Excluding space-operas and Sci-Fi horror.
What do you mean with 'hard sci-fi'?
Some movies are playing in cinema's already. So I think maybe this question is (to) late.
I should delete 'poll suggestion' in your description.
I should change the title into: Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Movie of 2017.
Please move the choices with images into the first five choices. I recommend that you use the images that crop the best into those first five choices. The grid view is a good approximation of the cropping for the IMDb Home Page.
If your poll were to go live, this would improve your chances of the poll being featured on the IMDb Home Page.
I wish you luck with refining this poll. It's been my experience that there are strong and contrary opinions as to what constitutes hard science fiction.
This Wikipedia article does a reasonable job of defining hard science fiction.
I personally tend to use the terms SF for hard science fiction and Sci-Fi for less rigorous science fiction.
This search may be helpful. Unfortunately, IMDb conflates superhero films with hard SF.
Most Popular Sci-Fi Feature Films Released 2017-01-01 to 2017-12-31
From that search, these films are potentially hard SF and not currently on your list:
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Life (I) (2017)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Kill Switch (2017)
The Space Between Us (I) (2017)
The Humanity Bureau (2017)
Marjorie Prime (2017)
Moontrap: Target Earth (2017)
I haven't completely reviewed the search. The films I suggest may not be hard SF.
You did a nice job of writing the introduction for the poll suggestion. I have a few nit picks that I believe will improve your introduction. I've indicated changes with bold underlined text.
Other poll authors may have some additional comments.
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Hard Sci-Fi is science fiction “characterized by an emphasis on scientific accuracy”. The definitions of “hard” and “soft” sci-fi alike are more so approximations however, leaving a lot of room for discussion & debate.
It’s not uncommon for what is considered to be science to be stretched for the sake of narrative. Even Interstellar stretched science for the sake of narrative. What matters is that scientific ideas and concepts are explored in the story.
Which of these hard sci-fi movies are you anticipating the most for 2017?This poll excludes superhero movies, space-operas, and Sci-Fi horror.
As of 22-Jun-2017 7:07 PM Pacific your poll has 217 or more votes.
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If so, please remove the following: Mute, God Particle, and maybe The Man from Earth: Holocene (released 2017, but only publicly available 2018).