Favorite Movies from Each Year of My Lifeby Broncoman27 | created - 14 Nov 2013 | updated - 6 days ago | Public
This is a list of my favorite movie that came out in each year that I've been alive. I'll be updating this periodically as new movies come out and as I catch older ones that I haven't seen yet. Honorable mentions listed in alphabetical order.
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1. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Votes: 1,084,517 | Gross: $96.07M
Honorable mention: Rudy
2. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster & his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,635,590 | Gross: $107.93M
Honorable mentions: Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption
3. Heat (1995)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.
Votes: 522,735 | Gross: $67.44M
Braveheart, Toy Story, The Usual Suspects
4. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 93 min | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Votes: 588,526 | Gross: $16.50M
5. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Votes: 550,764 | Gross: $57.60M
Honorable mentions: Gattaca, Good Will Hunting, L.A. Confidential
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Votes: 1,106,279 | Gross: $216.54M
Honorable mentions: American History X, The Big Lebowski, The Truman Show
7. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Votes: 1,672,815 | Gross: $37.03M
Honorable mentions: The Boondock Saints, The Green Mile, The Iron Giant, The Matrix
8. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Votes: 1,208,255 | Gross: $187.71M
Honorable mentions: Memento, Remember the Titans, Requiem for a Dream, Unbreakable, X-Men
PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
Votes: 1,505,319 | Gross: $315.54M
Honorable mentions: Black Hawk Down, Donnie Darko
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
PG | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
Votes: 1,346,660 | Gross: $342.55M
Honorable mentions: City of God, Minority Report, Road to Perdition, Treasure Planet
PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Votes: 1,489,319 | Gross: $377.85M
Honorable mentions: Kill Bill: Vol. 1, The Last Samurai, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, X2
12. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Votes: 822,640 | Gross: $34.40M
Honorable mentions: The Incredibles, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Miracle, The Passion of the Christ
13. Batman Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.
Votes: 1,189,936 | Gross: $206.85M
Honorable mentions: Kingdom of Heaven, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
14. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.
Votes: 1,061,670 | Gross: $53.09M
Honorable mentions: Casino Royale, Children of Men, The Departed, Stranger Than Fiction, V for Vendetta
15. Hot Rod (2007)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Sport
Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation.
Votes: 69,498 | Gross: $13.92M
Honorable mentions: Atonement, I Am Legend
16. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as The Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 2,058,689 | Gross: $534.86M
Honorable mentions: The Hurt Locker, Iron Man
17. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,115,338 | Gross: $120.54M
Honorable mentions: Moon, Mr. Nobody, Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek, Watchmen, Zombieland
18. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
Votes: 1,833,257 | Gross: $292.58M
Honorable mentions: The Book of Eli, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Shutter Island, The Town, Toy Story 3
19. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
Votes: 1,382,713 | Gross: $448.14M
Honorable mentions: The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, Les Misérables, Looper, Silver Linings Playbook, Skyfall
20. Warrior (2011)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.
Votes: 402,795 | Gross: $13.66M
Honorable mention: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
21. About Time (I) (2013)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
Votes: 261,810 | Gross: $15.32M
Honorable mentions: Captain Phillips, Gravity, Her, Lone Survivor, Man of Steel, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Short Term 12, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Wolverine
22. Interstellar (2014)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Votes: 1,292,090 | Gross: $188.02M
Honorable mentions: American Sniper, Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Edge of Tomorrow, Fury, Guardians of the Galaxy, Kingsman: the Secret Service, The Lego Movie, Whiplash, X-Men: Days of Future Past
23. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.
Votes: 782,864 | Gross: $936.66M
Honorable mentions: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room
24. La La Land (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
Votes: 433,392 | Gross: $151.10M
Honorable mentions: Arrival, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hacksaw Ridge, Kubo and the Two Strings, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
25. Logan (2017)
R | 137 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future where mutants are nearly extinct, an elderly and weary Logan leads a quiet life. But when Laura, a mutant child pursued by scientists, comes to him for help, he must get her to safety.
Votes: 555,304 | Gross: $226.28M
Honorable mentions: Baby Driver, The Big Sick, Blade Runner 2049, Coco, Dunkirk, Get Out, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, John Wick: Chapter 2, Justice League, Mudbound, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, War for the Planet of the Apes, Wind River, Wonder Woman
26. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Votes: 661,312 | Gross: $678.82M
Honorable mentions: A Star is Born, Aquaman, BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Green Book, Incredibles 2, A Quiet Place, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Won't You Be My Neighbor?
27. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe.
Votes: 411,930 | Gross: $781.33M
Honorable mentions: Captain Marvel, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Shazam!