#BlogElul via the Movies – Movie List Wrap-Up

Although Elul is history, the baseball stat kid in me was curious about all the different movies I used in the 29 #BlogElul via the Movies posts.

Whether in passing or extended discussion, I referred to 87 different movies. No movie was mentioned more than twice – although 9 did get a double dose.

The oldest movie was The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). The most recent was The Hobbit which comes out December 14, 2012. I tried to use more familiar and more recent films a a general rule.

To my surprise, I used only 1 Godfather movie – and it was Part III. I found a way to use all six Rocky movies including the first two twice.

I only used Indiana Jones and the Kingdom the Crystal Skull (in a disaparaging manner) and none of the other Raiders films (Want to buy this blogger a gift? The trilogy + the bad 4 th one just came out on Blu-Ray)

Not counting Dredd and The Hobbit, which haven’t been released, I have not seen only one of the films I used (Guesses?)

Best film I used: The Princess Bride

Worst film I used: Patch Adams (but Rocky V is close)

What’s the best film on this list in your opinion?

What’s the worst film on the list?

Here’s the full list:


…And Justice For All
(500) Days of Summer
A Fish Called Wanda
Alice in Wonderland
All the President’s Men
American Beauty
American Pie
Apollo 13
Away from Her
Cedar Rapids
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Chicken Run
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Easy A
Edward Scissorhands
Erin Brockovich
ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
Everything Must Go
Hairspray (1988)
Hairspray (2007)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
It’s a Wonderful Life
Julie & Juia
King Kong
Kramer vs. Kramer
Men in Black 3
Michael Clayton
Moonrise Kingdom
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Patch Adams
Requiem for a Dream
Return of the Jedi
Rock of Ages
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V
Rocky Balboa
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Star Wars
The Artist
The China Syndrome
The Constant Gardener
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
The Descendants
The Godfather: Part III
The Help
The Hobbit
The Hunger Games
The Informant!
The Insider
The Iron Giant
The Little Mermaid
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Princess Bride
The Producers (1968)
The Producers (2005)
The Ten Commandments
Total Recall (2011)
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Vanilla Sky
When Harry Met Sally
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Working Girl

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