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Inspired by Sinister Dexter, I dredge up an older, area-control thread from a different board.

The premise:
Share your single favourite film of every year, for the last 25-30 years. It doesn't have to be good (I loved Project Grizzly and Hudson Hawk, and they almost made my list), but there can be only one. No 'honourable mentions,' no runners-up. The list is big enough. If you absolutely cannot choose between two films, cheat by using a film's run into the next calendar year to bump it (like I've done with Raiders, which grossed well into 1982, and I think was the best movie onscreen in that year).

My criteria are two: initial impact, and staying power.

I encourage the use of rottentomatoes and the imdb for reference purposes.

1982 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
1983 - Trading Places
1984 - The Terminator
1985 - Silverado
1986 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1987 - The Untouchables
1988 (tie for toughest year to choose only one) - A Fish Called Wanda
1989 - Dangerous Liaisons

1990 - La Femme Nikita
1991 - City Slickers
1992 - Reservoir Dogs
1993 - Dave
1994 - Eat, Drink, Man, Woman
1995 - Get Shorty
1996 - The People vs. Larry Flynt
1997 - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
1998 (tie for toughest year to choose only one) - Last Night
1999 (tie for toughest year to choose only one) - The Matrix

2000 - Almost Famous
2001 - Sexy Beast
2002 - Notorious C.H.O.
2003 - Bend it Like Beckham
2004 - 빈집 / 3-Iron
2005 - Old Boy
2006 - Dreamgirls
2007 - Stranger than Fiction
2008 - In Bruges

So come on: tell me (and others) that we're full of shit and wouldn't know a good movie from Pocahontas. Just be sure to provide your own alternatives....
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1982 - Conan the Barbarian
1983 - WarGames
1984 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
1985 - The Goonies
1986 - Platoon
1987 - Full Metal Jacket
1988 - Young Guns
1989 - Glory

1990 - Total Recall
1991 - The Silence of the Lambs
1992 - Hard Boiled
1993 - Army of Darkness
1994 - Forrest Gump
1995 - Ghost in the Shell
1996 - Mars Attacks!
1997 - The Fifth Element
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
1999 - The Matrix

2000 - Gladiator
2001 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004 - Troy
2005 - Kingdom of Heaven
2006 - The Illusionist
2007 - 300
2008 - WALL-E
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(My list goes backwards.)

2008: Role Models
2007: Ratatouille
2006: Little Miss Sunshine
2005: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2004: The Incredibles
2003: The Cooler
2002: Adaptation
2001: The Royal Tenenbaums
2000: Titan A.E.

1999: Office Space
1998: Happiness
1997: The Fifth Element
1996: Star Trek: First Contact
1995: Twelve Monkeys
1994: Clerks
1993: Groundhog Day

Gotta stop there... I was 10 yrs. old in 1992 and had bad taste in movies. Also haven't really watched enough stuff from that period to be well informed.
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Hmm...there's no way I can single down to a single entry per year, and it be much more than a whim. Some years there are dozens of movies I love, from high art to lowball comedies.

So anyways, here's a random stab, meaningful for the next couple of days, or hours maybe:

1982 The Dark Crystal
1983 Wargames
1984 Ghostbusters
1985 Legend
1986 Aliens
1987 Full Metal Jacket
1988 Akira
1989 The Abyss

1990 Miller's Crossing
1991 Hudson Hawk
1992 Reservoir Dogs
1993 Schindler's List
1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
1995 Ghost in the Shell
1996 Sling Blade
1997 Princess Mononoke
1998 Saving Private Ryan
1999 The Iron Giant

2000 O Brother, Where art thou?
2001 Spirited Away
2002 Solaris
2003 Mystic River
2004 Shaun of the Dead
2005 Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Wererabbit
2006 The Illusionist
2007 No Country for Old Men
2008 Wall-E
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Tough choices on some years. Either because there was nothing I really liked, or because there was a lot I liked.

1941- Citizen Kane

1972 - The Godfather
1974 - The Godfather: Part II
1977 - A Bridge Too Far
1979 - Alien

1980 - Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
1981 - Das Boot
1982 - Blade Runner
1983 - Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
1984 - The Terminator
1985 -
1986 - Aliens
1987 - The Last Emperor
1988 - The Last Temptation of Christ
1989 - Henry V

1990 - La Femme Nikita
1991 - Thelma & Louise
1992 - Reservoir Dogs
1993 - Stalingrad
1994 - Clerks
1995 - Sense & Sensibility
1996 - Fargo
1997 - Chasing Amy
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
1999 - Luther

2000 - Memento
2001 - Black Hawk Down
2002 - Lilo & Stitch
2003 - Luther
2004 - The Incredibles
2005 - Kingdom of Heaven
2006 - Little Miss Sunshine
2007 - Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
2008 - WALL-E
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1970 - Catch 22
1971 - Marathon Man
1972 - The Godfather
1973 - The Exorcist
1974 - The Godfather Part II
1975 - One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
1976 - Taxi Driver
1977 - Star Wars: A New Hope
1978 - Dawn of the Dead
1979 - Alien

1980 - Kagemusha
1981 - Das Boot
1982 - Blade Runner
1983 - Scarface
1984 - Nightmare on Elm Street
1985 - Ran
1986 - Blue Velvet
1987 - The Untouchables
1988 - Akira
1989 - Dip huet seung hung - The Killer

1990 - Twin Peaks
1991 - Last Hero - Once Upon a Time in China 2
1992 - Reservoir Dogs
1993 - Stalingrad
1994 - Léon
1995 - Ghost in the Shell
1996 - Fargo
1997 - Lost Highway
1998 - The Big Lebowski
1999 - I Kina spiser de hunde - In China They Eat Dogs

2000 - Tiger & Dragon
2001 - Band of Brothers
2002 - Mou gaan dou - Infernal Affairs
2003 - Texas Chainsaw Massacre , Michael Bay's
2004 - Shi mian mai fu - House of Flying Daggers
2005 - Sin City
2006 - Silent Hill
2007 - No Country for old Men
2008 - Kung Fu Panda
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1982 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
1983 - Fanny and Alexander
1984 - The Killing Fields
1985 - Ran
1986 - Hannah and Her Sisters
1987 - Full Metal Jacket
1988 - Cinema Paradiso
1989 - Field of Dreams
1990 - Goodfellas
1991 - The Silence of the Lambs
1992 - Unforgiven
1993 - Schindler's List
1994 - The Shawshank Redemption
1995 - Il Postino
1996 - Fargo
1997 - L.A. Confidential
1998 - American History X
1999 - Being John Malkovich
2000 - O Brother Where Art Thou?
2001 - The Lord of the Rings (Fellowship of the Ring)
2002 - Chicago
2003 - tie The Lord of the Rings (The Return of the King)
2003 - tie The Station Agent
2004 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005 - Brokeback Mountain
2006 - Little Miss Sunshine
2007 - No Country for Old Men
2008 - Wall-E

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