2011 in Films: A Year-Long Cinematic Odyssey Through 1,117 New-To-Me Films

Last year I watched 517 new-to-me films and I thought that number was ridiculously large. Well, this year not only did I reach that number, I surpassed it with an additional 600 new-to-me films, bringing my grand total to 1,117 new-to-me films for 2011. Don’t believe me? There’s a list after the cut of every film, broken down by month so you can see just exactly what films I watched. I don’t know how to explain how I watched so many films. I will say, it all started with a bet from CybelDP on Twitter. The rest, as they say, is history.

Some life information: for the first half of the year I worked as a substitute teacher (which meant only 1 to 2 days of work a week) and lived in the back of my parents’ house and watched Turner Classic Movies non-stop. From the end of May on I moved to San Francisco, where I now go to the Academy of Art University working towards an MFA in film editing. Yet, somehow amongst all that I managed to watch A LOT OF FRICKIN’ MOVIES. I also watched a lot of movies in theaters (thank you very much Castro Theatre) for the first time that were films I’d already seen. If you take a look at each of my monthly wrap-ups, I talk about what films those were.

Last year in my end of the year post I wrote about how many films with certain stars that I’d seen and stuff like that. The sheer volume of films I saw this year makes that task pretty difficult. I will say, I saw a lot of films featuring the following and if you want to try to look through my list and figure out exact numbers, be my guest: Orson Welles, Buster Keaton, James Cagney, Lew Ayres, Joseph Cotten, Joel McCrea, Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, Ray Milland, Robert Taylor, Ryan O’Neal, Joan Blondell, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis and Jean Harlow. There are probably others whose filmographies I put giant dents in this year, but those are the ones that really stuck out. Speaking of filmographies, I also finished a handful of director filmographies this year: Woody Allen, Jim Jarmusch and Martin Scorsese. I also came close to finishing off Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick and Elia Kazan and watched a bunch of films by Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Fritz Lang and John Ford. I also discovered a love for Westerns that I never knew I had (well, other than Clint Eastwood westerns, which I always loved). Oh, and I’ve only got 76 Best Picture nominated films left to see. That’s out of 487 films total, so I think I’m doing pretty well there.

One last thing before I reveal the list and my favorite new-to-me film of the year: in this past year I have felt more intellectually stimulated than I have ever felt before. Everyday I watched films and every film that I watched I gathered new information and my brain felt so alive and so active; it’s an amazing feeling for sure. I would go to bed thinking about the films I’d watched that day and the actors and directors and screenwriters that I learned about. I would think about Cedric Gibbons and Douglas Shearer and the amazing jobs they did at MGM and Irving Thalberg’s genius and how I wish I could be as prolific as Woody Allen. Then I would wake up the next day and start all over again and the more I watched the more everything fit together, the more I got from every film because I could see how it fit within the framework of cinema’s history. It was an amazing year of discovery and reflection and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

And, now, without further ado, the list. Ps. there’s more writing after the list, so please keep reading! Also, for some reason WordPress can’t handle a bulleted list that has four digits, so it cuts off the numbers towards the end of the list. But I think you can still figure out what’s what.

