My personal favorite movies from 1996 through 2015 plus my runner ups, which for most years could basically be interchangeable. Some real personal favorites snuck through, obviously Saving Private Ryan is one of the best movies ever made, but I love Rushmore a little more. Also discovered 2005 was a weird weak year for movies.
  1. 1996- Fargo
    Runner up- Jerry Maguire
  2. 1997- Good Will Hunting
    Runner up- Boogie Nights
  3. 1998- Rushmore
    Runner up- Saving Private Ryan
  4. 1999- Fight Club
    Runner up- Office Space
  5. 2000- Almost Famous
    Runner up- O Brother, Where Art Thou
  6. 2001- Spirited Away
    Runner up- Training Day
  7. 2002- The Bourne Identity
    Runner up- Minority Report
  8. 2003- Lost in Translation
    Runner up-School of Rock
  9. 2004- Shaun of the Dead
    Runner up- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  10. 2005- Batman Begins
    Runner up- The 40 Year Old Virgin
  11. 2006- The Departed
    Runner up- Little Miss Sunshine
  12. 2007- The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    Runner up- No Country for Old Men
  13. 2008- The Dark Knight
    Runner up- The Wrestler
  14. 2009- District 9
    Runner up- Up in the Air
  15. 2010- The Fighter
    Runner up- The Social Network
  16. 2011- Drive
    Runner up- The Descendants
  17. 2013- Silver Linings Playbook
    Runner up- Beasts of the Southern Wild
  18. 2013- Fruitvale Station
    Runner up- Short Term 12
  19. 2014- Guardians of the Galaxy
    Runner up- The Grand Budapest Hotel
  20. 2015- Spotlight
    Runner up- Mad Max: Fury Road