5 Different Ways To Have A Movie Marathon + Movie Series Recommendations

Hello and welcome!

Today’s post is a little different, but I thought it’d be fun! I’ll be writing about 5 different ways you can have a movie marathon.

Movie marathons are so fun! A movie marathon is essentially when you watch multiple movies in a row. I love having movie marathons, especially in the summertime! There are a few different ways you can host a movie marathon, and I’m here to show you!

Watch A Movie Series In Release Order

This is one of the classic movie marathon routes. You’ll simply pick a movie series and watch the movies in that series, or at least a few of the movies, and enjoy! You can do this with any movie series. These are so fun because you’ll get to see everything (or at least a large piece) from the series all at once and you’ll be able to remember all the details and possibly understand more of the plot!

Watch A Movie Series In Chronological Order

This is similar to the previous option, but instead of release order, you watch the movies in chronological order. There are multiple series, for example, Marvel or Star Wars, that weren’t released in chronological order. Watching movies in this order can often make it easier to understand, especially for first-time watchers.

Watch Movies All Staring A Particular Actor

This is a less common way to have a movie marathon, but still just as fun! How it works is: you’ll pick a movie star as the theme of your movie marathon, then compile a list of however many movies you’d like to watch by that actor, watch away! An example is: I’m choosing Tom Hanks as the theme for my watching spree. I’m watching News Of The World, Saving Mr. Banks, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, and Toy Story. I like this kind of marathon because you really get to “know” the actor and appreciate all the wonderful films they’ve done!

Watch Movies In A Particular Genre

If you have an obsession with a specific movie genre, this is a great movie marathon idea! It can be any genre: action, horror, romance, comedy, musical, etc. This is a more simple idea, but still enjoyable!

Watch A Movie Picked By Each Friend

This is my favorite movie marathon idea! You’ll need a group of friends to do this one. How it works, is each friend in your group will pick a movie to watch in the marathon. It will most likely end up being a random assortment of films, but that just makes it more interesting! If you don’t have enough friends for enough movies, you can pick some other films together!

Those are my different ideas for movie marathons! There are so many ways you can mix up your movie marathons! You could watch them on a big screen, outside, as you’re pulling an all-nighter, by yourself, with a group of friends, in a short period of time, in a long period of time, by the pool, via a streaming service for those separated by great distances, etc. I definitely recommend having a movie marathon this summer (or any time of the year, of course)!

Now that you have some different ways you can watch your movies, I’ll be sharing some other series and individual movies. Note: I haven’t watched all of these titles.

Movie Recommendations:

  • Marvel Studios
  • Star Wars
  • Harry Potter
  • Jurassic Park
  • Indiana Jones
  • Disney classics
  • Pixar classics
  • The Hobbit
  • Fast & Furious
  • Men In Black
  • Pirates of The Carrabin

That’s all I’ve got! Thank you so much for reading!

Let’s chat in the comments! What’s your favorite way to have a movie marathon? Have you ever had a movie marathon? What’s your favorite movie series?

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37 thoughts on “5 Different Ways To Have A Movie Marathon + Movie Series Recommendations

  1. ahh this post was so timely, because i am planning a hunger games marathon with my friends, and it gave me some good ideas for other marathons that i can do!! this was SUCH an amazing post, miriam! thank u so much!

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      1. yes, i agree the books are totally better, but all of my friends and me hv been going thru the books and now we wanted to watch the movies together, so that’ll be fun!

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  2. Unique post idea and great recommendations!! I always binge watch the movie series In Release Order. I’ll try the other methods too 👍🏻
    I would like to add one more to the list-> how to train your dragon 💜

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  3. “..if you don’t have enough friends…” *laughs* idk why but that made me laugh quite a bit, hehehe.
    My sisters, dad and I had a Marvel movie marathon, and we also did that with HP (books first, then movies). It was super fun!!!

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  4. Me and my friends can’t do movie marathons cause we always end up doing something else. Oh well! I could do this with my sister probably!

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  5. What a brilliant post! This will save us from a lot of those awkward moments we spend wondering where to start, by which time we have already decided to do something else because we can’t come to a decision 😜 Your recommendations were pure gold and you have an amazing taste. Wish my friends were like you. 😕

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