Top 10 Films I Watched in 2017

I love watching a good film. Nothing better than getting sucked into a story for a couple of hours – which is something you can do on most regular evenings, as opposed to a series, which requires a lengthier period of commitment. I watched over 100 films in 2017, and I can’t wait to see more good (and delightfully bad) ones in 2018. (Only a few days to go before they announce the Academy Award nominees!)

Firstly, let me just mention the worst film I watched, which was Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story. Oh boy, it was bad. In every way. It was also a little hilarious at times, so it still wasn’t a complete waste of time.

And here are the top 10 films I watched in 2017, in no particular order:

  1. Hidden Figures – so heartwarming and empowering.
  2. Moana – finally watched this and LOVED it. Excellent protagonist. Also excellent chicken and pig characters.
  3. A Man Called Ove – an utterly brilliant Swedish film. Highly recommended to everyone.
  4. Hounds of Love – quite a masterpiece of an Australian psychological thriller, which kept me at the edge of my seat.
  5. Lion – so many tears.
  6. Dunkirk – an impressive film with some great scenes (and PLANES).
  7. The Young Offenders – HILARIOUS Irish film. Watch it.
  8. Gaga: Five Foot Two – didn’t think I’d like it, ended up loving it.
  9. Sing Street – such a lovely film, with songs!
  10. La La Land – I didn’t love this as much as some others did, but there were some sweet moments.

Any other great film suggestions?

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