Favorites

These are my top five favorite feature films for each year. (Please not that for many years, I’ve only seen five or fewer movies.) For a complete list of everything I’ve blogged from any given year, including TV shows and shorts, click on the year.

2011
1. Winnie the Pooh (10/10)
2. Drive (8/10)
3. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (8/10)
4. Hanna (8/10)
5. Rango (8/10)

2010
1. Another Year (8/10)
2. True Grit (8/10)
3. Easy A (8/10)
4. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (8/10)
5. Winter’s Bone (8/10)

2009
1. Where the Wild Things Are (10/10)
2. Moon (10/10)
3. Up (9/10)
4. Inglourious Basterds (9/10)
5. Mary and Max (9/10)

2008
1. Wall-E (10/10)
2. The Dark Knight (10/10)
3. In Bruges (9/10)
4. Frost/Nixon (8/10)
5. Burn After Reading (8/10)

2007
1. No Country for Old Men (8/10)
2. Grindhouse (8/10)
3. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (7/10)
4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (7/10)
5. The King of Kong (7/10)

2006
1. Children of Men (9/10)
2. The Prestige (8/10)
3. The Departed (8/10)
4. Casino Royale (8/10)
5. Little Miss Sunshine (7/10)

2005
1. Batman Begins (10/10)
2. Sin City (8/10)
3. MirrorMask (7/10)
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (7/10)
5. A History of Violence (7/10)

2004
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (10/10)
2. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (10/10)
3. The Incredibles (9/10)
4. Hotel Rwanda (8/10)
5. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (8/10)

2003
1. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (10/10)
2. Finding Nemo (9/10)
3. Elf (9/10)
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (9/10)
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (9/10)

2002
1. 25th Hour (9/10)
2. Punch-Drunk Love (9/10)
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (9/10)
4. The Powerpuff Girls Movie (7/10)
5. Hero (7/10)

2001
1. Amélie (9/10)
2. Monsters, Inc. (9/10)
3. The Man Who Wasn’t There (9/10)
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (9/10)
5. The Royal Tenenbaums (8/10)

2000
1. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (8/10)
2. The Emperor’s New Groove (8/10)
3. Snatch (7/10)
4. Chicken Run (7/10)
5. Dude, Where’s My Car? (7/10)

1999
1. Magnolia (9/10)
2. Being John Malkovich (9/10)
3. American Beauty (8/10)
4. The Sixth Sense (8/10)
5. Fight Club (8/10)

1998
1. Dark City (10/10)
2. The Big Lebowski (8/10)
3. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (8/10)
4. The Truman Show (8/10)
5. Rushmore (7/10)

1997
1. Life Is Beautiful (8/10)
2. Jackie Brown (8/10)
3. Donnie Brasco (7/10)
4. Princess Mononoke (7/10)
5. The Game (7/10)

1996
1. Muppet Treasure Island (8/10)
2. Fargo (7/10)
3. Matilda (7/10)
4. Hamlet (7/10)
5. Happy Gilmore (7/10)

1995
1. Twelve Monkeys (10/10)
2. The City of Lost Children (8/10)
3. The Usual Suspects (8/10)
4. La Haine (7/10)
5. Dead Man (7/10)

1994
1. Pulp Fiction (8/10)
2. Ed Wood (8/10)
3. The Hudsucker Proxy (7/10)
4. The Professional (7/10)
5. Clerks (7/10)

1993
1. Groundhog Day (9/10)
2. Blue (7/10)
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (7/10)
4. Jurassic Park (7/10)
5. Schindler’s List (5/10)

1992
1. Reservoir Dogs (8/10)
2. The Muppet Christmas Carol (8/10)
3. Alien 3 (7/10)
4. Unforgiven (7/10)
5. Dracula (7/10)

1991
1. The Fisher King (8/10)
2. The Silence of the Lambs (8/10)
3. Hudson Hawk (7/10)
4. Barton Fink (7/10)
5. Hook (7/10)

1990
1. Joe Versus the Volcano (9/10)
2. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (8/10)
3. Predator 2 (7/10)
4. Total Recall (7/10)
5. Edward Scissorhands (7/10)

1989
1. Batman (9/10)
2. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (8/10)
3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (8/10)
4. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (7/10)
5. Dead Poets Society (7/10)

1988
1. My Neighbor Totoro (9/10)
2. The Last Temptation of Christ (9/10)
3. Alice (8/10)
4. Beetle Juice (7/10)
5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (7/10)

1987
1. The Princess Bride (10/10)
2. Raising Arizona (8/10)
3. Wings of Desire (7/10)
4. Predator (7/10)
5. Full Metal Jacket (7/10)

1986
1. Labyrinth (10/10)
2. Aliens (9/10)
3. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (8/10)
4. Stand by Me (7/10)
5. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (7/10)

1985
1. Clue (9/10)
2. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (8/10)
3. Commando (8/10)
4. Back to the Future (7/10)
5. Come and See (7/10)

