Sunday, August 07, 2016
      ( 8:29 PM ) posted by Setsuled  

It's funny how a task that seems like it'll take an hour ends up taking seven. After Caitlin mentioned about a week ago she was coming up with a list of favourite movies for every year I decided I wanted to do the same thing. Going through Wikipedia's lists by year of movies released, as well as using my own blog due to too frequent inaccuracies on Wikipedia's lists, I started compiling a list of all movies I could remember having seen by year. To-day I had that whole list so I thought it would take me a few minutes to whittle each year down to ten picks. Huh. The best laid plans of mice and men.

So I've decided to give the list in two parts. To-day I present 1970 to 2015:

1970

10. The Dunwich Horror
9. There's a Girl in My Soup
8. Equinox
7. The Phantom Tollbooth
6. And Soon the Darkness
5. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
4. Dodes'ka-den
3. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
2. Deep End
1. The Vampire Lovers

1971

10. W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism
9. The Blood on Satan's Claw
8. THX 1138
7. Macbeth
6. Get Carter
5. Death in Venice
4. Walkabout
3. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
2. Vanishing Point
1. A Clockwork Orange

Honourable mentions: Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Countess Dracula

1972

10. Tales from the Crypt
9. Pakeezah
8. Female Convict 701: Scorpion
7. Fist of Fury
6. Frenzy
5. 1776
4. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
3. Aguirre, the Wrath of God
2. Cries and Whispers
1. The Godfather

Honourable mentions: Cabaret, Sleuth

1973

10. Touki Bouki
9. Cleopatra Jones
8. Sex & Fury
7. Lady Snowblood
6. Sleeper
5. Mean Streets
4. Amarcord
3. The Wicker Man
2. The Spirit of the Beehive
1. The Hourglass Sanatorium

Honourable mentions: American Graffiti, Coffy, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Robin Hood, Lemora

1974

10. Flesh for Frankenstein
9. A Woman Under the Influence
8. Blood for Dracula
7. The Street Fighter
6. School of the Holy Beast
5. The Conversation
4. Young Frankenstein
3. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
2 .Chinatown
1. The Godfather Part II

Honourable mentions: Blazing Saddles, Caged Heat, The Night Porter, The Sugarland Express

1975

10. Coonskin
9. Dersu Uzala
8. The Magic Flute
7. Shivers
6. Jaws
5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
4. Picnic at Hanging Rock
3. The Mirror
2. Barry Lyndon
1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Honourable mention: The Yakuza, Winstanley

1976

10. Carrie
9. Murder by Death
8. Freaky Friday
7. To the Devil a Daughter
6. Rocky
5. Robin and Marian
4. In the Realm of the Senses
3. The Man Who Fell to Earth
2. Mr. Klein
1. Taxi Driver

1977

10. Ballad of Orin
9. Sorcerer
8. Jabberwocky
7. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
6. Rabid
5. Suspiria
4. House
3. Annie Hall
2. Eraserhead
1. Star Wars

Honourable mention: The Hobbit

1978

10. Battlestar Galactica
9. Halloween
8. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
7. Grease
6. Pretty Baby
5. Drunken Master
4. Dawn of the Dead
3. National Lampoon's Animal House
2. The Eyes of Laura Mars
1. Superman 1979

10. Mad Max
9. The Jerk
8. Meatballs
7. The Warriors
6. Apocalypse Now
5. The Brood
4. The Castle of Cagliostro
3. Nosferatu the Vampyre
2. Monty Python's Life of Brian
1. Alien

Honourable mention: The Tin Drum

1980

10. Bad Timing
9. Caddyshack
8. The Fog
7. The Blues Brothers
6. Superman II
5. Kagemusha
4. The Shining
3. Raging Bull
2. The Elephant Man
1. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Honourable mentions: Popeye, Airplane!

1981

10. Polyester
9. Stripes
8. Escape from New York
7. The Evil Dead
6. Excalibur
5. Thief
4. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
3. Scanners
2. Time Bandits
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark

Honourable mentions: The Howling, Gregory's Girl

1982

10. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
9. The Year of Living Dangerously
8. The Draughtsman's Contract
7. Poltergeist
6. The Thing
5. The Last Unicorn
4. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
3. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
2. Fanny and Alexander
1. Blade Runner

Honourable mention: The Dark Crystal

1983

10. A Christmas Story
9. Flashdance
8. Something Wicked This Way Comes
7. Mickey's Christmas Carol
6. The Hunger
5. The Dead Zone
4. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
3. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
2. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
1. Videodrome

Mildly approving mention: Scarface

1984

10. Broadway Danny Rose
9. Conan the Destroyer
8. Blood Simple
7. The NeverEnding Story
6. The Terminator
5. The Company of Wolves
4. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
2. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
1. Ghostbusters

