A Film A Day – 2017

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  1. TheDarkKnight01

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    I'm currently in the process of watching a film every day of the year this year. I decided I would watch a film that I hadn't seen before, every single day of the year from the 1st of January 2017 to the 31st of December 2017.

    Day 255 so far, I will update the list as and when I get a moment:

    Watching A Film Every Day of the Year - 2017

    IMDb: Watching A Film Every Day of the Year - 2017 - a list by CinematicFanatic93

    Looking for some recommendations on which films I should watch? I know this will be a good place to get suggestions as I've seen some great film reviews on this site.

    Obviously none that have already been watched on my list, maybe some of those "has to be watched" films!

    I look forward to hearing your recommendations :)
     
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    With respect, this entire sub forum is full of threads with mini-reviews and recommendations. Just read those.

    Without parameters (ie the type or era of film you want to see), this will just be a pointless thread full of random movies.
     
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    I understand that and I don't mind having random movies posted as I have my own watchlist on the side to get through but it's always nice hearing other peoples recommendations that I can add to the list.

    There are no parameters, as you will see on my attached list of films I have seen so far every day this year it ranges from 1939 - preset day and has all types of noir, action, comedy, horror, thriller, basically all across the board genre and eras.
     
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    If you run out of ideas, watch Groundhog Day each day for the rest of the year..
     
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    Some randoms.
    Lock stock and two smoking barrels
    Snatch
    Rocknrolla
    Rubber
    Natural born killers
    Drive
    Jackie Brown
     
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    Good suggestions, thank you, I love Lock Stock, Snatch, RocknRolla, seen Drive and have Jackie Brown on my watchlist, will try and get through these before the year is out.

    Watched 300 and The Martian since I last updated the list, both 7/10 movies for me.
     
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    Any more recommendations for over the weekend? (The list has also been updated)
     
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    Thanks.

    Watched My Left Foot last night. Probably one of the best acting performances I've ever seen from Daniel Day Lewis.
     
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    Here are some less obvious suggestions from me:

    Big Wednesday
    Southern Comfort
    Ghost Dog, Way of the Samurai
    Amadeus
    Gallipoli
    T.A.P.S
    Awakenings
    Legends of the Fall
     
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    Thank you :smashin:

    Will look to add those to my list.
     
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    Sling Blade
    Sideways
    It's a Gift (1934)
     
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    Thanks for those.

    I have just started the "Before.." Trilogy.

    Thought Before Sunrise was actually a very, very good movie. Liked the realness about it all and different swing from the mass production films we get today.

    Looking forward to Before Sunset and Before Midnight.
     
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    How about concentrating on a particular actor, or director? Ive recently just completed buying my Arnold Schwarzenegger collection on DVD and I'm slowly working my way through them in chronological order, starting with Hercules in New York, which was probably the most awful film I've ever seen.
     
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    This what I've watched so far this year A-C. If you want the rest 'of the alphabet' just ask:

    Art of the Steal, The (2013) 1hr 24m
    Aviator, The (2004) 2hr 44m
    Batman (1989) 2hr 2m
    Battle Royale Theatrical Cut (2000) 1hr 50m
    Ben Hur (1959) 3hr 31m
    Beverley Hills Cop (1984) 1hr 45m
    Beverley Hills Cop II (1987) 1hr 39m
    Beverley Hills Cop III (1994) 1hr 38m
    Bicycle Thieves (1948) 1hr 28m
    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) 1hr 26m
    Blind Woman's Curse (1970) 1hr 25m
    Bugs Life (1998) 1hr 29m
    Canyon Passage (1946) 1hr 32m
    Casablanca (1942) 1hr 43m
    Castle of Cagliostro, The (1979) 1hrs 40m
    Charlie Chaplin Mutual Films 1916 - 1917
    Clint Eastwood : Coogan's Bluff (1968) 1hr 34m
    Clint Eastwood : Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) 1hr 53m
    Clint Eastwood : Joe Kidd (1972) 1hr 27m
    Clint Eastwood : High Plains Drifter (1973) 1hr 5m
    Clint Eastwood : The Eiger Sanction (1975) 2hr 7m
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind DC (1977) 2hr 17m
    Collateral (2004) 1hr 54m
    Contact (1997) 2hr 22m
     
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    Some good films in there. What was Collateral like?
     
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    IMDb: Watching A Film Every Day of the Year - 2017 - a list by CinematicFanatic93

    Watching A Film Every Day of the Year - 2017

    Watched Blade Runner 2049 last night and just wow, what a movie.

    I thought it was visually stunning, had me hooked from minute 1 until the end, didn't feel like a nearly 3 hours movie and I actually enjoyed it more than the first film.

    Another outstanding score from Hans Zimmer as well, he only joined the project in August 2017 so he must of knocked that out in just over a month, the man is a real genius.
     
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    Okay, just scrolled through your list on IMDB and though you've got some classics in there, you've missed these:

    A Matter Of Life & Death
    Brief Encounter
    It's A Wonderful Life
    The 39 Steps (Hitchcock version)

    A couple more personal favourites:

    The Princess Bride (romantic but in a good way)
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off ("Twist & Shout" and The Smiths!)
    Begin Again (if you love music)
    Premium Rush (if you like cycling)
    Forbidden Planet (groundbreaking special effects)
    The Day The Earth Stood Still (the central message hasn't changed at all)

    Even if you don't watch them this year, there's always 2018!
     
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    Oh, and are they all starting to merge into one another somewhat? Do you have any personal favourites come from this experience?
     
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    Thank you so much for taking your time to read through my list and make some great suggestions.

    I have "It's a Wonderful Life" on my watch list for around Christmas time.

    Of your other suggestions I watched Begin Again on the 1st of May, enjoyed it.

    After having looked up your suggestions I will definitely be adding them to my watch list, thank you for those.

    With regards to whether they have merged and whether any favourites have come from it so far I would say it hasn't merged exactly, but you notice a pattern in some of the not so good movies.

    In terms of favourites so far I would say the below have really stood out:

    Baby Driver (Best film I have seen this year and probably best film in the last 3 years for me)
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Blade Runner 2049
    Requiem for a Dream (Hard watch but some scenes were truly shocking and riveting)
    Room (Again, hard watch, but Jacob Tremblay probably should of won the Oscar, outstanding performance)
    Spotlight (There's a theme here, hard watch at times but excellent story to be told with strong performances)
    Rush
    Closer (Thought the script really stood out over other films)

    Really enjoying the experience so far and it's great seeing movies that I have either been meaning to watch for years, or classics, or even those with a cult following, all different types of movies really has made me appreciate film even more than I did anyway.

    I still have 80 days to go so I am sure I will find even more gems!
     
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    Just a quick follow up, I haven't added any "short films" that I have watched this year to my list, would you consider these viable entries or was I right in leaving them off?
     
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    I could recommend hundreds of films, but these are some of the best of what I've seen in the past couple of months. Most are new discoveries but also a few welcome revisits, all 8/10 or higher:
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    I haven't added any "short films" that I have watched this year to my list, would you consider these viable entries or am I right in leaving them off?
     
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    Any advice on the above as to whether I should add the shorts or leave them off?
     
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    Short films*

    Thought I better make that clear, poor choice of wording! :laugh:
     
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    Shall I add the "short films" I have watched to my list or not?
     
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    Am I allowed to re-use my Groundhog day joke?
     
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    I'd say so.

    I've bee re-using my groundhog day question on the short films.

    What do you suggest I do with those? Add them to my list or leave them off?
     

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