We've rounded up some of the best new films coming out in 2017 with their trailers and release dates, including Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Wonder Woman and more.

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Last updated with the latest trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight.

Best new films 2017: Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell release date: 31 March 2017

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche

What we know: Scarlett Johansson stars as a cyborg cop in this remake of the iconic Japanese manga and anime that directly inspired The Matrix way back when. So far, the film has been best known for the whitewashing controversy that erupted over Johansson's casting, but the trailers so far have shown off some very slick visuals, great action, and hints at the big mind-bending plot.

Best new films 2017: Fast & Furious 8 - The Fate of the Furious

Fast & Furious 8 release date: 14 April 2017

Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham

What we know: OK, so they can't seem to decide whether it's called Fast & Furious 8 or the far more ridiculous The Fate of the Furious, but at least it looks pretty great. After years of speeches about the importance of family (between all the cars and explosions) Vin Diesel's Dom looks to be abandoning his to run off for a life of crime with Charlize Theron. Or is there more to it than that? Well, there almost certainly is, but you'll have to wait until April to find out.

Best new films 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 release date: 28 April 2017

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Brandon Cooper, Vin Diesel

What we know: Marvel's funniest film is getting its (frankly inevitable) sequel, and we don't know anyone who isn't excited about it. Expect underrated '70s hits, an excessively violent raccoon, and the new, improved Baby Groot, who is clearly about to steal everyone's hearts. Plus, Kurt Russell is turning up to play a character called 'Ego, the Living Planet', and you know you want to see what that involves.

Best new films 2017: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword release day: 12 May 2017

 After proving his big-budget mettle on the two Sherlock Holmes films, director Guy Ritchie (still best known for the likes of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) is delving a bit deeper into England's (fictional) history for the first in a planned series of King Arthur films. Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam is the man with the magic sword, while Jude Law is the preening king he'll have to overthrow. Unsurprisingly, Ritchie's version of Arthur looks a bit more rough-and-tumble than the legends usually go, but if this goes well, expect more round tables and wizards in the sequels.

Best new films 2017: Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant release date: 19 May 2017

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Noomi Rapace, Danny McBride

What we know: After the less-than-warm reaction granted to Alien prequel Prometheus, expect Ridley Scott's follow-up to skew a bit closer to his own 1979 original - one of the best sci fi movies of all time. That probably means more terrifying space murder and less philosophical musing - though going by the title, Scott probably isn't done with his religious allegory just yet. At least this time around we know for sure that a certain familiar creature is making a welcome return to the screen. Oh, and below the trailer we've include Last Supper, a five-minute prologue clip (not from the film itself) that introduces the crew of the Covenant and pays homage to an infamous bit of Alien lore.

Best new films 2017: Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Salazar's Revenge release date: 26 May 2017

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario

What we know: Did you want a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film? Do you know anyone who did? Well, tough luck, because that's what we're getting. Steadily declining review scores weren't enough to put Disney off this fifth outing (known as Dead Men Tell No Tales in the US), and they've even lured Orlando Bloom back after he skipped On Stranger Tides. Naturally, Johnny Depp is back too, this time up against Javier Bardem's ghostly Captain Salazar and Australian agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce.

Best new films 2017: Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman release date: 2 June 2017

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright

What we know: The best bit of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is back in her own solo outing, set a century before she found herself dealing with the squabble between a moody alien and a billionaire dressed as a bat. This time she's from her isolated island home and into the middle of World War One, where she'll have to prove a) that DC can compete with Marvel after a run of critical disappointments, and b) that a female superhero can stand up and show the men how it's done. No pressure then.

Best new films 2017: The Mummy

The Mummy release date: 9 June 2017

Starring: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe

What we know: Tom Cruise is pitted up against an angry Egyptian mummy in the first film in Universal's new attempt to kick off a shared monster universe (think: Dracula, the Wolfman etc.). We're still not entirely convinced we actually want or need a shared universe for the classic horror baddies, but The Mummy does at least look like it could be fun. 

