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The Summer Movie Challenge

University is finally wrapping up for me and whilst this means that I will be taking on extra shifts at work, this also means that I will have a lot more time to watch some films. I was introduced to this Movie Challenge list in a film group that I am a part of, and this may be targeted more for a yearly goal, but I plan to make it a summer movie list. I am hoping to complete this list in the space of April 1st to August 30th of this year.

source: Hollywood & Wine
I have come up with my picks for the list, but I am willing to be flexible with this. If by the end of the five months I have not seen all of these films, but some other films that fit their respected category, then I will be using them instead. This is just a way to encourage me to watch a lot of films in the summer. I have also highlighted the films that are coming out in cinema in the summer, which I am counting for the sake of ease on myself to get through the entire list and not put more pressure on myself to review.

1.     A movie filmed in your home town or state: Braveheart
2.     An inspirational movie: Good Will Hunting
3.     A movie in a different language: Howl’s Moving Castle
4.     A comedy: Superbad
5.     A horror movie: The Shining
6.     A movie that made you cry: Tangled
7.     A remake: The Lion King (2019)
8.     A movie recommended by a friend: Shrek
9.     An animated movie: My Neighbour Totoro
10.  A movie in black and white: Citizen Kane
11.  A movie with a one-word title: Yesterday
12.  A superhero movie: Spider-Man 2
13.  A movie “everyone” but you has seen: The Godfather

Avengers: Endgame (2019) – source: Marvel Studios
14.  A really bad or guilty-pleasure movie: The Room
15.  A movie made in the 60s: 2001: A Space Odyssey
16.  A documentary: Won’t You Be My Neighbour
17.  A movie with pink poster art: Fight Club
18.  A three-hour movie: Avengers: Endgame
19.  A movie you’ve already seen: Zombieland
20.  A movie adapted from a book: Pet Semetary (2019)
21.  A favourite from your childhood: Night at the Museum
22.  A romance movie: Long Shot
23.  A movie with a female director: Lady Bird
24.  A movie based on true event: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
25.  A holiday movie: Dirty Dancing
26.  A teen movie: Eighth Grade
Rocketman (2019) – source: Paramount Pictures

27.  A movie with your favourite actor: The Hangover
28.  A movie shorter than 90 minutes: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
29.  An inspirational movie: Dead Poet’s Society
30.  A movie mentioned in another movie on this list:
31.  A trilogy – part 1: Shaun of the Dead
32.  A trilogy – part 2: Hot Fuzz
33.  A trilogy – part 3: The World’s End
34.  A biopic: Rocketman
35.  A movie certified fresh on rotten tomatoes: Leave No Trace
36.  Your favourite movie: Back to the Future
37.  A comedy: The Big Lebowski
38.  A short film: Detainment/The Silent Child
39.  A movie you own: The Social Network
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) – source: Sony Pictures

40.  A movie set in a different time period: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
41.  A Netflix original movie: Unicorn Store
42.  A friend or significant other’s favourite movie: Spider-Man 3
43.  A movie by your favourite director: The Birds
44.  A movie that has won an Oscar: Call Me By Your Name
45.  A dystopian movie: The Matrix
46.  A movie released this year: Aladdin (2019)
47.  A thriller movie: Searching
48.  A movie that relates to your life: Heathers
49.  A movie released the year you were born: The Truman Show
50.  A sports movie: Rocky
51.  A musical: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
52.  A holiday movie: I Know What You Did Last Summer

What do you think of my list? What films should I watch first, and what films would you put on your movie challenge list? Let me know down below and let’s have a conversation.

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