scav hunt 66 / september 2020

woooo second scavenger hunt
original prompts
rewatches: leap year

watched: 9/30

top 5:
1. battle of concepts
2. leap year
3. the full monty
4. the great budapest hotel
5. i'm thinking of ending things

  • A Yellow Bird

    A Yellow Bird

    1. Remember when we all had to choose our favorite color back in elementary school? Great! Watch a film that has your favorite color in the title.

  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body

    ★★★½

    2. According to Lexico.com, the letters J, Q, and Z are the lowest frequency letters in the English language. Watch a film that has a title that begins with J, Q, or Z.

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  • Boy Erased

    Boy Erased

    3. I was born and raised in Tennessee. Watch a film that either takes place in Tennessee, or was filmed in Tennessee.

  • The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides

    4. I have some very good friends who live up in Canada. Shoutout to Mark and Nick! Watch a film that either takes place in Ontario, or was filmed in Ontario.

  • Diary of a Hitman

    Diary of a Hitman

    5. I'm currently watching Twin Peaks and I'm thoroughly enjoying it! Watch a film that has an actor from Twin Peaks in it.

  • Ryusei-Kacho

    Ryusei-Kacho

    ★★★★

    6. My favorite TV series of all time is Neon Genesis Evangelion and my favorite film of all time is The End of Evangelion. Needless to say, I'm a huge fan of what Hideaki Anno created. Speaking of which: Watch a film that was directed by Hideaki Anno, OR features a giant mech/robot.

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  • The Full Monty

    The Full Monty

    ★★★½

    7. If you ever looked up the highest grossing movie of your birth week, this is something similar. Watch a film from your birth year that was nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards.

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  • Batman & Robin

    Batman & Robin

    8. And now for the complete opposite. Watch a film from your birth year that was nominated for Worst Picture by the Razzies. If you were born before 1980, just watch a film nominated for Worst Picture from any year.

  • Leap Year

    Leap Year

    ★★★★

    9. I've been out of the country one time, and next summer I'll be heading out to Europe again (hopefully). Watch a film where the main character travels to a foreign country.

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  • Perú: Tesoro Escondido

    Perú: Tesoro Escondido

    10. I'm also extremely interested in other countries' cultures. Watch a documentary about a foreign country or about other cultures.

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    11. My absolute favorite podcast that I listen to everytime they release a new episode is Sardonicast. Watch a film that was recommended by a host on Sardonicast. Here's a list

  • Weekend at Bernie's

    Weekend at Bernie's

    12. Another podcast that I listen to occasionally is The Film Reroll. Watch a film that was played on The Film Reroll. Here's a list

  • The Warlords

    The Warlords

    13. They always make war movies about World War 1, World War 2, and the Vietnam War. While those wars are still important, it's also worthwhile to learn about the wars that came before. Watch a film that features a war/battle that occurred before the 20th Century.

  • Gaslight

    Gaslight

    14. During the 40's, despite World War 2 raging on, movies were still being made. Watch a film that was produced during World War 2.

  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    15. I don't think this should have to be said, but animation is definitely not just for kids. To prove this, watch an R-Rated (or equivalent) animated film.

  • Haikyuu!! Movie 4: Battle of Concepts

    Haikyuu!! Movie 4: Battle of Concepts

    ★★★★★

    16. I know everyone loves Ghibli, but let's give some love to some other studios for a change, Watch an anime film that wasn't animated by Studio Ghibli.

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    17. One of my favorite bands is Radiohead (I know, I'm so unique). Watch a film that is scored by Jonny Greenwood or Thom Yorke, OR watch a film that features a Radiohead song.

  • Mystic River

    Mystic River

    18. Some directors also happen to be pretty musically talented. Watch a film scored by its own director.

  • Mystic Pizza

    Mystic Pizza

    19. I happen to work in a restaurant, so whenever a movie features someone in the food industry, it makes me more interested to see it. Watch a film about food, cooking, or someone who works in the food industry.

  • Clerks

    Clerks

    ★★½

    20. A lot of my friends also work "glorious" retail jobs. Watch a film about a store, mall, or someone who works in the retail industry. Bonus points if you choose a certain mall cop.

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★

    21. Who doesn't love the awkward atmosphere of a good ole family get-together? Watch a film about a family reunion.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    22. There's nothing like the comradery of your fellow shipmates! Watch a film that focuses on the crew of a ship, whether it be in space or on the sea.

  • Silent Hill

    Silent Hill

    23. I play video games with my friends almost every night. It's the way we all keep in touch with the pandemic going on. So, in honor of our shared pastime, watch a film based on a video game.

  • The Bling Ring

    The Bling Ring

    24. Let's face it, nobody reads newspapers or magazines anymore. However, some very intriguing films come about from the articles written inside these pieces of media. Watch a film based on a newspaper or magazine article.

  • The Good, The Bad, The Weird

    The Good, The Bad, The Weird

    25. We all know about American Westerns, and Sergio Leone practically put Spaghetti Westerns on the map. Now, let's give some other countries a chance. Watch a western that isn't from the USA or Italy.

  • Absentia

    Absentia

    ★★★½

    26. I have a buddy of mine who loves everything Lovecraft, from the lore to the creatures to the media he inspired. For my good friend, watch a cosmic/Lovecraftian horror film. Here's a good start if you don't know where to look.

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★

    27. Even though The Criterion Collection hosts a number of films from around the world, they certainly have their favorite directors they pull from again and again. Watch a film from a director that has 4 or more films in The Criterion Collection.

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  • The Beaches of Agnès

    The Beaches of Agnès

    28. It's always a pleasure to see when The Criterion Collection chooses a documentary, as it isn't as common a pick as the normal film. Watch a documentary from the Criterion Collection. If you've seen all the documentaries on the Criterion Collection, watch a documentary that was made before the 21st century.

  • Warm Bodies

    Warm Bodies

    29. I remember being scared out of my mind as a kid as 2012 rolled around. All those rumors about the end of the world really did a number on me. Watch a film that takes place right before and/or during the apocalypse.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    30. Aliens could very well be the end of the human race if they are hostile enough. But who really knows? Maybe they'd be friendly. Watch a film where humans make first contact with aliens.