Before getting into the actual list, let’s talk about why this list is happening. I like to rank all of the theatrical movies in a given year. I’ve done it the last couple years and it’s been a great way to organize my thoughts on things I’ve seen. There’s no way I’ll be seeing anywhere close to the usual movie output, so I thought why not go back and review over some of my favorite movies of all-time. That’s what I’ll be doing the next six months or so. I am distinguishing between favorite and best. Those are two distinct categories. Trying to objectively state the 100 best movies can be really tricky. Many of my favorite movies would not be considered the “best” movies, but I still enjoy them.
I want to point out that I’ll be organizing these movies and releasing about four movies a week, maybe three in some cases. This is not the official order. I will create a ranked list and release it the last week of 2020.
Also, when it comes to art from the past, certain things do not age well. That’s why I will point out some problematic elements of the various movies. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy the movies, but it’s a way of acknowledging how standards in art change.
The (Unranked) List
June 2nd: Back to the Future
June 3rd: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
June 4th: Forrest Gump
June 5th: Jurassic Park
June 9th: Aladdin
June 10th: The Lion King
June 11th: South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
June 12th: High Fidelity
June 16th: The Thin Man (1934)
June 17th: Citizen Kane
June 18th: Casablanca
June 19th: The Maltese Falcon
June 24th: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
June 26th: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
June 30th: The Social Network
July 1st: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
July 3rd: Her
July 4th: Independence Day
July 7th: All the Presidents’ Men
July 8th: Almost Famous
July 9th: Good Night, and Good Luck
July 10th: Spotlight