2011 Movie Log

  1. 8MM (1999; Joel Schumacher) 8/26
  2. 12 Angry Men (1957; Sidney Lumet) 1/29
  3. 49th Parallel (1941; Michael Powell) 7/6
  4. 300 (2006; Zack Snyder) 5/22
  5. 300 (2006; Zack Snyder) 5/25
  6. (500) Days of Summer (2009; Marc Webb) 1/1
  7. A

  8. The Adjustment Bureau (2011; George Nolfi) 8/5
  9. After the Thin Man (1936; W.S. Van Dyke) 3/15
  10. Angels & Demons (2009; Ron Howard) 5/11
  11. Angels & Demons (2009; Ron Howard) 9/4
  12. Another Thin Man (1939; W.S. Van Dyke) 1/8
  13. Audrey Rose (1977; Robert Wise) 8/20
  14. B

  15. Batman Begins (2005; Christopher Nolan) 9/12
  16. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971; Robert Stevenson) 5/14
  17. The Belly of an Architect (1987; Peter Greenaway) 8/20
  18. The Black Dahlia (2006; Brian De Palma) 3/24
  19. Black Swan (2010; Darren Aronofsky) 5/15
  20. The Blind Side (2009; John Lee Hancock) 7/15
  21. Broken Arrow (1996; John Woo) 8/15
  22. Burlesque (2010; Steve Antin) 4/8
  23. C

  24. Captain Newman, M.D. (1963; David Miller) 8/18
  25. Casino Royale (2006; Martin Campbell) 4/13
  26. Cavalcade (1933; Frank Lloyd) 3/13
  27. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008; Andrew Adamson) 1/16
  28. Clash of the Titans (1981; Desmond Davis) 3/25
  29. Clash of the Titans (2010; Louis Leterrier) 11/19
  30. Cleaner (2007; Renny Harlin) 9/16
  31. Conspiracy of Silence (2003; John Deery) 9/12
  32. Council of the Gods [Der Rat der Götter] (1950; Kurt Maetzig) 4/17
  33. Cry Freedom (1987; Richard Attenborough) 5/1
  34. D

  35. The Dam Busters (1955; Michael Anderson) 4/29
  36. The DaVinci Code (2006; Ron Howard) 8/29
  37. Defiance (2008; Edward Zwick) 8/22
  38. Despicable Me (2010; Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud) 1/23
  39. Devil's Advocate (1997; Taylor Hackford) 3/9
  40. Die Hard (1988; John McTiernan) 12/29
  41. Donnie Brasco (1997; Mike Newell) 8/5
  42. Downfall [Der Untergang] (2004; Oliver Hirschbiegel) 5/7
  43. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931; Rouben Mamoulian) 12/3
  44. E

  45. The Earrings of Madame de... [Madame de...] (1953; Max Ophüls) 1/6
  46. The Edge of the Garden (2011; Michael Scott) 9/9 (TV)
  47. An Education (2009; Lone Scherfig) 3/23
  48. The Emperor's New Groove (2000; Mark Dindal) 3/1
  49. Evita (1996; Alan Parker) 2/10
  50. F

  51. Fate Is the Hunter (1964; Ralph Nelson) 1/17
  52. Fight Club (1999; David Fincher)12/13
  53. The Fighter (2010; David O. Russell) 8/17
  54. Finding Nemo (2003; Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich) 1/4
  55. Finian's Rainbow (1968; Francis Ford Coppola) 3/24
  56. First Knight (1995; Jerry Zucker) 4/23
  57. Fracture (2007; Gregory Hoblit) 3/5
  58. The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981; Karel Reisz) 1/31
  59. The Freshman (1925; Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor) 7/1
  60. G

  61. Ghost (1990; Jerry Zucker) 3/26
  62. Ghost Town (2008; David Koepp) 6/25
  63. Ghosts of Mars (2001; John Carpenter) 3/6
  64. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [Män som hatar kvinnor] (2009; Niels Arden Oplev) 3/30
  65. Go West (1940; Edward Buzzell) 1/16
  66. Godzilla (1998; Roland Emmerich) 2/1
  67. Grave of the Fireflies [Hotaru no haka] (1988; Isao Takahata) 4/23
  68. The Green Mile (1999; Frank Darabont) - 9/12
  69. H

