I watched 50 movies in 35 days

I’ve decided to be a full-blown cinephile. Screen junkie. Film buff. So I’ve been on a movie watching frenzy so far in 2021.

I’ve kept up a good pace so far. Here’s a list of the 50 feature-length (> 40 minutes) films I’ve watched (plus La Jetée because that’s an important work in cinema history). I also snuck a few watches from the last days of 2020 onto this list. (Yes, I remember what happened in every movie.)

Fun Statistics

Most feature-length movies watched in a day: 4 (on January 4, 2021)

Languages: 10. Portuguese, Swedish, Cantonese, Korean, French, English, Japanese, Silent, Russian, Persian

Average movie release year: 1998, Median movie release year: 2007.5

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My recommendations for you

Everyone knows that The Shawshank Redemption, Back to the Future, etc are good. So here are my top recommendations for all readers – I tried to pick ones that are less well known.

  • Raise The Red Lantern (1991) YouTube (turn on captions)
  • Honey Boy (2019)
  • The Master (2012)
  • The Witch (2015)
  • Nightcrawler (2014) – Netflix US
  • Fruitvale Station (2013) – Netflix US
  • The Squid and the Whale (2005) – Netflix US

How to interpret my list

  • Blue = especially good
  • Green = non-English movie
  • Red = female director
  • *Note: all movies were first watches except for The Dark Knight.

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