For the past several years, my wife and I make a point to the spend the week after Christmas seeing as many potential Oscar nominees as possible. It started in 2008 when we were torn between watching Doubt or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and decided "wait...why not just see both?" Since then, the Dec. 26 has been designated as movie-day. Some years the pickings are slim (Mission Impossible IV in 2011) and some years there's only one movie to see (Up in the Air in 2009 and The King's Speech in 2010) but recently we've taken it to a whole new level. Last year we tackled The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, American Hustle, and The Wolf of Wall St. in the same day. This year, we're matching our previous effort with Foxcatcher this morning, The Imitation Game after lunch, and Wild this evening. It's a waste of day, yes, but it's one of the best examples of "binge-watching" when you can spend all day watching some of the best of the movies available in a given year.
So...the next time you're unsure of what movie to see, just see them all. You'll get sick from popcorn, but you'll adding to cultural knowledge one frame at a time.