What I've Watched In 2017

As I have continued to do since 2012, I documented everything I've watched (projected/digital movies, documentaries and completed episodic series/miniseries events) in 2017. During the turn of 2018, I continued my tradition to reflect on what I watched in the past year during the many insane and insomniacal hours of my life (anything to escape this Mad King bullshitery) - and have decided to carry on my tradition of declaring my "top" favorites to match the year's last two digits.

Remember: these are not strictly "made in 2017" titles: Rather, it's everything I've visually (and mentally) absorbed DURING 2017 which I have never seen (or seen completed/remastered/uncut/etc) in my lifetime.

The following are my "Top 17" in relative order:

Blade Runner 2049
Arrival (2016)
Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
Orphan Black (BBC America series)
Sense8 (Netflix series, season 2)
T2 Trainspotting
Happy! (SyFy series)
Logan (2017)
Westworld: The Maze (HBO series, season 1)
Taboo (2017, BBC/FX series)
Passengers (2016)
Travelers (Netflix series, seasons 1-2)
War For The Planet Of The Apes
Stranger Things (Netflix series, season 2)
What Happened To Monday
Gleason (2016)
Maggie (2015)

Honorable mentions worth definitely mentioning:
Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2, Bright (2017), American Horror Story: Cult (US series), Okja (2017), Dark Matter (US series), I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore, The Crown (Netflix series), The Young Pope (HBO miniseries), The Final Cut (2004)


The following is everything (the good and the bad ... and there were several extremes of both in the bunch):

13 Reasons Why (Netflix series)
@Midnight (US nightly show)
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Alien: Covenant
American Horror Story: Cult (US series)
A Monster Calls
Amy Schumer: The Leather Special
Arrival (2016)
Assassin's Creed
Be Here Now
Blade Runner 2049
Bright (2017)
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds
Burnt
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Central Intelligence
Channel Zero: No-End House (US series)
Cleverman (Sundance/AU series)
Collateral Beauty
Con Man (Vimeo/SyFy series)
Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight
Crimson Peak (2015)
Dark Matter (US series)
Demolition
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016-2017 BBC series)
Doctor Strange (2016)
Driving Miss Daisy
Embers
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Finding Dory
Fire In The Sky (1993)
Fray (2012)
Furious 7
Gaga: Five Foot Two
Get Out (2017)
Ghostbusters (2016)
Ghost In The Shell (2017)
Gleason (2016)
Goat (2016)
Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2
Happy! (SyFy series)
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
Hidden Figures
Humans (BBC/AMC series)
I.T.
Ice Age: Collision Course
I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore
Incorporated (US series)
Independence Day: Resurgence
Jackie
Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin'?
Keeping Up With The Joneses
Life (2016)
Lion (2016)
Logan (2017)
Loving
Maggie (2015)
Memento (Chronological version, Ltd. Ed DVD, 2000)
Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Nerve
Nocturnal Animals
No Tomorrow (US series)
Oasis (Amazon test pilot)
Okja (2017)
Orphan Black (BBC America series)
Passengers (2016)
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation
Rings (2016)
Sausage Party
Sense8 (Season 2)(Netflix series)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows
Sinister
Spectral (2016)
Spielberg (HBO Documentary)
Split (2016, M. Night Shyamalan)
Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
Storks
Straight Outta Compton
Stranger Things (Season 2)(Netflix series)
Suicide Squad (Extended Cut, 2016)
Swiss Army Man
T2 Trainspotting
Taboo (2017, BBC/FX series)
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron
The BFG
The Boss (2016)
The Box (2009)
The Circle
The Conjuring 2
The Crown (Season 1)(Netflix series)
The Final Cut (2004)
The Hunter's Prayer (2017)
The Immortal Life Of Loretta Lacks
The Incredible Jessica James
The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
The Leftovers (HBO series)
The LEGO Batman Movie
The Nice Guys (2016)
The OA (Season 1)(Netflix series)
The Osiris Child
The Other Side Of The Door
The Problem With Apu
The Purge: Election Year
The Ranger (32 minutes, 2015)
The Secret Life Of Bees
The Secret Life Of Pets
The Strain (US series)
The Truth Is In The Stars (2017 Netflix)
The Visit
The Young Pope (HBO miniseries)
Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman (US series)
Tomorrowland (2015)
Torchwood: Miracle Day (UK series)
Travelers (Season 1 & 2)(Netflix series)
Trevor Noah: Afraid Of The Dark
Vice Principals (HBO series)
War For The Planet Of The Apes
Westworld: The Maze (Season 1) (HBO series)
What Happened To Monday
What We Do In The Shadows
Why Him?

"Top 12" of 2012
"Top 13" of 2013
"Top 14" of 2014
"Top 15" of 2015
"Top 16" of 2016
"Top 18" of 2018
"Top 19" of 2019


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