May 2021’s Movie Watch List with Juicy Stats

May was a little closer to my usual with a total of 28 films watched. 23 were seen by me for the first time. While the stat got a little boost with Shake! Otis at Monterey only being 19 minutes long, Zack Snyder’s Justice League balanced it out with its whopping 342 minute runtime.

I decided to add a links on “My Ratings” scores to my brief reviews on Letterboxd for those who might want a little more. I have shied away from doing this in the past thinking that it would take too long, but little effort was needed. Let me know if you like this feature or not. Full reviews on the blog here are still linked in the title.

An excellent month quality wise with a solid average and ZERO strikeouts!

The Movie Watch List

  • An asterisk (*) indicates a first time viewing.
  • Strike-through means I didn’t enjoy it enough to finish it.
Date WatchedTitleRelease YearMy Rating
May01The Color Purple*19854.5
May04Angry Inuk*20164.5
May05Father of The Bride*19504
May06Zack Snyder’s Justice League*20212.5
May06Framing Britney Spears*20213.5
May08Cool Runnings19934
May09Torn Curtain*19664
May12Gun Crazy19504
May13Jimi Plays Monterey*19864
May13Shake! Otis at Monterey*19874
May15Licence to Kill19892.5
Date WatchedFilm TitleRelease YearMy Score
May16The Fog*19802
May17Leave No Trace*20184
May1899 Homes*20142
May19My Man and I*19522.5
May22Running On Empty*19884
May25Sorry To Bother You*20182
May26The Wackness*20083.5
May27Tomorrow Never Dies19974.5
May29The Tragically Hip – That Night in Toronto*20054
May30Attack of the 50 Foot Woman*19582

The Juicy Stats

Total Number of movies watched: 28
The number of first-time watches: 23
Minutes spent watching movies: 3163
Oldest movie: Tie: Father of the Bride and Gun Crazy (1950)
Longest movie: Zack Snyder’s Justice League (342 minutes )

Movies watched by decade:
1910s – 0
‘30s – 0
‘40s – 0
‘50s – 4
‘60s – 1
‘70s – 0
‘80s – 6
‘90s – 3
‘00s – 2
2010s –  10
2020 – 2

How I watched them:
PVR/DVR – 11
DVD Collection – 1
Blu-ray Collection – 5
4K Blu-ray collection – 0
Public Library DVD – 0
Netflix – 5
Amazon Prime – 4
Tubi – 0
YouTube – 0
Legit Stream – 0
Disney+ – 1
Crave – 1
Pirates – 0

Action – 3
Animated – 0
Comedy – 4
Comic Book – 1
Concert – 3
Crime – 0
Documentaries – 2
Dramas – 10
Fantasy – 0
Film Noir – 1
Horror – 1
Holiday – 0
Kung Fu – 0
Musical – 0
Science Fiction – 1
Thriller – 1
War – 0
Western – 0

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:  20/23 – .870 (Last month: .882)
Home Runs: 3
Angry Inuk
The Color Purple
Strikeouts: 0.0


Most Fun First Time Watch: Upgrade
Movie That More People Should See: Angry Inuk
Most Fun Re-watch: GoldenEye
Most Forgettable: 99 Homes
Better Than I Remembered: Tomorrow Never Dies
The movie I can finally cross off the Bucket-list: The Color Purple
Best performance: Woopie Goldberg, The Color Purple
Most Pleasant Surprise: Upgrade
Worst Movie:  Meh, nothing was really that bad this month, but I never want to see 99 Homes again.
Best Movie: Upgrade


  1. I’ve tried The Color Purple a few times in different decades and I still can’t get through it. Cool to see Running On Empty on the list. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched it and I even had a poster up in the garage because the video shop guy gave it to me. Lol.

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    1. Yeah, The Color Purple isn’t for everyone. I really enjoyed it even it Spielberg got a little cheesy at times. I grew up watching Taxi so I’m always interested in seeing something with Judd Hirsch in it. River Phoenix was impressive though.

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  2. Wow man, you are still cranking them out! This is dedication, right here, folks. Not only making the time to watch all these, but then keeping the stats and making these awesome posts. Impressive, very impressive. Puts my own meager watching to shame. I mean, I watched two Nicolas Cage movies. In a row. Sigh.

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    1. Sarah and I have made it part of our routine. That’s how we do it. I haven’t watched many TV shows as a result, lol. I like to keep track of them because I forget most of what I watched. I don’t know how many times I have sat halfway through a movie and think…. I might have I’ve seen this already, lol


        1. Oh, I have it all in a Google Spreadsheet. The tables on these posts are copied and pasted from it. There are also short reviews, who is in it and who the director is. I copy all of it into Letterbxd.


  3. The ‘Framing Britney Spears’ is tempting. I love these movie posts because it motivates me to watch more movies, I just need to balance out blogging, youtube, and listening to my CDs lol.

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  4. I saw a few movies this month including one at the theater…A Quiet Place 2…it was really great! Glad to see no real stinkers even though some were close and you had a ton of first time views. Great month it looks like.

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    1. Geez, our theatres are not even open here! To be honest though, I’m not sure how long it will be before I feel comfortable going to one again. Another friend of mine in Cali went to see A Quiet Place 2 and gave it a positive review as well.

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  5. Love Upgrade too, the action was so good! And I knew Snyder’s Justice League was long, but 342 minutes?! don’t think I’ll ever be ready to sit through its entirety.

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    1. Snyder’s JL is broken up into four parts, so you can make it like a mini series. I watched it in two sitting. The last half hour is completely skippable too. Yes, another Upgrade fan! I can’t wait to find a special edition of it to add to the collection.

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  6. Some good movies there, man. I might have watched about a half dozen or so, but some with the kids. I did watch Army of the Dead and the Spider-Man: Far From Home. Enjoyed both, but Army of the Dead was too long and too predictable.

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      1. Haha… probably tells you all you need to know (about me and the movie!). In all seriousness, though, I guess it depends on how you go into it… I went into with the negative reports and enjoyed it. I do think they could have quite easily made a 2 hour movie. It was predictable and a wee bit frustrating, but I genuinely enjoyed it.

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