There’s a meme (don’t you love them?) asking people to choose their favorite movies from every year they were born. I decided to get in on the action. You can too.
This list was a test of conviction for me.
1985 and 1987, as well as 1997-2001 (coincidentally, my high school years), were the most difficult, only because they had some excellent flicks. 2011 was impossible. I couldn’t find anything I liked. I had to go back through the list a few times before I found my choice.
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- ’83: The Big Chill
- ’84: Purple Rain (paid link)
- ’85: Back to the Future (paid link)
- ’86: An American Tail (paid link)
- ’87: Dirty Dancing (paid link)
- ’88: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (paid link)
- ’89: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (paid link)
- ’90: The Witches (paid link)
- ’91: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (paid link)
- ’92: Aladdin
- ’93: The Sandlot (paid link)
- ’94: Forrest Gump (paid link)
- ’95: Clueless (paid link)
- ’96: Independence Day (paid link)
- ’97: The Fifth Element (paid link)
- ’98: The Parent Trap (paid link)
- ’99: Galaxy Quest (paid link)
- ’00: Chocolat
- ’01: Monsters, Inc. (paid link)
- ’02: The Count of Monte Cristo (paid link)
- ’03: Finding Nemo (paid link)
- ’04: Shaun of the Dead (paid link)
- ’05: Sky High (paid link)
- ’06: Children of Men (paid link)
- ’07: Stardust
- ’08: Step Brothers (paid link)
- ’09: Zombieland
- ’10: Tron: Legacy (paid link)
- ’11: The Three Musketeers
- ’12: Pitch Perfect (paid link)
- ’13: Pacific Rim (paid link)
- ’14: Guardians of the Galaxy (paid link)
- ’15: Cinderella
- ’16: Hidden Figures (paid link)
- ’17: Spider-Man: Homecoming
- ’18: Black Panther (paid link)
- ’19: Always Be My Maybe (Netflix exclusive)
I tried to choose those I would watch and have happily watched many times over to the point where I can recite the dialogue. Or, in the case of The Big Chill, singing along with the music. You can choose your own limitations. See what you come up with!
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