What I’ve Watched

Films of 2020

Here are all the films I’ve watched this year. My film-related goals of the year include watching 52 Films by Women (both films directed by and by women) which would be my fifth year of completing this challenge, and once again trying to watch some of the DVDs and Blu-rays that have been sat on my shelves for ages. You can find out more about what I’m watching on my Twitter or Letterboxd – I sometimes write a couple of lines of my thoughts of a film on Twitter/Letterboxd rather than writing a full review here.

Without further ado, here’s what I’ve watched in 2020! Film titles in bold are films I saw at the cinema and films with an asterisk are rewatches. Any title with a hyperlink goes to its review – whether that’s here on my blog or on JumpCut Online which I contribute to.

January:
– Puss in Boots (2011)*
– The Sound of Music (1965)*
– Logan (2017)*
– Predator 2 (1990)
– Southpaw (2015)
– Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)*
– Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)*
– Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)*
1917 (2019)
Little Women (2019)
– Safe House (2012)*
– Lockout (2012)*
Spies in Disguise (2019)
Just Mercy (2019)
The Great Debaters (2007)
– Remember the Titans (2000)*
Like a Boss (2020)
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)
The Gentlemen (2019)

Number of different films watched: 19
Number of films seen in the cinema: 7

My Film Year in Review and my Film-Related Goals of 2020

In 2019 I watched a lot of films but not too many that I got overwhelmed with meeting a self-enforced target. In total I watched 242 different films, 251 films including rewatches. I saw 76 films at the cinema as well. I have a full list of all the films I watched here and I also put together a list of my Top Ten Favourite Films of 2019 last week for your reading pleasure – I’d recommend all of my favourites to anyone, no matter their taste in films.

With the film-related goals I set myself it was a bit of a mixed bag. One of the reasons I wanted to not put pressure on myself to watch films every day and hit a ridiculously high target, was so I could watch the many TV shows I’ve missed or got half way though and not feel guilty about it. In the end I didn’t watch many TV shows at all. In fact, I watched one and a half. I watched all of Stranger Things season three which I loved and binge-watched over a weekend. You can see what I thought on Twitter as I did some spoiler-free live-tweeting. I also started to rewatch Shadowhunters as the last series came out so thought it would be nice to rewatch it from the beginning and by the time I did that the new episodes would be out. It didn’t quite work like that because I’m someone who just stops watching TV shows even when I’m enjoying them. I got near to the end of series 2 so I only really have a season left to watch and half of it will be new to me. Maybe in 2020 I will finish my rewatch and live tweeting of one of my favourite shows.

I did complete the 52 Films by Women challenge once again. I watched 56 films directed by women (all of which happened to be first time watches) and I watched 71 films that were written by women. However, I didn’t watch very many of my unwatched DVD’s and Blu-rays, and in fact I bought more and now have over 80 unwatched films.

Now it’s time for the fun stats stuff. I have a Pro membership on Letterboxd which allows you to see all your film-viewing stats and I love it.

My most watched actors of 2019 were:

I rewatched and reviewed the Fast & Furious franchise (which I adore) so that’s why almost half the actors here are from at least one of those films. I made the effort to watch a lot of Brie Larson and Keira Knightley films so that’s why they’ve gotten a spot. I rewatched the sequel Star Wars trilogy, the Lord of the Rings, the Transformer trilogy and the John Wick trilogy so that explains people like Keanu Reeves, Andy Serkis and Hugo Weaving a couple of the other actors, but some people like Jim Broadbent and Joan Cusack were a surprise.

My most watched directors also show off the fact I watched a lot of Fast and Furious (Justin Lin), Star Wars (J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson) and Transformers films (Michael Bay). I like how Antoine Fuqua makes an appearance once again (he’s one of my favourite directors) and I tend to rewatch his films fairly often. It’s a shame there’s only one woman on this list. I watched four of Mira Nair’s films that I hadn’t seen before but while I watched over 50 films directed by women, I think she was the only female director I watched multiple films from.

