Tuesday, April 13, 2010

2004: Yeah, I watched some movies...

So in 2004, I decided it would be a good idea to watch 'a movie a day'.. it was a Leap Year, so I figured that would make things even more challenging.
I think the idea came out of people/customers telling me on a regular basis , "Ahh... you never watch movies...". Maybe they were right. For owning a video store, maybe I hadn't seen 'enough' movies...
Customer:"Hey, did you like Schindler's List?"
Me: "Uh, duh-no.. didn't see it."
Customer: "You know what its about, right?"
Me: "Yeah, Jews... bad things... "
So 2004... a movie a day (average, that is 366 by December 31st)
I had to see 10% of the films at the theatre.
10% of the films , could be ones I had seen before.
For the 'viewing to count', I had to at least watch 3/4 of the the movie.
I kept a 'diary' for that year, with date and movie title. I never got around to writing reviews for all of them nor doing anything with the list until now.
Below is an alphabetical list of all 366 movies I watched during 2004.
Next post I will tell you my top and bottom 20, with a short review.

(sorry about the long list, I couldn't find a better way to format it to make it look slick... I watch(ed) movies, I don't blog). - Matthew

2001: A Space Odyssey
21 Grams
3 O'clock High
3 Women
Across The Tracks
Afraid of the Dark
Aileen: Life & Death Of a Serial Killer
Alien 3
Along Came Polly
American Dream
The American Friend
American Mullet
American Splendor
The Andromeda Strain
Apocalypse, Now
The Apple
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
The Assignation of Richard Nixon
The Assignment
The Astronaut's Wife
Auto Focus
Back To School
Bad Boys
Bad Boys 2
Bad Company
Bad Education
The Bad New Bears (1976)
Barbershop 2
Barry Lyndon
The Battle of Algiers
The Beach
Beat Street
The Believer
Beverly Hills Ninja
The Bicycle Thief
Big Bad Mama
The Big Red One
Biloxi Blues
Blade 2
Blind Shaft
Bob Roberts
Bone Collector
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Brown Bunny
Bubba Ho-Tep
Buffalo Soldiers
Bus 174
Butterfly Effect
Cabin Boy
Capricorn One
Carnival Of Souls
Charlotte Gray
Chasing Amy
Child Star
The China Syndrome
Chris Rock: Never Scared
A Christmas Story
The Chronicles of Riddick
Circles: Eddie Izzard
Citizen Kane
City of God
The City of Lost Children
The Clearing
Club Dread
Code 46
Coffee + Cigarettes
Cold Mountain
The Comfort of Strangers
Control Room
The Cooler
The Corporation
Crash (1996)
The Crazies (1973)
The Crossing Guard
Das Boot
Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Day After Tomorrow
The Day of the Jackal(1973)
Dazed and Confused
Death Trap
Dementia 13
Demon Seed
Dickie Roberts
Dirty Pretty Things
Dog Soldiers
Dogtown & Z-Boys
Donnie Darko
Down By Law
Dreams (Kurasowa)
Dressed To Kill
The Empire Strikes Back
Enemy of the State
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Europa Europa
Evil Dead
The Exorcist
Eye of the Needle
Fahrenheit 9/11
Fail Safe
Fear of a Black Hat
The Fog of War
For a Few Dollars More
The Forgotten
Garage Days
Garden State
The Getaway (1972)
Ghosts of Mars
The Godfather
Goodbye, Lenin
Gorky Park
The Grey Zone
Gung Ho
Half Baked
Hangman Also Die
Happy Gilmore
Hearts & Minds
Hell House
Helter Skelter
High and Low
The Hitcher
Hollywood Shuffle
Home Movie
The Honeymoon Killers
Horror Express
The Hospital
Hot Pursuit (1987)
House of Sand & Fog
Human Nature
The Human Stain
Hurly Burly
I Heart Huckabees
I, Robot
Ichi The Killer
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
I'm Gonna Git you Sucka
In America
In Like Flint
In The Line of Fire
Intolerable Cruelty
Jack The Ripper
Joy Ride
Ju-On: The Grudge
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kill Bill Vol. 2
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
The Ladies Man
The Last Castle
The Last Picture Show
The Last Samurai
The Last Seduction
Lawrence of Arabia
The Letter
The Life of David Gale
Limb Salesman
Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Little Murders
Live Girls Unite
The Locket
Lost in Translation
Love The Hard Way
Lurking in Suburbia
The Magnificent Seven
Man on a Train
Man on Fire
Man Without a Past
Manchurian Candidate
Manchurian Candidate (2000)
Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy
Master and Commander
Matchstick Men
Matrix Reloaded
Matrix Revolutions
Mayor of Sunset Strip
Mean Girls
Melvin Goes To Dinner
Men in Black
Mercury Rising
The Messenger (1999)
The Missing
Mission To Mars
Mississippi Burning
Monster in a Box
Monument Ave.
The Mothman Prophecies
Mr. 3000
Mule Skinners Blues
My Life Without Me
Mystery Science Theatre 3000
Near Dark
The Neverending Story
Night and Fog
Night Moves
Notre Musique
Nurse Betty
Obsession (1976)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
The Odessa File
Omega Man
Once Upon a Time In Mexico
Once Upon a Time in The West
One Crazy Summer
One From the Heart
The Organization
The Original Kings of Comedy
The Osterman Weekend
Out of Time
Paths of Glory
Pet Cemetery
Pickup on South Street
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Pieces of April
Pitch Black
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Play Misty For Me
Point Break
The Prophecy
Punch Drunk Love
Queens of Comedy
The Quiet American
Radio Bikini
The Razor's Edge (1984)
Rear Window
Red Planet
Reform School Girls
Resident Evil
Resident Evil 2
Return of the Jedi
Return of the Living Dead
Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin
Roger & Me
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Ruling Class
Runaway Jury
Runaway Train
Scary Movie 3
Sea Biscuit
The Secret Lives of Dentists
Secret Window
Session 9
Shakes the Clown
Shanghai Gesture
Shaun of the Dead
Sherman's March
Shock Corridor
A Shock to the System
Silent Run
Silver Streak
The Singing Detective
Sixteen Candles
Slap Shot
Smilia's Sense of Snow
Songs From The Second Floor
Soul Man
Soul Plane
The Specials
Star Wars: Empire of Dreams
Starship Troopers
Stasky & Hutch
The Statement
The Station Agent
The Stepford Wives (2004)
The Stepford Wives (1974)
Still of the Night
The Sting
Stop Making Sense
Strangers on a Train
Stray Dog
Stuart Saves His Family
Sugarland Express
Suicide Club
Summer School
Super Size Me
Suspect Zero
Sweet Hereafter
Swimming Pool
Taking Lives
Tank Girl
Team America
The Terminal
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
Thieves Like Us
The Thing
Three Amigos
Together (2000)
Touching The Void
Trekkies 2
Trials of Henry Kissinger
True Colors
Tupac: Resurrection
The Underneath
Underworld (2003)
The United States of Leland
Van Helsing
Veronica Guerin
Village of the Damned
The Village
Weird Science
Wet Hot American Summer
When We Were Soldiers
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Wild Life
X-Men 2
Young Frankenstein
Your Friends and Neighbors


  1. and poltergiest wasn't even on the list?

  2. i've seen 72 of those. not bad i think.

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  4. Holy Sheet.
    Would you ever do that to yourself again?