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21 Classic Movies in 2021

Submitted by Bethany on Fri, 01/01/2021 - 12:00

One of my 21 goals for the year is to watch (or re-watch) 21 classic movies. This blog post is where I'll keep track of my list and my thoughts about each movie!

1. Citizen Kane
I had two motivations for watching this movie - 1. It is consistently rated as one of the best movies of all time, and 2. A recent movie on Netflix shows a behind the scenes look at making Citizen Kane and I knew I couldn't watch that without watching the original. Even so, I wasn't super looking forward to it - it's an old movie and, I don't know, I figured it was probably overrated. However, I found I really enjoyed it! I loved the way the story was told - through flashbacks and people exploring the life of the titular character after his death. It was well-paced, well-acted, and the makeup to make people look older was well done (although not filming in Hi Def gives them an advantage for sure.) I am glad I have now seen this one!

2. Interview with the Vampire
We probably should have saved this one for October but it was available on streaming so we went for it. I knew Brad Pitt was in it but after about 30 minutes I had a big shock when I realized so was Tom Cruise! (He had already been on screen for awhile, he was just so good at the role I didn't realize it was him.) Kirsten Dunst was also fun to watch as a 12-year-old. The story was compelling and chilling and I loved the format of a vampire reminiscing on his life. 

3. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
I am not a fan of Westerns in general, but Joel said I had to see this classic. I must admit I enjoyed watching a young Robert Redford! The story was pretty compelling and it was fun to be along for the ride with the bandits.