So what are my film-related goals of 2020? I’m going to continue to watch what I want, when I want, and not feel like I have to watch a film every day when I’d rather be reading or discover a new TV show (that I’ll only watch half of before stopping even when I’m enjoying it). I definitely want to finish watching Shadowhunters and if I manage to get through a couple of other TV shows that I’ve been meaning to watch for ages in 2020 that’d be great. I think The Alienist returns this year and as that’s like the one show besides Stranger Things that I’ve watched in its entirety recently, I’m definitely looking forward to that.

I want to complete the 52 Films by Women challenge for both directors and screenwriters again. I have been doing (and completing) this challenge since 2016 so it’d be cool to make it a fifth year in a row.

I will once again say I want to get my unwatched DVD’s and Blu-rays down. As I said, I have over 80 of them to get through but I do have a plan to tackle this! It is going to be related to the A-Z in April Challenge but more will be revealed in the Spring. I not only have a Clint Eastwood boxset to get through, but an Alfred Hitchcock one as well now so maybe I’ll make some headway with those this year.

Do you have any film-related goals for 2020? How easy/difficult do you find it is to make time to sit down and watch a film?

Films of 2019

Here are all the films I’ve watched this year. My main film-related goal for this year, as it’s been for the past three years, is to watch 52 Films by Women (both directors and screenwriters). You can find out more about what I’m watching on my Twitter or Letterboxd.

Without further ado, here’s what I’m watching in 2019! Film titles in bold are films I saw at the cinema and films with an asterisk are rewatches. Any title with a hyperlink goes to its review – whether that’s here on my blog or on Jumpcut Online which I contribute to.

January:
Colette (2018)
– Anna Karenina (2012)
– Lawless (2012)
– Home (2015)
– No Good Deed (2014)
– The Gunman (2015)
– Legacy (2010)
– 100 Streets (2016)
The Favourite (2018)
Stan & Ollie (2018)
– The Duchess (2008)
– In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
– Brooklyn (2015)
On Her Shoulders (2018)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)*
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
– The Young Victoria (2009)
– Emma (1996)
– Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
– Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Every Day (2018)
– Assassin’s Creed (2016)

February:
Capernaum (2018)
– Sleepover (2004)
– The Gambler (2014)
– The Glass Castle (2017)
– Short Term 12 (2013)
The Last Five Years (2014)
– Rocket Science (2007)
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
– Tanner Hall (2009)
– John Wick (2014)*
– John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)*
Life (2017)
– The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Instant Family (2018)
On the Basis of Sex (2018)
– The Accountant (2016)
– Invictus (2009)*
Woman Walks Ahead (2017)

March:
Fighting With My Family (2019)
What They Had (2018)
Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
What Men Want (2019)
Jellyfish (2018)
Captain Marvel (2019)
– Leaving Neverland (2019)
– Three Identical Strangers (2018)
– Avengers: Infinity War (2018)*
Open Grave (2013)
– Suburbicon (2017)
– Mojave (2015)
– Leave No Trace (2018)
Isn’t It Romantic (2019)
– The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2004)
Shazam! (2019)
Dumbo (2019)
Five Feet Apart (2019)
Captain Marvel (2019)*

April:
– A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Unicorn Store (2017)
Hellboy (2019)
Wild Rose (2018)
– Kong: Skull Island (2017)*
Ghost in the Shell
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)*
– Black and White (1999)
– Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)
The Mummy (1999)*

May:
Avengers: Endgame (2019)*
– Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)*
– The Mask of Zorro (1998)*
Booksmart (2019)
– Shooter (2007)*
Battle Los Angeles (2011)
– Boatlift (2011)*
The Hustle (2019)
My Days of Mercy (2017)
– Paris Is Burning (1990)
– Swept from the Sea (1998)
– Albion: The Enchanted Stallion (2016)
– The Breadwinner (2017)
– You Were Never Really Here (2017)
– Lionheart (2018)
– Incendiary (2008)
– Knock Down The House (2019)
– The Breaker Upperers (2018)
– The Treasure Seekers (1996)
The Riot Club (2014)
– To The Bone (2017)
– White House Down (2013)*
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Rocketman (2019)
– Bastille Day (2016)*
– Terminator Genisys (2015)*

