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1. Churchill (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

44 Metascore

96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Julian Wadham

Votes: 11,380 | Gross: $1.24M

2. Mu ji zhe (2017)

118 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The story about an ambitious journalist who eagerly pursues a long-forgotten accident. When the sole survivor of the accident suddenly disappears, he realizes that nothing is what it seems, and the unimaginable dark truth will haunt him for the rest of his life.

Director: Wei-Hao Cheng | Stars: Wei-Ning Hsu, Kaiser Chuang, Chia-Yen Ko, Christopher Ming-Shun Lee

Votes: 1,179

3. Lady Macbeth (I) (2016)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.

Director: William Oldroyd | Stars: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie

Votes: 12,040 | Gross: $1.13M

4. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

75 Metascore

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose

Votes: 228,625 | Gross: $92.03M

5. 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: 61,548 | Gross: $3.73M

6. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

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

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: 25,349 | Gross: $17.45M

7. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

71 Metascore

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 318,803 | Gross: $67.21M

8. Logan (2017)

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

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: 481,277 | Gross: $226.28M

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

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

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: 379,285 | Gross: $389.81M

10. Hell or High Water (II) (2016)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

88 Metascore

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 153,382 | Gross: $26.86M

11. The Accountant (2016)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 210,977 | Gross: $86.26M

12. 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: 66,860 | Gross: $24.80M

13. 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: 147,975 | Gross: $39.18M

14. The Secret Scripture (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

37 Metascore

A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Rooney Mara, Aidan Turner, Eric Bana, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Votes: 3,379

15. Their Finest (2016)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 12,665 | Gross: $3.60M

16. Allied (2016)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Vincent Ebrahim

Votes: 109,851 | Gross: $40.07M

17. El hombre de las mil caras (2016)

123 min | Biography, Thriller

The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.

Director: Alberto Rodríguez | Stars: José Coronado, Eduard Fernández, Miquel García Borda, Santiago Molero

Votes: 4,299

18. Sage femme (2017)

Unrated | 117 min | Drama

66 Metascore

A midwife gets unexpected news from her father's old mistress.

Director: Martin Provost | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet, Quentin Dolmaire

Votes: 1,450 | Gross: $0.60M

19. Yat nim mou ming (2016)

101 min | Drama

A mentally ill stockbroker struggles to reconcile with his estranged father and his perturbed ex-fiancée.

Director: Chun Wong | Stars: Shawn Yue, Eric Tsang, Elaine Jin, Charmaine Fong

Votes: 890

20. The Road to Mandalay (2016)

108 min | Drama

Two Burmese immigrants fleeing their country's civil war in search of a new life in Thailand.

Director: Midi Z | Stars: Kai Ko, Ke-Xi Wu

Votes: 414

21. Luo man di ke xiao wang shi (2016)

Unrated | 125 min | Drama

Over the course of several decades, a deal between the Japanese army and criminals in Shanghai plays out with violence and betrayal.

Director: Er Cheng | Stars: You Ge, Ziyi Zhang, Tadanobu Asano, Chun Du

Votes: 964 | Gross: $0.24M

22. Lu de shui (2016)

113 min | Comedy

In an effort to draw more funding from the government, faculty members of a rural Chinese school try to pass off an uneducated laborer as a qualified teacher.

Directors: Lu Liu, Shen Zhou | Stars: Suxi Ren, Li Da, Shuailiang Liu, Kuishan Pei

Votes: 853 | Gross: $0.36M

23. God's Own Country (2017)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Director: Francis Lee | Stars: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart

Votes: 11,136 | Gross: $0.34M

24. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 106,008 | Gross: $18.10M

25. Brigsby Bear (2017)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story ... See full summary »

Director: Dave McCary | Stars: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Jane Adams, Greg Kinnear

Votes: 10,122 | Gross: $0.53M

26. The Party (I) (2017)

R | 71 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 9,082 | Gross: $0.75M

27. A Ghost Story (2017)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

84 Metascore

In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr., Kenneisha Thompson

Votes: 35,173 | Gross: $1.60M

28. Wind River (2017)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 123,670 | Gross: $33.80M

29. Good Time (2017)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

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

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Buddy Duress

Votes: 38,319 | Gross: $2.01M

30. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

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: 294,225 | Gross: $92.05M

31. Detroit (2017)

R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History

77 Metascore

Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore

Votes: 31,207 | Gross: $16.79M

32. Mugen no jûnin (2017)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama

72 Metascore

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine - ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara

Votes: 9,158 | Gross: $0.15M

33. Last Flag Flying (2017)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

65 Metascore

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell, J. Quinton Johnson

Votes: 12,551 | Gross: $0.97M

34. It (I) (2017)

R | 135 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

69 Metascore

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shapeshifting 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 Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis

Votes: 274,034 | Gross: $327.48M

35. The Disaster Artist (2017)

R | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor, Seth Rogen

Votes: 78,290 | Gross: $21.12M

36. Braguino (2017)

49 min | Documentary

In the Siberian forest, away from any civilization, a feud is opposing two families whose houses are separated by a river. In the middle of the river stands an island where the kids of the two families are meeting on their own.

Director: Clément Cogitore

Votes: 114