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Sometimes it’s fun to watch movies that happen on a certain date, like Christmas movies in Christmas or Back to the Future on October 25th. How about trying to make a list on movies that are happening on a specific date (doesn’t have to be the whole movie). Of course events like Christmas has hundreds of them so we can’t list them all. Let me know if you have something in mind and I’ll add to the list, can we make it to 366 films? Also if you have other movies with dates already reserved, feel free challenge the list! The goal is to have best movies for every date.

Only “rules” are that the date has to be mentioned or figured out in the movie for certain, not based on a script, novelization, fan fiction etc. If the movie happens on a course of few days, choose the date you’d watch it. We can also adjust the list if there already is a movie on that specific date, then we can choose another day if there is certainty (e.g. E.T.: we don’t know when he lands on Earth, there’s Halloween night in it but we already have the movie Halloween -> E.T. at least has the next day -> let’s put it Nov. 1st).

January
1 Ocean’s Eleven
5 Jaws: The Revenge
25 La La Land
29 Shaft
30 To Live and Die in L.A.
xx Scary Movie 3

February
2 Groundhog Day
14 The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
19 The Matrix
29 Leap Year

March
17 The Fugitive
21 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
24 The Breakfast Club
25 L.A. Story

April
1 French Connection II
5 Star Trek: First Contact
14 Titanic
21 The Fog
25 The Big Clock

May
1 The Wicker Man
5 Horror of Dracula
8 Sudden Impact
12 The Terminator
28 Dazed and Confused
xx Fletch Lives!

June
5 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
9 Terminator 2 - Judgment Day
13 Friday the 13th
16 Before Sunrise
30 Blade Runner 2049

July
3 Independence Day
4 Jaws
6 Casino Royale
9 You Only Live Twice
13 Friday the 13th Part 2
14 Friday the 13th Part III
15 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
16 Double Indemnity
17 Figures in a Landscape
21 Batman Begins
22 Game of Death
25 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
26 Leviathan
xx Beverly Hills Cop

August
3 Demolition Man
4 The Spy Who Loved Me
5 Do the Right Thing
11 Scarface
23 Quantum of Solace
29 Superman IV: Quest for Peace

September
11 World Trade Center
15 Untouchables
27 The Three Musketeers

October
3 Black Hawk Down
13 Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
18 5 Fingers
24 Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings
25 Back to the Future
26 Back to the Future part II
27 Back to the Future part III
30 Batman Forever
31 Halloween

November
1 E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
2 Batman v. Superman - Dawn of Justice
3 The Thing from Another World
5 V for Vendetta
7 Batman
16 Twilight’s Last Gleaming
23 Dressed to Kill
25 Rocky
26 Planes, Trains, Automobiles

December
2 Casablanca
7 The Final Countdown
11 Psycho
13 1941
14 Shaft in Africa
21 Lethal Weapon
22 Batman Returns
23 Home Alone
24 Die Hard
25 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
31 Godfather part II
other December movies: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DidIMentionItsChristmas

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Nice list idea!

The Breakfast Club - March 24
Dazed and Confused - May 28
V for Vendetta - November 5

I’ll add any more I can think of.

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The original Friday the 13th takes place on June 13.

I think it goes without saying which date most of the Halloween movies fall on.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

I think it goes without saying which date most of the Halloween movies fall on.

Flag Day?

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Not sure if it counts as the whole movie does not take place on this date but I believe Star Trek: First Contact is on April 5th 2063.

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I don’t want to bump Die Hard off the list, but I’d say that It’s a Wonderful Life beats it as a Christmas movie. I guess only the frame of the story is really set on Christmas Eve, though.

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suspiciouscoffee said:

Not sure if it counts as the whole movie does not take place on this date but I believe Star Trek: First Contact is on April 5th 2063.

That’s a fake date.

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RicOlie_2 said:

I don’t want to bump Die Hard off the list, but I’d say that It’s a Wonderful Life beats it as a Christmas movie. I guess only the frame of the story is really set on Christmas Eve, though.

Don’t worry, Die Hard is not a Christmas movie.

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TV’s Frink said:

That’s a fake date.

Just like all of my dates in high school.

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December 7th -

Pearl Harbor
The Final Countdown
Winds of War
Run Silent Run Deep
In Harm’s Way
Tora! Tora! Tora!
From Here to Eternity

June 6 -
Ike: Countdown to D-Day
The Longest Day (1962)
The Big Red One (1980)
Red Ball Express (1952)
Saving Ryan’s Privates (1998)
Band of Brothers (2001)

July 4
“1776”

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Don’t forget Gremlins 2 takes place on President’s day!

That is a hugely underrated movie IMO, and the speech where they lampoon the Christmas day speech from the first movie always makes me laugh and it seemed to do the same for the cast because they couldn’t get a completely good take out of them while filming that scene, just look at it, near the end both actors are cracking up.

