Best of 2017

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1. Mother! (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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74 Metascore

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 59,270 | Gross: $17.80M

2. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.4
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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: 157,984 | Gross: $91.37M

3. Wind River (2017)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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73 Metascore

A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.

Director: Taylor Sheridan | Stars: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, Teo Briones

Votes: 72,450 | Gross: $33.80M

4. Logan (2017)

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

8.2
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77 Metascore

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

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

Votes: 415,396 | Gross: $226.28M

5. Baby Driver (2017)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Music

7.8
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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: 225,659 | Gross: $107.83M

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

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

7.5
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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: 135,390 | Gross: $146.88M

7. Dunkirk (2017)

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

8.2
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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: 264,698 | Gross: $188.05M

8. It Comes at Night (2017)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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78 Metascore

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Director: Trey Edward Shults | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough

Votes: 41,502 | Gross: $13.99M

9. The Lost City of Z (2016)

PG-13 | 141 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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78 Metascore

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

Votes: 45,352 | Gross: $8.57M

10. The Wall (II) (2017)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.1
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57 Metascore

Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, Laith Nakli

Votes: 13,496 | Gross: $1.80M

11. Wakefield (2016)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.4
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62 Metascore

A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.

Director: Robin Swicord | Stars: Beverly D'Angelo, Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Jason O'Mara

Votes: 8,281 | Gross: $0.26M

12. It (I) (2017)

R | 135 min | Horror, Thriller

7.7
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70 Metascore

A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

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

Votes: 189,055 | Gross: $327.48M

13. Shot Caller (2017)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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59 Metascore

A newly released prisoner is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Holt McCallany, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jeffrey Donovan

Votes: 33,298

14. You Were Never Really Here (2017)

R | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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88 Metascore

A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette

Votes: 2,010

15. Loveless (2017)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Varvara Shmykova, Matvey Novikov

Votes: 5,279

16. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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57 Metascore

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford

Votes: 18,739 | Gross: $17.45M

17. The Big Sick (2017)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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86 Metascore

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Director: Michael Showalter | Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Votes: 51,985 | Gross: $42.87M

18. Logan Lucky (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Farrah Mackenzie

Votes: 41,951 | Gross: $27.78M

19. Good Time (2017)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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80 Metascore

After a heist goes awry, a bank robber spends a night trying to free his mentally ill brother from being sent to Riker's Island prison.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Taliah Webster

Votes: 16,236 | Gross: $2.01M

20. The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

R | 118 min | Action, Comedy

7.0
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47 Metascore

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung

Votes: 94,111 | Gross: $75.47M

21. Wonder Woman (2017)

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

7.6
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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: 340,708 | Gross: $412.56M

22. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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84 Metascore

It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.

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

Votes: 208,585 | Gross: $175.48M

23. The Glass Castle (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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56 Metascore

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson

Votes: 9,178 | Gross: $17.27M

24. Stronger (I) (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr.

Votes: 6,909 | Gross: $4.21M

25. Atomic Blonde (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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63 Metascore

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 82,176 | Gross: $51.57M

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

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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67 Metascore

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

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

Votes: 304,891 | Gross: $389.81M

27. The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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75 Metascore

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

Director: Chris McKay | Stars: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 86,841 | Gross: $175.75M

28. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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

7.6
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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: 246,615 | Gross: $334.20M

29. American Made (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

7.2
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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: 50,516 | Gross: $51.34M

30. The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)

R | 120 min | Action, Biography, Thriller

6.4
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1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Jimenez | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Rosamund Pike, Noah Jupe, Mia Wasikowska

Votes: 4,766

31. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

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

8.1
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73 Metascore

Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

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

Votes: 165,893 | Gross: $302.95M

32. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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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 US. 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: 105,103 | Gross: $100.15M

33. The Circle (I) (2017)

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

5.3
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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: 49,274 | Gross: $20.48M

34. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

PG | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.3
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65 Metascore

An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

Votes: 183,680 | Gross: $504.01M

35. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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39 Metascore

Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 162,684 | Gross: $172.56M

36. Jigsaw (I) (2017)

R | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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39 Metascore

Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for ten years.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson

Votes: 15,789 | Gross: $37.90M

37. Batman and Harley Quinn (2017 Video)

PG-13 | 74 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.9
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Batman and Nightwing are forced to team with the Joker's sometimes-girlfriend Harley Quinn to stop a global threat brought about by Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue, the Floronic Man.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Melissa Rauch, Paget Brewster, Loren Lester

Votes: 4,979

38. Alien: Covenant (2017)

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

6.5
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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: 175,097 | Gross: $74.26M

39. The Dark Tower (2017)

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

5.7
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34 Metascore

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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

Votes: 67,951 | Gross: $50.70M

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

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

6.6
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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: 79,186 | Gross: $40.48M

41. Unlocked (I) (2017)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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46 Metascore

A CIA interrogator is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a biological attack.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, John Malkovich

Votes: 12,200

42. Baywatch (2017)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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37 Metascore

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra

Votes: 81,711 | Gross: $58.06M

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

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

6.9
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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: 125,962 | Gross: $39.18M

44. 2:22 (2017)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Thriller

5.7
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A man's life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.

Director: Paul Currie | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Michiel Huisman, Sam Reid, Maeve Dermody

Votes: 10,109

45. To the Bone (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 107 min | Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

A young woman is dealing with anorexia. She meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.

Director: Marti Noxon | Stars: Rebekah Kennedy, Lily Collins, Dana L. Wilson, Ziah Colon

Votes: 21,789