We always have a viewing challenge happening at this blog. Feel free to join in!
Here’s your chance as a reader and movie lover to get interactive. If you have a blog, even better, then blog your movies watched and reviewed and let us know.
Before getting to the newest challenge, here’s a recap on the most recent completed viewing challenge.
Spring 2020 Viewing Challenge
From March 1, 2020 – May 31, 2020 goal was to watch or rewatch any 30+ action/thriller/suspense movies. That’s an average of 10 action/thriller/suspense movies every month or about 2-3 per week.
Here are the ranked by review rating results of movies watched during this viewing challenge:
- Taxi Driver ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- A Clockwork Orange ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Raiders of the Lost Ark ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Enter The Dragon ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Die Hard ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Wonder Woman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- The Dirty Dozen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Heavy Metal ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Total Recall ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐
- D️ie Hard: With A Vengeance ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐
- Starship Troopers ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- The Simpsons Movie ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Death Wish ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Die Hard 2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Commando ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Rambo: Last Blood Extended Cut ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Rumble In The Bronx
- Onward ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- The Platform ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Deep Impact ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Stargate ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Star Trek: First Contact ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- Any Given Sunday ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
- 2012 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Extraction ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- The Last Action Hero ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Raw Deal ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Suicide Squad ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- One Cut Of The Dead ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Olympus Has Fallen ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Den Of Thieves ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Outbreak ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Call Of The Wild (1972) ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Coffee & Kareem ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Troma’s War ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- The Plagues Of Breslau ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Blood Machines ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Unknown ⭐️⭐️½
- The Green Hornet ⭐️⭐️½
- Scoob! ⭐️⭐️½
- Vivarium ⭐️⭐️½
- Bloodshot ⭐️⭐️½
- Trolls World Tour ⭐️⭐️½
- The Hunt ⭐️⭐️
- 21 ⭐️⭐️
- Dangerous Lies ⭐️⭐️
- The Assignment ⭐️⭐️
- Mermaid Down ⭐️⭐️
- Good Morning, Killer ⭐️⭐️
- Man On A Ledge ⭐️½
- The Main Event ⭐️½
- Doom: Annihilation ⭐️
- Jurassic Galaxy ⭐️
Past Viewing Challenges
Summer 2020 (June 1 – September 30, 2020) will be interactive movie viewing challenge #6. Here are the past challenges:
- 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
(completed: 30 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
- 2020 February Viewing Challenge: 14+ Romance Movies
(completed: 14 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
- 2020 Spring Viewing Challenge: 30+ Action/Thriller/Suspense Movies Viewed March 1 – May 30, 2020
(completed: 54 movies watched, rated & reviewed)
- 2020 Summer+ Viewing Challenge: 100+ Any Movie or TV Episode Viewed June 1 – September 30, 2020
(ongoing, results pending)
Summer+ 2020 Challenge: Watch/Rewatch 100+ ANY Movies or TV Episodes June 1 – September 30, 2020
For the first time, TV show episodes are being included in our viewing challenge, which means any movie (streaming or in the theaters, whenever they reopen) or TV show you want to watch or rewatch from now until our 2nd annual Halloween horror challenge in October counts toward the challenge.
This is also our longest and biggest viewing challenge spanning 4+ months and 100+ movies or TV shows, which breaks down to 25+ movies or TV show episodes per month, a little less than one per day on average. September is typically back to school, but this year nothing is normal, so including that month, too, as a bonus.
Can you complete this viewing challenge?
With at least some of this time involving people staying at home due to the pandemic, getting a jump on this challenge should not only be possible but realistic.
TV series binge-watchers rejoice, this should give you a chance to participate as well.
What are viewing challenges?
It’s where we try and watch a minimum number of movies — or in this challenge case, TV show episodes count, too — of certain type(s). They are usually themed based on the month(s) or seasonal. 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 including Letterboxd (movies only), Google Docs Spreadsheet (FREE) and others.
How To Participate
Just keep track of all movies and TV episodes, regardless of genre, you’ve watched or rewatched from June 1, 2020 until midnight September 30, 2020. Sites like Letterboxd make it easy to do.
Tag movies watched with #summer2020challenge. EXAMPLE. here are movies tagged #feb2020challenge. You do not need to write reviews or rate any movies to use the Letterboxd service, you can simply use to mark as watched.
It’s free and fun to participate. Be sure to comment below if you’re in the challenge and/or those with movie/TV blogs link in so I get pinged and can add you to the participation list. Hope to see others joining in too!
If you have a movie/TV-related blog
Again, this is optional to participate, but for those who do have a blog or movie/TV review site, here’s an additional recommendation.
Having something to write about on your blog can be a challenge sometimes. This gives you something you can write about with updates on your progress over the next four months. Tie your updates into monthly recaps about the progress and encourage your readers to get involved, if you want. You might even schedule live viewing events with your subscribers.
Social movie and TV watching in 2020, good luck to all taking the challenge!