I nearly made it.
But at what cost?
I watched quite a few subpar movies throughout the year, at least that’s how I found many of them, and as you may recall from Part I, I was rather behind in my viewing schedule, by about 3 months = 13 movies. I made up a little bit of the difference by finishing out the year with a string of holiday themed movies…some were better than expected.
I’m sticking to the ABC rating system. And as you’ll see, I fell short by 4 films. Surprising, I know, given it was 2020.
- 34. Pleasantville – B+
- 35. Emma (2019) – C
- 36. Logan Lucky – C
- 37. The Dead Don’t Die – D
- 38. Pride (2014) – A
- 39. Happiest Season – B+
- 40. Lego Star Wars Holiday Special – B-
- 41. The Christmas Chronicles – B
- 42. The Christmas Chronicles 2 – C
- 43. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey – A
- 44. A Bad Moms Christmas – B-
- 45. Wonder Woman 1984 – C-
- 46. Holidate – B
- 47. Last Christmas – B
- 48. Wonder Woman (2009 Animated) – C
I think my favorite movie of 2020 was Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi. It was one of those movies that stuck with me for a few days.
For 2021’s challenge, I plan on being a bit more discerning in my viewing choices. Some of these were just filler, something to put on, but there are so many wonderful movies waiting to be watched, and I shouldn’t waste my limited time on frivolous, add-nothing-to-my-education-of-filmmaking-and-screenwriting type of movies. Well, maybe just one or two, just because.
What was your favorite movie you watched this year? Have any recommendations for my 2021 watch list?