June:
The Brink (2019)
The Farewell (2019)
– Freak Show (2017)
The Fast and the Furious (2001)*
Havoc (2005)
– Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
– The Last Command (1955)
– The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
– Speed Racer (2008)
– Turbo Charged Prelude to 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)* 
– Escape Plan (2013)* 
– Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)
Men in Black: International (2019)
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Robin Hood: The Rebellion (2018)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)*
– Hercules (2014)*
Bullet to the Head (2012)
– Strokes of Genius (2018)*
– Los Bandoleros (2009)

July:
X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Fast & Furious (2009)*
Anna (2019)
Fast Five (2011)*
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)*
Furious 7 (2015)*
The Fate of the Furious (2017)*
Point Blank (2019)
Aladdin (2019)
The Lion King (2019)
– The Mummy (2017)
District 13 (2004)*
– District 13: Ultimatum (2009)*
Someone Great (2019)
– Wild Card (2015)
Crawl (2019)

August:
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
– The Expendables 3 (2014)*
– Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
– Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
– The Purge: Anarchy (2014)*
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
Blinded by the Light (2019)
The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)
– Olympus Has Fallen (2013)*
– London Has Fallen (2016)*
– Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Guarding Tess (1994)
In the Line of Fire (1993)
– Big Game (2014)*
Angel Has Fallen (2019)
– Crazy Rich Asians (2018)*
– Live Free or Die Hard (2007)*
– Apollo 13 (1995)*
– Captain Marvel (2019)*
– The Martian (2015)*
– Star Trek Beyond (2016)*
The Terminator (1984)*
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)*

September:
– Hunter Killer (2018)
– The Italian Job (2003)*
– New York, I Love You (2008)
– Transformers (2007)*
– Monsoon Wedding (2001)
– Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)*
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
– Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)*
– Vanity Fair (2004)
– The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)*
Hustlers (2019)
Downton Abbey (2019)
– Legally Blonde (2001)*
– Suicide Squad (2016)* 
Bright (2017)
– Battle at Big Rock (2019)
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
Hot Pursuit (2015)
– The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
– Aladdin (2019)*
– Avengers: Inifinity War (2018)*
– Avengers: Endgame (2019)*

October:
– The Comancheros (1961)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
– Berlin, I Love You (2019)
Ad Astra (2019)
Gemini Man (2019)
The Day Shall Come (2019)
Maleficent (2014)*
White Snake (2019)
Rare Beasts (2019)
Joker (2019)
Official Secrets (2019)
Talking About Trees (2019)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Wild Amsterdam (2018)
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)
Film Festival Film (2019)
Hi, A.I. (2019)
System Crasher (2019)
– Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)*
Martha: A Picture Story (2019)
– Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)*
Shooting the Mafia (2019)
The Lighthouse (2019)
– Fast Girls (2012)*
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
Runaway Jury (2003)

November:
– Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Le Mans ’66 (2019)
Let It Snow (2019)
Midway (2019)
The Aeronauts (2019)
The Night Before (2015)
– Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)*
Arthur Christmas (2011)*
– Free Fire (2016)* 
Frozen II (2019)
21 Bridges (2019)
The Knight Before Christmas (2019)
Geostorm (2017)
The Aftermath (2019)
Charlie’s Angels (2019)
Knives Out (2019)

December:
The Party’s Just Beginning (2018)
– Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)
– Hair Love (2019)
– Andy Murray: Resurfacing (2019)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)*
– Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)* 
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
Unlikely Angel (1996)
Little Woods (2018)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
Klaus (2019)
– The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)* 
– The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)* 
– The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)* 
– Beauty and the Beast (2017)*
– Ice Age (2002)*
– The Meg (2018)*
– Cool Runnings (1993)*
– Paddington 2 (2017)
– Zootopia (2016)*
– Moana (2016)
– Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)*
– Instant Family (2018)*
– The Nice Guys (2016)*
– Spectre (2015)*

 

Number of different films watched: 242
Number of times been to the cinema: 76

My Film Year in Review and my Film Related Goals of 2019

To say I had a good year when it comes to films in 2018 would be an understatement. Amazingly, I watched 365 different films in 2018! This wasn’t an intended goal but by around March/April time, when I was looking at my Letterboxd diary, I realised that I’d watched more films than days in the year so far. After that I decided to try and keep that up and try and hit 365 films. You can see a list of all the films I watched here and my Top Ten Favourite films of 2018 are here.

