The 25 Best Movies of 2017

From It to Wonder Woman, these are Complex's picks for best movies of 2017.

Best Movies of 2017
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Best Movies of 2017

The year 2017 will be remembered primarily for all of the strife that America went through, right? From a President who looks like he OD'd on Cheetos and orange Fanta to actual racists invading towns and timelines with their hate speech to all of the sexual predators being put on blast, it's been a truly trying year for the record books. And, in a way, the best films of 2017 are a reflection of life's very real ills.

Over the last 12 months, we've seen ultraviolent office battle royales, a bonafide superwoman and the ultra-progressive tale of her origin story, social media killing us all, villains getting their redemption story, and the bodies of black people being put on auction. Oh, and a grip of Marvel films. It's a diverse slate of films, but also very relevant—and enjoyable. 

Once again, the Complex Pop Culture Consortium got together to put their stamp on the 25 Best Films of 2017. Grab your popcorn.

25. The Belko Experiment

The Belko Experiment

24. Raw


23. Colossal


22. Ingrid Goes West

ingrid goes west

21. Tragedy Girls

Screencap of Brianna Hildebrand and Alexandra Shipp in Tragedy Girls.

20. Mudbound

mudbound film still 1

19. Lady Bird

Saoirse Ronan sits on a plaid couch in Lady Bird.

18. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.

17. I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

16. The Shape of Water

Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water.

15. Call Me By Your Name

Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name

14. It

pennywise it

13. mother!

10 Must See Films at TIFF 2017   Mother

12. Girls Trip

Cast of Girls Trip in bed

11. Thor: Ragnarok

'Thor: Ragnarok'

10. John Wick 2

John Wick Chapter 2

9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


8. Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 Gosling

7. Wonder Woman

wonder woman

6. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Tom Holland as Spider Man in 'Spider Man: Homecoming'

5. I, Tonya

10 Must See Films at TIFF 2017   I, Tonya

4. Logan

first logan trailer

3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Last Jedi

2. Get Out

'Get Out' trailer

1. The Florida Project

'The Florida Project'

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