Helmet Film Challenge 2021

The Film Challenge invites and challenges you to broaden your horizons and to look for new experiences on film: the classics, cult favorites – or perhaps, the films that you have been meaning to watch for a long time.

The Film Challenge is a playful and joyful watching project where you choose films to watch from the list of 50 different subjects. Anyone can take part. You can proceed at your own pace or you can follow the given order week by week. You can re-watch your favorite film, or you can step out of your comfort zone and exposure yourself to something new and unfamiliar – it’s up to you!

The Film Challenge is about sharing. It’s more fun to tackle the watching project with other people and you are heartily encouraged to ask your friends to join the Helmet Film Challenge Facebook group where you can talk about the most intense, bizarre, and gripping films you watch during the year. Mind you, the discussions are mostly in Finnish, but you can also start one in English.

Having problems of finding suitable films for the challenge? Go visit your library or check the Film Challenge Facebook group. The library staff or other participants will help you.

Let the movies move you – take up the Film Challenge!

Helmet Film Challenge 2021

1. A film about filmmaking

2. A film related to US society or politics

3. A film featuring winter sports

4. A stop motion animation

5. A film about mental health

6. A non-Finnish film that mentions Finland

7. A film about friendship

8. A film that breaks the fourth wall

9. A Razzie Award winning film

10. A film featuring cleaning

11. A film that passes the Bechdel test

12. A film based on a game or about gaming

13. A film where at least three languages are spoken

14. A film about cats

15. A Korean film

16. A film set in Africa

17. A film edited by a woman

18. A film with a character called Frank

19. A film whose protagonist is a mother

20. A film that takes place within 24 hours

21. A film with a score of over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

22. A film suitable for all ages (age limit S)

23. A film whose music was composed by Ennio Morricone

24. A kitchen sink film

25. A film starring Nicolas Cage

26. A German film

27. A film produced by Fennada

28. A film with a writer in it

29. A film about ageing

30. A film where a band is formed

31. A film based on a children’s book

32. A film featuring scenes underwater

33. A zombie film

34. A film directed by someone over 70

35. A film with spellcasting

36. A film about trains

37. A giallo film

38. A film set in a prison

39. A film made in the 1920s

40. A film with a love triangle

41. A documentary about an artist

42. A film with a first name in its title

43. A film set in the First World War

44. A film related to Halloween

45. A dystopian film

46. A film featuring disguises

47. A dance film

48. A film featuring karaoke

49. A film recommended by the library staff

50. A film released in 2021

A printable version of the film challenge (PDF)

Facebook group (discussion mostly in Finnish) 

Helmet Film Challenge in other languages:

In Finnish: Helmet-elokuvahaaste

In Swedish: Helmets filmutmaning 

In Russian: Elokuvahaaste venäjäksi 

See also:

The Little Helmet Film Challenge 

Helmet Reading Challenge 

The Little Helmet Reading Challenge 

Helmet Music Challenge 

Helmet Game Challenge