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Top 40 Favorites 2017

40 films

The specific order is not too important, but they do fall into tiers.

Tier 1: 1 Tier 2: 2-3 Tier…

  • First Man
  • First Reformed
  • The Other Side of the Wind
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Bisbee '17

2018 Ranked

230 films

Based on US theatrical/streaming release (or if never released theatrically, the last US release on IMDb as of the time…

  • High Flying Bird
  • Glass
  • Hanagatami
  • Climax
  • Us

2019 Probable Rewatches

13 films

Refresher for films that have had time to breathe for the purpose of year ends: growers, second chances, and 4…

  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Wind Rises
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Spirited Away
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Hayao Miyazaki: Ranked

11 films

Finally watched the last of his features. This is only his features. Of what’s considered his superlative work, I’ve never…

  • The Green Fog
  • Mrs. Fang
  • Monrovia, Indiana
  • Dead Souls

2018 Misses

10 films

Auxiliary watchlist for those movies on my radar that never got a release in my neck of the woods

  • On the Beach at Night Alone
  • The Other Side of Hope
  • Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle
  • Sleep Has Her House

2017 Misses

7 films

A way of keeping track of releases I missed out on in a given year that were on my watchlist…

  • Wolf Children
  • Mirai
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  • The Boy and the Beast
  • Summer Wars

Mamoru Hosoda: Ranked

5 films

Very few established directors I follow can I say I have seen all of their work (in Hosoda’s case: non-franchise…

  • Sleep Has Her House
  • Engram of Returning
  • Strangely Ordinary This Devotion

Where can I watch this stuff?

3 films

Avant-garde or experimental films from my watchlist I cannot find a means to watch. This is also a subsidiary watchlist.…

  • Moonlight
  • The Handmaiden
  • Marguerite
  • Jackie
  • Cameraperson

Top 35 Favorite Movies 2016

35 films

The order isn't that important. I mostly went down a list of films that stood out to me and marked…