The Criterion Challenge 2022

Welcome to the second annual "The Criterion Challenge" where we celebrate The Criterion Collection. The overwhelming support and participation from the inaugural challenge made this return a no brainer.

There are 52 categories - one for each week. Watch any Criterion related film in connection to the categories between 1/1/22-12/31/22 that have been released on Laserdisc, VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, or has been featured on The Criterion Channel streaming service. The films can be watched daily, weekly, or monthly, and in any order! I would like for all picks to be first time watches but will leave that up to you.

Helpful links:
The Complete Criterion Collection
The Criterion Collection by Spine Number
Every Film Available on The Criterion Channel

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  • The Player

    1

  • Safety Last!

    2

  • Grand Illusion

    3

  • The Red Shoes

    4

  • Tokyo Story

    5

  • Harakiri

    6

  • Two-Lane Blacktop

    7

  • Dressed to Kill

    8

  • Breaking the Waves

    9

  • Memories of Murder

    10

  • The Lure

    11

  • The Shop on Main Street

    12

  • First Man into Space

    13

  • Bob Dylan - Dont Look Back

    14

  • Yi Yi

    15

  • Je, Tu, Il, Elle

    16

  • Fox and His Friends

    17

  • As Tears Go By

    18

  • Beau Travail

    19

  • Klute

    20

  • Down by Law

    21

  • ...And God Created Woman

    22

  • Day of Wrath

    23

  • Thief

    24

  • The Double Life of Véronique

    25

  • Taste of Cherry

    26

  • Amores Perros

    27

  • Black Girl

    28

  • Claire's Knee

    29

  • The Last Picture Show

    30

  • Peeping Tom

    31

  • Eating Raoul

    32

  • Crash

    33

  • Equinox

    34

  • Belladonna of Sadness

    35

  • La Ciénaga

    36

  • Fat Girl

    37

  • Sons of the Desert

    38

  • The Fugitive Kind

    39

  • Multiple Maniacs

    40

  • Donkey Skin

    41

  • A Woman Is a Woman

    42

  • The 400 Blows

    43

  • This Sporting Life

    44

  • Ace in the Hole

    45

  • Hunger

    46

  • Jellyfish Eyes

    47

  • Naked Lunch

    48

  • Tiny Furniture

    49

  • Europa Europa

    50

  • Beauty and the Beast

    51

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    52