The new year brings an exciting new viewing challenge.
What are viewing challenges?
It’s where we try and watch a minimum number of movies of a certain type. They are usually themed based on the month(s). For example, around Halloween, horror movies and holiday movies during the holidays.
Any movie watcher is welcome to participate. You do not need a blog or website, but do need some way to track the movies you’ve watched during the challenge. Fortunately, there are several free services available.
This will be interactive movie viewing challenge #3. Here are the others:
- 2019 October Viewing Challenge: 66+ Horror Movies Viewed In October (completed: 74 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
- 2019 Holiday Viewing Challenge: 25+ Christmas Movies Viewed 11/1-12/25/19 (completed: 25 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
- 2020 January Viewing Challenge: 21+ New/Unseen Movies (new!)
January 2020 Viewing Challenge Goal
21+ new/unseen movies watched from January 1-31, 2020.
Movies watched during these dates can be in the theater and/or streamed on whatever service you like. There are free, ad-supported services, too, so don’t necessarily have to use a paid subscription service. Since unseen movies are included, you can watch movies on free channels like IMDB, ROKU and others. The Internet Archive offers some free movies in the public domain.
Hint: there are 11+ new movies coming to theaters in January 2020, so if you watch every movie opening wide in the theaters, you’ll only need to watch 10 more movies, or like 2-3 new movies per week.
How To Participate
Just keep track of all the new movies you’ve watched in from today, January 1, 2020 until midnight January 31, 2020. Sites like Letterboxd make it easy to do. Tag them with #jan2020challenge.
Just started today and have already watched, rated and reviewed four new/unseen movies:
- Lady Bird ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Easy To Learn, Hard To Master: The Fate of Atari ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- The Fanatic ⭐️⭐️
- What Men Want ⭐️⭐️½
A month or so from this post, the results will be posted in a recap. If you notify me in the comments below that you’re participating and/or through trackback ping, you’ll be linked in the recap post.
It’s fun and free to participate. I hope others join in too! Happy movie watching!