Film Quest ’16: Throwbacks and Series

For the SEVENTH year in a row, I’m keeping track of all the movies I’ve watched for the first time. Just like the past couple years, I’ll be attempting to ensure that at least 20% of the movies I see are 20+ years old.  I also have a list of films that I’m challenging myself to see, though in past years when I’ve done that, I’ve only made it through a portion of the list so if you see something on there that you can absolutely recommend, let me know!

Another difference from last year is that I’ll also be tracking the full seasons I watch of television shows. Those will be tracked separately, but they deserve to be counted as well.

My 2016 Viewing List

January

1. John Wick (1/2)
2. My Neighbor Totoro (1/7)
3. Rebel Without A Cause (1/7)
4. Life Itself
5. Infinitely Polar Bear (1/12)
6. The Masked Saint (1/13) [review]
7. Trainwreck (1/15) [review]
8. Room (1/17) [review]
9. Troop Beverly Hills (1/22)

February

10. Mr. Turner (2/3) [review]
11. Everly (2/10) [review]
12. Barbarella (2/10) [review]
13. Paper Towns (2/11) [review]
14. The Maze Runner (2/11)
15. Hail, Caesar! (2/12) [review]
16. Get Hard (2/13)
17. The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (2/14)
18. Sicario (2/14) [review]
19. A Goofy Movie (2/15)
20. The Revenant (2/17) [review]
21. The End Of The Tour (2/21)
22. Deadpool (2/23) [review]
23. Spotlight (2/26) [review]
24. Bridge Of Spies (2/27) [review]
25. Shaun The Sheep Movie (2/28)

March

26. Risen (3/5) [review]
27. Straight Outta Compton (3/11)
28. Son Of Batman
29. Whisky Tango Foxtrot (3/20) [review]
show 1 – Daredevil Season 2
30. Network (3/21)
31. Revenge Of The Nerds (3/23)
32. Police Academy (1984)
33. Wonder Woman (2009 animated) (3/24)
34. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (3/24) [review]
35. It’s Complicated (3/27)
36. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

April

37. Midnight Special (4/1) [review]
38. Macbeth (4/2) [review]
39. Hardcore Henry (4/7) [review]
40. Woman in Gold (4/9)
41. Miles Ahead (4/10) [review]
42. The Hateful Eight (4/15) [review]
43. Everybody Wants Some! (4/22) [review]
44. Zootopia (4/24) [review]
45. Ratchet & Clank (4/30) [review]
46. Sisters (4/30) [review]

May

47. Brooklyn (5/3)
48. Sing Street (5/4) [review]
49. Pitch Perfect 2 (5/7)
50. Vacation [2015] (5/9)
51. Captain America: Civil War (5/10) [review]
52. Jungle Book [2016] (5/13) [review]
53. A Bigger Splash (5/19) [review]
54. The Angry Birds Movie (5/21)
55. X-Men: Apocalypse (5/26) [review]
56. The Nice Guys (5/30) [review]
57. Youth (5/31)

June

58. The Lobster (6/2) [review]
59. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (2016) (6/8) [review]
60. 28 Weeks Later (6/9)
61. Steve Jobs (6/10)
62. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (6/15)

July

63. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (7/1)
64. The Age Of Adeline (7/3)
65. Swiss Army Man (7/5)
Just One Of The Guys [1985] (doesn’t REALLY count…)
66. Ghostbusters (7/14)
Mary Poppins [1964] (doesn’t REALLY count…)
67. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (7/20)
68. Captain Fantastic (7/29)
-. Stranger Things: Season 1 (Netflix)

August

69. Suicide Squad (8/6)
70. Star Trek Beyond (8/13)
71. The Bronze (8/16)
72. War Dogs (8/20)
73. Eddie The Eagle
74. Defending Your Life (8/29)
75. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (8/30)
76. Kubo And The Two Strings (8/31)

September

77. 10 Cloverfield Lane (9/3)
78. A Hologram For The King (9/12) [review]
79. Jason Bourne (9/16) [review]
80. The Magnificent Seven (9/23)
81. Legend [2015] (9/28)

October

82. The Girl On The Train (10/7)
83. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (10/16)
84. The Gift (10/17)
Luke Cage Season 1
85. Where to Invade Next (10/22)
86. Mr. Right (10/22) [review]

November

87. The Accountant (11/5) [review]
88. Doctor Strange (11/18)
89. Allied (11/23)
90. Hello, My Name Is Doris (11/25) {review}
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life

December

91. Arrival (12/1) {review}
92. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (12/16)
93. Batman: The Killing Joke (12/19)
94. Rogue One (12/21)
95. White Christmas {1954} (12/24)
96. Gandhi {1982} (12/26)
97. Great Muppet Caper {1981} (12/26)
98. Hell Or High Water (12/26)
99. La La Land (12/28) {review}
100. Postcards From The Edge (1990) (12/29)

Movies from 1996 or Prior: 15 (currently 15%)

1. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
2. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
3. Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
4. Barbarella (1968)
5. The Smurfs And The Magic Flute (1978)
6. Network (1976)
7. Revenge Of The Nerds (1984)
8. Police Academy (1984)
9. Just One Of The Guys (1985)
10. Mary Poppins (1964)
11. Defending Your Life
12. White Christmas (1954)
13. Gandhi (1982)
14. Great Muppet Caper (1981)
15. Postcards From The Edge

Next Up….

The French Connection
or
Central Intelligence
or
What We Do In Shadows
or
Hotel Transylvania

“Challenge” List:

All About Eve
! Amadeus
Blow Out (1981) & Coppola’s THE CONVERSATION and BLOW-UP by Antonioni
Brazil
Breathless
Capote
! Chariots of Fire
Cinema Paradiso
! The Deer Hunter
The Edge of Seventeen
! The French Connection
******** Gandhi
Gone with the Wind
In the Heat of the Night
! Kramer vs Kramer
! The Last Emperor
The Lives Of Others
Magnificent Seven, The
Metropolis
*** My Neighbor Totoro
***** Network
Ordinary People
! Out of Africa
Patton
***** Rebel Without a Cause
Signin’ In The Rain
Take Shelter
! Terms of Endearment
Tokyo Story
The Tree of Life
Blow Out (1981) & Coppola’s THE CONVERSATION and BLOW-UP by Antonioni

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