2017 Top 10’s

10 2017 TOP 10s


(I saw 305 films in 2017. You can see a full ranking of every 2017 release I saw in 2017 here, which may shift some from this as time goes on: https://letterboxd.com/cbhilton/list/2017-films-ranked/)

  1. Get Out
  2. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  3. Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
  4. A Ghost Story
  5. Logan
  6. mother!
  7. Brigsby Bear
  8. Wonder Woman
  9. Novitiate
  10. Baby Driver

Honorable Mentions: War for the Planet of the Apes, The Big Sick, Dunkirk, Patti Cake$, Lady Bird


(Limited to films I saw for the first time in 2017 that were not released in 2017.)

  1. Kill Bill (Vol. 1 & 2)
  2. A Separation
  3. O.J.: Made in America
  4. The Lure
  5. Watchmen
  6. Thank You For Smoking
  7. Before Trilogy
  8. On the Waterfront
  9. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
  10. Personal Shopper

Honorable Mentions: Lion, Straight Outta Compton, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, The Salesman, John Wick, Badlands, Thin Red Line, Ponyo, Colossal, Shutter Island, Silence of the Lambs, L.A. Confidential, Dekolog, You Can’t Take it With You, Magnolia, The Wrestler


(AKA the films released in 2017 that I wanted to see or totally missed buy have been getting loads of buzz and for whatever reason didn’t get to)

  1. Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
  2. Valerian: City of a Thousand Planets
  3. The Shape of Water
  4. Phantom Thread
  5. The Post
  6. Detroit
  7. Good Time
  8. Darkest Hour
  9. Downsizing
  10. Ingrid Goes West

Honorable Mentions: Mudbound, Molly’s Game, The Beguiled, Battle of the Sexes, Call Me By Your Name, Atomic Blonde


  1. Isle of Dogs
  2. A Wrinkle in Time
  3. Black Panther
  4. Ready Player One
  5. Ocean’s 8
  6. Mary, Queen of Scots
  7. Mary Poppins Returns
  8. Mary Magdalene
  9. Farming
  10. Thoroughbreds

Honorable Mentions (in no apparent order): Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-man and the Wasp, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The New Mutants, The Incredibles 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Happytime Murders, First Man, Aquaman, Annihilation, Pacific Rim Uprising, Tomb Raider, Early Man, Love, Simon, Sicario 2: Soldado, Robin Hood, Venom, Mulan, Bohemian Rhapsody


(I read 62 books out of my 65 I was hoping to read, here’s the Top 10.)

  1. Once in the West
  2. The Handmaid’s Tale
  3. Third Wheel: Peculiar Stories of Mormon Women in Love
  4. A Monster Calls
  5. Radiance
  6. Mother’s Milk: Poems in search of Heavenly Mother
  7. Housekeeping
  8. Come As You Are
  9. The Wes Anderson Collection
  10. The Book of Laman


All performances I saw live, on various stages throughout 2017.

  1. The Book of Mormon Musical, SLC
  2. Hamlet, London (starring Andrew Scott)
  3. Matilda, London
  4. Bat out of Hell, London
  5. Mother Wove the Morning, Provo Canyon
  6. Twelfth Night, London, The Globe
  7. Rotterdam, London
  8. Kinky Boots, London
  9. Les Miserables, London
  10. Into the Woods, BYU


A list of things I loved that aren’t books or films or theatre experiences, but are still very media related.

  1. Space Venture Coalition, Tower Theatre
  2. Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
  3. Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
  4. Homecoming, Season 2
  5. “Ho Ho Ho”, Sia
  6. Lemonade, Beyonce
  7. The Roots, Live in SLC
  8. LoveLoud Fest, Utah
  9. Every Little Thing
  10. Reply All


(My tweets with the most likes/favs over the course of 2017)

  1. “Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth has ever read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.” //C.S. Lewis“This is true love — you think this happens every day?” //Westley#hellamarried #loveyacec pic.twitter.com/Duj9SVCSC1— ace husband (@HiltonConor) December 28, 2017https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
  2. Mentioned Heavenly Mother in my talk today & my roommate (kinda bro-y, pretty traditional/conservative) came up to me after & thanked me for saying HM & that he’s always wanted to but never felt like he could. MEN NEED WOMEN ROLE MODELS TOO.— on conor on blitzen (@HiltonConor) November 19, 2017
  3. “Truth demands our highest allegiance but should never be a barrier to kindness.”Elder Zwick preaching my Gospel. #ldsconf— on conor on blitzen (@HiltonConor) October 1, 2017
  4. “I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.” —Beatrice, or me to @CecProff bc we’re ENGAGED. pic.twitter.com/myqrz4VfYo— on conor on blitzen (@HiltonConor) October 5, 2017
  5. Here’s my Family Proclamation. Image by @AuntMarvel#ldsconfpic.twitter.com/6JKxLnfDJ9— on conor on blitzen (@HiltonConor) September 30, 2017
  6. My sister just told me that every time she’s brushed her teeth for the past decade she hears my voice saying “turn the water off, you’re killing fish” and just remember your words make a difference— on conor on blitzen (@HiltonConor) December 23, 2017
  7. Sobbed while quoting “Wait for It” over the pulpit today because what’s more spiritual than vulnerability & Hamilton?— on conor on blitzen (@HiltonConor) November 19, 2017
  8. Hot take: Team T-Swift and Team Anti-T-Swift are our generation’s Montagues and Capulets— on conor on blitzen (@HiltonConor) August 25, 2017
  9. Paging Mr Brightside. This man needs help coming out of his cage. Definitely NOT doing just fine. pic.twitter.com/GFCffu764n— on conor on blitzen (@HiltonConor) December 7, 2017
  10. It’s hard to live tweet #ldsconf when you just want to hold your girlfriend’s hand…— on conor on blitzen (@HiltonConor) September 30, 2017


(the first ten songs on my “Your Top Songs 2017” Spotify Playlist)

  1. Changes, 2Pac
  2. Bang Bang – My Baby Shot Me Down, Nancy Sinatra
  3. Never Give Up, Sia
  4. Good Morning, Kanye West
  5. Battle Without Honor or Humanity, Tomoyasu Hotei
  6. Ghetto Gospel, 2Pac
  7. Rebel Rebel, Seu Jorge
  8. You and Me (But Mostly Me), The Book of Mormon Musical
  9. Two by Two, The Book of Mormon Musical
  10. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, Santa Esmeralda


  1. Cece
  2. Cec and I’s Wedding
  3. Teaching and Studying in London
  4. Coming out as Ace
  5. Returning to the Lake District
  6. Taking Matt Wickman’s Spirituality and Lit course
  7. Going to Paris
  8. Taking Dan Muhlestein’s Identity Politics Literary Theory course
  9. Eating smoked fish and chips in Dublin
  10. Getting an article accepted for publication in Criterion


  1. Her unceasing curiosity
  2. Her fierce loyalty to her family
  3. Her devotion to her friends
  4. Her willingness to help those in need
  5. Her passion for planning
  6. Her commitment to ethical purchasing
  7. Her fiery feminism
  8. Her constant work to better the world around her
  9. Her loud, raucous laughter
  10. Her breathtaking, casual beauty

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