21 movies to get excited about in the rest of 2017

From a terrifying killer clown to the ‘Blade Runner’ reboot and the return of 'Star Wars' – the best is yet to come

2017 movies? There are still plenty more films coming soon to a cinema near you. Here's our pick of the 21 best upcoming movies of 2017, from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' and 'Murder on the Orient Express' to Jennifer Lawrence's psychological thriller 'Mother!' and 'Battle of the Sexes'.  

New movies coming in 2017

1
It

It

You don’t need to suffer from coulrophobia (that’s Latin for ‘aargh! clowns!’) to be genuinely creeped out by the prospect of a new version of Stephen King’s ‘It’. This is the story of a bunch of kids who stumble across a supernatural secret in their small town: a demon that appears in the guise of a clown called Pennywise. September 8

2
Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul

Twenty years after ‘Mrs Brown’, Judi Dench is back as Queen Victoria, and once again she’s hobnobbing with the hired help – this time around, a young Indian clerk (Ali Fazal). Expect serious cockle-warming. September 15

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3

Mother!

Jennifer Lawrence’s latest looks like it could get a bit ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ on us. A psychological horror directed by Darren Aronofsky (‘Black Swan’), ‘Mother!’ stars J-Law and Javier Bardem as a couple whose lives are turned upside down by two strangers. The trailer is creepy as hell. September 15

4

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

No one was expecting much from ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ in 2015. But Matthew Vaughn’s 007 spoof was ridiculously good fun. Taron Egerton is back for the sequel, playing council estate kid-turned superspy Eggsy. September 20

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5

Borg/McEnroe

Real-life tennis rivalry movies are big news this year (scroll down for ‘Battle of the Sexes’), and the racquet-chucking spat between Swedish giant Björn Borg and mouthy American firebrand John McEnroe was one of the biggest. The casting of LaBeouf as the eminently slappable McEnroe is a masterstroke. September 22

6
Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

It’s the sequel no one thought was a good idea, until the trailer dropped – now we’re counting the days until October 6. Ryan Gosling plays an ice-cool android hunter who stumbles across Harrison Ford’s lost, legendary cop Deckard. October 6

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7

The Glass Castle

Brie Larson reunites with ‘Short Term 12’ director Destin Daniel Cretton for an adaptation of Jeannette Walls’s bestselling memoir. This is the story of Walls’s childhood bouncing around America with her unconventional, deeply dysfunctional parents (played by Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts). Expect shades of ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ and ‘Captain Fantastic’, but perhaps a little darker around the edges. October 6

8

The Mountain Between Us

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba play strangers stranded on a remote mountainside who must work together to survive. Okay, plot and title are both cheesy in the extreme, but with actors this good you’d be a fool to dismiss it. October 6

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9
The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Okay, so no one over the age of 12 knows what Ninjago is (it’s ninja Lego). But ‘The Lego Movie’ was great and ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ was even better. So who’d bet against them pulling a hat-trick? The plot follows six young ninjas who must defend their island from invaders. October 13

10
 The Snowman

The Snowman

We’re not walking in the air – we’re dying in the snow. ‘Let the Right One In’ director Tomas Alfredson adapts Scandi-crime legend Jo Nesbø’s novel, in which a detective ( Michael Fassbender) investigates a woman’s murder. There are loads of books in the series, so expect sequels. October 13

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11
The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

A film about the death of the Soviet dictator and the confusion that followed? Sounds un-hilarious. But with genius comedy writer-director Armando Ianucci (‘The Thick of It’, ‘Veep’) in charge this should be a spiky, satirical treat. October 20

12

Breathe

The actor Andy Serkis is best known for his pioneering motion-capture work. Now he’s stepping behind the camera to tell the true story of Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), an English diplomat who was diagnosed with polio at the age of 28 and given three months to live. October 27

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13
Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

We’ve been looking forward to this one ever since we saw the gloriously goofy, action-packed trailer. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are huge fun in their roles, and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk plays a major part. October 27

14

Call Me by Your Name

The new film from ‘A Bigger Splash’ director Luca Guadagnino is a beguiling coming-of-age gay love story set in 1980s Italy. October 27

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15
Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

A dazzly cast of A-listers cram aboard a sleeper train for this adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece. Johnny Depp is the businessman murdered in his bed. Judi Dench and Olivia Colman co-star. November 3

16
Paddington 2

Paddington 2

It’s time to make more marmalade sandwiches, because the bear is back. The sequel follows Paddington as he gets up to high jinks with a safecracker (Brendan Gleeson) and a narcissistic actor (Hugh Grant). November 10

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17
Justice League

Justice League

If you’ve been getting Wonder Woman withdrawal symptoms, no need to wait for the sequel. Gal Gadot is back to save the day in ‘Justice League’ – teaming up with Batman, Superman and supporting heroes. November 17

18
Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Based on real events, this tennis drama is the story of a famous 1973 grudge match: between chauvinist former champ Bobby Riggs (who boasted he could beat any woman on the court) and the world’s leading female player, Billie Jean King. Steve Carell and Emma Stone are wonderfully cast in the leads. This one is going to be a real pleasure. November 24

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19

Suburbicon

George Clooney steps back behind the camera for this adaptation of an old Coen brothers script. It’ll surprise no one that the result is a goofy crime caper. Set in 1950s smalltown America, Matt Damon is a regular guy with blood on his hands, with Julianne Moore co-staring. This is likely to test the wacky-ometer to its absolute limit. November 24

20
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Who are Rey’s parents? What does the title mean? All will be revealed in December when ‘Looper’ director Rian Johnson’s ‘Episode VIII’ picks up at the very moment ‘The Force Awakens’ ended. December 14

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21

Jumanji

The first trailer of ‘Jumanji’ left us with the burning question: where are Karen Gillan’s clothes? The film is a revamp of the much loved Robin Williams movie, which revolved about a board game called Jumanji. This time around, it’s an old video game that four teenagers on detention discover in their high school’s basement that sucks them into the action. December 26

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