A Personal Film Festival

The other day, one of the bloggers I follow, smilingldsgirl, did a post called “Movie for Every Year of My Life“, creating an imaginary film festival by picking a favourite film for every year of her life. With permission, I’ve decided to give this idea a go myself!

First, some honourable mentions for a few more difficult years:

1987 – The Princess Bride

1990 – Memphis Belle

1991 – Beauty and the Beast

1992 – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York; The Muppet Christmas Carol

1994 – The Lion King; The Shawshank Redemption

1995 – Braveheart; Toy Story

1998 – The Prince of Egypt

1999 – The Matrix

2004 – The Incredibles

2005 – Batman Begins

2010 – My Name Is Khan

2011 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

2013 – Gravity

Now, the final list:

1987Planes, Trains & Automobiles

1988The Land Before Time


1990Home Alone

1991Terminator 2: Judgement Day

1992Bram Stoker’s Dracula

1993Jurassic Park

1994Forrest Gump

1995Apollo 13

1996Romeo + Juliet


1998The Mask of Zorro

1999Toy Story 2

2000Cast Away


2002Minority Report

2003The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2004Spider-Man 2

2005Sin City

2006V For Vendetta


2008The Dark Knight

2009Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince


2011The Artist

2012The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


2014Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The total running time (for the main list) is 63 hours and 27 minutes – or 2 days and 15.5 hours of film-watching if you don’t sleep.

About R.J. Southworth

Hi there. I've been blogging since January 2014, and I like to talk about all sorts of things: book reviews, film reviews, writing, science, history, or sometimes just sharing miscellaneous thoughts. Thanks for visiting my blog, and I hope you find something that interests you!
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7 Responses to A Personal Film Festival

  1. smilingldsgirl says:

    Reblogged this on Reviewing All 54 Disney Animated Films And More! and commented:
    One of my commenters has posted his movie festival for every year of his life. It’s a great list! I’d love to see a bunch of us do it and will reblog if you do.

    It’s kind of perfect with Sundance coming up. This would be the ultimate film festival!


  2. smilingldsgirl says:

    Great job! I really like all of your picks and honorable mentions.


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