Wednesday, January 1, 2020

One Decade, Seven Hundred and Seventy movies

My wife and I had a new baby in February of this year, which made it impossible for me to complete my usual task of watching all the movies; or at least enough that I can feel good about unequivocally recommending ten of them. 


Behold, a Child!

I did watch a few I really liked this year, though. Here they are, in alphabetical order...

Some of my favorite movies from 2019:
  • Guava Island (not really a feature, but super interesting)
  • Klaus (new Christmas classic)
  • Parasite (subtitled. get over it)
  • Tell Me Who I Am (documentary)
  • The King (superbly written, underrated Netflix original)
Some movies from 2018 (and before) that I got around to watching this year and liked:
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
  • Free Solo (documentary)
  • Leave No Trace
  • Searching
  • Woman at War

That's clearly not enough to keep you going for the whole next year, though, so here are a few favorites from the seven hundred and seventy movies I've watched in the past decade.* 

This is not a Best-Of list, because ranking art is silly. These are just some of the filmed entertainments I watched that stuck in my brain, and that I felt were fine exemplars of their respective genres.  

So without further ado... 


A few of my favorite movies that came out in the last decade, in alphabetical order, by somewhat arbitrary and permeable category:

4 Movies That Gave Me JOY:
  • Dangal
  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • Rare Exports: A Christmas Story
5 Movies That Made Me SHIVER and/or CRINGE:
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • A Quiet Place
  • Headhunter
  • Pontypool
  • Revenge
6 Movies That Made Me CRY:
  • Alamar
  • Blue Jay
  • Manchester By the Sea
  • Midnight Special
  • Mudbound
  • Short Term 12
7 Movies That Made Me LAUGH:
  • 7 Psychopaths
  • I, Tonya
  • Ladybird
  • The Big Year
  • The Disaster Artist
  • The Nice Guys
  • Thor: Ragnarok
8 Movies That Made Me REEVALUATE:
  • Farmsteaders
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • Sin Nombre
  • SuperMensch
  • The Florida Project
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • The Sessions
  • Whiplash
9 Movies That Mostly Just Entertained Me and That's Cool:
  • Attack the Block
  • Black Kkklansmen
  • Chronicle
  • Room
  • Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse
  • Take Shelter
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • The Founder
  • The Wave

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*Although I did watch a fair few movies from previous decades in the last 10 years, none were included in this sample. It's an arbitrary decision but hey, life is arbitrary. 

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