Best new films 2017: Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight release date: 23 June 2017

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, John Goodman

What we know: Come on, you know the drill by now. They're robots, but they're also cars, and stuff is going to explode. Optimus Prime has a sword now, and for some reason Anthony Hopkins is in it, but otherwise this is probably business as usual. You already know if you care or not, and nothing we say is going to change your mind, so just go ahead and watch the trailer.

Best new films 2017: Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3 release date: 30 June 2017

Starring: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan

What we know: Steve Carell's lovable supervillain Gru is up against his greatest threat yet: the '80s personified, in the form of obnoxious former-child-star-turned-evil-mastermind Balthazar Bratt. More importantly, the return of Despicable Me means another summer dominated by the ubiquitous minions, which is either the best news you've had all year or the final confirmation that 2017 is as doomed as 2016 was. 

Best new films 2017: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming release date: 7 July 2017

Starring: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton

What we know: Apparently stealing the show in last year's Captain America: Civil War wasn't enough for Tom Holland's Spider-Man, who's coming back in his own solo outing this summer. Not that he's entirely solo, of course - we already know a certain armoured Avenger is making an appearance - but stopping Michael Keaton's Vulture is still going to fall squarely on the teenage webslinger's shoulders. Is this enough to overcome audiences' Spidey fatigue, or are the disappointing Amazing Spider-Man films still too fresh in our minds?

Best new films 2017: Cars 3

Cars 3 release date: 14 July 2017

Starring: Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer

What we know: Pixar's most lucrative franchise (seriously, Cars toys sell like crazy) is back for a third outing (fourth if you count spin-off Planes), no doubt sparking a fresh round of criticism that Pixar is selling out to sequelitis. Still, the animation powerhouse hasn't actually made a bad film yet, so we're finding it difficult to worry too much - not least because we've still got the Dia de los Muertos-inspired Coco to come later in the year.

Best new films 2017: War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes release date: 14 July 2017

Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer

What we know: The planet of the apes has risen and dawned, and now it's apparently time for war. Andy Serkis is back doing what he does best in motion capture, as the apes and humans devolve into all-out bloodshed. Of course, we all know roughly how things are going to end up, but it should be fun to see how it gets there.

Best new films 2017: Dunkirk

Dunkirk release date: 21 July 2017

Starring: Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh

What we know: After a few years of playing around with Batman, dreams, and spaceships, Christopher Nolan is back in more grounded territory with his next film: World War Two drama Dunkirk. It will focus on the Dunkirk evacuation, an operation in which almost 340,000 Allied soldiers were rescued from a French beach, thanks in part to a flotilla of hundreds of civilian ships recruited for the emergency operation. The trailers look suitably gruelling so far, and Nolan is usually reliable, but fair warning: this features the acting debut of One Direction's Harry Styles, so please do bear that in mind.

Best new films 2017: The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower release date: 28 July 2017

Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee

What we know: Idris Elba is the gunslinger Roland Deschain in this adaptation of the first of Stephen King's epic seven-part sci-fi/fantasy/western book series. The books are arguably King's most ambitious ever, delving into multiple dimensions and even breaking the fourth wall, and we have no idea how the films are going to cope as they go on - but we can't wait to find out.

Best new films 2017: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets release date: 4 August 2017

Starring: Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Ethan Hawke, Rihanna

 What we know: Director Luc Besson returns with what looks to be a spiritual sequel to his most controversial film: The Fifth Element. Based on a French comic, Valerian is a visually extraordinary sci-fi spectacle, teeming with alien races and trippy effects. If you're bored of grim and serious sci-fi fare, this should be a colourful alternative, though don't expect it to take itself too seriously.

Best new films: Baby Driver

Baby Driver release date: 16 August 2017

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Lily James

What we know: There's a brand-new Edgar Wright movie on the way this summer, but we're afraid that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are nowhere to be seen. Instead, this original film follows Ansel Elgort (of The Fault in Our Stars fame) as 'Baby', getaway driver extraordinaire, who somehow gets dragged in for one... last... heist. It looks a lot like Drive stripped of the neon and injected with a lot of humour, but that's no bad thing.