Honourable mentions: Gremlins, Splash

1985

10. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
9. Witness
8. The Breakfast Club
7. Tampopo
6. Phenomena
5. Legend
4. Pee-wee's Big Adventure
3. Back to the Future
2. Ran
1. Brazil

Honourable mentions: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Young Sherlock Holmes

1986

10. Laputa: Castle in the Sky
9. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
8. Project A-ko
7. Little Shop of Horrors
6. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
5. The Fly
4. Pretty in Pink
3. Labyrinth
2. Aliens
1. Blue Velvet

Honourable mentions: Peggy Sue Got Married, Vamp, Platoon

1987

10. RoboCop
9. Spaceballs
8. Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise
7. The Dead
6. Cobra Verde
5. Evil Dead II
4. Predator
3. Full Metal Jacket
2. Raising Arizona
1. The Princess Bride

Honourable mentions: Prince of Darkness, Planes, Trains and Automobiles

1988

10. Willow
9. Beetlejuice
8. The Last Temptation of Christ
7. Akira
6. Dead Ringers
5. Grave of the Fireflies
4. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
3. My Neighbor Totoro
2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
1. Alice (Neco z Alenky)

Honourable mentions: Dangerous Liaisons, Scrooged, The Blob

1989

10. Dead Poets Society
9. When Harry Met Sally...
8. Say Anything...
7. The Killer
6. Mystery Train
5. Do the Right Thing
4. Tetsuo: The Iron Man
3. Kiki's Delivery Service
2. Batman
1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Honourable mentions: Yaaba, UHF

1990

10. Predator 2
9. Ju Dou
8. Total Recall
7. The Grifters
6. Edward Scissorhands
5. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
4. Dreams
3. Wild at Heart
2. Miller's Crossing
1. Goodfellas

Honourable mention: Gremlins 2: The New Batch

1991

10. Beauty and the Beast
9. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
8. Delicatessen
7. Rhapsody in August
6. The Silence of the Lambs
5. The Fisher King
4. Barton Fink
3. Thelma & Louise
2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1. Naked Lunch

Honourable mentions: The Addams Family, Dead Again

1992

10. Candyman
9. Braindead
8. El Mariachi
7. Army of Darkness
6. Bad Lieutenant
5. Batman Returns
4. Reservoir Dogs
3. Porco Rosso
2. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
1. Bram Stoker's Dracula

Honourable mentions: Alien 3, Honeymoon in Vegas

1993

10. Jurassic Park
9. The Age of Innocence
8. Farewell My Concubine
7. What's Eating Gilbert Grape
6. The Wedding Banquet
5. Schindler's List
4. True Romance
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. Naked
1. Groundhog Day

Honourable mentions: Darr, M. Butterfly

1994

10. To Live
9. The Secret of Roan Inish
8. Interview with the Vampire
7. Ed Wood
6. Exotica
5. Chungking Express
4. Clerks
3. Heavenly Creatures
2. Eat Drink Man Woman
1. Pulp Fiction

Honourable mentions: Natural Born Killers, Hoop Dreams

1995

10. Heat
9. Casino
8. Kids
7. Desperado
6. Babe
5. Clueless
4. Ghost in the Shell
3. Fallen Angels
2. The Usual Suspects
1. 12 Monkeys

Honourable mentions: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, The City of Lost Children, Dead Man, Party Girl, 301/302, Strange Days, Sense and Sensibility

1996

10. Mars Attacks!
9 .Shall We Dance?
8. Pusher
7. Trainspotting
6. Bound
5. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
4. Arcane Sorcerer
3. Breaking the Waves
2. Crash
1. Fargo

Honourable mentions: From Dusk Till Dawn, The Pillow Book, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Star Trek: First Contact

1997

10. Mimic
9. Jackie Brown
8. Chasing Amy
7. Abre los Ojos
6. As Good as It Gets
5. The Butcher Boy
4. The End of Evangelion
3. The Ice Storm
2. Lost Highway
1. Princess Mononoke

Honourable mentions: Private Parts, Kundun, Event Horizon

1998

10. Run Lola Run
9. Zero Effect
8. Dark City
7. Elizabeth
6. Ring
5. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
4. Croupier
3. Rushmore
2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1. The Big Lebowski

Honourable mentions: Saving Private Ryan, Love & Pop

1999

10. The Sixth Sense
9. The Matrix
8. Sleepy Hollow
7. eXistenZ
6. Boys Don't Cry
5. The Straight Story
4. Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
3. Audition
2. Fight Club
1. Eyes Wide Shut

