So, I saw this thing that’s going around movie blogs, and I thought I’d play along.
Basically, you pick your favorite movie from every year that you’ve been alive. For me, that’s 1976-2010. Not including 2011 because it’s just getting going.
Note: I’m going by the year these films are listed under on IMDB.com, not necessarily the year they got a wide release.
The Contenders – Rocky, Squirm, Track of the Moonbeast
Decision – Obviously I haven’t seen many movies from 1976…so, I went with the one I DIDN’T see on Mystery Science Theater 3000
The Contenders – Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars
Decision – Spielberg beats out Lucas in this case, but it’s a close one.
The Contenders – Superman, Laserblast
Decision – Once again I have to go with the one I’ve seen that’s actually good enough to NOT be featured on MST3K.
The Contenders – Alien, Apocalypse Now, Mad Max
Decision – Not a strong field this year, as far as personal favorites go, so I went with the one set in space…space always wins…
The Contenders – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Superman II
Decision – Seeing as how it’s one of my all time favorite movies…
The Contenders – Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Decision – Again, we’re dealing with an all time favorite…
The Contenders – Poltergeist, Star Trek II, The Secret of NIMH
Decision – Close race, but one of these had Ricardo Montalban, while the others did not…
The Contenders – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Wargames, The Right Stuff
Decision – Ally Sheedy is awesome, but the Mercury 7 are even more awesome…
The Contenders – Terminator, Karate Kid, Top Secret!, Ghostbusters
Decision – Now it’s getting tough, but classic comedy wins out over classic sci-fi/action.
The Contenders – Back to the Future, Real Genius
Decision – One of these falls apart a little too much at the end…
The Contenders – Big Trouble In Little China, Platoon, Aliens, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Decision – Stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen…
The Contenders – Roxanne, Broadcast News, Raising Arizona, The Princess Bride
Decision – Okay, we’re getting into some tough territory now. I guess I have to go with the one I’ve seen the most and can quote from the most freely…but the others are very strong contenders…
The Contenders – Big, Die Hard, Beetlejuice
Decision – Well, Die Hard is just awesome all around…Beetlejuice is funny and has Winona…but…
The Contenders – Say Anything, The Abyss, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Glory
Decision – I really want to pick John Cusack and Ione Skye, but they just can’t quite compete with the dark nothingness of…
The Contenders – Joe Versus the Volcano, Edward Scissorhands, Men At Work, The Freshman
Decision – Really, this is a two horse race. Joe or Edward, Edward or Joe…?
The 90s and beyond will appear soon in Part II!