Best new films 2017: It

It release date: 8 September 2017

Starring: Bill Skarsgård

What we know: The second big Stephen King adaptation this year is one of his biggest (and scariest) books: It. Bill Skarsgård is stepping into the oversized shoes of Pennywise the clown, ready to inspire a whole new generation of coulrophobics, as he hunts a group of kids in a sleepy Maine town, only to return 30 years later to face them as adults.

Best new films 2017: Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 release date: 6 October 2017

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto

What we know: Filming a sequel to sci-fi classic Blade Runner 35 years after the fact can't be an easy task, but at least with Harrison Ford returning as Deckard and original director Ridley Scott back as a producer, Blade Runner 2049 can claim a certain amount of legitimacy. Arrival's Denis Villeneuve is calling the shots this time, with Ryan Gosling co-starring alongside Ford, and the first trailer builds on that considerable star power together with some pretty stunning visuals. We don't know if we need a sequel to Blade Runner, but we can't imagine one ever looking much better than this does.

Best new films 2017: Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok release date: 27 October 2017

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston

What we know: Marvel's God of Thunder is back in his third (and potentially final) solo film, and this time he's up against the Norse apocalypse. First though, he'll have to survive a gladiatorial arena that pits him against former teammate The Hulk. Thor: The Dark World was a bit of a disappointment, but new director Taika Waititi brings some very strong comedic chops with him, and the early pitch of a Thor/Hulk buddy movie is easily enough to get us excited. We're still waiting for a first trailer, but in the meantime you can watch this clip of his return in Team Thor: Pt. 2, which you can watch in full on the Doctor Strange Blu-ray.

Best new films 2017: Paddington 2

Paddington 2 release date: 10 November 2017

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

What we know: The first Paddington was an absolute delight from start to finish (we rated it one of the best family films ever), and we can only hope the sequel offers more of the same. This time around, everyone's favourite bear from deepest, darkest Peru is entering the working world to save up for a present for his Aunt Lucy, and no doubt everything will go charmingly wrong.

Best new films 2017: Justice League

Justice League release date: 17 November 2017

Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher

What we know: Newcomers Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg join together with Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman to tackle a new apocalyptic threat in DC's Avengers alternative. While the company's superhero epics have been box office hits, they haven't yet wowed critics - or fans - and Justice League will have to pull out all the stops to impress. Fortunately, director Zack Snyder has promised a lighter tone than his grimdark Batman v Superman - we may even get a whole joke this time.

Best new films 2017: Coco

Coco release date: 8 December 2017

Starring: Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez

What we know: Pixar's latest entirely original film takes its inspiration from Día de los Muertos (aka the Day of the Dead), and promises to have an entirely Mexican cast. It boasts one of Pixar's best directors, so we're expecting stunning animation, a lot of laughs, and to be left in floods and floods of tears by the end, while the first trailer sets up some strong musical themes and the adorably manic pup Dante.

Best new films 2017: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi release date: 15 December 2017

Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

What we know: After last year's excellent standalone film Rogue One, Star Wars is going back to more familiar territory this December with a follow-up to The Force Awakens. Director Rian Johnson has promised it will pick up immediately where that film left off - meaning we might finally actually hear Luke Skywalker say something - while Adam Driver will be back as the wonderfully impetuous Kylo Ren. Still, none of that can make up for the fact that this will be our last ever film with Carrie Fisher as Princess (now General) Leia. You'll find us bawling in the back row.

Best new films 2018: Early Man

Early Man release date: 26 January 2018

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall

What we know: The latest film from Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run creator Nick Park is taking us back to the Stone Age as Eddie Redmayne's Dug has to lead his tribe to victory against some local Bronze Age upstarts. It's an Aardman animation, so expect over-sized teeth, wacky animals, and oodles of slapstick humour - something the teaser trailer delivers in spades:

Best new films 2018: Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 release date: 2 March 2018

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin

What we know: Ryan Reynolds is back as the Merc with a Mouth in the sequel to 2016's surprise R-rated hit. We barely know anything about the film, and there's no trailer yet, but what we do have is a short teaser released alongside Logan, the latest Wolverine movie. It's a look at Deadpool's own take on a superhero staple, which goes predictably awry.