    1. [January] A Day At The Races
    2. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
    3. Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot The Piano Player)
    4. In & Out
    5. Manhattan
    6. Shadows and Fog
    7. Johnny Belinda
    8. Stage Fright (1950)
    9. Crimes and Misdemeanors
    10. Interiors
    11. Bananas
    12. What’s Up, Tiger Lily?
    13. 127 Hours
    14. Pennies From Heaven (1981)
    15. Broadway Danny Rose
    16. The Producers (1968)
    17. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    18. The Fugitive (1993)
    19. Somebody Up There Likes Me
    20. Calendar Girls
    21. Another Woman
    22. Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
    23. Whatever Works
    24. Room At The Top
    25. Play It Again, Sam
    26. Alice
    27. Love and Death
    28. The Good Earth (1937)
    29. Of Human Bondage (1934)
    30. Dramatic School
    31. Letter From An Unknown Woman
    32. Only Two Can Play
    33. The Millionairess
    34. Brief Encounter (1945)
    35. The Bobo
    36. After The Fox
    37. The Hustler
    38. The Cameraman
    39. It’s A Wonderful World (1939)
    40. You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
    41. TRON: Legacy
    42. Missing
    43. I Want To Live!
    44. I’m No Angel
    45. Deconstructing Harry
    46. The King’s Speech
    47. Still of the Night
    48. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
    49. Blue Valentine
    50. Sylvia Scarlett
    51. The Toast of New York
    52. Gunga Din
    53. Only Angels Have Wings
    54. Night and Day (1946)
    55. High Sierra
    56. Love Affair (1939)
    57. Go West (1925)
    58. Love Affair (1932)
    59. This Sporting Life
    60. The Fountainhead (1949)
    61. It’s A Great Feeling
    62. The Subject Was Roses
    63. Murder By Death
    64. No Other Woman (1933)
    65. Humoresque (1946)
    66. City Streets
    67. Little Caesar
    68. The Mayor of Hell
    69. The Bad Seed (1956)
    70. Le Mans
    71. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
    72. The Sea Hawk (1940)
    73. The Uninvited (1944)
    74. September Affair
    75. Knute Rockne All American
    76. Broken Blossoms (1919)
    77. Page Miss Glory
    78. Black Narcissus
    79. Lost Horizon (1937)
    80. Tide of Empire
    81. Baby Face (1933)
    82. Bordertown (1935)
    83. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
    84. The Member of the Wedding
    85. Reflections In A Golden Eye
    86. Topper
    87. Sleuth (1972)
    88. Lucky Jordan
    89. The Snows of Kilimanjaro
    90. The Color of Money
    91. Since You Went Away
    92. Chain Lightning (1950)
    93. Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (aka Man in a Cocked Hat)
    94. Ninotchka
    95. The Petrified Forest
    96. To Be or Not to Be
    97. The Merry Widow (1934)
    98. The Happy Years
    99. Night of the Lepus
    100. Ministry of Fear
    101. Vampire’s Kiss
    102. Little Big Man
    103. Bad Day At Black Rock
    104. A Foreign Affair
    105. Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora’s Box)
    106. Die 3-Groschen-Oper (The Threepenny Opera)
    107. A Modern Hero
    108. Life At The Top
    109. The Dirty Dozen
    110. The Wild Bunch
    111. Lust For Life
    112. [February] The Rain People
    113. Manhattan Melodrama
    114. Richard III (1955)
    115. The Private Life Of Henry VIII
    116. Anne Of The Thousand Days
    117. Anthony Adverse
    118. The Great Waltz
    119. Lonelyhearts
    120. The Moon Is Blue
    121. The Last Detail
    122. Witness for the Prosecution
    123. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    124. Un chien andalou
    125. The Love Parade
    126. The Big House (1930)
    127. The Divorcee (1930)
    128. Disraeli (1929)
    129. Edward, My Son
    130. Separate Tables (1958)
    131. The Sundowners (1960)
    132. The Champ (1931)
    133. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
    134. The Lion in Winter (1968)
    135. Mourning Becomes Electra
    136. Othello (1965)
    137. One Hour With You
    138. Stand and Deliver
    139. Irma Vep
    140. Conquest (aka Marie Walewska)
    141. La nuit américaine (Day For Night)
    142. The Pride of the Yankees
    143. The Kiss (1929)
    144. Viva Villa!
    145. Trader Horn (1931)
    146. Libeled Lady
    147. The Black Swan (1942)
    148. Blossoms in the Dust
    149. Madame Curie
    150. L’illusionniste (The Illusionist)
    151. Mrs. Parkington
    152. The Valley of Decision
    153. Ball of Fire
    154. In weiter Ferne, so nah! (Faraway, So Close!)
    155. On the Beach
    156. The Caine Mutiny
    157. The Sin of Madelon Claudet
    158. Come Back, Little Sheba
    159. After Hours
    160. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
    161. Trois couleurs: Rouge (Three Colors: Red)
    162. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
    163. National Velvet
    164. The Yearling
    165. Random Harvest
    166. Of Mice and Men (1939)
    167. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
    168. Quo Vadis (1951)
    169. Executive Suite
    170. A Free Soul
    171. None But the Lonely Heart
    172. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
    173. Here Comes Mr. Jordan
    174. The Story of Louis Pasteur
    175. Alice Adams
    176. Flirtation Walk
    177. The More the Merrier
    178. The Talk of the Town
    179. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    180. Le dernier métro (The Last Metro)
    181. Mon oncle
    182. My Man Godfrey (1936)
    183. Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
    184. Lady For A Day
    185. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
    186. Pote tin Kyriaki (Never On Sunday)
    187. Street Angel
    188. Anna Christie (1930)
    189. September
    190. Do the Right Thing
    191. The Tourist
    192. Dead End
    193. Five Star Final
    194. On the Town
    195. The Goddess
    196. Inherit the Wind
    197. Mr. Saturday Night
    198. Come and Get It
    199. The Westerner
    200. Blow-Up
    201. Summertime
    202. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
    203. Night Must Fall (1937)
    204. Watch on the Rhine
    205. Trois couleurs: Bleu (Three Colors: Blue)
    206. Trzy kolory: Bialy (Three Colors: White)
    207. State Fair (1945)
    208. Pygmalion (1938)
    209. Two Arabian Knights
    210. The Divine Lady
    211. Limelight (1952)
    212. Skippy
    213. Ship of Fools
    214. The Devil and Daniel Webster (aka All That Money Can Buy)
    215. You Were Never Lovelier
    216. Cover Girl
    217. A Song to Remember
    218. Don’t Look Now
    219. Amarcord
    220. 8 1/2
    221. La Strada
    222. The Lavender Hill Mob
    223. Dodsworth
    224. The Blacksmith
    225. Great Expectations (1946)
    226. Marie Antoinette (1938)
    227. Bus Stop
    228. The Corn Is Green (1945)
    229. The Search
    230. Ivanhoe (1952)
