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The 30 Day Movie Challenge

September 4, 2010

 

Here is a fun list that @drmrsthmonarch turned me on to.  With the busy lives we lead, it is sometimes tough to work a movie into the schedule each day.  Now there is a list that makes it even tougher to select a flick to wind down with.  I like that the challenge not only requests that you watch a movie, but a very specialized, sometimes personal movie.

The 30 Day Movie Challenge

 

Day 01- The best movie you saw during the last year
Day 02 – The most underrated movie
Day 03 – A movie that makes you really happy
Day 04 – A movie that makes you sad
Day 05 – Favorite love story in a movie
Day 06 – Favorite made for TV movie
Day 07 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 08 – A movie that you’ve seen countless times
Day 09 – A movie with the best soundtrack
Day 10 – Favorite classic movie
Day 11 – A movie that changed your opinion about something
Day 12 – A movie that you hate
Day 13 – A movie that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14 – A movie that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 – A character who you can relate to the most
Day 16 – A movie that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 – A movie that disappointed you the most
Day 18 – A movie that you wish more people would’ve seen
Day 19 – Favorite movie based on a book/comic/etc.
Day 20 – Favorite movie from your favorite actor/actress
Day 21 – Favorite action movie
Day 22 – Favorite documentary
Day 23 – Favorite animation
Day 24 – That one awesome movie idea that still hasn’t been done yet
Day 25 – The most hilarious movie you’ve ever seen
Day 26 – A movie that you love but everyone else hates
Day 27 – A movie that you wish you had seen in theaters
Day 28 – Favorite movie from your favorite director
Day 29 – A movie from your childhood
Day 30 – Your favorite movie of all time

It certainly requires some thought.  I’d be interested to hear if any of you go for the challenge and what titles you select.  In addition, can anyone come up with a 31st day requirement?

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69 Comments for this entry

  • Sapphire says:

    Check Out my 30 Day Movie Challenge here ]http://theinsiter.blogspot.com/p/30-day-movie-challenge.html

  • Shannon Spiegel says:

    Just started! Picked 127 Hours for Day 1.

    • admin says:

      That is a good choice. I can’t wait to hear what your most underrated movie is.

    • YouProbablySuck says:

      You must have been fucking high because that movie sucked. 2 hours of some douche stuck in a whole. Drinking piss. And then cutting his arm off. Whoopee. Congrats. You get an award for being easily entertained and being an idiot and liking dumb movies.

      • admin says:

        Then what would your choice be?

      • Dan says:

        Your the fucking idiot. Go get some good movie taste, otherwise go fucking kill yourself. Douche.

      • I'msorry...what? says:

        Wow. You must be a bitter and angry little person with a sad, frustrating little life to be so angered by someone’s opion. My sympathies. Hope it made you feel better to be such a complete prick.

      • Randomchick says:

        Considering it was based on a guy that actually survived by drinking his own urine and eventually cutting off his own arm, you officially suck at life. I’d like to see you go ahead and try doing that.

      • Anonymous says:

        Did you mean hole because if not whole is defined asadjective
        1. comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.
        2. containing all the elements properly belonging; complete: We have a whole set of antique china.
        3. undivided; in one piece: to swallow a thing whole.
        4. Mathematics . integral, or not fractional.
        5. not broken, damaged, or impaired; intact: Thankfully, the vase arrived whole.
        whereas hole is defined as noun
        1. an opening through something; gap; aperture: a hole in the roof; a hole in my sock.
        2. a hollow place in a solid body or mass; a cavity: a hole in the ground.
        3. the excavated habitation of an animal; burrow.
        4. a small, dingy, or shabby place: I couldn’t live in a hole like that.
        5. a place of solitary confinement; dungeon.

      • Desrio says:

        There’s no doubt about it,YouProbablySuck, YouDOSuck. I seriously doubt that you would have the courage to make such asinine and juvenile remarks were it not for the anonymity that the internet affords you. Is it not possible for any discussion to take place without these idiotic Trolls popping up?

      • Anonymous says:

        You are an asshole.

  • Shannon Spiegel says:

    I chose Deep Impact for Day 2, 500 Days of Summer for Day 3, Titanic for Day 4, and Up for Day 5.

