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A favorite movie for every year I've been alive!

March 29, 2017

 

 Good morning, everyone!  I haven’t had a lot of time for blogging in the last week, for the dedicated six of you who have been following me since I started this up.  The last week has been quite busy:  I’m going through the final proofreading stages of my next novel, THE INFINITE LEAGUE; I’m developing my first graphic novel in nearly five years----and I’m very proud to say that I was recently promoted at my casino job to floor supervisor.  It’s been an exciting time.

 

       Today, I wanted to participate in something I’ve seen my friends doing lately.  They’ve been listing their favorite movie for every year since they’ve been born. Sounds fun, and for a cinematic whore like me, I wanted to add my own list to the pile.  You know, just in case you care about that sort of thing.

 

       There are plenty of runner-ups, by the way.  I have over 750 movies in my collection, and there are some years that have a lot of winners.   But here are the absolute favorites movies I love to watch from every year that I was born.  

 

       Movies with an asterisk are films that I didn’t see and/or appreciate until years later.  I didn’t get to watch Blazing Saddles when I was seven, obviously.  But for some reason, at age six, The Poseidon Adventure was my absolutely favorite movie and would be until I saw Star Wars.  Never could explain why I loved that schlocky survival adventure movie so much. I watched it religiously every year when it was televised, I even had a set of View-Master reels.  Maybe it was the early John Williams score. Who knows.

 

        Anyhoozle, here’s the list.  Leave some comments if you want to share some of your favorites!

 

 

 

 

 

1968               Barbarella   *

 

1969               A Boy Named Charlie Brown

 

1970               M*A*S*H   *

 

1971               Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

 

1972               The Poseidon Adventure

 

1973               Live and Let Die

 

1974               Blazing Saddles   *

 

1975               Monty Python and the Holy Grail  /  Rocky Horror Picture Show *

 

1976               Freaky Friday

 

1977               Star Wars

 

1978               Superman: The Movie  /  Animal House

 

1979               The Jerk   *

 

1980               Airplane! / The Empire Strikes Back

 

1981               Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

1982               Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

 

1983               National Lampoon’s Vacation / Return of the Jedi

 

1984               Ghostbusters

 

1985               Back to the Future

 

1986               Aliens

 

1987               Raising Arizona

 

1988               A Fish Called Wanda

 

1989               Batman  /  Adventures of Baron Munchausen

 

1990               Pretty Woman

 

1991               The Commitments

 

1992               A Few Good Men

 

1993               Jurassic Park

 

1994               Shawshank Redemption / Forrest Gump / Pulp Fiction

 

1995               Casino

 

1996               Fargo

 

1997               Fifth Element / Titanic

 

1998               The Truman Show

 

1999               My Cousin Vinnie

 

2000               Unbreakable

 

2001               Moulin Rouge!

 

2002               Chicago

 

2003               Kill Bill Vol. 1

 

2004               Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Bungundy

 

2005               Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 

2006               Casino Royale

 

2007               300

 

2008               The Dark Knight

 

2009               Inglorious Basterds

 

2010               The A-Team  /  Toy Story 3

 

2011               The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  /  The Muppets

 

2012               The Avengers /  Skyfall

 

2013               Man of Steel  /  Zero Dark Thirty

 

2014               Ex Machina

 

2015               Star Wars the Force Awakens / Inside Out / Trainwreck

 

2016               Captain America: Civil War /  Zootopia  /  Rogue One

 

 

 


Well, that was fun.  Except now I don't want to go to work....I just want to sit back and watch some movies.  Where's my popcorn?


 

 

 

 

John Yeo Jr. is the author of The King's Tournament and Mama Sauveterre's Curiosity Shoppe.   You can purchase both of these titles at Amazon, or at his website at Yeoniverse.com.   His next novel, The Infinite League, comes out in September.

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