We Are Already Counting Down The Days Until These 2017 Movies Come Out

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2016 was a challenging year for many reasons. From the Brangelina breakup to the election and everything that came with it to all of the celebrities we've lost — this year was kind of a downer. That's why, as we look forward to the new year, it's nice to know that we already have a few things going for us — and that includes a slew of new movies to get excited about.

With long-awaited flicks like Captain America: Civil War, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and even Finding Dory boasting a 2016 release date, it can be hard to imagine that 2017 will stand up to its predecessor. Fortunately, there are just as many movies in 2017 to fuel your nostalgia, satisfy your superhero needs, and warm your heart.

2017 promises to be a year for movies everyone can enjoy. In addition to a few highly anticipated sequels, we're also getting original films that will no doubt be the talk of Hollywood upon release. Whether you're a Disney buff dying to see the latest live-action version of your favorite animated movie or a cinephile looking for the next buzzed-about indie, there's guaranteed to be a movie you'll love in 2017.

Want some recs? Here are all of the movies we can't wait to see in 2017.

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Snatched (May 12)

Amy Schumer fans, rejoice! Her first original film project since Trainwreck is set to premiere in May. After her boyfriend breaks up with her right before their Central American vacation, Emily convinces her cautious mother, Linda, to join her on the trip. There's trouble in paradise, though. The women are kidnapped (!) and their vacation goes off the rails. Luckily, since it's a Schumer film, it won't veer too far away from comedy territory.
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20th Century Women (January 13)

Mike Mills's celebration of women and the '70s promises to warm your heart. It's also packed with powerhouse actresses, including Elle Fanning, Annette Bening, and Greta Gerwig.
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Split (January 20)

M. Night Shyamalan's latest horror movie stars James McAvoy as a man with dissociative identity disorder who kidnaps three teenage girls. Terrifying? Totally, but it's when the 24th personality, "The Beast," begins to emerge that things get really, really bad. In addition to a classic Shyamalan twist (come on, you know it's coming), check out this film for newly minted horror queen Anya Taylor-Joy, who previously starred in the acclaimed The Witch.
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A Dog's Purpose (January 27)

In this sure-to-leave-you-sobbing movie, a dog is reincarnated several times over, each time with a new "life purpose." When he is reunited with his original owner — now a grown man — he helps him find his way back to his lost love. It's further proof that dogs really are too good to us.
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Rings (February 3)

That evil videotape is back, except this time, it's available via streaming video. Perhaps the only time Netflix is a negative thing.
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The LEGO Batman Movie (February 10)

Need a break from these dark DC Comics movies? The follow-up to the much-loved LEGO Movie puts a quirky spin on this toy story. Also, Barbara Gordon is the new police commissioner, which might just be an apology for the weirdness that was her role in the big-screen adaptation of The Killing Joke.
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Get Out (February 24)

Get Out may have been written and directed by funny man Jordan Peele, but don't expect too many laughs. The trippy horror film acts as a commentary on race relations and promises to have you sleeping with the lights on — if at all.
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God Particle (February 24)

If you liked this year's 10 Cloverfield Lane (pictured), then get excited, because there's another film in the anthology series heading to theaters in 2017. The J.J. Abrams-produced movie is reportedly about a group of astronauts who become stranded after a grave error causes the Earth to disappear.
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Logan (March 3)

This is the third standalone Wolverine film, but the trailer shows the film with an extra dimension. Here, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine must help a young girl with extraordinary powers survive in a world that has proven unkind to mutants.
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T2: Trainspotting 2 (March 3)

Danny Boyle's cult classic is getting a sequel, 20 years after the original Edinburgh-set film hit theaters. While some of the characters have cleaned up their act, others are still just as stuck in their drug-fueled ways as ever.
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Table 19 (March 3)

If you can't stand wedding season, this movie might give you the strength to push through awkward small talk and bad salmon dishes. Anna Kendrick plays a woman stuck at her ex's sister's wedding, but finds romance and friendship amongst the self-described rejects at Table 19.
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Kong: Skull Island (March 10)

Here's one movie you might actually want to go see in 3D. The latest King Kong flick stars Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, and Samuel L. Jackson as inadvertent explorers of King Kong's home base. Unfortunately, Kong isn't the only monster on the island — and he might even be the friendliest one.
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Before I Fall (March 3)

Zoey Deutch stars in this YA Groundhog's Day. Based on the book of the same name by Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall follows a popular girl who must relive the day of her death over and over again, until she "gets it right." That includes stopping her mean-girl friends from bullying the town's outsider, and maybe becoming a better person in the process.
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Beauty And The Beast (March 17)

Your favorite Disney flick is getting a live-action makeover starring Emma Watson. Be prepared to have the soundtrack stuck in your head all over again.
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Free Fire (March 17)

Brie Larson stars in this Martin Scorsese-produced comedy about criminals who end up in a shoot-out after a gun sale gone wrong.
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Gifted (April 12)

Chris Evans puts down the Captain America shield for a moment in order to star in this drama about a man fighting for custody of his brilliant young niece. Obvious Child's Jenny Slate also appears as the young girl's teacher, opposite her offscreen boyfriend.
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The Circle (April 28)

Not long after making her debut as Belle, Emma Watson will appear in The Circle, a drama set in the near future in which a Google-like company begins following its users' every move. People who live "off the grid" are shunned, as users choose to give up their own privacy for the sake of global advancement. Watson plays a character who gets a coveted job at The Circle, and must decide whether or not to expose its secrets. The upcoming film is based on the Dave Eggers novel of the same name and also stars Tom Hanks and John Boyega.
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Annabelle 2 (May 19)

If the Conjuring 2 didn't freak you out enough in 2016, check out the spinoff's sequel, set to explore the origins of the creepy doll.
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Baywatch (May 19)

This version of the lifeguard drama promises to be more than just pretty people running around on the beach. (Though there will be plenty of that as well, as evidenced by the set photos.) Zac Efron, who stars in the movie alongside Dwayne Johnson, described the new film as a boundary-pushing, R-rated action comedy. More laughs, less cheese? There'll be plenty of eye candy to feast on instead.
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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
(May 26)

Yep, another Pirates movie. Will Turner's son (The Giver's Brenton Thwaites) is as adorable as Javier Bardem's villain, Captain Salazar, is creepy.
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Wonder Woman (June 2)

Finally, a blockbuster superhero movie that stars a superheroine instead. Gal Gadot was the best part about the lackluster Batman v Superman, and watching the badass, noble Diana take a stand for justice during World War I makes us hopeful for this female-led film.
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