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  • Fletch
  • Running Scared
  • Caddyshack
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Airplane!

My Favorite Comedies of the 1980s

15 films

Being a teenager in the 80s I was blessed with plenty of great comedies and a lot of great dialogue…

  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Criss Cross
  • The Big Sleep
  • The Big Heat
  • The Third Man

Essential Noir

10 films

Half classic noir, half neo-noir.

  • Spotlight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ex Machina
  • The Martian
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Top Fives by Year

85 films

Thanks to Jandy for the great idea. A work in progress.

  • Spotlight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ex Machina
  • Carol
  • The Blackcoat's Daughter
  • The Handmaiden
  • 20th Century Women
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Sing Street
  • Hell or High Water

Favorite Films of 2016

8 films

Either I need to see more 2016 films or 2016 wasn't a great year. (Both is probably the correct answer).

  • Chinatown
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Blade Runner
  • Patton
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Dunkirk
  • Wonder Woman
  • Get Out
  • Logan
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • The Bounty
  • Captain Phillips
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Easy Rider
  • The Wild Bunch
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Where Eagles Dare

Year of Birth: 1969

9 films

My top ten films from the year I was born. Thanks again to Dirk H. for the idea.

So it…

  • Avengers: Infinity War Part 2
  • Captain Marvel
  • Deadpool 2
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel Adaptations

51 films

These are recent adaptations (mostly 21st century).

  • Chinatown
  • Body Heat
  • The Driver
  • Blood Simple
  • L.A. Confidential

Neo-Noir

47 films

An attempt to catalog all noir films that followed the classic noir period (post 1958 or so).

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Return of the Jedi