As for my film-related goals that I actually set, I did pretty well with those too. I wanted to complete the 52 Films by Women challenge for both directors and screenwriters and thanks to the number of films I watched, I managed to get way over 52 films for both directors and screenwriters. I watched 75 films directed by women (you can see the full list of them here) and 112 films that were written by women – my list of those films are on Letterboxd here.

I wanted to cut down on my unwatched DVD’s/Blu-Rays but that didn’t really happen, mainly because I fully embraced Netflix and Amazon Prime this year. I mentioned that I wanted to watch the rest of my Clint Eastwood boxset which didn’t happen, but I watched about 4 of those films so I’ve got over 20 films left to watch.

I have a Pro membership on Letterboxd and I love looking at the stats it gives me for the year.

My most watched actors were:

I started rewatching all the films in the MCU at the end of December 2017 so that rewatch continued into 2018. I watched The AvengersAvengers: Infinity War in 2018 so that’s why there’s 8 actors here who have been in at least one MCU film. I also rewatched the Harry Potter series so that counts for most of the rest of the actors on the list really. Though I did use Netflix and Amazon Prime to find and watch films starring Robert Downey Jr., Daniel Brühl, Jeremy Renner, Emma Thompson and Michelle Monaghan because I like all of those people and wanted to fill in the gaps of their filmographies I’d yet to see.

My most watched directors of the year also show how I rewatched the Harry Potter series and that I rewatched a lot of the MCU in 2018. While I watched over 70 films directed by women, very few of them were by the same director, or if they were, I watched two films by them so they didn’t make this list. For instance, the two films I watched that were directed by Ryan Fleck, It’s Kind of a Funny Story and Mississippi Grind, were also directed by Anna Boden but she didn’t manage to fit on the list.

Now for my film-related goals of 2019. While I’m very proud of the fact I watched 365 films last year, I don’t want to put pressure on myself to watch that many again or even more than that. I think I’m going to be more laid back with my film watching this year. I still want to see new films, but I also want to watch some of the many TV shows I missed last year and not feel bad that I’m watching a show instead of spending the same amount of time watching 5 films.

I want to complete the 52 Films by Women challenge for both directors and screenwriters again. I love how that challenge can push me out of my comfort zone and make me really think about what I’m watching. Plus now that I have, and properly use, Netflix and Amazon Prime it’s so much easier to find films that are made by women.

I didn’t buy many new DVD’s/Blu-Ray’s last year, or if I did I watched them almost straightaway, so I have almost 70 unwatched films on my shelves and in boxsets so if I could get that down by half that’d be nice. Maybe 2019 will be the year I finish my Clint Eastwood boxset?!

Do you have any film-related goals for 2019?

Films of 2018

Here are all the films I’ve watched this year. My main film-related goal for this year, as it’s been for the past two years, is to watch 52 Films by Women (both directors and screenwriters). You can find out more about what I’m watching on my Twitter or Letterboxd.

Without further ado, here’s what I’m watching in 2018! Film titles in bold are films I saw at the cinema and films with an asterisk are rewatches. Any title with a hyperlink goes to its review – whether that’s here on my blog or on Jumpcut Online which I contribute to.

