Film Quest 2021

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

My 2021 Viewing List

January

1. TENET (1/1)
2. Death to 2020
3. Mank (1/9)
4. Frozen 2 (1/12)
Cobra Kai Season 3
5. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (1/16)
6. Pete’s Dragon (2016 version)
7. TRON (1/22)
8. Superman: Red Son (1/23)
9. Okja (1/24)
10. Tallulah (1/28)
11. We Can Be Heroes (1/31)

February

12. The Little Things
13. Irresistible
14. 8 1/2 (1963)
15. Sound of Metal
16. Flora & Ulysses
17. Hillbilly Elegy
18. Nomadland
19. Tom & Jerry (2021) [2/28]

March

20. Judas and the Black Messiah (3/3)
WandaVision Seasion 1
21. My Octopus Teacher (3/5)
22. Promising Young Woman (3/6)
23. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (3/7)
24. Justice League Dark: Apokolips War
25. Moxie
26. Yes Day (3/12)
27. One Night In Miami (3/14)
28. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (3/18)
29. The Last Blockbuster
30. I Care A Lot (3/23)
31. Blockers (3/25)
32. Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art

April

33. Alita: Battle Angel (4/5)
34. Da 5 Bloods
35. Godzilla vs Kong (4/13)
36. Shin Godzilla (4/13)
37. Howl’s Moving Castle (4/14)
38. The Gentlemen (4/16)
39. Another Round (4/20)
40. Buddy Games (4/21)
41. The Father (4/22)
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Season 1
42. Mortal Kombat {2021} (4/24)
43. Minari (4/24)
44. Oliver! {1968} (4/25)

May

45. The Mitchells vs The Machines (5/2)
46. Waking Life (5/4)
47. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (5/18)
48. Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) (5/25)
49. Army of the Dead (5/26)

June

50. Raya and the Last Dragon (6/12)
51. Megamind (6/14)
Kim’s Convenience Season 5
52. Supergirl (1984) (6/22)
53. The New Mutants
54. Luca (6/26)
55. The Last Airbender (6/29)

July

56. In The Heights (7/4)
57. Superman Man of Tomorrow (7/12)
58. The Notebook (7/13)
Loki – Season 1
59. Black Widow (7/14)
60. The Woman in the Window (7/22)
61. Batman vs Robin (7/23)
62. Gunpowder Milkshake (7/24)
63. Batman: Hush (7/27)
64. Marty [1955] (7/28)

August

65. The Suicide Squad (8/5)
66. Space Jam: A New Legacy
67. Kid 90 (8/14)
68. Wish Dragon (8/16)
69. American Ninja (8/16)
70. See You Yesterday (8/25)
71. Cruella (8/27)
72. 21 Bridges (8/28)
73. 101 Dalmations (1961)

September

74. Jolt (9/1)
75. The Upside (9/1)
76. The Losers (9/2)
77. From Here to Eternity [1953] (9/2)
78. Annette (9/7)
79. Kate (9/11)
80. The Greatest Show on Earth [1952] (9/13)
81. The Voyeurs
The White Lotus (Season 1)
82. Nobody (9/25)
83. Double Dragon [1994] (9/27)
84. Val (9/27)

October

85. #Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump (10/5)
86. Guns Akimbo (10/6)
87. An American in Paris [1951] (10/10)
88. Hamlet (1948)
Muppet’s Haunted Mansion
89. Vacation Friends
90. Halloween Kills
91. Super Mario Bros [1993]
92. All The King’s Men [1949]
93. Dune (2021) (10/29)

November

94. Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One
95. Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two
96. Voyagers (11/6)
97. Free Guy (11/7)
98. All About Eve [1950] (11/11)
99. Army of Thieves (11/12)
100. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (11/12)
101. The Conversation [1974]
102. Carlito’s Way [1993]
103. 8-Bit Christmas (11/24)
104. King Richard (11/27)

December

105. The Harder They Fall (12/1)
106. tick, tick, …BOOM!  (12/3)
107. Red Notice (12/5)
108. Spider-Man: No Way Home (12/17)
109. Rebecca [1940] (12/20)
110. Rebecca [2020] (12/21)
111. Klaus (12/26)
112. Ron’s Gone Wrong (12/29)
113. Don’t Look Up (12/30)
114. The Matrix Resurrection (12/30)
115. Chocolat (12/31)

Beefing Up The Resume

Movies from 1999 or Prior: – (currently 19%)

  1. TRON (1982)
  2. 8 1/2 (1963)
  3. Oliver! (1968)
  4. Waking Life
  5. Around The World in Eighty Days
  6. Supergirl (1984)
  7. Marty (1955)
  8. American Ninja (1985)
  9. 101 Dalmations (1961)
  10. From Here to Eternity (1953)
  11. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  12. Double Dragon (1994)
  13. An American in Paris (1951)
  14. Hamlet (1948)
  15. Super Mario Bros (1993)
  16. All The King’s Men (1949)
  17. All About Eve (1950)
  18. The Conversation (1974)
  19. Carlito’s Way (1993)
  20. Rebecca [1940]

Next Up….

F9 {Fast & Furious 9}
The French Dispatch
Rashomon
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
Jungle Cruise
No Time To Die
Eternals
Wings (1927)
101 Dalmations (1996)
102 Dalmations
The Green Knight
Music
Bigfoot Family
French Exit
Emma.
Belle de Jour
A Wrinkle In Time
Iron Will
White Fang
The Personal History of David Copperfield
On The Rocks
News of the World
Pete’s Dragon (old one)
The Rover
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

****  Oliver!
*** Around The World in Eighty Days
**** Marty
**** From Here to Eternity
**** The Greatest Show on Earth
*** An American in Paris
*** All About Eve
**** All The King’s Men
**** Hamlet

That gets me to 1948, and at that point I would have seen every Best Picture winner in my dad’s lifetime.

The Other List

Blow Out (1981)
Blow-Up by Antonioni
Brazil
Breathless
Capote
Cinema Paradiso
**** The Conversation
Foxtrot
Gone with the Wind
% JFK
The Lives Of Others
Magnificent Seven, The
Metropolis
% 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