March Cult Movie Challenge

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You know those movies that you assume that you majority of people have seen, those cult classics which are quoted and talked about extensively, well chances I’ve not seen a lot of them. It was only last year that I watched the two Star Wars trilogies in preparation for The Force Awakens. And it was only in the last year that I saw The Goonies, The Lost Boys, Ghostbusters, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Trainspotting, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and more of the typical ‘classic’ movies for the first time.

I don’t get a lot of downtime or me time to relax, perhaps the odd half hour here and there where I can read my book but not a lot of time to watch movies. This is why I am setting myself the March Movie Challenge where I want to have watched four classic movies by the end of the month. Watching one movie a week might not seem like much to a lot of you but for me this is a proper challenge to build in the time to do so.

The movies that I want to watch this month are Pulp Fiction which I know a lot of people will be shocked at the fact that I haven’t seen it. So many people talk about how great this movie is so I am really hoping that I don’t let people’s thoughts cloud my initial viewing of it but I kind of feel like it’s a movie that I need to watch.

The Matrix is the next movie that I want to watch, I think i’ll just begin with the original and at some point I might progress and watch the second and third movies depending on how much I love the original. I remember when this first came out but when I was a teenager I wasn’t into anything action or sci-fi related so this didn’t appeal to me. I do think that things may change now though.

Labyrinth is a movie that I should have seen a long time ago but I didn’t and naturally with the passing of Davie Bowie *RIP* I really feel that now is the time that I should see this movie. I pretty much know nothing about this movie so I have no expectations or thoughts about it but I’ve only ever really heard good things about it, plus it has a 7.4 score on IMDB which is generally a good score.

The final movie I am going to aim to watch is Clerks. Another one of those movies which has been on my to-watch list for absolute ages, but something I have never got round to seeing. The great thing is the movie is on Netflix UK so I can watch it on there and actually utilize my subscription to them. I go through phases with Netflix, some months I’ll watch loads and others not so much.

Have you seen any of these movies? What are your ‘cult classic’ recommendations?
March 4, 2016
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  • This is such a good idea – I love doing movie challenges! I'd have to suggest any original National Lampoons Vacation movie (the ones with Chevvy Chase), The Burbs, The Frighteners and The Fifth Element :)

    I've seen most of the ones you've mentioned except for Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Clerks and Pulp Fiction but Pulp Fiction is next on my list x

  • This is a brilliant idea! Pulp Fiction is one of my favourite films. I'm quite ashamed to admit I've never seen any of the Star Wars films

  • I love Pulp Fiction, it's one of my favourite movies, I haven't seen it in a couple of years, I must watch it soon!

  • The Matrix s great, really makes you think!

  • To be totally honest, I haven't seen Matrix as I was never really interested in these type of films but I feel bad now so maybe I should watch it on next occasion? I also have couple of 'classic' in my library that I can watch over and over again.


  • I've seen all of these. Great movies! If I was going to recommend a classic – I would go with Shallow Grave.

  • Yes have seen them all and they are OK I am not a huge fan of this type but will watch them I am a chic flick lover

  • I can't believe that you've not seen some of these movies! Eeek!
    Pulp Fiction is one of my absolute favourites, I hope you love it :)

  • Oh my God! Labyrinth is a classic! I am so glad you are getting round to watching it. It's awesome (though you can't help but stare at Bowie'd crotch. You'll see what I mean).

  • All amazing films! I love the way pulp fiction is filmed and I was watching labyrinth the other day it is amazing although there are some random theories about it all on you tube!

  • Ive never seen The Matrix, but Labryinth is one of my favourite movies ever! I love the characters and the whole plot line. Hope you enjoy it x

  • I am also one of those who really do no watch the talk of the town movies but I would love to see The Matrix. :)

  • People are always horrified when they find out how few films I've watched – I much prefer a good read. I'm intrigued to watch Labyrinth though. Good luck with your quest to watch more!

  • Really love the Matrix, but didn't understand it the first time I watched it, so you may have to re-watch it after

  • Love the idea but haven't seen any of these movies. Wish I had more time to just relax and watch movies :)

  • Awesome idea! Rocky horror is my all time fave! I really need to watch more cult classics.

    Becca //

  • Awesome idea! Rocky horror is my all time fave! I really need to watch more cult classics.

    Becca //

  • Haha this is me! I haven't seen any of these. Really need to get on board

  • I'm exactly the same as you. I've never seen any of these. Especially Star Wars…

  • I love these films, they are right up my street, especially Labrinth. Great post hun. x

  • This is such a good idea, I might jump on this aswell! I have never seen The Matrix before, it is not really my kind of thing. But frankly I haven't seen any of the movies mentioned above hehe


  • This is such a good idea! I feel like I need to follow suit! I'm with you on not having much down time and so I also haven't seen some of the classics like the rocky horror picture show and pulp fiction! Labyrinth is a brilliant film especially if you love everyhing old school! I ise to watch it all the time as a child hope you enjoy!

  • Pulp Fiction and Matrix are 100% classics but like you I barely watch movies anymore because I never have any spare time. It is exhausting and quite often I don't even have an hour to spare lol!

  • Great choices, I love Pulp Fiction and True Romance if you haven't seen that one.x

  • Pulp Fiction is amazing, and definitely a cult classic. It was actually the first film my husband and I ever watched together.

  • I need to make the time to watch my movies this year. Good luck x

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    This sounds like something hubs would love – I’m dreadful with movies, I tend to like the ones that everyone slates and hate the big hitters! h x

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