It looks like 2017 is going to be a great year for movies. With Baby Groot, Hulk vs. Thor, and Beauty and the Beast all coming to the big screen, these 2017 Disney Movies are definitely must-see movies in 2017! It’s going to be a great year for Disney movies in 2017.
The moment has finally arrived – my son has gotten to the point where he’ll sit through an entire movie in a movie theater. Without even bribing him to sit back down with candy. He even sat through Moana the second time we saw it in theaters. It’s seriously a game-changer for this girl who loves movies but doesn’t love having to pay a baby-sitter to watch my preschooler while I go see an animated movie.
Now that he’s old enough to go watch movies with us, I’m starting my list of must-see movies in 2017. The list is long but at the top of the list are these eight Disney films coming out in 2017. And I’m just going to order them based on when they’re being released so I don’t have to choose which one I’m most excited about. There’s no way to even start choosing between Beauty and the Beast, GOTG2, Cars 3, and Star Wars. Just watch the trailers and you’ll see why I’m so excited about all of these!
Walt Disney Movies in 2017
Beauty and the Beast – Release Date March 17, 2017
A live action remake of one of my favorite Disney movies of all time, this version of Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and one of my favorites – Ewan McGregor as Lumière the candlestick. And after eating dinner in the ballroom at the Be Our Guest restaurant at Walt Disney World, I can’t wait for this live version.
Born in China (Disneynature) – Release Date April 21, 2017
A Disneynature film narrated by John Krasinski (Jim from The Office) that follows animals in their natural habitat inside the wilds of China. With rarely seen footage of snow leopards, golden monkeys, and pandas, this movie is sure to be epic.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 – Release Date May 5, 2017
First off, let me just say that I REALLY hope that my flight from Dallas to Europe on May 5th has brand new releases, so I can watch the newest Guardians movie on opening night. I may have bought my preschooler Rocket and Baby Groot toys for Christmas just so I can get him as excited about volume 2 as I am. With the cast from the first Guardians returning for volume two, an even better mixtape #2 soundtrack, and Marvel Studios leading the charge, this could be my favorite movie of the year. I mean come on, it’s Baby Groot!
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES – Release Date May 26, 2017
I’ll be honest, the Pirates movies are the only ones that I haven’t really followed along with as new ones have been released. As soon as Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightly jumped ship, I jumped with them. But Johnny Depp is returning to the big screen in this new Pirates movie, so I’m sure it’ll be entertaining, especially after watching the Pirate show on our Disney Cruise Pirate Night!
CARS 3 – Release Date June 16, 2017
I’m not going to say anything about this one other than Owen Wilson is returning as the voice of Lightning McQueen (yay), just watch the trailer. The suspense.
THOR: RAGNAROK – Release Date November 4, 2017
Pretty sure I’m excited any time Thor walks into a scene in any movie. But this one is all about him. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on one side of the universe without his mighty hammer (oh no!) and has to figure out how to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeland. Reason #2 I’m really excited about this one, Mark Ruffalo joining the movie as Hulk, competing against Thor in what’s being described as a gladiatorial competition against one another. There’s no trailer yet, but let me just leave you with a picture of Thor himself. Hurry up November!
COCO – Release Date November 22, 2017
Like Moana was this year, I’m guessing Coco will be the big Thanksgiving movie event of 2017. Coco follows the story of a young musician, Miguel, who wants to be a musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (voiced by Benjamin Bratt). His journey to become a musician takes him into the colorful Land of the Dead and through many adventures. I like that this year’s new Disney original movie (so not a sequel) follows a boy rather than a girl/princess. I’m all about the Disney princesses, but I’m glad it’s a boy’s time to shine!