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Added by Mackenzi on 7 Jan 2020 12:21
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Listal 2020 Movie Challenge

Hello denizens of Listal, and welcome to the new decade. 2020 feels like it will be an excellent year for films, so I've decided to put together a small challenge for myself and I thought someone else might have fun with it too.

There is one major rule:
Watch one movie from each category that you have not seen before.
The movies must to be new to you!

Other things:
- Some categories have a specific list you can chose from ("listal feature" categories, or other specific lists). You must pick a film from that source. Otherwise you are free to do your own research and find any movie that fits the category.
-It's a list of 52 so it's set up that you can watch one film per week. But you can watch the movies at any pace you want and in any order you want, you don't have to follow any particular schedule.

If you would like to participate you can leave your monthly or yearly movie diary links in the comments! Also feel free to ask questions or tell me if I made any errors.

That's it! Here's the list.
Sort by: Showing 1-50 of 52
Decade: Rating: List Type:
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Book Adaptations

Watch any movie that has been adapted from a book. (Short stories are permitted.)
{Books Becoming Movies in 2019} {Books Becoming Movies in 2018} {40 Best Book-to-Film Adaptations Ever}
Misery (1990)
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Food, Food, Food

Watch any movie that features food, is about food, chefs, eating, or simply has extra care in depicting food.
{Foodie List}
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Synth-Heavy OST

Find a film with a synth-heavy soundtrack, whether it's a classic 80's sound or more modern synthesizer compositions.
{Synths in The Movies} {Best Electronic Film Scores} {Incredible 80's Synth Soundtracks}
{Some Synth Soundtracks} {Favorite Synth/Electronic OSTs} {Synth-Heavy OST Discussion}
Drive (2011)
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Guillermo del Toro's Twitter Recs

Watch any film that's been recommended by director Guillermo del Toro.
{Here's a List}
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Directorial Debuts

Pick a movie that is the first feature-length film of a director's portfolio. Bonus points if it's a director you've watched many of their later films.
{Best Directorial Debuts} {Best Directorial Debuts}
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Women Directors

Watch a movie directed by a woman released after 1980.
{25 Films Directed By Women} {Some Under-The-Radar Directors} {Films by Black Women Directors}
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Director Study: Kurosawa

Watch any movie directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Ran (1985)
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Director Study: Werner Herzog

Watch any movie directed by Werner Herzog.

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One Hit Wonders: Directors

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Actor Study: Sidney Poitier

Watch any movie starring Sidney Poitier.

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Actor Study: Katherine Hepburn

Watch any movie starring Katherine Hepburn.

Adam's Rib (1949)
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Actor Study: Ethan Hawke

Watch any movie starring Ethan Hawke.

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Trans and Nonbinary Actors

Watch a film starring an actor who identifies as transgender or nonbinary (whether or not the character they play is as well).

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Actors Over 60

Watch a movie that stars or at least prominently features an actor over the age of 60 at the time of filming.
{A Few Movies Starring Older Actors}
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Early Hollywood: Actors of Color

Watch a movie from the early years of Hollywood casting non-white actors and actresses. "Early" can be flexible, as the history of seeing non-white stars represented is even still ongoing.
{Old-School Asian Actors} {American Indian Actors in Hollywood} {Latinos in Early Hollywood}
{Pioneers of Black Hollywood} {Black Actresses of Early Hollywood}
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Actor Grab Bag: Up & Coming

Watch a movie starring one of these actors:
{Daniel Kaluuya} {Ana Taylor-Joy} {Timothée Chalamet} {Florence Pugh}
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Grab Bag: Cinematographers

Watch a movie from the repetoir of one of these cinematographers:
{Ellen Kuras} {Bradford Young} {Maryse Alberti}
Pariah (2011)
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Watch a slapstick comedy from any decade.

