Pictured: 2019 Doubling the Canon nominees King Rat and The Long and the Short and the Tall.
Watch as many war movies as you can from March 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019.
- Each feature film (over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- 60 minutes of short films counts as one entry.
- 120 minutes of TV episodes counts as one entry.
- 1 episode of any miniseries counts as one entry.
- Rewatches are allowed and are good for the soul.
- Please include year of release when listing your viewings.
I will be (time permitting) tracking all feature films (not shorts or TV episodes) watched for this Challenge. I do not, however, have the spare time to endlessly research everything. I'm not about to guess what you have seen, so if you post films without years of release or with an obscure alternative title, I will simply leave your viewings out of any weekly stat updates.
I reserve the right to exclude participants who intentionally number their viewings incorrectly. If you play the game, you're expected to play properly.
Final results will be posted between 2:30pm and 3:00pm GMT on April 2 - at which point it will have been April everywhere in the world for more than a whole day. While you are welcome to post updates beyond this point, any such updates will not be included in the final results. Your choice whether you miss the deadline or not; besides, if it's April on your side of the world, shouldn't you be starting on one of next month's challenges, mm?
Stuck for ideas of what to watch? Look no further:
101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
IMDb Top War Films
DTC War Nominees
Children and War
Alternative War Movies (under 250 checks)
Vietnam War Moves (definitive list)
iCM Forum's Favourite War Movies
Paste's 100 Greatest War Movies
BONUS CHALLENGE: Watch as many 2019 Doubling the Canon nominated war movies as you can! (list)
1. 72allinncallme - 18
2. blocho - 1.5
I won't be keeping track of what is and is not eligible, so if you want your stats to be tracked for the Bonus Challenge, please include 'DTC nominee' along with the title.
BONUS BONUS CHALLENGE: Get an extra 0.5 points in the Bonus Challenge if you watch either King Rat or The Long and the Short and the Tall.
Competing in the other Official Challenges this month?
French War Movies (note: some of the co-productions are probably not eligible for the France Challenge)
I don't have a list for War Movies directed by women, but The Hurt Locker and Seven Beauties are personal recommendations.
This Challenge has been run twice before in an Official capacity.
2017 Challenge - hosted by some guy called sol and won by 72allinncallme with 143 points
2014 Challenge - hosted by Cippenham and won by 3eyes with 27 points
This thread will be updated at least once a day (more often if I am around and feel like it). Since I am updating manually, I would appreciate it if you list new films seen in a new post. If you would prefer just to endlessly edit your original post, please let me know so that I remember to check your post. Happy
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