    231. King Solomon’s Mines (1950)
    232. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
    233. Fanny (1961)
    234. Silkwood
    235. I’ll Cry Tomorrow
    236. Sunrise At Campobello
    237. Joan of Arc (1948)
    238. The Informer (1935)
    239. Smilin’ Through (1932)
    240. Arthur (1981)
    241. Broadway Melody of 1936
    242. The Citadel
    243. [March] The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger
    244. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
    245. Cabaret
    246. The Human Comedy
    247. Test Pilot
    248. The Dresser
    249. The Emperor Waltz
    250. Jezebel
    251. All This, and Heaven Too
    252. Ieri, oggi, domani (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow)
    253. Captain Blood (1935)
    254. Kings Row (1942)
    255. Four Daughters
    256. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
    257. Kiss of Death (1947)
    258. Sullivan’s Travels
    259. New York Stories
    260. Obsession
    261. Shall We Dance (1937)
    262. The Star
    263. Tortilla Flat
    264. Between Two Worlds
    265. D.O.A. (1950)
    266. Storm In A Teacup
    267. The Richest Girl in the World
    268. Le salaire de la peur (The Wages of Fear)
    269. Georgy Girl
    270. High Noon
    271. The Gold Rush
    272. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
    273. The Sunshine Boys (1975)
    274. Ginger e Fred (Ginger & Fred)
    275. The Three Musketeers (1948)
    276. Safe in Hell
    277. Scaramouche (1952)
    278. Texas (1941)
    279. The Last Station
    280. Two Weeks in Another Town
    281. Red-Headed Woman
    282. Three Wise Girls
    283. Riffraff (1936)
    284. Suzy
    285. Indiscretion of An American Wife
    286. More Than a Secretary
    287. The Age of Consent (1932)
    288. Bed of Roses (1933)
    289. Stella Dallas (1937)
    290. Ten Cents a Dance (1931)
    291. Shopworn
    292. Father Is a Bachelor
    293. Repo Man
    294. A Canterbury Tale
    295. Apocalypse Now
    296. The Last Picture Show
    297. The Harder They Fall
    298. Love Me Tonight
    299. Going Hollywood
    300. Shanghai Express
    301. La passion de Jeanne d’Arc
    302. Saint Joan
    303. For Heaven’s Sake (1926)
    304. Green Light
    305. The Story of Mankind
    306. Husbands and Wives
    307. The Man from Laramie
    308. The Pumpkin Eater
    309. The Rich Are Always with Us
    310. So Big! (1932)
    311. They Call It Sin
    312. Week-end Marriage
    313. The Painted Veil (1934)
    314. The Right To Live (1935)
    315. Robot Monster
    316. The Public Enemy
    317. Bombshell
    318. Reckless
    319. Personal Property
    320. I Live My Life
    321. Manhattan Murder Mystery
    322. Sunnyside Up
    323. Follow The Fleet
    324. Bonjour tristesse
    325. Irene
    326. Carnal Knowledge
    327. Easy To Love (1934)
    328. In Caliente (aka Viva Senorita)
    329. The Cook (1918)
    330. The Boogens
    331. The Unsinkable Molly Brown
    332. Thunder Road
    333. Small Time Crooks
    334. Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
    335. Sherlock Jr.
    336. The Natural
    337. Nashville
    338. MASH
    339. Broadway Melody of 1940
    340. The Boob
    341. I Take This Woman (1940)
    342. Wife Vs. Secretary
    343. Red Dust
    344. Hold Your Man (1933)
    345. China Seas
    346. The Secret Six
    347. Saratoga
    348. They Live By Night
    349. A Slight Case of Murder (1938)
    350. Take the Money and Run
    351. Shock Corridor
    352. Rich Man, Poor Girl
    353. The Jazz Singer (1927)
    354. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
    355. Berserk!
    356. Gypsy (1962)
    357. Guys and Dolls
    358. Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman
    359. Ohayō (Good Morning)
    360. The Big Street
    361. Sounds From A Town I Love
    362. Edge of the City
    363. Unknown (2011)
    364. 20,000 Years in Sing Sing
    365. Miss Grant Takes Richmond
    366. Pocketful of Miracles
    367. Oliver Twist (1948)
    368. Adventures of Don Juan
    369. The Land That Time Forgot
    370. The Secret Garden (1949)
    371. No Highway in the Sky
    372. Waterloo Bridge (1940)
    373. Waterloo Bridge (1931)
    374. Noah’s Ark (1928)
    375. Roma, città aperta (Rome, Open City)
    376. Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows)
    377. Strange Cargo (1940)
    378. Daisy Kenyon
    379. Taris, roi de l’eau
    380. Don’t Drink the Water (1994)
    381. This Woman Is Dangerous
    382. Goodbye, My Fancy
    383. The Damned Don’t Cry
    384. Dinner At Eight
    385. The Girl From Missouri
    386. The Beast of the City
    387. [April] À Propos de Nice (aka Nizza)
    388. Small Town Girl
    389. Blinkity Blank
    390. Le Voyage dans la lune (A Trip To The Moon)
    391. Secret Ceremony
    392. Frankenstein (1931)
    393. The Great Lie
    394. Trapeze
    395. La Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game)
    396. Celebrity
    397. Hollywood Ending
    398. Anything Else
    399. Zéro de Conduite: Jeunes Diables au Collège (Zero for Conduct)
    400. Les quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows)
    401. L’Atalante
    402. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
    403. Billy Liar
    404. Some Came Running
    405. Melinda and Melinda
    406. When Ladies Meet (1941)
    407. The Actress
    408. Green Mansions
    409. Five Miles to Midnight
    410. Good Girls Go To Paris
    411. Raintree County
    412. The Major and the Minor
    413. The Crystal Ball
    414. A Woman of Distinction
    415. The Doctor Takes A Wife
    416. Polly of the Circus (1932)
    417. Dancing Lady
    418. Band of Angels
    419. The Wheeler Dealers
    420. The Bad and the Beautiful
    421. That Hamilton Woman
    422. The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)
    423. Sparrows
    424. Matchpoint
    425. Scoop
    426. A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy
    427. Madame de… (The Earrings of Madame de..)
    428. Galaxy of Terror
    429. Du Barry Was A Lady
    430. Meet The People
    431. Merton of the Movies (1947)
    432. The Baroness and the Butler
    433. Le Million
    434. Run Silent Run Deep
    435. America, America
    436. Lassie Come Home
    437. Conspirator
    438. Father’s Little Dividend
    439. Dead Ringer
    440. The Young Philadelphians
    441. Stage Door
    442. Too Many Girls
    443. So Evil My Love
    444. Blonde Crazy
    445. The Glass Key
    446. Payment Deferred
    447. Rango
    448. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
    449. The Safecracker
    450. The Birth of a Nation
    451. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
    452. Hostile Witness
    453. Crossfire (1947)
    454. Adventure
    455. Beat The Devil (1953)
    456. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)
    457. Whipsaw
    458. Paper Moon
