Narrowing Down My Movie Watchlist

Much like my Narrowing Down My TV Shows post, I figured I should probably do the same for my movie watchlist as I have a lot of movies on my watchlist. Too many in fact which is why I’m narrowing them down in the first place. I have way too many movies I want/need to watch, so cutting out the fat from my watchlist is necessary. Especially since with a lot of movies, I tend to add them to my watchlist for their premise, forget about them, and then I’m no longer interested in them. So let’s cut some fat.

According to Letterboxd, I have 281 movies in my watchlist. Quite honestly, there are more movies I’m planning on watching that aren’t even on my watchlist. For an example, I plan on watching Deadpool 2, but that isn’t on my watchlist. Just something to keep in mind. So my watchlist number is probably higher than that, but let’s go with movies that I actually placed on watchlist just to make things easier for myself. Here’s all the movies on my watchlist…

  • Team Foxcatcher
  • The Dorm That Dripped Blood
  • Bombshell
  • Ready or Not
  • Phone Booth
  • The Stepfather
  • Crawl
  • Sunshine Cleaning
  • Queen & Slim
  • Sorority Row
  • Trance
  • Haywire
  • Notes On A Scandal
  • Black Christmas (2019)
  • Holiday
  • Girlfriends
  • Permanent Record
  • I Am Easy To Find
  • Angst
  • Map to the Stars
  • Tell It To The Bees
  • Girl with Hyacinths
  • In a Lonely Place
  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
  • Night On Earth
  • Stage Door
  • What A Way To Go!
  • The Big Heat
  • Priceless
  • Charlie’s Angels (2019)
  • A Perfect Getaway
  • Pump Up The Volume
  • Her Smell
  • Paris Blues
  • Urban Legend
  • Flashdance
  • Edge of the City
  • The Double Life of Vèronique
  • Hanna
  • Central Station
  • Booksmart
  • The Bad and The Beautiful
  • The Rose
  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
  • Greta
  • What Happened Miss Simone
  • Senna
  • The Whistleblower
  • Holding The Man
  • Beginners
  • Things To Come
  • Imitation of Life
  • The Night of the Iguana
  • The Sentinel
  • Compliance
  • After Hours
  • Looper
  • You Can Count on Me
  • Rust Creek
  • Laura
  • Shirkers
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • First Reformed
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Clash By Night
  • Creed 2
  • Election
  • Scream For Help
  • Last Days of Disco
  • Funny Face
  • 9 to 5
  • Colette
  • The Master
  • Susprisa
  • The Others
  • Bound
  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Edge of Tommorow
  • Halloween H20
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
  • Halloween
  • They Live
  • Roma
  • You’re Next
  • The Evil Dead
  • The Third Man
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Gone with The Wind
  • Perfect Blue
  • Gia
  • Bad Times At El Royale
  • The Rhythm Section
  • The Man From Nowhere
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Last Night
  • Captain Marvel
  • Widows
  • Triangle
  • A Star Is Born
  • Rope
  • Beautiful Boy
  • Martyrs
  • Tell No One
  • The Favorite
  • United 93
  • State and Main
  • Starlet
  • Searching
  • Blow-Up
  • On The Waterfront
  • Assassination Nation
  • The Mist
  • 12 Angry Men
  • The Women
  • Rebecca
  • Eyes Without Face
  • Blood and Black Lace
  • On Dangerous Ground
  • The Killing
  • Experiment in Terror
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • How to Steal a Million
  • In the Mood For Love
  • Unbreakable
  • Atomic Blonde
  • Heavenly Creatures
  • Climax
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Lola
  • Ordinary People
  • The Crying Game
  • Polytechnic
  • Out of Sight
  • The House of the Devil
  • Cape Fear
  • Notorious
  • Perfect Strangers
  • Yield by the Night
  • Irreversible
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Obvious Child
  • Locke
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Brief Encounter
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Big Fish
  • Inherent Vice
  • Three Colors: Red
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Dial M for Murder
  • Up In The Air
  • Warrior
  • Freeway
  • Wild
  • I Am Love
  • The Lobster
  • Love, Roise
  • Shutter Island
  • Weepah Way For Now
  • Bad Genius
  • With Every Heartbeat
  • Through a Grass Darkly
  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • Blind
  • Bug
  • Inception
  • Martha Macy May Marlene
  • Chicago
  • Berlin Syndrome
  • Funny Games
  • The Beguiled
  • Birth
  • Lost Highway
  • The Prestige
  • Brothers
  • Her
  • Enemy
  • Zodiac
  • M.F.A
  • Begin Again
  • Opening Night
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Ball of Fire
  • Amy
  • Raw
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Spilt
  • Brick
  • Philadelphia
  • Tramps
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Blood Simple
  • Collateral
  • The Last Seduction
  • Body Heat
  • Heartbreakers
  • Casino Royale
  • Goldfinger
  • From Russia With Love
  • Hellboy 2
  • Hellboy
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Dead Poet’s Society
  • The Sound of Music
  • Scarface
  • Jurassic Park
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  • Aliens
  • Alien
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • 8 Mile
  • Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix
  • Basic Instinct
  • Star Trek: Beyond
  • The Dark Knight
  • A Nightmare On Elm Street 4
  • New Nightmare
  • Risky Business
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • True Grit
  • Before We Go
  • The Light of The Moon
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Shining
  • Citizen Kane
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Taxi Driver
  • Blade Runner
  • The Godfather
  • The Tale
  • The Incredibles 2
  • The Perks of Being A Wallflower
  • The Big Sick
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Jaws
  • It Follows
  • Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
  • Sorry To Bother You
  • The Strangers
  • Still Alice
  • Buried
  • Personal Shopper
  • A Quiet Place
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor
  • Hotel Artemis
  • Tag
  • Landline
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Green Room
  • Lady Bird
  • Pleasantville
  • The Exorcist
  • Like Crazy
  • Boggie Night
  • Whiplash
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • American Honey
  • Always Shine
  • The Neon Demon
  • Carrie
  • All About Eve
  • Fight Club
  • The Shallows
  • Double Indemnity
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Dope
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • The Apartment
  • Persona
  • Star Terk
  • Hereditary
  • Casablanca
  • John Wick 2
  • Empire Records
  • Jawbreaker
  • Mulholland Drive

