Sunday, January 07, 2018

Movies Roundup 2017

Here comes the 8th Annual Movies Roundup of the Year post. This time delayed by a week due to travels, and that also meant I had my first 0 (that is z.e.r.o) blog posts in 2017, first time since I started to blog a dozen years back. Anyway, that shall be taken care of this year, now back to why we're here - Movies of 2017.

If you enjoy a bit of stats and nostalgia, here are the reviews from the years gone by  200920102011201220132014, 2015, & 2016.

Like the previous year, 2017 was a year of #100MoviesPact with friends as well. However, quite early on I had reset my target to 52 (one per week) as I had a lot of shows to catch up on, and yes, completed all 7 seasons of Game of Thrones from ground zero. So, my final tally of 66, though 10 short of 2016, was actually satisfying.

Here is the Summary Table (in its 11th year) of movies released in the same year (2017 for this post) that I watched.

Year     # Seen    Hindi:English:Bangla   Top Rating  Avg. Rating
2007     32               22:10:0                           9.0             5.78
2008     30               23:7:0                             8.5             6.35
2009     24               18:6:0                             9.0             6.85
2010     25               16:9:0                             8.5             6.62
2011     22               15:6:1                             8.5             6.77
2012     28               12:11:5                           9.0             7.33
2013     28               14:14:0                           9.0             7.12
2014     16               10:6:0                             9.0             6.16 
2015     26               20:6:0                             9.0             6.55
2016     30               17:13:0                           9.5             6.98
2017     31               17:13:0*                          9.0             7.03

*1 of the 2017 release movies was the Czech movie Ice Mother. 

Good to touch an average of 7s in spite of watching more current year movies than in any year since 2007.

The split of the movies by source (not just 2017 movies) was as follows, and like last year the Seattle Public Library was once again the shining star, providing DVDs from another era to the just released Wonder Woman and Trapped. 


DVD - Loaned24
In-Flight15
Amazon Video11
Theatre5
Netflix5
Others4
YouTube1
DVD - Owned1
Grand Total66
And now for rankings. As always, Top 5 Hindi and English movies of the year (released in 2017). Disclaimer: I haven't watched a bunch of highly acclaimed movies such as: any of the Golden Globe nominees! and quite a few Bollywood ones like Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Savdhan, Secret Superstar, Tumhari Sulu etc.

English Movies

5. Logan Lucky

4. Wonder Woman

3. Get Out

2. Born In China

1. The Founder


(Full List of 2017 Hollywood)

The Founder9.0
Born In China9.0
Wonder Woman8.5
Logan Lucky8.5
Get Out8.5
The Lego Batman Movie8.0
I Am Not Your Negro8.0
Hidden Figures8.0
Get Me Roger Stone8.0
Gerald's Game8.0
The Big Sick7.5
Spiderman: Homecoming7.5
Baby Driver7.5
The Lovers7.0
Silence7.0
The Red Turtle6.0
Fifty Shades Darker2.0
Grand Total8.0

Hindi Movies

5. Meri Pyaari Bindu

4. Raees

3. A Death In The Gunj

2. Newton

1. Trapped (Movie of The Year)


(Full list of 2017 Bollywood)

Trapped9.0
Raees9.0
Newton9.0
A Death In The Gunj9.0
Meri Pyaari Bindu8.0
Hindi Medium7.0
Simran6.5
Jolly LLB 26.0
Tiger Zinda Hai5.5
Naam Shabana5.5
The Ghazi Attack5.0
Haraamkhor5.0
Jab Harry Met Sejal4.0
Kaabil3.5
Grand Total6.3

And below please find the rest of 35 movies, by language, by rating, which I saw this year but were released earlier. 


BanglaPratidwandi 8.5
Seemabaddha7.0
Kanchanjungha7.0
EnglishManchester By The Sea9.0
Nocturnal Animals8.5
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory8.0
Sully8.0
Lion8.0
Jackie8.0
Fences8.0
Deepwater Horizon8.0
Crimes and Misdemeanors8.0
Arrival8.0
Moonlight7.5
Snowden7.0
Race7.0
Moana7.0
La La Land 7.0
Kubo And The Two Strings7.0
Hell or High Water7.0
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them7.0
Cafe Society7.0
Inferno6.0
Don't Breathe6.0
Blow6.0
A Hologram For The King6.0
Mostly Sunny5.0
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back5.0
Bridget Jones's Baby5.0
Doctor Strange4.0
GreekWorlds Apart7.0
HindiNeerja8.5
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil5.0
PersianThe Salesman8.5
SwedishA Man Called Ove8.0
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