2017 in Film: Yearly Viewing Recap

Happy New Year! We’re a few days into 2018, which means it’s time to take a look back at everything I watched last year. Can you believe this is my sixth time writing one of these recaps? It seems like just yesterday that I started the blog!

The past year has been pretty crazy for me personally, which has had an impact on my movie-watching. The viewing numbers are a bit lower for 2017, and I had to cut the blog schedule down a bit. But, I still watched plenty of great stuff and still love sharing it all here on TMP! So, let’s take a look back.

The Big Numbers

  • New to me in 2017: 189 (80.4%)
  • Re-watches in 2017: 46 (19.6%)
  • Total number of films viewed in 2017: 235

A lower total than last year, but still pretty good, all things considered!

Methods of Viewing

  • Amazon Video – 10
  • Apple Music – 1
  • At the cinema – 37
  • FilmStruck – 9
  • From Dad’s collection – 4
  • From Mom’s collection – 3
  • From my collection – 41
  • From my sister’s collection – 4
  • From the library – 6
  • FXM – 1
  • Hulu – 1
  • Internet Archive –  1
  • Laff TV Network – 2
  • Lifetime Movie Network – 1
  • Movies! TV Network – 5
  • Netflix – 19
  • Retro TV Network – 1
  • TCM – 43
  • Warner Archive Instant – 24
  • WatchTCM – 17
  • YouTube – 5

My viewings was all over the place in 2017! Lots of TCM, lots of viewing from my own collection, lots of trips to the theater. Expect to see more FilmStruck in 2018. Aside from, y’know, finally having a job, the thing I’ve been most excited about now that I’m employed has been getting my FilmStruck subscription back, haha. I’ll be buying a year-long subscription soon!

Tally by Decade

  • 1910s – 2 (0.9%)
  • 1920s – 4 (1.7%)
  • 1930s – 32 (13.6%)
  • 1940s – 39 (16.6%)
  • 1950s – 38 (16.2%)
  • 1960s – 13 (5.5%)
  • 1970s – 13 (5.5%)
  • 1980s – 6 (2.6%)
  • 1990s – 6 (2.6%)
  • 2000s – 19 (8.1%)
  • 2010s – 63 (26.8%)

Entertainment-related Reads

  • Audrey: A Life in Pictures by Carol Krenz
  • Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
    • Adapted to film in 1944, starring Barbara Stanwyck
  • The Furies by Niven Busch
    • Adapted to film in 1950, starring Barbara Stanwyck
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
    • Adapted to film in 1953, starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe
  • Humphrey Bogart: A Man and His Films by Paul Michael
  • Majestic Hollywood: The Greatest Films of 1939 by Mark A. Vieira
  • Our Town by Thornton Wilder
    • Adapted to film (one of my favorites) in 1940
  • Outlander series: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
    • Adapted for television beginning in 2014
    • I’m going to attempt to finish reading this series in 2018!
  • The Perfect Letter by Chris Harrison
    • Written by the host of The Bachelor/The Bachelorette/etc.
  • Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan
  • Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
    • Adapted to film in 1999

Blog Stats & Most-Viewed

Despite the fact that I began posting less frequently (and missed several posts in addition, due to my own forgetfulness), TMP’s readers stuck with the blog. Last year was pretty stressful outside of the blog, and I was convinced I’d lose most of my readership when I stopped posting daily, but the blog has continued to grow. I’m very thankful for you! The “Best Views Ever” record was broken on January 25, 2017. There were 126,273 visits in the year, total — about 5,000 more than in 2016!

Here are all of 2017’s most-viewed posts:

Interesting to note: All five of the most-viewed bookish posts fall in the top ten most-viewed posts/pages of the year. If you exclude the home page from the list, six of the top ten posts are about books! I guess you all love reading as much as I do (and yes, I hope to make Book vs. Film a more frequent series in 2018).

I hope 2018 is treating you well so far. Stay tuned on Friday for a list of my favorite discoveries from 2017.

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5 thoughts on “2017 in Film: Yearly Viewing Recap

  1. What I noticed most about your stats were the number of films you watched per decade: you had low numbers for the 1920s and 1990s, just like me! I don’t know what it is with the ’90s…I never seem to want to review anything from that time. I’ll try to rectify that in 2018. And what’s with the low numbers for the ’80s…c’mon! All those Crown International beach movies!

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    1. I was actually surprised my ‘80s number was so low! I thought it would be more than six in re-watches alone, since there are several ‘80s movies I tend to revisit at least once a year (About Last Night, The Breakfast Club, etc.). My sister and I like to watch cheesy rom-coms from the current century on our movie nights, though, so I guess that’s where the bulk of my re-watching came from haha.

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  2. Oh, dear Lindsey, thank you so much for listing where you viewed various films. I am glad you recommended the Warner Archive; I have been using that a lot. Now, I just am not sure if I have time for Filmstruck as well. I can see that they offer more art films the Warner. Each method has its pros and cons. Wow, another one of your posts to save to my reading list!!

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    1. Glad to be of help! :) FilmStruck has a fantastic selection, but each does have its pros and cons. You could always sign up for FilmStruck’s two-week trial to see which one you’d rather keep, if you don’t have time for both!

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