Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2018 Movie Stats

This year I watched 230 new-to-me movies and 44 movies that were rewatches.
New to me: 230 (215 pre-1970, 15 post-1970)
Rewatches: 44 (34 pre-1970, 10 post-1970)
Total: 274 (249 pre-1970, 25 post-1970)

Where I watched them:
TCM: 207 (10 rewatches)
Library: 21 (5 rewatches)
Personal DVD: 33 + 3 VHS (27 rewatches)
YouTube: 3
Netflix or Amazon Prime: 4 (all post-1970)
Other (TV, website, Redbox): 3
Theater: 0

Here are my top ten movie discoveries:


2/4: Roughly Speaking (1945) - Rosalind Russell & Jack Carson
2/7: Battleground (1949) - Van Johnson, Ricardo Montalban, etc.
2/20: Mystery Street (1950) - Ricardo Montalban, Elsa Lanchester
3/1: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) - Robert Donat & Greer Garson
4/23: The Smallest Show on Earth (1957) - Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford
5/10: Sabotage Agent (1943) - Robert Donat & Valerie Hobson, Glynis Johns (Originally The Adventures of Tartu)
9/17: Summertime (1955) - Katharine Hepburn & Rossano Brazzi
10/29: The Ghost Goes West (1936) - Robert Donat
12/3: The Divorce of Lady X (1938) - Merle Oberon & Laurence Olivier
12/6: His Kind of Woman (1951) - Robert Mitchum & Jane Russell, Raymond Burr

Last year I should have included Act of Violence (1949) and Period of Adjustment (1962) in my top ten, both of which I had watched near the end of the year. I guess I couldn't kick anything off of my list.


Classics I finally watched:
The Most Dangerous Game (1932) - Joel McCrea & Fay Wray
Wuthering Heights (1939) - Laurence Olivier & Merle Oberon, David Niven, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Flora Robson
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) - Robert Donat & Greer Garson
    Mildred Pierce (1945) - Joan Crawford, Anne Blyth, Jack Carson, Eve Arden

    The Red Shoes (1948) - Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook

    From Here to Eternity (1953) - Montgomery Clift & Donna Reed, Burt Lancaster & Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra

    Mon Oncle (1958 - French) - Jacques Tati 

    South Pacific (1958) - Rossano Brazzi & Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Juanita Hall

    Oceans 11 (1960) - Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, Angie Dickinson 

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Harrison Ford & Karen Allen

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) - Harrison Ford
Number of movies per decade:

1920s: 1 + Shorts
1930s: 62 (6 rewatches)
1940s: 94 (12 rewatches)
1950s: 67 (12 rewatches)
1960s: 24 (4 rewatches)
1970s: 0 (0 rewatches)
1980s: 7 (3 rewatches)
1990s: 6 (3 rewatches)
2000s: 4 (4 rewatches)
2010s: 8 (0 rewatches)

Number of movies per month:

January: 40 (4 rewatches)
February: 29 (3 rewatches)
March: 33 (3 rewatches)
April: 16 (4 rewatches)
May: 20 (2 rewatches)
June: 16 (0 rewatches)
July: 18 (0 rewatches)
August: 24 (2 rewatches)
September: 17 (3 rewatches)
October: 17 (9 rewatches)
November: 19 (5 rewatches)
December: 25 (9 rewatches)

Most Watched (Leading) Movie Stars:

Robert Ryan - 16 films
Deborah Kerr - 8 films
Clark Gable - 8 films
Charles Boyer - 8 films
Joan Crawford - 7 films
Joel McCrea - 7 films

Robert Donat, Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Esther Williams, Jack Carson - 6 films

Rossano Brazzi, Jean Simmons, Eve Arden, Myrna Loy, Ingrid Bergman, Ginger Rogers, Van Johnson, Marsha Hunt, Frank Morgan - 5 films

Stars I discovered/grew to love/admire:

Robert Donat
Deborah Kerr
Glynis Johns
Rossano Brazzi
Really discovered these three at the end of last year (had seen Kerr and Johns in other movies previously). Don't really know why I left Johns off of last years list.
Had seen Brazzi in several movies before but was unimpressed until this year
when I watched South Pacific which started a major (ongoing) crush.

*To see last years stats click here.


  1. Whoa! You watched a lot in 2018! I don't believe that I've seen any of your favorites though. I've seen South Pacific once, and I didn't like it at the time, but I think I might now.

    1. It's nearly 50 down from last year! However, I did go out of town for over a month. I would highly recommend Battleground. I want to get it on bluray as the cinematography is absolutely breathtaking!

      I didn't like all of South Pacific. Some of it was a little corny but I enjoyed it a lot more than I had anticipated.

  2. What a fun batch of stats! I finally got to see Raiders of the Lost Ark on the big screen this year, which was amazing. It was a staple of my teen years, and I still love it dearly.

  3. Wow, very impressive!! I finally watched the Indiana Jones movies last year too, though, I still can't figure out why exactly it took me so long to get to them.

    "Summertime" is one I keep meaning to see and was all ready to include it in a Hepburn mini-marathon, but then I watched "The Christmas that Almost Wasn't" and am pretty sure I've had enough of Brazzi for awhile. :p

    1. There's a lot of "classics" that I know I'll watch one day but I just take a long time to actually watch them despite having the opportunity several times.

      Sometimes you have to wait to be in a certain mood to watch a movie so it's wise of you to wait for Summertime :)

  4. Rossano Brazzi is so handsome! However I must admit I'm not too much a fan of South Pacific. I'm impressed by the number of films you watched! It always amazed me when people think classic films are hard to find. They aren't at all!

    1. I didn't particularly like a lot of SP, it just made me see Brazzi differently. And yes! While most of the movies I watched were from TCM which not everyone has, if I didn't have it I would still have been able to see many new-to-me old movies!