Cinemagoers have a lot to be excited about when it comes to scheduled movie releases for the year. And while there are certainly many well-known sequels penned in for release, there’s also a healthy dose of original motion pictures ready to hit the big screen. Whether it be a beloved comic book franchise, a science fiction spectacular or a historical wartime biopic – we’ve got you covered on the most essential movies that you can’t afford to miss in 2017. Lights, camera, action!
20. The Lego Batman Movie (February 10)
If the first movie in the Lego movie franchise is anything to go by, then the sequel promises to be a laugh out loud riot. The spin-off to the critically acclaimed Lego Movie focuses on Batman and sees the caped crusader reprise his hilarious role as the intense superhero in a quest to bring down the villainous Joker. So, with voices from the likes of Michael Cera and Zach Galifianakis, this one is set to put most adult comedies to shame.