November 2020’s Movie Watch List with Juicy Stats

Holy Moly!  We are getting close to the end of 2020! 

I finished off one movie goal of getting through all of the X-Men movies.  I had a good time with most, but boy that Dark Phoenix was a stinker.  Well, here is how the rest of November shook out:

The List

  • An asterisk (*) indicates a first time viewing.
  • Strike-through means I didn’t enjoy it enough to finish it.
Date Watched Title Year My Rating
Nov01 The Wolf Man* 1941 3
Nov02 Teen Wolf 1985 3
Nov02 Teen Wolf Too* 1987 -1
Nov03 Them!* 1954 4
Nov04 Raw Deal* 1986 2
Nov05 High Sierra* 1941 4
Nov07 The Great Race* 1966 3
Nov08 Throw Mama From The Train 1987 4
Nov10 Charade* 1963 3.5
Nov 11 Missing* 1982 3.5
Nov12 Hell or High Water* 2016 4.5
Nov14 There’s A Girl In My Soup* 1970 2.5
Nov15 The Last Picture Show* 1971 4
Date Watched Title Year My Rating
Nov16 Along The Great Divide* 1951 3
Nov17 Bad Times at the El Royal* 2018 3
Nov18 The Thomas Crowne Affair* 1968 3.5
Nov18 X-Men: Days Of Future Past 2014 4.5
Nov19 Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead* 1991 3
Nov19 X-Men: Apocolypse 2016 3.5
Nov20 I Am Greta* 2020 3
Nov20 Dark Phoenix* 2019 1.5
Nov21 Under Siege* 1992 2
Nov22 Stand By Me 1986 5
Nov23 Love with the Proper Stranger* 1963 4.5
Nov24 Splendor In the Grass* 1961 4
Nov25 The Iron Lady* 2011 3.5
Nov26 Rushmore 1998 5
Nov28 Silent Running* 1972 2
Nov29 Invisible Stripes* 1939 4
Nov30 The 39 Steps* 1935 3


The Juicy Stats

Total Number of movies watched: 30
The number of first-time watches: 24
Oldest movie: The 39 Steps (1935)
Longest movie: The Great Race (2hr 40m)
Most watched actor: Many are tied with 3: Natalie Wood, Jeff Bridges, The Cast of the X-Men films. 
The number of movies watched by decade:
‘30s – 2
‘40s – 2
‘50s – 2
‘60s – 4
‘70s – 3
‘80s – 6
‘90s – 3
‘00s – 0
‘10s – 6
2020 – 1

How I watched them:

PVR/DVR – 22
DVD Collection – 3
Blu-ray Collection – 4
4K Blu-ray collection – 1
Public Library DVD – 0
Netflix – 0
Amazon Prime – 0
Tubi – 0
YouTube – 0
Legit Stream – 0
Disney+ – 0
Pirates – 0

Genres:
Action – 2
Animated – 0
Comedy – 6
Comic Book – 3
Concert – 0
Crime – 4
Documentaries – 1
Dramas – 6
Fantasy – 0
Film Noir – 1
Horror – 2
Kung Fu – 0
Musical – 0
Thriller – 1
War – 0
Western – 1

Baseball time!
These are the “batting stats” compiled for the FIRST TIME watches.  I give each movie a rating out of 5.  4.5 and up are home runs, 4s to 2.5s are hits, 2 and lower are field outs, an 0.5 (did not finish) is a Strike Out.  This tells me how well of a job I’m doing at picking which movies to watch.

Good Movie Average:  18/24 – .750  (Last month: .684)
Home Runs: 1 – Love with the Proper Stranger, Hell or High Water
Strikeouts: 1 – Teen Wolf Too

Awards
The Movie More People Should See: Throw Mama From The Train
Most Fun: Them!
Most Forgettable: There’s A Girl In My Soup
Better than I remembered: Throw Mama From The Train
The movie I can finally cross off the Bucket-list: The 39 Steps
Most surprising performance: Cloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show
Most Pleasant Surprise: Hell or High Water
Worst Movie: Teen Wolf Too
Best Movie: Love with the Proper Stranger

Feel free to tell me how terrible my opinion(s) are in the comments!

36 comments

  1. I remember being a big fan of Under Siege & Under Siege 2 in my early teens – I imagine I might not be quite as captivated by them these days!
    Agreed about X Men Days of Future Past – and Rushmore as well!

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  2. Teen Wolf Too…Can you give one a negative because 0.5 is way too generous. That was a dreadful waste of time and space. But you had some good ones in there at least. And Throw Mama from the Train is a cult classic type movie in my book. Just great.

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    1. Yeah, I don’t know what I was thinking when I gave Teen Wolf Too any points. I’m gonna fix that now. I love Throw Mama from the Train. I think Danny DeVito is underrated as a director. He got a great sense of dark humour.

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  3. Busey in Under Siege wasn’t his name Krill? But to me I always heard Krell which is slang for cocaine. lol
    We just go a new Tv this past week. One of those 4K type TV’s way out of my league stuff so Mad Max Fury Road I’m watching tonight.

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    1. Teen Wolf is not bad but it is hard for me to judge since the entire viewing was a nostalgia trip. It was the first time I watched it since I was a kid. I guess I’ll explain it as more of a basketball movie than a werewolf movie. Pure ’80s. Teen Wolf Too was a cash-in sequel. The first made money, so let’s make another with zero thought given to making a good movie.

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      1. I’ve only seen the television series, which was inspired by the 1985 film. I love the series, so I wonder if the movie that inspired it was good. Yep, I know it has basketball in that movie. I hate when film people put no thought into sequels and it didn’t help that Michael J Fox wasn’t in it.

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          1. It’s a great show and like you said, I don’t think it’s anything like the movie from what I’ve seen in the trailers, but it’s a great show! The actors are amazing.

            The 80s were the best, for movies at least. Also, for the wearwolf makeup in the 80s, they did a pretty good job!

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              1. How many Ghostbusters films do they have? I feel like they have enough already. I think with all the remakes of old films, there’s no point in that because nothing can top the original film. Even with sequels too, some people need to know when to stop. Toy Story 4 being a fantastic example, was just awful!

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                  1. Considering you prefer the first Ghostbusters, that proves my point about sequels being unnecessary!

                    I hated Toy Story 4 because they ruin everything about the Toy Story franchise, in my opinion. The third one was the perfect ending and I’m mad at Disney for making a fourth movie.

                    I don’t know if you like spoilers?

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      1. I didnt know about the “one take” but that’s where the magic usually is. It’s funny that you watched the film and talked about her performance (She really good) because I just finished a take on Ben Johnsons “Sam”. I periodically do performances that have stuck with me and I thought were special. Could have picked half a dozen from this film. Good stuff Mars.

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