Films in 2014 Review + 2015 Blind Spots

In this post I’ll be going over some statistics on how my movie-viewing went this past year. I managed to get a great number of films in this year, though I watched 50 less new-to-me films in 2014 compared to 2013. Also included in this post is a little announcement on some of my movie-viewing plans for 2015.

New-to-Me: 402

Re-Watched: 88

Total: 490

New-to-Me Films by Decade:

  • 1920s – 13
  • 1930s – 80
  • 1940s – 92
  • 1950s – 80
  • 1960s – 44
  • 1970s – 15
  • 1980s – 19
  • 1990s – 14
  • 2000s – 10
  • 2010s – 35

Obviously my most watched decade was the 1940s, and alongside the 80 new-to-me films, I re-watched 24 films from that decade, totaling to 103 films!

As far as individual years go, I saw the most new-to-me films from 2014 with 17, 2013 with 15, and 1939 and 1948 with 14 each. I also had 2 re-watches from both 1939 and 1948, which bumps those two years up to 16 films overall.

List of Re-Watched Films:

  1. The Third Man (1949)
  2. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  3. The Aviator (2004)
  4. The 39 Steps (1935)
  5. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  6. Rebecca (1940)
  7. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  8. Roman Holiday (1953)
  9. Suspicion (1941)
  10. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  11. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  12. Spellbound (1945)
  13. Charade (1963)
  14. Notorious (1946)
  15. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  16. Rope (1948)
  17. Rear Window (1954)
  18. Dial M for Murder (1954)
  19. Vertigo (1958)
  20. To Catch a Thief (1955)
  21. North by Northwest (1959)
  22. Psycho (1960)
  23. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
  24. The Birds (1963)
  25. Easter Parade (1948)
  26. Harvey (1960)
  27. Marnie (1964)
  28. Two for the Road (1967)
  29. How to Steal a Million (1966)
  30. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
  31. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
  32. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
  33. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  34. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
  35. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  36. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
  37. The Band Wagon (1953)
  38. The Major and the Minor (1942)
  39. Ball of Fire (1941)
  40. Double Indemnity (1944)*
  41. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  42. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)*
  43. The Lost Weekend (1945)
  44. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  45. Ace in the Hole (1951)
  46. Sabrina (1954)
  47. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
  48. Stalag 17 (1953)
  49. Love in the Afternoon (1957)
  50. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  51. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  52. The Apartment (1960)
  53. Irma la Douce (1963)
  54. Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
  55. The Fortune Cookie (1966)
  56. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  57. The Princess Bride (1987)
  58. The Iron Giant (1999)
  59. Aladdin (1992)
  60. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  61. From Here to Eternity (1953)
  62. Vivacious Lady (1938)
  63. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  64. The Player (1992)
  65. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
  66. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  67. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  68. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  69. To Have and Have Not (1944)
  70. All the President’s Men (1976)
  71. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  72. Carrie (1976)
  73. The Shining (1980)
  74. High Anxiety (1977)
  75. The Innocents (1961)
  76. The Uninvited (1944)
  77. Out of the Past (1947)
  78. Laura (1944)
  79. The Big Sleep (1946)
  80. Remember the Night (1940)
  81. Never Say Goodbye (1946)
  82. White Christmas (1954)
  83. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  84. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  85. His Girl Friday (1940)
  86. The Awful Truth (1937)
  87. Bachelor Mother (1939)
  88. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

*re-watched twice in 2014

List of Films I Saw in Theaters (in italics marks a re-watch):

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  4. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  5. Edge of Tomorrow
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy
  7. Begin Again
  8. Gone with the Wind
  9. Gone Girl
  10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  11. Big Hero 6
  12. Interstellar
  13. Into the Woods

2015 Blind Spots

So I didn’t accomplish as much as I wanted to as far as movie goals in 2014 (such as completing Scorsese’s and the Coen’s filmographies…hopefully this year!). Instead of setting goals such as that, for 2015 I’ll try to watch one of these 12 movies per month. And sometime during the last week of each month, I’ll make a post about my thoughts on the movie. The movies listed are ones that I’ve been meaning to check out for a long time, whether for personal interest or because of how highly regarded they are.

2015 Blind Spots

Metropolis (1927)
Children of Paradise (1945)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Nights of Cabiria (1957)
The Leopard (1963)
The Great Escape (1963)
Persona (1966)
The Elephant Man (1980)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
The Matrix (1999)
Oldboy (2003)
Children of Men (2006)

In taking part in the 2015 Blind Spots challenge, this blog should be slightly more active this year! Here’s to another year filled with great films.

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2 thoughts on “Films in 2014 Review + 2015 Blind Spots

  1. 490, Keisha! I was lucky to watch maybe 49 last year! I noticed a lot of Hitchcock on that re-watch list…very cool…I need to re-watch a lot of his as well. And of those 12 movies you want to watch in 2015, there’s a Top 10 favorite of mine in that bunch: The Great Escape. Looking forward to finding out what you thought about that one!

    • Ah yes, those re-watches were thanks to a Hitchcock class I took last winter, we went through a good chunk of his films. I’ve only heard good things about The Great Escape, I’m very excited to finally see it sometime this year!

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