…that’s my watchlist…yeah it’s a lot. Not wasting anymore time, here are the movies I’m cutting for one reason or another. If you seen a movie that I’m getting rid of and you enjoyed it and you think that I should keep it, comment down below and I’ll add it back. Otherwise, here are the movies I’m cutting.

  • The Stepfather
  • Girlfriends
  • Tell It To The Bees
  • Priceless
  • Edge of the City
  • Hanna
  • Central Station
  • Greta
  • The Sentinel
  • Rust Creek
  • Scream For Help
  • Roma
  • The Third Man
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Beautiful Boy
  • The Killing
  • Heavenly Creatures
  • Perfect Strangers
  • Locke
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Up In The Air
  • I Am Love
  • Bad Genius
  • Blind
  • Bug
  • Berlin Syndrome
  • The Beguiled
  • Lost Highway
  • Brothers
  • M.F.A
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • Philadelphia
  • Tramps
  • The Last Seduction
  • Body Heat
  • Heartbreakers
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Sorry To Bother You
  • Hotel Artemis
  • Tag
  • Landline
  • Neon Demon

That’s a total of 44 movies being cut, which leaves my watchlist at 237 movies opposed to 281. Still quite a lot of films I’m planning on watching, but I feel good about the number of films I cut. Once again if there is any movie I cut that you think I shouldn’t, tell me I’ll add it back. Likewise if you think there’s a movie I should cut that I kept on my watchlist, tell me. I might cut it, we’ll see, maybe…

3 responses to “Narrowing Down My Movie Watchlist”

  1. I definitely have to suggest re-adding The Sixth Sense. It is, by far, M. Night Shyamalan’s best film and features incredible performances from Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, and Toni Collette. I rewatched it at some point last year and had really forgotten how moving certain scenes are. They had me in tears a couple times. Maybe I was in a weird head space… I don’t know…

    I also want to suggest giving Tag a chance. It’s not changing the cinematic landscape, but it’s a lot of fun.

    Honorable Mentions: Philadelphia (Tom Hanks won best actor that year for a reason); Heartbreakers (but only because of my undying love for Jennifer Love Hewitt); The Blair Witch Project (mostly responsible for “found footage” horror)

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    • My fear with The Sixth Sense simply was I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy the movie as much knowing the twist. But, I’m glad to hear it’s worth watching even with knowing the twist, I will add it back and the others I will reconsider.

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