From live-action adaptations of your favorite YA novels to reboots of classic superhero flicks, 2017 is going to be chock-full of new movies you are going to be obsessed with for years to come! Here are all the films worth watching so far this year - and the ones that you're not going to want to miss when they finally hit theaters.
1. "The Space Between Us" (February 3rd)
What It's About: This romantic teen movie is basically Interstellar meets A Walk to Remember. Shortly after a space shuttle embarks on a mission to colonize Mars, one of the astronauts discovers she's pregnant. Shortly after landing, she gives birth to Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) - the first human born on Mars - but passes away due to complications. Gardner grows up on Mars without his parents, but yearns to know the father he never met on Earth. While searching for clues about his father, Gardner begins an online friendship with a girl named Tulsa (Britt Robertson). When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he learns that his organs can't withstand the planet's atmosphere. But determined to experience all the things he'd read about on Earth with Tulsa and find his father before he runs out of time, he sets out on the adventure of a lifetime.
2. "The LEGO Batman Movie" (February 10th)
What It's About: After LEGO Batman became the breakout star of the majorly successful Lego Movie in 2014, it makes total sense he got his own 2017 spinoff. The followup sees him battling to save Gotham City from the Joker's hostile takeover while learning to work and depend on others in the process.
3. "Before I Fall" (March 3rd)
What It's About: In this latest YA-book-turned-movie, Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch) is a girl with the seemingly perfect life. She has amazing friends, an über hot boyfriend, and a perfect future ahead of her. Then, one night, she gets into an accident and wakes up the next morning to find she's reliving the same day over again. And again. And again. As she untangles the mystery surrounding her last day, she realizes her life wasn't as perfect as it seemed and she only has one day to fix it.
4. "Power Rangers" (March 24th)
What It's About: This 2017 reboot puts a present-day spin on the '90s classic about a group of high-school kids who are infused with unique superpowers and use them to save the world. Apart from amping up the special affects the original Power Rangers series often lacked, the big screen reboot is taking major strides toward more diverse representation by introducing an LGBTQ and autistic ranger into the mix.
5. "The Fate of the Furious" (April 14th)
What It's About: Right when the Fast and Furious crew find some semblance of a normal life after the events of FF8, a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime once again. The betrayal of those closest to him forces everyone to face trials that will test them like never before as the elite force of drivers traverse the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos and bring home Dom in the process.
6. "Leap" (April 21st)
What It's About: An orphan girl named Félicie (Elle Fanning) dreams of becoming a ballerina despite her total lack of training. Determined to make her dreams a reality, Felicie flees her rural town in France for Paris with her young inventor friend Victor (Nat Wolff), where she pretends to be the ruthless, snobby and bratty dancer Camille Le Haut (Maddie Ziegler) in order to secure an audition at the Paris Opera Ballet. With the help of Victor and her mysterious new mentor, Odette, Félicie works to claim the role of Clara in The Nutcracker.
7. "Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2" (May 5th)
What It's About: Now that Star Lord Peter Quill and his gang of intergalactic misfits have defeated Ronan the Accuser, the gang has a new challenge: Unravelling the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Obviously, they'll run into a load of trouble on their new space adventure, like a ton of aliens and Gamora's sister Nebula. Also, there's a ton of adorable Baby Groot kicking butt. I repeat: ADORABLE BABY GROOT.
8. "Baywatch" (May 26th)
Sure, the idea of a bunch of lifeguards uncovering a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay and stopping it themselves instead of , y'know, calling the police seems a bit far-fetched, who cares? This movie stars Zac Efron and he's shirtless 75% of the time. Just enjoy the madness!
9. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" (May 26th)
In the fifth PotC movie, we'll see Captain Jack Sparrow got head-to-head with Captain Salazar and his gang of ghost sailers whose only mission is to kill all pirates - especially Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in finding the legendary Trident of Poseidon, and he enlists the help of Carina Smyth, a brilliant astronomer, and Henry, a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy (who just happens to be Will Turner's hot son). The movie also marks the return of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swan (Kiera Knightly) to the franchise, so there's that too!
10. "Cars 3" (June 6th)
Things are getting dark in the third installment of the Cars franchise. Steve McQueen's status as the world's best race car driver is threatened with the sudden arrival of a new generation of blazing-fast race cars. When Lightning McQueen is pushed out of the sport after a devastating racing accident, he becomes determined to prove he's still #1 in the racing game. He'll show the world that even though he may not be the fastest car anymore, that doesn't mean he doesn't have what it takes to win!
11. "The Book of Henry" (June 16th)
The Book of Henry is Dance Mom star Maddie Ziegler's big screen debut, and it's going to be an emotional roller coaster of a first role. The movie is about the Carpenter family - a single mom named Susan, her playful eight-year-old son Peter (Jacob Tremblay), and her genius eleven-year-old son Henry (Jaeden Lieberher) who takes care of them both. When Susan discovers a book written by Henry containing a plan to save his next door neighbor Christina (Maddie) from being harmed by her step-father (the chief of police), she attempts to execute the plan with the help of Peter.
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