  • admin says:

    Epic choice for Day 5! I think for Day 6 I would go with “The Boy In The Plastic Bubble”. Gotta love Travolta!

  • Shannon Spiegel says:

    I had a horrible time with day 6…so I chose The Craigslist Killer. I’m a sucker for lifetime movies.

  • Shannon Spiegel says:

    Psycho for Day 7! Mother! Oh god, Mother!

  • Bacon and Beer says:

    As a 31st day requirement it could be:
    A movie starring an actor/atress you love and one you hate.

    For me that could be We’re No Angels (1989) with Robert de Niro and Sean Penn.

    I love the idea of watching movies with requirements or within themes. A theme could be movies from ’80, movies with the same lead actor or movies with sequels.

    I need to change some of the requirements for several of the days, but the list is good as a reference.

    • admin says:

      Ahh…I read that wrong. I thought you said one that you love to hate (which would be another interesting idea).

      Which ones would you change and why? Thanks for pointing out the 31st day being absent. I guess there are some months that have that extra time in them…lol

  • Bacon and Beer says:

    The twist about seeing a movie with actors you love and actors you hate, is that you’re not sure whether to love or hate the movie.
    The ones on the list I would change is the ones that don’t apply or appeal to me.
    Day 13, 14, 16, 22 and 26 don’t apply; I don’t have those kind of movies.
    Day 4, 12, 17 don’t appeal; why would I spent time on movies that get me in a bad mood?
    I find day 2, 7, 11 and 15 hard, only a couple of films come into mind after long thinking.
    I also see that many of the days apply to my all time favorite, but luckily I got a handful of runner-ups.

  • vdalson says:

    The major downside to this is that you pretty much watch movies you’ve already seen. How about try working in some films that you’ve never had the chance to watch?

  • Shannon Spiegel says:

    I chose Angels in the Outfield for day 8. Now for Day 9…Black Swan!

    • admin says:

      I need to listen closer to Black Swan. I would have gone with Scott Pilgrim vs The World/Pulp Fiction/Tron: Legacy.

    • fafou says:

      you chose “black swan”, i chose “the fountain” … clint mansell really makes the best ost i think, always different and very adapted to the movie ;)

  • Ruth says:

    Day 11 is difficult :/ I chose The Night of the Hunter for number ten!

    • admin says:

      Night of The Hunter is OUTSTANDING!! Do you have the Criterion disc? Number 11 is tough. I think I would go with Blonde Venus. It was one of the first classic movies that showed not all musicals are total shite!

  • Ruth says:

    No, I don’t have the Criterion disc.
    I’ve picked my number eleven, after much thought! I can’t really think of any that changed my views politically or anything like that – so I chose S.O.B. It changed my opinion on Blake Edwards as a fimmaker (I went from Darling Lili to this – how could it not!) and about Julie Andrews as an actress – go Julie!
    Thank god for my cinema studies course :)

  • Shannon Spiegel says:

    I selected It’s A Wonderful Life for favorite classic film, since i’d already used Psycho for something else. For Day 11, I chose The Godfather, because up until about my 3rd attempt at watching did I realize that I actually love mafia films.

  • Matt Borowy says:

    I’ve been jumping around but for I’m torn for Citizen Cain torn between days 7 and 10. I’m also alittle confused for day 24.

  • Sam says:

    Yeah, I think 24 needs to be replaced. How about movies that you watch for the concept rather than the execution? My pick for that would probably be Gattaca, not sure though.

  • Dave says:

    Admin, for a 31st, I would personally add the movie that you can quote the whole script to. Mine would be either Ocean’s 11 or Full Metal Jacket.

  • Fifi says:

    Day 1: Tree of Life
    Day 2: 25th Hour or Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    Day 3: Raising Arizona or Bridesmaids
    Day 4: Sophie’s Choice or Life is Beautiful or Finding Neverland
    Day 5: Doctor Zhivago
    Day 6: ?
    Day 7: Inception
    Day 8: Forrest Gump
    Day 9: 500 Days of Summer
    Day 10: It Happened One Night or From Here to Eternity
    Day 11: Schindler’s List
    Day 12: The Back-up Plan or Dear John
    Day 13: American Psycho
    Day 14: Saving Private Ryan
    Day 15, 16: ?
    Day 17: Limitless
    Day 18: ?
    Day 19: Batman Begins or Dark Knight
    All I got for now!!

