2017 Drama Movies

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Based on Norse mythology, Thor first appeared in Marvel Comics’ Journey to Mystery #83 in August 1962 and was co-created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Steve Ditko. He has starred in several comics series of his own and is a founding member of The Avengers. Eric Allan Kramer played the God of Thunder in live-action for the TV movie The Incredible Hulk Returns. Chris Hemsworth was cast in the role for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and debuted in 2011’s Thor. He has since made several appearances in the franchise, including The Avengers and his solo sequel Thor: The Dark World. Thor’s standalone movie series has arguably spawned the MCU’s most memorable villain – Loki, God of Mischief and Thor’s adopted brother.

Thor will return in Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel.

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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). 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 of their species and the future of the planet.

This is the third installment of the rebooted Planet of the Apes film series that started in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The franchise originally began in 1968 with Planet of the Apes, which was renowned for its twist ending. That movie spawned four additional sequels, ending with Battle for the Planet of the Apes. In 2001, director Tim Burton released a remake of the first movie with the hopes of launching a new series, but the film’s troubled production and poor reception led to Fox temporarily placing the franchise on hold. Ten years later, the studio brought Apes back with motion-capture guru Andy Serkis as the lead chimp Caesar, and War‘s two predecessors have gone on to earn much critical acclaim for their storytelling and visual effects.

War for the Planet of the Apes serves as the end of Caesar’s story, but the producers intend to keep the series going for at least another film.

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Dunkirk (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Drama, History

Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not.

Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama, Romance

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.

mother! (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

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

T2: Trainspotting (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Hidden Figures (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Drama

Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Rings (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Drama, Horror

A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in 7 days.

American Made (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Drama

In Universal Pictures’ American Made, Tom Cruise reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), in this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Flatliners (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

In Flatliners, five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Drama, Thriller

Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action. Colin Farrell costars as the monied, cutthroat lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.

This is the second film from director Dan Gilroy, who helmed the critically-acclaimed drama Nightcrawler – the film that earned Jake Gyllenhaal much praise in 2014. Roman J. Israel, Esq. is based on Gilroy’s original screenplay (initially titled Inner City) and is hoping to garner similar results to Nightcrawler. The film premiered on the festival circuit before its theatrical premiere, and feedback from those screenings was taking into consideration during substantial re-edits. Gilroy wanted to show the early cut before locking final picture so he knew what to change.

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The Circle (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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

Detroit (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama, History, Thriller

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizen uprisings in the United States’ history.

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Biopic, Drama

A biopic about Wonder Woman creator Dr. William Marston and his life, including his polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist/inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student.

Suburbicon (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

A dark comedy/drama set in the quiet family town of Suburbicon, where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people.

The Lost City of Z (2017)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically-scaled tale of courage and obsession, told in Gray’s classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and those individuals driven to achieve greatness at any cost.

All Eyez on Me (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Biography, Drama, Music

A chronicle of the life of rapper Tupac Shakur.

Okja (2017)

  • Rating: Not Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

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

CHIPS (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama

Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons.  Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together.  Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP.  The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done.  But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.

Wind River (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death.

All the Money in the World (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama

The true story-based drama chronicles the 1973 kidnapping in Rome of Paul Getty’s 16-year-old grandson and its resulting turmoil, during which Getty bristled at the prospect of paying a ransom, while the boy’s mother desperately tried to retrieve him and even allied with an ex-CIA agent to do so.

A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

  • Rating: PG
  • -Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

Only the Brave (2017)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Drama, Thriller

Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.

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