  70. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001; Chris Columbus) 3/21
  71. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001; Chris Columbus) 11/24
  72. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002; Chris Columbus) 3/23
  73. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002; Chris Columbus) 11/24
  74. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004; Alfonso Cuarón) 3/30
  75. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004; Alfonso Cuarón) 11/25
  76. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005; Mike Newell) 11/25
  77. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005; Mike Newell) 12/4
  78. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007; David Yates) 11/26
  79. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007; David Yates) 12/5
  80. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009; David Yates) 11/12
  81. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009; David Yates) 11/26
  82. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009; David Yates) 12/7
  83. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010; David Yates) 8/1
  84. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010; David Yates) 8/13
  85. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010; David Yates) 11/12
  86. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010; David Yates) 11/27
  87. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011; David Yates) 8/1
  88. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011; David Yates) 8/14
  89. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011; David Yates) 11/24
  90. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011; David Yates) 11/27
  91. Hideaway (1995; Brett Leonard) 4/10
  92. Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust (2004; Menachem Daum, Oren Rudavsky) 4/17
  93. Hollywood Homicide (2003; Ron Shelton) 4/3
  94. The Host [Gwoemul] (2006; Joon-ho Bong) 3/27
  95. The Host [Gwoemul] (2006; Joon-ho Bong) 3/28
  96. Hostile Witness (1968; Ray Milland) 8/22
  97. Hôtel Terminus (1988; Marcel Ophüls) 7/4
  98. The Hours (2002; Stephen Daldry) 12/11
  99. The House of the Spirits (1993; Bille August) 8/21
  100. The Hunt for Red October (1990; John McTiernan) 3/6
  101. I

  102. The Ice Storm (1997; Ang Lee) 8/5
  103. If a Man Answers (1962; Henry Levin) 8/19
  104. In the Shadow of the Stars (1991; Allie Light, Irving Saraf) 7/16
  105. Inception (2010; Christopher Nolan) 2/3
  106. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989; Steven Spielberg) 4/23
  107. Inherit the Wind (1960; Stanley Kramer) 11/18
  108. Insomnia (2002; Christopher Nolan) 7/4
  109. Ironclad (2011; Jonathan English) 8/6
  110. Ivan the Terrible, Part I [Ivan Groznyy] (1944; Sergei M. Eisenstein) 8/20
  111. Ivan the Terrible, Part II [Ivan Groznyy: Skaz vtoroy - Boyarskiy zagovor] (1958; Sergei M. Eisenstein) 8/23
  112. J

  113. Juggernaut (1974; Richard Lester) 4/1
  114. Juno (2007; Jason Reitman) 4/11
  115. Jurassic Park (1993; Steven Spielberg) 3/23
  116. Jurassic Park III (2001; Joe Johnston) 3/20
  117. Just Go with It (2011; Dennis Dugan) 8/6
  118. K

  119. Kansas City Confidential (1952; Phil Karlson) 1/15
  120. The Keep (1983; Michael Mann) 4/10
  121. The Kid (1921; Charles Chaplin) 9/19
  122. Killer: A Journal of Murder (1996; Tim Metcalfe) 6/12
  123. The King of Kings (1927; Cecil B. DeMille) 1/19
  124. The King's Speech (2010; Tom Hooper) 4/29
  125. Kiss Me Deadly (1955; Robert Aldrich) 3/28
  126. Knowing (2009; Alex Proyas) 2/4
  127. Kung Fu Panda (2008; Mark Osborne, John Stevenson) 2/2
  128. L

  129. The Lawyer (1970; Sidney J. Furie) 8/20
  130. Lenny (1974; Bob Fosse) 2/20
  131. Like Water for Chocolate [Como agua para chocolate] (1992; Alfonso Arau) 8/25
  132. Little Miss Sunshine (2006; Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris) 2/4
  133. Logan's Run (1976; Michael Anderson) 1/8
  134. Lolita (1997; Adrian Lyne) 8/26
  135. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001; Peter Jackson) 2/8
  136. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001; Peter Jackson) 5/25
  137. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson; 2002) 2/8
  138. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson; 2002) 5/26
  139. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002; Peter Jackson) 2/9
  140. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002; Peter Jackson) 7/8
  141. Love Actually (2003; Richard Curtis) 11/22
  142. The Lovely Bones (2009; Peter Jackson) 9/3
  143. M