1984
1. The Muppets Take Manhattan (9/10)
2. The Neverending Story (9/10)
3. Ghost Busters (8/10)
4. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (7/10)
5. The Terminator (7/10)

1983
1. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (9/10)
2. The Meaning of Life (9/10)
3. A Christmas Story (8/10)
4. To Be or Not to Be (7/10)
5. Superman III (6/10)

1982
1. The Dark Crystal (10/10)
2. First Blood (9/10)
3. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (9/10)
4. Rocky III (7/10)
5. Blade Runner (7/10)

1981
1. Time Bandits (10/10)
2. The Great Muppet Caper (9/10)
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (8/10)
4. Das Boot (6/10)
5. Superman II (5/10)

1980
1. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (9/10)
2. The Blues Brothers (9/10)
3. The Shining (8/10)
4. Stardust Memories (7/10)
5. The Elephant Man (6/10)

1979
1. The Muppet Movie (10/10)
2. Alien (9/10)
3. Rocky II (8/10)
4. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (8/10)
5. Apocalypse Now (7/10)

1978
1. Watership Down (7/10)
2. Superman (7/10)
3. Animal House (6/10)
4. Drunken Master (3/10)
5. The Deer Hunter (2/10)

1977
1. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (9/10)
2. Star Wars (9/10)
3. Annie Hall (7/10)
4. Jabberwocky (6/10)

1976
1. Rocky (9/10)
2. Network (9/10)
3. Taxi Driver (7/10)
4. Logan’s Run (7/10)
5. The Outlaw Josey Wales (6/10)

1975
1. Dog Day Afternoon (9/10)
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (9/10)
3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (9/10)
4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (8/10)
5. Jaws (8/10)

1974
1. The Conversation (8/10)
2. Blazing Saddles (7/10)
3. Young Frankenstein (7/10)
4. Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride (6/10)
5. The Godfather: Part II (6/10)

1973
1. The Exorcist (8/10)
2. Robin Hood (7/10)
3. Enter the Dragon (7/10)
4. The Sting (6/10)
5. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (6/10)

1972
1. The Godfather (9/10)
2. Deliverance (6/10)
3. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (6/10)
4. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (2/10)

1971
1. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (10/10)
2. Harold and Maude (8/10)
3. And Now for Something Completely Different (8/10)
4. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (7/10)
5. A Clockwork Orange (6/10)

1970
1. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (8/10)
2. MASH (7/10)
3. Patton (6/10)

1969
1. Take the Money and Run (8/10)
2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (7/10)
3. The Wild Bunch (6/10)
4. A Boy Named Charlie Brown (6/10)
5. Fangs of the Living Dead (2/10)

1968
1. Planet of the Apes (9/10)
2. Night of the Living Dead (8/10)
3. The Producers (8/10)
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (8/10)
5. Rosemary’s Baby (7/10)

1967
1. In the Heat of the Night (8/10)
2. In Cold Blood (8/10)
3. Cool Hand Luke (7/10)
4. The Graduate (7/10)
5. The Jungle Book (7/10)

1966
1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (9/10)
2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (8/10)
3. How to Steal a Million (7/10)
4. Blowup (6/10)
5. What’s Up, Tiger Lily? (6/10)

1965
1. For a Few Dollars More (8/10)
2. Othello (4/10)
3. Bloody Pit of Horror (4/10)
4. Dr. Who and the Daleks (3/10)
5. Nightmare Castle (3/10)

1964
1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (9/10)
2. A Fistful of Dollars (8/10)
3. The Last Man on Earth (7/10)
4. My Fair Lady (5/10)
5. Mary Poppins (5/10)

1963
1. The Sword in the Stone (9/10)
2. Charade (7/10)
3. (6/10)
4. The Great Escape (5/10)
5. Dementia 13 (3/10)

1962
1. To Kill a Mockingbird (8/10)
2. The Manchurian Candidate (7/10)
3. The Man Who Shot LIberty Valance (6/10)
4. Lawrence of Arabia (4/10)
5. Carnival of Souls (2/10)

1961
1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (9/10)
2. Yojimbo (8/10)
3. Judgment at Nuremberg (6/10)
4. The Children’s Hour (6/10)
5. One Hundred and One Dalmations (6/10)

1960
1. Inherit the Wind (7/10)
2. Psycho (7/10)
3. Ocean’s Eleven (7/10)
4. The Apartment (6/10)
5. Spartacus (4/10)

1959
1. Sleeping Beauty (8/10)
2. Anatomy of a Murder (7/10)
3. Some Like It Hot (7/10)
4. House on Haunted Hill (7/10)
5. North by Northwest (7/10)

1958
1. Vertigo (8/10)
2. Touch of Evil (7/10)
3. I Bury the Living (4/10)

1957
1. 12 Angry Men (8/10)
2. Witness for the Prosecution (8/10)
3. Love in the Afternoon (8/10)
4. The Bridge on the River Kwai (8/10)
5. The Seventh Seal (6/10)

