February 24, 2010 0

Six Years of Quality Cinema

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Stephan, Adam, Molly, and Anna at Movies 10

It’s a new decade, and I’m feeling both optimistic and goal-oriented on completing lots of loose ends in my life. Some are large (catch up on processing photos from the last several years), some are self-help (go to the dentist), and some are simply small silly things, like finish writing several “best of the year” movie lists. Not a big ordeal; just something I never completed until now.

So here they are, along with the lists from 2004-2006, for which longer posts can be found on my old LiveJournal. Lists are in alphabetical order, unless I was feeling especially picky that year and bothered to sort them.

Agree with my choices? Got a recommendation of something awesome that I missed? (I know there were lots!) Toss out a comment!

Trick r' Treat
2009

TOP TEN

  • Avatar
  • Coraline
  • Every Little Step
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Make the Yuletide Gay
  • A Single Man
  • Star Trek
  • Trick r’ Treat
  • Up
  • Up in the Air

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • 500 Days of Summer
  • The Big Gay Musical
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • District 9
  • Duplicity
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • Julie & Julia
  • Patrick, Age 1.5
  • Ponyo
  • Prodigal Sons
  • The Proposal
  • Rivers Wash Over Me
  • A Serious Man
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Where the Wild Things Are

Were the World Mine
2008

TOP TEN

  • Ciao
  • Cloverfield
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Fall
  • Iron Man
  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Wall-E
  • Were the World Mine

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Bolt
  • Dear Zachary
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Grimm Love
  • High School Musical 3
  • Let the Right One In
  • Mulligans
  • Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  • Ready? OK!
  • Speed Racer
  • The Wrestler

There Will Be Blood
2007

TOP TEN

  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Enchanted
  • For the Bible Tells Me So
  • Hairspray
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Juno
  • The Mist
  • Once
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Waitress

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • The Asassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Away from Her
  • Black Snake Moan
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Curiosity of Chance
  • Disturbia
  • Grindhouse
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Knocked Up
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Music & Lyrics
  • The Namesake
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Persepolis
  • Semper Fi

Shortbus
2006

TOP TEN :: ( See the Livejournal Post )

  1. Shortbus
  2. Little Miss Sunshine
  3. Children of Men
  4. Volver
  5. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
  6. The Fountain
  7. The Queen
  8. Casino Royale
  9. Borat
  10. The Devil Wears Prada

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • Breaking and Entering
  • Cars
  • The Descent
  • Dreamgirls
  • The Holiday
  • The Illusionist
  • Inside Man
  • Kinky Boots
  • Little Children
  • Look, Up in the Sky!
    The Amazing Story of Superman
  • Marie Antionette
  • Mission: Impossible 3
  • Monster House
  • The Prestige
  • Quinceanera
  • Something New
  • Stranger Then Fiction
  • Superman Returns
  • Thank You For Smoking

Brokeback Mountain
2005

TOP TEN :: ( See the Livejournal Post )

  1. Brokeback Mountain
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  3. Everything is Illuminated
  4. Capote
  5. Pride & Prejudice
  6. Red Eye
  7. Serenity
  8. Murderball
  9. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  10. Batman Begins

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Cinderella Man
  • Corpse Bride
  • Heights
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • King Kong
  • Melinda & Melinda
  • Millions
  • Sin City
  • Transamerica
  • Walk the Line
  • Wedding Crashers
  • Zathura

Before Sunset
2004

TOP TEN :: ( See the Livejournal Post )

  1. Before Sunset
  2. The Incredibles
  3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  4. Garden State
  5. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  6. Spider-Man 2
  7. Kinsey
  8. Saved!
  9. The Village
  10. A Home at the End of the World

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • The Dreamers
  • Closer
  • The Terminal
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • We Don’t Live Here Anymore
  • Touching the Void
  • Super Size Me
  • Kill Bill vol. 2
  • Finding Neverland
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Mean Girls
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • I Heart Huckabees

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