500 Movies

500 movies, watched in the last year and a half, all borrowed from the local library.

Wait, the library has 500 movies? Why yes, it does, and then some. I’m here to tell you, Albuquerque has an amazing library system. The library could create a massive marketing campaign around our family.

“The Albuquerque library system sucks,” cry the naysayers.

“Clearly”, I inform them, “you have not been to the library in a very long time, it’s a gold mine!”

How did it all start? (backstory)

In December 2010, my husband decided he wanted to watch a bunch of Jack Nicholson movies. He dove into the library’s online catalogue and put as many of Jack’s movies on hold as he could. Among the gems of Jack:

Jack Nicholson as lawyer George Hanson in Easy...
Jack Nicholson in Easy Rider (Photo: Wikipedia)
  • About Schmidt
  • Anger Management
  • As Good As it Gets
  • Chinatown
  • Batman
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • Ironweed
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Prizzi’s Honor
  • The Bucket List
  • The King of Marvin Gardens
  • The Last Detail
  • The Shining
  • The Two Jakes

Post Jack

Once we ran out of Jack, we moved on to Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, Marlon Brando, David Niven, James Mason, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Michael Caine, Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall, James Dean, Glenn Ford, and Laurence Olivier, to name a few.


When we hit movie number 500 the other night I thought I had better blog about it for once and for all. #500 was The Conspirator, with James McAvoy (oddly enough, this movie doesn’t have any of the actors he typically looks for, but it was a great movie, you should see it sometime).

Now I need to go, we’re watching Buffalo Soldiers, Ed Harris is in it.

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