City of Z Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller The Lost City of Z is a 2016 American biographical adventure drama film directed by James Gray, based on the 2009 book by David Grann. A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. ...more

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Personal Shopper Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz Personal Shopper is a 2016 English-language French psychological thriller film directed by Olivier Assayas. A personal shopper (Kristen Stewart) in Paris refuses to leave the city until she ...more

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It Comes at Night Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott It Comes at Night is a 2017 American psychological horror film written and directed by Trey Edward Shults. As an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order established by ...more

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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by Angela Robinson. The film examines the life of Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans), his ...more

The Best Kids Movies of 2017

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Dave Made a Maze Kirsten Vangsness, Stephanie Allynne, James Urbaniak

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Columbus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2017
ch4rliemw added Columbus John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey Columbus is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Kogonada. A Korean-born, American-raised man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The ...more

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Patti Cake$ Danielle Macdonald, McCaul Lombardi, Bridget Everett Patti Cake$ is a 2017 American drama film directed by Geremy Jasper. Patti Cake$ is a story of a plus-sized white girl, Patricia "Dumbo" Dumbrowski, from Bergen County, New Jersey who ...more

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The Little Hours Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci The Little Hours is an American comedy film written and directed by Jeff Baena. A young servant (Dave Franco) flees from his master (Nick Offerman) and takes refuge at a convent full of nuns.

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Mother is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2017
Christian William Frates added Mother Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer mother! is an American psychological horror thriller film, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting ...more

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Dan Lehnberg added Rememory Peter Dinklage, Julia Ormond, Anton Yelchin Rememory is a 2017 American drama film directed by Mark Palansky and written by Mark Palansky and Michael Vukadinovich. Following the mysterious death of a scientific pioneer who creates ...more

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Dan Lehnberg added Thank You for Your Service Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Beulah Koale Thank You for Your Service is a 2017 American biographical war drama film directed by Jason Hall. A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles to integrate back into family and ...more

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Creep 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2017
Dan Lehnberg added Creep 2 Mark Duplass, Desiree Akhavan, Karan Soni Creep 2 is a 2017 American found footage horror film directed by Patrick Brice. A video artist (Desiree Akhavan) looking for work drives to a remote house in the forest to meet a man (Mark ...more

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Mayhem Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, Steven Brand Mayhem is a 2017 American action horror comedy film directed by Joe Lynch. A virus spreads through an office complex causing white collar workers to act out their worst impulses.

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An art student goes well and beyond her breaking point when she becomes a victim of a rape at a college party. She finds herself studying a new kind of art, the art of revenge.

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Wonderstruck Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams Wonderstruck is a 2017 American drama film directed by Todd Haynes. Based on the 2011 novel, the film tells the story of a young boy (Oakes Fegley) simultaneously with a tale about a young girl ...more

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The Incredible Jessica James Jessica Williams, Chris O'Dowd, Noël Wells The Incredible Jessica James is a 2017 American comedy film written and directed by James C. Strouse. An aspiring playwright in New York, fresh from a break up, strikes up a new relationship ...more

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Wheelman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies No One Saw in 2017
RananjayRajWamne added Wheelman Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt, Shea Whigham Wheelman is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by Jeremy Rush. A getaway driver (Frank Grillo) for a bank robbery realizes he has been double crossed and races to find out who

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The Survivalist Martin McCann, Mia Goth, Andrew Simpson

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The Transfiguration Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Jelly Bean The Transfiguration is a 2016 American horror drama film written and directed by Michael O'Shea. When troubled teen Milo (Eric Ruffin), who is fascinated with vampires, meets the equally ...more

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Land of Mine Roland Møller, Mikkel Følsgaard

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Buster's Mal Heart Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil Buster's Mal Heart is a 2016 surreal mystery film written and directed by Sarah Adina Smith. A family man's (Rami Malek) chance encounter with a conspiracy-obsessed drifter (DJ Qualls) leaves ...more

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ShawnReynolds added Better Watch Out Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould Better Watch Out is a 2016 American comedy horror movie directed by Chris Peckover. Babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders ...more

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Una Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed Una is an American-British-Canadian drama film directed by Benedict Andrews based upon the play Blackbird. A woman (Rooney Mara) confronts an older man (Ben Mendelsohn) to find out why he ...more

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Small Crimes Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gary Cole, Molly Parker Small Crimes is a 2017 crime-drama film directed by Evan Katz, adapted from the novel of the same name by Dave Zeltserman. The film stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Joe Denton, a former cop ...more

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Win It All Jake Johnson, Aislinn Derbez, Joe Lo Truglio Win It All is a 2017 American comedy film co-written and directed by Joe Swanberg. Gambling addict Eddie Garrett (Jake Johnson) agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance, but when he ...more

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Paint It Black Alia Shawkat, Janet McTeer, Alfred Molina Paint It Black is a 2016 American film directed by Amber Tamblyn and based on Janet Fitch's 2006 novel. After her boyfriend abruptly dies, Josie (Alia Shawkat) becomes closer to his pianist ...more

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Last Flag Flying Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne Last Flag Flying is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Richard Linklater. Former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd (Steve Carell) reunites with his old buddies, Sal Nealon ...more

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Mr. Roosevelt Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower Mr. Roosevelt is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Noël Wells. Struggling comedian Emily Martin (Noël Wells) returns to her hometown, attempts to come to terms with her past, and ...more

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Tramps Callum Turner, Grace Van Patten, Michal Vondel Tramps is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Adam Leon. A young man (Callum Turner) and woman (Grace Van Patten) find love in an unlikely place while carrying out a shady deal.

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Catfight Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone Catfight is an American action comedy film directed and written by Onur Tukel. Two bitter rivals pursue a grudge match that spans a lifetime.

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Killing Gunther Arnold Schwarzenegger, Taran Killam, Cobie Smulders Killing Gunther is a 2017 American action comedy film written and directed by Taran Killam. Professional assassins join forces to try and kill the world's best hit man (Arnold Schwarzenegger).