My official movie log

Since December 1, 2011 I’ve been keeping a list of every movie I’ve seen — big screen, Netflix/Amazon, DVD or otherwise. As an (aspiring) screenwriter and a storyteller I try to watch a lot of different movies. In many cases try to take apart what the screenwriters do and figure out why they did it that way.  In other cases I just sit back and watch stuff blow up (I’m talking to you, A Good Day to Die Hard).

My recall is pretty good, so questions and debates are welcomed. Just don’t diss The Princess Bride, that’s all I’m saying. I’ll keep this list up to date, adding new movies at the bottom. Someday soon I might attempt a favorite movies list complete with mini-reviews. Now that’ll be a weird list of movies.


Jason’s Official Movie Log (12/1/11 — ?)

Title (Year/Director)

Rashomon (Kurosawa/1950)

Metropolis (Lang/1927)

Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein/1925)

Coraline (Selick/2009)

The Crow (Proyas/1994)

Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino/1992)

The Only Son (Ozu/1936)

Stagecoach (Ford/1936)

Super 8 (Abrams/2011)

Mysterious Skin (Araki/2004)

No Country for Old Men (Coen/2007)

Mission Impossible (de Palma/1996)

Scrooged (Donner/1988)

Memento (Nolan/2000)

Chinatown (Polanski/1974)

The Lady Vanishes (Hitchcock/1938)

Catch-22 (Nichols/1970)

The Killing (Kubrick/1956)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Hill/1969)

On the Waterfront (Kazan/1954)

Precious (Daniels/2009)

Winter’s Bone (Granik/2010)

The War Zone (Roth/1999)

Chasing 3000 (Lanesey/2007)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry/2004)

The Grapes of Wrath (Ford/1940)

1984 (Radford/1984)

Misery (Reiner/1990)

A Nos Amours (Pialat/1983)

My Life as a Dog (Hallstrom/1985)

Manhattan Murder Mystery (Allen/1993)

The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitchcock/1934)

Batman Begins (Nolan/2005)

Moneyball (Miller/2011)

Midnight in Paris (Allen/2011)

The Searchers (Ford/1956)

Little Miss Sunshine (Dayton/2006)

The Help (Taylor/2011)

Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone/1968)

The Artist (Hazanavicious/2011)

The King’s Speech (Hooper/2010)

In Time (Niccol/2011)

Kung Fu Panda 2 (Nelsom/2011)

Elevator to the Gallows (Malle/1958)

ET (Spielberg/1982)

The Debt (Madden/2010)

2012 (Emmerich/2009)

Hugo (Scorsese/2011)

Dark Shadows (Burton/2012)

Network (Lumet/1976)

The Big Knife (Aldrich/1955)

Die Hard (McTiernan/1988)

Die Hard 2 (Harlin/1990)

Escape from L.A. (Carpenter/1996)

Donnie Darko (Kelly/2001)

O Brother Where Art Thou? (Coen/Coen/2000)

Pi (Aronofsky/1998)

The Avengers (Whedon/2012)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Madden/2011)

Faust (Murdau/1926)

Nosferatu (Murdau/1929)

Theater of Blood (Hickox/1973)

Paranoid Park (Van Sant/2007)

Brick (Johnson/2005)

Fahrenheit 451 (Truffaut/1966)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (Ramsay/2011)

Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson/2012)

The Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson/2001)

Man on a Ledge (Leth/2012)

Explorers (Dante/1985)

John Carter (Stanton/2012)

Inception (Nolan/2010)

The Dark Knight Rises (Nolan/2012)

Snatch (Ritchie/2000)

Alabama Moon (McCanlies/2009)

Knowing (Proyas, 2009)

The Bourne Legacy (Gilroy/2012)

Scalene (Parker/2011)

Slaughterhouse Five (Hill/1972)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Fincher/2011)

Charade (Donen/1963)

A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick/1971)

High Noon (Zinneman/1952)

The Hunger Games (Ross/2012)

A Boy and His Dog (Jones/1975)

Dorian Gray (Parker/2009)

Natural Born Killers (Stone/1994)

Opera (Argento/1987)

Melancholia (von Trier/2011)

Something Wicked this Way Comes (Clayton/1983)

The Princess Bride (Reiner/1987)

The Karate Kid (Zwart/2010)

Cloud Atlas (Tykwer/Wachowski/Wachowski/2012)

The Woman in Black (Watkins/2012)

The Bourne Legacy (Gilroy/2012)

The Hobbit (Jackson/2012)

Les Miserables (Hooper/2012)

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (Hallstrom/1993)

Silver Linings Playbook (Russell/2012)

Polisse (Maiwenn/2011)

A Good Day to Die Hard (Moore/2013)

Jack the Giant Slayer (Singer/2013)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin/2012)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Chbosky/2012)

Oz the Great and Powerful (Raimi/2013)

The Life of Pi (Lee/2012)

Olympus Has Fallen (Fuqua/2013)

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (Lumet/2007)

Charlie Bartlett (Poll/2007)

Abduction (Singleton/2011)

Oblivion (Kosinski/2013)

Iron Man 3 (Black/2013)

Being John Malkovich (Jonez/1999)

The Great Gatsby (Luhrmann/2013)

Zero Dark Thirty (Bigelow/2012)

Star Trek: Into Darkness (Abrams/2013)

NO (Larrain/2012)

Man of Steel (Snyder/2013)

Flight (Zemekis/2012)

White House Down (/2013)

The Bling Ring (Coppola/2013)



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