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Best/Favourite films in your lifetime

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An idea shamelessly ripped off from Chris Johnson on Twitter, but here's my favourite films per year so long as I've been alive (much thanks to Flickchart):

1985: Back to the Future

1986: Labyrinth

1987: Robocop

1988: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

1989: Licence to Kill

1990: Goodfellas

1991: Terminator 2: Judgment Day

1992: The Muppet Christmas Carol

1993: The Wrong Trousers

1994: The Shawshank Redemption

1995: Seven

1996: Trainspotting

1997: Men in Black

1998: The Truman Show

1999: Fight Club

2000: Memento

2001: The Majestic

2002: 28 Days Later

2003: School of Rock

2004:Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

2005: Batman Begins

2006: Children of Men

2007: Hot Fuzz

2008: Let the Right One In

2009: Watchmen

2010: Inception

2011: Bernie

2012: Skyfall

2013: Gravity

2014: Guardians of the Galaxy

2015: Mad Max: Fury Road

2016: Hail, Caesar!

Pour scorn as you will, or alternatively, submit your own. I have a feeling that Toland's will be lengthy.....

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As much as I love being shamelessly ripped off, it's a widespread meme.

Indeed, but let's ignore that and bask in your glory!

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Having seen this both Gillian and I have compiled lists and we've only had 6 films that crossed over. Mainly because she has a more wider ranging taste than I. I have tried to not have too many films from the same franchise for variety sake. 

1977 - The Spy Who Loved Me

1978 - Superman

1979 - Alien

1980 - The Blues Brothers

1981 - An American Werewolf in London

1982 - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 

1983 - Return of the Jedi

1984 - This is Spinal Tap

1985 - Back to the Future

1986 - Biggles

1987 - The Untouchables 

1988 - Die Hard

1989 - Batman

1990 - The Hunt for Red October

1991 - The Rocketeer 

1992 - Aladdin 

1993 - Groundhog Day

1993 - Groundhog Day

1993 - Groundhog Day

1994 - Ed Wood

1995 - Clueless 

1996 - From Dusk Till Dawn 

1997 - L.A. Confidential 

1998 - The Big Lebowski 

1999 - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

2000 - Gladiator 

2001 - Ocean's 11

2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2003 - Kill Bill volume 1

2004 - The Incredible's

2005 - Mr and Mrs Smith

2006 - Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby 

2007 - Hot Fuzz

2008 - Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

2009 - Sherlock Holmes

2010 - Machete 

2011 - X-Men First Class

2012 - The Avengers

2013 - Pacific Rim

2014 - Guardians of the Galaxy

2015 - Creed

2016 - Ghostbusters 

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As much as I love being shamelessly ripped off, it's a widespread meme.

Indeed, but let's ignore that and bask in your glory!

In that case, here's mine!

1989: Do the Right Thing
1990: Goodfellas
1991: Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1992: Unforgiven
1993: Carlito's Way
1994: Pulp Fiction
1995: Dead Man
1996: Lone Star 
1997: Boogie Nights
1998: The Thin Red Line
1999: eXistenZ
2000: Memento
2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2002: 25th Hour
2003: Kill Bill Volume 1
2004: The Aviator
2005: Domino
2006: The Prestige 
2007: There Will Be Blood
2008: The Dark Knight 
2009: Inglourious Basterds
2010: Exit Through the Gift Shop
2011: The Grey
2012: Cosmopolis 
2013: The Wolf of Wall Street
2014: Interstellar 
2015: The Hateful Eight
2016: The Neon Demon 

