Seen 2017

by ninjaalexs | created - 06 Jan 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

A list of all TV and films I have seen in 2017.

Best Film: T2 Trainspotting Worst Film: Groupie Girl or The Rugrats Movie Best TV: The Armando Iannucci Shows Worst TV: Child Genius vs Celebrities

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1. T2 Trainspotting (2017)

R | 117 min | Drama

67 Metascore

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 96,356 | Gross: $2.40M

Watched at the cinema.

2. The Fire Within (1963)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Maurice Ronet, Léna Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps

Votes: 7,014

Saw this around 2002. Rewatched this year, not Malle's masterpiece, but a great film.

3. Neds (2010)

TV-14 | 124 min | Drama

Encompassed by violent street gangs, neglectful parents, bullying teachers and a dearth of positive role models, a studious but emotionally abandoned kid turns thug.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Conor McCarron, Greg Forrest, Joe Szula, Mhairi Anderson

Votes: 7,624

Great film.

4. Control (2007)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

78 Metascore

A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 57,738 | Gross: $0.87M

Watched on Amazon Prime.

5. Kill Your Friends (2015)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

45 Metascore

An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Thomas Conroy, James Corden, Georgia King

Votes: 8,146

Watched on Prime. Great film.

6. The Court Jester (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 10,474

Great film.

7. The Devil's Advocate (1997)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

60 Metascore

An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 301,094 | Gross: $60.98M

Very good and thought provoking. Watched on Prime.

8. Pusher (1996)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Thriller

72 Metascore

A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric, Laura Drasbæk, Slavko Labovic

Votes: 31,169 | Gross: $0.00M

Excellent film.

9. With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

Tony is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Leif Sylvester, Anne Sørensen, Øyvind Hagen-Traberg

Votes: 16,636

10. I'm the Angel of Death: Pusher III (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

Milo tries to be a family man and run his criminal organization, but a wrong drug shipment endangers everything.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Zlatko Buric, Marinela Dekic, Slavko Labovic, Ramadan Huseini

Votes: 12,173

11. Fish Tank (2009)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing, Rebecca Griffiths

Votes: 54,750 | Gross: $0.37M

Excellent film - watched on Amazon Prime.

12. The Innocents (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror

A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 23,527 | Gross: $2.62M

Excellent ghost film.

13. Constantine (2005)

R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

50 Metascore

Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf

Votes: 276,636 | Gross: $75.98M

Style over substance, but very underrated.

14. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

Votes: 137,632 | Gross: $43.22M

Solid cheesy action film.

15. Spotlight (I) (2015)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 363,071 | Gross: $45.06M

Excellent film. Watched on Amazon Prime.

16. The Snowman (2017)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

23 Metascore

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonas Karlsson

Votes: 47,241 | Gross: $6.67M

Watched at the cinema.

17. What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. ... See full summary »

Directors: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin | Stars: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Ben Miller

Votes: 17,025

Excellent comedy film.

18. The Wrestler (2008)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sport

81 Metascore

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis

Votes: 276,767 | Gross: $26.24M

Very good, didn't like the ending though.

19. Allied (2016)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Vincent Ebrahim

Votes: 124,907 | Gross: $40.07M

Watched on Sky Movies.

20. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis, Christina Vidal

Votes: 29,933 | Gross: $4.77M

Needs no introduction.

21. Submarine (2010)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.

Director: Richard Ayoade | Stars: Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor

Votes: 79,638 | Gross: $0.47M

Watched on Amazon Prime. Very good.

22. The Armando Iannucci Shows (2001– )

26 min | Comedy

Observations of society and life by Armando Iannucci in comedy sketches and narration.

Stars: Armando Iannucci, Hugh Cecil, Karen Ascoe, Melanie Hudson

Votes: 791

Equal parts genius and filler. I saw some of these on first broadcast, but I didn't see them all.

23. Car Share (2015–2018)

30 min | Comedy

When a supermarket issues a new car share scheme. Assistant manager John Redmond and promotions rep Kayleigh Kitson are forced to commute together every day. But will they get along?

Stars: Peter Kay, Sian Gibson, Danny Swarsbrick, Guy Garvey

Votes: 3,303

Series 2 only.

24. Mustang (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

83 Metascore

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan

Votes: 30,756 | Gross: $0.85M

Watched on Amazon Prime. Excellent film.

25. God Bless America (2011)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

56 Metascore

On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith, Melinda Page Hamilton

Votes: 65,843 | Gross: $0.12M

Very good. Watched on Amazon Prime.

26. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

72 Metascore

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 220,110 | Gross: $184.21M

Not a masterpiece, but well worth watching.

27. 21 (2008)

PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, History

48 Metascore

"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Yoo

Votes: 213,198 | Gross: $81.16M

Much better than I expected a really good film.

28. Cucumber (2015)

50 min | Drama

Modern gay life in Manchester.

Stars: Vincent Franklin, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Fisayo Akinade, Freddie Fox

Votes: 2,651

I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. Let down by being overly preachy ion places and some shonky dialogue.

