I stopped by Netflix today, and the system recommended two movies that had titles with month names in them.
So here's today's challenge: come up with a set of twelve movie titles that contain month names, one for each month. Each movie should ideally be fairly well-known. No one-word titles. Preferably, no TV movies, but those are acceptable in a pinch. The month names in the titles don't have to refer to the month; for example, any movie with the word "May" in the title counts, even if the word in that context doesn't refer to the month.
Warning: This challenge may not be possible. I came up with only four on my own; IMDB searches led me to eight more, but I had heard of only four of those, and at least one of them appears to be extremely obscure.
Still, come up with as many as you can.
I'll list my answers later in this entry. But first, some side notes:
I'm going to disqualify the one that I thought of for May. It was Seven Days in May--nothing wrong with that title, but as I did other searches, I realized it was far from unique. All of the following are actual movie titles (though some are the English titles of foreign movies):
- Seven Days in January
- Two Days in February
- The Prince Edward Island Development Plan, Part 2: Four Days in March
- Two Days in April
- Seven Days in May
- Six Days in June [also Five]
- Four Days in July
- Three Days in August
- 7 Days in September [also Four, also A Few]
- Two Days in October
- Four Days in November
- One Day in December
So that's a fun set, but let's disqualify all of them from the above challenge.
Bonus round: Come up with a set of seven movies whose titles contain the names of the days of the week. I could only think of one on my own; searches led me to three others that I'd heard of, and three others that I hadn't heard of. One of the day names appears in three famous titles; the others in at most one or two, though it depends on what you mean by "famous," of course.
One possible set of answers to both the month-name challenge and the day-name challenge after the cut.
One possible set of answers for the month names:
- The January Man
- Demons of February **
- March of the Penguins *
- Enchanted April
- What Dreams May Come
- Henry & June *
- Born on the Fourth of July *
- August Rush *
- Come September **
- October Sky
- Sweet November **
- December Boys **
Where * means I had to look it up, and ** means I'd never heard of it.
One possible set of answers for the day names:
- Sunday Bloody Sunday
- Stormy Monday **
- If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium *
- Ash Wednesday **
- Today Was Thursday **
- Friday the 13th [also Freaky Friday, also His Girl Friday]
- Mr. Saturday Night *