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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Movies I watched in 2017

Hello!
2017 was a big success for movie watching! I will only be listing the movies that I saw for the first time in 2017, as I re-watch WAY to many movies to keep track of. I do not like all of these, in fact I watched my least favorite movie this year, but they are all here. I will be listing them in the order that I saw them in. If you are interested, here is my list from 2016.

Clarifications:
Ones with a ~ means I saw it in a theater.
Ones with an asterisk I saw more than once.
To be on this list I must have seen more than half of it, the ending, and cannot have missed more than half an hour of it.

Movies:

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966) {Wait, what? This is the first movie you saw in 2017, MC? Yeah, I wasn't really watching, but I don't want to watch it again so I'm counting it.}
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
The Man From Laramie (1955)
Beauty and the Beast (2017) ~*
3 Ring Circus (1954)
Candleshoe (1977)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Princess Mononoke (1997) {One of the strangest movies I have ever seen. My sisters and I sat there with our mouths open for the whole thing. We were thinking, "What in the world is this?"}
E. T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
Moana (2016) {My sisters convinced me to watch this. I wasn't going to.}
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) *
The Lady in the Van (2015)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Grease (1978) {You guessed it, this is my least favorite movie EVER. It is sssooo bad. It doens't deserve a picture.}
The Penguins of Madagasgar (2014)
West Side Story (1961)
Amadeus (1984) {Not what I expected...}
Minions (2015) {Sigh. I did not watch this by choice. I was babysitting a little boy and this was the only movie he wanted to watch.}
My Favorite Brunette (1947) *
Father Goose (1964)
The Swan Princess (1994)
The Proud Rebel (1958)
The Good Dinosaur (2016)
The Man From Snowy River (1982)
Albion: The Enchanted Stallion (2016)
Man Without a Star (1955)
High School Musical (2006) {Once again, my sister convinced me to watch it. I was not impressed. Especially because she started singing the songs non-stop.}
Descendants 2 (2017) {I really like fairytale retellings/continuations so I had to watch this.}
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
The Illusionist (2006) *
Libeled Lady (1936)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
The Sting (1973) {I am breaking the rules here. I don't think I saw even half of it, but I got the general idea.}
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000) {This was actually really hilarious.}
Roxanne (1987) {I agree with my grandma's statement after watching it. "It was good, but I don't need to see that one again."}
Snow Dogs (2002)
The Founder (2016) {Didn't like this one, Michael Keaton wasn't funny.}
Harvey (1950)
Rango (2011)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Murder on the Orient Express (2017) ~
Splash (1984) {Blah, even though I look like Daryl Hannah, I didn't like this one.}
Shorts (2009)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) {Yes, I know it's weird, but my sisters and I might have a little bit of an obsession with them.}
The X-Files (1998) {On this one I wasn't really watching either, but I watched it anyway.}
Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
STAR WARS: The Last Jedi (2017) ~
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
Richie Rich (1994)
Finding Neverland (2004) {I didn't like this as much as I thought I would.}
A Christmas Carol (1984)
Total: 53

Short films:

The Golf Specialist (1925)
The Dentist (1932)
{These were W.C.Fields shorts.)
Malice in the Palace (1949) {Three Stooges}

Total: 3

Series:

Robin Hood BBC (2006-2009) [REWATCH for my Robin Hood BBC Watch-Along)
Downton Abbey, Season 4, episode 4 - Season 6, episode 5.
Call the Midwife, 1 episode
Once Upon a Time, 1 episode

My Ten New-to-me Favorites:

1. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
2. STAR WARS: The Last Jedi (2017)
3. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
4. The Man From Snowy River (1982)
5. The Illusionist (2006) {There is an "iffy" part, but the rest is ssoo great!}
6. Chariots of Fire (1981) {Isn't this the best name!?}
7. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
8. Father Goose (1964)
9. E. T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
10. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

This was the first time I really have had trouble deciding which is my favorite, because all these movies are so different!

Because it is a new year, I decided I needed a new header.
These are my five (current) favorite movies from left to right: Singin' in the Rain, STAR WARS: A New Hope, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Son of Monte Cristo, and Beauty and the Beast!

Thank you all for reading! Have a great 2018!

MovieCritic