Best Drama Movies of 2017

1.

Logan

6.8
8.1/10

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant
Directed by: James Mangold
Release date: 2017-02-28
2.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

6.8
8.2/10

After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Jason Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage
Directed by: Martin McDonagh
Release date: 2017-11-10
3.

Call Me by Your Name

6.6
7.9/10

Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel
Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
Release date: 2017-09-01
4.

The Greatest Showman

6.6
7.6/10

The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson
Directed by: Michael Gracey
Release date: 2017-12-20
5.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

6.6
7.5/10

Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.

Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau
Directed by: Jon Watts
Release date: 2017-07-05
6.

Wonder

6.6
8.0/10

The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Owen Wilson
Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
Release date: 2017-11-13
7.

Loving Vincent

6.5
7.8/10

The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings are his passionate and ill-fated life and mysterious death.

Starring: Robert Gulaczyk, Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Saoirse Ronan, Helen McCrory
Directed by: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Release date: 2017-06-22
8.

Dunkirk

6.5
7.9/10

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Aneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2017-07-19
9.

Gifted

6.3
7.6/10

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Starring: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer
Directed by: Marc Webb
Release date: 2017-04-12
10.

War for the Planet of the Apes

6.2
7.5/10

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Release date: 2017-07-11
11.

Wind River

6.2
7.7/10

An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, Kelsey Asbille, Jon Bernthal
Directed by: Taylor Sheridan
Release date: 2017-08-03
12.

The Florida Project

6.1
7.6/10

The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

Starring: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera
Directed by: Sean Baker
Release date: 2017-10-06
13.

I, Tonya

6.1
7.5/10

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Paul Walter Hauser
Directed by: Craig Gillespie
Release date: 2017-12-08
14.

The Shape of Water

6.1
7.3/10

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 2017-12-01
15.

Phantom Thread

6.1
7.5/10

Renowned British dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock comes across Alma, a young, strong-willed woman, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville, Camilla Rutherford, Gina McKee
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release date: 2017-12-25
16.

Okja

6.1
7.3/10

A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Ahn Seo-hyun, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins
Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
Release date: 2017-06-28
17.

Darkest Hour

6.0
7.4/10

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup
Directed by: Joe Wright
Release date: 2017-11-22
18.

Lady Bird

6.0
7.4/10

A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York, much to the disapproval of wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mother.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet
Directed by: Greta Gerwig
Release date: 2017-09-08
19.

Molly's Game

6.0
7.5/10

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong
Directed by: Aaron Sorkin
Release date: 2017-12-21
20.

The Disaster Artist

6.0
7.4/10

An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.

Starring: Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie
Directed by: James Franco
Release date: 2017-03-12

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