1956
1. The Killing (7/10)
2. Forbidden Planet (6/10)
3. The Searchers (3/10)
4. Moby Dick (3/10)

1955
1. Rififi (7/10)
2. The Night of the Hunter (7/10)
3. Lady and the Tramp (6/10)
4. Les diaboliques (4/10)

1954
1. Seven Samurai (7/10)
2. Sabrina (7/10)
3. On the Waterfront (7/10)
4. Rear Window (7/10)
5. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (7/10)

1953
1. Stalag 17 (8/10)
2. Roman Holiday (8/10)
3. The Wages of Fear (7/10)
4. Julius Caesar (7/10)
5. Peter Pan (6/10)

1952
1. Singin’ in the Rain (8/10)
2. High Noon (7/10)
3. Umberto D. (7/10)
4. The White Sheik (6/10)
5. Ikiru (6/10)

1951
1. Alice in Wonderland (9/10)
2. Ace in the Hole (8/10)
3. Strangers on a Train (7/10)
4. Scrooge (7/10)
5. An American in Paris (7/10)

1950
1. All About Eve (8/10)
2. Harvey (7/10)
3. Sunset Boulevard (7/10)
4. Cinderella (7/10)
5. Rashomon (7/10)

1949
1. The Third Man (8/10)
2. Kind Hearts and Coronets (7/10)
3. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (4/10)

1948
1. The Red Shoes (8/10)
2. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (7/10)
3. The Bicycle Thief (5/10)
4. Rope (2/10)

1947
1. Miracle on 34th Street (7/10)
2. Out of the Past (6/10)
3. Monsieur Verdoux (6/10)

1946
1. It’s a Wonderful Life (8/10)
2. Notorious (5/10)
3. Great Expectations (5/10)
4. The Big Sleep (4/10)
5. Beauty and the Beast (3/10)

1945
1. Brief Encounter (9/10)
2. The Lost Weekend (5/10)

1944
1. Double Indemnity (7/10)
2. Murder, My Sweet (6/10)
3. Laura (6/10)
4. Arsenic and Old Lace (5/10)
5. The Three Caballeros (4/10)

1943
1. Shadow of a Doubt (7/10)
2. The Ox-Bow Incident (6/10)
3. Heaven Can Wait (6/10)

1942
1. Casablanca (9/10)
2. Bambi (6/10)

1941
1. Dumbo (9/10)
2. The Maltese Falcon (7/10)
3. Citizen Kane (6/10)

1940
1. The Shop Around the Corner (8/10)
2. Rebecca (7/10)
3. The Grapes of Wrath (7/10)
4. Pinocchio (7/10)
5. The Philadelphia Story (6/10)

1939
1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (8/10)
2. The Wizard of Oz (8/10)
3. Of Mice and Men (7/10)
4. Gone with the Wind (6/10)

1938
1. The Adventures of Robin Hood (8/10)
2. The Lady Vanishes (5/10)
3. Bringing Up Baby (4/10)

1937
1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (9/10)
2. Grand Illusion (6/10)

1936
1. The Milky Way (8/10)
2. My Man Godfrey (7/10)
3. Modern Times (7/10)
4. Tarzan Escapes (4/10)

1935
1. A Night at the Opera (8/10)
2. Captain Blood (7/10)
3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (5/10)
4. Bride of Frankenstein (3/10)

1934
1. The Thin Man (7/10)
2. The Cat’s-Paw (7/10)
3. It Happened One Night (5/10)

1933
1. King Kong (8/10)
2. Duck Soup (7/10)

1932
1. Trouble in Paradise (6/10)
2. Tarzan the Ape Man (6/10)

1931
1. Frankenstein (8/10)
2. M (7/10)
3. City Lights (7/10)
4. Dracula (7/10)

1930
1. All Quiet on the Western Front (6/10)

1929
1. Spite Marriage (6/10)
2. The Broadway Melody (2/10)

1928
1. The Circus (9/10)
2. The Cameraman (7/10)
3. Street Angel (6/10)

1927
1. Metropolis (7/10)
2. The General (6/10)
3. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (4/10)

1926
1. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (8/10)
2. Flesh and the Devil (5/10)

1925
1. The Gold Rush (7/10)

1924
1. Sherlock Jr. (8/10)
2. Girl Shy (5/10)

1923
1. Safety Last (6/10)
2. Why Worry? (6/10)
3. Our Hospitality (5/10)

1922
1. Nosferatu (3/10)

1921
1. The Kid (6/10)

1920
1. The Golem (5/10)
2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (4/10)

1919
1. Daddy-Long-Legs (4/10)

1918

1917

1916
1. Les Vampires (5/10)

1915

1914
1. Tillie’s Punctured Romance (6/10)

1913
1. Juve Against Fantômas (6/10)
2. Fantômas in the Shadow of the Guillotine (6/10)

1912 & earlier

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