Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The "Favorite Movies For Every Year I've Been Alive" List





One of the most trending activities on the internet this week is making a list of favorite movies for every year of your life. Since this is a movie blog, I figured I might as well join in.

I must point out that this is a list of favorite movies from a particular year, not what may be considered the best. (There is a big difference.) A number of years featured several movies I could have chosen, while others were quite barren. There were a few years where my choice was mainly by default. I don't pretend that this list is the result of serious analytical criticism--it's just for fun. Don't take it too seriously, and please don't ask me to do a Favorite Films of the Year list for the rest of the 20th Century before 1969--that would be too much work.

1969-THE WILD BUNCH
1970-PATTON
1971-WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
1972-THE GODFATHER
1973-HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER
1974-THE GODFATHER PART II
1975-MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
1976-THE BAD NEWS BEARS
1977-STAR WARS
1978-EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE
1979-THE JERK
1980-THE BLUES BROTHERS/THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
1981-RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
1982-BLADE RUNNER
1983-RETURN OF THE JEDI
1984-ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
1985-RAN
1986-ALIENS
1987-THE UNTOUCHABLES
1988-DIE HARD
1989-INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
1990-EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
1991-TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY
1992-ARMY OF DARKNESS
1993-JURASSIC PARK
1994-ED WOOD
1995-CASINO
1996-STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT
1997-AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY
1998-SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
1999-THE MATRIX
2000-CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON
2001-THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
2002-THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS
2003-THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
2004-HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
2005-BATMAN BEGINS
2006-CASINO ROYALE
2007-THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
2008-GRAN TORINO
2009-WATCHMEN
2010-THE EXPENDABLES
2011-X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
2012-THE AVENGERS
2013-GRAVITY
2014-THE BABADOOK
2015-MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
2016-ROGUE ONE

2 comments:

  1. As you are well aware, there are durn few movies from about the last 30 years I like, so this list would be near impossible for me to do. I have to say, though, your 1976 pick surprises me. I know your love of baseball, but I was expecting THE SHOOTIST.

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  2. I need to add my list soon. Some similarities.

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