That Movie a Year Thing

So the current Twitter game is listing a movie for every year you’ve been alive. The default seems to be toward “favorite” rather than “best”, which is going to explain quite a few of the entries on this list. This exercise puts you into Tough Choice mode – how to choose between Andrei Rublev, Chimes at Midnight and To Kill A Mockingbird? Well, what movie have you voluntarily watched the most times? Fantastic Voyage for 1966 it is, then.

It intrigues me that I did this as a Letterboxd list two years ago. I called it “A Life in Movies“, and the list I came up with last night has only a few variations. I contemplated updating that list, then decided against it – let it stand as a document of where I was then.

So this is where I am now:

1957 – The Seventh Seal
1958 – Touch of Evil
1959 – Sleeping Beauty
1960 – Psycho
1961 – Yojimbo
1962 – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
1963 – Jason and the Argonauts
1964 – I Am Cuba
1965 – Help!
1966 – Fantastic Voyage
1967 – In the Heat of the Night
1968 – Yellow Submarine
1969 – The Wild Bunch
1970 – Tora! Tora! Tora!
1971 – They Might Be Giants
1972 – The Godfather
1973 – The Holy Mountain
1974 – Blazing Saddles
1975 – Death Race 2000
1976 – Master of the Flying Guillotine
1977 – Star Wars
1978 – Dawn of the Dead
1979 – Alien
1980 – Altered States
1981 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 – The Thing
1983 – Videodrome
1984 – Ghostbusters
1985 – Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
1986 – Aliens
1987 – Evil Dead II
1988 – Powaqqatsi
1989 – Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
1990 – Tremors
1991 – The Fisher King
1992 – Baraka
1993 – Matinee
1994 – Pulp Fiction
1995 – The Quick and the Dead
1996 – The Wind in the Willows
1997 – Men in Black
1998 – Ringu
1999 – The Iron Giant
2000 – Memento
2001 – The Fellowship of the Ring
2002 – The Two Towers
2003 – Kill Bill Pt. 1
2004 – Primer
2005 – Constantine
2006 – The Prestige
2007 – Shoot ‘Em Up
2008 – The Dark Knight
2009 – Black Dynamite
2010 – Scott Pilgrim vs The World
2011 – Samsara
2012 – The Avengers
2013 – Gravity
2014 – Guardians of the Galaxy
2015 – The Force Awakens
2016 – Arrival

 

5 Comments

  1. so the movie choices have to be the year the movie came out?

  2. Nice list! We’re in sync in a lot of those years, there are a few I’ve yet to see and only Star Trek V made my eyebrow go up like Spock’s. I need to see it again with a clearer head than when I did the first time.

    • Once a Trekkie, always a Trekkie. My weakness for garbage cinema causes me to look kindly, if not fondly, upon it.

  3. So many on your list are either on my lists or were movies I almost picked. Great choices!


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