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The Biggest Movies Of The Year, And Where To See Them


Movies, politics, culture... and the Oscars.  We look at what this year's Academy Awards try to reflect about American society, and whether they do it well.  We also talk about other movies that were huge hits last year, even if they weren't considered "Oscar-worthy", and the films to look forward to in 2018.


  • Amy Diaz - Editor and movie reviewer for The Hippo
  • Tom Cook - Professor of film at Keene State College. 

Check out the complete list of Oscar nominations on the NPR pop-culture blog Monkey See. 

Also, listen to the Pop Culture Happy Hour: In One Year And Out The Other, 2018 Edition for a reflection on big movies of the year, and upcoming films in 2018. 

Where To Watch:

It's sometimes challenging to find the best films of the year if they aren't in wide release, or didn't go to theaters at all. Here is a list of places to watch some of the year's top movies*:

Films in Wide-Release:

Darkest Hour (November 22 at Cinnemagic)

The Greatest Showman (December 8)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (December 15)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (December 20)

Molly's Game (December 25)

The Post (January 12) *Listen to our show on The Post and the Pentagon Papers. 

Films in Limited Release:

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri:

Lady Bird:

The Shape of Water:

Call Me By Your Name: 

I, Tonya:

Films Available For Streaming:

Get Out:

  • HBO (or Amazon/Hulu with an HBO Subscription)


  • Netflix

Wonder Woman:

  • Amazon
  • YouTube
  • Google Play
  • iTunes


  • Amazon
  • YouTube
  • Google Play
  • iTunes

*This list is not comprehensive. There may be showings elsewhere in N.H. or New England. 

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