Movie Challenge

So, Kaphine & I were talking about setting a movie goal for ourselves – to see some of the classic movies we’ve never seen, and to try and arrange a schedule to see them. We’ve come up with a year’s worth of themes, setting a goal to watch 2 classic movies a month.

Here’s where you come in: What movies have we left off our list? What movies could you suggest we fill in to the months where we still need a movie?

Criteria: This is important. Every movie must be NEW to both me & to Kaphine. This ruled out a number of movies that one of us had seen. Also, every movie needs to be at least 10 years old, if not twenty, to even be considered a “classic.”

January “The Future” (one of these will have to get dropped)
— Soylent Green (1973)
— Silent Running (1972)
— 2001 (1968)

February “Love/Relationships”
— Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)
— It Happened One Night (1934)

March “Sex”
— Midnight Cowboy (1969)
— Last Picture Show (1971)

April “Religious” (one of these will have to get dropped)
— Ten Commandments
— The Seventh Seal (1957)
— Wings of Desire (1987)

May “Mothers” (we still need another one!)
— Mommie Dearest (1981)

June “Fathers” (we still need another one!)
— Paper Moon (1973)

July “Patriotism/War”
— The Fog of War (2003) (Ok, this one cheats the rules, but it’s been on my list for awhile)
— In the Name of the Father (1993)

August “Summer”
— Jaws (1975)
— Deliverence (1972)

September “Back to School” (we still need another one!)
— Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

October “Horror”
— Silkwood (1983)
— Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

November “Family” (one of these will have to get dropped)
— The Addams Family (1991)
— Babette’s Feast (1987)
— Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

December “Holidays”
— National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
— Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

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~ by realsupergirl on March 14, 2010.

2 Responses to “Movie Challenge”

  1. Wow … I’m a bit surprised at some of the films the two of you haven’t seen. Apparently I have no life and spend it watching films. 🙂

    Some suggestions for the gaps:
    Mother: Sybil (1976) … a *very* negative mother subject, but definitely still a mother theme.
    Multiple categories: The Graduate (1967) … if you haven’t seen it, you need to.
    Back to school: To Sir, with Love (1967) … Poitier, need I say more?
    Father: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

  2. Greg, Kaphine has seen The Graduate so that doesn’t count. And she refuses to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang because it apparently traumatized her as a child.

    To Sir With Love and and Sybil are good suggestions – thanks!

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