The Blind Spot Challenge: 2016 Edition

When fellow bloggers warned me of how difficult it can be to do this series I thought “Oh please, a movie a month? Soooooo hard – right.” Well here I am, one year and 90 movies later, with only three Blind Spots watched. I don’t even know how that happened! I watched nearly a hundred films, surely twelve shouldn’t have been a problem?!

So yeah, I failed – I mean, FAILED – but damn it if I’m not gonna set that goal for myself again. Because the truth is, some of these films are still missing from a little list I started three years ago (the list of shame, remember that one?), and that means they’re absolute cinematic gems that I (and everyone) should watch in their lifetime. So get on board and challenge the movie lover in you, even if you’re not a blogger! The goal is to watch a movie a month, and share your experience either on your blog or social networks.

this year’s blindspots:
Metropolis 1927
M. 1931
Top Hat 1935
Citizen Kane 1941
Sorry, Wrong Number 1948
Det Sjunde Inseglet (The Seventh Seal) 1957
À Bout De Souffle (Breathless) 1960
Lawrence of Arabia 1962
Dr. Strangelove or: […] 1964
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 1966
Persona 1966
Se, Jie (Lust, Caution) 2007

the blind spot series was first seen on The Matinee



  1. Brittani
    January 30, 2016 / 1:37 PM

    I had Citizen Kane and Persona on my first Blindspot list. Loved the latter. Good luck!

    • February 21, 2016 / 12:50 PM

      thanks, looking forward to both!

  2. January 31, 2016 / 3:16 AM

    OMG You have so many great movies on your list this year! My favourites are Metropolis, Top Hat, Sorry Wrong Number and Lawrence of Arabia <3

    • February 21, 2016 / 12:51 PM

      SO glad you like Sorry Wrong Number! I’ve stumbled upon it some time ago and been excited about it ever since, but wasn’t sure if it was as good as I hoped it was. 😀

  3. Rebecca Sharp
    January 31, 2016 / 12:07 PM

    You’ve got a great list, some proper classics! I’ve seen Citizen Kane, Persona, The Seventh Seal, Metropolis and The Good The Bad and The Ugly and you’re in for a real treat!

    • February 21, 2016 / 12:52 PM

      Great, I feel like none of them will let me down!

  4. February 1, 2016 / 10:23 PM

    The good news Is that I just noticed this and added you to the blogroll on the 2016 Blindspot Post…the bad news is, you’re already one film behind ;)…the other good news is that I continue to add links as time goes one, so whenever you get to watching your first selection, let me know and I’ll add it to the January post.

    boa sorte, Sofia!

    • February 21, 2016 / 12:53 PM

      Nice touch with the portuguese Ryan, obrigada! I’ll try to catch up soon and let you know 🙂

  5. February 8, 2016 / 1:56 AM

    I’ve only seen Citizen Kane and Dr. Strangelove; both are good films but I enjoyed the latter one tremendously. Great list!

    • February 21, 2016 / 12:54 PM

      Dr. Strangelove was my January Blind Spot, already check it out and LOVED it, too. 😀

  6. February 16, 2016 / 4:43 PM

    Ha ha, i know what you mean. I did 5 blindspots and finally gave up. I would at least like to do a few blindspots a year. I just don’t know if I can commit to 12! I love your list. I love Lawrence of Arabia. It’s a film I wish I could have seen in theaters.

    • February 21, 2016 / 12:55 PM

      It sounds easy, but it’s not! I guess the prospect of writing about such great films is also a little scary because it sometimes it feels like everything has been said already.

  7. inspiredground
    March 5, 2016 / 6:23 PM

    I loved Persona and Metropolis. Hopefully you will too!

    • May 4, 2016 / 11:02 PM

      glad to hear that, hope I will! 😀

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