Thursday, January 4, 2018

What I Watched in 2017




One of my goals for 2017 was to keep track of everything I watched, for the first time ever. The final tally: I watched 275 movies (and I watched 8 of them twice, for a total of 283 occasions where I watched a film), and 11 seasons of television. I only counted things I watched in their entirety; no films I fell asleep in and no TV seasons I only watched part of (so the first seasons of The Deuce and The Runaways will be on next year's list, because I'm not done with them yet). 

I'll hopefully keep doing this every year, and for 2018 I'd like to break 300 movies and watch a lot more TV. 

Here's the complete list of everything I watched. Movies are in alphabetical order first, TV seasons in alphabetical order at the end. Everything followed by an asterisk is something I'd seen at least once prior to 2017, and the 8 movies listed in italics are the ones I watched twice during 2017. 


Films

1.         20th Century Women (Mills, 2016)
2.         After the Storm (Koreeda, 2016)
3.         Ain’t in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (Hatley, 2010)
4.         Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (Lowery, 2013)
5.         Alien: Covenant (Scott, 2017)
6.         All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (Peabody, 2016)
7.         Allied (Zemeckis, 2016)
8.         American Hustle (Russell, 2013)*
9.         The Assassin (Hsiao-Hsien, 2015)
10.     Atomic Blonde (Leitch, 2017)
11.     Baby Driver (Wright, 2017)
12.     Back to the Future (Zemeckis, 1985)*
13.     Back to the Future: Part II (Zemeckis, 1989)*
14.     Back to the Future Part III (Zemeckis, 1990)*
15.     Band Aid (Lister-Jones, 2017)
16.     Band of Outsiders (Goddard, 1964)
17.     The Battle of Midway (Ford, 1942)
18.     Battle of the Sexes (Dayton & Faris, 2017)
19.     Beach Rats (Hittman, 2017)
20.     Beast (Pearce, 2017)
21.     Beatriz at Dinner (Arteta, 2017)
22.     Beauty and the Beast (Cocteu, 1946)*
23.     Beauty and the Beast (Condon, 2017)
24.     The Beguiled (Siegel, 1971)
25.     The Beguiled (Coppola, 2017)
26.     Before I Fall (Russo-Young, 2017)
27.     Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (Gordon & Neville, 2015)
28.     The BFG (Spielberg, 2016)
29.     The Big Sick (Showalter, 2017)
30.     The Birds (Hitchcock, 1963)
31.     Black Girl (Sembene, 1966)
32.     Blade Runner (Scott, 1982)*
33.     Blade Runner 2049 (Villeneuve, 2017)
34.     Blue Jay (Lehmann, 2016)
35.     Bob le Flambeur (Melville, 1956)
36.     Bone Tomahawk (Zahler, 2015)
37.     Boy (Waititi, 2010)
38.     Brad’s Status (White, 2017)
39.     Brawl in Cell Block 99 (Zahler, 2017)
40.     Brigsby Bear (McCary, 2017)
41.     Bronson (Refn, 2008)
42.     By the Sea (Jolie, 2015)
43.     Call Me By Your Name (Guadagnino, 2017)
44.     Carrie Pilby (Johnson, 2016)
45.     Cartel Land (Heineman, 2015)
46.     The Carter Effect (Menard, 2017)
47.     Chappaquiddick (Curran, 2017)
48.     Chasing Coral (Orlowski, 2017)
49.     Chasing Ice (Orlowski, 2012)
50.     The Circus (Chaplin, 1928)
51.     Coco (Unkrich & Molina, 2017)
52.     Columbus (Kogonada, 2017)
53.     Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (Clooney, 2002)*
54.     Crown Heights (Ruskin, 2017)
55.     Cuba and the Cameraman (Alpert, 2017)
56.     Damsel (Zellner Brothers, 2018)
57.     Darkest Hour (Wright, 2017)
58.     Dayveon (Abbasi, 2017)
59.     The Death of Stalin (Iannucci, 2017)
60.     The Decline of Western Civilization (Spheeris, 1981)
61.     Deidre and Laney Rob a Train (Freeland, 2017)
62.     Desert Hearts (Deitch, 1985)
63.     Detroit (Bigelow, 2017)
64.     The Dirties (Johnson, 2013)
65.     Dirty Dancing (Ardolino, 1987)*
66.     The Disaster Artist (Franco, 2017)
67.     The Discovery (McDowell, 2017)
68.     Dog Eat Dog (Schrader, 2016)
69.     Do the Right Thing (Lee, 1989)*
70.     Downsizing (Payne, 2017)
71.     Dunkirk (Nolan, 2017)
72.     Elle (Verhoeven, 2016)
73.     The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)*
74.     Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (Zanuck, 2017)