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  • 1985: Clue (This is that movie that I can put on at any time, smile, laugh, feel like a kid again. Nearly went with The Goonies for identical reasons)
  • 1986: Labyrinth (Tough decision. Almost wanted to go with Big Trouble in Little China.)
  • 1987: Moonstruck (Tough year. I love Moonstuck more than A Nightmare on Elm St. 3.)
  • 1988 - Who Frame Roger Rabbit (Loved it as a kid, love it now. A very odd part of me wanted to say Space Mutiny instead.)
  • 1989 - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Should be The Little Mermaid for jumpstarting The Disney Renaissance but, well, fuck it! Was almost Heathers.)
  • 1990 - Dick Tracy (I'm a fool for good production design.)
  • 1991: Beauty and the Beast (Nearly no contest.)
  • 1992: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (I had trouble coming up with something for 1992 so... Twin Peaks.)
  • 1993: Addams Family Values (Almost purely for Christina Ricci)
  • 1994: Pulp Fiction (Interesting fact: Forrest Gump won best picture that year. I know, right? What the hell?)
  • 1995: Showgirls (It's favorite movies, not best movies. Shut up, that's why! Otherwise, it would probably be Waiting to Exhale.)
  • 1996: Scream (In a lot of ways, if I had never seen Scream, I would not be the person I am today. On of a handful of movies I can quote perfectly.)
  • 1997: Jackie Brown (Because Pam Grier kicking ass is never not fun.)
  • 1998: Pleasantville (Relevant and well acted.)
  • 1999:  American Beauty (Look, I know it's the bad answer but it's still just such a well put together piece of cinema for me.)
  • 2000: The Emperor's New Groove (In a lot of ways, I just love it a ton. It may have been the end of the Disney Renaissance but still a classic.)
  • 2001: Ocean's 11 (I like a good heist movie. The style and editing of this one elevate it.)
  • 2002: Chicago (Interesting fact: I saw Chicago in the theater like 8 times.)
  • 2003: Kill Bill Vol.1 (Going in, I did not intend this thing to have so much Tarantino on it.)
  • 2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Odd thing: The Lord of the Rings films are better but there was something I loved more every year.)
  • 2005: Brokeback Mountain (Fuck Crash.)
  • 2006 Pan's Labyrinth (Once again, I'm a fool for good set design.)
  • 2007: Hot Fuzz (One of those movies
  • 2008: The Dark Knight (Still probably the best Superhero movie of all time.)
  • 2009: Inglourious Basterds (Oh. More Tarantino.)
  • 2010: Inception (One of those movies I can't watch idly. Always gets all my attention.)
  • 2011: The Muppets (I'm a Muppet of a Man.)
  • 2012: The Hunger Games (I wanted to go with The Cabin in the Woods but I had to ask what movie I've seen the most times or I would just throw on.)
  • 2013: Pacific Rim (I really ran on empty for 2013.)
  • 2014: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (I was torn between this and Guardians of the Galaxy. Decided just on which one I'd rather watch for the heck of it.)
  • 2015: Mad Max: Fury Road (Outside of being beautiful to look at, the editing, cinematography, writing, and acting is phenomenal.)
  • 2016: Zootopia (I'm saying this now because most of the films released at the end of the year are things I have not seen yet. Will update later.)

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I have a feeling that Toland's will be lengthy.....

You are the literal worst.

1974 - Young Frankenstein

1975 - Jaws

1976 - All the President's Men

1977 - Star Wars

1978 - Superman

1979 - The Muppet Movie

1980 - The Empire Strikes Back

1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark

1982 - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

1983 - Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

1984 - Ghostbusters

1985 - Back to the Future

1986 - Big Trouble in Little China

1987 - The Untouchables

1988 - A Fish Called Wanda

1989 - The Little Mermaid

1990 - Goodfellas

1991 - The Silence of the Lambs

1992 - Unforgiven

1993 - Schindler's List

1994 - Pulp Fiction

1995 - Toy Story

1996 - Fargo

1997 - L.A. Confidential

1998 - Saving Private Ryan

1999 - Magnolia

2000 - O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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 - Spider-Man 2

2005 - Batman Begins

2006 - The Departed

2007 - Juno

2008 - The Dark Knight

2009 - Up

2010 - Toy Story 3

2011 - Captain America: The First Avenger

2012 - The Avengers

2013 - The Wolverine

2014 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

2015 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2016 - Captain America: Civil War

This drove home just how many movies I haven't gotten around to seeing in the past five or so years. I was also a little surprised at how many genre films I listed, though I probably shouldn't have been.

