Fun with Movie Statistics


tags: Movies

This is probably going to hold zero interest for anyone who isn't me, sorry.

Since 2004, I've kept a thorough record of all the movies I've watched. The most basic statistic that can be gleaned from this is how many movies I've watched since early 2004: that count currently stands at 2195, although it's worth remembering that what I'm categorizing as movies are occasionally (not very often) entire seasons of TV series.

What years were the movies made?

10  1920s
35  1930s
50  1940s
45  1950s
58  1960s
67  1970s
144 1980s
265 1990s
757 2000s
723 2010s

I was expecting more in the 1940s - I thought I'd watched more "Casablanca" era movies. Then again, I was thinking of "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" in that same category but it was made in 1936.

How many movies did I watch for the first time each year? (This doesn't include repeat watches of movies I'd already seen.)

127 2004
102 2005
110 2006
212 2007
182 2008
163 2009
177 2010
155 2011
139 2012
107 2013
 93 2014
 98 2015
127 2016
119 2017
120 2018
104 2019

When you consider I was a tourist in southeast Asia from October 2005 through April 2006, I still watched quite a few movies those years. And what happened in 2007? (Oh right - I was only employed part-time for much of that year.) Or 2014?

And last, the slightly embarrassing list of all the movies I've watched four or more times. (The stats on this are actually quite poor as I'm not good about marking repeat viewings, but this list does look representative.)

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Definitely, Maybe
Edge of Tomorrow
Emma (A&E, 1996)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Firefly (TV)
How to Steal a Million
How to Train Your Dragon
The Incredibles
The Last Samurai
L.A. Confidential
The Matrix
Minority Report
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
The Mummy (1999)
Northanger Abbey (2007)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Roman Holiday
Some Kind of Wonderful
Star Trek (2009)
10 Things I Hate About You
3 Idiots
Toy Story 2