Streaming Films 2017

(Above: Gal Godot in ‘Wonder Woman’)

What to stream from 2017?  Let IMDb, the popular online resource about films and TV, be your guide.

The database has released its lists for Top 10 Movies and Top 10 TV Shows of 2017.

The site determined its lists based on its MOVIEmeter and TV rankings, updated weekly throughout the year. IMDb derives its data from actual page views of the more than 250 million monthly unique visitors it receives from around the world.

Today, in Part One, we look at IMDb’s top movies for 2017 – and where you can stream (most of) them. (All summaries, in quotes, are sourced form IMDb).

IMDb’s Top 10 Movies of 2017

1. It – Based on the Stephen King horror novel, It follows “a group of bullied kids (who) band together when a shapeshifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.” You can buy the film starting at $14.99 from Google Play or other providers.

2. Wonder Woman – “When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.” Starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. You can rent Wonder Woman for as little as $2.99 from Amazon or elsewhere.

3. Beauty and the Beast – “An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.” With Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. You can stream the film with a Netflix subscription, or rent starting at $2.99 on Fandango Now and other sites.

4. Logan – In this X-Men swansong for Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart, “a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.” You can stream with an HBO Now subscription, or purchase starting at $9.99 from Amazon and other providers.

5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – In this space adventure sequel starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, “the Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.” You can stream with a Netflix subscription, or rent for as little as $1.99 on Fandango Now and elsewhere.

6. Justice League – Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Ben Affleck’s Batman again join forces with other super heroes to “face an even greater enemy.” Justice League is still in theaters. Stay tuned.

7. Split – James McAvoy, a man with 23 distinct personalities, kidnaps three girls, in this film from director M. Night Shyamalan. “They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.” Split is available with an HBO Now subscription, or it can be purchased for $9.99 from Vudu and other providers.

8. Alien: Covenant – Michael Fassbender returns in, and Ridley Scott again directs, this latest installment in the Alien franchise. “The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discovers an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.” You can rent as little as $4.99 on Google Play or other sites.

9. Thor: Ragnarok – Chris Hemsworth is back as Thor, joined by Tom Hiddleston as brother Loki. “Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.“ This one is still in theaters. Check back with The Savvy Screener.

10. Blade Runner 2049 – In this sequel to the 1982 classic, “a young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years.” Starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. Blade Runner 2049 is now in theaters.

Tomorrow, The Savvy Screener will review IMDb’s Top 10 TV Shows for 2017.

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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