I slacked off somewhat on my movie watching for 2017 and have high hopes that I won’t be distracted so much by Real Life in 2018. My viewing for the year began with 1960 and ended about half way into 1963. I logged 381 films on Letterboxd.
I saw too many great films to count. Since I’ve been seeking out classic movies for a long time, many of the best were re-watches. Still there were many gems that were new to me. Films that I rated 9/10 that did not make this list are: Leon Morin, Priest (1961) The Steam Roller and the Violin (1961) and Vive le Tour (1962).
Here’s 10 favorite films I saw for the first time in 2016. They are not ranked but in chronological order.
- Wild River (1960) – directed by Elia Kazan
2. The Virgin Spring (1960) – directed by Ingmar Bergman
3. Through a Glass Darkly (1961) – directed by Ingmar Bergman
4. The Days of Wine and Roses (1962) – directed by Blake Edwards
5. Advise and Consent (1962) – directed by Otto Preminger
6. The Longest Day (1962) – directed by Ken Annakin, Ardrew Marton, and Bernhard Wicki
7. America America (1963) – directed by Elia Kazan
8. The Organizer (1963) – directed by Mario Monicelli
9. Judex (1963) – directed by Georges Franju
10. Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie – directed by Vilgot Sjöman
A Happy Healthy and Prosperous 2018 to one and all!