2017 Films: Miscellaneous Data


Based on my own research. Additions and corrections welcome (@ me), will update accordingly.


Total wide releases (600+ theaters):


Sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots, and franchises:


Based on novels (or comic books not previously made into films):


Based on a true story (BOATS):


Wholly original, not based on anything:



1 (Born in China; An Inconvenient Sequel maxed out at 556 screens)

Wide releases with colons in their titles:


Wide releases directed by women:

15 (including one co-directed by a man)

Longest wide release title:

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Shortest wide release title:


Longest wide release:

Blade Runner 2049 (164 min)

Shortest wide release:

Beatriz at Dinner (82 min)

Female titles:

Wonder Woman, mother!, Girls Trip, A Bad Moms Christmas, Lady Bird, Lady Macbeth, The Zookeeper’s Wife, Megan Leavey, Maudie, Beatriz at Dinner, Ingrid Goes West, My Cousin Rachel, Jane, Citizen Jane, I, Tonya, Molly’s Game, The Women’s Balcony, Patti Cake$, Marjorie Prime, Thelma, We Love You, Sally Carmichael!, Coco, Annabelle: Creation, The Midwife, The Mummy

Male titles:

Father Figures, The Man Who Invented Christmas, The Book of Henry, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, Brad’s Status, Goodbye Christopher Robin, Wilson, Tom of Finland, I, Daniel Blake, Dean, Logan, Daddy’s Home 2, John Wick: Chapter 2, Thor: Ragnarok, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Ferdinand, The Bye Bye Man, The Greatest Showman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Roman J. Israel, Esq., Marshall, The Snowman, Loving Vincent, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Chuck

Children’s titles:

Baby Driver, The Boss Baby, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Youth

Animal titles:

Rock Dog, A Dog’s Purpose, War for the Planet of the Apes, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Wolf Warrior 2, Brigsby Bear, Beach Rats, Birth of the Dragon, Chasing the Dragon

Death titles:

Murder on the Orient Express, Happy Death Day, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, American Assassin

Shapely movies:

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Circle, Rings, The Square

Movies that were trying to confuse us:

Logan, Lucky, Logan Lucky
Wonder, Wonder Woman, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Wonderstruck, Wonder Wheel
Fifty Shades Darker, Darkest Hour, The Dark Tower
Rough Night, It Comes at Night, Sleepless
A Ghost Story, Ghost in the ShellCity of Ghosts, Phantom Thread

Movies based on true stories that end with photos or film of the real people they’re about:

Maudie, Detroit, The Glass Castle, Crown Heights, Stronger, Battle of the Sexes, Marshall, Goodbye Christopher Robin, I, Tonya, The Disaster Artist, The Big Sick

Movies whose titles are never referenced or explained within the movies themselves:

Collide, Fifty Shades Darker, Going in Style, CHIPS, Unforgettable, Wonder Woman, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Movies in which Wonder Woman is mentioned by name but does not appear:

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Movies in which Wonder Woman appears but is not mentioned by name:

Wonder Woman, Justice League, The LEGO Batman Movie

Movies in which cloistered women have affairs with groundskeepers:

Lady Macbeth, The Little Hours

Movies in which a nosebleed is precursor to more serious physical ills:

The Space Between Us, A Cure for Wellness, Rings, Raw

Movies in which someone hits a deer while driving to or from an eerie, exclusive community that has cult-like properties:

A Cure for Wellness, Get Out

Movies about the evacuation at Dunkirk:

Dunkirk, Darkest Hour, Their Finest

Movies about sexual awakenings that end with Dad giving a speech that makes everything OK:

Call Me By Your Name, Raw

Movies in which enchanted beings are resurrected and physically transformed by the power of love:

Beauty and the Beast, Smurfs: The Lost Village

Movies in which someone at a shooting range aims for the crotch on the bad guy target:

War on Everyone, Going in Style

Movies in which a John Denver song is featured:

Free Fire, Alien: Covenant, Okja, Logan Lucky, Kingsman: The Golden Circle (plus a cover of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul)

Movies in which a race of females encounters men for the first time, and one of the females was created from a lump of clay:

Smurfs: The Lost Village, Wonder Woman

Movies in which something that we’re told can be done by “no man” is done by a woman:

Wonder Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Movies in which a cup of tea or coffee is suspected of being lethal:

Get Out, My Cousin Rachel, Suburbicon

Movies in which a white kid raps at a school talent show:

Fist Fight, The Book of Henry

Movies in which a fist bump is greeted with a handshake:

Get Out, Rough Night

Movies in which a pocket cassette recorder is important to the main character’s plans and the plot:

The Book of Henry, Baby Driver, Jigsaw

Movies that feature sign language:

Baby Driver, War for the Planet of the Apes, Novitiate, Wonderstruck, The Shape of Water, John Wick: Chapter 2

Movies in which a cat is eaten by a two-legged creature:

The Girls with All the Gifts, The Shape of Water

Movies in which John Goodman’s voice appears but not his body:

Transformers: The Last Knight, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Fact-based movies with seven-letter titles starting with D that are named after the war-torn locations they take place in:

Dunkirk, Detroit

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