ONTD Monthly Movie Challenge – May 2020

Tasks provided by Buzzybhn

Tasks:
1. May 1st is Space Day. Watch any movie about space, taking place in space, or someone heading to space, whatever.
2. May 6th marks the 15th anniversary of Crash, widely known as one of the worst Best Picture winners of all time. Watch any movie that was nominated for Best Picture and has a Metacritic score of 70 or below (Moulin Rouge! being an option is offensive, it doesn’t deserve this disrespect).
3. Watch any movie featured on the Letterboxd list of the 50 most obsessively rewatched films.
4. Watch any movie set in LA.
5. Watch any streaming original movie (maybe it was always an original or became one after theater closures, it…

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    1. May 1st is Space Day. Watch any movie about space, taking place in space, or someone heading to space, whatever.

    Watched on VOD (5/10/20)

  • A Few Good Men

    A Few Good Men

    ★★★

    2. May 6th marks the 15th anniversary of Crash, widely known as one of the worst Best Picture winners of all time. Watch any movie that was nominated for Best Picture and has a Metacritic score of 70 or below (Moulin Rouge! being an option is offensive, it doesn’t deserve this disrespect).

    Watched on AMC (5/29/20)
    *rewatch

    Other options The Godfather III, Field of Dreams

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    3. Watch any movie featured on the Letterboxd list of the 50 most obsessively rewatched films.

    Watched on DVD (5/3/20)
    *rewatch

    Other options Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (DVD)

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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★★

    4. Watch any movie set in LA.

    Watched on HBO (5/9/20)
    *rewatch

    My List for the LA Showdown

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  • The Last Thing He Wanted

    The Last Thing He Wanted

    5. Watch any streaming original movie (maybe it was always an original or became one after theater closures, it doesn’t matter).

    Watched on Netflix (5/1/20)

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  • Skate Kitchen

    Skate Kitchen

    6 and 7. Twin Films. Every so often movies come out around the same time that are pretty identical. Watch any 2 movies that came out around the same time and are similar (HERE is some ideas, but there are definitely more options out there).

    Available on Hulu

    Other options A Quite Place (Amazon Prime)

  • mid90s

    mid90s

    ★★★★

    6 and 7. Twin Films. Every so often movies come out around the same time that are pretty identical. Watch any 2 movies that came out around the same time and are similar (HERE is some ideas, but there are definitely more options out there).

    Watched on Amazon Prime (5/27/20)

    Other options The Silence (Netflix)

  • Sword of Trust

    Sword of Trust

    ★★½

    8. Watch any movie featured on Rotten Tomatoes list of the 150 Best Films Directed by women in the 21st century.

    Watched on Showtime (5/2/20)

    Other options Mudbound (Netflix), Honey Boy (Amazon Prime)

  • The Big Red One

    The Big Red One

    ★★★★

    9. Watch any movie that was released the year you were born.

    Watched on Sundance (5/22/20)

    Other options Dressed to Kill (Pluto), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (DVD)

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  • A Private War

    A Private War

    ★★★★

    10. Stanley Tucci is seemingly in everything. Watch a movie he’s in.

    Watched on Amazon Prime (5/17/20)

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