2008 has been the first year that I’ve actually kept track of every movie I’ve watched, despite having promised myself I would do this since I was a kid. I included every movie I’ve watched this year, regardless of whether I had seen the movie before or not. The majority of movies were new to me, though.
Anyway, my goal was an absolute minimum of 100 and wishful thinking of 200, so I settled firm on 150. I watched 142 tonight, so I’m well on track and will probably ended up around 155 or so. Next year I’ll probably shoot for 150 all new movies or 200 total. Something like that.
Does anyone else keep track of the movies they watch? Is this an incredibly lame thing to do?
There’s always a place to start when keeping track of movies. I started July, 2005 and always had meant to do so.
For 2007, I saw 881. Including all shorts and TV episodes rated on IMDB, there were a total of 1474 ratings.
I think I have seen fewer films in 2008, which is what I intended. However, I may see a bunch in December, just because I’m kind of behind.
881?!?!? How is that even possible?
I watched a John Waters spoken word thing tonight. I was considering counting it, but decided against it. I’ve never even thought about keeping track of TV shows, but I only care about seeing 30 Rock and Mad Men these days, anyway.
881 is impressive. Is it your job to watch movies?
I don’t know. Watching movies is a lifestyle. It’s not uncommon to spend the whole weekend watching movies. Then I have my movie friends where we get together and watch movies. 2006 was also a high viewing year, but before that I didn’t watch so much. I developed a system to help me be organized.
I’m not putting you down, I’m just impressed. I would like to watch 300 movies in a year but I’ve always considered it a bit of a pipe dream. I sometimes have attention issues if I try to watch a movie I’m not in the mood for. I’ve agonized many hours over Netflix queues, making absolutely certain that, when these movies arrive, I will have options retaining to whatever movie mood I expect to be in.
I guess it’s not crazy for me to think I could do 300. I was on track through mid-February this year, but I spent a lot of time traveling in the spring, summer and fall.
Do you know how many feature length movies alone you saw the 881 year? Or have a rough guess? I feel challenged by you, Allison. I want to take you down and, even though I know I can’t, I want to tell myself that I can.
Allison, that statistic alone should qualify you for a gigantic, blinking green “CINEPHILE” next to your name.
Oh, I think I misunderstood what Allison said. 881 is the number for JUST the feature length movies. I am in awe.
300-400 per year. Atleast 150 at the movies.
You can never watch too many movies.
I watch probably 100 + a year.
This is the first year I’ve kept track also. I’ve seen 305 thus far, only 18 in the theaters though.
I’m at 481 right now for 2008. That’s definitely a good bit more than I’ve ever seen in any previous year.
That does include a handful of shorts, though
I have watched 124 films that I haven´t seen before during 2008. I guess I have watched about the same amount of previously seen movies. That would make about 250-300 movies.
I try to shoot for 500 a year by way of watching 10 per week. One film on Monday thru Thursday, take Friday off. One film on Saturday and then five on Sunday. Give or take a few here and there I’m usually a little over or under 500.
One for everyday of the year, and occasional marathons on holidays and special days. I have a pretty vast library of about 4,000 films and i keep it well stocked with new films.(although i’m cutting back with this economy) I’ll just say i watch alot of movies. In recent years i’ve started to lose track of real time sports, news, because a movie is pretty much always playing on my TV.
I’ve seen maybe around 300 films this year. 37 from 2008, and quite a handful from 2007.
David it is easy to see that many if you get organized. I have a list of movies on IMDB in different folders and where I can get these movies. I have library folders (one for each different branch) and I have a folder for each video store that contains these movies. I have a folder for films that are on TV and films that are at the theater. Then I have a folder for the current month, and the next two months, so I can organize what I’m going to see. I keep it flexible so that it will change. Plus in L.A. we get lots of movies here, so I don’t know if it’s different in different places. But I think 300 is definitely a good goal. I have to try to see fewer movies to accomplish other goals in my life, but once you get in the habit, it’s difficult to stop. I usually watch a movie in the morning before I go to work.
Mark T., 5 on Sunday! Now you’re talking.
It really depends on how busy I am during the week. I would like to say 5 – 6 during the week and an additional 3 – 4 on the weekend. So, I’ll say about nine per week. Going by that it would be 468 but that doesn’t include films that I see in the theatre which is very few and the days that I take off work, holidays and vacations. It also doesn’t include short films and films that I watch multiple times.
I have no idea how many movies I watch in a year, but the number would not be impressive. There is so much that commands a person’s time, not just keeping up on films but also writing and reading, and keeping all these things in some kind of balance is a constant struggle. If you focus too much on film-watching, that means there’s a lot of other stuff that won’t get done.
im keeping track now, started a few months back. im also reviewing and putting the films in order of preference too, i figure in a few years itll look great.
300-400 a year- a mixture of films in the cinema and those on dvd, which I usually purchase, rather than use a rental company. I see around 150 in the cinema, but I would only say 30 of those 150 were memorable or worthy of dvd purchase down the line. Trying to do this, hold down two jobs and try to read a book a week is enough of a challenge. Obviously, sites like these lead to films I haven’t heard of and that’s always a fun time of discovery. When I used to review films for a newspaper, the tally might hit 600 a year, especially as I wasn’t paying to see most of them.
i probably have watch about 300-400 a year which doesn’t include shorts. i watch most of my movies on HBO and Turner Classic Movies and then some on DVD
I was unaware of the My Movies feature on IMDB… That is intriguing. I’ve just been keeping a list of the movie, date, director, and year it was released in Word Pad.
I try to watch movies much more but…school gets in the way.
I could say if I’m lucky counting bad yet entertaining TV movies I watch a measly 100. If i’m lucky.
I don’t keep track, but I’d say I watch no less than 500 a year.
According to my calculations, which include my Blockbuster Online rentals(which is superior to Netflix, but that’s for another post) and theater viewings, roughly 252.
I prefer Blockbuster too
I would roughly guess about 400 movies a year.
At one point I was watching a movie or two a day. (still watch one a day) I should start writing personal reviews on the movies I watch with screenshots so I can come back to them in the years when I do re watch them to see how my opinion has changed.
Note: I do have a busy social life.
Unless Blockbuster Online has changed significantly since last year, it is by no means better than Netflix.