January:
The Avengers (2012)*
Iron Man 3 (2013)*
Thor: The Dark World (2013)*
– Flash Gordon (1980)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)*
– The Siege (1998)
– Allegiant (2016)
The 5th Wave (2016)
– Fallen (2016)
– Vampire Academy (2014)
– Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
– The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
– Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
– Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
– Any Which Way You Can (1980)
Coco (2017)
Darkest Hour (2017)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
– A Royal Night Out (2015)
– Friends with Money (2006)
– Live Free or Die Hard (2007)*
– Fun Mom Dinner (2017)
– Power Rangers (2017)
Waterworld (1995)
– Garrett’s Gift (2007)
– The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
– The Intern (2015)
– Weird Science (1985)
– Firstborn (1984)
– WarGames (1983)
– Mudbound (2017)
– Heroin(e) (2017)
– Born of War (2013)
– Pan (2015)
– Bronco Billy (1980)
Bushwick (2017)
– Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
– Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

February:
– Cowboys & Aliens (2011)*
– Groundhog Day (1993)
– Crash (2004)
– Passengers (2008)
– Fargo (1996)
Jane Got a Gun (2015)
– The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
– Cristina (2016)
Black Panther (2018)
– San Andreas (2015)
– Battlefield Earth (2000)
– Hotel for Dogs (2009)
– It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
– Violet & Daisy (2011)
– Supernova (2000)
The Shape of Water (2017)
– Street Kings (2008)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)*
Black Panther (2018)*
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)*
Ant-Man (2015)*
Captain America: Civil War (2016)*
– Barely Lethal (2015)
– Zapped (2014)
– Teach Us All (2017)
– Descendants (2015)
– Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
– Avalon High (2010)
– Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Sky High (2005)
– Frenemies (2012)
Treasure Planet (2002)
– Meet the Robinsons (2007)
– Brother Bear (2003)

March:
– Get Shorty (1995)
– Be Cool (2005)
– Parker (2013)
– The Bone Collector (19990
– Very Good Girls (2013)
– Team Thor: Part 2 (2017)
– Burnt (2015)
The Post (2017)
– Goosebumps (2015)
Lady Bird (2017)
Gringo (2018)
Game Night (2018)
– What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)
– Annihilation (2018)
Tomb Raider (2018)
– Everest (2015)
– Colossal (2016)
– The Party (2017)
Love, Simon (2018)
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
– The House Bunny (2008)
– Triple 9 (2016)
– Adventureland (2009)
– Freeheld (2015)
Doctor Strange (2016)*
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)*
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)*
– My Life as a Courgette (2016)

April:
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)*
Pandorum (2009)
Unsane (2018)
– Sherlock Holmes (2009)*
– Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)*
A Quiet Place (2018)
– Automata (2014)
– Uptown Girls (2003)
– The Fifth Estate (2013)
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Rampage (2018)
Beyond Skyline (2017)
– Wolf Warrior (2015)
Beast (2017)
– Spooks: The Greater Good (2015)
– The Silent Child (2017)
– Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
– This Is The Life (2008)
Talvar (2015)
– Into the Storm (2014)
– The BFG (2016)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)*
– Wolf Warrior 2 (2017)
– Dirty Computer (2018)

May:
– Stratton (2017)
– Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
– The Final Year (2017)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)*
The Terminal (2004)
– No Strings Attached (2011)
– Wonder Boys (2000)
– Liberal Arts (2012)
What Maisie Knew (2012)
– London (2005)
– xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
– ManHunt (2017)
– Overdrive (2017)
– The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Zama (2017)
– Momentum (2015)
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Life of the Party (2018)
– The Wave (2015)
– Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
– Before Sunrise (1995)
– Before Sunset (2004)
– Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
– Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
– Natural Born Killers (1994)
– The Villainess (2017)
– I Am Not a Witch (2017)
– Bad Rap (2016)
– Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

June:
– Dude (2018)
The Tale (2018)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
– Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017)
The Polka King (2017)
– Rush Hour 2 (2001)
– Miles Ahead (2015)
– Come Sunday (2018)
– American Gangster (2007)
– Noah (2014)
– Colonia (2015)
– Alone in Berlin (2016)
– Men,Women & Children (2016)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
The Meddler (2015)
– The Big Wedding (2013)
– Hampstead (2017)
Set It Up (2018)
– Calvary (2014)
About Time (2013)
– The Little Prince (2015)
Mission: Impossible (1996)*
Mission: Impossible (2000)*