    459. Stage Door Canteen
    460. Out of the Fog
    461. Born To Dance
    462. Fire Down Below
    463. The Tales of Hoffmann
    464. Camille (1921)
    465. The Verdict
    466. Algiers
    467. Wise Girl
    468. Everything Happens At Night
    469. Kitty (1945)
    470. Reap The Wild Wind
    471. Neighbors (1920)
    472. The Boat (1921)
    473. Beau Geste (1939)
    474. Raw Meat (aka Death Line)
    475. Girl Shy
    476. The Freshman (1925)
    477. Welcome Danger
    478. Jeanne d’Arc (1900)
    479. Excelsior! – Prince of Magicians
    480. Partie des cartes (Card Party)
    481. L’arrivée d’un train à La Ciotat (Arrival of a Train At La Ciotat)
    482. Requiem for a Heavyweight
    483. Le Cauchemar (A Nightmare)
    484. Une Nuit Terrible (A Terrible Night)
    485. La Manoir du diable (The House of the Devil)
    486. Un homme de têtes (Four Troublesome Heads)
    487. Les cartes vivantes (The Living Playing Cards)
    488. Easter Parade
    489. The Silver Chalice
    490. Phantom Lady
    491. The Tunnel of Love (1958)
    492. Mystic River
    493. Who’s That Girl?
    494. The Hill
    495. Julie
    496. Love Me Or Leave Me
    497. Please Don’t Eat The Daisies
    498. The Great Lover
    499. Something To Sing About
    500. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
    501. The Miracle Woman
    502. Girl Happy (TCM Film Fest)
    503. Niagara (TCM Film Fest)
    504. [May] Night Flight (TCM Film Fest)
    505. Swing Your Lady
    506. The Gay Sisters
    507. The Heavenly Body
    508. Close To My Heart
    509. Night Into Morning
    510. A Life of Her Own
    511. The Man Who Played God (1932)
    512. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
    513. Night People
    514. The Wrong Man (1956)
    515. Dark Journey
    516. Dear Heart
    517. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
    518. The Teahouse of the August Moon
    519. The World Changes
    520. The Kennel Murder Case
    521. The Man With Two Faces
    522. Midnight
    523. The Nun’s Story
    524. Stepping Out
    525. Broadway Serenade
    526. Wild Orchids
    527. Room For One More
    528. Bathing Beauty
    529. Treasure Island (1934)
    530. How To Steal A Million
    531. Flesh (1932)
    532. Wild Boys of the Road
    533. Knock On Any Door
    534. Beyond The Rocks
    535. I Remember Mama
    536. The Young Rajah
    537. The Conquering Power
    538. Judgement at Nuremberg
    539. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
    540. So Big (1953)
    541. Of Human Hearts
    542. Lured
    543. H.M. Pulham, Esq.
    544. The Sisters
    545. Confessions of a Nazi Spy
    546. The Roaring Twenties
    547. The Rocking Horse Winner
    548. The Demi-Paradise (aka Adventure for Two)
    549. Murder, She Said
    550. The Killing Fields
    551. The Conqueror
    552. Trade Winds
    553. The Woman on the Beach
    554. The Little Minister (1934)
    555. Break of Hearts
    556. A Woman Rebels
    557. Quality Street (1937)
    558. Little Women (1933)
    559. Neptune’s Daughter (1949)
    560. Pagan Love Song
    561. 49th Parallel (aka The Invaders)
    562. In This Our Life
    563. Lydia
    564. This Is The Night
    565. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    566. The Garden of Eden (1928)
    567. Wings of the Morning (1937)
    568. That Certain Woman
    569. The Mad Miss Manton
    570. Young Mr. Lincoln
    571. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    572. Viva Las Vegas
    573. Strange Interlude
    574. Woman Wanted (1935)
    575. Let Us Live
    576. The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
    577. Cairo
    578. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
    579. Where Danger Lives
    580. Bell, Book and Candle
    581. Side Street (1950)
    582. Cat People (1942)
    583. The Curse of the Cat People
    584. Johnny Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
    585. Dangerous When Wet
    586. His Kind of Woman
    587. All Fall Down
    588. My Brilliant Career
    589. Ordet
    590. Awakenings
    591. Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages
    592. My Sister Eileen (1955)
    593. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (The Golem)
    594. Tickle Me
    595. My Sister Eileen (1942)
    596. The Doorway To Hell
    597. Midnight In Paris
    598. Paris When It Sizzles
    599. New York, New York
    600. The Year of Living Dangerously
    601. Bird of Paradise (1932)
    602. Julia Misbehaves
    603. Detective Story
    604. What Price Hollywood?
    605. [June] Boom!
    606. Queen Christina
    607. Anchors Aweigh
    608. The Celluloid Closet
    609. The Tree of Life
    610. Every Girl Should Be Married
    611. Love Me Tender
    612. Home Town Story
    613. Golden Boy (1939)
    614. A Letter To Three Wives
    615. The Ox-Bow Incident
    616. Ziegfeld Follies
    617. Les vampires (1915)
    618. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
    619. The Scarlet Empress
    620. Make Way For Tomorrow
    621. No Man Of Her Own (1932)
    622. The Wasp Woman (1959)
    623. Beyond the Forest
    624. Blonde Venus
    625. Super 8
    626. You Only Live Once
    627. Rope
    628. One Way Passage
    629. Beginners
    630. À nous la liberté
    631. State Fair (1933)
    632. Iron Man (1931)
    633. Mr. Popper’s Penguins
    634. X-Men: First Class
    635. The Ice Follies of 1939
    636. Fish Tank
    637. Trouble In Paradise (1932)
    638. The Boys In The Band
    639. Repulsion
    640. The Rainmaker (1956)
    641. Across The Pacific (1942)
    642. The Dark Mirror
    643. Love Letters (1945)
    644. The Stranger
    645. My Darling Clementine
    646. Paris, Texas
    647. Le procès (aka The Trial)
    648. The Big Parade
    649. The Crowd
    650. The Corpse Vanishes
    651. Invisible Ghost
    652. Baraka
    653. The Last Tycoon
    654. Duel in the Sun
    655. Fail-Safe
    656. The Great Train Robbery
    657. Bulldog Drummond’s Revenge
    658. Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937)
    659. Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
    660. Bulldog Drummond’s Peril
    661. Bulldog Drummond in Africa
    662. Bulldog Drummond Escapes
    663. Arrest Bulldog Drummond
    664. Bulldog Drummond’s Secret Police
    665. Bulldog Drummond’s Bride
    666. Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
    667. Our Hospitality
    668. Two For The Road
    669. Almost You
    670. Portrait of Jennie
    671. I’ll Be Seeing You (1944)
    672. The Playhouse
    673. The Love Nest
    674. The Electric House
    675. Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel)
    676. The Devil Is A Woman
    677. Journey Into Fear (1944)
    678. [July] The Marrying Kind
    679. Her Cardboard Lover (1942)
    680. Cops (1922)
    681. Convict 13
    682. The Scarecrow
    683. The Goat
    684. The Haunted House
