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250 Films of Quarantine

Seattle attorney and cinephile Bob Cumbow shares his movie list

Published in 2021 Washington Super Lawyers magazine

Bob Cumbow is a partner at the Seattle office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, where he focuses on trademark and copyright law. He also knows what he’s talking about when it comes to the art of film, having written books and articles on film for 50 years, taught film at Seattle University, and frequently lectured with the Seattle International Film Festival’s film education program.

Over the past year, the intellectual property attorney has kept track of the films he watched during quarantine—“catching up with movies I hadn’t seen before, and revisiting old friends that I’ve watched many times.”

As the lockdown approached the one-year mark, Cumbow’s list approached 250 films and series. Here they are, starting at Day 1 of Week 1, reading down each column.

Tex Avery Screwball Classics Vol. 1 The Maggie Homicide Dead Dicks They Live
Duck Soup Whisky Galore Lust for Gold I Walked with a Zombie The Rock
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Taste the Blood of Dracula Sayonara The Colditz Story The Outfit
Scissors Moonfleet Top Secret The Grey Fox Letting Him Go
Brawl in Cell Block 99 You Only Live Once The Molly Maguires Beanpole Fury (1936)
Dragged Across Concrete “The Purple Room” (Thriller, season 1, ep. 6) Point Break “The Incredible Doctor Markesan” (Thriller, season 2, ep. 22) Hangmen Also Die
Carlito’s Way Underwater River’s Edge

Beau Travail

The Wind and the Lion
Heat Mad Max Isle of the Dead Brute Force The Offence
Miami Vice The Road Warrior Peyton Place Naked City Queen Bee
Blackhat Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome Death Rides a Horse Barry Lyndon Marlowe
All Through the Night Mad Max: Fury Road First Cow The Comfort of Strangers The Last Run
The Red House Split Second Hacksaw Ridge Eyes Wide Shut The Purple Plain
Passion A Lady Without Passport In Collaboration: Strasbourg 1518 Black Gravel The Man Who Would Be King
The Invisible Man (2020) Desperate Search The Sweet Hereafter Formaldehyde The Crown
Dr. No The Big Combo Exotica The Fall Outland
From Russia with Love Thousand Pieces of Gold South Pacific Enola Holmes Trapped
Goldfinger Big Trouble in Little China 52 Pick-Up Clash by Night Woman on the Beach
Asako I & II Escape from L.A. Went the Day Well? The Dam Busters Dionysus in ’69
Leave Her to Heaven Airplane! Day of the Jackal Miller’s Crossing Timecop
Noises Off Ice Cold in Alex All the President’s Men Blood Simple 2010: The Year We Make Contact
Moby Dick Goodnight My Love The Parallax View Hannah Lee: An American Primitive Boogie Nights
Blowout Dunkirk (1958) The Snake Woman Goodnight, My Love Return to Seattle
Femme Fatale On Dangerous Ground The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake Fargo Cherry 2000
The House by the River The 4th Man The Public Eye Curse of the Undead The Two Jakes
Experiment in Terror The Handmaiden The Face of Marble The Leech Woman Macao
The Talking of Pelham 123 House of Games Straight Shooting The King of Marvin Gardens American Buffalo
Cash on Demand Police Squad! Madchen in Uniform Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Dragnet
Vampire Circus The Spanish Prisoner Sunset Blvd Mikey and Nicky Pete Kelly’s Blues
The Quick and the Dead State and Main I Bury the Living Wanda Flaming Star
Return from the Ashes Glengarry Glen Ross The Godfather The Wedding Party Short Cuts
Robbery Red Belt The Godfather II Greetings Dead Again
Endless Night Spartan The Godfather III Hi, Mom! The Town
Bunny Lake is Missing Sorcerer Existenz Murder a la Mod After the Sunset
The Island Earth Starship Troopers Coroner Creek Providers of Joy and Solace Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
The Ipcress File Airplane II The Walking Hills Smile The Exquisite Thief
Destry Rides Again The Law and Jake Wade The Doolins of Oklahoma The Moving Finger The White Tiger
Blood on the Moon Selfish Son 7th Calvary An Eye for the Girls Drifting
The Big Heat A Muse The Year of Living Dangerously Where Danger Lives The Laughing Policeman
The Big Fix Point Blank Streets of Fire Tension Wonder Woman 1984
Charade Deliverance “Girl with a Secret” (Thriller, season 1, ep. 9) Criss Cross Berlin Express
Bad Day at Black Rock Days of Heaven “The Cheaters” (Thriller, season 1, ep. 15) Moonrise Tank Girl
The Magnificent Seven The Thin Red Line Comes a Horseman The Narrow Margin (1952) Casablanca
The Wind (1986) Slap Shot When Forever Dies The Narrow Margin (1990) Good Night and Good Luck
Beau Geste A Foreign Affair Collateral Rebecca (2020) Shout at the Devil
Cult of the Cobra Reflections in a Golden Eye The French Connection The Touch The Woman in the Window
Dr. Cyclops Wild Palms The Quatermass Xperiment The Presidio Seven Days in May
The Land Unknown The Young Lions Quatermass 2: Enemy From Space The Highway Vast of Night
The Deadly Mantis Straight Time Hell-Bent Sudden Death Phantom of the Paradise
The Great Escape The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Red Ball Express Carnival of Souls The Silent Partner
Ride the Pink Horse Heist Mulan (2020) Village of the Damned (1995) Fatale
Robocop Tricked Bacurau Wild Things Dracula (1979)
The Old Dark House The Tailor of Panama Barbarosa Sudden Fear Force of Evil
Synchronic The Little Things The Russia House Groundhog Day  

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