Criterion Challenge

Welcome to the first annual "The Criterion Challenge" where we celebrate The Criterion Collection.

There are 52 categories - one for each week. Watch any Criterion related film released on Laserdisc, VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, or on The Criterion Channel between 1/1/21-12/31/21. The films can be watched daily, weekly, or monthly, and in any order! I would like for all picks to be first time watches but will leave that up to you.

Categories:

1. 1984 - watch a film released the year of Criterion's inception.
2. Directed by Akira Kurosawa
3. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
4. Horror
5. Released on Laserdisc (Criterion Collection Laserdisc Titles)
6. Made in Spain
7. Wes Anderson's Top 10 (Wes Anderson’s Top 10)
8. Romance…

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  • Streetwise

    1

  • Rashomon

    2

  • Vivre Sa Vie

    3

  • Zombi Child

    4

  • The Night of the Hunter

    5

  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    6

  • The Earrings of Madame de...

    7

  • Yi Yi

    8

  • Safety Last!

    9

  • Pandora's Box

    10

  • The 39 Steps

    11

  • Blithe Spirit

    12

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    13

  • Shock Corridor

    14

  • Wanda

    15

  • Come and See

    16

  • The Comfort of Strangers

    17

  • Mother

    18

  • David Lynch: The Art Life

    19

  • Starstruck

    20

  • The Girl from Chicago

    21

  • A Hard Day's Night

    22

  • The Player

    23

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    24

  • The Red Shoes

    25

  • La Notte

    26

  • Juliet of the Spirits

    27

  • Heat and Dust

    28

  • Babette's Feast

    29

  • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    30

  • Modern Times

    31

  • Destroy All Monsters

    32

  • Dead Man

    33

  • Theorem

    34

  • Solaris

    35

  • The Music Room

    36

  • Je, tu, il, elle

    37

  • Mouchette

    38

  • Gloria

    39

  • Down by Law

    40

  • The Asphalt Jungle

    41

  • Harakiri

    42

  • Diabolique

    43

  • Barking Dogs Never Bite

    44

  • Summer with Monika

    45

  • The Beaches of Agnès

    46

  • My Brilliant Career

    47

  • Z

    48

  • Tess

    49

  • Beau Travail

    50

  • Fist of Fury

    51

  • Metropolitan

    52