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When I Watched 100 Movies in 12 Months

You’ve probably guessed which year it was. Starting 2021 in a lockdown, I had to be realistic about the goals I was going to set for the year. A few days into the year, and already too many films down, I decided to aim for 100 films in the year.

Once January drew to an end, I was a quarter of the way already done. I toyed with the idea of upping my goal but as lockdowns inevitably lifted, I watched fewer films through the year.

I thought they would make for an interesting blog post. Movies marked with a * are the only films I did not finish – but watched more than half of. I have linked some of the films I liked the most if you want to know more.

Get your popcorn ready!

January

  1. – Taking Lives (2004)
  2. – Into the Storm (2014)
  3. Cast Away (2000)
  4. – The Boy Next Door (2015)
  5. – The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
  6. – All Is True (2017)
  7. – Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
  8. – Braven (2018)
  9. – Sitara: Let Girls Dream (2019)
  10. – Prince of Egypt (1998)
  11. – 7500 (2019)
  12. – Life of Pi (2012)
  13. – Moana (2016)
  14. – Greenland (2020)
  15. – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
  16. – Ratatouille (2007)
  17. – Devil (2010)
  18. – Minions (2015)
  19. The Bone Collector (1999)
  20. – I See You (2019)
  21. – The African Doctor (2016)
  22. – Songbird (2020)
  23. – Under The Shadow (2016)
  24. – Selma (2014)
  25. – The Lie (2014)

See, I did tell you that I jumped into the films in January.

February

  1. – The Trial of the Chicago 7* (2020)
  2. – Next (2007)
  3. Christopher Robin (2018)
  4. – House of the Witch (2017)
  5. Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
  6. – Monsters Inc (2001)

February was much easier to comprehend. I watched some of my favourites; classic horror Wolf Creek 2 and Monsters Inc. I watched the Christopher Robin movie on my birthday – sooo cosy!

March

  1. – Borat Subsequent Movie Film* (2020)
  2. – Us (2019)
  3. – News of the World (2020)
  4. – Paradise Lost (2006)
  5. – Layla M (2006)
  6. – Bliss (2021)
  7. – The Conjuring (2013)
  8. – From Hell (2001)

It’s pretty fair to say that my Netflix got quite the bashing.

April

  1. – Fish Tank (2009)
  2. – Beasts of No Nation (2015)
  3. – Blinded by the Light (2019)
  4. – Beneath (2013)
  5. Saving Mr Banks (2013)
  6. – The White Tiger (2021)
  7. – Sand Castle (2017)

Tom Hanks as Walt Disney is the most wholesome thing ever. The film count got much more manageable as the country started to open up a little.

May

  1. The Debt (2010)
  2. – Despicable Me (2010)
  3. – Things Heard and Seen (2021)
  4. – The Mauritanian (2021)
  5. – Cats (1998)
  6. – Curve (2015)

Who doesn’t love those minions?

June

  1. The Life of David Gale (2003)
  2. – Paddington (2014)
  3. – The Call (2020)

By the time we got to June, I was spending a lot time planning a wedding that eventually got postponed, so movies fell by the wayside.

July

  1. – The Queen of Spades (2021)
  2. – The Conjuring 3 (2021)
  3. – The One and Only Ivan (2020)
  4. – No Good Deed (2014)
  5. Collateral (2004)
  6. – Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

August

  1. – Rocks (2019)
  2. – Destroyer (2018)
  3. – The Current War (2017)
  4. Killer Kate! (2018)
  5. – Oceans 12 (2004)

Killer Kate is as utterly brilliant as it sounds. Focused around a bachelorette party, a bloody gore-fest unfolds.

September

  1. – Stillwater (2021)
  2. – 9/11 (2017)
  3. – The Graduate (1967)
  4. – Legend (2015)

October

  1. – Premonition (2007)
  2. – Beckett (2021)
  3. – The Descent (2005)
  4. – The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)
  5. – No Time To Die (2021)
  6. Going in Style (2017)
  7. – In Time (2011)
  8. – The Conjuring 2 (2016)
  9. – Fatal Attraction (1987) 
  10. Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
  11. – Halloween Kills (2021)

As the nights drew in and the weather got colder, the film lists started to increase. October, of course, is the best time to watch my favourite genre – if you haven’t guessed it yet, HORROR. Also, Cockneys vs Zombies is a must see for any Londoner that loves horror films.

November

  1. – Zodiac (2007)
  2. – The Girl on the Train (2016)
  3. – Aftermath (2021)
  4. Wrong Turn (2021)
  5. – Red Notice (2021)
  6. – The Night Clerk (2020) 
  7. Second Act (2018)
  8. – The Hitcher (2007)
  9. – Hustlers (2019) 
  10. – Limbo (2021)

Wrong Turn was such a quality horror. I finally got to watch Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers, after two years as well. It did not disappoint.

December

  1. – Four Good Days (2021)
  2. – 47 Metres Down: Uncaged (2019) 
  3. – Snitch (2013) 
  4. – Home Alone (1990)
  5. Bee Movie (2007) 
  6. – The Color Purple (1985) 
  7. – The Unforgivable (2021) 
  8. – The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  9. – Catch Me If You Can (2002) 
  10. – Tom and Jerry Movie (2021)
  11. – Summoned (2013)
  12. – Don’t Look Up (2021)
  13. – The Jungle Book (2016)
  14. – Mean Girls (2004)
  15. Coco (2017)
  16. – Wanted (2008)

As the year came to an end, I stepped on it to get to my 100 film target. In December, I watched Home Alone for the very first time and could not believe my eyes by the time I finished the Tom and Jerry movie (I did not think it was going to be that bad).

I also crammed my favourite Christmas film into December (The Muppets) and coincidentally started and ended my year with Angelina Jolie films.

In 2022, my goal has switched from watching films to reading more books, but I am still keeping track of what I am watching.

Which movies do you like the best? Did I watch any of your favourites in 2021? Let me know in the comments below.

4 thoughts on “When I Watched 100 Movies in 12 Months”

  1. I watched so many in lockdown one pretty much merged into another and I ended up knowing that ” Nordic noir ” is my new favourite genre lol🦌🦌🦌🦌

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