The year is still young, but so far, 2017 has churned out some notable films that have proven to be worthy of viewers' time. Here's a look at them all, ranked from worst to first.
The year is still young, but so far, 2017 has churned out some notable films that have proven to be worthy of viewers' time. We've seen one of the biggest box office hits ever in "The Fate of the Furious" (released in April), along with other acclaimed sequels like "Logan" and "John Wick: Chapter 2." Some non-blockbuster entries have also shined, like Raoul Peck's documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" and Jordan Peele's surprise comedy-horror hit "Get Out."
Not every new release has landed with audiences and critics, though. To sift through the good and the bad, PrettyFamous -- an entertainment data site by Graphiq -- ranked each movie released in the United States as of April 14, 2017. The data team ordered all 70 major releases of the year based on their Smart Rating -- a customized score out of 100 that takes into account a movie's IMDb rating, Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer and Audience Score, Gracenote rating, Metacritic Metascore and the inflation-adjusted U.S. box office gross.
The resulting list gives a good insight into what kind of films studios are green-lighting these days. Plenty of comedic misfires can be found at the bottom of the list -- such as "CHIPS" and "Fist Fight" -- along with subpar horror movies like "Rings" and "The Bye Bye Man." Even some films that thrived at the box office end up with low Smart Ratings due to poor reviews, including "Fifty Shades Darker" and "xXx: Return of Xander Cage."
At the other end of the spectrum, though, are movies that could be earmarked for various accolades come awards season. Though the true Oscar contenders typically don't come out until the fall, fans and critics praised early-year hits like the long-awaited "Trainspotting" sequel "T2 Trainspotting" and M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller "Split." Find out which movies should end up on your must-see list and which you're safe to skip altogether.
Note: Movie synopses are sourced from Gracenote, with minor edits.