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My Current ‘Must Watch’ List

Every movie fan has a list of movies somewhere that they need to watch, whether it’s kept on their phone, scribbled on a piece of paper or simply stored in their memory. As a bit of a nerd for organisation, I’ve been loving using Letterboxd for the past couple of years as an information source and a diary of what I’ve seen. It also has a Watchlist feature which I’ve been adding to for a long time now!

It’s gotten to the point now where there are so many movies in this list, that when I have the free time to watch something, I can’t decide between them, and so some of them have been on this list for over 2 years!


Some of them are classics I’ve been meaning to see for too long, some are movies I know will be terrible but I like the cast, and many are ones that have grabbed my interest from reviews I’ve read by other bloggers. There are also some that haven’t been released yet in the UK, but I don’t want to forget about them.

So to resolve my issue of an ever-growing list, I’ve vowed to watch all these movies by the end of the year. Of course, my list will have more added to it, but I’ll watch the current list in full by New Year’s! In fact, I think I’ll turn this post into a blog page and hyperlink my posts as I complete them!

Here’s the list in full…

Short Term 12 (2013)

Rushmore (1998)

The Neon Demon (2016)

Maggie’s Plan (2015)

Moonlight Mile (2002)

The Shallows (2016)

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

Café Society (2016)

Frank & Lola (2016)

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Pete’s Dragon (2016)

Demolition (2015)

Away We Go (2009)

Odd Thomas (2013)

It Comes at Night (2017)

As You Are (2016)

Your Name. (2016)

L.A. Confidential (1997)

Secret Window (2004)

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017)

The Salesman (2016)

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

The Drop (2014)

Unicorn Store (2017)

Detroit (2017)

Stronger (2017)

Certain Women (2016)

Isle of Dogs (2018)

Office Christmas Party (2017)

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

Upgrade (2018)

This is Spinal Tap (1984)

Hotel Artemis (2018)

Traitor (2008)

Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

The Matrix (1999)

Mommy (2014)

If you’re still reading at this point – what do you recommend I should see first?

17 thoughts on “My Current ‘Must Watch’ List

  1. I’d get rid of The Butterfly Effect. That movie sucked ass and Ashton Kutcher can’t act for shit. The Neon Demon is a film that I love but it’s fucking out there. I, Daniel Blake I think is a great film and certainly a must-see although it is emotionally heavy and has a lot of political and social overtones which is often expected from Ken Loach.

    If you want something to laugh at…. I’d go with This is Spinal Tap. This film goes up to 11.

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  2. Tons of good stuff on here, so you’ve definitely got a lot to look forward to. My personal favorite listed is probably The Neon Demon, though it’s also one of the hardest to recommend, because it’s definitely NOT for everyone, lol.

    I’d say the two most pertinent watches to prioritize would be The Matrix (How??) and Detroit, which is undoubtedly the most criminally underrated movie from last year. 🙂


    1. I think that’s what landed The Neon Demon onto my list, all the reviews I read were by bloggers who either loved it or hated it completely, there was no middle ground!
      I honestly don’t know how I’ve avoided The Matrix for so long…


  3. Awesome picks! I’ve been using Letterboxd’s lists a lot lately too. It’s been easy to mark off what I want to watch and inspire me to try to finish as many as possible. Of course, I keep adding more than I’m finishing though. lol Good luck finishing yours!!


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