Steven Soderbergh's 2017 List

At the beginning of every year, director Steven Soderbergh releases a list of everything he watched and read the previous year. As far as lists go, Soderbergh’s are always fascinating, particularly because he tends to rewatch specific titles over and over again. His new list for 2017 is here, and reveals that so far he’s watched Ocean’s 8, the reboot of his Ocean’s 11 franchise, nine times already. Check out Steven Soderbergh’s 2017 list below.

If you’ve ever wondered about the movie-watching and reading habits of filmmakers, look no further than Steven Soderbergh’s annual list. Soderbergh, the filmmaker behind TrafficHaywireLogan Lucky and the Ocean’s 11 films, has an annual tradition of uploading a list to his website that reflects everything he watched or read through the previous year.

Soderbergh’s latest list, reflecting what he read and watched in 2017, is a doozy. There’s a lot to unpack here: the filmmaker took in the gonzo 2017 film A Cure For Wellness in June; on Christmas day, he treated himself to a triple feature of Memento, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Vertigo; and on June 26, he rewatched the phenomenal eighth episode of the new Twin Peaks, which lead him to add the only annotation on the list: “(episode 8 again—wow!)”.

The list also offers some insight into films Soderbergh is associated with: on June 1, he lists that he’s begun production on his new film Unsane, and then proceeds to list Unsane five more times – likely indicating he was rewatching the footage he shot on those particular days. Also worth noting: Soderbergh lists the upcoming Ocean’s 8 – a reboot/sequel to his own Ocean’s 11 franchise – a total of nine times. Check out the full list below.

All caps, bold: MOVIE
All caps, bold, asterisk: SHORT*
All caps: TV SERIES
Italics: Book
Quotation marks: “Play”
Italics, quotation marks: “Short Story”

01/01 PASSENGERSTHE BIRTHDAY PARTY (’68), KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES

01/02 The Mistletoe Murders and Other Stories, P.D. James

01/03 THE THICK OF IT (5)

01/04 CARNAL KNOWLEDGE

01/05 THE THICK OF IT (2)

01/13 DARLING

01/14 DOG DAY AFTERNOON

01/15 THE TRIAL OF JOAN OF ARC

01/18 THE HANDMAIDEN

01/25 VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL

01/27 THE RUSSIA HOUSEVICTIM

01/28 MOUCHETTEWITHNAIL AND I, DATELINE: SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY, 48 HRS

01/29 Bresson on Bresson: Interviews 1943-1983L’ARGENT

01/30 The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Robert A. Caro, SISTERS (’73)

02/01 THE BEST OF AUTOPSY

02/02 I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

02/03 BECOMING WARREN BUFFET

02/04 SPLIT, 48 HRS

02/05 THE LONG DAY CLOSES, THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES (Parts 1, 2 & 3), SUPERBOWL LI

02/06 VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL

02/07 THE TRAP (Part 1)

02/08 FIVE EASY PIECES

02/10 BILLIONS, DATELINE

02/11 THE TRAP (Parts 2 & 3), THE IMMORTAL STORYKING & COUNTRYFIFTY SHADES DARKER, DATELINE: SATURDAY NIGHT MYSTERY

02/12 “Jitney”, August Wilson, GIRLS

02/13 VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL

02/14 THE TRAIN (’64), THE THICK OF IT

02/15 THE THICK OF IT

02/16 LIFE OF RILEY, THE THICK OF IT (2)

02/17 HYPERNATIONALIZATION

02/18 MON ONCLE D’AMERIQUESEVEN DAYS IN MAY (’64)

02/19 48 HRS, GIRLS, MURIEL, OR THE TIME OF RETURN

02/20 VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL, THE THICK OF IT

02/21 INTERIORSTHE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (’74)

02/22 NIGHT AND FOG*LE CHANT DU STYRENE*THE HILLS HAVE EYES (’77)

