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2021

15 films

Do it to him before he does it to you.

  • WALL·E
  • Apollo 13
  • Andrei Rublev
  • PlayTime
  • City Lights

My Ten Favorite Films (circa 2021)

22 films

"favorite" not "best" - the last time I revised this list was in 2013. I have certainly seen a lot…

  • Roma
  • The Rider
  • Minding the Gap
  • Leave No Trace
  • The Sisters Brothers

2018

14 films

  • Superman
  • Superman II
  • X-Men
  • Unbreakable
  • Spider-Man 2

Superhero Canon

11 films

The ten films I think I'll probably recommend to someone in thirty years when they ask which superhero movies they…

  • WALL·E
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • Monsters, Inc.

Pixar Ranked

22 films

For the purposes of this list, I consider Toy Stories 1-3 as one entry. There is also a break in…

  • The Irishman
  • Honeyland
  • Parasite
  • A Hidden Life
  • Marriage Story

2019

14 films

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • The Tree of Life
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • The Matrix
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Secret Sunshine
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Song to Song
  • The Big Sick
  • The Lost City of Z
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Beach Rats
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • The Fits
  • 13th
  • The Lobster
  • Loving

2016 Contenders

20 films

  • Tangerine
  • Timbuktu
  • The Revenant
  • Anomalisa
  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Contenders 2015

21 films

For 2015 as long as Johnny Friendly doesn't get to them first.

  • The Lone Ranger
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Captain Phillips
  • Cutie and the Boxer
  • Before Midnight

Contenders for 2013

21 films

For 2013. Not the "could'a beens" though.