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If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could have avoided hearing about, there were also several standout movies that may have fallen through the cracks. We're here to fix that. Here are the fantastic films you may have missed this year, most of which are now currently streaming or available on Blu-ray.

Video: To make the bond between Mija (An Seo Hyun) and the giant super pig she befriends in the forest as believable as possible, the VFX team behind Netflix's Okja came up with several different ways for the young actress to interact with a physical representation of the CG beast on set, including this hilariously bad foam-wrapped costume they affectionately called the stuffie.

Bong Joon Ho's Okja is named for the magical superpig that everyone desires in some way: The Mirando Corporation wants sell her as its new meat product. The Animal Liberation Front wants to use her to expose Mirando. And Mija (An Seo Hyun) just wants the companion she raised for 10 years back again. So if the completely CG creature didn't work on-screen, the movie would have fallen apart.

If you've seen one of Bong Joon Ho's movies before -- The Host or Snowpiercer, for example -- then it shouldn't be surprising at all to you that Okja is a mix of dead seriousness and bursts of farcical humour. It's also a movie with a very complicated message, anchored by a tale about a beautiful girl and her monster. And once you see it, you won't be able to forget it.

Chris Hemsworth teases Thor: Ragnarok. Colin Trevorrow talks about taking direct inspiration from Michael Crichton for Jurassic World 2. Plus, even more Transformers: The Last Knight footage, and a new clip from next week's episode of Doctor Who. To me, my spoilers!

There's a late-breaking addition to Valerian's cast. We know when to expect Netflix's Punisher series to release. Josh Gad just can't stop fanning the flames of those Batman rumours. Plus, new Okja posters, completely crazy Sharknado 5 guest stars, and more teases for Stranger Things season two. Spoilers now!

Zack Snyder discusses the importance of Superman in Justice League. Jessica Chastain throws her hat in the ring for Gotham City Sirens. Michael Keaton compares his Spider-Man: Homecoming villain to Tony Stark. Plus, new details about the Tomb Raider reboot, and a ton of new pictures from American Gods. To me, my spoilers!