Ten films I am resolving to watch in 2015

After recently reading a post over at Film Grimoire about “blindspot films” I have decided to get on the bandwagon because I am nothing if someone who copies borrows good ideas with pride.

Blindspot films are the ones we add to our watchlists with great intentions. We know we want to watch them and that there is a good reason that we should. They’re either critically acclaimed or controversial or very popular or someone thought they were the kind of thing we might enjoy. But for some reason every time we flick through that Netflix “to watch” list, we pass them by and they end up languishing in an unwatched blindspot as more and more time passes. So taking Anna from Film Grimoire’s example I am resolving to watch the following ten films that are hanging around on my watchlist by the end of 2015 at which point I will report back on my progress (or lack thereof).

310 to yuma

3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Starring: Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Ben Foster

The Aviator

The Aviator (2004)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale

Serpico

Serpico (1973)
Starring: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe

Melancholia

Melancholia (2011)
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsborough, Kiefer Sutherland

Maniac

Maniac (2012)
Starring: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo

Manhattan

Manhattan (1979)
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep

Lore

Lore (2012)
Starring: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs

Breathe In

Breathe In (2013)
Starring: Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Amy Ryan

Big Bad Wolves

Big Bad Wolves (2013)
Starring: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad

34 Comments

  1. Nice choices, there are so many movies I still need to watch.

    1. Abbi

      It feels like a neverending ever growing list! The perils of being a cinephile!

  2. Mine are three colours white, three colours blue and three colours red. if I manage that, I’ll be happy.. xxx

    1. Abbi

      I’ve never seen them but they are somewhere on an even longer Blindspot list.

  3. Nice picks here. I keep meaning to check out Melancholia, too. Pffff, one of these days.

    1. Abbi

      I am hoping by making this list I won’t keep just picking the easy watches because it’s so easy!

  4. Have not seen all of them, but those I have seen are great. Big Bad Wolves is an interesting one and a movie I really appreciated even though there are some tough scenes to watch.

    1. Abbi

      I have heard so many good things about Big Bad Wolves.

  5. OMG you will love The Aviator. 3:10 to Yuma is a great redux of the classic Western.

    1. Abbi

      I am looking forward to both!

  6. theipc

    3:10 to Yuma is one of my favorite Westerns and Big Bad Wolves is one of my favorite movies!! Good luck!!

    1. Abbi

      High praise from the IPC. I can’t wait!

  7. Cool list! Aside from the visuals and the score, I didn’t think Melancholia was all that, but qute love Yuma, The Aviator and Manhattan.

    1. Abbi

      I really liked Nymphomaniac so I am hoping that also being from Lars von Trier Melancholia will be good.

  8. Glad to hear you’re joining the Blindspot series! I love 3:10 to Yuma, that might be one of my fave Westerns as I’m usually not into that genre.

    1. Abbi

      It’s not normally a genre I go for either so let’s hope it’s an exception 🙂

  9. I luuurve Melancholia. Amazing depiction of depression.

    1. Abbi

      I am really interested in films about mental health so I’m looking forward to it.

  10. Yeah, I have a HUGE “blind spot” list. I used to watch movies all the time, but my movie-seeing habits have continually gotten more and more lax over the years, so much so that last year I could probably count the numbers of films I saw on my fingers and toes, and only 3 of those were films out that year. Same with tv shows and books. I dunno why, especially since I used to love it so much.

    I haven’t seen any of the films on your list except Maniac, and if your tastes are anything like mine, I’d advise you to stay far, far away. Elijah was great in the role, but the film itself was really, really boring…

    1. Abbi

      My blindspot list for both TV and movies keeps getting longer and longer. It’s really hard to keep up with everything that comes out even if you love it.

  11. […] switching gears to 2015 Movie Watching plans and glad to see Melissa and Abbi joining the Blindspot series! Check out their film selections on their respective […]

  12. Yuma, Maniac, and Big Bad Wolves are all good fun…

    Melancholia looks super boring, but I’ve heard amazing things!

    1. Abbi

      I am keen on Melancholia because I liked Nymphomaniac so much. I want to explore more of Lars Von Trier’s work.

  13. Hope you enjoy Breathe In. I’m a huge fan of Drake Doremus and Felicity Jones and I absolutely love the natural style of Breathe In. Can’t wait to read your review!

    1. Abbi

      I am loving Felicity Jones at the moment and Guy Pearce is always so interesting so I am looking forward to it.

  14. I’ve not seen many of these either. Really preferred Annie Hall to Manhattan. Aviator was ok but there were faults in it for me. After her impressive role in The Theory of Everything, curious what you hink of Felicity Jones in Breathe In.

    1. Abbi

      I loved Annie Hall so I am hoping Manhattan will also be good. Really interested in Felicity Jones right now so I am definitely looking forward to it.

  15. Nice one Abbi, some amazing films on your list! Plus a bunch I haven’t seen, so looking forward to reading about them!

    1. Abbi

      I figure if I manage one of these a month I will get to all of them by the end of the year so they’ll all be appearing in Film Friday… hopefully!

  16. Wow! I’ve actually only seen The Aviator of these! It’s pretty good. 🙂 Good luck on your quest!

    1. Abbi

      Thank-you! I am aiming for at least one per month.

  17. The only one of these I have seen was 3:10 to Yuma. That movie was outstanding. Very cool list! I’ll have to get in on some of that action too!

    1. Abbi

      I am looking forward to it. Bale is almost always good even though he does give me the creeps!

      1. He’s great in it, and so is Russell Crowe. Now I want to watch it again! 🙂

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