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2017 in film is an overview of events, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies, festivals, a list of films released, and notable deaths in 2017.

Evaluation of the year

Richard Brody of The New Yorker observed that for 2017, "the most important event in the world of movies was the revelation, in The New York Times and The New Yorker, of sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein, and the resulting liberation of the long-stifled voices of the people who had been abused by him or other powerful figures in the movie business, and, for that matter, in other arts and industries, too." He emphasizes that in effect, "[w]hat's missing from the year-end list, and from the era in movies, isn't only the unmade work by these filmmakers but the artistry and the careers of cast and crew members who would have been in their unrealized films."[1]

Highest-grossing films

See also: Lists of box office number-one films § 2017

The top films released in 2017 by worldwide gross are as follows:[2]

Highest-grossing films of 2017
Rank Title Distributor Worldwide gross
1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Disney $1,332,539,889
2 Beauty and the Beast $1,263,521,126
3 The Fate of the Furious Universal $1,236,005,118
4 Despicable Me 3 $1,034,799,409
5 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony Pictures $962,077,546
6 Spider-Man: Homecoming $880,166,924
7 Wolf Warrior 2 United Entertainment $870,325,439
8 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Disney $863,756,051
9 Thor: Ragnarok $853,983,911
10 Wonder Woman Warner Bros. $822,303,505

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Beauty and the Beast, The Fate of the Furious, and Despicable Me 3 have each grossed over $1 billion, making them among the highest-grossing films of all time,[3] with the latter being the fourth-highest-grossing animated film.[4]

Wolf Warrior 2, a Chinese film, became the first non-Hollywood film to be listed on the all-time worldwide top 100 box office.[5]

Split, by M. Night Shyamalan, was the year's most profitable film in terms of return on investment (ROI), having generated over 2,000% ROI. It is the 11th film to cross 2,000% ROI, and the first film to do so since 2015.[6]

2017 box office records

Studio records

Film records

Events

Award ceremonies

Date Event Host Location Ref
January 8 74th Golden Globe Awards Hollywood Foreign Press Association Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
January 14 62nd Filmfare Awards The Times Group Mumbai, India
January 22 36th London Film Critics Circle Awards The Critics' Circle London, U.K.
January 23 52nd Guldbagge Awards Swedish Film Institute Djurgården, Sweden [39]
January 28 Producers Guild of America Awards 2016 Producers Guild of America Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
January 29 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Los Angeles, California, U.S.
January 30 22nd Lumières Awards Académie des Lumières Paris, France
February 4 44th Annie Awards ASIFA-Hollywood Los Angeles, California, U.S.
31st Goya Awards Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain Madrid, Spain
7th Magritte Awards Académie André Delvaux Brussels, Belgium
69th Directors Guild of America Awards Directors Guild of America Los Angeles, California, U.S.
February 8 African-American Film Critics Association Awards 2016 African-American Film Critics Association Hollywood, California, U.S.
February 10 25th Movieguide Awards Gala Movieguide Hollywood, California, U.S.
February 12 70th British Academy Film Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts London, England, UK
February 19 Writers Guild of America Awards 2016 Writers Guild of America Manhattan, New York, U.S. and Los Angeles, California, U.S.
February 24 42nd César Awards Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques Paris, France
February 25 32nd Independent Spirit Awards Independent Spirit Awards Santa Monica, California, U.S.
37th Golden Raspberry Awards Golden Raspberry Awards Hollywood, California, U.S.
February 26 89th Academy Awards Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hollywood, California, U.S.
March 8 Dorian Awards Winners Toast Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Los Angeles, California, U.S.
March 11 30th Kids' Choice Awards Galen Center Los Angeles, California, U.S.
May 7 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards MTV Los Angeles, California, U.S.
June 28 43rd Saturn Awards Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Burbank, California, U.S.

