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.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Favoritest Movies of 1991

It seems natural that the first (working backwards) original cast Trek would win the year, but I actually wanted a specific movie to loose.  I really really wanted it to loose, but it was beat out by two movies that I apparently like even less... more on them at the bottom of the list...

If I'd done this list 20 years ago, 2nd place would probably be different, I don't know where Hook would have placed back then, but I remember having problems with the color temperature of the lighting being too indoor for it's outdoor location.  Star Trek VI was an event saying goodbye to the original cast, Hook wasn't a goodbye in presentation, but I recall an on-set interview before Hook's release with Spielberg; "Maybe Hook is going to be the last big show I put on."1   Hook would be the least 'dark' Spielberg movie for seventeen years... As I'm typing this, my daughter is reading over my shoulder and asks; "What's Hook?" Answer, a movie in need of a beautiful Blu-Ray release.
  1. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  2. Hook
  3. Beauty and the Beast
  4. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  5. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
  6. The Rocketeer
  7. JFK
  8. Defending Your Life
  9. The Addams Family
  10. Dead Again
  11. Shattered
  12. Once Upon a Time in China
  13. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
  14. City Slickers
  15. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
  16. Until the End of the World
  17. Hot Shots!
  18. Thelma & Louise
  19. The Silence of the Lambs
  20. For The Boys
  21. Father of the Bride
  22. The Doors
  23. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
  24. Truth or Dare
  25. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
  26. Point Break
  27. Class Action
  28. The Hard Way
  29. Bugsy
  30. Doc Hollywood
  31. Out for Justice
  32. Return to the Blue Lagoon
  33. Knight Rider 2000
  34. Necessary Roughness
  35. Soapdish
  36. Cape Fear
  37. Flight of the Intruder
  38. Once A Thief
  39. The Last Boy Scout
  40. Backdraft
  41. Billy Bathgate
  42. L.A. Story
  43. What About Bob?
  44. The Fisher King
  45. Grand Canyon
  46. Hudson Hawk
  47. Mobsters
  48. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
  49. True Colors
  50. Suburban Commando
  51. Delirious
  52. Guilty by Suspicion
  53. Other People's Money
  54. White Fang
  55. Regarding Henry
  56. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
  57. King Ralph
  58. Curly Sue
  59. Timebomb
  60. Pure Luck
  61. Fried Green Tomatoes
  62. F/X2
  63. Stone Cold
  64. The Perfect Weapon
  65. Naked Lunch
  66. Eve Of Destruction
  67. The Doctor
  68. Rover Dangerfield
  69. Little Man Tate
  70. Toy Soldiers         
  71. Life Stinks
  72. Sleeping with the Enemy
  73. The Prince of Tides
  74. Oscar
  75. Dying Young
  76. Frankie and Johnny
  77. Rush
  78. The Marrying Man
  79. Nothing But Trouble
  80. Problem Child 2
  81. Highlander II: The Quickening
  82. My Girl
  83. The Super
Highlander II is such a frakking failure of a movie, it even failed to make it to the bottom of the list!  A Completely forgotten, and completely forgettable Joe Pesci movie made it to the bottom.  Way to fail, at EVERYTHING Highlander II, but the bottom of this one is a bit of a cesspool.  Oh, #77 there, that's the movie that gave us Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven.  I'm waiting for someone to compile in a book or blog or somewhere, a collection of songs everyone knows, that came to us via completely forgotten movies.

1] Also quoted in The films of Steven Spielberg  By Douglas Brode

Legend: Onto the next Round! ( >/= .8) In the middle. I do NOT enjoy. (< / = .2)

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