July:
Tag (2018)
Ocean’s 8 (2018)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)*
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)*
– Henry Box Brown (2008)
Tau (2018)
– The Shallows (2016)
– River of Grass (1994)
– Warcraft (2016)
– The One (2001)
Hotel Artemis (2018)
– Strokes of Genius (2018)
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)*
– The Mighty Quinn (1988)
– Escape to Victory (1981)*
– Contact (1887)
– Kiki and the MXfits (2018)
– Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
– Nothing Like a Dame (2018)
– Mannequin (1987)*
– The Greatest Showman (2017)*
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
– In the Loop (2009)
– Extinction (2018)
– Sleepless (2017)
– Take (2008)
– Paper Dragons (1996)
– Dahmer (2002)
– Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)*
– Man Up (2015)
– The Best of Me (2014)
– 6 Balloons (2018)

August:
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)*
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
– All the Money in the World (2017)
– 28 Days Later (2002)
– 28 Weeks Later (2007)
– Eagle vs Shark (2007)
– Don Jon (2013)
– Diagnosis (2017)
– Mississippi Grind (2015)
– Bride & Prejudice (2004)
– One Day (2011)
– Last Night (2010)
The Darkest Minds (2018)
The Meg (2018)
– The Pelican Brief (1993)
– Star Trek Beyond (2016)*
– Sunday (2014)
– Everybody’s Fine (2009)
– Immortals (2011)
– Unity (2015)
– Oldboy (2013)
Chi-Raq (2015)
– Pass Over (2018)
The Equalizer 2 (2018)
– Tears of the Sun (2003)
– Perfect Piece (2016)
– To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
– Strange Days (1995)
BlackkKklansman (2018)
Life Partners (2014)
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
– The 100 Years Show (2015)
– Night Moves (2013)
– Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

September:
Bao (2018)
Incredibles 2 (2018)
Christopher Robin (2018)
The Children Act (2017)
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
– Cellular (2004)*
– Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
5 to 7 (2014)
– Swallows and Amazons (2016)
– Hannibal (2001)
– I Saw the Light (2015)
Mile 22 (2018)
– The Land of Steady Habits (2018)
– True Heart (1999)
– The Feels (2017)
– In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)*
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)*
Crazy Rich Asians (2018)*
The Predator (2018)
A Simple Favour (2018)
The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)*
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)*
– Nappily Ever After (2018)
– Wedding Crashers (2005)
Train to Busan (2016)
– Chaplin (1992)
– Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)
– Wonder Woman (2017)*
– Megan Leavey (2017)
– Patriots Day (2016)

October:
– Rush (2013)*
– The Great Wall (2016)
– Black Panther (2018)*
– Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
– A Star Is Born (1976)
– Avengers: Infinity War (2018)*
– Wonder Woman (2017)*
– Fences (2016)
Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)
– A New York Winter’s Tale (2014)
The Hate U Give (2018)
Operation Finale (2018)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)*
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)*
Lizzie (2018)
Utøya: July 22 (2018)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)*
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)*
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
The Black Cauldron (1985)*
– The Magnificent Seven (2016)*
Roobha (2018)
– Thunder Road (2016)
Support the Girls (2018)
Mayfair (2018)
I Love My Mum (2019)
– Is That You? (2018)
The Guilty (2018)
Mug (2018)
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (2018)
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Lemonade (2018)
Supa Modo (2018)
Shoplifters (2018)
Júlia ist (2017)
High Fantasy (2017)
– Feline (2018)
Burning (2018)
Rafiki (2018)
The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

November:
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Beyond (2014)
– Pixels (2015)
– Stasis (2017)
Hardcore Henry (2016)
– They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)*
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Widows (2018)
– The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
– Esio Trot (2015)
– The Beyond (2017)
Gattaca (1997)
– 2 Days in Paris (2007)
– 2 Days in New York (2012)
– 7 Days in Havana (2012)
– 7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Disobedience (2017)
Dog Days (2018)

