Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Wednesday: Point of View

Curious about specific years in the movies? Check out IMDb: Years

The top ten movies the year I was born: 1956
  1. Forbidden Planet
  2. The Ten Commandments 
  3. Giant
  4. The Searchers
  5. Bus Stop
  6. Around the World in Eighty Days
  7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  8. The King and I
  9. Moby Dick
  10. Carousel
I've seen four (in bold).

The year between my birth and now: 1985
  1. The Goonies
  2. Back to the Future
  3. The Breakfast Club
  4. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  5. Legend
  6. Commando
  7. Rocky IV
  8. Brazil
  9. Weird Science
  10. St. Elmo's Fire
I've seen two.

Last year: 2014
  1. Unfriended
  2. Interstellar
  3. The Water Diviner
  4. The Forger
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy
  6. It Follows
  7. X-Men: Days of the Future Past
  8. Adult Beginners
  9. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  10. The Babadook
I saw one.

Not sure what that proves, except I don't seem drawn to the most popular movies.

What years did you check? Did you learn anything about yourself?


  1. Excellent! In your 1956 list I saw everything except The Searchers and The Forbidden Planet. In your 1985 list I saw Goonies, Back to the Future, The Breakfast Club and Rocky IV. In your 2014 list I say just two: Interstellar and Guardians of the Galaxy.

    I check out my year of birth 1957 and the top ten were:
    12 Angry Men
    The Seventh Seal
    Paths of Glory
    The Bridge Over the River Kwai
    Gunfight at the OK Corral
    Funny Face
    An Affair to Remember
    Witness for the Prosecution
    Wild Strawberries
    Old Yeller

    I saw all except Paths of Glory, Gunfight at the OK Corral, and Witness for the Prosecution.

    1. Looking at your list, I've seen six out of the 10 -- better than my own birth year. :-)

      I haven't seen 12 Angry Men, Paths of Glory, Witness for the Prosecution, or Wild Strawberries. I looked them up and they all sound good!

  2. That's ok (about seeing one movie last year). Guardians of the Galaxy was the best that came out. :) I only saw 2 from 2104: Guardians and Interstellar. And 2 from 1985, and 1 from 1956?! I don't watch movies that often… :)

    1. Thanks for commenting! Looking at my lists it seems like I don't watch very many movies either, but then I realize I watch a lot of movies, just not many from the top 10.