Best & Most Anticipated SCI FI movies of 2017

List by john Last updated July 05, 2017

Science fiction is a hybrid genre that is almost always crossed with other genres. It was debatable whether 2017 was going to be a good year or not, some trailers were already out before the new year but would popular titles such as Alien Covenant hit the nail on the head?

We it turns out that this year is turning out to be really good for sci-fi with many titles such as "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" going way beyond their high exceptions. There have of course been some rubbish sci-fi films released in 2017 such as "The Circle" which has widely received bad critic reviews despite it being highly anticipated because of Tom Hanks.

2017 is still young and there is no doubt that some of the best SCI-FI movies of the year have yet to be released such as "War of the Planet of the Apes" which is a high budget, no corners cut blockbuster.

As new titles are announced to the public they will be added here. I have put on notes to determine if they have already been release and were awesome or whether the movie is simply highly anticipated because of the trailer.

movie sci-fi List order as defined by john

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Action Adventure Science Fiction
Vote count 2,878 Vote avg 7.6/10 Release date 2017-04-19 Watch trailer
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For lovers of the Marvel universe, this one is a must see. The whole movie is just plain fun.


Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Science Fiction
Vote count 5 Vote avg 0/10 Release date 2017-10-04 Watch trailer

Ridley Scott decided to pass up on the offer to make a sequel to one of the most iconic SCI FI movies of all time: Blade Runner (1982). Expectation are high for this as the director for 2049 is Denis Villeneuve who made 2016 film "Arrival". We will all have to wait until early October to see it though.


Flatliners (2017)

Science Fiction Drama Horror
You haven't lived until you've died
Vote count 1 Vote avg 0/10 Release date 2017-09-28 Watch trailer

Remakes and sequels seem to be a common theme this year. This one is a remake of the classic 1990 movie staring Kevin Bacon about a group of young psychologists who experiment to see what happens in their mind when they die. We will have to wait until late September to see it.


War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Action Adventure Drama
Vote count 342 Vote avg 6.7/10 Release date 2017-07-11 Watch trailer

This is one of the highest budget movies of the year and looks like it is going to be awesome from what one can gather from the trailer. No doubt this is going to be a great blockbuster. War of the Planet of the Apes comes to cinemas this July.


Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Action Science Fiction Thriller
There are mysteries to the universe we were never meant to solve
Vote count 733 Vote avg 6.3/10 Release date 2017-06-21 Watch trailer

Another Transformers for 2017.


Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Action Drama Science Fiction
Vote count 1,559 Vote avg 5.9/10 Release date 2017-03-29 Watch trailer

Scarlett Johansson is known for starring in some strange moves, take "Under the skin" for example. Ghost in the Shell is no exception.


The Circle (2017)

Drama Thriller Science Fiction
Knowing is good. Knowing everything is better.
Vote count 248 Vote avg 5.2/10 Release date 2017-04-27 Watch trailer
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A movie that seemed good in premise but ultimately fell flat. If you are a Tom Hanks fan then you may get something out of it otherwise you are probably best avoiding.


Colossal (2017)

Thriller Action Science Fiction
There's a monster in all of us
Vote count 46 Vote avg 6.9/10 Release date 2017-02-23 Watch trailer


Life (2017)

Thriller Science Fiction
Be careful what you search for
Vote count 1,337 Vote avg 6.2/10 Release date 2017-03-23 Watch trailer
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Life was an unexpected gem however in retrospect it was obvious that it would have at least been pretty good since every project that Jake Gyllenhaal is involved in seems to turn into gold. A great sci fi horror set in space that will freak you out.


Alien: Covenant (2017)

Action Horror Science Fiction
The path to paradise begins in hell.
Vote count 1,586 Vote avg 5.7/10 Release date 2017-05-09 Watch trailer
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With such high expectations Alien Covenant was never going to please everyone. But for those who were not so over-ambitious in their expectations Alien: Covenant was an enjoyable watch. Expect a follow on from Prometheus (10 years on to be exact) and a lot of blood and gore.


Power Rangers (2017)

Action Adventure Science Fiction
Together we are more.
Vote count 837 Vote avg 6.4/10 Release date 2017-03-23 Watch trailer

We all know what Power Rangers is all about, bad scripting and loads of great fight scenes. And that is what Marvel has delivered in this 2017 rendition. Certainly worth watching.


Logan (2017)

Action Drama Science Fiction
The world is not the same as it was...
Vote count 4,829 Vote avg 7.5/10 Release date 2017-02-28 Watch trailer
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Not typically how you would class a science fiction film. Logan is more of a Hollywood action film. If you liked any of the x-men movies then there is no doubt that you will love watching this, as well as being disappointed about what happens to some of the characters...


A Cure for Wellness (2016)

Drama Horror Mystery
There is a Cure
Vote count 420 Vote avg 5.7/10 Release date 2016-12-10 Watch trailer
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There are mixed reviews about this 2017 sci fi release. So it's hit and miss whether you will like it or not. Personally I really enjoyed how the interesting plot was played out on screen.


Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

Action Horror
Protect the Bloodline
Vote count 1,273 Vote avg 5/10 Release date 2016-11-30 Watch trailer

As is mostly a movie of die-hard fans who have been following the series of films. For people who have just heard about this then you are much better off watching the previous movies first.


Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)

Animation Horror
Vote count 0 Vote avg 0/10 Release date 2017-05-27 Watch trailer

The latest edition in a long line of resident Evil films. Some were very much eager to see the movie while others were simply not, probably because of how bad some of the earlier ones were. Personally I only ever enjoyed the first one. It's about time that the series was brought to a close.


The Dark Tower (2017)

Western Science Fiction Fantasy
Vote count 2 Vote avg 0/10 Release date 2017-07-28 Watch trailer


Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Action Adventure Fantasy
Vote count 0 Vote avg 0/10 Release date 2017-12-13 Watch trailer

It's Star Wars, of course it's going to be fun.


Untitled Cloverfield Anthology Project (2017)

Science Fiction Thriller
Vote count 1 Vote avg 0/10 Release date 2017-10-27 Watch trailer


Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Adventure Science Fiction Action
Vote count 3 Vote avg 0/10 Release date 2017-07-20 Watch trailer



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