December:
Creed II (2018)
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
Robin Hood (2018)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)*
Green Book (2018)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Mortal Engines (2018)
– Dumplin’ (2018)
Christmas with the Coopers (2015)
– Ladies in Lavender (2004)
– Fast Five (2011)*
– The Mummy (1999)*
Aquaman (2018)
– John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (2018)
– 8 Mile (2002)
– A Most Wanted Man (2014)
– John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018)
– The Mummy Returns (2001)*
– The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)*
– The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2001)*
– The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)*
Bird Box (2018)
– Boy (2010)
– Ant-Man (2015)*
– Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)*
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
– Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)
– Legally Blonde (2001)*
– The Good Dinosaur (2015)
– The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)*
– Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)*
– Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
– Hunger (2008)
– Passengers (2016)
– Dumplin’ (2018)*
Bumblebee (2018)
– Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
– Breathe (2017)
– The Greatest Showman (2017)*
– Avengers: Infinity War (2018)*

Number of different films watched: 365
Number of times been to the cinema: 80

My Film Year in Review and my Film-Related Goals of 2018

I had a very good year when it comes to films in 2017. I watched 218 different films and went to the cinema 61 times. You can find a list of all the films I watched in 2017 here and my Top Ten Favourite films of the year here.

I only had a few film-related goals for 2017. They were to take part and complete the 52 Films by Women project for both directors and screenwriters again which I was successful in. I watched 54 films directed by women in 2017, you can find them all here, and 11 of them I saw at the cinema, 5 more than I saw in the cinema in 2016. I don’t know if that’s down to my taste in films or it’s a small sign that the movie industry is getting that bit more inclusive but it’s definitely a good thing. I also watched 60 films that were written or co-written by women in 2017 and you can see what films they were here.

I also wanted to watch more of my unwatched DVD’s and Blu-ray’s but that didn’t really happen. I did watch some of them, and didn’t buy as many as I usually do, but Netflix and Amazon Prime have become my first choice when I want to watch a film, which doesn’t help with my unwatched physical film problem.

I’ve been looking at my stats for 2017 on Letterboxd, mainly my most watched actors and directors of the year, which I always find quite interesting.

My most watched actors were:

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Films of 2017

Here are all the films I’ve watched this year. My film-related goals for this year are to watch 52 Films by Women (both directors and screenwriters) and to put a dent in my unwatched DVD’s and Blu-rays. You can find out more about what I’m reading on my Twitter or Letterboxd (which I am pretty good at updating).

So without further ado, here’s what I’m watching in 2017! Film titles bolded are films I saw at the cinema and films with an asterisk are rewatches. Any title with a hyperlink goes to its review.

January:
– Monsters University (2013)*
– When Harry Met Sally (1989)
– Coin Heist (2017)
– A Monster Calls (2016)
– Bullit (1968)
– Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)
– The Railway Man (2013)
– Delivery Man (2013)
– The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
– The Prince & Me (2004)
– xXx (2002)
– xXx: The Next Level (2005)
– Remember the Titans (2000)*
Jackie (2016)
– Tower Block (2012)
– Race (2016)
Learning to Drive (2014)

February:
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Ride (2014)
– The Road to El Dorado (2000)*
Hidden Figures (2016)
– The Butler (2013)*
– Dad’s Army (2016)
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Moonlight (2016)
– A History of Violence (2005)
– Friends with Kids (2011)
– 28 Days (2000)
Blackfish (2013)
– Chain Reaction (1996)

March:
Logan (2017)
Logan (2017)*
– Solaris (2002)
– Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love he Bomb (1964)
– Austenland (2013)
– The Intervention (2016)
– Raising Arizona (1987)
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
– Green Room (2015)
– The Testimony (2015)
– Refugee (2016)
– Dragon Blade (2015)
Viceroy’s House (2017)
Free Fire (2016)
– Maggie’s Plan (2015)
– The Nice Guys (2016)*
– The Light Between Oceans (2016)
– John Wick (2014)
– Insurgent (2015)
– Seventh Son (2014)
– The Darkest Hour (2011)

