Apr 162012


Over at Fandango Groovers Movie Blog Andy has started a new blog-a-thon in which he asks ‘what is the best year for movies?’ It’s actually a great question which isn’t as easy to answer as you think. I was inspired by Andrew over at Andy Buckle’s Film Emporium to participate. Check out my picks after the jump!

This was so much harder than I thought it would be. I’ve had to list a couple of “runner-up” years, as they were too good not to mention.

1995: Se7en, Toy Story, Clueless, Ghost in the Shell, Empire Records

1998: Saving Private Ryan, The Big Lebowski, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Truman Show, The Thin Red Line

2001: Spirited Away, Muholland Dr., Monsters Inc, Amelie 

2010: Inception, The Social Network, Easy A, Shutter Island, Winter’s Bone


But my movie year is…..


    • Cruel Intentions (Roger Kumble)
    • Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson)
    • Fight Club (David Fincher)
    • The Matrix (The Wachowski Brothers)
    • American Beauty (Sam Mendes)
    • American Pie (Paul Weitz)
    • The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan)
    • Dogma (Kevin Smith)
    • The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola)
    • The Iron Giant (Brad Bird)
    • Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze)
    • Any Given Sunday (Oliver Stone)


What do you think of 1999? What would your year be? Let me know in the comments!

  4 Responses to “Blog-a-thon: My Movie Year”

  1. Ahh 1999. Great year. Made my list of honourable mentions. Dogma is probably my favourite Kevin Smith movie (along with Clerks, i guess). I need to see The Iron Giant. The biggies – American Beauty, Magnolia, Fight Club, Being John Malkovich – all appear in my Top 100.

  2. The Iron Giant is a really lovely film. It’s worth a watch for sure.

  3. You reminded me what a great year 2010 was: Inception, The Social Network, and Winter’s Bone in the same year!

    Also, kinda forgot Fight Club, Magnolia, Sixth Sense, and The Matrix all came out in the same year. Classic. And most of the “support cast” of movies were strong as well.

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