02/24 DATELINE

02/25 DICKS*I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE, 48 HRS

02/26 GET OUT, THE 89th ACADEMY AWARDS

02/27 VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL, BILLIONS

03/04 LOGAN LUCKY

03/09 Affections, Roberto Hasbun

03/10 Outline, Rachel Cusk

03/11 GIRLS, DATELINE, THE LOVE WITCHLOGAN LUCKY

03/12 LOGAN LUCKY, BILLIONS (2), GIRLS

03/14 THE AMERICANS (2)

03/15 LOGAN LUCKY

03/18 GOLOVKIN VS JACOBS

03/19 “The Present”, Anton Chekov/Andrew Upton, GIRLS, BILLIONS

03/20 THE CROWN (2)

03/21 THE AMERICANS

03/22 DAVE CHAPPELLE: THE AGE OF SPIN

03/26 GIRLS, BILLIONS

03/27 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (B&W VERSION)

03/31 DATELINE

04/01 A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James

04/02 GIRLS

04/04 LOUIS C.K. 2017, THE AMERCIANS (2)

04/05 MIKEY AND NICKY

04/06 PREVENGETHE RULING CLASS

04/07 TRAINSPOTTINGTHE SOCIAL NETWORK

04/08 THE SILENT PARTNER, DATELINE

04/10 BILLIONS, BETTER CALL SAUL

04/11 THE AMERICANS, REPULSION

04/13 RYAN’S DAUGHTER

04/14 DATELINE

04/15 On Tyranny, Timothy Snyder, Whiplash: How To Survive Our Faster Future, Joi Ito and Jeff Howe, OCEAN’S EIGHT, SILICON VALLEY (2), 48 HRS MYSTERY

04/16 GIRLS, VEEP

04/17 THE AMERICANS, KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP

04/18 HIGH AND LOW, BILLIONS, A.K.

04/20 ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF ANDRE ARSENEVICHLOGAN LUCKY

04/21 I KNOW WHERE I’M GOINGTO BE OR NOT TO BE (’42)

04/22 …BUT FILM IS MY MISTRESS, KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP (3), 48 HRS MYSTERY

04/25 BETTER CALL SAUL, THE AMERICANS, SILICON VALLEY

04/26 LOGAN LUCKY, BILLIONS, CHINATOWN

04/27 THE SHINING

04/29 STANLEY KUBRICK INTERVIEW WITH JEREMY BERNSTEIN NOVEMBER 1965 (AUDIO), MAKING “THE SHINING”, JOSHUA VS KLITSCHKO, THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGOUSIE, 48 HRS MYSTERY

04/30 OCEAN’S EIGHT, SILICON VALLEY, VEEP, BILLIONS

05/01 E! NEWS LIVE AT THE RED CARPET MET GALA, BETTER CALL SAUL

05/02 THE AMERICANS

05/05 WHITE HORSE (6), SWIMMING TO CAMBODIA

05/06 DON’T LOOK NOW, 48 HRS MYSTERY

05/07 All Kinds of Love, Carl Reiner

05/08 SILICON VALLEY, BILLIONS, BETTER CALL SAUL

05/09 THE AMERICANS

05/11 BASKETS (2), THE SAND PEBBLES

05/12 THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS

05/13 ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN

05/14 Homesick For Another World, Otessa Moshfegh, SILICON VALLEY

05/15 BETTER CALL SAUL

05/16 THE AMERICANS

05/17 I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (’78), 1941

05/18 MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST

05/19 THE KEEPERS (2)

05/20 THE KEEPERS (5)

05/21 ALIEN: COVENANT, TWIN PEAKS (2), SILICON VALLEY

05/22 Moonglow, Michael Chabon, BETTER CALL SAUL

05/23 THE AMERICANS, SHEITAN

05/26 SUNSET BOULEVARD

05/29 Men Without Women, Haruki Murkami, TWIN PEAKS (2), SILICON VALLEY

05/30 THE AMERICANS

05/31 THE BIRDS

06/01 Begin principal photography on UNSANE

06/03 A CURE FOR WELLNESSOCEAN’S EIGHT

06/04 SILICON VALLEY, TWIN PEAKS

06/10 BETTER CALL SAUL

06/11 TWIN PEAKS, SILICON VALLEY

06/15 UNSANE

06/16 UNSANE

06/17 RISKEYES OF LAURA MARS

06/18 SILICON VALLEY, VEEP, TWIN PEAKS

06/10 ATLANTA, BARRY LYNDON

06/20 Masters of Atlantis, Charles Portis, ROOM 104, JAWS

06/21 SEXY BEAST, BETTER CALL SAUL

06/22 THE THIRD MANUNSANEANATOMY OF A MURDER

06/23 LovingHenry Green, GATTACA

06/24 How We Are Hungry, Dave Eggers, South and West, Joan Didion, DATELINE, 48 HRS

