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The 50 Most Anticipated Films of 2017

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26. Manifesto
Directed By: Julian Rosefeldt

“Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues.”

Starring:  Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Carl Dietrich

Genre: Drama

27. Mektoub is Mektoub
Directed By: Abdellatif Kechiche

“Amin, a young screenwriter goes to his Mediterranean home town for a summer vacation where he falls in love with Jasmine, and meets a producer who agrees to finance his first film. But when the producers wife shows interest in Amin, leaving him to decide between her, Jasmine and his career.”

Genre: Drama, Romance

28. Mother
Directed By: Darren Aronofsky

“Centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.”

Starring: Ed Harris, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Pfeiffer, Javier Bardem, Domhnall Gleeson

Genre: Drama

29. Okja
Directed By: Bong Joon-Ho

“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:  Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Tilda Swinton

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

30. Outrage: Final Chapter
Directed By: Takeshi Kitano

“Outrage: Final Chapter (2017) is about the story of Ootomo who was stubbed in the jail in the last chapter of this franchise. Ootomo gets involved with new Yakuza battles after he comes back the Yakuza society.”

Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tatsuo Nadaka

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

31. Raw
Directed By: Julia Ducournau

“When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.”

Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella

Genre: Horror

32. Redoubtable
Directed By: Michel Hazanavicius


“During the making of one of his films, French film director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with 17-year old actress Anne Wiazemsky and later get married.”

Starring: Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo, Louis Garrel

Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance

33. Rock’n Roll
Directed By: Guillaume Canet

“Guillaume Canet is told by a young co-star that he’s no longer Rock’n’ Roll and can’t sell films anymore. He then tries to prove her wrong and gets help from his girlfriend, Marion Cotillard.”

Starring: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Philippe Lefebvre

Genre: Comedy, Music

34. Shock and Awe
Directed By: Rob Reiner

“A group of journalists covering George Bush’s planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has “weapons of mass destruction.“”

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Jessica Biel, Woody Harrelson

Genre: Drama

35. Soldado
Directed By: Steffano Sollima


“A follow-up to the 2015 film, ‘Sicario’, which centers around the escalating war against drugs along the border of the United States and Mexico.”

Starring: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Keener

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

36. Song to Song
Directed By: Terrence Malick


“Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.”

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman

Genre: Drama, Music, Romance

37. Submergence
Directed By: Wim Wenders

“In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, an Englishman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. “

Starring: James McAvoy, Alicia Vikander, Charlotte Rampling

Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller

38. T2 Trainspotting
Directed By: Danny Boyle


“A continuation of the Trainspotting saga reuniting the original characters.”

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller

Genre: Drama

39. The Beguiled
Directed By: Sofia Coppola


“While imprisoned in a Confederate girls’ boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women’s hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him.”

Starring: Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman

Genre: Drama, Western

40. The Circle
Directed By: James Ponsoldt


“A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.”

Starring: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Karen Gillan

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

41. The Dark Tower
Directed By: Nikolaj Arcel

“The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where “the world has moved on” in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.”

Starring: Katheryn Winnick, Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

42. The Glasscastle
Directed By: Destin Daniel Cretton


“A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.”

Starring: Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson

Genre: Drama

43. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Directed By: Yorgos Lanthimos

“A teenager’s attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family takes an unexpected turn.”

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Colin Farrell

Genre: Drama

44. The Masterpiece
Directed By: James Franco

“A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room (2003).”

Starring: Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Bryan Cranston

Genre: Comedy, Drama

45. The other side of Hope
Directed By: Aki Kaurismäki


“A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived from Finland.”

Starring: Tommi Korpela, Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen

Genre: Comedy, Drama

46. The Shape of Water
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro


“An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.”

Starring: Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

47. The Trap
Directed By: Harmony Korine

“An ex-con is out for revenge against a gangster rapper and former friend who let him take the fall for a robbery they committed 14 years earlier.”

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, Benicio Del Toro

Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller

48. Victoria and Abdul
Directed By: Stephen Frears

“Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.”

Starring: Olivia Williams, Michael Gambon, Judi Dench

Genre: Drama

49. War Machine
Directed By: David Michôd

“A satire of America’s war with Afghanistan with a focus on the people running the campaign.”

Starring: Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Emory Cohen

Genre: Comedy, Drama

50. Wonder Struck
Directed By: Todd Haynes


“The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.”

Starring: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Cory Michael Smith

Genre: Drama

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