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Saturday, March 25, 2017

My Favorite Movie: Part 2 (1975 - 2016)



The latest Facebook challenge is to list your favorite film from each year that you have been alive, but I decided to begin my list with 1933 (click here for Part 1). Below is Part 2 featuring my favorite movie from 1975 to 2016 (I've also included a Runner-Up for some years).

1975: Robert Altman's Nashville starring Karen Black, Keith Carradine and Lily Tomlin
Runner-Up: Smile starring Bruce Dern and Barbara Feldon



1976: The Ritz starring Rita Moreno, Jack Weston and Treat Williams
Runner-Up: Network starring Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch and William Holden



1977: Annie Hall directed by and starring Woody Allen with Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts
Runner-Up: High Anxiety directed by and starring Mel Brooks with Madeline Kahn and Cloris Leachman



1978: Robert Altman's A Wedding starring Carol Burnett, Geraldine Chaplin and Mia Farrow
Runner-Up: Grease starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta



1979: Starting Over starring Candice Bergen, Jill Clayburgh and Burt Reynolds
Runner-Up: Hair starring Beverly D'Angelo, John Savage and Treat Williams



1980: 9 to 5 starring Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin
Runner-Up: Xanadu starring Michael Beck, Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John



1981: S.O.B. starring Julie Andrews, Richard Mulligan and Robert Preston
Runner-Up: Four Friends starring Jodi Thelen and Craig Wasson



1982: The World According to Garp starring Glenn Close, John Lithgow and Robin Williams
Runner-Up: Victor/Victoria starring Julie Andrews, Robert Preston and Lesley Ann Warren



1983: Terms of Endearment starring Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson and Debra Winger
Runner-Up: The Big Chill starring Glenn Close, Kevin Kline and Mary Kay Place



1984: Sixteen Candles starring Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald



1985: After Hours starring Griffin Dunne, Teri Garr and Catherine O'Hara
Runner-Up: The Purple Rose of Cairo directed by Woody Allen and starring Jeff Daniels and Mia Farrow



1986: Hannah and Her Sisters directed by and starring Woody Allen with Mia Farrow and Dianne Wiest
Runner-Up: Heartburn starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep



1987: Broadcast News starring Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter and William Hurt
Runner-Up: Moonstruck starring Nicolas Cage, Cher and Olympia Dukakis



1988: Bull Durham starring Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon
Runner-Up: John Waters' Hairspray starring Divine and Ricki Lake



1989: Steel Magnolias starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts
Runner-Up: The Fabulous Baker Boys starring Beau Bridges, Jeff Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer



1990: Postcards from the Edge starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep
Runner-Up: Longtime Companion starring Bruce Davison and Campbell Scott



1991: Soapdish starring Sally Field, Whoopi Goldberg and Kevin Kline
Runner-Up: Thelma & Louise starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon



1992: Used People starring Kathy Bates, Marcia Gay Harden and Shirley MacLaine
Runner-Up: A League of Their Own starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks and Madonna



1993: Manhattan Murder Mystery directed by and starring Woody Allen with Diane Keaton and Anjelica Huston
Runner-Up: Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell



1994: The Ref starring Judy Davis, Denis Leary and Kevin Spacey
Runner-Up: Muriel's Wedding starring Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths



1995: Home for the Holidays starring Anne Bancroft, Robert Downey Jr. and Holly Hunter
Runner-Up: Last Summer in the Hamptons starring Melissa Leo, Viveca Lindfors and Martha Plimpton



1996: Flirting with Disaster starring Mary Tyler Moore, Ben Stiller and Lily Tomlin
Runner-Up: Fargo starring William H. Macy and Frances McDormand



1997: Boogie Nights starring Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds and Mark Wahlberg
Runner-Up: Waiting for Guffman directed by and starring Christopher Guest with Catherine O'Hara and Parker Posey



1998: Rushmore starring Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman
Runner-Up: Happiness starring Jane Adams, Louise Lasser and Philip Seymour Hoffman



1999: Election starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon
Runner-Up: Magnolia starring Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore



2000: Wonder Boys starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire and Frances McDormand
Runner-Up: Sordid Lives starring Bonnie Bedelia, Leslie Jordan and Olivia Newton-John



2001: Moulin Rouge! starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor
Runner-Up: The Royal Tenenbaums starring Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston and Ben Stiller



2002: Chicago starring Richard Gere, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones
Runner-Up: Dummy starring Adrien Brody, Illeana Douglas and Vera Farmiga



2003: Love Actually starring Colin Firth, Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson
Runner-Up: Camp starring Anna Kendrick and Daniel Letterle



