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on 9 Jan 2011 01:36

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My annual best movies of lists

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Collected here are all of my annual "Best movies of" lists I've made so far. There's one for each of the years I've been alive, from 1977 to present. I've listed them here under my top film for each year and divided them by decade (aside from 2010) in reverse chronological order.

You'll also notice there's no set number of films for each year. That's because some years have more great films than others (a few have less than 10), so I hate to lock myself down to a unifying number.

UPDATE: Now that lists of lists can be created, I've made a new version of this list. Please check it out too.
People who added this item 380  Average listal rating (200 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
1. Mother (2009)
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The 00s

For further thoughts on films rated 10/10, please see my Best of 00s list.
People who added this item 1011  Average listal rating (572 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. Mary and Max (2009)
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People who added this item 855  Average listal rating (556 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
3. The Strangers (2008)
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People who added this item 1671  Average listal rating (958 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
4. Grindhouse (2007)
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People who added this item 811  Average listal rating (380 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
5. Tideland (2005)
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People who added this item 1136  Average listal rating (779 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
6. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
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People who added this item 5773  Average listal rating (3901 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
7. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
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People who added this item 7107  Average listal rating (4604 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
8. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
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People who added this item 1267  Average listal rating (779 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
9. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
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People who added this item 4544  Average listal rating (2907 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
10. Memento (2000)
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People who added this item 2601  Average listal rating (1753 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
11. Unbreakable (2000)
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The 90s

Please note that each list also has a "Had you asked my (year) self..." section, for those curious as to how my taste in film has evolved over time.
People who added this item 2512  Average listal rating (1425 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
12. Magnolia (1999)
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People who added this item 2898  Average listal rating (1698 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
13. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
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People who added this item 2756  Average listal rating (1731 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.6 
14. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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People who added this item 3719  Average listal rating (2451 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
15. 12 Monkeys (1995)
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People who added this item 5676  Average listal rating (3895 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
16. Seven (1995)
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People who added this item 7371  Average listal rating (4729 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
17. Pulp Fiction (1994)
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People who added this item 1517  Average listal rating (947 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
18. True Romance (1993)
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People who added this item 4557  Average listal rating (2991 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
19. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
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People who added this item 709  Average listal rating (449 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
20. The Fisher King (1991)
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People who added this item 973  Average listal rating (579 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
21. Miller's Crossing (1990)
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The 80s

Please note that each list also has a "Had you asked my (year) self..." section, for those curious as to how my taste in film has evolved over time.
People who added this item 927  Average listal rating (566 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
22. Heathers (1988)
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People who added this item 1483  Average listal rating (896 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
23. Akira (1988)
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People who added this item 3430  Average listal rating (2199 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
24. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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People who added this item 2869  Average listal rating (1980 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
25. Aliens (1986)
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People who added this item 1951  Average listal rating (1101 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
26. Brazil (1985)
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People who added this item 4761  Average listal rating (3192 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
27. Ghostbusters (1984)
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People who added this item 392  Average listal rating (234 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.5 
28. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
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People who added this item 5761  Average listal rating (3804 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
29. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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People who added this item 4588  Average listal rating (3091 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.6 
30. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ar... (1981)
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People who added this item 4961  Average listal rating (3316 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.8 
31. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Ba... (1980)
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The 70s

People who added this item 5318  Average listal rating (3398 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
32. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Super films of the '70s (my best-of list for the decade)
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People who added this item 3303  Average listal rating (1946 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
33. Apocalypse Now (1979)
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People who added this item 1351  Average listal rating (830 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
34. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
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People who added this item 1817  Average listal rating (1171 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
35. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
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Other Decades

People who added this item 1442  Average listal rating (893 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
36. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
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People who added this item 1023  Average listal rating (649 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
37. Dial M for Murder (1954)
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People who added this item 925  Average listal rating (527 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
38. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 8 11:46
I finally done checking all your lists...
Well done! Good job.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 14 20:49
Huh, how did I not vote for this already? I've been using it to navigate for weeks!
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at May 31 19:28
great reference list again man. Thanks as always.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 14 2:59
Good idea, I will have to make one like it for my yearly lists - It would make it much easier to find the year I'm looking for quickly than searching through all my lists.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 29 8:03
GREAT choices.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 8 21:11
great list

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