2017 new movie releases that you don't want to miss

2017 is shaping up to be a great year for movies, with a ton of great films already on the schedule. In fact, so many different movies are coming out in such a short period of time, you might need some help keeping all the release dates straight. To that end, we've prepared a guide to give you a hand sorting out which movies you'll want to plan on seeing in theaters each month. Some of these dates and titles may be subject to change (particularly for TBD titles), but keep checking back—we'll be sure to update you with the newest information.

January 2017 Movie Releases

January starts 2017 out with a bang. Fans of the xXx, Underworld, and Resident Evil franchises can look forward to new installments this month, and for our friends in the U.K., there's even the long-awaited Trainspotting sequel.

Underworld: Blood Wars January 6

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage January 20

Split January 20

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter January 27

T2: Trainspotting 2 January 27

February 2017 Movie Releases

The action heats up in February, with the his-and-hers sequel combo of Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter Two both arriving on the 10th. You'll definitely want to clear your schedule for The Lego Batman Movie—and comedy fans should also schedule a trip to the theater for Fist Fight, starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day.

T2: Trainspotting 2 February 3 (US)

Rings February 3

Fifty Shades Darker February 10

John Wick: Chapter Two February 10

The Lego Batman Movie February 10

Fist Fight February 17

March 2017 Movie Releases

In March, you can look forward to a busy month of awesome films, including a new entry in the Wolverine series as well as Kong: Skull Island, a live-action Beauty and the Beast, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Power Rangers, and Ghost in the Shell.

Logan March 3

Before I Fall March 3

Kong: Skull Island March 10

Beauty and the Beast March 17

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword March 24

Power Rangers March 24

CHiPs March 24

Ghost in the Shell March 31

April 2017 Movie Releases

The kids in your family will enjoy a new Smurfs movie in April, while kids at heart will hit the theaters to see the newest entry in the Fast and Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious.

Smurfs: The Lost Village April 7

Gifted April 12

The Fate of the Furious April 14

Unforgettable April 21

May 2017 Movie Releases

Start out your May with a trip to see the new Guardians of the Galaxy sequel and set aside time for Alien: Covenant, then take the whole family out to watch Barbie, The Nut Job 2, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Perhaps not quite as family-friendly: Dwayne Johnson's big-screen adaptation of the long-running beach jiggle series Baywatch.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 May 5

Barbie May 12

Alien: Covenant May 19

The Nut Job 2 May 19

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales May 26

Baywatch May 26

June 2017 Movie Releases

The summer blockbuster schedule opens up in earnest come June, with the long-awaited Wonder Woman dropping two days into the month. Follow that action up with World War Z 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight, and you'll easily fill your monthly quota of explosions, battles, and chase scenes. Take the kids to see Cars 3 and Despicable Me 3 screenings in between as a palate cleanser, and you should be all set.

Wonder Woman June 2

Dark Universe: The Mummy June 9

World War Z 2 June 9

Cars 3 June 16

Transformers: The Last Knight June 23

Despicable Me 3 June 30

July 2017 Movie Releases

July continues the summer blockbuster rampage: there's a new Spider-Man film early in the month, followed by War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk, and a live-action Disney fairy tale.

Spider-Man: Homecoming July 7

War for the Planet of the Apes July 14

Dunkirk July 19

The Dark Tower July 28

Untitled Disney Live Action Fairy Tale July 28

August 2017 Movie Releases

As summer settles into its dog days, the blockbusters will start to dry up, but this August, we're super-excited for the Flatliners sequel/reboot, which will feature Kiefer Sutherland and Ellen Page.

Blazing Samurai August 25

Flatliners August 18

The Hitman's Bodyguard August 18

September 2017 Movie Releases

September marks the start of scary movie season, and this year won't disappoint with a highly-anticipated remake of Stephen King's psychopathic clown story IT, which hits the big screen on September 8. Leave the kids at home for that one, but make it up to them a couple weeks later when animated series Ninjago gets its own big-screen adventure.

IT September 8

Ninjago September 22

Granite Mountain September 22

October 2017 Movie Releases

October promises to be a month of horrifying and horrifically good movies, starting with a Blade Runner sequel and followed by Insidious: Chapter 4 and Saw: Legacy. If horror isn't your thing, you can always get a dose of sunshine and happiness with My Little Pony: The Movie.

Blade Runner 2049 October 6

Kingsman: The Golden Circle October 6

My Little Pony: The Movie October 6

Friday the 13th October 13

The Snowman October 13

Insidious: Chapter 4 October 20

The War With Grandpa October 20

Saw: Legacy October 27

God Particle October 27

November 2017 Movie Releases

It may be getting cold outside, but theaters will heat up in November when Thor: Ragnarok arrives on November 3. Follow that up with Justice League and Murder on the Orient Express, and you should have an action-packed Thanksgiving! (Less exciting, but no doubt better for the wee ones: the follow-up to 2015's critically lauded Paddington.)

Thor: Ragnarok November 3

Justice League November 17

Coco November 22

Let It Snow November 22

Murder on the Orient Express November 22

Paddington 2 November 24

Creed 2 November TBA

December 2017 Movie Releases

December's schedule is already getting packed, and you can rest assured it'll fill up further as we get closer to the holiday season. One thing we do know for sure: you better plan to take off from work on Friday, Dec. 15, so you can see the next installment in the new Star Wars trilogy.

Star Wars: Episode VIII December 15

The Six Billion Dollar Man December 22

Jumanji December 22

Pitch Perfect 3 December 22

The Greatest Showman on Earth December 25

TBD 2017 Movie Releases

The following films are supposedly set for a 2017 release, but we don't have a specific date for them yet. Check back for updated release information!

I Am Pilgrim, MiB:23, Hotel Mumbai, Jeepers Creepers 3, Road House, Splinter Cell, 47 Meters Down, Goodbye Christopher Robin, Felt, Wonderstruck, The Masterpiece, Kursk, War on Everyone, The Happytime Murders, Stronger, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Whitney, Submergence, The Thousand Miles, An Interview with God, Miles.