That Fandango has done it again.
In other words, Andy over at Fandango Groovers Movie Blog has come up with another excellent community blogging event (it transcends blog-a-thon!) for us all to partake in. I would hope that you can tell from the banner what it's supposed to be, but here's the skinny from the horse's mouth:
Inception, Toy Story 3, Winter’s Bone, Sex and the City 2 - what was your favourite movie of 2010? That’s an easy question you probably know the answer without giving it a second thought. But what about your favourite from five years ago, or ten, or event the year you were born? Now that’s a little harder.
I am inviting fellow bloggers to tell us what their favourite movies are from each year of their life so far. You can put as much or as little effort into you list as you wish. It could just be a list of movies, you may with to add a sentence or two about the movies or what they mean to you, you can brighten it up with images, posters or trailers. The choice is yours.
So, below is my list. I went at this with the mindset: which were the movies that undoubtedly meant the most to me at that point in my life (if I even saw them that year) that STILL mean a lot to me. Sure, I might have loved Benji or The Black Stallion when I was a child, but I can't say that I've seen either in at least two decades.
Edit: I forgot to mention a component of this list - I've tried to make it a bit more fun than your typical list, in that it's somewhat of a guessing game as well. While many of the images you see below are bound to be iconic, others are either from less recognizable films or less iconic images from very well-known films. If you aren't sure what any of them are, just ask (or guess!)
Go here to check out everyone's lists.
Perhaps this will change when I finally see Network.
I could really give or take this year.
This is when the choices start to get difficult for me.
Really should be Jedi, but we've had enough Star Wars.
What an iconic "80s" year for the movies.
Had to be. 1985 is stacked with movies I adore (BTTF, Better Off Dead, Goonies, Teen Wolf).
Barely edges Top Gun.
Barely edges Predator. I couldn't not choose TPB.
With apologies to Coming to America and Bloodsport.
This might be the year I can point to and say "this is when I fell in love with movies."
Pretty easy choice, really.
Yes, you read that right - over T2.
Makes up for not picking Reservoir Dogs in '92.
With apologies to The Usual Suspects and Se7en. Tough year to choose from.
With apologies to The Big Lebowski and Rushmore. That hurt. A lot.
1999 is the greatest year in modern movie history. I heart it to death.
Wes Anderson gets the shaft once again.
Not a great year for movies, overall. A lot to like but not looooove.
I'm its champion. Tops the superior Finding Nemo due to my constant flag-waving.
Why do I feel bad about this choice?
I'm shocked at how many 2006 flicks I've ended up loving. We'll look back fondly on it.
I might've pick Hot Fuzz, but Point Break kinda covers it, don't ya think?
Can't believe I've still only seen this once.
Was having a hard time choosing until I got to "I." Then - game over.
We'll see what its staying power is like; I have a feeling it won't be this in five years…
See it already! (Yeah, I cheated - this was only supposed to go through 2010.)