I didn’t watch a lot of movies in 2017 but I saw a few things that I’m excited to share. Three of these I saw more than once in the theater, which is really uncommon for me.

Because I didn’t see much in theaters this year, I’m including films that didn’t debut in 2017. They’re listed towards the end. Otherwise, in no particular order, here’s a short list of my favorite films this year:

  1. Lady Bird (dir. Greta Gerwig)
  2. Call Me By Your Name (dir. Luca Guadagnino)
  3. Get Out* (dir. Jordan Peele)
  4. Baby Driver*  (dir. Edgar Wright)

  5. Blade Runner 2049* (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
  6. The Florida Project (dir. Sean Baker)
  7. 20th Century Women (dir. Mike Mills)
  8. It Follows (dir. David Robert Mitchell)
  9. American Honey (dir. Andrea Arnold)

The * denotes that I paid to see the film in the theater twice. What a good year for that.