Awards

Category/Organization 75th Golden Globe Awards
January 7, 2018
23rd Critics' Choice Awards
January 11, 2018
Producers, Directors, Screen Actors, and Writers Guild Awards 71st BAFTA Awards
February 18, 2018
90th Academy Awards
March 4, 2018
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Lady Bird The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri The Shape of Water
Best Director Guillermo del Toro
The Shape of Water
Best Actor Gary Oldman
Darkest Hour
James Franco
The Disaster Artist
Gary Oldman
Darkest Hour
Best Actress Frances McDormand
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Saoirse Ronan
Lady Bird
Frances McDormand
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Supporting Actor Sam Rockwell
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney
I, Tonya
Best Screenplay, Adapted Martin McDonagh
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
James Ivory
Call Me by Your Name
Best Screenplay, Original Jordan Peele
Get Out
Martin McDonagh
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Jordan Peele
Get Out
Best Animated Film Coco
Best Original Score Alexandre Desplat
The Shape of Water
Alexandre Desplat
The Shape of Water
Best Original Song "This Is Me"
The Greatest Showman
"Remember Me"
Coco
"Remember Me"
Coco
Best Foreign Language Film In the Fade The Handmaiden A Fantastic Woman
Best Documentary[a] Jane I Am Not Your Negro Icarus

Notes

Festivals

List of some of the film festivals for 2017 that have been accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).

2017 films

The list of films released in 2017, arranged by country, are as follows:

Deaths

Month Date Name Age Nationality Profession Films
January 6 Les Lazarowitz 75 American Sound Mixer
6 Om Puri 66 Indian Actor
6 Francine York 80 American Actress
9 Teresa Ann Savoy 61 English Actress
10 Manlio Rocchetti 73 Italian Make-Up Artist
12 William Peter Blatty 89 American Screenwriter, Director
13 Dick Gautier 85 American Actor
19 Miguel Ferrer 61 American Actor
23 Gorden Kaye 75 English Actor
25 Kevin Geer 64 American Actor
25 John Hurt 77 English Actor
25 Mary Tyler Moore 80 American Actress
26 Mike Connors 91 American Actor
26 Barbara Hale 94 American Actress
27 Robert Ellis Miller 89 American Director
27 Emmanuelle Riva 89 French Actress
27 Gisella Sofio 85 Italian Actress
27 Frank Tidy 84 English Cinematographer
28 Richard Portman 82 American Sound Mixer
31 Frank Pellegrino 72 American Actor
February 5 Björn Granath 70 Swedish Actor
6 Irwin Corey 102 American Actor
6 Alec McCowen 91 English Actor
6 Roy Forge Smith 87 English Production Designer
7 Richard Hatch 71 American Actor
7 Gianfranco Plenizio 76 Italian Composer
13 Gerald Hirschfeld 95 American Cinematographer
13 Seijun Suzuki 93 Japanese Director, Screenwriter
18 Pasquale Squitieri 78 Italian Director, Screenwriter
21 Brunella Bovo 84 Italian Actress
22 Nikos Koundouros 90 Greek Director, Screenwriter
25 Neil Fingleton 36 English Actor, Stuntman
25 Bill Paxton 61 American Actor
28 Euel Box 88 American Composer
March 3 Míriam Colón 80 Puerto Rican Actress
6 Robert Osborne 84 American Film Historian, Actor
9 Bobby Byrne 85 American Cinematographer, Camera Operator
10 John Forgeham 75 English Actor
10 Tony Haygarth 72 English Actor
14 Jack H. Harris 98 American Producer
17 Robert Day 94 English Director
17 Lawrence Montaigne 86 American Actor
18 Tony Russel 91 American Actor
21 Chuck Barris 87 American Actor, Producer, Director
22 Tomas Milian 84 Cuban-Italian Actor
23 Lola Albright 92 American Actress, Singer
24 Jean Rouverol 100 American Screenwriter, Actress
25 Giorgio Capitani 89 Italian Director, Screenwriter
28 Christine Kaufmann 72 German-Austrian Actress
April 5 Memè Perlini 69 Italian Actor, Director
6 Armand Gatti 93 French Filmmaker
6 Don Rickles 90 American Actor
7 Tim Pigott-Smith 70 English Actor
9 Peter Hansen 95 American Actor
11 Michael Ballhaus 81 German Cinematographer
12 Charlie Murphy 57 American Actor, Screenwriter
15 Clifton James 96 American Actor
18 Yvonne Monlaur 77 French Actress
21 Enrico Medioli 92 Italian Screenwriter
22 Erin Moran 56 American Actress
22 Gustavo Rojo 93 Uruguayan Actor
23 Kathleen Crowley 87 American Actress
24 Don Gordon 90 American Actor
26 Jonathan Demme 73 American Director, Producer
May 1 Pierre Gaspard-Huit 99 French Director, Screenwriter
2 Moray Watson 88 English Actor
3 Daliah Lavi 74 Israeli Actress, Singer
4 Victor Lanoux 80 French Actor
8 Curt Lowens 91 German Actor
8 Mary Tsoni 29 Greek Actress
9 Michael Parks 77 American Actor
10 Geoffrey Bayldon 93 English Actor
13 John Cygan 63 American Voice Actor
13 Manuel Pradal 53 French Director, Screenwriter
14 Powers Boothe 68 American Actor
14 Brad Grey 59 American Studio Executive, Producer
16 Arvo Kukumägi 58 Estonian Actor
22 Dina Merrill 93 American Actress
23 Roger Moore 89 English Actor
24 Jared Martin 75 American Actor
26 Toni Bertorelli 69 Italian Actor
30 Molly Peters 75 English Actress
31 Tino Insana 69 American Actor
31 Fred J. Koenekamp 94 American Cinematographer
June 2 Peter Sallis 96 English Actor, Voice Actor
4 Bill Butler 83 English Film Editor
4 Roger Smith 84 American Actor
8 Glenne Headly 62 American Actress
9 Adam West 88 American Actor, Voice Actor
13 Anita Pallenberg 75 Italian-German Actress
15 Aleksey Batalov 88 Russian Actor, Director
16 John G. Avildsen 81 American Director
16 Stephen Furst 62 American Actor
21 Howard Witt 85 American Actor
22 Keith Loneker 46 American Actor
24 Loren Janes 85 American Stuntman
25 Skip Homeier 86 American Actor
27 Michael Nyqvist 56 Swedish Actor
July 3 Paolo Villaggio 84 Italian Actor, Screenwriter
4 David Yewdall 66 American Sound Editor
6 Thomas E. Sanders 63 American Production Designer, Art Director
8 Nelsan Ellis 39 American Actor
8 Elsa Martinelli 82 Italian Actress
10 Isabelle Sadoyan 89 French-Armenian Actress
13 John Bernecker 33 American Stunt Performer
15 William Hoyland 73 English Actor
15 Martin Landau 89 American Actor
16 Trevor Baxter 84 English Actor
