Film Quest ’17

For the EIGHTH 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 2017 Viewing List

January (last year: 2 of 9)

1.  Manchester By The Sea (1/4) {review}
2. Central Intelligence (1/7)
3. Silence (1/14) {review}
4. The Parent Trap {1961} (1/20)
5. Southside With You (1/20)
6. The Secret Life Of Pets (1/22)
7. The Founder (1/28)

February (last year: 3 of 16)

8. Demolition (2/1)
9. Don’t Bother To Knock (1952) (2/11)
10. The Lego Batman Movie (2/18)
11. Gentlemen Broncos (2/25)

March (last year: 3 of 11)

12. Moonlight (3/1)
13. Keeping Up With the Joneses (3/3)
14. The Fast And The Furious (3/4)
15. Hacksaw Ridge (3/5)
16. The Hustler {1961} (3/7)
17. Anomalisa (3/7)
18. Tickled (3/9)
19. The Color of Money {1986} (3/10)
20. Logan (3/11)
21. Kong: Skull Island (3/17)
22. Florence Foster Jenkins (3/18)
23. 2 Fast 2 Furious (3/20)
24. The Legend of Tarzan (3/20)
25. Fast & Furious {2009} (3/20)
26. Fast Five (3/21)
27. Fast & Furious 6 (3/22)
28. The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift (3/23)
29. Furious 7 (3/24)
30. Fences (3/?)

April (last year: 6 of 10)

31. Being There {1979} (4/5)
32. Ghost In The Shell (4/6)
33. The Edge of Seventeen (4/11)
34. Going In Style (4/12)
35. Colossal (4/13)
36. The Last Emperor (1987) (4/21)
37. The Fate Of The Furious (4/22)
38. Free Fire (4/26)
39. Nocturnal Animals (4/29)

May (last year: 7 of 11)

40. Guardians Of The Galaxy vol 2 (5/5)
41. Lilo & Stitch (5/14)
42. Lion (5/16)
43. Hidden Figures (5/19)

June (last year: 2 of 5)

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July (last year: 5 of 6)

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August (last year: 4 of 8)

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September (last year: 2 of 5)

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October (last year: 1 of 5)

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November (last year: 3 of 4)

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December (last year: 4 of 10)

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Beefing Up The Resume

Movies from 1997 or Prior: 5 (currently 16%)

1. The Parent Trap {1961}
2. Don’t Bother To Knock {1952}
3. The Hustler {1961}
4. The Color Of Money {1986}
5. Being There {1979}
6. The Last Emperor {1987}

Next Up….

The French Connection
or
Passengers
or
What We Do In Shadows
or
Hotel Transylvania

“Challenge” List:

@ 20th Century Women
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
**** @Fences
@Florence Foster Jenkins
! The French Connection
Gone with the Wind
******** @Hacksaw Ridge
******* @Hidden Figures
In the Heat of the Night
@Jackie
! Kramer vs Kramer
***** !!!!! The Last Emperor
****** @Lion
The Lives Of Others
Magnificent Seven, The
**** @Manchester By The Sea
Metropolis
****** @Moonlight
@Nocturnal Animals
!!! Ordinary People
!!! Out of Africa
% Paths of Glory
! Patton
Signin’ In The Rain
Take Shelter
!! Terms of Endearment
Tokyo Story
The Tree of Life
% United 93

@ = Award Show reasons
! (or multiple !!!) = Past Best Picture Winner
% = Part of The Half Popped 100