April:
– Catch That Kid (2004)
– The Whistleblower (2010)
– Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
– The Fast and the Furious (2001)*
– 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)*
– The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)*
– Fast & Furious (2009)*
– Fast Five (2011)*
– Fast & Furious 6 (2013)*
– Furious 7 (2015)*
Fast & Furious 8 (2017)
– Agora (2009)
– The Drop (2014)
Fast & Furious 8 (2017)*
– The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Sister Act (1992)*
– Patriot Games (1992)
– Lords of Dogtown (2005)
– 13 (2010)
– An Education (2009)
The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
Their Finest (2016)
– Escape from L.A. (1996)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
– Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)*

May:
– Resident Evil (2002)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
– Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)*
– The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)*
– King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)
Miss Sloane (2016)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)*
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)*
– Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (2015)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)*
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

June:
Wonder Woman (2017)
Wonder Woman (2017)*
– Dying of the Light (2014)
Z for Zachariah (2015)
– Heart of a Dog (2015)
Wonder Woman (2017)*
– Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)*
Gifted (2017)
Rudderless (2014)
– Star Trek Beyond (2016)*
My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Baby Driver (2017)
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
– Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
– The Woman in Black (2012)
– 1 Night (2016)

July:
Europa Report (2013)
– The Girl with all the Gifts (2016)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
– Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)*
– Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)*
– Speech & Debate (2017)
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Dunkirk (2017)
– Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Miss Meadows (2014)
The Big Sick (2017)

August:
– In a Heartbeat (2017)
Message from the King (2016)
Carrie Pilby (2016)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Detroit (2017)
– Doctor Strange (2016)
– John Wick 2 (2017)
– Pride & Prejudice (2005)
– Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
– Another Mother’s Son (2017)
– Doctor Dolittle 3 (2006)
– Captain Fantastic (2016)
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)
– I, Frankenstein (2014)
Girls Trip (2017)
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
The Greatest (2009)
Atomic Blonde (2017)
The Dark Tower (2017)
– Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
– Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
– Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
– My Blueberry Nights (2007)
– Miss You Already (2015)
– Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
Patti Cake$ (2017)
– The Transporter Refueled (2015)
– Maximum Ride (2016)

September:
– Mamma Mia! (2008)*
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
– Mother’s Day (2016)
Wind River (2017)
– Hell or High Water (2016)
– Beethoven’s 2nd (1993)*
– Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
– Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
– The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)
The Mask You Live In (2015)
– Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
– Five Nights in Maine (2015)

October:
The Fits (2015)
Journey’s End (2017)
Columbus (2017)
My Friend Dahmer (2017)
The Mountain Between Us (2017)
October Kiss (2015)
Home Again (2017)
The Death of Stalin (2017)
The Rider (2017)
Downsizing (2017)
The Boy Downstairs (2017)
The White Girl (2017)
The Prince of Nothingwood (2017)
– Thor (2011)*
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
– Thor: The Dark World (2013)*
– Poseidon (2006)
– Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Marshall (2017)
– Kiss the Girls (1997)
– Spirited Away (2001)
– Kill the Messenger (2014)
– The Divide (2015)

November:
6 Days (2017)
– Red Dawn (2012)
– Stories We Tell (2012)
Sand Storm (2016)
– Thirteen (2003)
Revenge for Jolly! (2012)
– Miss Stevens (2016)
Justice League (2017)
– Shark Tale (2004)
Battle of the Sexes (2017)
– In Secret (2013)
Molly’s Game (2017)

December:
– Clash of the Titans (2010)
– The Nativity Story (2006)
– Wrath of the Titans (2012)
– I Am Jane Doe (2017)
All This Panic (2016)
– A Wish for Christmas (2016)
Denial (2016)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Happy Christmas (2014)
– The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)*
– The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)*
– The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)*
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)*
– Miss Sloane (2016)*
– Paddington (2014)
– The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)*
– Wonder Woman (2017)*
– Toy Story 3 (2010)*
The Florida Project (2017)
– Cinderella (2015)
The Greatest Showman (2017)
Iron Man (2008)*
The Incredible Hulk (2008)*
– Australia (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)*
Thor (2011)*
– Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant (2011)*
– The Good Time Girls (2017)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)*
– Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer (2011)*

Number of different films watched: 218
Number of times been to the cinema: 61