Blind Spot Series 2019: Challenge accepted

Since my return to movie blogging last year, I kept seeing Blind Spot challenges popping up every once in a while and I was always curious to see what is about, mostly because it always featured old movies I haven’t seen myself.

After a bit of research (and some Twitter questions) I found out what is it about and I signed up for the 2019 edition, because I love the idea of watching classic movies and number 1 titles that I haven’t gotten around to seeing.

To quote Sofia, who manages the challenge: “The Blind Spot Series is a movie challenge created by Ryan McNeil at The Matinee. The goal is to watch one movie a month, over the course of one year. These should be films that you believe are essential viewings for every movie fan: they can be classics, cult films, modern masterpieces.” More info about it here

That being said, here is my list for the Blind Spot Challenge 2019: in no particular order, inspired by my fellow bloggers and all movies I haven’t watched before.

  • Cat on a hot tin roof (1958)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • Network (1976)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  • Seven Samurai (1954)
  • Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • The Lives of Others (2006)
  • Trainspotting (1996)
  • L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Vertigo (1958)

I’m excited! Are you participating this year? What is on your list?

8 thoughts on “Blind Spot Series 2019: Challenge accepted

  1. I have Network on my list this year too! I’ve seen a few of yours, I had both Vertigo and Sunset Boulevard on Blind Spot lists before and I LOVED the latter. Trainspotting is awesome, and I didn’t care for The Royal Tenenbaums but admittedly it’s one I need to rewatch because I think I might view it differently now.

    Good luck!

    1. Thanks! Your list is pretty cool, I wanted to add Dr. Strange, too. I saw Casablanca a long time ago, but I remember not being impressed by it. Good luck with your challenge!

  2. You have some good ones on here! I might knick Network and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for my list 🙂 I usually just drop every movie I can think of so my options are open otherwise I wind up changing them anyway. It’s a fun series though. I have a lot of fun doing it!

    1. Yes, do it. I’ve had Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for ages on my list, I have to watch it this year! I can’t wait to go through them all, the challenge is cool

  3. The films on the list I haven’t seen are Network and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I hope to do those films soon but everything else in the list I have seen as they all have something different to offer.

    1. Yes, it’s a pretty diverse list, I wanted to tackle the big ones that I missed (2001, Rebel without a cause), and also try something different than what I normally go for (Trainspotting, royal tenenbaums, etc). Thanks for dropping by!

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