My 2016 Blindspot Films

2015 has pretty much come and gone, and will be over soon. In some ways this is a good thing, as with the ending of one year also comes the beginning of opportunities to watch new and interesting films in the new year.

One such way I’ve made sure to watch films that are new to me, is by partaking in the Blindspot series in 2015. The Blindspot series is where you select twelve films, one for each month of the year, and review one per month. The overall aim is to tick films off your watchlist which you should really have watched already, but for whatever reason have never gotten around to. I have to say, doing the Blindspot series for 2015 enabled me to watch so many films that I absolutely adored. It’s one of the best ways to finally see films that you’ve always meant to see, and I would wholeheartedly recommend taking part in it!

My final Blindspot review of the year should be posted tomorrow (edit: see my review of The Night of the Hunter here!). But in the mean time, here are the next twelve Blindspot films that I will be watching in the brand new year of 2016.

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I’m really looking forward to seeing these in the new year! What’s on your watchlist for 2016?

33 comments

  1. The ones i have seen are all very good ones, hope you enjoy them all

    1. Thanks heaps, I’m looking forward to getting started with this list!

  2. I’m so gutted we fell behind on our Blindspot Series this year, although we’re definitely going to pick it up again in 2016. I haven’t watched any of the movies in this list, but I can’t wait to see what you think of them!
    – Allie

    1. Thanks Allie! Looking forward to seeing your Blindspot picks!

  3. I’m adjusting mine and can’t quite get a satisfying lineup together. Yours looks fabulous. The Maltese Falcon is simply an all-time great. Bogart is on fire from start to finish. The Pianist is really powerful stuff. And I love that you included l’avventura. It is an Antonioni classic. Such a clever and deceptively rich picture. You will love it.

    1. You picked such a great line-up in the end! I really can’t wait to start watching mine. I just might watch The Maltese Falcon first!

  4. Great images here! It’s been an awfully exciting year for me as well in the blindspot series…Die Hard, Rocky, The Evil Dead…just to name a few 🙂

    1. That’s a great trio of films right there! 😀

  5. Can’t wait for your thoughts on Magnolia.

    1. That’s one of the films I’m most hyped to see! Cannot wait.

  6. The Pianist is so powerful! Good luck (and great photos)

    1. Thanks Brittani! Really looking forward to seeing The Pianist.

  7. “Blindspot” is a much more concise name than the one I gave my version of this (“What Do You Mean You Haven’t Seen”)!

    Coincidentally I watched Brazil for it in 2015. I loved it, so hope you enjoy it too. I used to be a big fan of Magnolia as well, but have kind of gone off Anderson in the last few years. I’ll be interested to see what you think of it.

    1. I’m so looking forward to seeing Brazil. It looks amazing!

  8. abbiosbiston · · Reply

    I did a woeful job with my 2015 blindspot list. I think I watched 2 movies on it. But I hope you enjoy Brazil as much as I did.

    1. 2 out of 12 ain’t bad! Can’t wait to see Brazil. I’m having trouble definitively picking which one to watch first!

  9. I love seeing people’s Blind Spot lists! I keep saying I’ll do this one year too. Maybe 2017! Wow – you have some unique ones here. I’ve only seen four (Brazil, Magnolia, The Pianist & The Maltese Falcon). Look forward to seeing what you think of those! I love the Magnolia soundtrack. 🙂

    1. I really love having a sneaky peek at everyone’s Blindspot lists too! It’s so interesting to see what people pick. I am looking forward to seeing your Blindspot list in 2017! 🙂 And cannot wait to see Magnolia.

  10. I’m looking forward to reading your reviews of the movies selected.

    1. Thanks heaps Vinnie, I’m looking forward to watching everything!

      1. There are some interesting looking movies here.

  11. I have tried watching the sacrifice many times, am dying to see it but I can’t get a decent copy of it. where r u getting it from?

    1. That’s a really good point, I’m not quite sure where I’m going to find it, but I’m determined to find it somehow! If I can’t find it I’ll probably switch it out for another Tarkovsky film I haven’t seen yet.

      1. I can find it but I want it in watchable quality. The copies I found weren’t in great quality when you find it if you find it remastered let me know please cause I really looking forward to watching it. Wouldn’t it be great if we could convince the cinema to put it on, where I am even the art house cinemas just play new stuff and a few cliched oldies, nothing worth watching, except the suspiria that they put on with a live orchestra. Even still I think that one’s just a cult film because it doesn’t have subtitles and it’s by Dario Argento

        1. I’ll definitely let you know if I can find a remastered copy anywhere. I’m prepared to watch a lower quality one though given how interested I am in the film! Love Tarkovsky. Occasionally my local arthouse cinema puts on Tarkovsky nights, but I’ve never seen them play The Sacrifice before. And I would kill to see Suspiria with a live orchestra, that would be amazing!

          1. we don’t get any good older films here in the arthouse theatres. Only new releases that go on with the festivals.

            We used to have a good one that only cost 2 dollars but it shut down, personally i think the government should buy it and run it because it’s an art deco hitorical building.

            In the age of digital I don’t think people should have to pay 25 dollars a ticket to go to an art house theatre. It means that only rich people can afford the experience which is sad.

  12. Only have seen five of your picks! So looking forward to seeing what you think of the ones I have not seen. Picked mine yesterday and will try to have the post up soon.

    1. Your list is so good! I’m off to comment over there! 😀

  13. I hope that you enjoy your choices this year!

    1. I think I’m going to start off by watching Magnolia tonight! I’m really excited to see all of these films! 🙂

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