200 Film Challenge - 2017by jamesh5 | created - 06 Jan 2017 | updated - 03 Jan 2018 | Public
My attempt to see 200 new (to me) films in 2017. I achieved 287 in 2016.
#100 achieved mid-way through August with À bout de souffle (1960) #200 acheived in Decemeber with Bright (2017)
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1. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Recently released from a mental hospital; Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God.
2. The Passenger (1975)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of coopting the identity of a dead arms dealer acquaintance.
Votes: 20,323 | Gross: $0.62M
3. All That Jazz (1979)
R | 123 min | Drama, Music, Musical
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid career of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
Votes: 26,621 | Gross: $37.82M
4. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.
Votes: 111,783 | Gross: $2.29M
5. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
British POWs are forced to build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors, not knowing that the allied forces are planning to destroy it.
Votes: 196,369 | Gross: $44.91M
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama
A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Votes: 8,650 | Gross: $0.27M
7. Harakiri (1962)
Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History
When a ronin requesting seppuku at a feudal lord's palace is told of the brutal suicide of another ronin who previously visited, he reveals how their pasts are intertwined - and in doing so challenges the clan's integrity.
8. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Approved | 228 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 257,892 | Gross: $44.82M
9. Atonement (2007)
R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Votes: 240,512 | Gross: $50.93M
10. After Hours (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho who he met that evening at a coffee shop.
Votes: 55,391 | Gross: $10.60M
11. Woman in the Dunes (1964)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Thriller
An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.
12. The Elephant Man (1980)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.
13. Paths of Glory (1957)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, War
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
14. Modern Times (1936)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
Votes: 207,667 | Gross: $0.16M
15. 20th Century Women (2016)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.
Votes: 37,426 | Gross: $5.66M
16. Dial M for Murder (1954)
PG | 105 min | Crime, Thriller
A tennis player tries to arrange his wife's murder after learning of her affair.
Votes: 150,787 | Gross: $0.01M
17. 8½ (1963)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.
Votes: 104,968 | Gross: $0.05M
18. Viridiana (1961)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.
19. City Lights (1931)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.
Votes: 159,842 | Gross: $0.02M
20. Before Sunrise (1995)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
Votes: 257,591 | Gross: $5.54M
21. The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy
The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.
22. Sanjuro (1962)
Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.
23. Le Samouraï (1967)
GP | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further into a corner.
Votes: 43,017 | Gross: $0.04M
24. Ikiru (1952)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.
Votes: 63,884 | Gross: $0.06M
25. Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
Not Rated | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.
Votes: 21,005 | Gross: $0.37M
26. The Handmaiden (2016)
Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.
Votes: 100,030 | Gross: $2.01M
27. M (1931)
Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
Votes: 137,160 | Gross: $0.03M
28. Jackie (V) (2016)
R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
Votes: 70,596 | Gross: $13.96M
29. The Graduate (1967)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.
Votes: 247,733 | Gross: $104.95M
30. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Western
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.
Votes: 189,424 | Gross: $14.50M
31. Orpheus (1950)
Not Rated | 112 min | Fantasy, Drama, Romance
A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld.
32. Samsara (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
Votes: 31,945 | Gross: $2.67M
33. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
Votes: 257,393 | Gross: $27.85M
34. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Votes: 109,871 | Gross: $5.01M
35. Contempt (1963)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance
Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.
Votes: 27,205 | Gross: $0.04M
36. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Votes: 19,536 | Gross: $1.33M
37. Sunrise (1927)
Passed | 94 min | Drama, Romance
An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.
Votes: 45,573 | Gross: $0.54M
38. Good Time (2017)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Votes: 75,118 | Gross: $2.03M
39. Loving (2016)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.
Votes: 30,125 | Gross: $7.70M
40. A Ghost Story (2017)
R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.
Votes: 55,399 | Gross: $1.60M
41. Tower (2016)
TV-14 | 82 min | Documentary, Animation, Crime
Animation, testimony, and archival footage combine to relate the events of August 1, 1966 when a gunman opened fire from the University of Texas clock tower, killing 16 people.
Votes: 7,072 | Gross: $0.09M
42. The Death of Stalin (2017)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly thirty years, Soviet dictator Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.
Votes: 79,060 | Gross: $8.04M
43. The Lost City of Z (2016)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Major Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.
Votes: 74,564 | Gross: $8.58M
44. Paper Moon (1973)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Votes: 40,657 | Gross: $30.93M
45. Wild Strawberries (1957)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance