Thursday, December 31, 2009

My Zeroes

Well, here it is--all two hundred sixty eight movies I can remember seeing this decade. Looks like I liked a lot more than I hated, which is a nice thing to be able to say, I guess.

I was helped in remembering somewhat by Wikipedia's incomplete and in some places inaccurate lists of American movies per year, which of course didn't help me out with foreign films for which I pretty much had to rely on memory. I probably forgot a few. I'm also sure I wrote reviews for more films than I linked to, but Live Journal's lack of a good search feature made finding them a task too great. But I did find the urls for an awful lot of my reviews, which range from lengthy analyses to brief paragraphs. The older the review, the less well written. I also found I disagreed with myself in some of my old annual rankings, even as recently as last year's.

Ranked in descending order, for dramatic effect;


193. Scream 3 (Wikipedia entry)
192. Stardust (Wikipedia entry)
191. Scary Movie (Wikipedia entry)
190. Freddy vs. Jason (Wikipedia entry)

189. Friends with Money (Wikipedia entry, my review)
188. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Wikipedia entry, my review)
187. TMNT (Wikipedia entry, my review)
186. Spun (Wikipedia entry)
185. White Oleander (Wikipedia entry)
184. The Count of Monte Cristo (Wikipedia entry)
183. The Golden Compass (Wikipedia entry, my review)
182. Shopgirl (Wikipedia entry)
181. Sunshine (Wikipedia entry)
180. Star Trek Nemesis (Wikipedia entry)

179. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (Wikipedia entry)
178. Cloverfield (Wikipedia entry, my review)
177. Waitress (Wikipedia entry)
176. He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (Wikipedia entry)
175. Mission: Impossible II (Wikipedia entry)
174. Legally Blonde (Wikipedia entry)
173. The Man Who Cried (Wikipedia entry)
172. The Perfect Storm (Wikipedia entry)
171. Good Night, and Good Luck (Wikipedia entry)
170. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Wikipedia entry)

169. The Illusionist (Wikipedia entry, my review)
168. Superman Returns (Wikipedia entry)
167. The Uninvited (Wikipedia entry, my review)
166. Bad Santa (Wikipedia entry, my review)
165. Freaky Friday (Wikipedia entry)
164. Zoolander (Wikipedia entry)
163. Serendipity (Wikipedia entry)
162. Hannibal (Wikipedia entry)
161. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Wikipedia entry)
160. Where the Heart Is (Wikipedia entry)

159. Planet of the Apes (2001) (Wikipedia entry)
158. V for Vendetta (Wikipedia entry, my review)
157. Beowulf (Wikipedia entry, my review)
156. Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (my review)
155. Elf (Wikipedia entry)
154. War of the Worlds (Wikipedia entry)
153. Small Time Crooks (Wikipedia entry)
152. Up in the Air (Wikipedia entry, my review)
151. Fantasia 2000 (Wikipedia entry)
150. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Wikipedia entry)

149. Almost Famous (Wikipedia entry)
148. Art School Confidential (Wikipedia entry)
147. Big Fish (Wikipedia entry)
146. Knowing (Wikipedia entry, my review)
145. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) (Wikipedia entry)
144. Star Trek (Wikipedia entry, my review)
143. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Wikipedia entry, my review)
142. Volver (Wikipedia entry, my review)
141. A Good Year (Wikipedia entry, my review)
140. The Tailor of Panama (Wikipedia entry)

139. Blow (Wikipedia entry)
138. Kingdom of Heaven (Wikipedia entry, my review)
137. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) (Wikipedia entry)
136. Shrek (Wikipedia entry)
135. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Wikipedia entry, my review)
134. Capitalism: A Love Story (Wikipedia entry, my review)
133. Paranormal Activity (Wikipedia entry, my review)
132. Hard Candy (Wikipedia entry, my review)
131. Little Miss Sunshine (Wikipedia entry, my review)
130. There Will Be Blood (Wikipedia entry, my review)

129. Juno (Wikipedia entry, my review)
128. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Wikipedia entry)
127. An Inconvenient Truth (Wikipedia entry)
126. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Wikipedia entry, my review)
125. Divine Intervention (Wikipedia entry)
124. Frida (Wikipedia entry)
123. 28 Days Later (Wikipedia entry)
122. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Wikipedia entry)
121. High Fidelity (Wikipedia entry)
120. Vanilla Sky (Wikipedia entry)

119. Gladiator (Wikipedia entry)
118. Notes on a Scandal (Wikipedia entry, my review)
117. Anatomy (Wikipedia entry)
116. Minority Report (Wikipedia entry, my review)
115. Sky Captain and the World of To-morrow (Wikipedia entry, my review)
114. Enchanted (Wikipedia entry)
113. Batman: Gotham Knight (Wikipedia entry, my review)
112. Whale Rider (Wikipedia entry)
111. Bowling for Columbine (Wikipedia entry)
110. Janghwa, Hongryeon (Wikipedia entry)