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Ooh Ooh Ooh!

1989 - License to Kill

1990 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

1991 - JFK

1992 - Aladdin

1993 - Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

1994 - Clerks

1995 - Die Hard with a Vengeance

1996 - The Nutty Professor

1997 - Hercules

1998 - The Mask of Zorro

1999 - The Iron Giant

2000 - X-Men

2001 - Training Day

2002 - Spider-Man

2003 - Kill Bill vol.1

2004 - The Incredibles/Spider-Man 2/Collateral 

2005 - Batman Begins

2006 - The Prestige

2007 - Spider-Man 3

2008 - The Dark Knight

2009 - Black Dynamite

2010 - Inception

2011 -  Drive

2012 - The Avengers

2013 - Prisoners

2014 - Whiplash

2015 - Avengers: Age of Ultron

2016 - Captain America: Civil War

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Best

1989- Henry V

1990- Goodfellas

1991- Beauty and the Beast

1992- Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

1993- Jurassic Park

1994- The Lion King

1995- Toy Story

1996- Trainspotting

1997- Good Will Hunting

1998- Prince of Egypt

1999- Being John Malkovich

2000- Dancer in the Dark

2001- The Fellowship of the Ring

2002- The City of God

2003- The Return of the King

2004- Downfall

2005- King Kong

2006- Pan's Labyrinth

2007- Hot Fuzz

2008- The Dark Knight

2009- Inglourious Basterds

2010- The King's Speech

2011- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

2012- Blancanieves

2013- Philomena

2014- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

2015- Spotlight

2016- Zootopia

 

Favorite

1989- Henry V

1990- GoodFellas

1991- Beauty and the Beast

1992- Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

1993- Jurassic Park

1994- The Lion King

1995- Babe

1996- The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

1997- Good Will Hunting

1998- Prince of Egypt

1999- Being John Malkovich

2000- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

2001- The Fellowship of the Ring

2002- The City of God

2003- The Return of the King

2004- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2005- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2006- Pan's Labyrinth

2007- Hot Fuzz

2008- The Dark Knight

2009- Inglourious Basterds

2010- The King's Speech

2011- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

2012- Blancanieves

2013- Philomena

2014- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

2015- Jurassic World

2016- Zootopia

Honorable Mentions: The Little Mermaid, Last of the Mohicans, Muppet Christmas Carol, GoldenEye, The Idiots, Y Tu Mamá También, School of Rock, Batman Begins, Casino Royale, Little Miss Sunshine, Enchanted, Deathly Hallows Part 1, Bernie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Jungle Book, Sing Street, Don't Think Twice, Moana, Arrival

WHEW!

Largely the same from the Favorite/Best by Decade we did a few years, with a few changes here and there. Several are admittedly due for a rewatch.

I haven't seen any movies in theatres yet this year or most of the recent Oscar nominees, including Moonlight and Bla Bla Land.

Edited by You Know Who

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1978: Superman

1979: Alien

1980: The Shining

1981: [ nil ]

1982: Poltergeist (but First Blood is a very close second)

1983: A Christmas Story

1984: The Karate Kid (but Gremlines, The Terminator, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Ghostbusters are all breathing down its neck)

1985: Back to the Future (it's Anne of Green Gables if TV movies count)

1986: The Karate Kid Part II

1987: The Princess Bride

1988: Die Hard

1989: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

1990: Tremors

1991: The Rocketeer

1992: My Cousin Vinny

1993: The Fugitive

1994: The Shawshank Redemption

1995: Se7en

1996: A Time to Kill

1997: Jackie Brown

1998: Dark City

1999: Stir of Echoes

2000: America Psycho

2001: Training Day

2002: 28 Days Later

2003: Kill Bill: Vol. 1

2004: Shaun of the Dead

2005: Batman Begins

2006: Rocky Balboa

2007: Once

2008: The Dark Knight

2009: Inglourious Basterds

2010: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

2011: Midnight in Paris

2012: Skyfall (with Django Unchained as a close second)

