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Dec 15, 2017

17 Movies That Helped People Survive All The Bullshit Of 2017

Sometimes all you need is to just sit in a dark theater for two hours and forget your problems.

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to let us know which movies, new or old, helped them get through the stresses of 2017 and here's what they said.

1. Logan (2017)

20th Century Fox

"It was everything I had ever wanted in a Wolverine movie and I finally had it. I can just tune out the rest of the world and marvel at the perfection of that movie."


2. Wonder Woman (2017)

Warner Bros

"It’s been a really hard couple of years for women both in fiction and the real world, and seeing Gal Gadot on screen as a badass AND being directed by a woman? Basically the only thing that saved 2017." —clairep4c86f1952

3. Her (2013)

Annapurna Pictures

"I’ve felt pretty lonely this year, so watching it makes me feel like I’m not. It also causes me to cry every time I watch it, which is really cathartic and needed."


4. Moana (2016)


"Not only does it take my mind off of this dumpster fire of a year, but it helped me deal with the grief of losing a close family member. Nothing makes me feel more inspired or empowered that when she discovers who she is and belts, “I AM MOANAAAAAAA” at the top of her lungs. Brings a grown ass woman to ugly crying tears every time." —titsell

5. Hidden Figures (2016)

20th Century Fox

"During a stressful work period, Hidden Figures put everything into perspective. It made me realize that while my problems were valid, there are much bigger things to consider, and eventually things will work themselves out regardless of the bumps along the way." —emmafaye0

6. Baby Driver (2017)

TriStar Pictures

"I've watched this movie so many times already, and every time I can just shut off my brain and watch the cinematic mayhem that plays out on screen. It's by far the most fun movie of the year, and in my opinion, one of the best."


7. The Big Sick (2017)

Amazon Studios

"Among all the other crap happening in the world this year, I’ve also been buried under grad school applications and the final semesters of my undergrad. This movie managed to inspire me enough to keep me afloat and persevering."


8. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)


"One of my best friends died of cancer, I had a period of unemployment, I lost other friends, and more. I watched Rogue One roughly once a week for like two months. It reminds me that no matter who we are, where we come from, what we've been through, how low we've been, we can do great things." —ameliarf

9. The Truman Show (1998)

Paramount Pictures

"It's a good reminder that even if the world around you is crashing down, there's no way you're going down with it." —maddiec4dbdcafdc

10. Arrival (2016)

Paramount Pictures

"For me, the message of the movie is that going through the hard, heartbreaking stuff is just as rewarding as the good, and that ultimately, our relationships are the best part of life. So, whatever chaos or disagreements might arise, the people I love are my touchstones, and loving them is why I’m here." —redtoenails

11. Beauty and the Beast (2016)


"It just took me back to when I was young and the world was a simple, happier place. And the fact that it was live action made it seem as though the movie had grown up with me in a way." —kenzieb101

12. Lady Bird (2017)

Scott Rudin

"Not only is it an incredibly well written and well acted movie, but it is so benevolent it warms my heart. If a movie makes you want to call your mom and tell her you love her, it's a great one." —isobelda

13. It (2017)

Warner Bros

"Around the time that I watched it, I was in a huge funk. Then this movie came around and it was like, BAM, I was back. It reminded me of what true friendship is like, and the importance of standing up to your fears." —silhouette

14. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2014)

Paramount Pictures

"I just turned 25 years old, and I know none of us have our shit figured out, but with my anxiety I’m especially hard on myself. WTF reminds me that it’s never too late to go after what you want and never to settle. It keeps me strong knowing anything I want is out there. I just have to go and get it." —maddsb

15. Girls Trip (2017)

Universal Pictures

"My brother passed suddenly a few days before it came out. It was a rough time and I reluctantly agreed to go to the movies with my boyfriend. It was a very welcome distraction to all of the crying and grief I was experiencing. #BlackGirlsRock" —diamondprincessq

16. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Columbia Pictures

"It helped me get back to the basics and make ordinary things extraordinary. Also, it helped me see that I have to try hard to achieve something I really want."


17. Get Out (2017)


"Get Out was by far the smartest, most relevant movie I’ve seen this year. I watched it multiple times and caught new things about it every time, and diving into the crazy (but also weirdly maybe possible?) situation of the movie was so entertaining, but it also made me think critically about the world around me at the same time." —cieravelarde

Don't have time to catch up on all these movies before the end of the year? Why not just listen to the soundtracks instead?

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