Saturday, December 30, 2017

Favorite Movies - 2017

I was just thinking about why my number of books read in 2017 was so much lower than in past years and now I know.  Ever since the presidential election I've had more trouble concentrating and, less patience for just okay writing so I turned to binge watching a few series - Curb Your Enthusiasm (so good to laugh), Boardwalk Empire, The Good Doctor, and, This is Us.

I also tracked movies watched for the first time and the number was (50). Of these, (24) were "At the Movies" and, (26) were home on television (many repeats for me and many all time favorites).
 Here's a list -- (highlighted ones are favorites)



  1. Fences
  2. Hidden Figures
  3. Love the Coopers (tv)
  4. Postcards From the Edge (tv)
  5. Bridge of Spies (tv)
  6. The Founder
  7. Manchester By the Sea
  8. The Lion
  9. As Good As it Gets (tv)
  10. Something's Gotta Give (tv)
  11. My Cousin Vinny (tv)
  12. Dan in Real Life (tv)
  13. Insomnia (tv)
  14. The Gift (tv)
  15. Going in Style
  16. Doubt (tv)
  17. Gifted
  18. The Forger (tv)
  19. The Dinner
  20. The Zookeeper's Wife
  21. Collateral Beauty
  22. Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (tv)
  23. Mystic River (tv)
  24. Beguiled
  25. Beguiled (original - tv)
  26. Dunkirk
  27. Labor Day (tv)
  28. Lakeview Terrace (tv)
  29. Revolutionary Road (tv)
  30. Maudie
  31. Scent of a Woman (tv)
  32. Wind River
  33. An Inconvenient Sequel
  34. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (40th Anniversary Edition)
  35. The Glass Castle
  36. Solitary Man (tv)
  37. Spotlight (tv)
  38. St Vincent (tv)
  39. Mother
  40. Hidden Figures (tv)
  41. Falling Down (tv)
  42. Between Two Mountains
  43. Brad's Status
  44. Among the Brave
  45. Murder on the Orient Express
  46. Wonder
  47. Roman J. Israel Esq.
  48. The Bishop's Wife (tv)
  49. Elf (tv)
  50. The Christmas Story (tv)
Do you keep a movie list?  Are any of these favorites of yours as well?

32 comments:

  1. That's a lot of movies. We never thought of keeping a movie list. No wonder we can't remember many of them. Happy New Year from all of us.

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    1. Thanks Brian. This is the first year I kept a movie list. Happy New Year to all of you.

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  2. I am not a movie fan but that is an interesting list

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    1. I really like reading more but, focus was an issue this year.

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  3. At the end of every year I think I should keep a movie list and then I always fail to do it. Maybe 2018! My mom and I go to the movies quite a bit, so I feel like I'd end up with a pretty decent list.

    Gifted, Hidden Figures, and St. Vincent are some of my recent favorites, too. Watching Elf is practically a holiday tradition for me at this point. Excellent list! :)

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    1. Megan, Glad you liked some of my favorite movies. That ending on St. Vincent gets me overtime. (saw it 4-5 times. Happy New Year

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  4. I enjoy movies. I don't know why we don't take more time to watch them. I think I will make more movies as one of my resolutions this year!

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    1. This year it was easier to watch a movie than read a book at times.

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  5. I used to be a movie fan but books have surpassed to the point that I rarely see one anymore. There are a few on my list though, one being Darkest Hour. Thanks for sharing your favs!

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    1. I'd like to watch a lot of the old B/W movies this year on the Turner Channel. Happy New Year Mary.

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  6. I love movies as much as I love books and have seen a lot of the ones you listed. I wish you and your family a Merry New Year!

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    1. Thanks Vicki. I hope the New Year is a good one for you too.

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  7. Wow! You've seen a lot of great movies this year! I really haven't gone to the theater that much this past year except for a handful of children's movies and the newest Star Wars but I've tried to get better about watching movies at home.

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  8. Keeping a movie list is a great idea. Whenever As Good As It Gets is on TV, I will always stop and watch it. Happy New Year.

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  9. Happy New Year, Diane! Thank you for sharing your list of movies. We haven't watched a lot of movies but we definitely watch a lot of international crime dramas. Will take note of some of these as I need to catch up on films!

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    1. When you mentioned international crime dramas, I thought about how much my husband likes, Locked Up Abroad - I've watched it too but, I'm not as into it.

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  10. I love it when I read someone else's list and it bring back good memories for me. Your list made me smile. Happy New Year!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the list Helen - Hope 2018 is great for you.

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  11. Somehow I watched more movies than I read books this year! We have many favorites in common. Happy New Year. There are for sure many great movies coming up!

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    1. Judy, for me, after the election, movies were easier to focus on than books but, I'm getting back to reading!

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  12. Happy New Year, Diane! I've seen a handful of these movies, including Elf (hilarious) and Wonder (excellent), most recently.

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    1. Glad you liked Elf and Wonder as well - both different but, so good.

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  13. I think I need to start keeping a movie list just so I remember to watch them more. I do enjoy movies but my viewing has definitely been down this last year.

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    1. I wanted to do that for years and never did until 2017 - I've started one for 2018 as well and off to a good start so far.

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  14. I'm afraid the election had the same negative effect on my concentration and reading, and blogging too. Baby steps...trying to find the magic again. I see several movies on your list that I want to see, especially Wind River. Happy New Year, Diane!

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  15. Enjoyed your list. You might enjoy these two gems: My Life As A Dog (a Swedish coming-of-age film), and Pieces of April. Both of these made my sides split. They are also both poignant.

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  16. Is Something's Gotta Give the one with Diane Keaton's great house/kitchen? I actually wrote about Rev. Road a long time ago on ye olde blogge. Here, if you want to read it. At the time, I was quite pleased with the blog entry. haha.
    https://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2009/05/revolutionary-road.html

    And I adore The Bishop's Wife. I own the movie and often watch in December. I also wrote about it on the blog. https://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2007/12/christmas-moviethe-bishops-wife.html

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    1. Yes, Something's Gotta Give has the "fabulous kitchen" and Jack Nicholson dating Diane Keaton's daughter at the beginning:) I also have The Bishop's Wife on DVD.

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