06/25 TWIN PEAKS, SILICON VALLEY, VEEP

06/26 TWIN PEAKS (episode 8 again—wow!)

06/27 THE EXORCIST (original theatrical release version)

06/28 T2 TRAINSPOTTING

07/07 OCEAN’S EIGHT, DATELINE

07/08 Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game, Karl Ove Gnausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund, WALTZ WITH BASHIR

07/09 Who Is Rich?, Mathhew Klam, ARCHER, BOJACK HORSEMAN

07/10 DR. STRANGELOVE, OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB, TWIN PEAKS

07/11 A HARD DAY’S NIGHTHELP!

07/12 SONG TO SONG

07/14 ROAR: THE MOST DANGEROUS MOVIE EVER MADE, DATELINE

07/15 LUREDALL THE PRESIDEN’TS MEN

01/17 TWIN PEAKS

07/21 BULLITT, DATELINE

07/22 THE LOVED ONEThe Dinner Party, Joshua Ferris

07/24 TWIN PEAKS

07/25 VICE: A WORLD IN DISARRAY

07/26 L’ECLISSETHE LAMP*

07/29 O.G.Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson, W1A (2)

07/31 Golden Hill, Francis Spufford, TWIN PEAKS, UN FLIC

08/01 THEY LIVE BY NIGHT

08/03 IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE

08/04 UNSANE

08/05 ICARUS

08/06 DUNKIRK

08/07 PERFECT (’18)

08/08 THE GRADUATETHE KING (’18)

08/11 FUCKKKYOUUU*

08/12 GLOW (2), W1A, 48 HRS MYSTERY, THE KILLING (’56)

08/13 GOOD MORNING*

08/15 I LOVE YOU, DADDY

08/16 TWIN PEAKS

08/17 TWIN PEAKS

08/19 The Romanovs, Simon Sebag Montefiore

08/23 The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations, Mike Figgis

08/24 Conversations With Friends, Sally Rooney

08/26 BEATRIZ AT DINNERWHITNEY: CAN I BE ME, MAYWEATHER VS MCGREGOR, 1941

08/28 Richard Ayoade Presents The Grip of Film by Gordy Lasure

08/29 Runnin’ With The Devil, Noel E. Monk and Joe Leydon, OCEAN’S EIGHT

08/30 mother!

09/02 TWIN PEAKS, The GFE Novelization, Allison Leotta, W1A (2), DELIVERANCE

09/04 Evolving Ourselves, Juan Enriquez and Steven Gullans, TWIN PEAKS

09/05 ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN REVISITED

09/07 THE THICK OF IT

09/08 THE THICK OF IT

09/10 THE THICK OF IT

09/11 “By The Way, Meet Vera Stark”, Lynn Nottage, THE THICK OF IT (2)

09/12 APPLE SPECIAL EVENT (STREAMED), THE THICK OF IT (2), UNSANESE7EN

09/15 DATELINE

09/16 TWIN PEAKS, GOLOVKIN VS ALVAREZ, Ties, Domenico Starnone

09/17 TWIN PEAKS, THE 69TH EMMY AWARDS

09/18 HOUSE OF Z

09/19 THE VIETNAM WAR

09/21 Fantasyland, Kurt Andersen

09/22 TRANSPARENT (2), DATELINE

09/23 TRANSPARENT (6), THE VIETNAM WAR

09/24 THE VIETNAM WAR (2)

09/26 The Misfortune of Marion Palm, Emily Culliton

09/29 Six Four, Hideo Yokoyama

09/30 Transit, Rachel Cusk, THE VIETNAM WAR (2)

