In 2017, my wife Rosa, who is also the SoCreate CFO, and I increased the number of movies we saw slightly over our all-time low in 2016. This was the first year we started watching movies as a family with our three children, so the type of movies we saw was beginning to change some. It also resulted in a movie walkout when our twins melted down during the movie “Sing.” They weren’t feeling it, and that resulted in an N/A rating from both Rosa and me. No worries though, we were able to see several other movies in their entirety, and there were some good movies that year. Be sure to catch my thoughts and my favorites at the end of this post.
Now let’s see what we saw in 2017.
Before you jump into the list, please note the following:
We watched these movies in 2017; it does not mean they were released in 2017.
At the end of this list, I will give you my take and my personal favorites.
The movies are listed in order from highest combined rating to lowest and not by date watched or released.
One of the movies I rewatched with my children, a favorite of mine as a kid, was “Snowball Express.” It’s a family comedy about a man that leaves his job in the big city after inheriting a hotel resort in Colorado sight unseen. If you haven’t seen it, this G-rated family filled comedy is worth the watch. Of that year, “Lion” was one of my favorites. After being lost at a train station in India when he was a child, this inspirational story about a man searching to reunite with his family is a must-see. Shocking to me, “La La Land” was a musical that I ended up really liking. I want to be clear that I am not a fan of musicals, and the opening scene on the freeway almost killed this movie for me before it got started. However, I hung in there and was delightfully surprised that it ended up being really good. So, if you have someone in your life that really wants to see it, don’t let the fact that it is a musical make it a non-starter for you. You may actually end up liking it, too. “Coco” and “The Founder” are two other movies I also enjoyed that year, so check those out as well if you haven’t seen them. As a reminder, I only rate movies a four or higher if I think they are so good everyone will enjoy watching them. So, if you are using our movie watch list as a guide to picking out things you haven’t seen, give all of these a watch and let me know how you liked them.
Until next month,