The year may be young, but audiences have already been treated to a number of exciting features. From superhero sequels to small-budget horror films, Hollywood certainly is kicking things up a notch by releasing 2017 movies that manage to excite and entertain.
So now Explore Talent is listing down the best 2017 movies you should definitely—well, that is, if you haven’t already. Read all about them below.
The Best 2017 Movies Released So Far
In Hugh Jackman‘s last outing as the clawed mutant, he is relocated from the big city to a dusty Western terrain. The year is 2029 and mutants are thought to be extinct, so Logan resorts to hiding out in remote Texas. Accompanying him is Professor Xavier, who happens to be battling dementia and is only a shadow of his former self. The plot starts running when a young mutant (played by newcomer Dafne Keen) is in need of his help after being hunted down by ruthless mercenaries.
The film is filled with brutal R-rated action scenes, a far cry from Jackman’s former X-Men movies. Despite the violence and gore, it contains a well-orchestrated—and somewhat heartbreaking—end for the iconic comic book character.
2. Get Out
Get Out is way different from writer and actor Jordan Peele‘s typical sketch comedies such as Key & Peele and Keanu, but for a first-time horror writer, Peele certainly delivers. The story centers around an African American man named Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) who is asked by his white girlfriend to meet her parents in an upscale gated community. Turns out, an awkward dinner is the least of his worries as Chris stumbles upon a racial conspiracy that is far more horrific than anything he has ever imagined. With a great mix of horror, suspense, and comedy, Get Out is reminiscent of the works of the late Wes Craven.
3. The Lost City of Z
American filmmaker James Gray is a criminally underrated director, the same thing can be said for his films as well. Veering away from usual big city backdrop, Gray takes his filmmaking skills to the heart of the Amazon. Charlie Hunnam plays real-life British explorer Percy Fawcett, who went missing after embarking on a quest to locate a lost South American civilization. The grand adventure ended up with a baffling mystery as Fawcett and his young son were never seen again.
Aside from Hunnam, the cast includes stellar performances by Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, and British actor Tom Holland right before he appears on screen as Spider-Man this June.
4. The Lure
If you are in the mood for a film that can only be described as La La Land meets cannibalistic mermaids, then the Polish horror musical The Lure is for you. The film’s two lead stars, Marta Mazurek and Michalina Olszanska, are mermaid cannibals who find themselves working as strippers in 1980s Warsaw. Other than finding out about the harsh realities of falling in love for the first time, the two also have to learn to control their urges on chomping down unsuspecting victims. The Lure is both strange and gritty, making it one of the most fascinating 2017 movies on this list.
5. I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
In this comedy thriller, a nurse teams up with a heavy metal and her weapon-obsessed neighbor (played by Elijah Wood) to hunt down a burglar. The inexperienced vigilantes go on a dangerous and widely absurd adventure, encountering everything from friendly raccoons to foul-mouthed octogenarians. I Don’t feel at Home in This World Anymore is currently streaming on Netflix, so it is best to catch this hidden gem today.