“Filmography 2017”: A Mashup of 300 Films of the Year

“Maybe for you there’s a tomorrow… So much time you can bathe in it. So much time you can waste it. But for some of us, there’s only today.” These words come from this year’s film Before I Fall, one of over 300 films from 2017 that appear in my video “Filmography 2017”, which you can view above.

When I was a senior in high school and still unsure of what I wanted to study in college, I stumbled upon Gen Ip’s “Filmography 2010”, a 6-minute mash-up of that year’s movies on YouTube. The video sent my imagination reeling, and my appreciation of film as an art form exponentially increased. Though I can’t claim this was the sole reason I ultimately decided to study film, it’s safe to say Ip’s video changed my life in a profound way.

When you take the individual works of art – each made by so many individuals – and put them together, you get a vivid look into the collective imagination of our world, the shared dreams and fears of society. Seven years later, I’ve decided to pay my own homage to this idea with “Filmography 2017”. I hope you enjoy.


Full list of films in order of appearance:

  1. Suburbicon (dir. George Clooney)
  2. Blade Runner 2049 (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
  3. Last Flag Flying (dir. Richard Linklater)
  4. A Cure for Wellness (dir. Gore Verbinski)
  5. T2: Trainspotting (dir. Danny Boyle)
  6. The Glass Castle (dir. Destin Daniel Cretton)
  7. The Case for Christ (dir. Jon Gunn)
  8. The Meyerowitz Stories [New and Selected] (dir. Noah Baumbach)
  9. XX (dir. Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama, St. Vincent, Roxanne Benjamin)
  10. Raw (dir. Julia Ducournau)
  11. After the Storm (dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda)
  12. Lovesong (dir. So Yong Kim)
  13. Personal Shopper (dir. Olivier Assayas)
  14. Visages Villages (dir. Agnes Varda & JR)
  15. Goodbye Christopher Robin (dir. Simon Curtis)
  16. Brad’s Status (dir. Mike White)
  17. A Family Man (dir. Mark Williams)
  18. Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (dir. David Fairhead)
  19. The Sense of an Ending (dir. Ritesh Batra)
  20. Alien: Covenant (dir. Ridley Scott)
  21. Ghost in the Shell (dir. Rupert Sanders)
  22. Good Time (dir. Ben & Josh Safdie)
  23. Polina (dir. Valerie Muller & Angelin Preljocaj)
  24. A Question of Faith (dir. Kevan Otto)
  25. Happy Death Day (dir. Christopher B. Landon)
  26. Tulip Fever (dir. Justin Chadwick)
  27. A Quiet Passion (dir. Terence Davies)
  28. The Mummy (dir. Alex Kurtzman)
  29. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (dir. Luc Besson)
  30. The Founder (dir. John Lee Hancock)
  31. Wish Upon (dir. John R. Leonetti)
  32. Daddy’s Home 2 (dir. Sean Anders)
  33. Victoria & Abdul (dir. Stephen Frears)
  34. Wonder (dir. Stephen Chbosky)
  35. Frantz (dir. François Ozon)
  36. The Fate of the Furious (dir. F. Gary Gray)
  37. The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (dir. Errol Morris)
  38. David Lynch: The Art Life (dir. Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Rick Barnes, Jon Nguyen)
  39. Obit (dir. Vanessa Gould)
  40. Kong: Skull Island (dir. Jordan Vogt-Roberts)
  41. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (dir. Rian Johnson)
  42. Gifted (dir. Marc Webb)
  43. The Star (dir. Timothy Reckart)
  44. Kedi (dir. Ceyda Torun)
  45. The Breadwinner (dir. Nora Twomey)
  46. Maudie (dir. Aisling Walsh)
  47. Leatherface (dir. Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo)
  48. Home Again (dir. Hallie Meyers-Shyer)
  49. Catfight (dir. Onur Tukel)
  50. Marjorie Prime (dir. Michael Almereyda)
  51. My Friend Dahmer (dir. Marc Meyers)
  52. The Transfiguration (dir. Michael O’Shea)
  53. My Scientology Movie (dir. John Dower)
  54. The Mountain Between Us (dir. Hany Abu-Assad)
  55. Split (dir. M. Night Shyamalan)
  56. Collide (dir. Eran Creevy)
  57. Antarctica: Ice and Sky (dir. Luc Jacquet)
  58. Woodshock (dir. Kate & Laura Mulleavy)
  59. The Lost City of Z (dir. James Gray)
  60. All Saints (dir. Steve Gomer)
  61. Downsizing (dir. Alexander Payne)
