30 must watch movies of 2017!

by shaunaksinha | created - 21 Dec 2016 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

2017 is going to be a movie fest with some of the best collaborations we have seen in years, so start planning your months and pre-book your tickets.

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1. A Cure for Wellness (2016)

R | 146 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

47 Metascore

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Ivo Nandi

Votes: 73,090 | Gross: $8.11M

Director: Gore Verbinski (Rango, The Ring) Starring: Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, Kill Your Darlings)

2. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

84 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 424,066 | Gross: $176.04M

Jordan Peele moves from Comedy to Horror with his directorial debut

3. Logan (2017)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

In a future where mutants are nearly extinct, an elderly and weary Logan leads a quiet life. But when Laura, a mutant child pursued by scientists, comes to him for help, he must get her to safety.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Votes: 581,630 | Gross: $226.28M

Director: James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line) Starring: Wolverine, Professor Xavier, Donald Pierce

4. T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | 117 min | Drama

67 Metascore

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 100,600 | Gross: $2.40M

Director: Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 127 Hours) Starring: Ewan McGregor with Spud, Sick Boy and Franco.

5. Kong: Skull Island (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

62 Metascore

After the Vietnam war, a team of scientists explores an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts | Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 246,338 | Gross: $168.05M

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) Starring: Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and King Kong.

This will be the second film in the Godzilla-Kong franchise.

6. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

41 Metascore

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou

Votes: 173,977 | Gross: $39.18M

Director: Guy Ritchie (Snatch, RocknRolla) Starring: Charlie Hunnam (Green Street Hooligans, Pacific Rim) and Excalibur.

7. Power Rangers (2017)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

44 Metascore

A group of high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

Director: Dean Israelite | Stars: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin

Votes: 95,380 | Gross: $85.36M

Director: Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) Starring: The Power Rangers with Bryan Cranston (Walter White)

8. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche

Votes: 181,944 | Gross: $40.56M

Directed by the guy who dated Kristen Stewart while she was dating Robert Pattinson. Starring: Scarlett Johansson

9. The Fate of the Furious (2017)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

56 Metascore

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 187,021 | Gross: $226.01M

Director: F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, Friday) Starring: The Fast and Furious people with Kurt Russell.

10. The Circle (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity.

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Ellar Coltrane

Votes: 75,036 | Gross: $20.48M

Written and Directed by James Ponsoldt (Smashed, The End of the Tour) Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Watson.

11. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

Votes: 506,964 | Gross: $389.81M

Director: James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) Starring: Guardians of the Galaxy and Star-Lord's dad Kurt Russell.

12. Alien: Covenant (2017)

R | 122 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

65 Metascore

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride

Votes: 233,276 | Gross: $74.26M

Director: Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, The Martian) Starring: Prometheus crew members with Danny McBride.

13. Life (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

54 Metascore

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada

Votes: 187,907 | Gross: $30.23M

The director of Safe House gets a big budget and cast in Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson.

14. Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

76 Metascore

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis

Votes: 503,520 | Gross: $412.56M

The 4th release by the DC Cinematic Universe and the lowest budget release by them till date. Directed by Patty Jenkins of Monster fame, this movie should hopefully be the first one to get critics on their side.

15. The Mummy (2017)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

34 Metascore

An ancient Egyptian princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Director: Alex Kurtzman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe

Votes: 159,457 | Gross: $80.10M

A reboot of a not so great franchise with big stars like Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe in it. We may not expect a great film, but sure will be well written (Jon Spaihts, Christopher McQuarrie) and worth a watch.

16. The Book of Henry (2017)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

31 Metascore

With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 20,972 | Gross: $4.22M

Director: Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World, Star Wars IX) Starring: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jacob Tremblay (Room)

17. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

Votes: 456,277 | Gross: $334.20M

Another Spider-Man reboot, only this time it's being done by the MCU.

Director: Jon Watts (Cop Car) Starring: Tom Holland (The Impossible) and the rest of the Marvel characters who wanna connect spidey to the MCU.

18. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval

Votes: 208,020 | Gross: $146.88M

The third movie in the Planet of the Apes series.

Director: Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) Starring: Woody Harrelson and the Apes

19. Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

94 Metascore

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 483,711 | Gross: $188.37M

Written and Directed by Christopher Nolan.

Enough said.

20. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna

Votes: 145,913 | Gross: $41.19M

Director: Luc Besson (Lucy, Leon) Starring: Dane DeHaan (A Cure for Wellness) and Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns, eyebrows)

21. The Dark Tower (2017)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

34 Metascore

A boy haunted by visions of a dark tower from a parallel reality teams up with the tower's disillusioned guardian to stop an evil warlock known as the Man in Black who plans to use the boy to destroy the tower and open the gates of Hell.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 114,720 | Gross: $50.70M

Based on the series of novels by Stephen King.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) Starring: Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey

22. Baby Driver (2017)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González

Votes: 383,515 | Gross: $107.83M

Written and Directed by Edgar Wright.

Enough said.

23. It (I) (2017)

R | 135 min | Horror

69 Metascore

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis

Votes: 399,537 | Gross: $327.48M

Adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 horror novel.

Director: Andy Muschietti (Mama) Starring: The kid from Hemlock Grove and the kid from Midnight Special

24. American Made (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

65 Metascore

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 138,580 | Gross: $51.34M

Director: Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, Jumper) Starring: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson (The only successful Weasley in Hollywood)

25. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

81 Metascore

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 395,659 | Gross: $92.05M

Sequel to Blade Runner.

Director: Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Enemy, Arrival) Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford.

26. Insidious: The Last Key (2018)

PG-13 | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet, as she is drawn back to her ghostly childhood home, where the terror began.

Director: Adam Robitel | Stars: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 44,972 | Gross: $67.75M

Fourth installment in the Insidious franchise.

Starring the Demonologists from previous Insidious movies.

27. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

Imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, Thor must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo

Votes: 513,655 | Gross: $315.06M

The 3rd Thor movie.

Director: Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) Starring: The Avengers who didn't show up in Civil War.

28. Justice League (2017)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his new-found ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller

Votes: 342,598 | Gross: $229.02M

DC's first superhero get-together.

Director: Zack Snyder Starring: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman, Steppenwolf.

29. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

85 Metascore

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 478,586 | Gross: $620.18M

The usual December Star Wars movie.

Director: Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) Starring: Luke, Leia, Kylo Ren, Rey, Finn and Poe.

30. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the United States. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Channing Tatum

Votes: 240,655 | Gross: $100.23M



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