365 Day Movie Challenge: 2019

Here we are on December 31, so it’s time to go over my list of the films I watched in 2019. I didn’t watch as much as I hoped – the total count is 263 titles – but I tried my best to expand my cinematic knowledge as best as I could. In addition, I’ve added the list of films I’ve seen this year that were directed by women, as well as the results of another fun thing I did called the Watch Four Films Challenge. Enjoy!

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1920-1924: The Three Musketeers

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1930-1934: An American Tragedy; Blondie Johnson; Blood Money; The Cabin in the Cotton; Cavalcade; From Headquarters; Honor Among Lovers; If I Were Free; Jewel Robbery; The Kennel Murder Case; Le Million; The Song of Songs; They Call It Sin; The Thin Man; This Man Is Mine; Transgression

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1935-1939: Confessions of a Nazi Spy; Craig’s Wife; The Ex-Mrs. Bradford; Fast and Furious; Fast and Loose; Fast Company; Front Page Woman; The Hunchback of Notre Dame; In Name Only; The Irish in Us; Marked Woman; Merrily We Live; Sabotage; The Walking Dead; The Women; You Can’t Have Everything

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1940-1944: A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob; The Amazing Mrs. Holliday; It Happened at the Inn; Johnny Eager; Night Train to Munich; Our Town; Our Wife; Panama Hattie; Parachute Battalion; Reap the Wild Wind; They Met in the Dark; Turnabout

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1945-1949: Bedlam; The Boy with Green Hair; Dead Reckoning; Force of Evil; The Ghost and Mrs. Muir; House of Strangers; Isle of the Dead; The Loves of Carmen; Nobody Lives Forever; La Otra (aka The Other One); Railroaded!; The Velvet Touch; White Heat

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1950-1954: All About Eve; The Asphalt Jungle; The Belle of New York; Bright Road; Carmen Jones; Crime Wave; His Kind of Woman; Hollywood Story; I Love Melvin; The Jackie Robinson Story; Julius Caesar; The Killer That Stalked New York; M; Pagan Love Song; Rancho Notorious; 711 Ocean Drive; Show Boat; The Tattooed Stranger; Texas Carnival; The Turning Point; Two of a Kind; Untouched

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1955-1959: The Black Scorpion; Macabre; The Opposite Sex; Over-Exposed; Pillow Talk; A Summer Place; 12 Angry Men; Up Periscope; Women’s Prison

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1960-1964: Carnival of Souls; Gypsy; The Honeymoon Machine; Love with the Proper Stranger; Midnight Lace; The Pink Panther; Seven Days in May; Something Wild; Splendor in the Grass; Where the Boys Are

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1965-1969: Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (aka Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster); Funeral Parade of Roses; The Gay Deceivers; The Glass Bottom Boat

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1970-1974: The Devils; Dracula A.D. 1972; Klute

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1975-1979: The American Friend; Between the Lines; The Brood; Escape from Alcatraz; The Late Show; Marathon Man; Picnic at Hanging Rock; Shivers

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1980-1984: Black Candles; Bloody Birthday; Dark Habits; The Dead Zone; Fear City; Flashdance; Inferno; The King of Comedy; Labyrinth of Passion; Pepi, Luci, Bom; What Have I Done to Deserve This?

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1985-1989: Child’s Play; Cocktail; Hairspray; Law of Desire; Matador; Pumpkinhead; The Running Man; Sorority House Massacre; Steel Magnolias; Witness; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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1990-1994: Candyman; The Crow; Days of Thunder; High Heels; Home Alone; In the Line of Fire; Kika; Misery; No Fear, No Die; Philadelphia; The Silence of the Lambs; Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

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1995-1999: Absolute Power; All About My Mother; Blue in the Face; Boogie Nights; Breakdown; But I’m a Cheerleader; Daylight; Deep Blue Sea; Desperado; The End of the Affair; Fathers’ Day; The Flower of My Secret; Foxfire; Happiness; Live Flesh; The Mask of Zorro; Maximum Risk; Miami Rhapsody; Never Talk to Strangers; Outbreak; Se7en; Smoke; Snake Eyes; The Truth About Cats & Dogs; Welcome to the Dollhouse

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2000-2004: About a Boy; Bad Education; Confessions of a Dangerous Mind; The Devil’s Backbone; Mean Girls; Spy Kids; Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams; Spy Kids 3: Game Over; Talk to Her; The Wedding Planner

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2005-2009: The Brave One; Broken Embraces; Doubt; Eastern Promises; Everybody’s Fine; Moon; Music and Lyrics; The Notorious Bettie Page; Poseidon; 35 Shots of Rum; Twilight; Vacancy; Volver