29. Hu meng wei long (1995)

92 min | Action

A group of terrorists murder the captain of a cruise ship and take everyone hostage. Their plan is to steal the uranium being stored in the ship's safe. It's up to a security officer and a pickpocketing cocktail waitress to stop them.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Kenny Ho, Christy Chung, Elaine Lui, Wing Cho

Votes: 303

Red Wolf - Watched on Amazon Prime. Great action scenes.

30. Personal Services (1987)

R | 105 min | Comedy

The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Julie Walters, Alec McCowen, Shirley Stelfox, Danny Schiller

Votes: 1,167 | Gross: $1.74M

Watched on Youtube. Very good film.

31. Sean's Show (1992–1993)

30 min | Comedy

Comedian Sean Hughes is plucked from obscurity and trapped in a TV reconstruction of his Muswell Hill flat, where his everyday bumblings are exposed to the gaze of a studio audience

Stars: Sean Hughes, Michael Troughton, Eileen Way, Victor McGuire

Votes: 98

Hugely enjoyable.

32. King Girl (1998 TV Movie)

72 min | Drama

Gail, a fourteen-year-old from a middle class family in Leeds, is grieving over the death of her father. At school, she is tormented by a gang of other girls lead by Glenn, who comes from a... See full summary »

Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Louise Atkins, Maxine Campling, Sue Cleaver, Angela Forrest

Votes: 48

Very good bullying drama.

33. The Passing Show: The Life and Music of Ronnie Lane (2006)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

This brilliant musical documentary tells the story of Ronnie Lane from his heyday with first the Small Faces and then the Faces through the sixties and seventies and then his experiments ... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Williams | Stars: Ronnie Lane, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Ian McLagan

Votes: 32

Excellent documentary.

34. Lady Luck (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

A woman marries a gambler with the hopes of reforming him, but things don't quite work out the way she planned.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Robert Young, Barbara Hale, Frank Morgan, James Gleason

Votes: 275

Excellent golden oldie.

35. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Just Another Saturday (1975)

77 min | Comedy, Drama

It's the day of the Orange Parade in Glasgow, but for Jon, the thrill of leading the parade and swinging the mace soon turns to horror as he learns the truth behind the costumes and songs.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Jon Morrison, Eileen McCallum, Bill Henderson, Ken Hutchison

Votes: 98

Excellent.

36. Violent Playground (1958)

108 min | Drama, Crime

Struggle between a Liverpool Juvenile Liaison officer and a young and dangerous pyromaniac.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Stanley Baker, Anne Heywood, David McCallum, Peter Cushing

Votes: 406

Very good British crime film.

37. Sûpâ no onna (1996)

127 min | Comedy

Goro's supermarket is not doing well; the rival "Bargains Galore" threatens his business. A chance encounter with Hanako, an energetic woman he knew in grade school, results in big retail ... See full summary »

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Masahiko Tsugawa, Ryûnosuke Kaneda, Sen Yano

Votes: 327

Supermarket Woman - excellent comedy from Juzo Itami.

38. Notes on a Scandal (2006)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 71,034 | Gross: $17.51M

Much better than expected.

39. Chalk (1997– )

30 min | Comedy

This comic series tells the extremely chaotic adventures of the long suffering staff and pupils of Galfast High School.

Stars: David Bamber, Martin Ball, Amanda Boxer, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 100

British sitcom set in a school. Excellent in places.

40. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

NC-17 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León, Julieta Serrano

Votes: 21,591 | Gross: $4.09M

Watched on DVD.

41. Fresh Meat (2011–2016)

TV-MA | 50 min | Comedy, Drama

A comedy that follows a group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far, university.

Stars: Zawe Ashton, Greg McHugh, Kimberley Nixon, Charlotte Ritchie

Votes: 13,534

Finished watching this this year.

42. Savages (2012)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 115,563 | Gross: $47.38M

Watched on Amazon Prime. Very good.

43. Stardust (1974)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music

The rise and fall of the rock singer Jim Maclaine, in the mid 60s, with his manager, Mike, and his group, "The Stray Cats."

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: David Essex, Adam Faith, Larry Hagman, Ines Des Longchamps

Votes: 738

Much better than I expected. Watched on Amazon Prime.

44. Attenberg (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father's impending death and her distaste for other humans.

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari | Stars: Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou, Yorgos Lanthimos

Votes: 5,454 | Gross: $0.02M

Watched on Amazon Prime. Very good.

45. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

A Korean-American office worker and his Indian-American stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers.

Director: Danny Leiner | Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry, Rob Tinkler

Votes: 171,838 | Gross: $18.23M

Very amusing comedy.

46. Pineapple Express (2008)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

64 Metascore

A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

Votes: 292,797 | Gross: $87.34M

Good film, it drags on for about 20 minutes too longs and is a bit obvious.

47. Shattered Innocence (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

A HS grad leaves behind her modest life and finds work in the Sex industry. It ends in disaster.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: Jonna Lee, Melinda Dillon, John Pleshette, Kris Kamm

Votes: 346

Really good TV movie based on the life of Shauna Grant.

48. Legend (I) (2015)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama