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Top 12 Movies and TV Shows of 2017

Dec 21, 2017

Kidzworld rounds up the best in television and film of 2017. This year in review includes Star Wars: The Last Jedi, "Stranger Things", Justice League, "Riverdale", Thor: Ragnarok and Marvel’s "Runaways".

As 2017 draws to a close, we’re sharing our top 12 movies and TV shows of 2017. It was a jam packed year, that’s for sure in entertainment. Here are our favorites in Superhero, Sci-Fi, Teen drama and animated films and television.

Read on to see if some of your faves made the cut or to discover new shows or movies you may have missed!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The latest chapter in the Star Wars Saga finds the Resistance on the run from the First Order. Rey meets Luke Skywalker during their most desperate hour to enlist the help of the last Jedi and be trained to be of service to General Leia and her rebels. This thrilling and game changing episode chronicles Kylo Ren growing more powerful with the dark side as Rey learns to match it as she masters her light with surprising revelations that will rock a galaxy far, far away.

Will the Last Jedi train Rey?Will the Last Jedi train Rey?Courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd.

Justice League

Finally the team up of DC’s Superfriends has hit the screen. Seeing Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg take on Steppenwolf and the mother box culminating what Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman was leading up to. The suspenseful third act appearance of Superman to help save the day was a great hero moment as the league finally united. Aquaman’s introduction makes up super excited for his stand alone film next year.

The League is all in!The League is all in!Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor’s third film reimagines the series as a funky, technicolor, synth-music filled, buddy space comedy. Thor and the Hulk become an unlikely duo as they gather a squad to face impending Ragnarok. With the lives of Asgard at risk, they take their Revengers including the amazing heroic Valkyrie and Thor’s trickster brother Loki with them to take down Hela the Goddess of death. Filled with great quirky humor and awesome action, Thor Ragnarok starts us on the road to Infinity War next year and we couldn’t be more pumped!

Friends from workFriends from workCourtesy of Marvel Studios

"Stranger Things"

The Hawkins kids returned this past Halloween with even more throwback horror and coming of age stories on Netflix’s hit show. We got to see Eleven go off on her own adventure to discover who she is, away from her friends. We saw that Will may have brought something back from the other side and found out that Dustin could be a traitor after taking in one of the creatures as a pet which led to some horrific consequences. The chilling season finale had us on the edge of our seats as the power of love between friends and family stood in the way of unspeakable threats from the Upside Down.

Their world turned Upside DownTheir world turned Upside DownCourtesy of Netflix


This Hulu teen drama showed us a more relatable side of Marvel with a group of high schoolers who uncover their family’s deep dark secret. Along the way, they also discover that together they can put their unique abilities together to combat the bad their parents are putting out into the world and fight for what they think is right.

Or as we like to call it, Real Housekids of Marvel.Or as we like to call it, Real Housekids of Marvel.


Pixar brings us a glimpse at a Latin American Holiday tradition that we don’t often get to see on the big screen. It’s a celebration of those gone and the importance of remembering family on the Day of the Dead as told through the story of Miguel, a young musician who finds himself at odds with where he comes from. Embarking on a journey to make peace with a family that has banned music, the young boy is transported to the land of the dead in a gorgeous and emotional tale that will speak to every generation. Colorful, filled with great music, action, twists and heart Pixar does it again while showing more diverse stories on screen.

An other-wordly music duoAn other-wordly music duoCourtesy of Disney•Pixar

Wonder Woman

Won’t she do it? Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman was an incredible win for heroines everywhere! Seeing a strong, feminine, funny and earnest superhero fulfilled the dreams of so many girls. Introducing Wonder Woman’s story in her own film as she ventures into the fights of man to stop Ares the God of War, made the world realize that a hero can be anyone--not just who we are used to seeing as such. Wonder Woman II can’t come soon enough.

I am no manI am no manCourtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment

"One Day at a Time"

This Netflix family drama reboots the Norman Lear sitcom but set in modern day LA with a Latino family. Single mom Penelope along with the help of her mom Lydia raises her two teen kids in an ever changing society filled with generational clashes as the family comes together to embrace what makes them unique. Helmed by Gloria Calderon-Kellett, One Day at a Time definitely had some of the most powerful and poignant moments on screen. The storyline about teen Elena as she comes of age, shows an experience addressed with family acceptance  that’s vital for teens who need to see themselves loved no matter who they are.

Family comes firstFamily comes firstCourtesy of Netflix

Power Rangers

The popular 90’s show got a fresh new reboot for the millennial age. A group of kids from all walks of life get drawn together after finding alien coins that give them prehistoric alien strength and suits. Together they become the Power Rangers in a film where teens who might not otherwise become friends, grow past their differences to save the world as a team.

It’s Morphin’ time!It’s Morphin’ time!Courtesy of Lionsgate

"Riverdale" (S2)

The Archie comics adaptation embraces it’s high drama and eerie high school vibe. Archie loses his way, Jughead is off on the other side of town, Veronica’s father returns and we find out more about Betty’s family that challenges them all. This more grown-up high school show on the CW doesn’t pull back punches as it tackles the lives of young people maturing into adulthood and everything that comes with it.

What secrets will be dug up?What secrets will be dug up?Courtesy of The CW

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The now two-time Galaxy savers are once again facing incredible threats while fighting among themselves. This time their relationships are put at risk after Peter Quill reunites with his father Ego, who seems too good to be true. Filled with a groovy new mixtape, lots of adorable baby Groot moments, laughs and high-stakes action in space, GotG Vol. 2 was a bombastic encore. Can’t wait to see the Guardians appear in Infinity War next year.

We are GrootWe are GrootCourtesy of Marvel Studios

"Trollhunters" (S2)

The Netflix animated series, produced by Guillermo Del Toro, sees ordinary teen-turned-Trollhunter Jim Lake Jr. continue his battle to protect the city of Arcadia and the Troll world he inherited. Embarking on a risky journey into the Darklands, he unearths surprising truths that force him and his friends to face some dire consequences in the battle against evil.

To the Darklands!To the Darklands!Courtesy of Netflix
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