Summer Holiday Movie Challenge

I never have done a challenge before. I mean, not online. So the coming 2 months I will take time for one. I know a 30 day challenge needs to take only 30 days, but I will cheat and watch at least 30 movies before the start of my new year (September 3rd). Shouldn’t be too hard, right?

1. Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
2. Kiseki (2011)
3. Spellbound (1945)
4. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel(2011)
5. From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
6. The Pianist (2002)
7. The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
8. Porco Rosso (1992)
9. Masculin Féminin (1966)
10. Arabesque (1966)
11. Blue Valentine (2010)
12. Dialogue Avec Mon Jardinier (2007)
13. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
14. Je Vais Bien, Ne T’en Fais Pas (2006)
15. Hannah and her Sisters (1986)
16. Drive (2011)
17. Kari-gurashi no Arietti(2010)
18. Albatross (2011)
19. Fight Club (1999)
20. Say Anything (1989)
21. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
22. Elephant (2003)
23. Volver (2006)
24. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
25. Nacho Libre (2006)
26. L’Année Dernière à Marienbad (1961)
27. Thelma and Louise (1991)
28. The Big Lebowski (1998)
29. Bande a Part (1964)
30. I Lived, But… (1983)

This list contains a lot of movies I keep telling myself to watch. I mean, The Pianist? The Big Lebowski? Hannah and her Sisters? Why on earth haven’t I seen them before? If you have any suggestions for me to watch after this, or instead of anything on this list… do tell me.

  • Oh wow, that’s a lot of movies I haven’t watched either… I’ve only seen two on your list: Sherlock Holmes and Albatross, both which I liked.

    Have I suggested Cracks to you? It’s one of my favourite movies and I suggest it to everyone cause it never really made it big. It’s got Eva Green and the visuals make up for what the plot lacks.

    • Thanks Jane, I’ve put in on my watch-list! It looks promising actually, the synopsis I mean. Eva Green, andImogen Poots too, score!

  • Wow, this is seriously a great idea! I’ve been hooked on Greys Anatomy all summer, but I’d love to try this out.
    Most of these movies I’ve never heard of, but The Pianist made me tear up, I would highly recommend that. I would check out, they have loads of movie lists people make, and you might find one that is perfect for you :)

    • Ah Greys… *sigh*. I’m actually looking forward to the Pianist, even though I know it’s going to make me cry. :’) And yes, I love iMDb.

  • ahhh i love movies! <3 i have such a long list of movies to watch as well! :) have you watched Scoop? it is SO good. Woody Allen, Scar Jo and Hugh Jackman. :3 also, the movies Cracks, Sylvia and Somewhere if you’ve not watched them :) xxxx

    • Scoop!? Why haven’t I ever heard of this. It sounds… ah-mah-zing! I think I will add it to my watchlist, maybe trade it even with… I don’t know.. the importance of being earnest. I lóve Woody and Scar Jo. Hugh Jackman is a nice addition tho! :D

      Jane already mentioned Cracks, and I am also doubting to switch that one with one of my list. I’ve already seen Somewhere, but I am adding Sylvia to my watchlist too. Oh, happy days! So much to see! :D

  • I’m embarrassed that the only movies I’ve seen on this list are The Jane Austen Book Club and Blue Valentine. I will refer to this list when I get bored in the next few weeks and feel like watching something.

    • Oh please, don’t be embarrassed! I haven’t seen ALL of these movies!
      So YAY for exploring new movies to watch!! :))))

  • Mat

    i don’t even think i was 1 movie in 30 days lets alone 30!

  • Oh you have got a nice
    list of movies c: I want
    to see Kiseki!!


  • So many Godard movies :) That’s perfect!

    • Oh yes, I’ve only ever seen Pierrot le Fou and it’s a shame I haven’t seen the other ones. I absolutely enjoyed Pierrot, so I have high hopes!! :)

  • I love all of those films! Watch the dreamers & Inglorius Basterds too ;) xx


    • Oh yes, Inglorious Bastards was amazing. I’ll put the Dreamers on my watchlist too. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Anh

    I’m definitely going to book mark this post for when I finish school in a few months, so that I have something to do haha! How did you find Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by the way? I keep on getting mixed reviews for it!

    • Yay for watching movies! And yes, I still have a mixed opinion about it really. The beginning was nice, then I found it incredulously dull and stupid to watch, and when the boy finally sets out his journey with his compagnion (I don’t know if you’ve read the book, I haven’t, but I don’t want to spoil the movie for you) I think it’s getting interesting. The end however is considered “ridiculously corny” by many, but I loved it. I like corny. Hehe. :p If I should need to rate it, I would give it 3/5. I think. The cinematography is worth to mention too by the way, I find that beautiful to watch. I hope this helped, I think you should just go see it and find out for yourself. ;)

  • Looks like a great challenge! Maybe i’ll play too.

    • I think you should, if you’ve got the time. ;)

  • Good luck, that is quite ambitious! I think summer is the best time to watch endless movies because the nights go on forever. I love Spellbound, it’s one of my favorites. Getting to watch a gorgeous Gregory Peck doesn’t hurt either haha x

    • Yes! It was because of you (a post on your blog a while ago) that it made it to this list. I wanted to see it ever since!!
      And I see now, that it is indeed quite ambitious. But I will try my best, and it’s not like it’s not fun to do!

  • Ana

    That’s quite a long list. Good thing you have two moths ;-)
    The Pianist is a great film!!! Let us know what you think.

  • Looks like you’ll be having a busy summer holiday! I actually haven’t seen any of the movies that you’ve listed here. Am I missing out? Hahaha.

  • hey! maybe I’m a new here. Just did some blog-walking. Have you try The Hunger Games? or Nicholas Spark’s movies? by the way, War Horse is another one of a lot greatest War Movie (basically for me and you have to try) :)

  • I loved Blue Valentine. Fight Clubs a movie thats far better on second viewing, I didn’t enjoy it at first but keep going with it, its absolutly fascinating.

  • I am totally loving this idea. I love watching movies so I might just give this a try! I do this for books as well. Hopefully I succeed on reading 50 books before this year ends! hahaha. The only movie I’m familiar is Sherlock Holmes and I must say that it is definitely worth it. I loved it! Loved the little French in the movie too since I understood it. Have fun!!!