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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


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.