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Top 5 of 2020

5 films

2020 sucked. It didn't start sucking (e.g., Bong Joon-ho won big time at the Oscars in February). But it did…

  • Seven Samurai
  • The 400 Blows
  • The Seventh Seal
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • High and Low

My Criterion Collection

140 films

Films that I have kept for revisits, whether out of love or intrigue ... plus, it's good to have lists…

  • Smiles of a Summer Night
  • A Ship to India
  • Crisis
  • Wild Strawberries

The It-Took-a-Pandemic Marathon: Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema (Criterion Collection)

4 films

Confession time.  I’ve been watching a good deal more movies than the average person for a long time; so although…

  • Parasite
  • Luce
  • The Art of Self-Defense
  • Midsommar
  • Jojo Rabbit

Top 10 of 2019

10 films

My top 10 favorite films released theatrically in the U.S. in 2019 (out of the 101 that I saw) ...…

  • The Favourite
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • First Reformed
  • Roma
  • Sorry to Bother You

Top 10 of 2018

10 films

My top 10 favorite films released theatrically in the U.S. in 2018 (out of the 107 that I saw) ...…

  • A Ghost Story
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Get Out
  • The Big Sick
  • Brigsby Bear

Top 10 of 2017

10 films

My top 10 favorite films released theatrically in the U.S. in 2017 (out of the 106 that I saw) ...…

  • La La Land
  • The Lobster
  • Arrival
  • The Witch
  • The Neon Demon
  • Ex Machina
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • The Big Short
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • The Revenant
  • Whiplash
  • Gone Girl
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Overnighters
  • The Rover

Top 10 of 2014

10 films

My 10 favorite films released theatrically in the U.S. in 2014 ... from aflixionado.com/he-said-top-10-films-of-2014/

  • Her
  • The Hunt
  • Before Midnight
  • All Is Lost
  • Gravity

Top 10 of 2013

10 films

For a more complete list (including best performances, etc.), see aflixionado.com/he-said-top-10-films-of-2013/

  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Margaret
  • Looper
  • Killer Joe

Top 10 of 2012

10 films

My favorite films released in the U.S. in 2012 ...

  • Melancholia
  • Drive
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Shame
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

Top 10 of 2011

10 films

My favorite films released in the U.S. in 2011 ...