16 George A. Romero 77 American-Canadian Director, Screenwriter, Film Editor
17 Harvey Atkin 74 Canadian Actor
17 Evan Helmuth 40 American Actor
18 Red West 81 American Actor, Stuntman
20 Chester Bennington 41 American Singer, Actor
20 Claude Rich 88 French Actor
21 John Heard 72 American Actor
26 Patti Deutsch 73 American Voice Actress
26 June Foray 99 American Voice Actress
27 Sam Shepard 73 American Actor, Screenwriter
31 Jeanne Moreau 89 French Actress
August 1 Eric Zumbrunnen 52 American Film Editor
3 Ty Hardin 87 American Actor
3 Robert Hardy 91 English Actor
4 Bruno Canfora 92 Italian Composer
7 Haruo Nakajima 88 Japanese Actor
8 Glen Campbell 81 American Singer, Actor
10 Patrick O'Connell 83 Irish Actor
13 Joseph Bologna 82 American Actor, Screenwriter
17 Sonny Landham 76 American Actor
18 Bruce Forsyth 89 English Actor
20 Jerry Lewis 91 American Actor, Director, Screenwriter
20 Nati Mistral 88 Spanish Actress
21 Thomas Meehan 88 American Screenwriter
23 Viola Harris 91 American Actress
24 Jay Thomas 69 American Actor
26 Tobe Hooper 74 American Director, Screenwriter
28 Mireille Darc 79 French Actress
30 Alan MacDonald 61 English Production Designer
31 Richard Anderson 91 American Actor
September 1 Shelley Berman 92 American Comedian, Actor
4 Gastone Moschin 88 Italian Actor
5 Yoshio Tsuchiya 90 Japanese Actor
8 Blake Heron 35 American Actor
10 Hans Alfredson 86 Swedish Actor, Director
10 Luigi Maria Burruano 68 Italian Actor
11 Peter Hall 86 English Director
13 Frank Vincent 80 American Actor
15 Harry Dean Stanton 91 American Actor
15 Albert Moses 79 Sri Lankan Actor
18 Chuck Low 89 American Actor
19 Bernie Casey 78 American Actor
25 Tony Booth 85 English Actor
25 Jan Tříska 80 Czech Actor
26 Barry Dennen 79 American Actor
28 Benjamin Whitrow 80 English Actor
October 5 Anne Wiazemsky 70 French Actress
5 Trevor Martin 87 English Actor
6 Terry Downes 81 English Actor
8 Gianni Bonagura 91 Italian Actor
9 Jean Rochefort 87 French Actor
11 Don Pedro Colley 79 American Actor
16 Roy Dotrice 94 English Actor
16 John Dunsworth 71 Canadian Actor
17 Danielle Darrieux 100 French Actress, Singer
17 Harry Stradling Jr. 92 American Cinematographer
18 Brent Briscoe 56 American Actor
19 Umberto Lenzi 86 Italian Director, Screenwriter
20 Ugo Fangareggi 79 Italian Actor
20 Federico Luppi 81 Argentine-Spanish Actor
21 Robert Getchell 80 American Screenwriter
23 Walter Lassally 90 German-English Cinematographer
24 Robert Guillaume 89 American Actor
25 Jack Bannon 77 American Actor
25 Peter MacGregor-Scott 69 American Producer
25 John Mollo 86 English Costume Designer
29 Aarne Üksküla 80 Estonian Actor
30 Kim Joo-hyuk 45 South Korean Actor
November 1 Brad Bufanda 34 American Actor
6 Karin Dor 79 German Actress
6 Scott Fredericks 74 Irish Actor
7 Paul Buckmaster 71 English Composer, Arranger
7 Brad Harris 84 American Actor, Stuntman
9 John Hillerman 84 American Actor
10 Ray Lovelock 67 Italian Actor
15 Luis Bacalov 84 Argentine-Italian Composer
15 Keith Barron 83 English Actor
16 Ann Wedgeworth 83 American Actress
19 Peter Baldwin 86 American Actor, Director
19 Della Reese 86 American Actress
20 Peter Berling 83 German Actor
21 Rodney Bewes 79 English Actor
21 David Cassidy 67 American Actor, Singer
23 Anthony Harvey 87 English Director, Film Editor
25 Rance Howard 89 American Actor
25 Julio Oscar Mechoso 62 American Actor
29 Heather North 71 American Actress
30 Jim Nabors 87 American Actor
30 Alfie Curtis 87 English Actor
December 2 Ulli Lommel 72 German Director, Actor, Producer
6 Conrad Brooks 86 American Actor
6 Johnny Hallyday 74 Belgian-French Actor, Singer
7 Steve Reevis 55 American Actor
9 Leonid Bronevoy 88 Russian Actor
11 Keith Chegwin 60 English Actor
11 Suzanna Leigh 72 English Actress
13 Bruce Gray 81 Canadian Actor
13 Martin Ransohoff 90 American Producer
19 Thérèse DePrez 52 American Production Designer
19 Hiep Thi Le 46 Vietnamese-American Actress
19 Jeremy Wilkin 87 English-Canadian Actor
21 Dominic Frontiere 86 American Composer
22 Gerald B. Greenberg 81 American Film Editor
24 Heather Menzies 68 Canadian Actress
27 Thomas Hunter 85 American Actor, Screenwriter
28 Rose Marie 94 American Actress
29 Peggy Cummins 92 English Actress

Notes

  1. ^ From 2016 onward, the category was shifted from the Critics' Choice Awards to the ancillary Critics' Choice Documentary Awards.

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