10/01 Aftermath, Rachel Cusk, CURB YOUR ENHUSIASM

10/04 LONG SHOT

10/07 SPIELBERG

10/08 CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

10/13 W1A (2), DATELINE, We Were Eight Years in Power, Ta-Nehisi Coates

10/15 W1A (2), CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, DAVE CHAPPELLE: DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS

10/17 W1A, OCEAN’S EIGHT

10/18 OCEAN’S EIGHT

10/19 OCEAN’S EIGHT

10/20 DATELINE

10/21 48 HRS, MAD MAX: FURY ROADHIS GIRL FRIDAY

10/22 IZUMICHINATOWN, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

10/23 W1A, MINDHUNTER (2)

10/25 Secrecy World, Jake Bernstein

10/26 “M. Butterfly”, David Henry Hwang

10/27 TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW (2)

10/29 THE DUELLISTSTOKYO DRIFTERIKIRUVENGEANCE IS MINE, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

11/03 Kill All Normies, Angela Nagle, THE TALE OF ZATOICHIWOMAN IN THE DUNESOCEAN’S EIGHT

11/04 DATELINE, JOAN DIDION: THE CENTER WILL NOT HOLD, MINDHUNTER (2)

11/09 Classic Wiley: A Lifetime of Punches, Players, Punks, & Prophets, Ralph Wiley, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

11/10 THE VIETNAM WAR (2)

11/11 AIRPORT 1975, THE VIETNAM WAR, TRACEY ULLMAN’S SH0W, DATELINE, THELMA, 48 HRS

11/12 DATELINE, DATELINE ON ID, MIRAGEAIRPORT ’77, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

11/13 SLAUGHTER-HOUSE FIVE

11/14 MINDHUNTER (2)

11/15 THE CONCORDE: AIRPORT ‘79

11/18 “The Play That Goes Wrong,” Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, I, TONYACATCH-22

11/19 CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW

11/21 BATTLE OF THE SEXES, MINDHUNTER, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

11/22 THE SQUARE (’17)

11/23 Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior, Leonard Mlodinow, GOODTIME

11/24 Fresh Complaint, Jeffrey Eugenides, 20/20, DATELINE, 48 HRS

11/25 TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW, SOAPDISH, 48 HRS

11/26 MINDHUNTER (2)

11/29 A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, Adam Rutherford, LOS OLVIDADOS, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

12/02 SMILF, Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, VOYEUR, DATELINE

12/03 SMILF (2), CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, ZODIAC

12/04 SMILF (2), DOWNSIZING

12/06 ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.

12/07 JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING

12/09 TOKYO OLYMPIADOLYMPIA PART ONE: FESTIVAL OF NATIONSOLYMPIA PART TWO: FESTIVAL OF BEAUTY

12/10 The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, SMILF

12/12 THE FLORIDA PROJECT, “Cat Person”, Kristen Roupenian

12/13 CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

12/14 REAR WINDOW

12/15 WORMWOOD (6)

12/16 If It’s Not Funny It’s Art, Demetri Martin, “The Lazy River”, Zadie Smith, A Legacy of Spies, John le Carre, THE SHAPE OF WATER

12/17 Sleep No More, P.D. JAMES, PANIC ROOM, SMILF, THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA

12/18 BEATSLADY BIRD

12/19 PHANTOM THREADMODERN ROMANCE

12/20 STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

12/21 HAPPY END

12/22 GOD IS THE BIGGER ELVIS, DATELINE, BEYOND ZERO: 1914-1918

12/23 HEATAn Unsuitable Job for A Woman, P. D. James, THE DAY OF THE JACKALALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN

12/24 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLETHE THIRD MAN

12/25 The Skull Beneath the Skin, P.D. James, MEMENTOLOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELSVERTIGO

12/27 Death of a Murderer, Rupert Thompson, IQ, Joe Ide

12/28 THE INSULT

12/29 The Revolt of the Black Athlete, Harry Edwards, BLACK MIRROR (4)

12/30 BLACK MIRROR (2)

12/31 DAVE CHAPPELLE: EQUANIMITY, THE PARALLAX VIEW

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