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Thread started 06/17/22 6:01pm

TrivialPursuit

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2001 Movies

I keep a spreadsheet of every movie I've ever seen. I've not always kept it since spreadsheets didn't exist at some point in the past. But a few years ago I worked my way through Wikipedia, year by year and looked at the films released each year. It took a while, but I believe my list is about 99% correct. I list the movie and the year of release. I bold the few that I own on physical media. (I don't much buy movies or TV on DVD anyway.)

A couple of months ago I hit 2001 movies. I know folks have seen way more than that, but it feels like a milestone.

The last slew of movies I've gone through were:

Lord of the Flies - 1963

Free Guy - 2021

Turning Red - 2022

West Side Story - 2022

Jackass Forever - 2022

Jungle Cruise - 2022

Batman, The - 2022

Noah - 2014

Grandma - 2015

Age of Innocence, The - 2003

Spider-man: No Way Home - 2021

Firestarter - 2022

So I Married An Axe Murderer - 1993

Lost City, The - 2022

Ghostbusters Afterlife - 2022

Fire Island - 2022

I have a friend from childhood who worked at a movie theater for years, then transitioned to being a film P.R. person for a major P.R. firm. Decades at the same job. Her list has to be four times the number of mine. She just about sees every movie that comes out. Partly because she loves movies, and partly because it's her job.

A few years ago, she even sent me an original movie poster of Arthur, one of my favorite 80s movies.

I think I create lists like this because I'm an archivist at heart. My spreadsheet game is strong, y'all.

So, I doubt anyone keeps a list of their movie viewing, but do you honestly have a good idea of how many movies you've seen? And do you ever refer to it?

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #1 posted 06/18/22 9:09am

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I had a friend who was a movie nut. Kept a list. He saw at least two movies in theaters per week for his whole life. Not a lot of mainstream hits either.

Another friend keeps all her ticket stubs, movies and concerts. She recently sent me pics of the two Prince concerts I took her to, 1993 at Radio City and 1994 benefit concert at the Palladium, a club (torn down long ago).

But someone like you with a spreadsheet probably also has a rating system, maybe even an all-time ranking, right?
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Reply #2 posted 06/18/22 11:30am

TrivialPursuit

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PJMcGee said:

I had a friend who was a movie nut. Kept a list. He saw at least two movies in theaters per week for his whole life. Not a lot of mainstream hits either. Another friend keeps all her ticket stubs, movies and concerts. She recently sent me pics of the two Prince concerts I took her to, 1993 at Radio City and 1994 benefit concert at the Palladium, a club (torn down long ago). But someone like you with a spreadsheet probably also has a rating system, maybe even an all-time ranking, right?


Not at all, although interesting idea. I don't think I'd ever go back through 2001 movies and figure who what's best and what's not. Like I said, it's the title and year it was released. That's it. Just to keep track.

Your friend's list would be bonkers.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #3 posted 06/19/22 12:14am

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What did you think of the new batman movie?

I highly recommend the new horror movie "X"
It is probably the best horror movie I've seen in a long time.IMO it's similar to Texas chainsaw massacre but better"
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Reply #4 posted 06/19/22 12:34am

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Phase3 said:

What did you think of the new batman movie? I highly recommend the new horror movie "X" It is probably the best horror movie I've seen in a long time.IMO it's similar to Texas chainsaw massacre but better"

My impression of The Batman was that it felt like a crime drama where Batman was just sorta an afterthought. Not in a bad way. It felt suspenseful and I wanted to know more as these things started to show themselves. Bruce Wayne in it was sort of a bonus.

It didn't necessarily feel as long as the time indicated. It never lulled very much, not enough for me to lose interest or feel bored.

I can't think of the last great horror movie I saw, besides Midsomner and Hereditary.

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Reply #5 posted 06/19/22 6:56am

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Phase3 said:

What did you think of the new batman movie? I highly recommend the new horror movie "X" It is probably the best horror movie I've seen in a long time.IMO it's similar to Texas chainsaw massacre but better"


I love everything Ti West has done, and I'm looking forward to seeing this. As soon as the price drops on the blu-ray, I'm grabbing it.

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Reply #6 posted 06/19/22 7:03am

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TrivialPursuit said:

So, I doubt anyone keeps a list of their movie viewing, but do you honestly have a good idea of how many movies you've seen? And do you ever refer to it?


I'm 52 and have been watching movies my entire life; from seeing movies like Star Wars: A New Hope and Superman The Movie in theaters as a kid, to watching movies like Carrie and Halloween on HBO when I was way too young for them. Back then, HBO wouldn't show an R rated film until after 9pm.

Flash forward to today, and I've seen an absolute shit TON of movies.

Now I have a film collection easily over 2K, so there would just be no way for me to document what I've seen in my lifetime. It would take a lifetime, or at least more time than I would ever give to it.

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Reply #7 posted 06/20/22 4:10am

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TrivialPursuit said:



PJMcGee said:


I had a friend who was a movie nut. Kept a list. He saw at least two movies in theaters per week for his whole life. Not a lot of mainstream hits either. Another friend keeps all her ticket stubs, movies and concerts. She recently sent me pics of the two Prince concerts I took her to, 1993 at Radio City and 1994 benefit concert at the Palladium, a club (torn down long ago). But someone like you with a spreadsheet probably also has a rating system, maybe even an all-time ranking, right?


Not at all, although interesting idea. I don't think I'd ever go back through 2001 movies and figure who what's best and what's not. Like I said, it's the title and year it was released. That's it. Just to keep track.

Your friend's list would be bonkers.



I never got to see the movie list, tho I did see a bit of his record/CD list, which he typed on a typewriter on long sheets. (I think about 15,000 of those.)

He was considerably older, and died a while ago. No service. The best way I could think to mourn him was to try and remember and write down all the movies we had seen together, about 100 over 20 years.
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Reply #8 posted 06/20/22 1:14pm

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I dated a guy who kept a handwritten binder of everything he ever watched, dates ,times with a short review. I have zero patience to do that though there are times it've been useful.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #9 posted 06/24/22 4:30pm

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zoolander and royal tenembaums for me

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Reply #10 posted 06/24/22 11:08pm

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joejoeneezi said:

zoolander and royal tenembaums for me


Meaning..... ? Recent movies you've watched, or those are the only two movies you've ever seen?

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Reply #11 posted 06/25/22 1:08pm

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I'm quite sure that I've never watched any more than about 50 films in my entire life. It's possibly slightly more than that when I really think about it, but not many. Just never been a fan of the medium. Wasn't that interested as a kid, then when I hit my teens it was all music, music, music.
The last film I watched was actually at the cinema. I went with a friend who was desperate to watch the latest Terminator. I thought it was awful. I did like the first two though.

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