Quick Challenge Update

We’re nearly halfway through the year so it’s time for an update on my movie challenges.

  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die – 708 movies (60%). The challenge is made up of all the movies mentioned in all the editions published so far, that’s 1177 movies at this point in time.
  • 52 Films By Women – 14 movies (27%) – I’m behind schedule on this one as I should have watched about 20 movies at this point. I’m confident I’ll complete this by the end of the year.
  • As for my regular movie watching list, I’ve set myself a goal of 450 movies this year. I’m well on track with 218 movies (48%) and I’m confident I’ll surpass this figure too.

Happy movie watching!

Top 10 Recommend Me A Movie!

After much deliberation, I’ve narrowed down my fictitious list of classics for the newbie to movies.

I’ve decided to keep it to easy to watch movies, all in the English language and to also exclude silent movies (boo!).  To ensure they’re all classics, all movies will be at least 30 years old.

Without further ado:

1. All About Eve (1950)
2. Blade Runner (1982)
3. Blazing Saddles (1974)
4. Cabaret (1972)
5. Jason And The Argonauts (1963)
6. Psycho (1960)
7. Star Wars (1977)
8. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
10. Tootsie (1982)