My 2017 Blindspot Films

Another year has come and gone, and with this new year of 2017 comes a new opportunity to watch films that I should have watched already but haven’t for some reason. This is the exact purpose of the Blindspot series, which I’ve been doing for two years so far – it’s an opportunity to identify twelve films you haven’t yet seen but probably should have, and watch and subsequently review one a month to slowly but surely whittle down your watch list in an official blogging capacity.

My Blindspot list for 2016 opened my eyes to so many amazing films, some of which ended up being absolute favourites of mine. The Blindspot series is one of the best ways to finally see films you’ve always wanted to see, and I would highly recommend taking on the challenge this year!

Without further ado, please see below my Blindspot list of twelve films for 2017!

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What do you think? Are there any films in particular that I should look forward to watching? What’s on your Blindspot list for 2017? Feel free to share below!

Also, this was my 500th post here at Film Grimoire, which seems like a fun milestone to mention!

37 comments

  1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is on my list for this year. I may just add Sucker Punch as had it on my list for ages (and forgot about it until you reminded me). Hmmm…I’m curious what you will think of The English Patient – we’ll “chat” once you’ve watched it. Good luck with your list.
    I just looked at your previous one and had only watched Shame on that one. Was an interesting movie. I like the Blindspot idea…hmmm…maybe I should do it too.

    1. You should definitely do the Blindspot challenge! 🙂 It’s a high recommendation from me. I find the process of making goals and achieving them somewhat fun… but it’s also so useful to really set the intention to watch certain films and cross them off your list.

  2. This version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is very good. However, the Swedish version, the girl, is much, much better. You’ve got some awesome choices on your list. There are quite a few I need to watch, too. Alps, Into the Abyss, Sucker Punch, and The True Cost I’ve not seen or heard anything about! I’ll look forward to your reviews, Anna. Happy milestone, too. 500 posts is a lot. Congrats!

    1. Thanks heaps Cindy! 🙂 Yes, I loved the Swedish ones! My partner and I marathonned all of those a while ago. I’m intrigued to see how the remake compares!

  3. Great choices! The English Patient is a beautiful film. I wasn’t too crazy about Sucker Punch, but I hope you enjoy it.

    1. Thanks Natasha! I feel like I’ve seen bits and pieces of The English Patient based on pop culture references, but I’m looking forward to actually seeing the whole thing and getting the context for the more identifiable scenes.

  4. I loathed The English Patient. I’d be interested in your thoughts.

    1. Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where everyone loves it and Elaine hates it! I’m interested to see where I stand on it!

      1. I’m very aware of it. Choose your side wisely haha.

  5. Marathon Man!!

    1. It’s been on several of my watch lists for ages, time to finally give it a go!

  6. I’ve only seen two of these. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo waa great (but not as good as the Swedish version). Sucker Punch was… not for me.

    1. I loved the Swedish Dragon Tattoo films! Meanwhile, Sucker Punch is something I’ve always avoided for whatever reason. Time to give it a go to cross it off the list!

  7. Nice choices! I haven’t seen a lot of these but looking forward to what you think of Sucker Punch and The English Patient. 🙂

    1. Thanks Kim! 🙂 I’m having trouble picking which one to watch first!

  8. Omg, The English Patient…is there, on your list. This is my favourite film ever. EVER. Opinions differ, but I think it is a masterpiece from the late Minghella and what a soundtrack.

    1. I’m looking forward to finally seeing it! 🙂

  9. Congrats on the 500!

    Interesting variety. I think Sucker Punch is the surprise. I wasn’t a big fan of it. The English Patient remains extremely divisive.

    1. Thanks Keith! 🙂 I wanted to mix it up for this year. I’m looking forward to judging The English Patient. It seems like everyone is either super passionate about it or absolutely hates it!

  10. Alps is quite an oblique experience whilst Through A Glass Darkly is Bergman in heavy mode. Enjoy! 😛

    1. Thanks heaps! I’m really looking forward to both!

  11. A nicely varied list! I think Sucker Punch is a more interesting movie than a lot of people gave it credit for, though in fairness it seems the theatrical version lost some key parts (I first saw it in the director’s/extended/whatever cut).

    I haven’t selected my 2017 list yet, but I really ought it put The Conversation on it.

    1. Thanks Bob! I’ve heard so many mixed reviews of Sucker Punch that I couldn’t not include it this year. I’m looking forward to it! Perhaps I should go for the director’s cut!

      1. I’d definitely recommend doing that. It’s been a few years so I can’t remember exact details, but I think there are scenes that help clarify what’s going on which are only in the director’s cut.

  12. great choices for this yr!

    cant believe uve never seen The English Patient. The Conversation and Marathon Man are also both among my faves!

    good luck

    1. Thanks Rob! 🙂 I can’t believe I haven’t seen The English Patient either, but 2017 is the year it finally happens!

  13. You’ve picked such varied films which seems like the way to go. I have to say Sucker Punch is a curious one… Though fantastic you’re watching the 2011 version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, I LOVED it and disappointed it didn’t get more love!

    1. I wonder if the 2011 Dragon Tattoo suffered from ‘remake syndrome’… no matter how good it was, it was always somewhat destined to be dismissed as yet another remake of a foreign film. I loved the Swedish films though so I’m looking forward to watching it!

  14. “The Conversation” is one I’m very anxious to see. I suspect it could more more timely now than when it was first released.

    Looks like you have some wonderful viewing ahead!

    1. I think we can confirm that The Conversation is definitely one of the more relevant films to watch at this point in time! Very scary things happening at the moment. Looking forward to watching it.

  15. Anna, I always love your Blindspot lists! You always have so many films I’ve never heard of – I love that I have to go look half of them up. : ) I remember you’re the blogger who got me interested in House (still think it looks bizarre!) so I’ve put that on my Blindspot list for this year. Of these I’ve only fully seen Sucker Punch & The Conversation. I kind of like Sucker Punch but think I’m VERY alone in that opinion! ; ) Interesting choice – I’m not sure what you’ll think of it! I attempted The English Patient a couple of times. I just couldn’t finish that one…. It’s very much not my type of thing, though. I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts. Marathon Man will probably be on my 2018 list. Good luck on these! I’m now going to look half of them up on IMDB. : )

    1. Thanks heaps T9M! 🙂 I hope you love House when you get around to it! I love that one, such a weird, quirky film. I’m so excited to get going on this list though. It looks like everyone mostly dislikes Sucker Punch, but it’s about 50/50 on The English Patient!

  16. Good luck with your viewing. My list of movies to watch is fit to bursting!

    1. Thanks Vinnie! So is mine… but I’m excited to cross these off the list!

      1. I really need to get movie watching.

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