The Ultimate Must Watch Movie Guide for 2017

by | Mar 6, 2023 | Movies & Shows

Lights, camera, action! The year 2017 brought us some amazing movies that left us on the edge of our seats with our hearts pounding and tears streaming down our faces. From epic action-adventures to heartwarming animated tales, there was something for everyone. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of must-watch movies from 2017 that you won’t want to miss. So, grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show!

(Note: these 13 movies are in alphabetical order and not sorted in any ranking system – just 13 of the must watch movies from the year. Pro tip: 13 movies per year means 1 movie every 4 weeks to finish the entire guide in a year)


Baby Driver

IMDB Top User Rated Film

Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza González, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey
Release Date: June 28, 2017

If you’re a fan of adrenaline-fueled car chases and an incredible soundtrack, then Baby Driver is the movie for you. This action-packed flick follows the life of a talented young getaway driver who tries to leave his life of crime behind for love.

Beauty and the Beast

Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson
Release Date: March 17, 2017

A classic tale retold in a live-action film, Beauty and the Beast will have you singing along to the catchy songs and rooting for Belle and her beastly beau. This movie is a must-watch for Disney fans young and old.


IMDB Top User Rated Film

Director: Lee Unkrich
Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor
Release Date: November 22, 2017

This animated gem is a heartwarming tale that follows a young boy’s journey through the Land of the Dead to reconnect with his family. With stunning visuals and a beautiful message about family, Coco is a movie that will touch your heart.


Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy
Release Date: July 21, 2017

A gripping war epic, Dunkirk tells the story of the evacuation of Allied soldiers from Dunkirk during World War II. This movie will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Get Out

Director: Jordan Peele
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, Catherine Keener
Release Date: February 24, 2017

This horror-thriller is a genre-bending masterpiece that tackles issues of racism and social injustice. The plot follows a young black man as he visits his white girlfriend’s family, and things take a terrifying turn.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Director: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell
Release Date: May 5, 2017

The gang is back in this sequel that’s even better than the first. With more laughs, more action, and even more Baby Groot, this movie is a must-watch for Marvel fans.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Director: Jake Kasdan
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale
Release Date: December 20, 2017

A reboot of the classic film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle takes the game to a whole new level. With hilarious performances by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan, this movie is a fun-filled adventure for the whole family.

Lady Bird

Director: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein
Release Date: November 3, 2017

This coming-of-age movie follows the life of a young girl as she navigates her way through high school and the ups and downs of teenage life. With incredible performances by Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird is a movie that will make you laugh, cry, and reflect on your own life.


IMDB Top User Rated Film

Director: James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen
Release Date: March 3, 2017

This action-packed superhero movie is a perfect send-off for the iconic character, Wolverine. The plot follows an older Logan as he tries to protect a young mutant girl from a dangerous organization.

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro
Release Date: December 15, 2017

The Last Jedi, takes us on a journey through the galaxy far, far away. With stunning visuals and an epic storyline, this movie is a must-watch for Star Wars fans.

The Shape of Water

Best Picture Winner at The Oscars

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
Release Date: December 1, 2017

This enchanting and unconventional love story follows a mute woman who falls in love with a mysterious aquatic creature. With incredible performances by Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon, The Shape of Water is a beautiful and unique movie that will leave you spellbound.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

IMDB Top User Rated Film

Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges
Release Date: November 10, 2017

This dark comedy-drama follows a mother who takes matters into her own hands after her daughter’s murder investigation goes cold. With brilliant performances by Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a movie that will make you laugh and cry.

Wonder Woman

Director: Patty Jenkins
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen
Release Date: June 2, 2017

The first standalone film featuring the iconic DC superhero, Wonder Woman is a feminist triumph that celebrates the power of women. Gal Gadot delivers a stunning performance as the titular character, and the movie is filled with action, humor, and heart.


In Conclusion

In conclusion, 2017 was a great year for movies, and this list of must-watch films has something for everyone. From heartwarming animated tales to adrenaline-fueled action flicks, these movies will make you laugh, cry, and leave you wanting more. So, grab some friends, family, or even go solo, and make sure to catch these incredible movies.

Are there any movies that we missed? Are there any movies that you think should not be on the list? Let us know!

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