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*Archived Top Ten Lists Since 1982

Top Ten Films of 2009

1) Two Lovers
2) The Messenger
3) Adventureland
4) A Serious Man
5) The Hangover
6) In the Loop
7) The Informant!
8) The Hurt Locker
9) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
10) Avatar

Top Ten Films of 2008

1) The Wrestler
2) Milk
3) Iron Man
4) Man on Wire
5) Encounters at the End of the World
6) The Promotion
7) 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
8) Timecrimes
9) Frost/Nixon
10) WALL-E

Top Ten Films of 2007

1) Zodiac
2) Sunshine
3) Juno
4) Into the Wild
5) Breach
6) The Savages
7) No Country for Old Men
8) The Boss of It All
9) The Lookout
10) Superbad

Top Ten Films of 2006

1. Little Miss Sunshine
2. Inside Man
3. Thank You for Smoking
4. Notes on a Scandal
5. Little Children
6. Art School Confidential
7. Babel
8. Hard Candy
9. Wordplay
10. Factotum

Top Ten Films of 2005

1. Match Point
2. Me and You and Everyone We Know
3. Crash
4. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
5. The Beat That My Heart Skipped
6. Grizzly Man
7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
8. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
9. The Upside of Anger
10. Pretty Persuasion

Top Ten Films of 2004

1. The Incredibles
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3. Napoleon Dynamite
4. The Manchurian Candidate
5. Garden State
6. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
7. Sideways
8. The Aviator
9. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
10. Love Me If You Dare

Top Ten Films of 2003

1. Buffalo Soldiers
2. The Shape of Things
3. 21 Grams
4. Lost in Translation
5. The Cooler
6. American Splendor
7. Better Luck Tomorrow
8. Seabiscuit
9. Old School
10. Shattered Glass

Top Ten Films of 2002

1. Minority Report
2. Far From Heaven
3. The Hours
4.
Full Frontal

5. Frailty
6. Catch Me If You Can
7. The Good Girl
8. Roger Dodger
9. Interview with the Assassin
10. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Top Ten Films of 2001

1. Memento
2. Moulin Rouge
3. In the Bedroom
4. The Royal Tenenbaums
5. Ghost World
6. The Score
7. Made
8. Bully
9. Amelie
10. Fat Girl

Top Ten Films of 2000

1. State and Main
2. Meet the Parents
3. Frequency
4. You Can Count on Me
5. Wonder Boys
6. Dancer in the Dark
7. Traffic
8. Sunshine
9. Nurse Betty
10. When Brendan Met Trudy

Top Ten Films of 1999

1. Go
2. American Beauty
3. Magnolia
4. Election
5. The Matrix
6. Eyes Wide Shut
7. The Winslow Boy
8. The Sixth Sense
9. Fight Club
10. Run Lola Run

Top Ten Films of 1998

1. Happiness
2. The Spanish Prisoner
3. Saving Private Ryan
4. Shakespeare in Love
5. Pleasantville
6. The Celebration
7. There’s Something About Mary
8. Rushmore
9. The Butcher Boy
10. Celebrity

Top Ten Films of 1997

1. In the Company of Men
2. As Good As It Gets
3. The Sweet Hereafter
4. L.A. Confidential
5. Boogie Nights
6. Wag the Dog
7. The Ice Storm
8. Titanic
9. Men in Black
10. Air Force One

Top Ten Films of 1996

1. Fargo
2. Welcome to the Dollhouse
3. Trainspotting
4. Swingers
5. Sling Blade
6. Ed’s Next Move
7. Shine
8. The English Patient
9. The People vs. Larry Flynt
10. Big Night

Top Ten Films of 1995

1. Shallow Grave
2. The Brothers McMullen
3. Apollo 13
4. Toy Story
5. Powder
6. Exotica
7. Leaving Las Vegas
8. Safe
9. Fun
10 (tie). Sense and Sensibility
10 (tie). Kicking and S
creaming

Top Ten Films of 1994

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Suture
3. Heavenly Creatures
4. What Happened Was…
5. Forrest Gump
6. The Shawshank Redemption
7. Clerks
8. Death and the Maiden
9. Bullets Over Broadway
10. Eat Drink Man Woman

Top Ten Films of 1993

1. The Piano
2. Schindler’s List
3. Falling Down
4. In the Line of Fire
5. Much Ado About Nothing
6. Calendar
7. Groundhog Day
8. El Mariachi
9. King of the Hill
10. In the Name of the Father

Top Ten Films of 1992

1. The Crying Game
2. Glengarry Glen Ross
3. Reservoir Dogs
4. Monster in a Box
5. Scent of a Woman
6. Unforgiven
7. Sneakers
8. The Player
9. A Few Good Men
10. Man Bites Dog

Top Ten Films of 1991

1. JFK
2. Toto the Hero
3. Defending Your Life
4. Trust
5. Delicatessen
6. Proof
7. The Adjuster
8. Slacker
9. The Commitments
10. The Silence of the Lambs

Top Ten Films of 1990

1. Jacob’s Ladder
2. Metropolitan
3. The Freshman
4. Reversal of Fortune
5. The Grifters
6. Misery
7. Alice
8. Dances With Wolves
9. The Unbelievable Truth
10. The Handmaid’s Tale

Top Ten Films of 1989

1. Dead Poets Society
2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
3. Say Anything…
4. Crimes and Misdemeanors
5. Heathers
6. Miracle Mile
7. When Harry Met Sally…
8. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover
9. Roger & Me
10. Drugstore Cowboy

Top Ten Films of 1988

1. A Fish Called Wanda
2. Big
3. Rain Man
4. Frantic
5. Dangerous Liaisons
6. Willow
7. Die Hard
8. The Accused
9. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
10. Beetlejuice

Top Ten Films of 1987

1. House of Games
2. Swimming to Cambodia
3. Wall Street
4. Full Metal Jacket
5. The Princess Bride
6. Empire of the Sun
7. Good Morning, Vietnam
8. The Untouchables
9. Hope And Glory
10. My Life as a Dog

Top Ten Films of 1986

1. The Highlander
2. Platoon
3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
4. Hannah and Her Sisters
5. Blue Velvet
6. Jean de Florette
7. Stand By Me
8. The Decline of the American Empire
9. The Mosquito Coast
10. True Stories

Top Ten Films of 1985

1. Real Genius
2. Brazil
3. Witness
4. After Hours
5. The Breakfast Club
6. Out of Africa
7. Ran
8. Ladyhawke
9. The Man With One Red Shoe
10. Back To the Future

Top Ten Films of 1984

1. Amadeus
2. The Killing Fields
3. 1984
4. Top Secret!
5. The Terminator
6. This is Spinal Tap
7. Blood Simple
8. Birdy
9. Ghostbusters
10. Places in the Heart

Top Ten Films of 1983

1. WarGames
2. The Big Chill
3. Return of the Jedi
4. Risky Business
5. The Right Stuff
6. Zelig
7. Betrayal
8. The Year of Living Dangerously
9. Twilight Zone – The Movie
10. National Lampoon’s Vacation

Top Ten Films of 1982

1. Blade Runner
2. Time Bandits
3. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
5. Pink Floyd – The Wall
6. Diner
7. Gandhi
8. Sophie’s Choice
9. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
10. Tootsie

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