My ratings for the Star Wars movies. EP1 4.5/10. Ep2 4.0/10. EP3 2.0/10. EP4 9.5/10. EP5 10/10 EP6 8.5/10 EP7 8.3/10.

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FanFiltration said:

December 7th -

Pearl Harbor
The Final Countdown
Winds of War
Run Silent Run Deep
In Harm’s Way
Tora! Tora! Tora!
From Here to Eternity

June 6 -
Ike: Countdown to D-Day
The Longest Day (1962)
The Big Red One (1980)
Red Ball Express (1952)
Saving Ryan’s Privates (1998)
Band of Brothers (2001)

War movies are not my cup of tea, what would you say are the best ones? Or if the movie starts like on a previous day, you can also adjust the date to fit in the list.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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DrCrowTStarwarsreborn said:

Don’t forget Gremlins 2 takes place on President’s day!

That is a hugely underrated movie IMO, and the speech where they lampoon the Christmas day speech from the first movie always makes me laugh and it seemed to do the same for the cast because they couldn’t get a completely good take out of them while filming that scene, just look at it, near the end both actors are cracking up.

Ugh, I really dislike that movie. 😄 I don’t know the US holidays that well but it seems that President’s Day is a moving date, no? Or is there a certain date mentioned in the film?

The list is getting better. 😃

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LexX said:

DrCrowTStarwarsreborn said:

Don’t forget Gremlins 2 takes place on President’s day!

That is a hugely underrated movie IMO, and the speech where they lampoon the Christmas day speech from the first movie always makes me laugh and it seemed to do the same for the cast because they couldn’t get a completely good take out of them while filming that scene, just look at it, near the end both actors are cracking up.

Ugh, I really dislike that movie. 😄 I don’t know the US holidays that well but it seems that President’s Day is a moving date, no? Or is there a certain date mentioned in the film?

The list is getting better. 😃

Oh, yeah I forgot got about that. Really since all the schools close and we always know when it is coming I tend to forget that the date changes on this one.

I like the fact that Gremlins 2 is a completely different type of movie from the first. To me the trouble with most comedy sequels is that they try to be the same type of movie as the original to the extent that all they do is tell the exact same jokes over again, by being a different type of comedy Gremlins 2 avoids this problem, plus I love it’s wacky Looney Tunes style humor.

My ratings for the Star Wars movies. EP1 4.5/10. Ep2 4.0/10. EP3 2.0/10. EP4 9.5/10. EP5 10/10 EP6 8.5/10 EP7 8.3/10.

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LexX said:

FanFiltration said:

December 7th -

Pearl Harbor
The Final Countdown
Winds of War
Run Silent Run Deep
In Harm’s Way
Tora! Tora! Tora!
From Here to Eternity

June 6 -
Ike: Countdown to D-Day
The Longest Day (1962)
The Big Red One (1980)
Red Ball Express (1952)
Saving Ryan’s Privates (1998)
Band of Brothers (2001)

War movies are not my cup of tea, what would you say are the best ones? Or if the movie starts like on a previous day, you can also adjust the date to fit in the list.

I may get flack for this but I think despite SPR being more realistic in it’s D-day scenes and more shocking, overall TLD is the better movie because it focuses on the real events of D-day and not on some stupid made up, feel good mission to save a Hollywood pretty that any officer who approved it in any military in world history would fired or court marshaled with in thirty seconds or giving the order.

In that case if you are going to pick between the two and you choose SPR switch it off as soon as the D-Day scenes are done as it becomes insultingly stupid after that. It’s like Speilberge shot one movie, then in editing saw that it was only as long as a short film and so he went back and shot a completely different film with one member of the short film’s cast and spliced them together to make one movie long enough to release.

Say what you will about TLD(and a lot of part of it have not aged well)it at least seemed to know what story it was trying to tell and was made by people who did their best to try and tell that story and most of it’s problems come from early 1960s censorship rules.

My ratings for the Star Wars movies. EP1 4.5/10. Ep2 4.0/10. EP3 2.0/10. EP4 9.5/10. EP5 10/10 EP6 8.5/10 EP7 8.3/10.

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TV’s Frink said:

RicOlie_2 said:

I don’t want to bump Die Hard off the list, but I’d say that It’s a Wonderful Life beats it as a Christmas movie. I guess only the frame of the story is really set on Christmas Eve, though.

Don’t worry, Die Hard is not a Christmas movie.

It is in my house, my family gathered around and watched the movie on Christmas eve this past Christmas and I have watched it every Christmas for years and it all takes place on one Holiday so I don’t see why it shouldn’t count.

My ratings for the Star Wars movies. EP1 4.5/10. Ep2 4.0/10. EP3 2.0/10. EP4 9.5/10. EP5 10/10 EP6 8.5/10 EP7 8.3/10.

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Tobar said:

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Date missing

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List updated, any new ones? 😃

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50 First Dates

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