    685. Hard Luck
    686. The ‘High Sign’
    687. The Tin Star
    688. Broadway Melody of 1938
    689. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
    690. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
    691. The Docks of New York
    692. The Racket (1928)
    693. Camille (1936)
    694. Red River
    695. Something Wild
    696. Queen Kelly
    697. The Pope of Greenwich Village
    698. Streets of Fire
    699. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (The Hidden Fortress)
    700. Phffft!
    701. Gold Diggers of 1933
    702. Taxi!
    703. The Strawberry Blonde
    704. The Hearts of Age
    705. What’s Up, Doc?
    706. Love Story
    707. Why Husbands Flirt [SF Silent Film Festival]
    708. Upstream (1927) [SF Silent Film Festival]
    709. I Was Born, But… [SF Silent Film Festival]
    710. The Great White Silence [SF Silent Film Festival]
    711. The Origin of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata [SF Silent Film Festival]
    712. Il Fuoco [SF Silent Film Festival]
    713. Disney’s Newman Laugh-O-Gram reel [SF Silent Film Festival]
    714. The Four Musicians of Bremen [SF Silent Film Festival]
    715. Puss In Boots (1922) [SF Silent Film Festival]
    716. Cinderella (1922) [SF Silent Film Festival]
    717. Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1922) [SF Silent Film Festival]
    718. Jack The Giant Killer (1922) [SF Silent Film Festival]
    719. Alice’s Wonderland [SF Silent Film Festival]
    720. Scoring Silent Newsreels [SF Silent Film Festival]
    721. The Blizzard [SF Silent Film Festival]
    722. The Goose Woman [SF Silent Film Festival]
    723. Chumming With Chipmunks [SF Silent Film Festival]
    724. Mr. Fix-It [SF Silent Film Festival]
    725. Die Frau, nach der man sich sehnt (The Woman Men Yearn For) [SF Silent Film Festival]
    726. Tribune-American Dream Picture [SF Silent Film Festival]
    727. Shoes (1916) [SF Silent Film Festival]
    728. Dream of a Rarebit Fiend [SF Silent Film Festival]
    729. Le Spectre Rouge [SF Silent Film Festival]
    730. The Acrobatic Fly [SF Silent Film Festival]
    731. The Thieving Hand [SF Silent Film Festival]
    732. Princess Nicotine, Or The Smoke Fairy [SF Silent Film Festival]
    733. Arthème Swallows His Clarinet [SF Silent Film Festival]
    734. The Cameraman’s Revenge [SF Silent Film Festival]
    735. Dream of a Rarebit Fiend: The Pet [SF Silent Film Festival]
    736. Filmstudie [SF Silent Film Festival]
    737. Life and Death of 9413, A Hollywood Extra [SF Silent Film Festival]
    738. Chess Fever [SF Silent Film Festival]
    739. The Nail In The Boot [SF Silent Film Festival]
    740. He Who Gets Slapped [SF Silent Film Festival]
    741. Pather Panchali
    742. The Last Waltz
    743. Under Capricorn
    744. Masculin féminin
    745. Rio Grande
    746. The Quiet Man
    747. Fort Apache
    748. A Delicate Balance
    749. Top Hat
    750. Frozen Alive
    751. Dementia 13
    752. The King of Comedy
    753. 30 Minutes of Less
    754. Captain America: The First Avenger
    755. Things Change
    756. A Thousand Clowns
    757. Letty Lynton
    758. The China Syndrome
    759. Daughters of the Dust
    760. The Front Page (1931)
    761. The Spanish Prisoner
    762. We’re Not Dressing
    763. [August] Devil and the Deep
    764. Rain
    765. House of Games
    766. The Blue Gardenia
    767. Julia (1977)
    768. It’s Love I’m After
    769. Made For Each Other (1939)
    770. Save The Tiger
    771. My Cousin Rachel
    772. Warlock (1959)
    773. Weekend (1967)
    774. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    775. The Long Voyage Home
    776. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
    777. Klute
    778. Me and Rubyfruit
    779. Hell’s Angels
    780. Meek’s Cutoff
    781. Limbo (1999)
    782. Barry Lyndon
    783. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
    784. Prizzi’s Honor
    785. The Smiling Lieutenant
    786. A Yank At Oxford
    787. Night Tide
    788. With A Song In My Heart
    789. Going The Distance (2010)
    790. The Bride Came C.O.D.
    791. Dodge City
    792. Summer and Smoke
    793. Un long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement)
    794. Glengarry Glen Ross
    795. 42nd Street
    796. Arise, My Love
    797. Nickelodeon
    798. Bells Are Ringing
    799. Lady in the Lake
    800. The Last Command
    801. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
    802. La ley del deseo (Law of Desire)
    803. Norma Rae
    804. Source Code
    805. Advise & Consent
    806. La flor de mi secreto (The Flower of My Secret)
    807. Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
    808. Bottle Rocket
    809. One Day (2011)
    810. The Help
    811. Watching The Detectives
    812. 2010: The Year We Make Contact
    813. High Anxiety
    814. Cape Fear (1991) 
    815. Bluebeard (1944)
    816. Caged
    817. The Door with Seven Locks (aka Chamber of Horrors)
    818. Les misérables (1935)
    819. The Screaming Skull
    820. Holiday (1930)
    821. When Ladies Meet (1933)
    822. Easy Living
    823. A Blueprint For Murder
    824. Ride Lonesome
    825.  Silent Movie
    826. Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter
    827. The Constant Nymph (1943)
    828. The Mystery of the Mary Celeste (aka Phantom Ship)
    829. Rio Bravo
    830. Scared To Death
    831. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945)
    832. Clash By Night
    833. Three Days of the Condor
    834. New In Town
    835. [September] Watership Down
    836. Life of an American Fireman
    837. Three Coins In The Fountain
    838. 8 Mile
    839. The ChubbChubbs!
    840. Fait d’Hiver (Gridlock)
    841. Down By Law
    842. Short Cuts
    843. Mysterious Skin
    844. Fort Apache, The Bronx
    845. Coquette
    846. Spirited Away
    847. Vivacious Lady
    848. The Big Country
    849. Crazy, Stupid, Love.
    850.  The Grifters
    851. They All Laughed
    852. Highball
    853. Stranger Than Paradise
    854. Contagion
    855. Mean Streets
    856. The Hospital
    857. Lady Killer
    858. Johnny Guitar
    859. The New Tenants
    860. Mona Lisa (1986)
    861. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula
    862. Lola rennt (aka Run Lola Run)
    863. All That Jazz
    864. The Critic
    865. She Done Him Wrong
    866. Drive
    867. Jane Eyre (2011)
    868. Thor
    869. Permanent Vacation
    870. The Man With The Golden Arm
    871. Harry and Tonto
    872. Foreign Correspondent
    873. God of Love
    874. All That Heaven Allows
    875. Magnificent Obsession (1954)
    876. Marked Woman
    877. Man With The Movie Camera
    878. Bull Durham
    879. Night On Earth
    880. They Drive by Night (a.k.a. The Road to Frisco)
    881. Night Nurse
    882. Mystery Train
    883. You and Me
    884. Directed By John Ford
    885. Buena Vista Social Club
    886. Other Men’s Women