Honourable mention: The Talented Mr. Ripley

2000

10. Snatch
9. X-Men
8. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
7. Baise-moi
6. In the Mood for Love
5. Quills
4. Dancer in the Dark
3. Memento
2. American Psycho
1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Honourable mentions: Shiki-Jitsu, Battle Royal

2001

10. Millennium Actress
9. Storytelling
8. Iris
7. Ghost World
6. The Man Who Wasn't There
5. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
4. Amelie
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2. Spirited Away
1. Mulholland Drive

Honourable mentions: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Others, Vanilla Sky, Donnie Darko

2002

10. Russian Ark
9. 28 Days Later
8. Spider-Man
7. Bowling for Columbine
6. Secretary
5. Gangs of New York
4. Devdas
3. One Hour Photo
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
1. Spider

Honourable mentions: Insomnia, The Pianist

2003

10. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
9. Once Upon a Time in Mexico
8. Coffee and Cigarettes
7. X2 (X2: X-Men United)
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
5. The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai
4. Hulk
3. Lost in Translation
2. Oldboy
1. Kill Bill: Volume 1

Honourable mentions: Zatoichi, Bad Santa

2004

10. Fahrenheit 9/11
9. Spider-Man 2
8. Howl's Moving Castle
7. Dead Leaves
6. Mean Girls
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4. Hellboy
3. Shaun of the Dead
2. Kill Bill Volume 2
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Honourable mentions: The Aviator, Swades, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

2005

10. Gespenster
9. Broken Flowers
8. Match Point
7. Brick
6. The Proposition
5. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
4. The Descent
3. Tideland
1. Brokeback Mountain

Honourable mentions: Munich, Grizzly Man, A History of Violence, MirrorMask, Hostel, Serenity

2006

10. Volver
9. Clerks 2
8. Idiocracy
7. A Good Year
6. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
5. Marie Antoinette
4. The Prestige
3. The Departed
2. Pan's Labyrinth
1. Paprika

Honourable mentions: An Inconvenient Truth, Hard Candy, Superman Returns, Art School Confidential

2007

10. Across the Universe
9. Planet Terror
8. Children of Men
8. Sicko
7. Ratatouille
6. Death Proof
5. Rescue Dawn
4. Eastern Promises
3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2. Lust, Caution
1. No Country for Old Men

Honourable mention: Hostel: Part II, Across the Universe, Enchanted

2008

10. There Will Be Blood
9. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
8. Zack and Miri Make a Porno
7. Jodhaa Akbar
6. Let the Right One In
5. Burn After Reading
4. Wall-E
3. Tropic Thunder
2. Rebuild of Evangelion: You Are (Not) Alone
1. The Dark Knight

Honourable mentions: Iron Man, Jerichow, The Ramen Girl

2009

10. Star Trek
9. Capitalism: A Love Story
8. Paranormal Activity
7. Sherlock Holmes
6. A Serious Man
5. Mother
4. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?
3. Valhalla Rising
2. Inglourious Basterds
1. Ponyo

Honourable mention: The Uninvited, Knowing

2010

10. Enthiran
9. The Solitude of Prime Numbers
8. Rebuild of Evangelion; You Can (Not) Advance
7. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
6. Never Let Me Go
5. True Grit
4. Inception
3. Shutter Island
2. Winter's Bone
1. Chloe

Honourable mentions: Black Swan, Rammbock, Trollhunter, Machete

2011

10. Source Code
9. Take Shelter
8. The Enemy
7. Super 8
6. Midnight in Paris
5. Bridesmaids
4. A Separation
3. A Dangerous Method
2. Melancholia
1. Drive

Honourable mentions: Another Earth, Sons of Norway, Your Highness

2012

10. The Wall
9. Thale
8. Life of Pi
7. Moonrise Kingdom
6. Kahaani
5. Barbara
4. The Borrower Arrietty
3. Cosmopolis
2. Prometheus
1. Django Unchained

2013

10. Byzantium
9. The Garden of Words
8. Devil's Pass
7. The Counsellor
6. The World's End
5. A Field in England
4. Mama
3. Shield of Straw
2. The Wolf of Wall Street
1. The Act of Killing

Honourable mention: The Place Beyond the Pines

2014

10. The Grand Budapest Hotel
9. Snowpiercer
8. The Wind Rises
7. Only Lovers Left Alive
6. Ida
5. The Zero Theorem
4. The Babadook
3. Nymphomaniac
2. Under the Skin
1. The Tale of Princess Kaguya

2015

10. The Hateful Eight
9. It Follows
8. Ex Machina
7. Green Inferno
6. Bone Tomahawk
5. Bande de Filles
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Maps to the Stars
1. Crimson Peak

Honourable mention: Mr. Holmes

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