  • Fifi says:

    Day #31 Suggestion: Most inspiring movie. My choice: Soul Surfer

  • Martin says:

    Day 01- The best movie you saw during the last year
    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Day 02 – The most underrated movie
    Megamind

    Day 03 – A movie that makes you really happy
    The Third man

    Day 04 – A movie that makes you sad
    Children of a Lesser God

    Day 05 – Favorite love story in a movie
    Dr Zhivago

    Day 06 – Favorite made for TV movie
    Yet to see a good one

    Day 07 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
    The Crying Game

    Day 08 – A movie that you’ve seen countless times
    Star Wars Ep4,5,6

    Day 09 – A movie with the best soundtrack
    The Commitments

    Day 10 – Favorite classic movie
    Key Largo

    Day 11 – A movie that changed your opinion about something
    Hotel Rwanda

    Day 12 – A movie that you hate
    Sweeney Todd

    Day 13 – A movie that is a guilty pleasure
    Birth of a Nation

    Day 14 – A movie that no one would expect you to love
    Under the Tuscan Sun

    Day 15 – A character who you can relate to the most
    The Good Shepherd

    Day 16 – A movie that you used to love but now hate
    Blade Runner

    Day 17 – A movie that disappointed you the most
    Avatar

    Day 18 – A movie that you wish more people would’ve seen
    Watchmen

    Day 19 – Favorite movie based on a book/comic/etc.
    Tank Girl

    Day 20 – Favorite movie from your favorite actor/actress
    Maltese Falcon

    Day 21 – Favorite action movie
    True Lies

    Day 22 – Favorite documentary
    The World at War

    Day 23 – Favorite animation
    The Emperor’s New Groove

    Day 24 – That one awesome movie idea that still hasn’t been done yet
    The Water Margin

    Day 25 – The most hilarious movie you’ve ever seen
    Dead Men Don’t wear plaid

    Day 26 – A movie that you love but everyone else hates
    Judge Dredd

    Day 27 – A movie that you wish you had seen in theaters
    Gone With the Wind

    Day 28 – Favorite movie from your favorite director
    Seven Samurai

    Day 29 – A movie from your childhood
    Peter Pan

    Day 30 – Your favorite movie of all time
    Princess Bride

  • problematic says:

    the problem for me is that quite a few of these have the same answers. For instence my favorite movie from my favorite director IS my favorite movie…

  • imly says:

    I put ‘The Stand’ for Day 6, I think that was a film made for tv first..

  • Jake says:

    DAY 31 – The one movie you haven’t seen but most have seen and you really should have watched by now

  • Alicia says:

    Day One? Fight Club, of course.

  • Sarah says:

    #16 is the hardest for me – I don’t have such a film!

    There are several numbers here that could be the same film, so I’ll have to be a little flexible with my ‘answers.’

  • Matt says:

    The 31st day could be a movie your parents loved and watched all the time.

  • Anonymous says:

    a movie you can’t wait to see

    a movie you think should have won an oscar

  • Talia says:

    I think 31 ought to be “A film everyone else loves but you hate”

  • daupo says:

    You must forgive me. I think that most of your daily suggestions, or at least many of them, are good ideas for things to watch.

    But really? Every day? I am too busy to watch something every day. Is it interesting?

  • Shanzy says:

    how the fuck am i supposed to watch #24?

  • Damien says:

    i just stumbled upon this and gotta sayt, love the idea, im goin with inception for day 1

  • Brittany says:

    Day 31 – Favorite foreign film.

  • annnnie says:

    gonna do this on tumblr :) !

  • Anonymous says:

    31. Your favorite that-was-so-bad-it-was-good movie

  • Grant says:

    I could not spend 30 days watching only movies that I’ve already seen. Seems pointless.

  • Anonymous says:

    best porn, ans spank it all day

  • Anonymous says:

    Day 7 would have to be the Mist…my jaw literally dropped at the end.

