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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 1010  Average listal rating (571 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. Mary and Max (2009)
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People who added this item 852  Average listal rating (554 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
3. The Strangers (2008)
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People who added this item 1665  Average listal rating (956 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
4. Grindhouse (2007)
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People who added this item 811  Average listal rating (381 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
5. Tideland (2005)
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People who added this item 1133  Average listal rating (777 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
6. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
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People who added this item 5766  Average listal rating (3899 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
7. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
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People who added this item 7096  Average listal rating (4601 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
8. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
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People who added this item 1263  Average listal rating (778 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
9. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
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People who added this item 4536  Average listal rating (2906 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
10. Memento (2000)
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People who added this item 2598  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 2510  Average listal rating (1426 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
12. Magnolia (1999)
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People who added this item 2893  Average listal rating (1700 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
13. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
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People who added this item 2751  Average listal rating (1729 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.6 
14. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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People who added this item 3715  Average listal rating (2450 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
15. 12 Monkeys (1995)
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People who added this item 5667  Average listal rating (3895 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
16. Seven (1995)
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People who added this item 7363  Average listal rating (4727 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
17. Pulp Fiction (1994)
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People who added this item 1513  Average listal rating (946 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
18. True Romance (1993)
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People who added this item 4555  Average listal rating (2991 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
19. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
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People who added this item 706  Average listal rating (447 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
20. The Fisher King (1991)
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People who added this item 969  Average listal rating (576 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 920  Average listal rating (563 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
22. Heathers (1988)
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People who added this item 1476  Average listal rating (895 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
23. Akira (1988)
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People who added this item 3424  Average listal rating (2198 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
24. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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People who added this item 2867  Average listal rating (1980 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
25. Aliens (1986)
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People who added this item 1945  Average listal rating (1098 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
26. Brazil (1985)
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People who added this item 4753  Average listal rating (3187 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
27. Ghostbusters (1984)
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People who added this item 390  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 5756  Average listal rating (3801 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
29. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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People who added this item 4582  Average listal rating (3089 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 4952  Average listal rating (3312 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 5305  Average listal rating (3393 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 3296  Average listal rating (1944 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
33. Apocalypse Now (1979)
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People who added this item 1349  Average listal rating (828 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
34. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
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People who added this item 1813  Average listal rating (1169 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 1441  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 1018  Average listal rating (647 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
37. Dial M for Murder (1954)
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People who added this item 921  Average listal rating (526 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, 2 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, 4 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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