    887. Three on a Match
    888. Elmer Gantry
    889. All The Fine Young Cannibals
    890. The Professionals
    891. Who’s That Knocking at My Door
    892. The Cabin In The Cotton
    893. Ready (2002)
    894. Sleep (2002)
    895. The Player
    896. Good Morning Vietnam
    897. Machine Gun Preacher
    898. The File on Thelma Jordon
    899. The Long Goodbye
    900. California Split
    901. Kundun
    902. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    903. What’s Your Number?
    904. Coney Island (1917)
    905. Romeo and Juliet (1936)
    906. [October] 50/50
    907. The Cat and the Canary (1927)
    908. 3 Bad Men
    909. Out West
    910. The Angel Wore Red
    911. Murder With Pictures
    912. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
    913. The Navigator
    914. Steamboat Bill, Jr.
    915. Real Steel
    916. Dream House (2011)
    917. Fool For Love
    918. Vincent (1982)
    919. In The Name of the Father
    920. For The Birds
    921. The Limits of Control
    922. Geri’s Game
    923. The Old Man and the Sea (1999)
    924. The Ides of March
    925. Spider (2007)
    926. And The Red Man Went Green
    927. Take Shelter
    928. Island of Lost Souls
    929. The Big Trail
    930. Brighton Rock (1947)
    931. The Saphead
    932. Validation
    933. Balance
    934. The Big Year
    935. F For Fake
    936. The Heart of the World
    937. Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair
    938. L’arroseur arrosé
    939. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1952)
    940. An Exercise in Discipline – Peel
    941. Lady of the Tropics
    942. Audrey Rose
    943. Three Smart Girls
    944. The Great Gatsby (1949)
    945. In My Merry Oldsmobile
    946. Micmacs
    947. The Capture
    948. Der er en yndig mand (This Charming Man)
    949. West Bank Story
    950. The Evictors
    951. Mr. Arkadin
    952. Midnight Express
    953. Dead Man
    954. I Married A Witch
    955. When It Rains
    956. Passionless Moments
    957. Istället för abrakadabra (Instead of Abracadabra)
    958. Around The World With Orson Welles
    959. Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley
    960. The Falklands Play
    961. Margaret (2009)
    962. Lifted
    963. Kiwi!
    964. Presto
    965. In The Bedroom
    966. The Cat That Hated People
    967. La piel que habito (The Skin I Live In)
    968. Sayonara
    969. Arizona (1940)
    970. All Good Things
    971. George Lucas In Love
    972. The Black Cat (1934)
    973. The Invisible Ray
    974. Pleasures of War
    975. The Powers of Ten
    976. Miss Austen Regrets
    977. Suburban Plight
    978. Blood and Sand (1941)
    979. Videodrome
    980. Martha Marcy May Marlene
    981. Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque
    982. In Old Arizona
    983. ‘Neath the Arizona Skies
    984. Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse
    985. [November] The Big Combo
    986. Straw Dogs (1971)
    987. Detour (1945)
    988. Bigger Than Life
    989. Kansas City Confidential
    990. A Stolen Life
    991. Multi-Facial
    992. Black Button
    993. Alma (2009)
    994. Suddenly
    995. The Killer is Loose
    996. Vera Cruz
    997. I Wake Up Screaming
    998. Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
    999. Footlight Parade
    1000. Withnail & I
    1001. Killer’s Kiss
    1002. Her Night of Romance
    1003. Her Sister From Paris
    1004. Sudden Fear
    1005. Hollywood Party
    1006. Impact
    1007. House By The River
    1008. The Man Who Fell To Earth
    1009. Boomerang!
    1010. Om natten (At Night)
    1011. Romancing the Stone
    1012. Caught
    1013. Three Ages
    1014. 7th Heaven
    1015. Two Rode Together
    1016. I Walk Alone
    1017. Shock
    1018. The Descendants
    1019. Among the Living
    1020. Angel Face
    1021. The Big Knife
    1022. 99 River Street
    1023. Tanghi Argentini (Tonight Argentina)
    1024. Il supplente (The Substitute)
    1025. Death By Scrabble
    1026. Criss Cross
    1027. Human Desire
    1028.  The San Francisco Story
    1029. He Ran All The Way
    1030. My Week With Marilyn
    1031. Witness To Murder
    1032. Woody Allen: A Documentary
    1033. Hugo
    1034. Fear in the Night
    1035. The Muppets
    1036. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
    1037. Hangover Square
    1038. Water For Elephants
    1039. The Turning Point (1952)
    1040. Don’t Bother To Knock
    1041. The Farmer’s Daughter
    1042. The Reckless Moment
    1043. Melancholia
    1044. The Redhead and the Cowboy
    1045. Panic in the Streets
    1046. In Old Chicago
    1047. Untamed Heart
    1048. Armored Car Robbery
    1049. Cause For Alarm
    1050. Les Diaboliques
    1051. The Artist
    1052. [December] Adventure in Manhattan
    1053. The Prince and the Showgirl
    1054. Moneyball
    1055. We Bought A Zoo
    1056. Xanadu
    1057. Shame
    1058. River of No Return
    1059. The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
    1060. 9
    1061. College (1927)
    1062. Boxcar Bertha
    1063. The Gentle Sex
    1064. These Three
    1065. Natural Born Killers
    1066. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
    1067. Death Takes A Holiday
    1068. Underworld (1927)
    1069. Johnny Suede
    1070. The Quatermass Xperiment
    1071. Plot Device
    1072. Young Adult
    1073. Weird Science
    1074. Career Opportunities
    1075. Chimes At Midnight
    1076. C Me Dance
    1077. Zombie High (aka The School That Ate My Brain)
    1078. Bridesmaids
    1079. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
    1080. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
    1081. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
    1082. A Dangerous Method
    1083. Carnage
    1084. Fort Bowie
    1085. The Last Sunset
    1086. Albert Nobbs
    1087. We Need to Talk About Kevin
    1088. Man in the Shadow
    1089. Apache
    1090. Rampart
    1091. Another Earth
    1092. J. Edgar
    1093. Invitation to a Gunfighter
    1094. Young Man With Ideas
    1095. Warrior
    1096. The Vikings
    1097. Scrooge (1970)
    1098. L’arbre de Noël (aka The Christmas Tree)
    1099. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
    1100. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
    1101. Indestructible Man
    1102. Divorzio all’italiana (Divorce – Italian Style)
    1103. War Horse
    1104. Young Dr. Kildare 
    1105. Calling Dr. Kildare
    1106. The Secret of Dr. Kildare
    1107. Dr. Kildare’s Strange Case
    1108. Dr. Kildare Goes Home 
    1109. Dr. Kildare’s Crisis
    1110. The People vs. Dr. Kildare
    1111. Dr. Kildare’s Wedding Day
    1112. Dr. Kildare’s Victory
    1113. The Devil’s Double
    1114. Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (A Separation)
    1115. The Last Temptation of Christ
    1116. Eyes Wide Shut
    1117. Le notti bianche

