Off Topic: Films to Watch

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I have this list of favourite websites I look at each morning. Some are financial to keep me up to date as to where our finances are at and some are just general interest, mostly around health and tech.

One of those is Daring Fireball by John Gruber. He’s usually got a lot of good things to say around tech (you’re welcome, John!) and one recently was a link to Ricky Mondello’s tweet about a lot of iOS12 highlights.

As I found this interesting I headed over to Ricky’s website and his blog in particular. From there I had a hunt around and found a post about Popular movies I haven’t seen.”

It’s a list of the Academy Award Best Picture nominees and top 10 highest-grossing films since 2000. He got the idea off his friend Marco Arment.

He summarises by saying he has seen 41 of these films versus Marco’s 33.

(Okay, all name dropping stops here!)

I decided to do the same exercise and found that I had seen 90 of the films listed. So that probably means I’m sitting on my arse twice as much as these guys!

Here are the films from 2000 to 2014 (it’s a long list obviously and I’ll try and get to adding to this to get it to 2018 over the next few days).

Those in BOLD are the ones I’ve seen. Films I especially liked I have added an *.

Most of these were on television, we rarely head to the cinemas these days.

2000 (7)

  • Meet the Parents
  • Cast Away*
  • Chocolat*
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Dinosaur
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Gladiator*
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Mission: Impossible II
  • The Perfect Storm
  • Traffic
  • What Lies Beneath
  • What Women Want*
  • X-Men

2001 (6)

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Shrek*
  • A Beautiful Mind*
  • Gosford Park
  • Hannibal
  • In the Bedroom
  • Jurassic Park III
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Ocean’s Eleven*
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Planet of the Apes
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Mummy Returns

2002 (7)

  • Die Another Day
  • Chicago
  • Gangs of New York
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Ice Age*
  • Men in Black II
  • Minority Report*
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Signs
  • Spider-Man
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • The Hours
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Pianist

2003 (6)

  • Bruce Almighty
  • Finding Nemo
  • Bad Boys II
  • Lost in Translation
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World*
  • Mystic River
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl*
  • Seabiscuit
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • The Last Samurai*
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • X2

2004 (6)

  • Meet the Fockers
  • The Incredibles
  • Finding Neverland
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Ocean’s Twelve
  • Ray
  • Shark Tale
  • Shrek 2
  • Sideways
  • Spider-Man 2
  • The Aviator*
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • The Passion of the Christ*
  • Troy

2005 (6)

  • Batman Begins
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Capote
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Crash
  • Good Night, and Good Luck
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Hitch
  • King Kong
  • Madagascar
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith
  • Munich
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • War of the Worlds

2006 (3)

  • Casino Royale
  • Cars
  • Babel
  • Happy Feet
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Mission: Impossible III
  • Night at the Museum
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • Superman Returns
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • The Departed*
  • The Queen
  • X-Men: The Last Stand

2007 (9!)

  • I Am Legend
  • Juno
  • Ratatouille
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Transformers
  • 300
  • Atonement
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Michael Clayton
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • Shrek the Third (I think)
  • Spider-Man 3

2008 (7)

  • The Dark Knight*
  • Quantum of Solace
  • WALL-E
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Milk
  • Hancock
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Iron Man
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Mamma Mia!
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Reader

2009 (9!)

  • Inglourious Basterds*
  • Up
  • Up in the Air
  • 2012
  • A Serious Man
  • An Education
  • Angels & Demons
  • Avatar
  • District 9
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • Precious
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • The Blind Side
  • The Hangover
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

2010 (7)

  • Inception
  • The Social Network
  • Toy Story 3
  • 127 Hours
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Black Swan
  • Despicable Me
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Iron Man 2
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Tangled
  • The Fighter
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • The Kings’ Speech*
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • True Grit
  • Winter’s Bone

2011 (4)

  • Cars 2
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Fast Five
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol
  • Moneyball*
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • The Hangover Part II
  • The Help
  • The Smurfs
  • The Tree of Life
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • War Horse*

2012 (8)

  • Skyfall
  • The Avengers
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Hunger Games
  • Amour
  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern WIld
  • Django Unchained*
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  • Men in Black 3
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2
  • Zero Dark Thirty

2013 (3)

  • Frozen
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Monsters University
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • Iron Man 3
  • Man of Steel
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Thor: The Dark World

2014 (2)

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
  • Interstellar
  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Maleficent
  • Selma
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Whiplash
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

 

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