  • Darth Bono says:

    Day 1: Blue Valentine
    Day 2: The Invention of Lying
    Day 3: Kiki’s Delivery Service
    Day 4: The Fox and the Hound
    Day 5: Moulin Rouge
    Day 6: Angels in America
    Day 7: The Illusionist
    Day 8: High Fidelity
    Day 9: O Brother Where Art Thou
    Day 10: Some Like it Hot
    Day 11: City of God
    Day 12: The Terminator
    Day 13: Josie and the Pussycats
    Day 14: P.S. I Love You
    Day 15: Ghost World
    Day 16: The Witches of Eastwick
    Day 17: Let Me In
    Day 18: The Hudsucker Proxy
    Day 19: Fight Club
    Day 20: Half Nelson
    Day 21: Iron Man
    Day 22: The Devil and Daniel Johnston
    Day 23: Spirited Away
    Day 24: (Not Sure what this means.)
    Day 25: Black Dynamite
    Day 26: Minority Report
    Day 27: Repo Man
    Day 28: The Big Lebowski
    Day 29: The Neverending Story
    Day 30: American Psycho

    • sesquipedalian says:

      I like this list alot. creepy overlaps with mine.
      nice!

      Day 01- The Social network
      Day 02 – Away We go
      Day 03 – Fantastic Mr. fox
      Day 04 – Schindlers list
      Day 05 – Punch Drunk Love
      Day 06 – Angels in america
      Day 07 – Gone Baby gone
      Day 08 – the princess bride
      Day 09 – Drive
      Day 10 – Some like it hot
      Day 11 – Blood Diamond
      Day 12 – The Reader
      Day 13 – Con Air or Face/off
      Day 14 – P.S. I love you
      Day 15 – High fidelity
      Day 16 – Alfie
      Day 17 – Indiana jones and the crystal skull
      Day 18 – Frost/Nixon
      Day 19 – Scott Pilgrim vs. the world
      Day 20 – Doubt
      Day 21 – Speed
      Day 22 – Dear Zachary
      Day 23 – Akira
      Day 24 – Brick
      Day 25 – Mystery Science Theatre 3000: the movie
      Day 26 – Where the Wild things are
      Day 27 – Fargo
      Day 28 – No Country for old men
      Day 29 – The Goonies
      Day 30 – Cool Hand Luke

  • stephan says:

    31st idea:
    The movie that changed the way you saw the world

  • Bex says:

    Harry Potter and the deathly Hollows part 2 is my number 1 ♥

  • Anonymous says:

    Day 24 – That one awesome movie idea that still hasn’t been done yet…. dont get this days choice

  • Rachel says:

    I put them all on my Tumblr, with their movie posters, because I’m a sucker for movie poster art.

    http://pooniepants.tumblr.com/tagged/movie_challenge

  • Anonymous says:

    Day 1: The Hunger Games
    Day 2: Rise of The Guardians
    Day 3: Up :)
    Day 4: Titanic
    Day 5: The Notebook
    Day 6: (no clue what this means)
    Day 7: Shawshank Redemption
    Day 8: Finding Nemo or All of the Harry Potter movies :)
    Day 9: Burlesque
    Day 10: Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang
    Day 11: The Bucket List
    Day 12: Twilight
    Day 13: Chronicles of Narnia
    Day 14: Schindler’s List
    Day 15: Olive Pendergast (Easy A)
    Day 16: Life Size
    Day 17: The Black Swan
    Day 18: Shawshank Redemption (again)
    Day 19: Harry Potter Series :)
    Day 20: Crazy, Stupid Love (Steve Carell and Emma Stone)
    Day 21: The Avengers
    Day 22: This Is It (I loove M.J.)
    Day 23: Tangled or Finding Nemo
    Day 24: Gone-Novel Series (Written by Michael Grant)
    Day 25: Easy A or Get Smart :)
    Day 26: Spirit (disney movie)
    Day 27: Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Day 28: Finding Nemo
    Day 29: The Jungle Book
    Day 30: The Devil Wears Prada!!! <3

    • admin says:

      Cool list. Wow to #17. A ‘Made for TV’ movie is a movie that was made specifically for a television channel. Something like THE BOY IN THE PLASTIC BUBBLE. It was never in theaters, just on a channel like NBC, ABC or CBS.

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