The Movies of 2017 that I anticipate the most-ish...some of these might suck but they're very big movies none the less.

by zacfour | created - 14 Apr 2016 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

So many movies coming out this year. I feel like I'm going mad, so mad that I'd probably start mixing words up.

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1. Wonder Wheel (2017)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

6.3
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45 Metascore

On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator, his beleaguered wife, and the visitor who turns their lives upside-down.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, Kate Winslet

Votes: 5,403 | Gross: $1.38M

I guess I'm lucky that my favourite director has made a movie every single year since the early 80s. This is a drama Woody Allen doesn't normally do drama but when he does it's great Blue Jasmine, Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona and also Interiors. It's a great show of versatility he's normally made lighthearted movies. I've liked or loved every movie he has done (Well Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask is like, not very good. I mean it has its moments like Gene Wilder falling in love with a sheep is truly one of the most outrageous concepts and most hilarious things I have ever seen on film) so any chance of me disliking this film is very, very, very, very, very, very, slightly, kind of, pretty, darn, extremely low.

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

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

7.5
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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: 294,371 | Gross: $597.72M

Force Awakens was great sure it's a carbon copy of A New Hope and Rey is a Mary Sue but the positives definitely outweigh the negatives with that film. From what we've heard about this film it's going to be more character driven, more darker and not include as much action as previous movies (heck it might even be a rather cerebral movie) . I imagine we'll start with Luke and Rey training, then some more resistance stuff (rumours of some tension building between the generals with their conflicting strategies) and Kylo and Snoke with some more inevitable tension between Kylo and Hux. I can't imagine this will be very eventful but the characters are all great and getting to know them more will be great to see.

3. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

8.3
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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: 213,888 | Gross: $91.95M

That one long take establishing shot of the alien ship and the foggy cliffs/mountains in Arrival cemented Denis Villenuve as the top director to look out for. I mean I can't express how much I've wanted to see a shot like that in a film

4. Happy End (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.9
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73 Metascore

A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin

Votes: 3,406 | Gross: $0.13M

I never thought I'd see the words Happy and Michael Haneke in the same sentence but well now this movie exists (and I'm pretty happy that it does)

5. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

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

6.7
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52 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 66,449 | Gross: $102.12M

6. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

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

8.1
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74 Metascore

Imprisoned, the mighty 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: 187,789 | Gross: $313.20M

What We Do in the Shadows is a 10/10 for me and Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a truly brilliant film. So I'll watch anything from the NZ comedy team of Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi and Bret McKenzie (even though only one is working on this movie and that Thor is a pretty boring character......and that I hated the last Thor movie)

7. Justice League (2017)

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

7.0
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45 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 173,665 | Gross: $227.58M

Just please movie don't be overstuffed, badly edited and don't try too hard to be epic, smart and edgy just be a well made action movie and take notes from Days of Future Past, Fury Road and Edge of Tomorrow those are IMO the prime example of an action movie nowadays. A great balance of character, action, intelligence with brilliant editing, writing and overall film making. With Edge of Tomorrows montage of Cage dying over and over again you've got comedy, great editing and it's an example of good writing because not only does it have the comedy and editing but it also progresses the story. With Fury Road you've got the canyon chase scene with great music, prefect editing and it's example of film making would be it's brilliant mix of SFX and practical effects and it's not too over stuffed like BvS Doomsday fight. Days of Future Pasts final act has great action, even better character development and the editing between the past and future is sublime (almost as brilliant as Jedis editing between Palpatines spire, Endor battle and the Death Star space battle)

8. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Twice Upon a Time (2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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The Twelfth Doctor, still refusing to change, goes on a last adventure with the First Doctor.

Director: Rachel Talalay | Stars: Peter Capaldi, David Bradley, Pearl Mackie, Mark Gatiss

Votes: 2,149

It's essentially a TV Movie.

9. Bright (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 117 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.5
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29 Metascore

Set in a world where fantasy creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 96,759

Loved every minute of Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency, don't care that David Ayer is directing Max Landis' writing always out shines the skill of the director. Now after hearing that the script has been drastically changed and that it's been essentially disowned by Landis I'll skip this.

10. Coco (I) (2017)

PG | 105 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.7
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81 Metascore

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina | Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach

Votes: 66,237 | Gross: $198.82M

11. Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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40 Metascore

Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

Director: Trish Sie | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp

Votes: 10,391 | Gross: $97.51M

12. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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58 Metascore

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black

Votes: 55,303 | Gross: $296.95M

13. Breathe (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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51 Metascore

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Ed Speleers

Votes: 5,730 | Gross: $0.49M

14. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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88 Metascore

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 52,279 | Gross: $30.08M

15. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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73 Metascore

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Barry Keoghan, Colin Farrell

Votes: 34,324 | Gross: $2.29M

16. Downsizing (2017)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.8
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63 Metascore

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

Votes: 10,573 | Gross: $24.24M

17. Give (2016– )

Reality-TV

9.0
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A celebrity panel examines and then decides of much money to 'Give' to various charities.

Stars: Jenna Bush, Joan Garry, Bethany Mota, Camilla Belle

Votes: 8

18. Yo (2007)

100 min

6.6
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A handyman named Hans moves to a small town in Majorca where his presence strikes a discord with the local residents.

Director: Rafa Cortés | Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Margalida Grimalt, Rafel Ramis, Aina de Cos

Votes: 250

19. Shi gan (2006)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.3
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73 Metascore

To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Ji-Yeon Park, Jun-yeong Jang, Gyu-Woon Jung

Votes: 10,532 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Y (1992)

Drama

6.6
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Director: Paola Panero | Stars: Kika Child, Helena Mallarino, Andrés Navia

Votes: 19

21. i (2015)

188 min | Action, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A successful model's professional and personal life takes an ugly turn when he develops a hunchback due to an injection. He then plots revenge against the people who ruined his life.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Vikram, Amy Jackson, Suresh Gopi, Upen Patel

Votes: 15,517

22. Will (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.9
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An orphan journeys across Europe to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.

Director: Ellen Perry | Stars: Damian Lewis, Bob Hoskins, Rebekah Staton, Kieran Wallbanks

Votes: 2,875

23. Finish (1914)

Short

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Star: Tom Mix

24. The List (I) (2007)

PG | 105 min | Thriller

4.1
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A sudden death tied to a list from the past leads to unimaginable evil. Fresh out of law school and full of hope for the future, Renny Jacobson is stunned by his father's sudden death--and ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Wheeler | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Chuck Carrington, Hilarie Burton, Pat Hingle

Votes: 1,586 | Gross: $0.13M