In 2018 I watched 52 films I’d never seen before. I then ranked them and shared them with the world. In 2019 I watched 100 films I’d never seen before, but didn’t share my ranking with the world. Which I really should have as it was a stretch to watch that many. I had to watch 6 films on New Years Eve.
So in 2020 I thought there was no way I’d watch 100 films again, then two things happened. I became a father and stayed up till 3am most nights in the beginning, and then lockdown happened. So I bashed out 250 films I’d never seen before.
Not that much came out as you know, so most of the films are pre 2020, going all the way back to 1924. You lucky/unlucky (delete as appropriate) people can read my ranking of the 250 films I watched for the first time in 2020.
Some of these films (especially the first batch) are pretty bad.
250. Iron Sky: The Coming Race
I wasn’t expecting big things after the appalling first instalment, but come on. A Nazi riding a T-Rex should be an amazing moment in cinema history. It was not.
249. Transformers: The Last Knight
Better than Age Of Garbage, or whatever the previous instalment was called. That however, is not a recommendation.
Jamie Lannister and The Red Witch in a dull dull thriller. Sorry Brian De Palma.
247. Aliens vs Predator: Requiem
By this point you’re probably questioning my ability to choose a decent film to watch. Well most of these were watched at 2am with a sleeping baby on my shoulder. Anyway, AVPR as it’s also known, not good!
I was hoping for more with this classic horror, but no. So bad, I wasn’t even tempted to watch the many sequels.
245. My Christmas Inn
Tia from Sister Sister stars in a completely predictable Hallmark movie. Rubbish, but also what you want on a Sunday afternoon in December.
244. Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday
It lies, it’s not the final Friday. It was however the final Jason film I watched this year. This entry tried too hard to be different.
243. Rambo: Last Blood
We all remember the forth instalment of the Rambo franchise and how it felt like a perfect ending. Well this pisses all over that, and is that bad it has to copy the Home Alone ending.
242. A Heavenly Christmas
Yes another daytime Christmas movie. This time Charlotte from Sex In The City dies and is recruited as an Angel. You know, the usual.
241. Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
I was really looking forward to this one. Jason in Manhattan sounds amazing. Unfortunately it took nearly two thirds of the film to get there, and then it ran out of steam. The first part of the film on the boat was by far the best bit.
240. The Last Witch Hunter
Vin Diesel has a sword and a gruff voice
239. Call Me Mrs. Miracle
I watched this sequel as we watched the first one the previous week. Unfortunately it didn’t have the same Sunday afternoon movie magic.
238. Hellboy (2019)
I heard the bad reviews but was really willing it not to be as bad as they said. Unfortunately they were right.
237. Sausage Party
Another 2am film. May have been funnier if I wasn’t so tired, but we’ll never know.
236. Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood
You may be noticing a theme with the order of the Friday The 13th films. Slightly better than 8 and 9.
235. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
I watched all the Twilight films this year and now they kind of all blur into one mess. This was the least memorable though.
The original and most creepy of the Twilight films. Why is that creepy old vampire going to school and hitting on a teenage girl?
Although the films above may have been below par, I didn’t hate any of them. Yesterday however, I hated. It may have got 2 stars, mostly because of Himesh Patel and Lily James. The plot, the ending and Ed Sheeran made me so angry.
232. The Condemned 2
Not as good as The Condemned, as you will find out later. Shit….. SPOILER!
231. X–Men: Apocalypse
This is the lowest ranked X-Men film in the chart, and I watched Dark Phoenix this year. I don’t know why they dressed Oscar Isaac up in that stupid costume and makeup, plus such a waste of some good X-Men characters.
230. The Spy Next Door
Clearly made on a small budget, they did the best they could. Not a bad bit of Jackie Chan entertainment.
229. Justice League
Is Zack Snyder going to make Justice League any better to warrant more than 2 stars? I’m not convinced.
228. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
I get the impression no one wanted to do this film. May I suggest doing the Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix story at the beginning of the franchise next time. Third times a charm.
227. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Well that was pointless.
226. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Bit of Dwayne Johnson family adventure fun.
225. Mrs. Miracle
The best way to describe this film is, Mary Poppins at Christmas.
224. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
A wedding and the stupidest way to come up with a name for a baby.
Not the superhero movie they made about Matt Hancock.
Maggie Grace, John Malkovich and Jason Stackhouse try to steal some cash at a convention.
221. Green Lantern
Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. They’ll put that quote on the DVD.
220. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle Of Life
Lara Croft goes on an adventure again.
219. 6 Underground
I watched this back in January. Lots of bangs and Ryan Reynolds being cheeky. Bit of fun.
Dwayne Johnson kicks ass.
217. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
The final Twilight film in my ranking, and the best one in the franchise. Mainly due to the lack of creepy old vampire guy.
216. King Ralph
John Goodman as the King, I can get on board with that.
215. Transporter 3
Amazingly I was bored during this Transporter film.
214. Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
Jason is brought back to life and wants some revenge. He’s looking pretty gross by part VI
213. Ghost Rider
It’s batshit and kind of fun. Couldn’t find the sequel anywhere though.
I’m really not a fan of the Farrelly brothers, but this was okay.
211. Friday The 13th Part III
Part 3 was where they really up the silliness and nudity. Jason also gets his mask.
210. Man Of The House
Tommy Lee Jones has to keep a bunch of cheerleaders safe. Hilarity ensues.
209. It Chapter Two
I loved the first one. It’s up there with one of my favourite horror films. This on the other hand, is so long and basically the same film as the first one, only they’re older.
208. Godzilla: King Of Monsters
I’m hoping for better weather in the next instalment, I really struggled to see what was going on through all the fog and rain.
207. The Condemned
I’m sure you were all waiting for it. the Condemned is basically a prisoner version of Battle Royale and The Hunger Games. Starring Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones.
206. Room 237
My first documentary on the list, delves into the conspiracy theories behind The Shining. I did enjoy it, but some of the ideas people have come up with are absolutely crazy. It’s just a movie guys.
205. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
I certainly went through the franchises this year. I’m amazed they were allowed to make so many of these films. Well I did enjoy them.
204. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
After an impressive first two outings, The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader just doesn’t have the same spark. Enjoyable nonetheless.
I had low expectations, and came out entertained.
202. Ghost Ship
It’s no Deep Rising (please look it up if you haven’t heard of it. It’s B-movie fun), but worth a watch.
201. Friday The 13th: A New Beginning
They’d dropped the numbers for a few, but this was the fifth entry. Jason was dead, or was he?
To be continued…