  62. A Dog’s Purpose (dir. Lasse Hallstrom)
  63. Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (dir. Lydia Tenaglia)
  64. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (dir. Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk)
  65. Born in China (dir. Lu Chuan)
  66. The Snowman (dir. Tomas Alfredson)
  67. Jane (dir. Brett Morgan)
  68. Strange Weather (dir. Katherine Dieckmann)
  69. Salt and Fire (dir. Werner Herzog)
  70. In The Fade (dir. Fatih Akin)
  71. The Florida Project (dir. Sean Baker)
  72. The Boss Baby (dir. Tom McGrath)
  73. Mine (dir. Fabio Guaglione & Fabio Resinaro)
  74. The Shape of Water (dir. Guillermo del Toro)
  75. Jigsaw (dir. The Spierig Brothers)
  76. Radio Dreams (dir. Babak Jalali)
  77. The Bad Batch (dir. Ana Lily Amirpour)
  78. Flatliners (dir. Niels Arden Oplev)
  79. Lady Bird (dir. Greta Gerwig)
  80. Stronger (dir. David Gordon Green)
  81. Person to Person (dir. Dustin Guy Defa)
  82. BANG! The Bert Berns Story (dir. Brett Berns & Bob Sarles)
  83. Baby Driver (dir. Edgar Wright)
  84. A Ghost Story (dir. David Lowery)
  85. Landline (dir. Gillian Robespierre)
  86. All Eyez on Me (dir. Benny Boom)
  87. Donald Cried (dir. Kristopher Avedisian)
  88. Despicable Me 3 (dir. Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda)
  89. Rock Dog (dir. Ash Brannon)
  90. ‘Til Death Do Us Part (dir. Christopher B. Stokes)
  91. Carrie Pilby (dir. Susan Johnson)
  92. The Other Side of Hope (dir. Aki Kaurismaki)
  93. Paris Can Wait (dir. Eleanor Coppola)
  94. Monster Trucks (dir. Chris Wedge)
  95. Logan Lucky (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
  96. Folk Hero & Funny Guy (dir. Jeff Grace)
  97. Cars 3 (dir. Brian Fee)
  98. Baywatch (dir. Seth Gordon)
  99. Wolf Warrior 2 (dir. Wu Jing)
  100. CHiPS (dir. Dax Shepard)
  101. Underworld: Blood Wars (dir. Anna Foerster)
  102. xXx: Return of Xander Cage (dir. D.J. Caruso)
  103. Spark: A Space Tail (dir. Aaron Woodley)
  104. My Little Pony: The Movie (dir. Jayson Thiessen)
  105. The Nutjob 2: Nutty by Nature (dir. Cal Brunker)
  106. Kung Fu Yoga (dir. Stanley Tong)
  107. Atomic Blonde (dir. David Leitch)
  108. I Do…Until I Don’t (dir. Lake Bell)
  109. Buster’s Mal Heart (dir. Sarah Adina Smith)
  110. Only The Brave (dir. Joseph Kosinski)
  111. Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (dir. Joseph Cedar)
  112. The Space Between Us (dir. Peter Chelsom)
  113. Battle of the Sexes (dir. Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris)
  114. Birth of the Dragon (dir. George Nolfi)
  115. Sleepless (dir. Baran bo Odar)
  116. The Greatest Showman (dir. Michael Gracey)
  117. Goon: Last of the Enforcers (dir. Jay Baruchel)
  118. Justice League (dir. Zack Snyder)
  119. The Ottoman Lieutenant (dir. Joseph Rubin)
  120. Thor Ragnarok (dir. Taika Waititi)
  121. Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele)
  122. Spider-Man: Homecoming (dir. Jon Watts)
  123. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (dir. David Soren)
  124. The Lego Batman Movie (dir. Chris McKay)
  125. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (dir. James Gunn)
  126. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (dir. Jake Kasdan)
  127. Dunkirk (dir. Christopher Nolan)
  128. American Made (dir. Doug Liman)
  129. The Great Wall (dir. Zhang Yimou)
  130. Leap! (dir. Eric Summer & Eric Warin)
  131. The Emoji Movie (dir. Tony Leondis)
  132. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (dir. Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg)
  133. Fist Fight (dir. Richie Keen)
  134. The Foreigner (dir. Martin Campbell)
  135. Rupture (dir. Steven Shainberg)
  136. Girls Trip (dir. Malcolm D. Lee)
  137. The Lego Ninjago Movie (dir. Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan)
  138. Power Rangers (dir. Dean Israelite)
  139. It (dir. Andy Muschietti)
  140. Wonder Woman (dir. Patty Jenkins)
  141. The Dark Tower (dir. Nikolaj Arcel)
  142. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (dir. Paul McGuigan)
  143. The Last Word (dir. Mark Pellington)
  144. Columbus (dir. Kogonada)
