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My Movie Bucket List For Summer & Challenge
It’s the same conversation every time. “Have you seen this movie?” “Nope.” “What?! How could you not have seen this movie? Everyone has seen it!” In light of yet another sad I-have-not-seen-that-movie” revelation this summer, I have come to the conclusion that I need to invoke a different response. Hence the creation of my movie bucket list and summer challenge. Come shake your head at me as I meekly reveal all of the movies that everyone else in the world has seen but me, and how I plan to remedy the situation.
Maybe it was a sheltered home life. Maybe I was too busy in college. Maybe I didn’t get a real LOVE for movies until I became a blogger that blogged about movies. But here I am today, finally talking about all of the sad instances where I have yet again missed another classic, all-time-fave or any other movie that everyone has to see in their lifetime. I hang my head in shame as I admit that I only have seen It’s a Wonderful Life this past year. And with summer here and my love for a good challenge, I couldn’t help but create my ultimate movie bucket list. I’m sure this will keep changing and evolving (hoping my fans will keep me up to date on new movies I must see), but the end result is the same. To finally say “Yes, I have seen that movie.”
This post actually came about from a conversation with my husband and brother-in-law. Trying to pick a movie to watch for the 2 couples while our kids were busy taking advantage of summer, we went down yet another path of “Christie hasn’t seen this movie. We have to see it.” So I sat down and wrote out a list (with the help of IMDB, AFI, Rotten Tomatoes and family members) to create this ultimate movie bucket list. Then I gave myself a challenge. I will watch at least 10 of these movies by the end of the summer. An obtainable goal, if I do say so myself. And with motivation in my pocket, I sat down and finally watched one of the greatest movies of all time. Can you guess?
Shawshank Redemption – finished as of 6/7. My first movie of the summer and a GOOD one! Loved it!
2. Field of Dreams – finished as of 6/11. Ok, this movie left me with more questions than answers. I get the dad connection thing. But saving the farm? Talking to dead people? Joy riding with James Earl Jones? Definitely an “interesting” movie
4. Any of the Rocky Movies
7. Citizen Kane
8. Disney’s Up
10. Raging Bull
11. Pulp Fiction
12. Rain Man
13. Alien – though I highly doubt I will ever have the guts to see this one!
17. The Labyrinth
18. Cool Hand Luke
25. The Graduate
28. Rear Window
34. The Color Purple
35. Interstellar – sadly my husband rented and saw this movie…I fell asleep. Sigh, try again!
38. The Hurt Locker
40. Blade Runner
42. 12 Monkeys
46. Dr. Zhivago
Ok, summer! Bring on the movies!
So after you give me a finger point, head shake, and give me my overdue “I can’t believe she hasn’t seen these movies” talk, what movie would you add to this ultimate movie bucket list? Which ones do you dislike? What is one of your favorite movies of all time?
I’m looking forward to the controversy and discussion 🙂
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