Hi I’m Megan and I suck at watching movies.
There I’ve said it.
I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.
I suck at watching movies.
I’ve seen a good amount of movies in my lifetime, but not a lot.
My family would always watch movies together when I was growing up and when I was in middle school I would go out with my friends and see whatever movie was popular at the time.
But I never saw those movies.
You know those movies.
The ones that leave you tearing up in your seat.
The ones you have nightmares about.
The ones that leave you with the feeling to watch it over and over again.
I just haven’t seen them.
In all honesty I’ve seen a bunch of movies, I just felt like I was missing out.
I would have much rather watched television shows on Netflix then movies any day.
It just didn’t sound like fun to me at the time.
I saw the idea a month or so ago on Facebook.
Someone was going to watch a movie a week for 52 weeks, the length of one full year.
It sounded like a challenge.
I let the idea sit with me for a few days.
What movies would I maybe want to watch?
What movies I might not reach for right away, but people have suggested to me before?
I also wanted to do some research.
I found “movies you must watch before you’re 30″ lists on Pinterest and googled some of the great movies of the last few decades.
I really wanted to make this diverse.
I wanted as many genres as I could.
I even asked the people in my life what movies were important to them.
Jason was eager to jump on board and help me get some ideas.
My mom and dad gave me so many movie titles that I might make another list.
And my brother criticized some of my choices as he does, but he gave me some great ideas as well. Movies I would have never thought of watching.
This list might not seem perfect, but it’s not meant to be.
It wont be a list full of the movies that defined our generation, or the movies that won the most Oscars. These are movies that I felt were important to watch.
Movies that I wanted to watch, and movies that my family suggested.
Every weekend I’m going to stay up a little late and watch a movie that I’ll choose at random.
So far I’ve watched three movies.
At the end of every month I might even write a little piece reviewing the movies I watched for that month.
This is my project and my rules.
I’ll figure it out as it goes.
52 Movies for 52 Weeks.
Big Hero 6
A League of Their Own
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
The Big Lebowski
Good Will Hunting
Dead Poets Society
Now and Then
Time Travelers Wife
The Usual Suspects
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Officer and a Gentleman
When Harry Met Sally
Breakfast at Tiffanys
Silver Linings Playbook
Father of the Brude
Sleepless in Seattle
You’ve Got Mail
The Princess Bride
About a Boy
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Guardians of the Galaxy
A Few Good Men
Silence of the Lambs
The Italian Job
I challenge you to watch a new movie.
Open yourself up to the experience.