During the past year, I've completed 12 movie marathons on a wide array of genres and themes. Next week is the final entry in my Once Upon a Time fantasy marathon, and I'll next tackle alien-invasion films. Following that marathon, I'm going try something completely different. Instead of choosing a topic on my own, I'm passing the reins to you for a special Readers' Choice Marathon. This approach is hardly new and has led to excellent series like the 50/50 posts from Nick of Random Ramblings of a Demented Doorknob. Following in the grand footsteps of more accomplished bloggers like Nick, I'm looking for suggestions on your personal favorites that I must see as soon as possible.
Are there any restrictions on which films I'll choose?
This ambitious marathon will only succeed with input from passionate, intelligent film lovers like you. There are just a few caveats that will eliminate a movie from consideration. First of all, if I've already seen it, the pick's chances are slim. The possible exception is a film that I watched a while ago and barely remember. I don't have a definitive list, but you can access the movies I've watched in 2012 and 2011 on this site. The other barrier is availability; the choice may be fairly obscure, but it needs to easily accessible. For these reasons, I'd recommend including several possibilities with your submission. The key to making the cut is selling your choice as a must-see film. What sets it apart from the other contenders?
Submit your picks now!
I'm really looking forward to this project and can't wait to check out your suggestions. The easiest approach is providing your choices in the comments section at the bottom of this post. If you're like to submit a lengthy essay with a passionate argument for a film, you can also e-mail me. Let's make this a great marathon!