Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Geek Fest 2013: My Movie List

My blog has had to take a back to seat to my real writing deadlines, so sorry. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that's going to change any time soon. But before we got too far into 2014, I wanted to share my 2013 movie list. 

Every year for the past four years I've kept a list of all the movies I've watched during that year. It all started because a friend mentioned he did it, so I had jump on that bandwagon, of course. In 2013, I watched 150 movies. (2012's list also had 150, 2011's list had 175; 2010's list had 331 -- let's not even talk about that).

There's no big revelation about me in these lists, except probably that I watch too many movies.

If a movie is on the list more than once, that's because I watched it more than once during 2013. Unlike some of my movie buff friends (you know who you are) I did not consider watching a double episode of a television show, or an hour-long comedy special, a movie.

(Although I almost considered listing the BBC Sherlock episodes as movies, since those are each 1.5 hours long, but decided against it. Television is not movies. But just FYI -- WATCH THOSE if you haven't. They are fabulous)

* denotes that I was seeing it for the first time
# denotes that it was part of the Sunday Showdown Challenge

Movies that are highlighted are ones I most enjoyed and would most recommend. My top three recommendations from what I saw in 2013 would be: The Intouchables, All About Eve and Safety Not Guaranteed. Although seriously, you can't go wrong with any of the ones that were highlighted.

And yes, I am keeping a list for 2014. Right now it has a big, fat NOTHING on it. But it will have The Way, Way Back, as soon as I can find the time.

2013 Movie List

1 Taxi Driver*#
2 Man on a Ledge*
3 Ted*
4 Safety Not Guaranteed*
5 Pitch Perfect*
6 Spirited Away*#
7 The Maltese Falcon#
8 Beasts of the Southern Wild*
9 On the Waterfront*#
10 Life of Pi*
11 Lincoln*
12 Zero Dark Thirty*
13 Silver Linings Playbook*
14 Beasts of the Southern Wild*
15 Django Unchained*
16 Les Miserables*
17 Argo*
18 A Good Day to Die Hard*
19 Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock*
20 Lawrence of Arabia#*
21 Rear Window#
22 WALL-E*#
23 The Shining#
24 The Intouchables*
25 A Streetcar Named Desire#
26 Premium Rush*
27 Alien*
28 The Perks of Being a Wallflower*
29 The Mummy
30 The Bourne Legacy
31 8 Years of Burning Man*
32 It Happened One Night*#
33 Ruby Sparks*
34 Step Up: Revolution*
35 Confessions of a Burning Man*
36 Trouble with the Curve*
37 Amelie#
38 To Rome With Love*
39 The Journey of Natty Gann
40 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
41 This Means War
42 GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
43 GI Joe: Retaliation*
44 21 Jump Street*
45 Vertigo#
46 Iron Man 3*
47 The Philadelphia Story#
48 Looper*
49 Taken 2*
50 Bonnie and Clyde*#
51 Step Up*
52 2 Fast 2 Furious
53 Fast and Furious
54 King Kong#
55 Oblivion*
56 American Beauty#
57 American History X*#
58 Apocalypse Now*#
59 Fast Five
60 The Fast and the Furious 6*
61 Star Trek Into Darkness*
62 Argo
63 Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift
64 The Best Years Of Our Lives*#
65 Chasing Mavericks*
66 Citizen Kane#
67 Pitch Perfect
68 Annie Hall#*
69 Leon: The Professional#
70 Mao’s Last Dancer*
71 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves#
72 Source Code
73 Iron Man 3
74 The Great Gatsby*
75 Star Trek Into Darkness
76 The Mummy
77 The Mummy Returns
78 The Sound of Music#
79 Hot Fuzz
80 Oz The Great and Powerful*
81 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest#
82 The Godfather#
83 Sunset Boulevard*#
84 The Godfather Part II #
85 Sex and the City The Movie
86 GI:Joe –Retaliation
87 It’s a Wonderful Life#
88 Matrix
89 Matrix Reloaded
90 Matrix Revolutions
91 Se7en#
92 High Noon*#
93 Star Trek Into Darkness
94 Thor
95 Sex & the City 2
96 All About Eve#
97 Elysium*
98 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
99 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington#
100 Eraser
101 Now You See Me*
102 E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial#
103 Limitless
104 Toy Story 3*#
105 Déjà vu
106 The Bodyguard
107 Mud*
108 The Graduate#
109 Monsters University*
110 Seven Samurai#*
111 The General#*
112 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly#*
113 Casablanca#
114 Heathers
115 The Heat*
116 2001: A Space Odyssey#
117 Goodfellas#
118 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters*
119 Frequency
120 Love Potion #9
121 Cloud Atlas*
122 Here Comes the Boom*
123 Much Ado About Nothing*
124 Star Wars#
125 Psycho#
126 The Empire Strikes Back#
127 A Good Day to Die Hard
128 Romeo + Juliet
129 Pacific Rim*
130 Rock of Ages
131 Gone with the Wind#
132 Inception#
133 The Kings of Summer*
134. World War Z*
135 Thor 2*
136 Jack Reacher
137 World War Z
138 The Internship*
139 Skyfall
140 Man of Steel*
141 Men in Black 3
142 White House Down*
143 Singin’ In the Rain#
144 Secretary
145 Moneyball
146 Top Gun
147 Red
148 Red 2*
149 Chicago

1 comment:

  1. Hello Janie, Thank you so much for your movie list. To my mind, I would add The Big Short. By the way, if you want to create and share movies lists with friends, I would consider RowShare, a new online tool to create collaborative tables. RowShare will allows you to insert all the movies you have already seen or you would like to watch. By the way, each person can edit the list simultaneously, really cool! Just give it a try, it could be useful for you!
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