July 2019 in Film

July was a highly unusual viewing month for me: I did more re-watching than discovering! It was my birthday month,** so I took that as an excuse to kick back and revisit some of my favorite films, which I was overdue on seeing again. Let’s take a look at what I watched!

**Side note: I’ll have a classic film-themed birthday haul up this week! The Criterion Collection is so kind, to celebrate my birthday each year with its 50% off sale at Barnes & Noble, haha.

New-to-me viewings: 2

Re-watches: 14

Total for July: 16

Total for 2019, so far: 111

The new-to-me list:

  • American Experience: Murder of a President (2016)
  • The Lion King (2019)


  • To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • Rope (1948)
  • Charade (1963)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • Shutter Island (2010)
  • My Favorite Wife (1940)
  • Midnight in Paris (2011)
  • Roman Holiday (1953)
  • On the Town (1949)
  • The Wedding Singer (1998)
  • Music and Lyrics (2007)
  • Gidget (1959)

Viewing methods:

  • Amazon Video – 3
  • At the cinema – 1
  • From my collection – 12

By decade:

  • 1900s – 0
  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 0
  • 1930s – 0
  • 1940s – 4
  • 1950s – 3
  • 1960s – 2
  • 1970s – 0
  • 1980s – 1
  • 1990s – 1
  • 2000s – 1
  • 2010s – 4

The month in blogging:

The month saw two new-to-me reviews: Seven Doors to Death (a 1944 Poverty Row mystery) and Sapphire (a Basil Dearden social drama from 1959).

The Favorite Things film of the month for July was a fun one: 1935’s Top Hat, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

I attempted to create a Hitchcock fan by introducing my sister to four of my favorite flicks from his filmography.

And, finally, I answered the Classic Movie Tag created by Raquel from the wonderful blog Out of the Past!

I hope you all had an excellent July, and here’s to a film-filled August!

6 thoughts on “July 2019 in Film

  1. How could I forget July was your birthday month…why did I think it was October or November? Anyway, I’ve seen quite a few films from your list…more so I think than I ever have before. Probably because you had that Hitchcock binge; I gave my friend Notorious, Rear Window, and North by Northwest to watch two weeks ago…do you think he’s watched any of them yet? Nooope, and I bet I get them back unwatched, sadly.

    And good lord, I just noticed: you have over 5,000 followers now!


    1. The second Criterion sale is in November, so I’m perfectly fine with celebrating then 😆

      I hope your friend does watch those movies! If not, you’ll have to start doing like me and make a day of it. Trap your friend in your (or their) living room and do not let them leave until all of the films are watched!


      1. That’s what I THOUGHT was going to happen originally, then after we’d grabbed dinner he said, hey, can I take those movies with me? I was all set for a Hitchcock marathon! Instead, he took the films and split; hopefully I get the darn things back someday.


        1. Oh gosh, I hope so! I’m not yet at the point of charging late fees but I do keep track and send gentle return reminders when people borrow films or books from me, just like a library, haha.


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