2017 Film Rankings

“Of all the movie theaters in all the towns in all the world, she walked into mine…”

Rick Blaine, played by Humphrey Bogart, spoke that line in the 1942 film, Casablanca. Or maybe he was talking about gin? I can never remember…images-1

Anyway, 2017 was quite the year for movies and I sat my butt down for a whole lot of them. So, here’s list of every movie I watched in theaters in 2017, ranked from favorite to least favorite.

**These are strictly my opinion and my opinion alone**

  1. Get Out –  Oscar Winner for “Best Original Screenplay”
  2. Wonder Woman
  3. Call Me By Your Name – Oscar Winner for “Best Adapted Screenplay”
  4. Logan – 1 Oscar Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay
  5. Thor: Ragnorak
  6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  7. The Greatest Showman – 1 Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song “This is Me”
  8. The Shape of Water – Oscar Winner for “Best Picture”
  9. War for the Planet of the Apes – 1 Oscar Nomination for Best Visual Effects
  10. Atomic Blonde
  11. The LEGO Batman Movie
  12. Baby Driver –  3 Oscar Nominations, including Best Editing
  13. Lady Bird – 5 Oscar Nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director
  14. Dunkirk – 3 Oscar Wins, including Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing & Best Sound Editing
  15. Beauty and the Beast – 2 Oscar Nominations including Best Costume Design
  16. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 – 1 Oscar Nomination for Best Visual Effects
  17. Everything, Everything
  18. Girls Trip
  19. Kong: Skull Island – 1 Oscar Nomination for Best Visual Effects
  20. The Fate of the Furious
  21. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 4 Oscar Nominations including Best Visual Effects
  22. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  23. Ingrid Goes West
  24. Happy Death Day
  25. Life
  26. The Boss Baby – 1 Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Feature
  27. Saban’s Power Rangers
  28. The Zookeeper’s Wife
  29. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
  30. Baywatch
  31. Split
  32. Murder on the Orient Express
  33. Table 19
  34. The Hitman’s Bodyguard
  35. Home Again
  36. A Dog’s Purpose
  37. The Space Between Us
  38. Rough Night
  39. Unforgettable
  40. Justice League
  41. Valerian & The City of a Thousand Planets
  42. A Cure for Wellness
  43. The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Escape Into the World

Now feels like as good a time as any

To escape into the world

To explore the far reaches

That are anywhere but here

Where the required learning

Requires much unlearning

And instead, instead

Find a place that’s already been found

But has yet to be found by you

And you

And you

And you

And me


Day of Birth

On this day

Twenty-seven years ago

I was brought into this world

I assume I had a thoughtful picture

Of what my life would be like at 27

When I was 15 or 20 or even 25

I’m glad I can’t recall what that picture was

Because now

I can make this year anything I want it to be