Here is a breakdown by decade. I would like to point out that this skews very classic because that’s what I really focused on this year. I have been actively watching films since I was about four years old (just ask my parents), so I’ve seen A LOT of films from the 80s on already in my life. I have a few holes in those decades, this is true, but for the most part I’ve got them covered already.

1880s: 1
1890s:
6
1900s:
13
1910s:
14
1920s:
87
1930s:
247
1940s:
188
1950s:
168
1960s:
94
1970s:
64
1980s:
62
1990s:
49
2000s:
60
2010s: 64

Last year I also picked twenty films as my favorite new-to-me films of the year. I found this to be an impossible task this year. Each month I picked five, so if you read those posts, you can get a little glimpse into some of the films I loved at the time. I will say, however, that there was one film that I loved above all. Yes, out of the 1,117 films there is one film that I can definitely call “my favorite.” It’s a film I watched for the first time in February and since then have watched about ten more times. That would be none other than Martin Scorsese’s 1985 film After Hours.

I just love this film so much. It’s one Kafkaesque night in the life of a word processor stuck in SoHo whose only desire is to go home, something that appears to be impossible. Every time I watch this film I find something new about it to love. There are hundreds of films I watched this year that are definitely worth your time, but if you only feel you can handle watching one of them, I say you make it this one.