  144. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981; George Miller) 12/30
  145. Mamma Mia! (2008; Phyllida Lloyd) 3/9
  146. The Manchurian Candidate (2004; Jonathan Demme) 1/21
  147. Marat/Sade (1967; Peter Brook) 8/16
  148. Marjoe (1972; Sarah Kernochan, Howard Smith) 4/17
  149. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003; Peter Weir) 3/9
  150. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003; Peter Weir) 3/31
  151. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003; Peter Weir) 8/5
  152. Meet Joe Black (1998; Martin Brest) 12/15
  153. Mephisto (1981; István Szabó) 8/11
  154. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997; Clint Eastwood) 3/6
  155. Midway (1972; Jack Smight) - 5/30
  156. Millennium (1989; Michael Anderson) 2/18
  157. Moon (2009; Duncan Jones) 2/16
  158. Mr. Arkadin (1955; Orson Welles) 11/3
  159. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995; Stephen Herek) 1/19
  160. The Mummy (1999; Stephen Sommers) 2/2
  161. Murder in the First (1995; Marc Rocco) 8/26
  162. My Favorite Year (1982; Richard Benjamin) 1/18
  163. My Neighbor Totoro [Tonari no Totoro] (1988; Hayao Miyazaki) 5/9
  164. My Neighbor Totoro [Tonari no Totoro] (1988; Hayao Miyazaki) 5/20
  165. Mystery Street (1950; John Sturges) 1/27
  166. N

  167. Nanook of the North (1922; Robert J. Flaherty) 11/19
  168. Never Let Me Go (2010; Mark Romanek) 3/15
  169. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996; Sidney Lumet) 2/28
  170. A Night to Remember (1942; Richard Wallace) 1/9
  171. No Country For Old Men (2007; Ethan Coen, Joel Coen)12/11
  172. Nothing Like the Holidays (2008; Alfredo De Villa) 8/20
  173. Notting Hill (1999; Roger Michell) 6/14
  174. O

  175. The Ocean's Eleven Story (2001; Carlos Larkin) 5/17
  176. The Odessa File (1974; Ronald Neame) 1/30
  177. The Onion Field (1979; Harold Becker) 5/17
  178. Original Sin (2001; Michael Cristofer) 11/5
  179. The Orphanage [El orfanato] (2007; Juan Antonio Bayona) 4/17
  180. The Oxford Murders (2008; Álex de la Iglesia) 3/26
  181. P

  182. Paul (2011; Greg Mottola) 8/7
  183. Paul (2011; Greg Mottola) 8/14
  184. The Pelican Brief (1993; Alan J. Pakula) 8/6
  185. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976; Blake Edwards) 2/6
  186. Pitch Black (2000; David Twohy) 8/21
  187. The Pixar Story (2007; Leslie Iwerks) 5/17
  188. Play Dirty (1969; André De Toth) 8/27
  189. Point Break (1991; Kathryn Bigelow) 7/31
  190. Ponyo [Gake no ue no Ponyo] (2008; Hayao Miyazaki) 4/23
  191. A Prairie Home Companion (2006; Robert Altman) 1/28
  192. Precious [Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire] (2009; Lee Daniels) 3/23
  193. Predator (1987; John McTiernan) 3/29
  194. Pressure Point (1962; Hubert Cornfield) 8/16
  195. Presumed Innocent (1990; Alan J. Pakula) 8/19
  196. R

  197. Raid on Rommel (1971; Henry Hathaway) 8/17
  198. The Red Balloon [Le ballon rouge] (1956; Albert Lamorisse) 1/11
  199. Red Dragon (2002; Brett Ratner) 2/9
  200. The Reivers (1969; Mark Rydell) 1/25
  201. Requiem (2006; Hans-Christian Schmid) 12/17
  202. Revolutionary Road (2008; Sam Mendes) 2/15
  203. Road to Perdition (2002; Sam Mendes) 11/22
  204. Robin Hood (2010; Ridley Scott) 4/16
  205. Ronin (1998; John Frankenheimer) 12/3
  206. Roots (1977; Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses) 1/20
  207. Roots (1977; Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses) 1/27
  208. S

