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iCM Favorite Movies Challenge (2021–2022)

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Goal:
Watch as many movies as you can from the iCM Forum's Favorite Movies List (2021 Edition).

Rules:
- Any single item on the list counts as an entry. This means that Berlin Alexanderplatz and Duck Amuck will each count as one point.
- Rewatches not allowed, though they are good for the soul.

Challenge runs until the next update in April 2022.

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Participants:

connordenney - 9
Fergenaprido - 5
klaus78 - 3
beasterne - 3
Teproc - 3
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Seen: 593/1001
Highest unseen: #081 Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)

Starting the new thread. One question for people who intend to participate: Would you want rewatches to be allowed? I never have allowed them in this challenge every year, but seems like we're moving in that direction as a forum. This was originally intended to be a challenge for people who wanted to make their way through the list, but no need to keep it that way if others disagree.
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01. #165 The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1977)

Seen: 594/1001
Highest unseen: #081 Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
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01. #165 The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1977)
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I keep thinking I'm going to stop participating in this challenge, but then I keep joining every year. :P

I don't care if rewatches are allowed or not. It's not a challenge I seek to win, just one I use to keep track of my progress on the list. I went from 603 to 594 after the update (and from 88 to 85 of the top 100, which almost completely set me back to where I was a year ago [84]), and it feels like there were a lot of changes this year compared to others, so there should be plenty of unseen films that appeal to me. Probably won't hit either target, but hey, something to shoot for. Besides, it's about the journey not the destination, right? ... Right?

If I can find a list of them on icm, I'll also track the runners up this year (1002-2000) since those films have a chance to break (back) into the Top 1001.

Starting at 594/1001 and 85/100.
Targets are 650/1001 and 90/100.
Currently at 594/1001 and 85/100.

As always, BOLD will be on my list for next year, ITALICS might make it.
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02. #081 Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)

Seen: 595/1001
Highest unseen: #106 Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)
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01. #165 The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1977)
02. #081 Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
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Hadn't seen three in the new edition:

#959 Vera Drake (2004) 8/10
#721 Ordinary People (1980) 7/10
#714 La femme de l'aviateur (1981) 7/10
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03. #106 Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)

Seen: 596/1001
Highest unseen: #120 Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
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01. #165 The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1977)
02. #081 Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
03. #106 Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)
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I'll join! Looking to continue to progress on this list as I watch more forum favorites.

Stats at the start of the challenge:

Seen: 673/1001
Highest Unseen: #81 Zerkalo

Watches since the list updated:

1. The Young Girls of Rochefort (9/10)
2. Le Samourai (6/10)

Now 675/1001, highest unseen still #81 Zerkalo
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04. #520 After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985)

Seen: 597/1001
Highest unseen: #120 Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
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01. #165 The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1977)
02. #081 Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
03. #106 Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)
04. #520 After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985)
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1. #547 Saving Private Ryan (1998) - 8.2
A. #1699 Team America: World Police (2004) - 7.8

Starting at 594/1001 and 85/100.
Targets are 650/1001 and 90/100.
Currently at 595/1001 and 85/100.

As always, BOLD will be on my list for next year, ITALICS might make it.
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05. #455 Port of Shadows (Marcel Carné, 1938)

Seen: 598/1001
Highest unseen: #120 Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
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01. #165 The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1977)
02. #081 Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
03. #106 Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)
04. #520 After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985)
05. #455 Port of Shadows (Marcel Carné, 1938)
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06. #564 The Hustler (Robert Rossen, 1961) - 5/10
07. #120 Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985) - 4/10

Seen: 600/1001
Highest unseen: #125 Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)
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01. #165 The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1977) - 6/10
02. #081 Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975) - 6/10
03. #106 Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982) - 6/10
04. #520 After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985) - 5/10
05. #455 Port of Shadows (Marcel Carné, 1938) - 6/10
06. #564 The Hustler (Robert Rossen, 1961) - 5/10
07. #120 Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985) - 4/10
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3. #189 Dancer in the Dark (8/10)
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1. The Young Girls of Rochefort (9/10)
2. Le Samourai (6/10)
3. #189 Dancer in the Dark (8/10)
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08. #423 The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962) - 6/10

Seen: 601/1001
Highest unseen: #125 Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)
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01. #165 The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1977) - 6/10
02. #081 Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975) - 6/10
03. #106 Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982) - 6/10
04. #520 After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985) - 5/10
05. #455 Port of Shadows (Marcel Carné, 1938) - 6/10
06. #564 The Hustler (Robert Rossen, 1961) - 5/10
07. #120 Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985) - 4/10
08. #423 The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962) - 6/10
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1. #215 - Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (Michael Haneke, 2009) - 7/10

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#215 - Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (Michael Haneke, 2009)
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09. #358 The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969) - 5/10

Seen: 602/1001
Highest unseen: #125 Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)
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01. #165 The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1977) - 6/10
02. #081 Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975) - 6/10
03. #106 Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982) - 6/10
04. #520 After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985) - 5/10
05. #455 Port of Shadows (Marcel Carné, 1938) - 6/10
06. #564 The Hustler (Robert Rossen, 1961) - 5/10
07. #120 Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985) - 4/10
08. #423 The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962) - 6/10
09. #358 The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969) - 5/10
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2. #130 - Sanshô dayû (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954) - 6/10
3. #486 - The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973) - 8/10

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#130 - Sanshô dayû (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
#215 - Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (Michael Haneke, 2009)
#486 - #486 - The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)
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2. #675 Jalsaghar [The Music Room] (1958) - 7.8
B. #1333 I vitelloni (1953) - 7.4
3. #307 Walkabout (1971) - 7.6
4. #963 Monsieur Verdoux (1947) - 7.8
C. #1737 Ringu [The Ring] (1998) - 7.6
5. #723 Limelight (1952) - 8.0
D. #1920 The Brood (1979) - 7.4
0. #320 The Kid (1921) - 7.6 (REWATCH, upgraded from 7.2)

Starting at 594/1001 and 85/100.
Targets are 650/1001 and 90/100.
Currently at 599/1001 and 85/100.

As always, BOLD will be on my list for next year, ITALICS might make it.
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1. #547 Saving Private Ryan (1998) - 8.2
A. #1699 Team America: World Police (2004) - 7.8
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4. #508 - India Song (Marguerite Duras, 1975) - 4/10

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#130 - Sanshô dayû (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
#215 - Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (Michael Haneke, 2009)
#486 - The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)
#508 - India Song (Marguerite Duras, 1975)
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5. #109 - L'avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) - 6/10

5/364
#109 - L'avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)
#130 - Sanshô dayû (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
#215 - Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (Michael Haneke, 2009)
#486 - The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)
#508 - India Song (Marguerite Duras, 1975)
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6. #216 - L'eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962) - 5/10

6/364
#109 - L'avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)
#130 - Sanshô dayû (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
#215 - Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (Michael Haneke, 2009)
#216 - L'eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962)
#486 - The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)
#508 - India Song (Marguerite Duras, 1975)
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