I'm making the most definitive list of favorite movies ever.

For every year, I'm listing every movie I've seen and compare them all to each other asking one question; Which movie do I like more. Movies that score in the 80th percentile or higher, advance to the next round: Favorite of the Decade. After each Decade is done, an All Time list will be formed.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Favoritest 40 Movies of the '0 Decade!!!

It bows to no one (Yet...). The first "My favorite movies ever" list, where I had listed 250 movies I really liked off the top of my head, and figured this out on a large paper graph at the kitchen table, in pencil... Fellowship of the ring was a movie of special notice. Here, it strides a decade like no other movie. Avatar and Wall-E are movies that gave me the kind of movies I've always wanted to see. I've always been a Sci-Fi guy, but, before Fellowship, I wouldn't really like calling Star Wars Sci-Fantasy. After the Mines of Moria, I would allow myself to enjoy fantasy without the name Jim Henson somehow attached to it.

Second place was just a "Nooooooo" out of first.

Eleven of the top forty are based on comic books, and one filmmaker made the top 40 with every outing of the decade... Okay, more than one did, but I was thinking of someone who's made more than one movie that decade.

The decade is also a different field of comparison than the individual year is, so a movie like Black Pearl may come out stronger to pull ahead than Master and Commander does, when faced with movies like Iron Man and Minority Report.

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  2. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  4. WALL-E
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  6. Avatar
  7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  8. Star Trek
  9. Watchmen
  10. X2: X-Men United
  11. Transformers
  12. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  13. Thirteen Days
  14. "300
  15. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  16. Casino Royale
  17. The Incredibles
  18. The Man From Earth
  19. Spider-Man 2
  20. Minority Report
  21. Gladiator
  22. Howl's Moving Castle
  23. Spirited Away
  24. Superman Returns
  25. Iron Man
  26. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  27. Stardust
  28. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  29. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  30. Serenity
  31. Titan A.E.
  32. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  33. Spider-Man
  34. Ponyo
  35. Ah! My Goddess: The Movie
  36. The Chronicles of Riddick
  37. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  38. Die Another Day
  39. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  40. Hellboy
How do movies get to advance to the All-time list? Don't know yet. Got other decades to do. Time to go back to the '90's!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Favoritest Movies of 2009

I almost forgot I had this blog thing here. I don't twitter, lurk on message boards, and check Facebook maybe once a month. Maybe. Actually I think I forgot to this month. Maybe there's a way to tie my Blogger blog to Facebook. I'll see if there is when I care. At some point, this blog became a refuse dump for my favorite movies lists...

The Goal; Determine my hundred or so favorite movies of all time, but by evaluating every movie I've ever seen. This is done year by year, then decade by decade... you know what, that'll make a post in and of itself.

As for 2009, It was a good year considering that all the good movies were really from other years thanks to the writers strike awhile back, so here's the list!

  1. Avatar
  2. Star Trek
  3. Watchmen
  4. Sherlock Holmes
  5. Monsters vs. Aliens
  6. Green Lantern: First Flight
  7. G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra
  8. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
  9. Angels and Demons
  10. Inglorius Basterds
  11. Terminator Salvation
  12. 2012
  13. Night at the Museum 2 Battle of the Smitshonian
  14. Astro Boy
  15. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
  16. Up
  17. Pandorum
  18. Land of the Lost
  19. Earth
  20. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
  21. Battle For Terra
  22. Wonder Woman
  23. Dragonball Evolution
  24. The Men Who Stare at Goats
  25. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  26. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  27. The Girlfriend Experience
  28. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  29. Gamer
  30. Princess of Mars
  31. Knowing
  32. District 9
  33. Race to Witch Mountain
  34. Echelon Conspiracy
  35. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  36. Caprica
  37. Planet 51
  38. Coraline
  39. State of Play
  40. The Hangover
  41. "9
  42. Delgo
  43. Aliens in the Attic
  44. The Final Destination
  45. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
  46. Whiteout
  47. Shorts
  48. G-Force
  49. Space Buddies
  50. Dance Flick
  51. Year One
  52. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  53. Bride Wars
  54. The Princess and the Frog
  55. Adventureland