I’m not very good at these challenges… (Remember my reading one? Refresh yourself HERE. Yeah… I’m still getting through the first book. So embarrassing…) Anyway, practice makes perfect and this challenge is hopefully do-able. There are prizes and such, but I want to participate for fun so I’m not concerned about that! Plus, I have from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 so I’ll at least cross off one or two movies… ha!
You can find the official rules HERE. Essentially I have to pick 25 movies that had/have theatrical releases and watch them. I can’t watch any that I’ve seen before. My goal is pick a few that I know K will watch with me!
Fall Film Challenge
| one: any set in new york city | One Fine Day
| two: any incorporating hot air balloons in the story | Mysterious Island
| three: any featuring a child as the main character | The Sandlot
| four: any Disney film | Tangled
| five: any set in Egypt OR that has an Egyptian character OR that stars an Egyptian actor/actress | Death on the Nile
| six: a close friend or family member’s favorite film | Crazy Stupid Love (my brother’s favorite)
| seven: any with the word great in the title | The Great Muppet Caper
| eight: any starring Harrison Ford | Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
| nine: any featuring an idiot as the main character | National Lampoon’s Vacation
| ten: any mentioned in levis strauss’ list: Denim in the Oscars: A Look at Jeans in Cinema | Rear Window
| eleven: a film about a knight | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
| twelve: a love story | Chocolat
| thirteen: a movie about something miraculous | Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (because it’s a miracle his parents never found out)
| fourteen: any starring an actor/actress with the same first name as yours | Roman Holiday
| fifteen: a film about the Olympics | The Cutting Edge
| sixteen: a film on Time magazine’s list: The Top Ten Newspaper Movies | All the President’s Men
|seventeen: any with a question in the title | How Do You Know?
| eighteen: any with a score of ninety percent or greater on Rotten Tomatoes | The LEGO Movie
| nineteen: a film about a superhero | Fantastic Four (the new one) or Antman
| twenty: any with subtitles | The Lunchbox
| twenty-one: any incorporating unicorns in the story | Inkheart
| twenty-two: a film about a personal victory | The Grand Budapest Hotel
| twenty-three: a film with black or white in the title | Dear White People
| twenty-four: any set in a country you would most like to visit | The Queen (England!)
| twenty-five: a film set in a zoo | Zookeeper
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A few afterthoughts: No, I have never seen Tangled. That’s a little weird for me, especially since I love Disney movies and K has actually seen it. I lucked out sharing a name with Audrey Hepburn! Can you tell I don’t like movies with violence? I think half my picks are kid movies… I don’t know if The Grand Budapest Hotel has personal victories, but Wes Anderson tends to give his characters little victories at the end so I’m going with it 😉 I pray most of these are on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime… ha!
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Want to join me? Here’s the original page, again. Have you seen any of these movies? What’d you think? What would you have picked??
26 Comments Add yours
You’re going to love the Sandlot!
I hope so! I can’t believe I haven’t seen it!!
What an incredible list!
I’m so bummed I can’t start until September 😉 I’m motivated to watch some of these now!
The Sandlot!! Yes!! Great choices!! I want to watch a lot of these, too 🙂
It’s really pathetic that I haven’t seen The Sandlot, right? I feel like it’s a child’s right of passage. I tried to kick off the challenge with it last night but Netflix totally let me down! Off to the library, I guess!
You’re killing me smalls!!! You’ve never seen The Sandlot?! It’s sooo good. And Tangled – amazing! The LEGO movie is SOOOO adorable. Absolute favorite. Grand Budapest has been on my to-watch list but I just haven’t gotten around to it. There’s already a sequel, that’s how behind I am!
Every movie you mentioned I am SO ashamed to have on that list- I totally should’ve seen them all by now. I LOVE Wes Anderson flicks! Ahh, I’m sure I’ll be knocking those out first!!
You say you aren’t very good at these challenges? I participate in this one knowing full and well that I won’t finish. But, it encourages me to watch movies that I’ve always meant to see.
I totally flopped at a reading challenge this summer… Then again, I work full time and part time and come home to a husband that wants to interact with me and hates when I keep my nose buried in a book… So that didn’t help! Hopefully we can watch some of these together! 🙂
You have got a fabulous list! Totally love Tangled, Crazy Stupid Love and The Cutting Edge!
Thank you! I can’t believe I’ve never seen Tangled- especially since my husband has! Haha! And Crazy, Stupid Love is my brother favorite so he’ll be glad I’m finally seeing it 🙂
Lots of cool movies. I really enjoyed The LEGO Movie and Tangled. Zookeeper is on my list as well!
Thank you! I have so many kids movies but I don’t like violence so that’s the way to go!! Hehe!!
thanks for the post! you’ve made a really great list. so glad you’re taking part.
AWESOME challenge!! I’m so happy to participate!! I love the list!
I haven’t seen that much from your list, but I love Rear Window and All The President’s Men. I loved Chocolat when I saw it, too, but I haven’t seen that one in years! I’m doing the challenge too and have The Cutting Edge and Zookeeper on my list. Good luck to you!
Those are the three that I’m so nervous about! I know they’re classics so I really hope I love them!!
You are going to love National Lampoons Vacation one of my favourtie movies and I always watch it around Christmas time. Such a funny film, he definitely is an idiot! Let me know what you think.
I can’t wait to watch Zookeeper, it is on my list too and a lot of others.
I can’t believe I’ve never seen it! I’m excited to cross it off my “classics” list, haha!
Crazy Stupid Love was a lot better than I thought it would be. The LEGO movie is actually really funny and cute … I still find myself singing the “Everything is awesome!” song (which may, in fact, be called “Everything is Awesome,” but I’m not 100% sure).
I haven’t seen a lot of these, though (including Tangled). I don’t watch a lot of Disney movies, so that was actually a really category for me!
My brother loves the movie Crazy Stupid Love (and Ryan Gosling) but I’ve never been interested in it. I hope it’s all he says it is! 😉 I watch a ton of Disney movies so I can’t figure out how Tangled got away from me!
Ahh, sorry for the double comment. It looked like it didn’t go through the first time, so I tried to remember what I said and then wound up posting twice. Whomp whomp.
I’m impressed! You got it word for word! I’ll just leave the one comment up there, though 🙂 😉
I love Ferris as a miraculous movie! Haha! I love The Sandlot so much. It reminds me of my childhood. You have some great choices!
I feel like I got a little creative with that one 😀 Haha! I’m so excited to watch The Sandlot! I feel like it’s something I definitely should’ve seen by now!