75.     Faces Places (Varda, 2017)
76.     Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Yates, 2016)
77.     The Fate of the Furious (Gray, 2017)
78.     The Final Year (Barker, 2017)
79.     Florence Foster Jenkins (Frears, 2016)
80.     The Florida Project (Baker, 2017)
81.     The Founder (Hancock, 2016)
82.     Foxtrot (Maoz, 2017)
83.     Frantz (Ozon, 2016)
84.     Fun Mom Dinner (Jones, 2017)
85.     The Fury of a Patient Man (Arévalo, 2016)
86.     Get Out (Peele, 2017)
87.     A Ghost Story (Lowery, 2017)
88.     Ghost World (Zwigoff, 2001)
89.     Gilbert (Berkeley, 2017)
90.     Good Time (Safdie Brothers, 2017)
91.     Graduation (Mungiu, 2016)
92.     The Greatest Showman (Gracey, 2017)
93.     Gremlins (Dante, 1984)*
94.     Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Gunn, 2017)
95.     Gutland (Van Maele, 2017)
96.     Hail, Caesar! (The Coen Brothers, 2016)*
97.     Happy Christmas (Swanberg, 2014)
98.     Heartburn (Nichols, 1986)
99.     Hell or High Water (Mackenzie, 2016)*
100.  Hidden Figures (Melfi, 2016)
101.  Hostiles (Cooper, 2017)
102.  The Hounds of Love (Young, 2017)
103.  Hugo (Scorsese, 2011)*
104.  I Am Evidence (Adlesic & Gandbhir, 2017)
105.  I Am Not Your Negro (Peck, 2016)
106.  I, Daniel Blake (Loach, 2016)
107.  I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Blair, 2017)
108.  I Kill Giants (Walter, 2017)
109.  I Love You, Daddy (C.K., 2017)
110.  An Inconvenient Sequel (Cohen & Shenk, 2017)
111.  The Incredible Jessica James (Strouse, 2017)
112.  Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Spielberg, 1989)*
113.  Infinity Baby (Byington, 2017)
114.  Inglourious Basterds (Tarantino, 2009)*
115.  Ingrid Goes West (Spicer, 2017)
116.  In the Fade (Akin, 2017)
117.  In the Loop (Iannucci, 2009)*
118.  I, Tonya (Gillespie, 2017)
119.  Jane (Morgen, 2017)
120.  John Wick: Chapter 2 (Stahelski, 2017)
121.  The Jungle Book (Favreau, 2016)
122.  Justice League (Snyder & Whedon, 2017)
123.  Kedi (Torun, 2017)
124.  The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Lanthimos, 2017)
125.  King of Peking (Voutas, 2017)
126.  Kings (Erguven, 2017)
127.  Kong: Skull Island (Vogt-Roberts, 2017)
128.  Krisha (Shults, 2015)
129.  Lady Bird (Gerwig, 2017)
130.  Lady Macbeth (Oldroyd, 2016)
131.  La La Land (Chazelle, 2016)*
132.  Landline (Robespierre, 2017)
133.  Last Flag Flying (Linklater, 2017)
134.  The Last Wave (Weir, 1977)
135.  Lebanon (Maoz, 2008)
136.  The LEGO Batman Movie (McKay, 2017)
137.  Life (Espinosa, 2017)
138.  Life, Animated (Williams, 2016)
139.  The Little Hours (Baena, 2017)
140.  Live by Night (Affleck, 2016)
141.  Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (Herzog, 2016)*
142.  The Lobster (Lanthimos, 2015)*
143.  Logan (Mangold, 2017)
144.  Logan Lucky (Soderbergh, 2017)
145.  The Lost City of Z (Gray, 2016)
146.  Lost in America (Brooks, 1985)
147.  Louder Than Bombs (Trier, 2015)
148.  Loveless (Zvyagintsev, 2017)
149.  The Lovers (Jacobs, 2017)
150.  Loving Vincent (Kobiela & Welchman, 2017)
151.  A Man Called Ove (Holm, 2016)
152.  Manchester by the Sea (Lonergan, 2016)*
153.  Manhunt (Woo, 2017)
154.  Marjorie Prime (Almereyda, 2017)
155.  Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (Landesman, 2017)
156.  Married to the Mob (Demme, 1988)
157.  Midnight Special (Nichols, 2016)
158.  Molly’s Game (Sorkin, 2017)
159.  A Monster Calls (Bayona, 2016)
160.  Moonraker (Gilbert, 1979)*
161.  mother! (Aronofsky, 2017)
162.  Mr. Roosevelt (Wells, 2017)
163.  Mudbound (Rees, 2017)
164.  Murder on the Orient Express (Branagh, 2017)
165.  Mustang (Erguven, 2015)*
166.  My Life as a Zucchini (Barras, 2016)
167.  My Own Private Idaho (Van Sant, 1991)
168.  Nash (Hamilton & Ogilvie, 2013)
169.  Neruda (Larraín, 2016)
170.  Newness (Doremus, 2017)
171.  The Nice Guys (Black, 2016)*
172.  Night Shift (Howard, 1982)
173.  Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (Knappenberger, 2017)
174.  Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (Ewing & Grady, 2016)
175.  Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (Cedar, 2016)
176.  Novitiate (Betts, 2017)
