Ryan McNeil of The Matinee started this Blind Spot series a while back, and I’m finally going to take the plunge myself in 2013. The idea is simple: you compile a list of 12 movies you’ve never seen and consider to be “cinematic blind spots”, and then over the course of the year you actually watch them — one a month — instead of shuffling them down your queue and continuing to avoid them.

Below I present my list for 2013, listed alphabetically. If I allowed myself to choose what to watch at random, I might be tempted not to choose, thus unceremoniously abandoning the project.

As if I needed another series! Anyway, it should be fun.

Ace in the Hole
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Black Narcissus
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Fast Times at Ridgemont High

The King of Comedy
Shadow of a Doubt
Swing Time