30 Movies in 30 Days: Casablanca

Had I seen it before: No. And I’m like 57% ashamed that it took me as it long as it did.

What IMDb says: A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco.

Requirements fulfilled: 

– At least one Best Picture Academy Award Winner

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30 Movies in 30 Days: Sing Street

Had I seen it before: Yes. It’s one of my favorites and I’ve already lost track of how many times I’ve seen it, even though I just discovered it within the last year or two.

What IMDb says: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

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30 Movies in 30 Days: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Had I seen it before: No! We have officially reached uncharted waters with the PotC franchise. I always got the impression that On Stranger Tides was where they officially crossed the line from storytelling into money grubbing and thus I lost interest.

What IMDb says: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is a movie starring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, and Ian McShane. Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

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30 Movies in 30 Days: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Had I seen it before: Yes, but it was probably around 10 years ago and I hadn’t done my proper research by watching the first two movies shortly before watching this one. So this felt like the first watch.

What IMDb says: Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.

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30 Movies in 30 Days: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Had I seen it before: Yes, but not in a while.

What IMDb says: Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones’ service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.

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30 Movies in 30 Days: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Had I seen it before: Yes. Multiple times. Occasionally with commentary.

What IMDb says: Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead.

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