My Favorite Movies From Each Year I've Been Alive

These are not necessarily what I would call the "best" films from each year (critically speaking), but rather the films I end up watching a lot. My fav's. Inspired by @nessa_please reposted by @bjnovak
  1. 1980
    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Runner up: The Shining)
  2. 1981
    Indiana Jones an the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Runner up: History of the World: Part 1)
  3. 1982
    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (Runner up: Poltergeist)
  4. 1983
    Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  5. 1984
    Amadeus (Runner up: Ghostbusters)
  6. 1985
    Back to the Future (So many greats from this year, though: Breakfast Club, The Goonies, PeeWee's Big Adventure, etc.)
  7. 1986
    Labyrinth (Runners up: Aliens, Ferris Bueller's Day Off).
  8. 1987
    The Princess Bride (Again: Spaceballs, Dirty Dancing, Adventures in Babysitting)
  9. 1988
    Beetlejuice
  10. 1989
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (My parents actually took me out of school to go see this). (Runner up: Batman)
  11. 1990
    Ghost (my whole family bawled in the theater)
  12. 1991
    The Silence of the Lambs (One of the best of all time. Runner up: Dead Again...although my pubescently romantic self was also obsessed with Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves that year).
  13. 1992
    Bram Stoker's Dracula (The level of obsession I had for this movie was unprecedented). (Runner up: Patriot Games)
  14. 1993
    Schindler's List (Runner up: The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  15. 1994
    Pulp Fiction (Close runner up: Forrest Gump. Obsession that year: Interview with a Vampire).
  16. 1995
    Apollo 13
  17. 1996
    Fargo
  18. 1997
    The Ice Storm
  19. 1998
    The Big Lebowski (Runner up: Rushmore)
  20. 1999
    American Beauty
  21. 2000
    Almost Famous (Runners up: Pollock, Cast Away, What Lies Beneath).
  22. 2001
    The Royal Tenenbaums (My fav Wes Anderson film). (Many runners up: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [which sparked a MAJOR fan obsession in me that continues to this day {I'm a Ravenclaw}], and Donnie Darko. Big year for the imagination. Come to think of it, maybe we all just needed to escape that year. 😕).
  23. 2002
    Catch Me If You Can (Runners up: LOTR The Two Towers and The Bourne Identity).
  24. 2003
    Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Runners up: Lost in Translation and Finding Nemo).
  25. 2004
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (One of the most artistically-made of the HP films). (Runner up: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
  26. 2005
    Walk the Line (Runner up: HP and the Goblet of Fire).
  27. 2006
    Superman Returns (I feel like this movie never got the credit it deserved. It's full of symbolism and honors the Christopher Reeves movies, but is so much better. Maybe it was too sentimental for everyone, but it was perfect for me. I still love it).
  28. 2007
    Sweeney Todd (Runners up: HP and the Order of the Phoenix, Ratatouille).
  29. 2008
    The Dark Knight
  30. 2009
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Runner up: Sherlock Holmes)
  31. 2010
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (This is actually my favorite HP movie. I love the melancholy tone and the calm before the storm, so to speak). (Runner up: Black Swan).
  32. 2011
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Runner up: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
  33. 2012
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (I know I'm coming off as a major fantasy nerd, but the story/movie still has to be well done and this one is).
  34. 2013
    Gravity
  35. 2014
    Guardians of the Galaxy (Runners up: Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman, Interstellar).
  36. 2015
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Runner up: Ex Machina)
  37. 2016
    Tbd...