buzzybhn (buzzybhn) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

ONTD Original: Monthly Movie Challenge - January

I’m starting this whole thing out with 10 tasks. For each task you can pick whatever movie fits within the guidelines, I've added suggestions. I tried to add tasks that would allow you to get movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu – but there’s also Kanopy and Hoopla (both of which you can get free access through your library or university). Some movies you choose can be rewatches for you but try to have at least half be movies you’ve never watched before. Have a different movie for each task – that is, don’t have the same movie for task 2 and task 10. You don't have to do all 10 tasks (also, how the fuck would I know how many you do?!), but here's a list that maybe will get you to watch a variety of movies.

1. Watch a documentary - any subject
2. Watch a musical (Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Mary Poppins, La La Land, An American in Paris, etc.) OR, if you're a Debbie Downer who doesn't like fun, watch a movie about a musician (can be a documentary or fictional - so something like Amy or Vox Lux)
3. Watch a movie that was written and directed by a woman (Raw, Set It Up, Miseducation of Cameron Post, Lady Bird, Saving Face, etc.)
4. Watch a movie filmed partially or completely where you live (I live in Orlando so I can choose a movie filmed in Orlando or in Florida - so The Florida Project or Spring Breaker, etc.)
5. Watch a movie featured on AFI's 100 Greatest Movies of all time
6. Watch a movie with a score of 90 or higher on Metacritic (you can go here and then filter by streaming site – under the “all movies” tab you can pick Netflix, Prime, or Hulu).
7. Watch a movie that was released in 2018.
8. Watch a movie that was originally released during your birth month (mine is October, so I could watch any movie that was originally released in October, no matter what year – so I can watch Whip It which came out in October 2009) – use this to come up with some ideas
9. Watch a movie with a location in the title (Gangs of New York, Nashville, Paris is Burning, Orlando, American Graffiti, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, etc.)
10. Watch a movie in a different language from the one you mainly speak (I mainly speak English, so I could watch a movie in Spanish, French, German, Korean, etc.)

Bonus Task:
- January 15th is National Hat Day, watch a movie where someone is wearing a hat in the poster (Mudbound, Paddington 1 & 2, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Rushmore, The Rider, etc.)

If anyone actually cares about this I'll try to continue and have a new list of tasks for each month.

ONTD, what do you plan on watching this month?

SOURCES: Tasks by me, links in this post are: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Tags: film, film - documentary, film - foreign, film director, film screenwriter, ontd original
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