2015 Movie Challenge

I discovered this year that I watched almost as many movies as I read books. And since I usually do a book challenge every year, I decided to add a movie challenge to it as well. So on my blog, I’ll track both challenges and update these two pages with the results of the challenge as well as all the movies watched in 2015. 2015 Movie Challenge (must be first-time viewings)

  1. A movie longer than 3 hours
  2. A movie made more than 50 years ago: Take Me Out to the Ballgame
  3. A movie with a number in the title: 28 Weeks Later
  4. A movie by a female director: Selma
  5. A foreign film: La Belle et La Bete (an old French version of Beauty and the Beast)
  6. A documentary
  7. A movie directed by Wes Anderson: Fantastic Mr. Fox
  8. A DC superhero movie that did not receive critical acclaim
  9. An Oscar-winning Best Picture (No Country for Old Men [2008 winner])
  10. A movie that came out in 1985 (the year I was born) (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)
  11. A movie based on a graphic novel not involving superheroes (Kingsmen: The Secret Service)
  12. A movie I own but have never watched (The Incredible Hulk)
  13. A Quentin Tarrantino movie (Inglourious Basterds)
  14. A movie recommended by a friend who loves movies: The Fountain
  15. A musical or movie based on a play (Pitch Perfect)
  16. A movie with a color in the title
  17. A movie based on a fairy tale: Snow White and the Huntsman
  18. A classic horror movie
  19. A classic science fiction movie
  20. A movie set in South Carolina: The Big Chill

Total 2015 Movies Watched

28 Weeks Later, dir. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
American Sniper, Clint Eastwood
Ant-Man, dir. Peyton Reed
Avengers: Age of Ultron, dir. Joss Whedon
Beasts of the Southern Wild, dir. Benh Zeitlin
Beauty and the Beast, dir. Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise
La Belle et la Bete (1946), dir. Jean Cocteau
La Belle et la Bete (2014), dir. Christophe Gans
The Big Chill, dir. Lawrence Kasdan
Birdman, dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Boyhood, dir. Richard Linklater
Captain America: The First Avenger, dir. Joe Johnston
Cinderella, dir. Kenneth Branagh
The Darjeeling Limited, dir. Wes Anderson
Despicable Me, dir. Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud
The DUFF, dir. Ari Sandel
Edge of Tomorrow, dir. Doug Liman
Fantastic Mr. Fox, dir. Wes Anderson
The Fountain, dir. Darren Aronofsky
Foxcatcher, dir. Bennett Miller
The Grand Budapest Hotel, dir. Wes Anderson
Guardians of the Galaxy, dir. James Gunn
The Imitation Game, dir. Morten Tyldum
The Incredible Hulk, dir. Louis Leterrier
Independence Day, dir. Roland Emmerich
Inglourious Basterds, dir. Quentin Tarantino
Inherent Vice, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
Inside Out, dir. Pete Docter & Ronaldo del Carmen
Insurgent, dir. Robert Schwentke
Jurassic World, dir. Colin Trevorrow
Kill the Messenger, dir. Michael Cuesta
Kingsman: The Secret Service, dir. Matthew Vaughn
The Ladykillers, dir. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Lawless, dir.
Mad Max, dir. George Miller
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, dir. George Miller
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Mad Max 3), dir. George Miller & George Ogilvie
Mad Max Fury Road (Mad Max 4), dir. George Miller
Maggie, dir. Henry Hobson
Mars Attacks!, dir. Tim Burton
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, dir. Christopher McQuarrie
A Most Violent Year, dir. J.C. Chandor
No Country for Old Men, dir. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Oblivion, dir. Joseph Kosinski
Pitch Perfect, dir. Jason Moore
Pitch Perfect 2, dir. Elizabeth Banks
The Postman, dir. Kevin Costner
The Prince & Me, dir. Martha Coolidge
The Royal Tenenbaums, dir. Wes Anderson
Rushmore, dir. Wes Anderson
The Sandlot, dir. David Mickey Evans
Selma, Ava DuVernay
Silver Linings Playbook, dir. David O. Russell
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, dir. Ken Kwapis
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, dir. Sanaa Hamri
Snow White and the Huntsman, dir. Rupert Sanders
Spy, dir. Paul Feig
Star Trek: The Force Awakens, dir. J. J. Abrams
Take Me Out to the Ballgame, dir. Busby Berkeley
The Terminator, dir. James Cameron
Terminator: Genisys, dir. Alan Taylor
This is Where I Leave You, dir. Shawn Levy
Titanic, dir. James Cameron
The Town, dir. Ben Affleck
A Walk to Remember, dir. Adam Shankman
Watchmen (Director’s Cut), dir. Zack Snyder
What If, dir. Michael Dowse
Whiplash, dir. Damien Chazelle
Wild, dir. Jean-Marc Vallee
Winter’s Tale, dir. Akiva Goldsman

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