So that brings us up to speed with 2011 and leaves us wondering what 2012 will hold. Well, I’ve yet to watch a film so far this year (it’s just about 1PM my time), but the day is young. I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep up this heavy pace of film watching, but I will do my best to watch at least one new-to-me film a day. I will say, my one film watching New Year’s resolution is to watch more classic world cinema. I’ve got France pretty well covered (though, I’m still missing a few from there as well), but I need to see more classic Italian and German and Swedish and Russian and Japanese and Indian and Spanish and and and so many other foreign film industries. So, as I work through 2012 in film, I will try my best to include more cinema from around the world. I hope you follow me through that journey as well. Happy New Year to you all and may 2012 be filled with even more great cinematic discoveries!

About cinemafanatic

Cinephile to the max.

Posted on January 1, 2012, in 2011 in Films and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Amazing year! Even though I think I followed you on Twitter before 2011, I’ve really enjoyed reading your feed and this site for the past year. If anything, you’re proof that there’s someone out there that’s possibly more insane than me (I only managed to watch like 750 movies this year).

    Also, After Hours! I only saw that for the first time about five years ago and loved it; I wasn’t sure what I’d think about Scorsese doing that kind of movie, but I was probably an idiot back then. Either way, he proved me wrong.

    Anyway, happy New Year to you–good luck with all the movie watching and school and stuff in 2012.

  2. I am so shocked with the amount of movies you saw that I can’t….. woah
    YOU ROBOT!

  3. Good googly moogly — that’s a lot of movies! What an impressive list! I found your write-up on After Hours to be very interesting — I tried to watch it several years ago when it was suggested to me as a “neo-noir,” but I couldn’t get through it. I think that it was so different from my expectations that I just couldn’t appreciate it. After reading your comments, though, I believe I will give it another try.

    • I definitely wouldn’t describe After Hours as a “neo noir” and could definitely see how if that’s what you were expecting, you’d be sorely disappointed. It’s a black comedy if it’s anything.

  4. All you posting above – remember those were all the New To Her movies LOL. She also saw many movies for the first time on the big screen including GWTW and others at the TCM film festival last spring and at the Castro – and at the silent film festival. She is a film watching machine and remembers every detail in her steel trap brain 🙂

    I love how you see the connections in these movies 🙂 And BTW she has watched a movie today.

  5. WOW. That is an insane amount of movies… sounds like you had an amazing year!

  6. Wow, sounds like you had an amazing film-watching year!

  7. impressive. high five on Shoot the Piano Player! i think The Hustler is the best movie that’s new-to-me that i saw this year.

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