109. Let the Right One In (Wikipedia entry, my review)
108. Hostel: Part II (Wikipedia entry, my review)
107. Coffee and Cigarettes (Wikipedia entry)
106. Gosford Park (Wikipedia entry)
105. Solaris (Wikipedia entry)
104. The Beach (Wikipedia entry)
103. Party Monster (Wikipedia entry)
102. Finding Neverland (Wikipedia entry)
101. Corpse Bride (Wikipedia entry, my review)
100. Bruno (Wikipedia entry, my review)

99. Sherlock Holmes (Wikipedia entry, my review)
98. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Wikipedia entry)
97. Burn After Reading (Wikipedia entry)
96. Iron Man (Wikipedia entry, my review)
95. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Wikipedia entry, my review)
94. Mean Girls (Wikipedia entry)
93. Fahrenheit 9/11 (Wikipedia entry)
92. Before Sunset (Wikipedia entry)
91. One Hour Photo (Wikipedia entry)
90. Novocaine (Wikipedia entry)

89. Donnie Darko (Wikipedia entry)
88. The Machinist (Wikipedia entry)
87. The Aviator (Wikipedia entry)
86. The Others (Wikipedia entry)
85. The Virgin Suicides (Wikipedia entry)
84. Batman Begins (Wikipedia entry, my review)
83. Across the Universe (Wikipedia entry, my review)
82. Tropic Thunder (Wikipedia entry, my review)
81. King Kong (2005) (Wikipedia entry)
80. Blood: The Last Vampire (Wikipedia entry)

79. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (Wikipedia entry, my review)
78. Spider-Man 2 (Wikipedia entry)
77. Maria Full of Grace (Wikipedia entry, my review)
76. Clerks 2 (Wikipedia entry, my review)
75. Casino Royale (Wikipedia entry)
74. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Wikipedia entry)
73. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Wikipedia entry)
72. Eastern Promises (Wikipedia entry, my review)
71. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Wikipedia entry)
70. Lust, Caution (Wikipedia entry, my review)

69. Hostel (Wikipedia entry)
68. Sicko (Wikipedia entry, my review)
67. Grizzly Man (Wikipedia entry)
66. A History of Violence (Wikipedia entry, my review)
65. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (Wikipedia entry)
64. Spider-Man (Wikipedia entry)
63. Once (Wikipedia entry)
62. Serenity (Wikipedia entry, my review)
61. Hellboy (Wikipedia entry)
60. The Blind Swordsman, Zatoichi (2003) (Wikipedia entry, my review)

59. Quills (Wikipedia entry)
58. Snatch (Wikipedia entry)
57. Howl's Moving Castle (Wikipedia entry, my review)
56. Planet Terror (Wikipedia entry, my review)
55. Sin City (Wikipedia entry, my review)
54. Swimming Pool (Wikipedia entry)
53. Shiki-Jitsu (Wikipedia entry)
52. A Very Long Engagement (Wikipedia entry)
51. Children of Men (Wikipedia entry, my review)
50. The Proposition (Wikipedia entry, my review)

49. The Dark Knight (Wikipedia entry, my review)
48. Death Proof (Wikipedia entry, my review)
47. Marie Antoinette (Wikipedia entry, my review)
46. Match Point (Wikipedia entry)
45. The Departed (Wikipedia entry, my review)
44. Rescue Dawn (Wikipedia entry, my review)
43. The Prestige (Wikipedia entry, my review)
42. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Wikipedia entry, my review)
41. Sean of the Dead (Wikipedia entry)
40. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Wikipedia entry)

39. X-Men (Wikipedia entry)
38. X2: X-Men United (Wikipedia entry)
37. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Wikipedia entry)
36. Dancer in the Dark (Wikipedia entry)
35. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wikipedia entry)
34. Wall-E (Wikipedia entry, my review)
33. Gangs of New York (Wikipedia entry)
32. Rebuild of Evangelion: You Are (Not) Alone (Wikipedia entry, my review)
31. Broken Flowers (Wikipedia entry, my review)
30. Ghost World (Wikipedia entry)

29. Memento (Wikipedia entry)
28. American Psycho (Wikipedia entry)
27. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Wikipedia entry)
26. No Country for Old Men (Wikipedia entry, my review)
25. Munich (Wikipedia entry, my review)
24. Paprika (Wikipedia entry, my review)
23. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Wikipedia entry)
22. Pan's Labyrinth (Wikipedia entry, my review)
21. Palindromes (Wikipedia entry, my review)
20. Kill Bill Volume 1 (Wikipedia entry)

