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!