Given the sheer volume of motion pictures that are unveiled each and every year - in excess of some 300 theatrical releases, not to mention all the movies that don't even make it into cinemas - it's not at all surprising we tend to miss a lot of them: you'd have to be some kind of superhuman to see everything.
Which means that, try as you might to take in every quality release, there are always going to be those films that fly under the radar, so to speak. This can happen for a number of reasons: lack of advertising, poor (and often undeserved) word of mouth, or simply because the film was only granted limited release... it isn't difficult to see why some of 2017's best movies might have escaped your attention.
From indie sci-fi films, bizarre genre hybrids, low-budget thrillers, and future animated classics, 2017 wasn't just a year packed with expensive prestige dramas, overblown blockbusters and sequels you never wished had been made...
If you missed any of the following flicks, all of which were great in their own ways, do yourself a favour and check 'em out. You won't be sorry!