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2010-2014: Bachelorette; The Back-up Plan; Better Living Through Chemistry; Gone; Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction; I’m So Excited!; Laggies; Olympus Has Fallen; The Skin I Live In; 2 Days in New York; Water for Elephants

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2015-2019: Ad Astra; After; All Is Well; Always Be My Maybe; Ant-Man and the Wasp; Aquaman; Ask Dr. Ruth; Avengers: Endgame; Bombshell; Booksmart; Boy Erased; Breaking In; Can You Ever Forgive Me?; Can You Keep a Secret?; Captain Marvel; Damsel; The Dead Don’t Die; Despite Everything; Disobedience; Eighth Grade; The Farewell; God’s Own Country; The Good Liar; Greta; High Life; Hustlers; I Feel Pretty; Isn’t It Romantic; Joker; Julieta; The King; Knives Out; Let the Sunshine In; Life of the Party; The Lighthouse; The Lost City of Z; Ma; Marriage Story; The Meg; Moonlight; Mr. Right; Murder Mystery; Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood; Pain and Glory; Poms; Richard Jewell; Security; Set It Up; A Simple Favor; Spider-Man: Far from Home; Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Support the Girls; Transit; Uncut Gems; Untouchable; Us

Films by Women 2019

  1. Set It Up (2018) – dir. Claire Scanlon
  2. I Feel Pretty (2018) – dirs. Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein
  3. Bachelorette (2012) – dir. Leslye Headland
  4. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) – dir. Marielle Heller
  5. Between the Lines (1977) – dir. Joan Micklin Silver
  6. Craig’s Wife (1936) – dir. Dorothy Arzner
  7. Captain Marvel (2019) – dirs. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
  8. Honor Among Lovers (1931) – dir. Dorothy Arzner
  9. No Fear, No Die (1990) – dir. Claire Denis
  10. Foxfire (1996) – dir. Annette Haywood-Carter
  11. 35 Shots of Rum (2008) – dir. Claire Denis
  12. Let the Sunshine In (2017) – dir. Claire Denis
  13. High Life (2018) – dir. Claire Denis
  14. 2 Days in New York (2012) – dir. Julie Delpy
  15. Poms (2019) – dir. Zara Hayes
  16. Always Be My Maybe (2019) – dir. Nahnatchka Khan
  17. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) – dir. Mary Harron
  18. After (2019) – dir. Jenny Gage
  19. But I’m a Cheerleader (1999) – dir. Jamie Babbit
  20. Sorority House Massacre (1986) – dir. Carol Frank
  21. Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012) – dir. Sophie Huber
  22. All Is Well (2018) – dir. Eva Trobisch
  23. Booksmart (2019) – dir. Olivia Wilde
  24. Twilight (2008) – dir. Catherine Hardwicke
  25. Hustlers (2019) – dir. Lorene Scafaria
  26. Can You Keep a Secret? (2019) – dir. Elise Durán
  27. Laggies (2014) – dir. Lynn Shelton
  28. The Farewell (2019) – dir. Lulu Wang
  29. Despite Everything (2019) – dir. Gabriela Tagliavini
  30. Untouchable (2019) – dir. Ursula Macfarlane

Watch Four Films Challenge 2019 (I made a challenge for myself to see how many directors I could watch at least four films by this year, anything either never seen before or work I haven’t seen in so long that it feels like the first time)

  1. Pedro Almodóvar (21): Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980), Labyrinth of Passion (1982), Dark Habits (1983), What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984), Matador (1986), Law of Desire (1987), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990), High Heels (1991), Kika (1993), The Flower of My Secret (1995), Live Flesh (1997), All About My Mother (1999), Talk to Her (2002), Bad Education (2004), Volver (2006), Broken Embraces (2009), The Skin I Live In (2011), I’m So Excited! (2013), Julieta (2016), Pain and Glory (2019)
  2. David Cronenberg (4): Shivers (1975), The Brood (1979), The Dead Zone (1983), Eastern Promises (2007)
  3. Michael Curtiz (4): The Cabin in the Cotton (1932), The Kennel Murder Case (1933), Front Page Woman (1935), The Walking Dead (1936)
  4. Claire Denis (4): No Fear, No Die (1990), 35 Shots of Rum (2008), Let the Sunshine In (2017), High Life (2018)
  5. William Dieterle (4): Jewel Robbery (1932), From Headquarters (1933), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), The Turning Point (1952)
  6. Joseph L. Mankiewicz (4): The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), House of Strangers (1949), All About Eve (1950), Julius Caesar (1953)
  7. Robert Rodriguez (4): Desperado (1995), Spy Kids (2001), Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003)

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