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.

All scores below reflect the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2017.

#1
#1

Adjusted Score: 106.601%
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: In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the… [More]
Directed By: Rian Johnson

#2
Adjusted Score: 105.882%
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: In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his… [More]
Directed By: Matt Reeves

#3

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
87%

#3

Adjusted Score: 102.124%
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: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a… [More]
Directed By: Denis Villeneuve

#4

Okja (2017)
86%

#4

Adjusted Score: 94.016%
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: For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja–a massive animal and… [More]
Directed By: Bong Joon Ho

#5

Marjorie Prime (2017)
90%

#5

Adjusted Score: 92.673%
Critics Consensus: Intimate in setting yet ambitious in scope, the beautifully acted Marjorie Prime poses thought-provoking questions about memory, humanity, and love.
Synopsis: Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie spends her final, ailing days with a computerized version of her deceased husband. With the intent to recount… [More]
Directed By: Michael Almereyda

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