  145. Lemon (dir. Janicza Bravo)
  146. California Typewriter (dir. Doug Nichol)
  147. American Assassin (dir. Michael Cuesta)
  148. Happy End (dir. Michael Haneke)
  149. Friend Request (dir. Simon Verhoeven)
  150. Colossal (dir. Nacho Vigalondo)
  151. Super Dark Times (dir. Kevin Phillips)
  152. I, Tonya (dir. Craig Gillespie)
  153. Manifesto (dir. Julian Rosefeldt)
  154. Their Finest (dir. Lone Scherfig)
  155. Unlocked (dir. Michael Apted)
  156. Kidnap (dir. Luis Prieto)
  157. Unforgettable (dir. Denise Di Novi)
  158. Free Fire (dir. Ben Wheatley)
  159. The Book of Love (dir. Bill Purple)
  160. Hostiles (dir. Scott Cooper)
  161. Graduation (dir. Cristian Mungiu)
  162. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)
  163. Same Kind of Different As Me (dir. Michael Carney)
  164. Killing Ground (dir. Damien Power)
  165. Crown Heights (dir. Matt Ruskin)
  166. Marshall (Reginald Hudlin)
  167. Detroit (dir. Kathryn Bigelow)
  168. Step (dir. Amanda Lipitz)
  169. Whose Streets? (dir. Sabaah Folayan)
  170. Trophy (dir. Christina Clusiau & Shaul Schwarz)
  171. Phantom Thread (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
  172. It Comes At Night (dir. Trey Edward Shults)
  173. The Devil’s Candy (dir. Sean Byrne)
  174. mother! (dir. Darren Aronofsky)
  175. Beauty and the Beast (dir. Bill Condon)
  176. Going in Style (dir. Zach Braff)
  177. BPM (dir. Robin Campillo)
  178. God’s Own Country (dir. Francis Lee)
  179. Mudbound (dir. Dee Rees)
  180. City of Ghosts (dir. Matthew Heineman)
  181. The Little Hours (dir. Jeff Baena)
  182. Keep Quiet (dir. Joseph Martin & Sam Blair)
  183. Menashe (dir. Joshua Z. Weinstein)
  184. Novitiate (dir. Margaret Betts)
  185. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (dir. Steve James)
  186. Ingrid Goes West (dir. Matt Spicer)
  187. All the Money in the World (dir. Ridley Scott)
  188. LBJ (dir. Rob Reiner)
  189. The Post (dir. Steven Spielberg)
  190. Ex Libris – The New York Public Library (dir. Frederick Wiseman)
  191. Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the House (dir. Peter Landesman)
  192. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (dir. Paul W. S. Anderson)
  193. 11-8-16 (dir. Don Argott, Duane Andersen, et al.)
  194. Wonderstruck (dir. Todd Haynes)
  195. Alive and Kicking (dir. Susan Glatzer)
  196. Lowriders (dir. Ricardo de Montreuil)
  197. The Only Living Boy in New York (dir. Marc Webb)
  198. Risk (dir. Laura Poitras)
  199. The Shack (dir. Stuart Hazeldine)
  200. 47 Meters Down (dir. Johannes Roberts)
  201. Thelma (dir. Joachim Trier)
  202. My Cousin Rachel (dir. Roger Michell)
  203. Phoenix Forgotten (dir. Justin Barber)
  204. Score: A Film Music Documentary (dir. Matt Schrader)
  205. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (dir. Angela Robinson)
  206. Beach Rats (dir. Eliza Hittman)
  207. A Woman, A Part (dir. Elisabeth Subrin)
  208. Rings (dir. F. Javier Gutierrez)
  209. Darkest Hour (dir. Joe Wright)
  210. Blade of the Immortal (dir. Takashi Miike)
  211. The Beguiled (dir. Sofia Coppola)
  212. The Book of Henry (dir. Colin Trevorrow)
  213. Wind River (dir. Taylor Sheridan)
  214. The Void (dir. Steven Kostanski & Jeremy Gillespie)
  215. Murder on the Orient Express (dir. Kenneth Branagh)
  216. The Bye Bye Man (dir. Stacy Title)
  217. Trespass Against Us (dir. Adam Smith)
  218. Life (dir. Daniel Espinosa)
  219. Berlin Syndrome (dir. Cate Shortland)
  220. Smurfs: The Lost Village (dir. Kelly Ashbury)
  221. John Wick: Chapter 2 (dir. Chad Stahelski)
  222. Geostorm (dir. Dean Devlin)
  223. Transformers: The Last Knight (dir. Michael Bay)
  224. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (dir. Matthew Vaughn)
  225. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (dir. Guy Ritchie)
  226. Wonder Wheel (dir. Woody Allen)
  227. The Promise (dir. Terry George)
  228. Megan Leavey (dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite)
  229. Thank You for Your Service (dir. Jason Hall)
  230. The Belko Experiment (dir. Greg McLean)
  231. Gook (dir. Justin Chon)
  232. War for the Planet of the Apes (dir. Matt Reeves)
