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Sam vs. the 10s: Best of the Decade Marathon
« on: January 02, 2020, 03:47:52 PM »
This is my first full decade as a movie-watcher. Feels weird saying that but I didn't get into movies until 2007 when I was 17-18. Now I'm a wizen 30. How this will work is that I've got two lists, new to me films, and rewatches. I'll probably spend most of this year working through this list and it might take until next year. I'm not in a super rush to get this project done, but I thought it would be a fun long-form project to do alongside the TSPDT list I still plan on working through.

I'll take recommendations if you see glaring films missing.

New Watches:

24 Frames
A Dangerous Method
A Hidden Life
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
A Silent Voice
American Honey
An Elephant Sitting Still
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
Animal Kingdom
Another Year
April and the Extraordinary World
At Berkeley
Berberian Sound Studio
Boxing Gym
Call Me By Your Name
Captain Phillips
Claire's Camera
Enough Said
Faces Places
Force Majeure
Four Lions
Garden of Words
Gimme the Loot
Heaven Knows What
In Jackson Heights
In this Corner of the World
It Felt Like Love
Letter to Momo
Life of Pi
Listen Up Philip
Liz and the Blue Bird
Loving Vincent
Lu Over the Wall
Madeline's Madeline
Mary and the Witch's Flower
Miss Hokusai
Mr. Turner
My Life as a Zucchini
National Gallery
No No Sleep
Oki's Movie
Paddington 2
Penguin Highway
Red Hook Summer
Searching for Sugar Man
Secret Sunshine
Shin Godzilla
Son of Saul
Song of the Sea
Summer of 84
Sunset Song
Take this Waltz
The American Scream
The Blackcoat's Daughter
The Color Wheel
The Endless
The Future
The Grandmaster
The Great Beauty
The Image Book
The Invitation
The Last of the Unjust
The Look of Silence
The Love Witch
The Lure
The Midnight After
The Night is Short Walk on Girl
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Red Turtle
The Revenant
The Son of Joseph
The Strange Little Cat
The Wailing
Toni Erdmann
War Horse
Wasp Network
Wild Tales
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
Young Adult
Your Name

12 Years a Slave
A Quiet Passion
A Separation
Anna Karenina
Attack the Block
Before Midnight
Clouds of Sils Maria
Cold War
Edge of Tomorrow
Eighth Grade
Everyone Else
Ex Machina
Film Socialisme
Frances Ha
From Up on Poppy Hill
Get Out
Good Time
Goodbye to Language
Hail, Caesar!
Holy Motors
In Another Country
Inherent Vice
Inside Llewyn Davis
Isle of Dogs
Jafar Panahi's Taxi
Knight of Cups
Kubo and the Two Strings
Lady Bird
Leave No Trace
Let the Bullets Fly
Let the Sunshine In
Like Someone in Love
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meek's Cutoff
Midnight Special
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Moonrise Kingdom
Museum Hours
Mysteries of Lisbon
Oslo, August 31st
Personal Shopper
Phantom Thread
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Something in the Air
Song to Song
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
Summer Wars
Take Shelter
The American
The Beguiled
The Cabin in the Woods
The Day He Arrived
The Favourite
The Florida Project
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grey
The Illusionist
The Immigrant
The Lego Movie
The Lobster
The Loneliest Planet
The Man from Nowhere
The One I Love
The Social Network
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
The Tree of Life
The Turin Horse
The Wind Rises
The Witch
The World's End
This is Not A Film
To the Wonder
True Grit
Two Days, One Night
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Under the Skin
Upstream Color
We Need to Talk About Kevin
What We Do in the Shadows
When Marnie Was There
White Material
Win Win
Winnie the Pooh
Winter's Bone
Wolf Children
World of Tomorrow
You Were Never Really Here
You're Next


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Re: Sam vs. the 10s: Best of the Decade Marathon
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 05:09:13 PM »
That title seems familiar. I know you can't see the smile on my face, but there it is.

I recently posted a Best of the Decade free of many of my eye-rolling entries. Maybe there's something here you forgot about.

I want to give 2019 time to settle before I embark on a similar marathon. I still have a half-dozen titles to catch up with followed by a 2010s Hit List, which currently has 43 titles. Then there are 33 films from the decade that people loved and I didn't, (like Ida, Minding the Gap and The Master), but maybe on a 2nd look I'll get it.
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Re: Sam vs. the 10s: Best of the Decade Marathon
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2020, 01:46:46 AM »
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