2013: 12 Years a Slave

2014: Guardians of the Galaxy

2015: Creed

2016: Captain America: Civil War

 

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1994: The Crow

1995: Dead Man

1996: From Dusk til Dawn

1997: Men in Black

1998: The Big Lebowski

1999: Galaxy Quest

2000: O Brother Where Art Thou

2001: Donnie Darko

2002: Treasure Planet

2003: Oldboy

2004: Shaun of the Dead

2005: Serenity

2006: The Host

2007: Sunshine

2008: Pontypool

2009: District 9

2010: Red

2011: Attack the Block

2012: Dredd

2013: Pacific Rim

2014: Edge of Tomorrow

2015: Mad Max: Fury Road

2016: Train to Busan

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I have a feeling that Toland's will be lengthy.....

You are the literal worst.

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It's also testament to this forum that everyone's been pretty respectful about the lists of others, without the inclination to say things like "and how many films in 2007 DID you see exactly, Donovan?" or "Wallace & Gromit over CGI dinosaurs, you British idiot?!?". Me aside, this is a classy establishment!

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I was going to point out that The Wrong Trousers was a short film but then I realized nothing here said it had to be a feature length film. Also, it's a very enjoyable short film.

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I would just like the record to show, I'm the only one who started in the 90s.

And that's precisely why you're referred to as "The Bastard" on the Black Dog - as well you know!!

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There's totally a few years where I chose some by default, because I saw them and enjoyed them. Both '96 and '07 I'm like "EEHHHHHHHHH *shrug*

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There's totally a few years where I chose some by default, because I saw them and enjoyed them. Both '96 and '07 I'm like "EEHHHHHHHHH *shrug*

If I remember my trip to Berlin correctly, Spider-Man 3 pushed cinema to great new heights. Then again, Germany's been wrong before.....

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Having watched Spider-Man 3 a couple of months ago for the first time in a few years, I enjoyed it then more than I ever had, and I never disliked it to begin with. But yeah, IDK...300 was also fun, but I'm a lifelong Spidey fan, so...

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Fairly rough list. Probably missed stuff. 2006 is very much dependent on which day you catch me.

1983- Return of the Jedi

1984- Amadeus

1985- Back to the Future

1986- Laputa- Castle in the Sky

1987- Predator

1988- Die Hard

1989- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

1990- Goodfellas

1991- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

1992- Unforgiven

1993- Jurassic Park (Still have my old JP mug)

1994- Shawshank Redemption

1995- Desperado

1996- Beavis and Butthead Do America

1997- Princess Mononoke (god damn it's a knife edge between this and my love of Face/off

1998- The Truman Show

1999- Being John Malkovich

2000- O' Brother Where Art Thou

2001- Spirited Away

2002- Adaptation

2003- Finding Nemo

2004- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

2005- Serenity

2006- Pan's Labyrinth (Monday and Tuesday, The Prestige (Wednesday and Thursday), The Fountain (Friday and Saturday) and then rotating on Sunday.

2007- Hot Fuzz

2008- Wall-E

2009- Up

2010- The Social Network

2011- Drive, with special mention of 50/50

2012- Looper

2013- Tale of the Princess Kaguya

2014- The Grand Budapest Hotel

2015- Mad Max

2016- Moana

2017- So far Logan

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Not exhaustive by any means, pretty much just off the top of my head:  

1997: Jackie Brown  

1998: Rushmore  

1999: Magnolia

2000: Unbreakable

2001: Y Tu Mamá También

2002: Punch-Drunk Love

2003: Lost In Translation

2004: Napoleon Dynamite  

2005: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2006: Borat

2007: No Country for Old Men

2008: The Dark Knight

2009: Where the Wild Things Are

2010: Blue Valentine  

2011: The Tree of Life

2012: The Comedy

2013: The Wolf of Wall Street

2014: Approaching The Elephant  

2015: Victoria

2016: American Honey 

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