177.  The Oath (Kormakur, 2016)
178.  O.J.: Made in America (Edelman, 2016)
179.  On Body and Soul (Enyedi, 2017)
180.  On Chesil Beach (Cooke, 2017)
181.  Other People (Kelly, 2016)
182.  The Other Side of Hope (Kaurismaki, 2017)
183.  Out of the Furnace (Cooper, 2013)
184.  Papillon (Schaffner, 1973)
185.  Papillon (Noer, 2017)
186.  Parenthood (Howard, 1989)*
187.  Pariah (Rees, 2011)
188.  Paris Can Wait (Coppola, 2016)
189.  Paterson (Jarmusch, 2016)
190.  Patti Cake$ (Jasper, 2017)
191.  Personal Shopper (Assayas, 2016)
192.  Pete’s Dragon (Lowery, 2016)
193.  Plonger (Laurent, 2017)
194.  The Polka King (Forbes, 2017)
195.  Poltergeist (Hooper, 1982)
196.  Pop Aye (Tan, 2017)
197.  Postcards From the Edge (Nichols, 1990)
198.  Pretty in Pink (Deutch, 1986)
199.  Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Davis, 2017)
200.  R (Lindholm & Noer, 2010)
201.  Racer and the Jailbird (Roskam, 2017)
202.  Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1981)*
203.  Raw (Ducournau, 2016)
204.  Rebel in the Rye (Strong, 2017)
205.  Redoubtable (Hazanavicius, 2017)
206.  The Red Turtle (Dudok de Wit, 2016)
207.  Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992)*
208.  The Return (Zvyagintsev, 2003)
209.  Revenge (Fargeat, 2017)
210.  Risk (Poitras, 2017)
211.  Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (Zenovich, 2018)
212.  The Room (Wiseau, 2003)
213.  Roxanne Roxanne (Larnell, 2017)
214.  The Salesman (Farhadi, 2016)
215.  A Screaming Man (Haroun, 2010)
216.  A Season in France (Haroun, 2017)
217.  The Selfish Giant (Barnard, 2013)
218.  The Shape of Water (del Toro, 2017)
219.  Shut Up and Play the Hits (Lovelace & Southern, 2012)
220.  Sidney Hall (Christensen, 2017)
221.  Sixteen Candles (Hughes, 1984)
222.  Silence (Scorsese, 2016)
223.  Skate Kitchen (Moselle, 2018)
224.  Sleeping Beauty (Leigh, 2011)
225.  Sleepwalk With Me (Birbiglia, 2012)
226.  The Social Network (Fincher, 2010)*
227.  Something Wild (Demme, 1986)*
228.  Speedy (Wilde, 1928)
229.  Spellbound (Hitchcock, 1945)
230.  Spider-Man: Homecoming (Watts, 2017)
231.  Splash (Howard, 1984)
232.  The Square (Ostlund, 2017)
233.  Stagecoach (Ford, 1939)
234.  Star Wars (Lucas, 1977)*
235.  Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Johnson, 2017)
236.  Stay Hungry (Rafelson, 1976)
237.  Stop Making Sense (Demme, 1984)*
238.  Stronger (Green, 2017)
239.  Suburbicon (Clooney, 2017)
240.  Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (Spurlock, 2017)
241.  T2: Trainspotting (Boyle, 2017)
242.  Terraferma (Crialese, 2011)
243.  Their Finest (Scherfig, 2016)
244.  Thelma (Trier, 2017)
245.  Thoroughbred (Finley, 2017)
246.  Thor: Ragnarok (Waititi, 2017)
247.  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (McDonagh, 2017)
248.  Titicut Follies (Wiseman, 1967)
249.  To Be or Not to Be (Lubitsch, 1942)
250.  To Catch a Thief (Hitchcock ,1955)*
251.  To the Bone (Noxon, 2017)
252.  Touki Bouki (Mambety, 1973)
253.  Tribal Justice (Makepeace, 2017)
254.  The Truman Show (Weir, 1998)*
255.  Unicorn Store (Larson, 2017)
256.  A United Kingdom (Asante, 2017)
257.  Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013)
258.  Victoria and Abdul (Frears, 2017)
259.  The War Room (Hegedus & Pennebaker, 1993)
260.  Wattstax (Stuart, 1973)
261.  What About Bob? (Oz, 1991)
262.  What Will People Say (Haq, 2017)
263.  When Jews Were Funny (Zweig, 2013)
264.  Whose Streets? (Folayan, 2017)
265.  Win It All (Swanberg, 2017)
266.  Wilson (Johnson, 2017)
267.  Wind River (Sheridan, 2017)
268.  The Wolfpack (Moselle, 2015)
269.  Woman Walks Ahead (White, 2017)
270.  Wonderstruck (Haynes, 2017)
271.  Wonder Woman (Jenkins, 2017)
272.  Working Girl (Nichols, 1988)*
273.  The Wrecking Crew (Tedesco, 2008)
274.  The Yellow Birds (Moors, 2017)*
275.  Zama (Martel, 2017)


TV

1. The Americans (Season 1)
2. Big Little Lies (Season 1)
3. Five Came Back
4. Game of Thrones (Season 7)
5. Girls (Season 6)
6. The Knick (Season 1)
7. Master of None (Season 2)
8. Silicon Valley (Season 4)
9. Stranger Things (Season 2)
10. Top of the Lake (Season 1)
11. Transparent (Season 1)