2017 in Review – Top Ten New-to-Me Films


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.

  1.  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!

4 thoughts on “2017 in Review – Top Ten New-to-Me Films

    • Judex is 1963 and I think you would LOVE it! Good triumphs over evil for a change! And it is so cleverly and beautifully made.

  1. Thought the blog today would be about movies released in 2017 for some reason!

    A Happy New Year to you (and Mr Bea), may your watching not be interrupted by silly things like reality, this is the world of fantasy and waaaay more important!

    • I haven’t seen any movies made in 2017. Sadly, I remain firmly rooted in the past! Happy New Year to you and Mrs. Laurie.

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