The Best Movie for Each Year of My Life

I’m late to the party on this one, but since everyone else has been making a list like this, I had to do it too. A few caveats:

1. This is in no way comprehensive. No available yearly lists are complete, so I’m sure that plenty of movies weren’t even considered in the making of this list. I fear plenty of foreign films went unconsidered. Whatever.

2. I’m sure that my own capacity for error resulted in a few shameful misses.

3. If one of these doesn’t match my previous Best of the Year lists, don’t bother me about it. I do not care that you noticed my change in taste.

4. Zodiac is better than No Country for Old Men and There Will be Blood. Deal with it.

Here goes!

1984 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

1985 – Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

1986 – The Fly

1987 – Robocop

1988 – Die Hard

1989 – Back to the Future: Part 2

1990 – Goodfellas

1991 – Defending Your Life

1992 – Batman Returns

1993 – Jurassic Park

1994 – True Lies

1995 – Casino

1996 – Fargo

1997 – Boogie Nights

1998 – Rushmore

1999 – Eyes Wide Shut

2000 – High Fidelity

2001 – Mulholland Drive

2002 – The Rules of Attraction

2003 – 28 Days Later…

2004 – Kill Bill: Vol 2.

2005 – Grizzly Man

2006 – Casino Royale

2007 – Zodiac

2008 – Tropic Thunder

2009 – A Serious Man

2010 – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

2011 – Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

2012 – Bernie

2013 – Inside Llewyn Davis

2014 – Under the Skin

2015 – Creed

2016 – Swiss Army Man

2017 so far – Logan

 

Author: Dan Scully

Dan Scully is a film buff and humorist living in a tiny apartment in Philadelphia. He hosts the podcast I Like to Movie Movie and is the proud father to twin cactuses named Riggs & Murtaugh. Also, he doesn’t really mind when Batman kills people. Follow him on Twitter and Letterboxd.

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