Best of 2017: Films

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1. Gifted (2017)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

60 Metascore

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer

Votes: 85,114 | Gross: $24.80M

2. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner

Votes: 174,514 | Gross: $169.61M

3. Your Name. (2016)

PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

79 Metascore

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki

Votes: 140,712 | Gross: $5.02M

4. Before I Fall (2017)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

58 Metascore

February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life, until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over and over, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's losing.

Director: Ry Russo-Young | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimi

Votes: 40,117 | Gross: $12.23M

5. Mother! (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

75 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: 161,397 | Gross: $17.80M

6. 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: 230,846 | Gross: $74.26M

7. American Assassin (2017)

R | 112 min | Action, Thriller

45 Metascore

After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 59,116 | Gross: $36.25M

8. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper, Paddy Considine

Votes: 47,661

9. 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: 386,541 | Gross: $92.05M

10. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

PG-13 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

52 Metascore

When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench

Votes: 182,026 | Gross: $102.83M

11. Split (IX) (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Votes: 368,938 | Gross: $138.29M

12. November Criminals (2017)

PG-13 | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

31 Metascore

After his friend is murdered, a Washington, D.C. teenager undertakes his own investigation of the crime.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Ansel Elgort, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Strathairn, Catherine Keener

Votes: 6,919

13. 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: 376,594 | Gross: $107.83M

14. Star Wars: 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: 471,180 | Gross: $620.18M

15. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones

Votes: 316,688 | Gross: $63.86M

16. Wheelman (2017)

TV-MA | 82 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

66 Metascore

A getaway driver for a bank robbery realizes he has been double crossed and races to find out who betrayed him.

Director: Jeremy Rush | Stars: Frank Grillo, Caitlin Carmichael, Garret Dillahunt, Shea Whigham

Votes: 14,425

17. Infinity Chamber (2016)

103 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

A man trapped in an automated prison must outsmart a computer in order to escape.

Director: Travis Milloy | Stars: Christopher Soren Kelly, Cassandra Clark, Cajardo Lindsey, Jesse D. Arrow

Votes: 6,555

18. 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: 99,022 | Gross: $2.40M

19. Raw (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror

81 Metascore

An innocent teenager, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.

Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 50,919 | Gross: $0.51M

20. A Monster Calls (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

76 Metascore

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 71,884 | Gross: $3.73M

21. 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: 72,189 | Gross: $8.11M

22. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

PG | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

65 Metascore

A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

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

Votes: 243,475 | Gross: $504.01M

23. What Happened to Monday (2017)

TV-MA | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

47 Metascore

In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, Marwan Kenzari

Votes: 87,310

24. Lavender (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

46 Metascore

After discovering old fractures in her skull, a photographer recovering from amnesia becomes increasingly haunted by a sinister childhood secret.

Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Justin Long, Dermot Mulroney, Lola Flanery

Votes: 4,883

25. 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: 476,891 | Gross: $188.37M

26. Thelma (II) (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

74 Metascore

A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Votes: 21,517 | Gross: $0.15M

27. Table 19 (2017)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Stephen Merchant

Votes: 23,349 | Gross: $3.61M

28. Lady Bird (2017)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

94 Metascore

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Director: Greta Gerwig | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges

Votes: 183,258 | Gross: $48.96M

29. 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: 135,622 | Gross: $51.34M

30. Unlocked (I) (2017)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

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: 24,485

31. Carrie Pilby (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

A person of high intelligence struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment.

Director: Susan Johnson | Stars: Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer

Votes: 5,308 | Gross: $0.02M

32. The Little Hours (2017)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.

Director: Jeff Baena | Stars: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 16,107 | Gross: $1.65M



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