Sunday, September 4, 2016

30 Years of Movies - My Favorites From Each Year

Today marks my 30th birthday. And so, I decided to take a look back at the past 30 years, and choose my favorite movie released from each year. Note, these aren't all necessarily what I think was technically the best movie released in each given year, it's solely what I consider my favorite. So then, without any further ado, let's jump back 30 years to...

1986
An American Tail
(Don Bluth)

1987
Full Metal Jacket
(Stanley Kubrick)

1988
Die Hard
(John McTiernan)

1989
Batman
(Tim Burton)

1990
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(Steve Barron)

1991
Hook
(Steven Spielberg)

1992
Reservoir Dogs
(Quentin Tarantino)

1993
Jurassic Park
(Steven Spielberg)

1994
The Lion King
(Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff)

1995
Toy Story
(John Lasseter)

1996
Independence Day
(Roland Emmerich)

1997
Good Will Hunting
(Gus Van Sant)

1998
The Big Hit
(Che-Kirk Wong)

1999
The Matrix
(The Wachowski Brothers)

2000
American Psycho
(Mary Harron)

2001
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(Peter Jackson)

2002
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
(George Lucas)

2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(Peter Jackson)

2004
The Chronicles of Riddick
(David Twohy)

2005
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
(George Lucas)

2006
V for Vendetta
(James McTeigue)

2007
Spider-Man 3
(Sam Raimi)

2008
The Dark Knight
(Christopher Nolan)

2009
(500) Days of Summer
(Marc Webb)

2010
Inception
(Christopher Nolan)

2011
Sucker Punch
(Zack Snyder)

2012
Dredd
(Pete Travis)

2013
Frozen
(Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee)

2014
Interstellar
(Christopher Nolan)

2015
Inside Out
(Pete Docter)

2016
Zootopia
(Byron Howard, Rich Moore)

14 comments:

  1. Nice list, Chris! Happy Birthday! Hope you had a nice celebration. :)

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  2. Cool list, but you left out 2007 :/

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  3. Great list! I would agree with most of them. Happy birthday!

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  4. Happy 30th Chris! What a great list, too. Super stoked to see Inside Out here :)
    - Allie

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  5. Happy birthday for yesterday Chris! Hope you had a great day. Love the list too, although I'm so sold on your love for Sucker Punch ;)

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    1. Thanks, Rhys! And yeah, I'm still aware of our divided opinions on that movie, lol. One day we'll have to discuss it more in depth, perhaps. ;)

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  6. Happy birthday, and omg, what great titles you have there, nice taste! When I was growing up I couldn't get enough of Hook, Batman and Die Hard.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, those are certainly some great ones, right? :)

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  7. Hello Chris, how've you been? Great idea for a list, man. Boy it'd be tough to pick just one film for each year. But if I must, for 1995 I definitely would pick Sense & Sensibility by Ang Lee, and for 2000 it'll be Gladiator. I LOVE The Dark Knight so that might be my pick for 2008 as well.

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    1. Hey Ruth! I've been good. And you? :)

      Yeah, narrowing it down to just one film per year was definitely hard at times, with '95, '98, '99, and '07 probably being the toughest, and Sweeney Todd definitely being the most gutting omission from the whole thing, lol. But looks like you got some good picks there already. I'd be interested to see what else you'd choose, so feel free to tackle the idea yourself as well if you'd like. :)

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