These Were the Most Buzzed About Movies This Year
According to Instagram.
There were plenty of movies to keep us entertained in 2017. From updates of new classics, like Beauty and the Beast, to action-packed superhero films, like Guardians of Galaxy, there were plenty of exciting movies to catch on the big screen with a bucket of popcorn on hand. As part of Instagram’s Year in Review 2017, they shared the most buzzed about films of the year, based on the total global number of Instagram mentions by either tagging or including the name of the film in captions of comments. Take a look at the list below—how many have you seen?
Beauty and the Beast
We all fell in love with this classic story all over again, thanks to its talented cast, which included Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, and more.
La La Land
No one could resist the charm of La La Land, with its beautiful locations, catchy songs, and of course, the dynamic duo, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Raise your hand if “City of Stars” was stuck in your head for days (or weeks) after watching this film.
All of your favorite superheroes (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and many more) teamed up for an action-packed adventure. It’s currently playing in theaters.
This one was fun for the whole family. And who can forget the film’s main song, “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake?
Guardians of the Galaxy
Chris Pratt and company returned for another hilarious and action-packed ride last May. The film made a whopping $863.6 million at the box office.
There’s so much to love about the Despicable Me franchise, from the funny Minions, to the adorable kids (Agnes!), and lovable Gru. The third movie did not disappoint.
LEGO Batman Movie
Your kid’s favorite toy and a popular hero were combined to create an epic and clever movie that’s perfect for the whole family. Plus, the voice cast—which included Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, and Ralph Fiennes—wasn’t too shabby, either.
The final film in the popular series based on the Japanese video games made $312.2 million at the box office.
Ghost in the Shell
Originally a Japanese manga, this film adaptation starred Scarlett Johansson as the tough main character. While it received mixed reviews and received some criticism because of casting decisions, it still was a buzzed-about film on Instagram.
A reboot of the original franchise, this Tom Cruise film didn’t get great reviews, but it still grossed $409.1 million.