  233. Annabelle: Creation (dir. David F. Sandberg)
  234. The Blackcoat’s Daughter (dir. Oz Perkins)
  235. 9/11 (dir. Martin Guigui)
  236. Human Flow (dir. Ai Weiwei)
  237. Bushwick (dir. Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion)
  238. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (dir. Dash Shaw)
  239. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (dir. Martin McDonagh)
  240. The Dinner (dir. Oren Moverman)
  241. The Wall (dir. Doug Liman)
  242. Logan (dir. James Mangold)
  243. The Man Who Invented Christmas (dir. Bharat Nalluri)
  244. Blind (dir. Michael Mailer)
  245. Roman J. Israel, Esq. (dir. Dan Gilroy)
  246. The Zookeeper’s Wife (dir. Niki Caro)
  247. The Hero (dir. Brett Haley)
  248. Lucky (dir. John Carroll Lynch)
  249. Beatriz at Dinner (dir. Miguel Arteta)
  250. The Circle (dir. James Ponsoldt)
  251. American Fable (dir. Anne Hamilton)
  252. The Fencer (dir. Klaus Haro)
  253. Snatched (dir. Jonathan Levine)
  254. How to Be a Latin Lover (dir. Ken Marino)
  255. Pitch Perfect 3 (dir. Trish Sie)
  256. Table 19 (dir. Jeffrey Blitz)
  257. Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (dir. Tyler Perry)
  258. The Limehouse Golem (dir. Juan Carlos Medina)
  259. The Layover (dir. William H. Macy)
  260. The Trip to Spain (dir. Michael Winterbottom)
  261. 3 Idiotas (dir. Carlos Bolado)
  262. Dean (dir. Demetri Martin)
  263. Song of Granite (dir. Pat Collins)
  264. Tommy’s Honour (dir. Jason Connery)
  265. The Disaster Artist (dir. James Franco)
  266. Little Boxes (dir. Rob Meyer)
  267. Rough Night (dir. Lucia Aniello)
  268. Night School (dir. Andrew Cohn)
  269. One  Week and a Day (dir. Asaph Polonsky)
  270. Ferdinand (dir. Carlos Saldanha)
  271. Patti Cake$ (dir. Geremy Jasper)
  272. Brigsby Bear (dir. Dave McCary)
  273. Wilson (dir. Craig Johnson)
  274. The Commune (dir. Thomas Vinterberg)
  275. The Square (dir. Ruben Ostlund)
  276. A Fantastic Woman (dir. Sebastian Lelio)
  277. Song to Song (dir. Terrence Malick)
  278. Just Getting Started (dir. Ron Shelton)
  279. Forever My Girl (dir. Bethany Ashton Wolf)
  280. Everything, Everything (dir. Stella Meghie)
  281. Fifty Shades Darker (dir. James Foley)
  282. Princess Cyd (dir. Stephen Cone)
  283. Churchill (dir. Jonathan Teplitzky)
  284. Father Figures (dir. Lawrence Sher)
  285. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (dir. David Bowers)
  286. Coco (dir. Lee Unkrich)
  287. I, Daniel Blake (dir. Ken Loach)
  288. A United Kingdom (dir. Amma Asante)
  289. Loving Vincent (dir. Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman)
  290. Molly’s Game (dir. Aaron Sorkin)
  291. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (dir. S. Craig Zahler)
  292. Chuck (dir. Philippe Falardeau)
  293. Call Me by Your Name (dir. Luca Guadagnino)
  294. The Big Sick (dir. Michael Showalter)
  295. The Lovers (dir. Azazel Jacobs)
  296. Band-Aid (dir. Zoe Lister Jones)
  297. Lady MacBeth (dir. William Oldroyd)
  298. Sleight (dir. J.D. Dillard)
  299. 3 Generations (dir. Gaby Dellal)
  300. Before I Fall (dir. Ry Russo-Young)
  301. Breathe (dir. Andy Serkis)
  302. Gilbert (dir. Neil Berkeley)
  303. I Am Michael (dir. Justin Kelly)
  304. The House (dir. Andrew Jay Cohen)

*Notes on inclusion: films were eligible for ‘Filmography 2017’ if they received a theatrical release, wide or limited, in the United States within 2017. This disqualifies Netflix original films apart from a couple exceptions which received day-and-date limited theatrical releases.


Music used in Filmography 2017:

Zummuto – Your Time

Sunbears! – A Lovely Tuesday Afternoon in June

Arcade Fire – Windowsill

Mondo Cozmo – Hold on to Me


 

5 thoughts on ““Filmography 2017”: A Mashup of 300 Films of the Year

  1. Very inspiring. Nice boost to the creative charger. Thanks for taking some much time and energy to put this together. I’m on the steering committee of The Nashville Filmmakers Group and forwarded this link to everybody as the best New Year’s gift possible. Amazing work.

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