Airplane! (1980)
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Non-American Westerns

Watch any western that wasn't made in America.
{Gone West: The Wacky World of Non-American Westerns}
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AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs

Watch a movie from AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs list.
{Official List}
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Listal Feature: Black Films to Binge

Watch a movie off the list Black Films to Binge, made by PulpRoman
{Black Films to Binge}
Friday (1995)
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Listal Feature: Listal's LGBTQ Favorites

Watch a movie off the list of Listal's LGBTQ Favorites, by jaytoast (and the listal community).
{Listal's LGBTQ Favorites}
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Listal Feature: Last Esoteric Films

Watch a movie from one of these two lists that has fewer than 350 ratings here on listal.
{Listal's Esoteric Films} {Great Films on Fewer than 10 Lists}
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Listal Feature: Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Watch any film from the list Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, brought to us by user Mau.
{Here is the list!}
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Listal Feature: 500 Essential Cult Films

Watch any movie from the 500 Essential Cult Films list brought to you by Mackenzi.
{500 Essential Cult Films}
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Listal's Favorites

Watch a movie that was voted in the top 100 by listal's members!
You can use any version of the list. Thanks to johanleforbe for making these lists every year.
{2020 List} {2019 List}
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100 Essential Female Performances

Watch any film from the list 100 Essential Female Performances, brought to listal by JxSxPx
{Here is the list!}
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Large Female Cast

Watch a movie starring at least four women characters (lead and supporting cast count).

Widows (2018)
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Unique, Beautiful, Strange Animation

Find an animated movie that is not Disney, Pixar or Ghibli- the more unique the better.
{25 Weird Animated Movies} {Beautiful Animated Movies} {Some 2D Animation} {Non-Disney, Ghibli or Pixar}
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Feature-Length Anime

Watch any feature-length anime film.
{100 Anime Films} {80's Anime}
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Amazing Underrated Obscure

Pick any movie from any of listal user J.T.'s list series "Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films".
Thanks to johanleforbe for compiling all the lists in one place.
{All of J.T.'s Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Lists}
The Swimmer (1968)
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Challenge Traditional Structure

Watch a film that challenges traditional narrative structures, be in nonlinear, totally lacking in narrative, or using other experimental techniques.
{Weird & Mysterious Films} {Non-Narrative Films} {Non-Linear Films}
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Award Study: Academy's Best Screenplay

Watch any movie that has won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay
{Wikipedia: Best original Screenplay}
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Awards: Academy's Best Cinematography

Watch any movie that has won an Oscar for Best Cinematography
{Cinematography Lists}
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Awards Study: Sundance

Watch any feature-length film, dramatic or documentary, that won an award at Sundance.
{Sundance Award Winners} {Sundance Film Fest on Listal}
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Awards Study: Cannes

Watch any feature-length film that won the Palme d'Or.
{Palme d'Or de Cannes}
Shoplifters (2018)
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Time Travel Movies

Any movie that has elements of time travel.
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A Film From Your Birth Year

Watch a film you haven't seen from the year you were born.
You will have to do your own research on this one!
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Nigerian Cinema

Watch any movie from Nigeria.
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Korean Cinema

Watch any movie from Korea.
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Arts & Faith Most Spiritually Significant

Watch any film on the Arts & Faith community's lists of Most Spiritually Significant Films. You can use any year/version of their lists.
{Quick Reference on Listal} {Artsandfaith.com Community Lists}
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In... Space!!

Any movie that has a significant portion set in outer space.

Ad Astra (2019)
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Film Noir & Neo-Noir

Watch a noir or neo-noir film, whichever genre you've seen the least of.
{International Film Noir} {Neo-Noir of the 60s} {French Noir} {33 Neo-Noir Classics}
Point Blank (1967)
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Foreign Love

Watch any romance (be it comedy, drama, period piece, or any other sub-genre) made in a country besides the one(s) you live and grew up in.
{Some romance from around the world} {Some more romance around the world}
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German Expressionism

Destiny (1922)
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The Gothic

Watch a Gothic film, be it drama, romance, horror, or any other sub-genre of the Gothic.
{Gothic Romance} {Gothic Horror} {East-Asian Gothic} {Even More Gothic Films}
Dragonwyck (1946)
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Monster Movies

Watch any monster movie, creature feature, or fiend flick.
Troll Hunter (2010)
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1,001 Movies to See Before You Die

Watch a movie from the book 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
{1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die}
Das Boot (1981)
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Horror from the 2010s

In preparation for what I hope is a wonderful decade for horror films,
catch up on the last decade by watching any horror movie from the last decade (2010-2019).

Midsommar (2019)
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Best of the 1920's

Rewind the clock 100 years and see how far the art of film has come. Watch any film that was released in the 1920's.
{Greatest Films of the 1920s} {Best of the 20s} {Some Favorite Movies 1920-1929}
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