2004: Saved! starring Patrick Fugit, Mandy Moore and Mary-Louise Parker
Runner-Up: Connie and Carla starring Toni Collette and Nia Vardalos



2005: Prime starring Bryan Greenberg, Meryl Streep and Uma Thurman



2006: The Devil Wears Prada starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep
Runner-Up: Little Miss Sunshine starring Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin and Toni Collette



2007: Across the Universe starring Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood
Runner-Up: Lars and the Real Girl starring Patricia Clarkson, Ryan Gosling and Emily Mortimer



2008: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day starring Amy Adams and Frances McDormand
Runner-Up: Zack and Miri Make a Porno starring Elizabeth Banks and Seth Rogen



2009: A Single Man starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore



2010: The Kids Are All Right starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo



2011: The Wise Kids directed by and starring Stephen Cone
Runner-Up: The Artist starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo



2012: Moonrise Kingdom starring Frances McDormand, Edward Norton and Bruce Willis
Runner-Up: Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence



2013: The Way, Way Back starring Toni Collette, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell
Runner-Up: Saving Mr. Banks starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson



2014: Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike
Runner-Up: Into the Woods starring Emily Blunt, James Corden and Meryl Streep



2015: The Dressmaker starring Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Kate Winslet
Runner-Up: Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara



2016: 20th Century Women starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig
Runner-Up: La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

2 comments:

joel65913 said...

More fun! SO glad to see Hannah and Her Sisters top its year! To me it’s Woody’s masterpiece and my absolute favorite of all his films. I love Steel Magnolias too, I saw the play Off-Broadway-similar but all set in Truvy’s-they did a nice job of opening it up and all the women are just wonderful lead all the way by Sally Field, who is so great in one of your other picks-Soapdish. It’s great to run across another fan of Wonder Boys! A surprisingly divisive title, I saw it with my sister in the theatre I loved it and she hated it. Something I’ve come across since.

Here’s mine, sad to say my more recent viewing has been far sketchier than it used to be but I can still scare up at least one for each year.

1975: Three Days of the Condor-Runner-up tie-Dog Day Afternoon & Picnic at Hanging Rock
1976: All the President's Men, Marathon Man
1977: Heroes, Julia
1978: Superman, Grease
1979: The China Syndrome, Alien

1980: Somewhere in Time-Runner-up trio-Seems Like Old Times, Nine to Five & Resurrection
1981: Excalibur, Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982: Missing-Runner-up tie-My Favorite Year & Evil Under the Sun 1983: A Christmas Story, To Be or Not To Be
1984: Romancing the Stone, American Dreamer
1985: A Room with a View, Back to the Future
1986: Hannah and Her Sisters-Runner-up tie-Aliens & Back to School 1987: 84 Charing Cross Road, Broadcast News
1988: Torch Song Trilogy-Runner-up tie-Running on Empty & Crossing Delancy
1989: Steel Magnolias, Longtime Companion

1990: Back to the Future III (hardly a cinematic high point but I love it), Kindergarten Cop
1991: Enchanted April, Soapdish
1992: Howards End, The Last of the Mohicans
1993: Dave-Runner-up tie-The Wedding Banquet & Six Degree of Separation
1994: Four Weddings and a Funeral, Speed
1995: Sense and Sensibility-Runner-up tie-Apollo 13 & The Grass Harp 1996: Primal Fear, Beautiful Thing
1997: L.A. Confidential, My Best Friend's Wedding
1998: Gods & Monsters, Pleasantville
1999: October Sky-Runner-up tie-The Cider House Rules & Tea with Mussolini

2000: Wonder Boys, Gladiator
2001: Gosford Park, Legally Blonde
2002: The Trip, Runner-up tie-Catch Me If You Can &Far from Heaven 2003: Latter Days, Love Actually
2004: A Home at the End of the World-Runner-up tie-The Aviator & Finding Neverland
2005: Pride & Prejudice, Brokeback Mountain
2006: Casino Royale, The Queen
2007: Shelter, Atonement
2008: Frost/Nixon, In Bruges
2009: Undertow, An Education

2010: Inception-Runner-up tie-Easy A & Shutter Island
2011: The Artist, Moneyball
2012: Lincoln, Argo
2013: Saving Mr. Banks, Star Trek Into Darkness
2014: The Imitation Game, The Babadook
2015: The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Runner-up tie-Spotlight & 45 Years
2016: Hidden Figures, Sully (I’m am woefully behind on last year but I did love both of these films especially the first)

Marc Harshbarger said...

Again, Joel, thanks for sharing your own film selections. If I'd had an Honorable Mention Third Place, I would have included Torch Song Trilogy, Beautiful Thing and Hidden Figures. And I'm going to add The Artist as my Runner-Up for 2011.

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