19. Lost in Translation (Wikipedia entry)
18. Kill Bill vol. 2 (Wikipedia entry)
17. Inglourious Basterds (Wikipedia entry, my review)
16. Hulk (Wikipedia entry)
15. Spider (Wikipedia entry)
14. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Wikipedia entry)
13. Adaptation (Wikipedia entry)
12. The Man Who Wasn't There (Wikipedia entry)
11. Gake no Ue no Ponyo (Wikipedia entry, my review)
10. INLAND EMPIRE (Wikipedia entry, my review)

9. Storytelling (Wikipedia entry)
8. Brokeback Mountain (Wikipedia entry, my review)
7. Secretary (Wikipedia entry)
6. Amelie (Wikipedia entry)
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Wikipedia entry)
4. Tideland (Wikipedia entry, my review)
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wikipedia entry)
2. Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Wikipedia entry)
1. Mulholland Drive (Wikipedia entry)


75. Watchmen (Wikipedia entry, my review)
74. The Jane Austen Book Club (Wikipedia entry)
73. The Devil Wears Prada (Wikipedia entry)
72. Avatar (Wikipedia entry, my review)
71. 1408 (Wikipedia entry, my review)
70. Spider-Man 3 (Wikipedia entry, my review)

69. Blind Side (Wikipedia entry, my review)
68. Bewitched (Wikipedia entry)
67. Hero (2002) (Wikipedia entry)
66. 300 (Wikipedia entry, my review)
65. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Wikipedia entry, my review)
64. Van Helsing (Wikipedia entry)
63. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Wikipedia entry, my review)
62. I Heart Huckabees (Wikipedia entry, my review)
61. 3:10 to Yuma (Wikipedia entry, my review)
60. The Passion of Christ (Wikipedia entry)

59. Secret Window (Wikipedia entry)
58. The Matrix Reloaded (Wikipedia entry)
57. The Triplets of Bellville (Wikipedia entry)
56. The Family Stone (Wikipedia entry)
55. Crash (2004) (Wikipedia entry)
54. Alien vs. Predator (Wikipedia entry, my review)
53. Cold Mountain (Wikipedia entry)
52. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Wikipedia entry, my review)
51. Alfie (Wikipedia entry)
50. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Wikipedia entry)

49. The Time Machine (Wikipedia entry)
48. Daredevil (Wikipedia entry)
47. S1m0ne (Wikipedia entry)
46. The Day After To-morrow (Wikipedia entry)
45. Two Weeks Notice (Wikipedia entry)
44. The Stepford Wives (Wikipedia entry)
43. Road to Perdition (Wikipedia entry)
42. The Terminal (Wikipedia entry, my review)
41. Panic Room (Wikipedia entry)
40. K-19: The Widowmaker (Wikipedia entry)

39. Austin Powers in Goldmember (Wikipedia entry)
38. The Majestic (Wikipedia entry)
37. A Knight's Tale (Wikipedia entry)
36. Transformers (Wikipedia entry)
35. Red Dragon (Wikipedia entry)
34. K-PAX (Wikipedia entry)
33. From Hell (Wikipedia entry)
32. Queen of the Damned (Wikipedia entry)
31. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (Wikipedia entry)
30. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Wikipedia entry)

29. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Wikipedia entry)
28. Dragonlance (Wikipedia entry, my review)
27. A Beautiful Mind (Wikipedia entry)
26. Atonement (Wikipedia entry)
25. The Hours (Wikipedia entry)
24. Traffic (Wikipedia entry)
23. Red Planet (Wikipedia entry)
22. Meet the Parents (Wikipedia entry)
21. Me, Myself & Irene (Wikipedia entry)
20. The Legend of Bagger Vance (Wikipedia entry)

19. Moulin Rouge! (Wikipedia entry)
18. Requiem for a Dream (Wikipedia entry)
17. Charlie's Angels (Wikipedia entry)
16. Cast Away (Wikipedia entry)
15. Chicago (Wikipedia entry)
14. Meet the Fockers (Wikipedia entry)
13. Keeping the Faith (Wikipedia entry)
12. Autumn in New York (Wikipedia entry)
11. The Happening (Wikipedia entry)
10. The Cell (Wikipedia entry)

9. Twilight Wikipedia entry, my review)
8. What Lies Beneath (Wikipedia entry)
7. U-571 (Wikipedia entry)
6. Bobby (Wikipedia entry)
5. Kate & Leopold (Wikipedia entry)
4. The Patriot (Wikipedia entry)
3. Battlefield Earth (Wikipedia entry)
2. Frequency (Wikipedia entry)
1. Glitter (Wikipedia entry)

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