  209. Sahara (2005; Breck Eisner)
  210. The Santa Clause (1994; John Pasquin) 12/2
  211. Sayonara (1957; Joshua Logan) 12/8
  212. The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956; Noel Langley) 4/1
  213. Sense and Sensibility (1995; Ang Lee) 12/15
  214. A Serious Man (2009; Ethan Coen, Joel Coen) 3/23
  215. The Shawshank Redemption (1994; Frank Darabont) 12/22
  216. Sherlock Holmes (2009; Guy Ritchie) 2/15
  217. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011; Guy Ritchie) 12/23
  218. Shutter Island (2010; Martin Scorsese) 1/31
  219. Shutter Island (2010; Martin Scorsese) 2/1
  220. Shutter Island (2010; Martin Scorsese) 12/17
  221. Signs (2002; M. Night Shyamalan) 3/5
  222. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952; Henry King) 2/6
  223. Spider-Man (Sam Raimi; 2002) 12/31
  224. Spirited Away [Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi] (2001; Hayao Miyazaki) 5/9
  225. The Spy Next Door (2010; Brian Levant) 6/21
  226. State Fair (1945; Walter Lang) 1/19
  227. Steal a Pencil for Me (2007; Michèle Ohayon) 7/19
  228. Super Size Me (2004; Morgan Spurlock) - 6/5
  229. T

  230. Taken (2008; Pierre Morel) 3/9
  231. The Thin Red Line (1998; Terrence Malick) 7/4
  232. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999; John McTiernan) 2/18
  233. Titan A.E. (2000; Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello) 8/27
  234. Tombstone (1993; George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre) 4/16
  235. The Tourist (2010; Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) 7/31
  236. Toy Story 3 (2010; Lee Unkrich) 5/16
  237. Toy Story 3 (2010; Lee Unkrich) 8/2
  238. True Confessions (1981; Ulu Grosbard) 10/25
  239. True Confessions (1981; Ulu Grosbard) 10/30
  240. True Grit (2010; Ethan Coen, Joel Coen) 3/31
  241. True Grit (2010; Ethan Coen, Joel Coen) 6/14
  242. True Grit (2010; Ethan Coen, Joel Coen) 8/2
  243. Trust (2010; David Schwimmer) 8/5
  244. Twisted (2004; Philip Kaufman) 4/1
  245. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg [Les parapluies de Cherbourg] (1964; Jacques Demy) 11/23
  246. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964; Charles Walters) 4/3
  247. The Untouchables (1987; Brian De Palma) 3/14
  248. Urinetown (2011; Laird Thornon) 7/28
  249. U

  250. U.S. Marshals (1998; Stuart Baird) 5/1
  251. V

  252. Valkyrie (2008; Bryan Singer) 2/11
  253. W

  254. Way Out West (1937; James W. Horne) 2/7
  255. When We Were Kings (1996; Leon Gast) 8/23
  256. The Whistle Blower (1987; Simon Langton) 5/18
  257. White Noise 2: The Light (2007; Patrick Lussier) 7/4
  258. Winter's Bone (2010; Debra Granik) 8/16
  259. Within (2009; Hanelle M. Culpepper) 9/4
  260. Without a Trace (1983; Stanley R. Jaffe) 6/29
  261. The Wolfman (2010; Joe Johnston) 2/11
  262. Y

  263. The Yanks Are Coming (1963; Marshall Flaum) 11/13
  264. The Young Savages (1961; John Frankenheimer) 8/16
  265. Your Highness (2011; David Gordon Green) 8/7
  266. Z

  267. Zoolander (2001; Ben Stiller) 3/16
Author Comments: 

2011 Goals

- Continue watching titles on the IMDB Top 250 as it stood at the end of 2010 (progress is slow)

- Continue watching the wide variety of Academy Award winners of many categories (progress is consistent)

2010 Successes

Watched more than one film a day (on average) through the year -- Success on this goal before the end of November. I won't aim at this again. Final total is 435.

Wisdom

There is more to life than films.

Bolded entries I saw in a theater.

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