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Been meaning to do some sort of movie list thing on this blog for quite some time. I wanted it to be a bit more in-depth than just laying down a bunch of lists, but once I started thinking about doing anything more than that I realized just how involved something like that would become. So I’m gonna keep it simple: a bunch of top ten movie lists for every year possible (or as close to a top ten as I can get for the given year). I’ll be working my way back, adding to this thing as I collect my thoughts and make my lists.

2015
1. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3. Psycho Pass: The Movie
4. Sicario
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
6. Dangerous Men
7. Creed
8. The Hateful Eight
9. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
10. Kingsman: The Secret Service

2014
1. The Raid 2
2. John Wick
3. Inherent Vice
4. Under the Skin
5. A Most Wanted Man
6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
7. Snowpiercer
8. Godzilla
9. X-Men: Days of Future Past
10. A Walk Among the Tombstones

2013
1. Only God Forgives
2. Fast and Furious 6
3. The World’s End
4. The Wolverine
5. Pain & Gain
6. Riddick
7. The Lone Ranger
8. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
9. Pacific Rim
10. The Wolf of Wall Street

2012
1. The Raid
2. Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo
3. Haywire
4. Dredd
5. Django Unchained
6. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
7. The Dark Knight Rises
8. The Cabin in the Woods
9. Looper
10. Cloud Atlas

2011
1. Drive
2. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
3. Fast Five
4. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
5. Immortals
6. Hanna
7. Fright Night
8. The Tree of Life
9. X-Men: First Class
10. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

2010
1. Scott Pilgrim vs the World
2. The American
3. Black Swan
4. 13 Assassins
5. The Town
6. True Grit
7. Kick-Ass
8. Machete
9. Inception
10. Edge of Darkness

2009
1. Redline
2. Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance
3. Inglorious Basterds
4. Where the Wild Things Are
5. House of the Devil
6. District 9
7. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
8. Observe and Report
9. Taken
10. The International

2008
1. Hellboy II: The Golden Army
2. Speed Racer
3. The Dark Knight
4. Chocolate
5. The Fall
6. Doomsday
7. Punisher: War Zone
8. Cloverfield
9. Rambo
10. Wanted

2007
1. No Country for Old Men
2. There Will Be Blood
3. Zodiac
4. Grindhouse
5. Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone
6. The Mist
7. 28 Weeks Later
8. Shoot ‘Em Up
9. Smokin’ Aces
10. Eastern Promises

2006
1. Children of Men
2. Silent Hill
3. The Fountain
4. Casino Royale
5. Miami Vice
6. INLAND EMPIRE
7. Apocalypto
8. Pan’s Labyrinth
9. Paprika
10. The Descent

2005
1. The Protector
2. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
3. Sin City
4. A History of Violence
5. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
6. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
7. Unleashed
8. Transporter 2
9. Batman Begins
10. The Devil’s Rejects

2004
1. Mind Game
2. Kill Bill Vol. 2
3. The Chronicles of Riddick
4. Hellboy
5. Collateral
6. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
7. Kung Fu Hustle
8. Ocean’s Twelve
9. Izo
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2003
1. Kill Bill Vol. 1
2. Oldboy
3. Gozu
4. The Rundown
5. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
7. Ong-Bak
8. 2LDK
9. X2
10. Once Upon a Time in Mexico

2002
1. Suicide Club
2. Tamala: A Punk Cat in Space
3. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
4. Blade II
5. Hero
6. The Bourne Identity
7. Bubba Ho-Tep
8. Minority Report
9. The Transporter
10. Adaptation

2001
1. Ichi the Killer
2. Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
3. Brotherhood of the Wolf
4. Ocean’s Eleven
5. Donnie Darko
6. Shaolin Soccer
7. Mulholland Drive
8. Amelie
9. From Hell
10. Waking Life

2000
1. Battle Royale
2. The Cell
3. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
4. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
5. Memento
6. Requeim for a Dream
7. American Psycho
8. Ginger Snaps
9. X-Men
10. Shadow of the Vampire

1999
1. Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai
2. Eyes Wide Shut
3. Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena
4. eXistenZ
5. Dead or Alive
6. Titus
7. Audition
8. The Limey
9. Fight Club
10. The Ninth Gate

1998
1. Dark City
2. Pi
3. The Big Lebowski
4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
5. Ronin
6. Out of Sight
7. Babe: Pig in the City
8. Vampires
9. Blade
10. Run Lola Run

1997
1. The End of Evangelion
2. The Fifth Element
3. Grosse Pointe Blank
4. Jackie Brown
5. Perfect Blue
6. Hana-bi
7. Face/Off
8. L.A. Confidential
9. The Game
10. Event Horizon

