It's time for my annual list of "10 Classics" which I plan to see for the first time this year!
This will be the seventh consecutive year I've undertaken this project. My reviews for 2016 are still in the process of being written and may be found linked here as they go up. I hope to have them finished in the next couple of weeks. As always, seeing the movies on the list has proved to be very rewarding.
The focus of this year's list is slightly different. There are still some well-known films and great directors, but the slant this year is somewhat less on some of the best-known classics and more on titles I've simply been wanting to finally catch up with -- many of which were strongly recommended by family and friends.
Here's the list of films I'm looking forward to seeing for the first time in 2017:
LAZYBONES (Frank Borzage, 1925)
IT (Clarence G. Badger, 1927)
STREET ANGEL (Frank Borzage, 1928)
DOCTOR BULL (John Ford, 1933)
BATTLEGROUND (William Wellman, 1949)
THE FLAME AND THE ARROW (Jacques Tourneur, 1950)
CAPTAIN HORATIO HORNBLOWER R.N. (Raoul Walsh, 1951)
LIGHTNING (INAZUMA) (Mikeo Naruse, 1952)
THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT (John Ford, 1953)
RED SUNDOWN (Jack Arnold, 1956)
As I have done in previous years, I'll be returning to this post as I see each film, linking each title to its corresponding review.
I always enjoy seeing other lists! Kristina has posted one at Speakeasy, and Le also has a list up at Critica Retro.
If any readers have a list of films they're committing to seeing this year, feel free to share either a link or the list itself in the comments!
Happy movie viewing in 2017!
Previous "10 Classics" lists: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011 (the 2011 list is at the end of the linked review).