Best-Reviewed Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies 2017

Some of the best stories about humanity take place on other worlds — or on alternate versions of our own — and in 2017, Star Wars: The Last Jedi demonstrated that those tales don’t have to be universally loved by audiences to find favor with critics.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2017. Scores might change over time.

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 114345%
Critics Consensus: Star Wars: The Last Jedi honors the saga's rich legacy while adding some surprising twists -- and delivering all the emotion-rich action fans could hope for.
Synopsis: Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of... [More]
Directed By: Rian Johnson

#2
Adjusted Score: 110930%
Critics Consensus: War for the Planet of the Apes combines breathtaking special effects and a powerful, poignant narrative to conclude this rebooted trilogy on a powerful -- and truly blockbuster -- note.
Synopsis: A ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson) leads his troops in a deadly battle against Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his army of... [More]
Directed By: Matt Reeves

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 109189%
Critics Consensus: Visually stunning and narratively satisfying, Blade Runner 2049 deepens and expands its predecessor's story while standing as an impressive filmmaking achievement in its own right.
Synopsis: After discovering a long-buried secret that jeopardizes what's left of society, a new blade runner (Ryan Gosling) embarks on a... [More]
Directed By: Denis Villeneuve

#4

Okja (2017)
86%

#4
Adjusted Score: 97567%
Critics Consensus: Okja sees Bong Joon-ho continuing to create defiantly eclectic entertainment -- and still hitting more than enough of his narrative targets in the midst of a tricky tonal juggling act.
Synopsis: A young girl, Mija, must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a... [More]
Directed By: Bong Joon-ho

#5

Marjorie Prime (2017)
90%

#5
Adjusted Score: 93785%
Critics Consensus: Intimate in setting yet ambitious in scope, the beautifully acted Marjorie Prime poses thought-provoking questions about memory, humanity, and love.
Synopsis: With the help of a service that provides holographic projections of lost loved ones, an aging woman reconnects with those... [More]
Directed By: Michael Almereyda

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