1920-2011: Overstreet's Favorite Film Lists

This is a work in progress: a running list of my favorite films by year. 2012  2011 2010 2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000 1999  1998  1997  1996  1995  1994  1993  1992  1991  1990 1989  1988  1987  1986  1985  1984  1983  1982  1981  1980 1970s  1960s 1950s  1940s  1930s  1920sAN INTRODUCTION: Organizing any film list is a challenge. Should I catalog films by year, like most people? If so, how do I  determine the release date? By its first screening anywhere in the wo … [Read more...]

2011: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 2011.In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.• 2011The Tree of Life (reviews) Pina* (review) A Separation* The Mill and the Cross The Kid With a Bike* Buck Martha Marcy May Marlene (review) Nostalgia for the Light Tuesday, After Christmas* War Horse (review) The Muppets (review) Film S … [Read more...]

2010: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 2010.In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.• 2010Certified Copy* (review) Toy Story 3 (review) Of Gods and Men* (review) Lucky Life* (review) True Grit* (review) Winter’s Bone (review) The Social Network (review) Another Year* (some comments) Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives* (review) Meek’s C … [Read more...]

2009: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 2009.In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.• 2009The Secret of Kells* (two-part review: Pt. 1, Pt. 2) Up (review) Where the Wild Things Are (review) A Serious Man (review) Coraline (review) Lourdes* A Town Called Panic* The Fantastic Mr. Fox The Girlfriend Experience Bright StarMoon The Maid Mary and M … [Read more...]

2008: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 2008.In order to understand the color-coding, the purpose, and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.Red = Treasures Purple = Favorites Blue = Achievements Gray = Decent/Noteworthy Green = Unseen or Undecided * = This film was discovered after the year in question and added in a list revision. 2008Summer Hours* (review) Séraphine* ( … [Read more...]

2007: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 2007.In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.• 2007In the City of Sylvia* There Will Be Blood Shotgun Stories* (review) Munyurangabo* (review) Flight of the Red Balloon* My Kid Could Paint That (review) Ratatouille Hot Fuzz Lars and the Real Girl Times and Winds* (review) 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 D … [Read more...]

2006: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 2006.In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.• 2006Children of Men Pan’s Labyrinth Little Children Paprika Once Syndromes and a Century Army of Shadows* The Lives of Others Little Miss Sunshine Paris Je T’aime United 93 The Queen Babel This is England Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Still Lif … [Read more...]

2005: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 2005.In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.• 2005The New World* (2nd review) Into Great Silence*Junebug L’Enfant* A History of Violence (review) Mirrormask (review) Three Times* The Sun* Sophie Scholl: The Final Days Munich Caché Brick The Proposition* The Death of Mr. Lazarescu* Batman Begi … [Read more...]

2004: Overstreet’s Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 2004.In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.• 2004Millions Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind The IncrediblesThe Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2046 (review) The Motorcycle Diaries Birth Before Sunset Born Into Brothels Tony Takitani*Trilogy: The Weeping M … [Read more...]

2003: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 2003.In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.• 2003 Finding Nemo The Station Agent The Return* The Five Obstructions* The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Dogville* Lost in Translation Time of the Wolf* In America The Story of the Weeping Camel* Café Lumiere Pieces of April Master and … [Read more...]


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