All the Movies You’ll Want to See in 2017


Our annual “All the Movies You’ll Want to See…” series has been one of the most viewed of all of our entries at each year.  So this year we again scoured Hollywood and its publicity machine for as many genre films coming out in 2017 that have been disclosed.  The result is a whopping 58 movies, many you’ll probably want to see in the theater or catch on video (and some you may want to skip).  We bet you’ll find a bunch below you’ve never heard of.  Bookmark this now for your 2017 calendar!

Most coming out in the second half of 2017 don’t even have posters released yet.  We’ve included descriptions and key cast so you can start planning accordingly.

What do we think will be the biggest hits of the year?  How about Star Wars: Episode VIII or Wonder Woman?   Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of 1,000 Planets?  Ghost in the Shell?  Or Beauty and the Beast? 


You’ve heard endlessly about Logan and Justice League, but 2017 will also see numerous other sequels, like Alien: Covenant, Blade Runner 2049, Thor: Ragnarok, and sequels for Underworld, Resident Evil, Planet of the Apes, Pirates of the Caribbean, XXX, John Wick, King Kong, The Fast and the Furious, Cars, The Kingsman, Transformers, Despicable Me.   And The Six Billion Dollar Man is finally on its way.  Look for plenty of Dwayne Johnson, Tom Cruise, Vin Diesel, Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Zoe Saldana, Hugh Jackman, John Goodman, Michael Peña, Ryan Reynolds, Sofia Boutella, and Elle Fanning in theaters this year.

So wait no further, here are your genre films for 2017:


Underworld: Blood Wars – January 6
Kate Beckinsale again stars in the latest entry in the series, with Sherlock’s Lara Pulver and Charles Dance.


A Monster Calls – January 6
An adaptation of the novel of a boy whose mother gets cancer, with Rogue One’s Felicity Jones as the mother and Liam Neeson as the voice of the monster.


Live By Night – January 13
1920s mobster movie starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Chris Cooper, Sienna Miller, and Zoe Saldana.


xXx: The Return of Xander Cage – January 20
Vin Diesel returns with Samuel L. Jackson and Jet Li.


Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – January 27
Paul W.S. Anderson directs the series’ last chapter starring Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter.


Rings – February 3
Another entry in The Ring videotape horror franchise.


The Space Between Us – February 3
Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, and Gary Oldman star in “Romeo and Juliet” story centered on the first human born on Mars.


The Lego Batman Movie – February 10
Will Arnett returns as Batman, with Zach Galifianakis, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes.


John Wick: Chapter Two – February 2
Keanu Reeves returns as the title’s tough guy.


The Great Wall – February 17
Matt Damon stars in medieval historical drama.


Rock Dog – February 24
Animated movie featuring the voices of Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, and JK Simmons.


Logan – March 3
Hugh Jackman’s last X-Men role as Wolverine/Logan, with Patrick Stewart.


Kong: Skull Island – March 10
Tom Hiddleston and John Goodman star in the next King Kong remake/sequel.


Beauty and the Beast – March 17
Live-action remake of Disney’s Oscar-winning animated film starring Emma Watson.

CHiPs – March 24
Comedy remake of the 1980s TV show starring Dax Sheppard and Michael Pena.


Power Rangers – March 24
Latest remake of the franchise superheroes.


Life – March 24
Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal star in sci-fi thriller about the International Space Station encountering alien life.


Ghost In The Shell – March 31
Scarlett Johansson brings the international hit to live-action film.


Smurfs: The Lost Village – April 7
Fully-computer animated version of the classic characters.


Fate of the Furious – April 14
Eighth film in the Fast and the Furious series, featuring Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, and Dwayne Johnson.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5
One of the most eagerly awaited sequels of 2017. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and the rest of the crew return. With Kurt Russell joining the cast.


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – May 12
Jude Law and Eric Bana star in latest remake of the English legend.


Alien: Covenant – May 19
Ridley Scott returns to direct the latest Alien film, with stars Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston.


Baywatch – May 26
Dwayne Johnson stars in movie remake of the TV show.


The Nut Job 2 – May 19
Will Arnett stars in sequel to the animated film.


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – May 26
Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow with Geoffrey Rush and new addition Javier Bardem.


Wonder Woman – June 2
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright star in the first ever film starring DC Comics’ Wonder Woman.


The Mummy – June 9
Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella star in the reboot of the classic series of Universal Monsters movies.

World War Z 2 – June 9
Sequel to sci-fi film starring Brad Pitt.


Cars 3 – June 16
Owen Wilson returns for latest in the animated series.


Kingsman: The Golden Circle – June 16
Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, and Colin Firth star in this sequel.


Transformers: The Last Knight – June 23
Mark Wahlberg returns with Anthony Hopkins in the latest sequel in the series.


Despicable Me 3 – June 30
Trey Parker and Kristin Wiig star in this animated sequel.

The Beguiled – June 30
Sofia Coppola directs remake of the Civil War era Clint Eastwood Western, with Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst, Angourie Rice, and Colin Farrell.


Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7
Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey, Jr. star in this promising remake in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


War for the Planet of the Apes – July 14
Woody Harrelson joins Andy Serkis in the latest in the Apes franchise.


Dunkirk – July 21
Tom Hardy stars in Christopher Nolan war movie.


Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – July 21
Eagerly awaited sci-fi film from The Fifth Element’s Luc Besson.


The Dark Tower – July 28
Adaptation of Stephen King story stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.


The Coldest City – July 28
Charlize Theron stars in spy thriller, co-starring James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, and John Goodman.


The Emoji Movie: Express Yourself – August 4
James Corden stars in animated movie featuring Tron-like micro world of your cell phone.


Blazing Samurai – August 4
Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Cera star in animated tale of a samurai searching to live his dream.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard – August 18
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson star in action comedy.

Villa Capri – August 18
Action comedy starring Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman.


It – September 8
Another in the year of adaptations of Stephen King stories.


The LEGO Ninjago Movie – September 22
Olivia Munn, Dave Franco, Jackie Chan, and Michael Pena to star in the third LEGO movie.


American Made – September 29
Crime thriller starring Tom Cruise. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Domhnall Gleeson.

Flatliners – September 29
Rogue One’s Diego Luna stars in reboot of the sci-fi medical movie.


Blade Runner 2049 – October 6
Harrison Ford returns with Ryan Gosling in long-awaited sequel.

God Particle – October 27
The latest of JJ Abrams’ Cloverfield stories, starring Elizabeth Debicki.


Thor: Ragnarok – November 3
All-star cast joins Chris Hemsworth, including Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum.


Justice League – November 17
The big team-up of DC Comics superheroes finally arrives!

Murder on the Orient Express – November 22
Promising remake of the Agatha Christie novel stars Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Kennth Brannagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Michael Pena, Derek Jacobi, and Penelope Cruz.


Star Wars: Episode VIII – December 15
The latest in Star Wars’ third trilogy features return of Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill.


Jumanji – December 22
Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart star in this adventure comedy.

The Six Billion Dollar Man – December 22
Mark Wahlberg stars as Steve Austin in film updated version of The Six Million Dollar Man.


The Story of Ferdinand – December 22
Adaptation of the classic favorite tale of a bull who would rather smell the flowers than fight.

The Greatest Showman – December 25
Biopic stars Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum.

So that’s all folks.

See you at the movies!

C.J. Bunce

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