#30DaysofFavorites: Favorite Movie Quotes by Year

 

A couple of years ago my dad had an idea to list out his favorite movie quotes for every year he’d been alive. I’m stealing this idea for today’s 30 Days of Favorites project entry.

 

 

1988 – Die Hard

1988

 

1989 – Christmas Vacation

1989

 

1990 – Goodfellas

1990

 

1991 – Beauty and the Beast

1991

 

1992 – Army of Darkness

1992

 

1993 – Jurassic Park

1993

 

1994 – True Lies

1994

 

1995 – Braveheart

1995

 

1996 – Scream

1996

 

1997 – The Lost World: Jurassic Park

1997

 

1998 – The Truman Show

1998

 

1999 – Galaxy Quest

1999

 

2000 – Gladiator

2000

 

2001 – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2001

 

2002 – Spider-Man

2002

 

2003 – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

2003

 

2004 – Kill Bill: Vol. 2

2004

 

2005 – Batman Begins

2005

 

2006 – Cars

2006

 

2007 – Sunshine

2007

 

2008 – Iron Man

2008

 

2009 – Zombieland

2009

 

2010 – How to Train Your Dragon

2010

 

2011 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

2011

 

2012 – The Avengers

2012

 

2013 – Star Trek: Into Darkness

2013

 

2014 – Nightcrawler

2014

 

2015 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2015

 

2016 – Hell or High Water

2016

 

2017 – Wind River

2017

 

2018 – Avengers: Infinity War

2018

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Top Ten Films of 2017: Honorable Mentions

I recently posted this video counting down my Top Ten films of 2017.

In it I mentioned that there were several films that did not make the list but deserved some recognition. These are those films, in no particular order, with some brief commentary on why you should see them.

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The Greatest Showman
Who doesn’t love musicals? If you don’t you must hate music, and joy because that’s all that they are. They are pure joy, and musicals featuring Hugh Jackman are especially joyous (even Les Miserables, though admittedly less so). This loosely follows the story of P.T. Barnum’s life. It’s an original story, with original music. It’s uplifting, the songs are catchy, and it’s so pretty to look at.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Of course after I talk about the joyous musical, I must mention the depressing comedy, which sounds like an oxymoron but really is perfect for describing this film. It is marketed as a comedy but it is a dark comedy. It deals with some very serious issues, and it isn’t always pleasant. The performances were great, and the story was quite moving.

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Thor: Ragnarok
I have not been a big Thor fan but after this, he just moved up in my Avengers rankings. This film was hilarious, and took to heart the lessons taught by Guardians of the Galaxy, which were that you can have fun, and create a hell of an entertaining film that still adds to the greater Marvel universe. Plus, Jeff Goldblum!

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It
This is how a horror film remake should work. It takes the original material, doesn’t mess with it excessively, and builds a solid story with quality actors to deliver one of the year’s creepiest films. The opening scene sets the tone for the entire movie, and left me with some very strange nightmares.

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Get Out
Speaking of horror films, Get Out was a surprise hit earlier in the year. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and thought it was very tense, and had a clever premise that played out very well.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming
Yet another Marvel film, and essentially another remake. Finally someone got Spider-Man’s story right. I love Andrew Garfield, and liked Tobey Maguire’s take on Peter Parker but this role needed to be cast younger, and turing it into what is basically a teen movie that happens to star a superhero was the perfect approach.

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The Hero
Sam Elliot is awesome, and should narrate everything. This was a small film that gave Elliot a chance to show audiences just how good an actor he really is, while also tackling a sobering story. If you missed it, definitely check it out on whichever streaming service you subscribe to.

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Wonder Woman
I didn’t enjoy this quite as much as many other people did but I definitely thought it was a step in the right direction for the DC films, and Gal Gadot was perfect in the title role. It still suffers from a weak third act, and CGI villain but overall it is a really entertaining superhero movie.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Couldn’t do an Honorable Mentions list without including Guardians Vol. 2. This was a perfect follow up to the galactic hit original, and upping the game by having Kurt Russell as the villain was a sure way to make it leave a lasting impact. Can’t wait to see the gang again in Infinity War.