2018 – Media Literacy Goals

Bruce Willis standing in front of an exploding building. Overlay text reads "2018 Media Literacy Goals".

Ok, I know February is a little late for New Years resolutions…but this is my blog, I’ll set goals whenever I feel like it!

I do have some general goals like “work out more,” “eat better,” and “update your damn blog every week,” but I wanted to do something a bit more interesting this year.

Like many people, there are a lot of books/movies/tv shows that I’ve somehow just…missed. Despite getting a Film Studies minor, I’ve still never seen Citizen Kane (though I’ve seen Casablanca more times that I can count). Sometimes that makes discussing popular culture difficult. This is a built up language, after all, and it helps if we’re all working with the same background.

So, to that end, my goal for 2018 is to fill some of these holes in my media literacy! I’m going to keep lists here of media I need to consume, and cross them off once I do. (I’m also cheating and adding a few that I got to in December…because I’m a rebel like that)

On that note, if you can think of something that absolutely everyone should have seen/read/whatever by now, let me know! If I haven’t gotten to it yet, I’ll add it to the list!


  • Die Hard | dec 2017
  • Citizen Kane
  • Get Out
  • The Exorcist
  • Poltergeist
  • Ghost
  • Clockwork Orange
  • Aliens
  • The Shining
  • The Godfather
  • Apocolypse Now
  • Jaws
  • Braveheart
  • Pan’s Labyrinth | feb 2018
  • Gremlins | oct 2017
  • Ladybird
  • Rear Window
  • Logan
  • Baby Driver
  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • Blade
  • Dear White People
  • Dodgeball
  • Say Anything
  • Black Swan
  • Kudo and the Two Strings
  • Evil Dead
  • 12 Monkeys
  • 6 String Samurai
  • Selma
  • The Shape of Water
  • The Iron Giant
  • The Sandlot
  • Paul
  • Rock and Roll High School
  • Rocky
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Jaws
  • As Above, So Below
  • Let the Right One In
  • Lost Boys
  • Resident Evil
  • Super Trooper
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Mad Max: 1, 2, Beyond Thunderdome, Fury Road
  • Carrie
  • Kissing Jessica Stein

TV Shows

  • Twin Peaks
  • Breaking Bad


  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • His Dark Materials series
  • *something* by Terry Pratchet


  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Attack on Titan
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Samurai Champloo
  • Naruto (currently watching)
  • Rose of Versailles
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • Kino’s Journey
  • Mushishi

About Lucy

Lucy lives in Portland, OR, and likes to write about books, anime, and relatable teens living their lives (magical or otherwise). She's a co-host on the CLAMPCAST IN WONDERLAND and WRITE PLACE/WRITE TIME podcasts.
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5 Responses to 2018 – Media Literacy Goals

  1. kingdylbag13 says:

    You put titen instead of titan when you wrote attack on titan (sorry, I can’t deal with bad spelling)

  2. Y Vermeer says:

    Good luck with Twin Peaks

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