1996
1. From Dusk Till Dawn
2. Hamlet
3. Mars Attacks!
4. X/1999
5. Executive Decision
6. The Quest
7. The Rock
8. Ransom
9. Mission: Impossible
10. Beavis and Butthead Do America

1995
1. Heat
2. The City of Lost Children
3. Desperado
4. Ghost in the Shell
5. Twelve Monkeys
6. Strange Days
7. Die Hard with a Vengeance
8. Se7en
9. The Prophecy
10. Mortal Kombat

1994
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Ed Wood
3. Leon: The Professional
4. Chungking Express
5. True Lies
6. Drunken Master II
7. Serial Mom
8. Street Fighter II: The Movie
9. Clerks
10. Speed

1993
1. Ninja Scroll
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Point of No Return
4. Iron Monkey
5. Demolition Man
6. Hard Target
7. Patlabor the Movie 2
8. Groundhog Day
9. Much Ado About Nothing
10. True Romance

1992
1. Reservoir Dogs
2. El Mariachi
3. Hard Boiled
4. Batman Returns
5. Under Siege
6. Police Story 3: Super Cop
7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
8. Bram Stoker’s Dracula
9. Universal Soldier
10. Unforgiven

1991
1. Delicatessen
2. Armour of God II: Operation Condor
3. Riki-Oh
4. Point Break
5. Out for Justice
6. If Looks Could Kill
7. The Last Boyscout
8. Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey
9. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
10. The Rocketeer

1990
1. La Femme Nikita
2. Total Recal
3. Goodfellas
4. Tremors
5. Hard to Kill
6. Marked for Death
7. Edward Scissorhands
8. Troll 2
9. Die Hard 2: Die Harder
10. Misery

13 Comments leave one →
  1. August 7, 2012 12:49 AM

    Nice list. I’m glad to know someone else liked Scott Pilgrim as much as I did.

  2. alksdasd permalink
    August 11, 2012 5:32 PM

    i like your anime lists, but i don´t agree here overall.

  3. Mike permalink
    October 18, 2012 11:26 AM

    I find it a bit odd that you put Silent Hill and Miami Vice over Pan’s Labyrinth? I’ve never seen a top movie list where two films of that nature were above such a highly beloved film but hell its your opinion after all but I must ask why did you choose those two films to rank over Pan’s Labyrinth? Was it purely for entertainment value or something else?

    • Landon permalink*
      October 18, 2012 12:18 PM

      I love all the creature designs and fantasy world stuff in Pan’s Labyrinth, but the real world bits just didn’t do much for me. The whole “this is just a fantasy to cope with reality” isn’t something that interests me. It doesn’t make it resonate with me on that personal level like it does for other people. I just want the weird monsters DelToro dreams up. I’m a shallow guy like that. Still a good movie though.

  4. Ghastper permalink
    December 3, 2012 2:16 AM

    Have you ever seen American Me? I don’t expect it to be on your list considering you taste, but I think it’s a drama to consider watching.

  5. December 31, 2012 8:04 PM

    I don’t know any of the movies so I came to look for some. You are detailed I also think that the anime list is really good!

  6. Melodie permalink
    March 28, 2013 9:21 AM

    Ever watched Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige? It’s one of my favorite movies about two rivaling magicians. Check it out(:

  7. May 12, 2013 7:05 PM

    I’d like to know where you’d rank Conan the Barbarian and other older movies. Do you think you’ll be going back past 1990?

  8. January 13, 2014 12:56 PM

    Glaring anime omissions: Eva 3.0, GitS: Innocence, Paprika. Also, getting an IMDB account can help with keeping track of the movies you’ve seen. It’s like MAL, but with movies and TV shows.

    • Landon permalink*
      January 14, 2014 6:59 PM

      Yeah, I need to make a few adjustments. The first two on that list will likely make it on their respective year’s lists. Not sure about Paprika.

      I have an IMDB that needs to be updated. Might post a link to it here later.

  9. February 4, 2014 3:21 PM

    If you haven’t seen it already, I recommend watching Trick ‘r Treat. It’s horror, but like Cabin in the Woods the substance of the movie doesn’t consist of generic jump scares or rehashes of ideas from older, successful horror flicks. Think of it as an anthology of loosely connected stories based on urban legends with some elements of classic horror tales mixed in.

  10. February 4, 2014 8:50 PM

    Since JD is doing it, might as well join in and recommend watching Tekkonkinkreet. I think it’s the kind of crazy (both visually and story-wise) anime movie you might like. Surprised you haven’t checked it out yet given it’s fairly well-known.

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