Film Quest 2023

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

My 2023 Viewing List

January

1. Strange World
2. Blow-Up [1966]
3. Pelosi in the House
4. All Quiet on the Western Front [2022] (1/6)
5. Scrooge: A Christmas Carol [2022]
6. White Noise (1/7)
7. The Menu (1/9)
8. Sr. (1/9)
White Lotus Season 2
9. Apollo 10 1/2 (1/13)
10. The Reader (1/15)
11. The People We Hate at the Wedding (1/15)
12. Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (1/18)
13. Blow Out [1981] (1/20)
14. The King of Comedy [1982] (1/23)
15. Milk (1/28)
16. Tár (1/30)
17. Dressed to Kill [1980] (1/31)

February

18. Letters from Iwo Jima (2/1)
19. JUNG_E (2/2)
20. Pamela: A Love Story (2/2)
21. Blonde (2/2)
22. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three [1974] (2/3)
23. The Taking of Pelham 123 [2009] (2/3)
24. Master And Commander: Far Side of the World (2/6)
25. Atonement (2/8)
26. Somewhere In Time [1980] (2/13)
27. Your Place or Mine? (2/14)
28. Brokeback Mountain (2/15)
29. Stutz (2/15)
30. Paths of Glory [1957] (2/16)
31. Luckiest Girl Alive (2/17)
32. Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania (2/20)
33. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein [1994] (2/22)
34. The Wild Bunch [1969] (2/24)
35. Marnie [1964] (2/28)

March

36. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [1991] (3/1)
37. How Green Was My Valley [1941] (3/2)
38. Breaking the Waves [1996] (3/4)
39. The Hours (3/7)
40. Triangle of Sadness (3/7)
41. Women Talking (3/11)
42. Puss In Boots: The Last Wish (3/17)
43. Ticket to Paradise (3/22)
44. Triple Frontier (3/23)
45. The Woman King (3/24)

Beefing Up The Resume

Movies from 1999 or Prior: 13 (currently ~33%)

  1. Blow-Up [1966]
  2. Blow Out [1981]
  3. The King of Comedy [1982]
  4. Dressed to Kill [1980]
  5. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three [1974]
  6. Somewhere In Time [1980]
  7. Paths of Glory [1957]
  8. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein [1994]
  9. The Wild Bunch [1969]
  10. Marnie [1964]
  11. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [1991]
  12. How Green Was My Valley [1941]
  13. Breaking the Waves [1996]

Next Up….

In March/April/May:
Emily The Criminal [Netflix] _
Bodies Bodies Bodies
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande [Hulu]
Where the Crawdads Sing [Netflix]
Gentleman’s Agreement [pay to rent somewhere]
The Best Years of Our Lives [Prime]
Avatar: The Way Of Water
Gone With The Wind [HBO Max]
The Whale
Battle Royale [Tubi]
GotG 3 (May 5)
Paint
You People [Netflix]
Scream VI
John Wick Chapter 4
Renfield
Violent Night [Peacock]

With my son:
The Apple Dumpling Gang [Disney+]
The Man Who Invented Christmas [Hulu]
Shazam 2
The Super Mario Bros Movie (April 5th)
Percy Jackson [Disney+]
The School for Good and Evil [Netflix]
The Bear [Peacock]
Sorcerer’s Apprentice [Disney+]

In General:
29th Street [YouTube]
Jungle Cruise [Disney+]
Decision to Leave [Prime Video]
Athena [Netflix]
Shotgun Wedding [Prime Video]
Together Together [Hulu]
Babylon
Official Competition
Sanjuro
Luck [Apple TV]
Handmaiden [Prime]
The Seventh Seal [HBO MAX]
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Book of Life [Disney+]
Coco [Disney+]
RRR [Netflix]
Catherine Called Birdy [Prime]
Baahubali: The Beginning
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Karwaan
Rashomon [HBO MAX]
Weird: The Al Yankovich Story [Roku]
James Bond films (From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye)
News of the World [Apple TV]
The Paper Tigers [Netflix]
Spencer
Belle de Jour
The Personal History of David Copperfield
The Searchers [HBO MAX]
Singin’ In The Rain [HBO MAX]
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg [HBO MAX]
A Woman Under The Influence [HBO MAX]
mid90s
Apocalypto
Ninja Assassin
The Two Popes
Two or Three Things I Know about Edward Hopper
Bugsy
Elizabeth
Life is Beautiful

For October:

Lust for a Vampire [Tubi]

“Challenge” List:

The Best Picture Ladder List

Gentleman’s Agreement
The Best Years of Our Lives
*** How Green Was My Valley
Gone With The Wind
**** The Reader
**** Milk [Hulu]
**** Atonement [HBO Max]
**** Letters from Iwo Jima [DVD]
**** Brokeback Mountain [Netflix]
**** Master and Commander [HBO Max]
*** The Hours
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Elizabeth
The Thin Red Line
Life is Beautiful
Secrets & Lies
Shine
Babe
Sense & Sensibility
The Prince of Tides
Bugsy
The Godfather Part III

The Other List

Brazil
Breathless
Cinema Paradiso
Foxtrot
Magnificent Seven, The
Metropolis
Once Upon A Time In America [Netflix]
*** % Paths of Glory
(AK) Ran
% Searching
% Signin’ In The Rain
% Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Take Shelter
The Exorcist
The Shining
(AK) Throne of Blood
Tokyo Story
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
% Volver

% = Part of The Half Popped 100