52 Week Movie Challengeby mpeters235 | created - 02 Jan 2018 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
We all have our favorite movies. Movies that we can, and have, watched over and over again. However, it is important to expand our horizons. Over the next 52 weeks I will be watching one movie that I have never seen before. Some of these movies are classics that I am a little ashamed to say I have never seen. The only rule is, The films must be from 2017 and before. No movies that you will go watch in the theatre this year. After I watch the movie, I will be posting a brief review of the film. Please follow along on Facebook at 52 Week Movie Challenge. All are welcome to join me on this adventure. You can either follow my list or make your own. The point is enjoy yourself. I love film and I am sure I will add to my favorite movies by the time I am done.
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- In Theaters
- Release Year
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
AL | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer HAL 9000.
Votes: 528,259 | Gross: $56.95M
2. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
16 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Votes: 562,858 | Gross: $56.67M
3. Blade Runner (1982)
12 | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 613,642 | Gross: $27.00M
8. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
12 | 117 min | Biography, Drama
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.
Votes: 394,281 | Gross: $27.30M
11. Donnie Darko (2001)
12 | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 685,848 | Gross: $1.48M
AL | 95 min | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 406,632 | Gross: $0.28M
13. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
AL | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Votes: 805,925 | Gross: $34.40M
14. Gone with the Wind (1939)
AL | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 259,038 | Gross: $198.68M
15. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
14 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé.
Votes: 34,416 | Gross: $56.70M
16. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
16 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Votes: 350,593 | Gross: $67.21M
17. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
12 | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 236,264 | Gross: $44.82M
19. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
12 | 229 min | Crime, Drama
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Votes: 270,129 | Gross: $5.32M
20. Raging Bull (1980)
16 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside of it.
Votes: 281,692 | Gross: $23.38M
21. Rear Window (1954)
6 | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 388,690 | Gross: $36.76M
24. Serpico (1973)
12 | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.
Votes: 94,938 | Gross: $29.80M
27. De reis van Chihiro (2001)
6 | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.
Votes: 539,776 | Gross: $10.06M
28. Straight Outta Compton (2015)
12 | 147 min | Biography, Drama, History
The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
Votes: 162,019 | Gross: $161.20M
29. Taxi Driver (1976)
16 | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
Votes: 620,688 | Gross: $28.26M
30. The Big Lebowski (1998)
12 | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 647,707 | Gross: $17.50M
31. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
12 | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. camp commander, a British Colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors, while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Votes: 182,745 | Gross: $44.91M
32. The Deer Hunter (1978)
16 | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Votes: 279,151 | Gross: $48.98M
33. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)
12 | 161 min | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Votes: 606,623 | Gross: $6.10M
35. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
AL | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
37. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
16 | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Votes: 1,003,927 | Gross: $116.90M
38. There Will Be Blood (2007)
16 | 158 min | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Votes: 453,799 | Gross: $40.22M
39. Vertigo (1958)
12 | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
Votes: 312,060 | Gross: $3.20M
42. De Nacht van Inspecteur Tibbs (1967)
12 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Votes: 58,787 | Gross: $24.38M
43. American Graffiti (1973)
14 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Votes: 73,318 | Gross: $115.00M
44. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
18 | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime
Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.