Film Quest 2020

For the ELEVENTH year in a row, I’m keeping track of all the movies I’ve watched for the first time.

In 2019, I did something that I hadn’t done in any of the 9 years preceding it: I failed to reach 75 new movies added to my list that year. I even set some other minor goals, and I failed to meet those, too.

So in 2020, I have to figure out something reasonable but also significant, because it’s 2020, and I don’t like the fact that I failed in 2019.

My 2020 Viewing List

January

1. Noelle
2. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood (1/14)
3. Teen Titans Go! vs Teen Titans
4. Parasite (1/?)
5. Marriage Story
6. Three Musketeers
7. 1917 (1/30)

February

8. Little Women
9. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2/7)
10. The Irishman (2/9)
11. High Life (2/11)
12. Sonic The Hedgehog (2/13)
13. Birds of Prey (2/16)
14. Toy Story 4 (2/17)
15. Creed 2 (2/20)

March

16. Godzilla (1954) (3/1)
17. Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (3/2)
18. Brightburn (3/3)
19. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) (3/4)
20. Frances Ferguson (3/6)
21. The Skeleton Twins (3/6)
22. John Wick 3 (3/9)
23. Good Boys (3/23)
24. Trolls (3/29)

April

25. Jumanji: The Next Level
26. The Hustle (4/20)
27. The Farewell
28. Trolls World Tour

May

29. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (5/4)
30. The Girl In The Spider’s Web
31. A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (5/18)
32. Uncut Gems (5/20)
33. Hotel Artemis (5/24)
34. The Report (5/25)
35. Extracurricular Activities (5/25)
36. The Goldfinch (5/28)
37. Rocketman (5/30)
38. Scoob! (5/31)

June

39. Ready Or Not (6/2)
40. The Babysitter (6/3)
41. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (6/4)
42. The Main Event (6/4)
43. Bombshell (6/7)
44. The VelociPastor (6/11)
45. Moana (6/12)
46. Artemis Fowl (6/12)
47. The Laundromat (6/22)
48. White Boy Rick (6/29)

July

49. Richard Jewell (7/3)
50. Hamilton (7/5)
51. Justice League: War (7/14)
52. My Spy (7/17)
53. The Addams Family (7/25)

August

54. Wonderpark (8/1)
55. The Rhythm Section (8/6)
56. Troop Zero (8/8)
57. Dennis The Menace (1993)  (8/23)
58. My Fair Lady (1964)  (8/23)

September

59. The Way Back (9/8)
60. The Peanut Butter Falcon (9/9)
61. Gigi (9/20)
62. Eurovision Song Contest
63. Enola Holmes
64. The Bridge on the River Kwai (9/30)

October

65. The Social Dilemma (10/3)
66. Unpregnant (10/4)
67. Missing Link (10/11)
68. Men In Black: International
69. Borat Subsequent Movie (10/23)
70. Hocus Pocus (1993) (10/24)
71. Terminator: Dark Fate (10/28)

November

72. Casper (1995)
73. Hubie Halloween (11/11)
74. Concussion
75. Ben-Hur (1959)
76. Gemini Man (11/25)
77. IO (11/27)
78. Yes, God, Yes
79. Money Monster (11/30)

December

80. The Man Without Gravity (12/1)
81. The Christmas Chronicles (12/4)
82. Ghost Rider (12/5)
83. Mulan (2020) (12/6)
84. Palm Springs (12/11)
85. Fighting with my Family (12/12)
86. Ava (12/13)
87. The Prom (12/14)
88. Peppermint (12/14)
89. Muppet Treasure Island (12/16)
90. The French Connection (12/16)
Mandalorian Season 2
91. Happiest Season (12/18)
92. Bad Education (12/20)
93. The Sound of Music (12/21)
94. Godmothered (12/22)
95. The Christmas Chronicles 2 (12/24)
96. Wonder Woman 1984 (12/25)
97. Soul (12/26)
98. The Hobbit (12/29)
99. Under the Silver Lake (12/29)
100. The Devil All The Time (12/31)

Beefing Up The Resume

Movies from 1999 or Prior: – (currently ~12 %)

  1. Three Musketeers
  2. Godzilla (1954 – Japanese)
  3. Dennis The Menace (1993)
  4. My Fair Lady (1964)
  5. Gigi (1958)
  6. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  7. Hocus Pocus (1993)
  8. Casper (1995)
  9. Ben-Hur (1959)
  10. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
  11. The French Connection
  12. The Sound of Music (1964)

Next Up….

Shin-Godzilla
TENET
Hillbilly Elegy
Mank
Oliver!
A Wrinkle In Time
Nomadland
The Rover
The Notebook
mid90s
The Old Guard
Apocalypto
Ninja Assassin
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
The Two Popes
Mewtwo Strikes Back
Officer And A Gentleman
Vincent & Theo
Death Wish
A Star Is Born (1954)
A Star Is Born (1976)
Bird Box

“Challenge” List:

The Best Picture Ladder List

**** The French Connection
Oliver!
***** The Sound of Music
***** Ben-Hur
**** Gigi
****** The Bridge On The River Kwai
Around The World in Eighty Days
Marty

That gets me to 1954, having already seen the four not listed.

The Other List

Blow Out (1981) & Coppola’s THE CONVERSATION and BLOW-UP by Antonioni
Brazil
Breathless
Capote
Cinema Paradiso
Foxtrot
Gone with the Wind
% JFK
The Lives Of Others
Magnificent Seven, The
Metropolis
**** Ninotchka
% Paths of Glory
(AK) Ran
(AK) Rashomon
(AK) Sanjuro
% Searching
% Signin’ In The Rain
% Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Take Shelter
(AK) Throne of Blood
Tokyo Story
The Tree of Life
% United 93
% Volver
(AK) Yojimbo

% = Part of The Half Popped 100