The Movie Challenge

I like to come up with a little movie challenge every year – some years have been more successful than others!

This year out of pure love I decided I wanted to undertake a challenge I created myself, using the history of a podcast I absolutely love! I heartily recommend checking it out for movie reviews and general hilarity… Check out the Skip To The End website to find out more.

THE REWATCH – (As explained by STTE):

As well as reviewing new releases, on each episode of the podcast we rewatch an old movie. It can be a stone cold classic, a notorious disaster, or maybe just an underappreciated gem, but whatever it is we review it and rate it. Listen to each episode for our full reviews.

These are ALL of the rewatches, as taken from the website, up until the end of 2018, with two removed for sheer unwillingness to watch them, and because then it’s 100 and that’s just satisfying! The goal is simple. To watch as many of them in a year as I can! All titles will be highlighted once watched, lets see how we do!

And so, for 2019 we have:

The Skip to the End Rewatch Challenge:

  1. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  2. Southland Tales
  3. Battle Royale
  4. Jaws
  5. A Clockwork Orange
  6. Rocky
  7. Rebel Without A Cause
  8. Attack the Block
  9. Showgirls
  10. The Dark Knight
  11. Psycho
  12. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  13. Big Trouble in Little China
  14. Eastern Promises
  15. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  16. Ghostbusters
  17. Sunshine
  18. Sightseers
  19. The Descent
  20. A History of Violence
  21. Fargo
  22. Pulp Fiction
  23. American Psycho
  24. The Shining
  25. Elf
  26. Idiocracy
  27. My Neighbour Totoro
  28. Almost Famous
  29. The Foot Fist Way
  30. What We Do in the Shadows
  31. District 9
  32. Watchmen
  33. Brick
  34. True Romance
  35. Super Mario Bros.
  36. Starship Troopers
  37. Wayne’s World
  38. Reservoir Dogs
  39. Boogie Nights
  40. Blue Velvet
  41. Kids
  42. The Wrestler
  43. Dogma
  44. L.A. Confidential
  45. Life of Brian
  46. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  47. Inception
  48. Paprika
  49. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  50. Donnie Darko
  51. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  52. Home Alone
  53. The Big Lebowski
  54. Crash
  55. The Usual Suspects
  56. Four Lions
  57. Apocalypse Now
  58. Natural Born Killers
  59. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  60. Step Brothers
  61. Akira
  62. Shaun of the Dead
  63. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  64. The Avengers
  65. The Princess Bride
  66. Freddy Got Fingered
  67. The Mask
  68. This is Spinal Tap
  69. Sucker Punch
  70. Spirited Away
  71. Birdemic
  72. Robocop
  73. Gigli
  74. Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie
  75. Napoleon Dynamite
  76. Bad Santa
  77. Beetlejuice
  78. The Empire Strikes Back
  79. The Thing
  80. Observe & Report
  81. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  82. Jack & Jill
  83. Battlefield Earth
  84. The Last Airbender
  85. The Wicker Man
  86. Troll 2
  87. Batman & Robin
  88. Howard the Duck
  89. The Room
  90. Scott Pilgrim vs The World
  91. Mac and Me
  92. Batman
  93. Blade Runner
  94. Clerks II
  95. The Matrix Revolutions
  96. Predator
  97. The Crow
  98. Aliens
  99. Westworld
  100. Die Hard
  101. Catwoman
  102. Star Wars – The Phantom Menace

*Final 2 grudgingly re-added*


This year we have decided on a “movie series” challenge – once a month watching a series of 3 or more films! This should be an extremely easy year….

  • January: Star Trek, Star Trek into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond
  • February: The Hobbit Trilogy & The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • March: Pirates of the Caribbean 1-5
  • April: ALL of the (Released) Marvel movies (That’s 18 films) and Infinity War!
  • May: Daniel Craig’s Bond : Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre
  • June: Indiana Jones! (Starting with ToD- those in the know will get it) Temple of Doom, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Last Crusade, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • July: Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 3 and Jaws: The Revenge
  • August: Planet of the Apes trilogy (Rise/Dawn/War)
  • September: Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal
  • October: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection
  • November: Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Die Hard 4.0, A Good Day to Die Hard
  • December: The Santa Clause, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause 3

2017 Movie Challenge!

This year I have a bit of help from Stu – as this is a list we came up with at the beginning of the year together – a list of all the films we want to see this year. We see a lot, generally it seems to be around 12-14 a year, however this year it’s a rather impressive 25!

SO the challenge is to see them all! Sounds simple, but it depends on a few things, including whether films are being shown -at least reasonably- locally (which can be a struggle here in Cornwall) and at times we can actually go and see them (such as not during work hours, as happened with at least one film I wanted to see last year).

Here is the list (not necessarily in release order, but hopefully reasonably close) I will colour them in BLUE when they have been accomplished!

  • Assassins Creed
  • X X X 3
  • Trainspotting 2 (T2)
  • John Wick 2
  • Logan
  • Kong Skull Island
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Ghost in the Shell – Decided against it….
  • Fast 8 – Decided against it….
  • Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
  • Alien Covenant
  • Wonder Woman *Added in
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 5
  • Transformers 5 – The Last Knight – Decided against it…..
  • Baby Driver *Added in – and saw it TWICE
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Spiderman Homecoming
  • Cars 3
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • The Dark Tower
  • Valerian – Decided against it….
  • Annabelle 2
  • IT
  • Kingsman 2
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Thor: Ragnarok – And saw it TWICE
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Bad Mom’s Christmas 
  • Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
  • Paddington 2
  • Coco – delayed release
  • Insidious 4 – delayed release
  • Cloverfield 2017 – delayed release

Grand Total: 27!


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