My Favorite Movie By Year

My personal choice for best movie of the year for each and every year, back to 1960 for now. I obviously haven’t seen every movie from every year, and the further back you go, the fewer I’ve seen, so I’ll update this as my favorites change. I’m excluding documentaries because I’ll probably end up doing a separate list for those.

  • Dune
  • Sound of Metal
  • Midsommar
  • The Favourite
  • The Florida Project
  • Silence
  • The Lobster
  • Whiplash
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Moneyball
  • The Social Network
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Step Brothers
  • Superbad
  • Children of Men
  • The 40 Year Old Virgin
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Elf
  • 24 Hour Party People
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Memento
  • Fight Club
  • Rushmore
  • Boogie Nights
  • Fargo
  • La Cérémonie
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Groundhog Day
  • Malcolm X
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • GoodFellas
  • Do the Right Thing
  • The Vanishing
  • Where Is My Friend's House?
  • The Fly
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Amadeus
  • Return of the Jedi
  • The King of Comedy
  • Body Heat
  • The Shining
  • Alien
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Star Wars
  • Taxi Driver
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Mean Streets
  • The Godfather
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Patton
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Incident
  • Closely Watched Trains
  • The Hill
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • 8½
  • Lolita
  • West Side Story
  • The Apartment