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My Obsessive Film List

filmlistThose who know me know that I tend to be, well, a bit obsessive. One of the many ways I revealed this, back before I put a stop to it for my own peace of mind, was my obsessive list of all the films I saw from 1998  through 2009. During this time I kept a list of every film I saw in the theater (not including videos and DVDs), along with my rating from 1-5 stars. I went to 491 films in this 11 year period, an average of 44 films per year. 

This list actually started out as a large book intended for storing business cards that I was using to store theater ticket stubs — sort of a scrap book of my movies. However after a few years I noticed that the ink on these fade fairly completely, so I transcribed them all and put them on my website, taking the opportunity to go completely overboard with obsessiveness and add the star rating and link the titles to the Internet Movie Database (the links were somehow lost for the 2009 titles when I pulled this into my blog, sorry).

I stopped updating this at the end of 2009 because I was getting too obsessive about it, and I figured seeing fewer films might be a good thing. I mean, I love films. But there really are better things to spend so much time and money on, right?

A note: if I saw the same film multiple times, it was counted each time. So, for example, if I say I saw 36 films in a year, that could easily have been only 34 different films.

So:  I present to you: My obsessive film list:


2009 (26 films)

Dec 26, 2009 Avatar (3D)
Dec 25, 2009 Sherlock Holmes
Dec 21, 2009 Avatar (2D)
Dec 10, 2009 The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Nov 28, 2009 Twilight: New Moon
Nov 20, 2009 The Informant
Nov 10, 2009 Men Who Stare at Goats
Oct 16, 2009 Surrogates
Oct 10, 2009 Zombieland
Oct 6, 2009 Invention of Lying
Sep 25, 2009 9
Sep 6, 2009 Cold Souls
Sep 3, 2009 District 9
Aug 23, 2009 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Aug 15, 2009 The Proposal
Aug 13, 2009 Hangover
Aug 9, 2009 Up
May 25, 2009 Terminator Salvation
May 10, 2009 Star Trek
May 7, 2009 Star Trek
May 7, 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Apr 23, 2009 This American Life
Mar 14, 2009 Watchmen
Mar 3, 2009 Coraline
Feb 28, 2009 The Wrestler
Feb 23, 2009 Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Feb 21, 2009 Slumdog Millionaire

 


2008 (19 films)

Dec 26, 2008 Milk
Dec 18, 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still
?? Tropic Thunder
Aug 03, 2008 Mamma Mia!
Jul 27, 2008 The Dark Knight
Jul 20, 2008 Wall-E
Jun 28, 2008 Wall-E
Jun 28, 2008 Wanted
Jun 21, 2008 The Happening
Jun 1, 2008 Sex and the City
Jun 1, 2008 Prince Caspian
May 10, 2008 Iron Man
May 9, 2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
May 9, 2008 Iron Man
May 1, 2008 This American Life
Mar 12, 2008 There Will Be Blood
Feb 22, 2008 Jumper
Jan 16, 2008 Walk Hard

2007 (14 films)

Dec 6, 2007 Enchanted
Dec 5, 2007 No Country for Old Men
Oct 31, 2007 Darjeeling Limited
Oct 22, 2007 Across the Universe
Sep 05, 2007 Superbad
Jul 24, 2007 Ratatouille
Jul 23, 2007 Sicko
Jul 23, 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
May 28, 2007 Shrek the Third
May 15, 2007 Hot Fuzz
Jan 29, 2007 Notes on a Scandal
Jan 20, 2007 The Queen
Jan 20, 2007 Pan’s Labrynth
Jan 08, 2007 Children of Men

2006 (39 films)

Dec 13, 2006 Happy Feet
Nov 28, 2006 Stranger Than Fiction
Nov 27, 2006 Casino Royale
Nov 21, 2006 Casino Royale
Nov 09, 2006 Borat
Nov 16, 2006 Stranger Than Fiction
Nov 08, 2006 Flushed Away
Nov 08, 2006 Running With Scissors
Oct 24, 2006 Marie Antoinette
Oct 16, 2006 Man of the Year
Sep 02, 2006 Little Miss Sunshine
Aug 18, 2006 Little Miss Sunshine
Aug 16, 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Aug 11, 2006 The Devil Wears Prada
Aug 09, 2006 Night Listener
Aug 08, 2006 Monster House
Aug 08, 2006 Scoop
Aug 08, 2006 Lady in the Water
Aug 08, 2006 Barnyard

I saw FOUR movies on this hot Sunday… It was a blast!

Jul 09, 2006 Click
Jul 03, 2006 Superman Returns
Jun 20, 2006 A Prairie Home Companion
Jun 10, 2006 The Break-Up
Jun 04, 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand
May 28, 2006 Over the Hedge
May 27, 2006 DaVinci Code
Apr 29, 2006 Akeelah and the Bee
Apr 23, 2006 American Dreamz
Apr 16, 2006 Thank You For Smoking
Apr 08, 2006 Syriana
Apr 06, 2006 V For Vendetta
Mar 18, 2006 The Libertine
Mar 12, 2006 Failure to Launch
Feb 24, 2006 Transamerica
Feb 11, 2006 Walk the Line
Feb 04, 2006 Walk the Line
Jan 22, 2006 Capote
Jan 20, 2006 Match Point
Jan 05, 2006 Brokeback Mountain

2005 (50 films)

Dec 27, 2005 Chronicles of Narnia
Dec 24, 2005 Fun With Dick and Jane
Dec 19, 2005 King Kong
Dec 17, 2005 King Kong
Dec 11, 2005 Chronicles of Narnia
Dec 4, 2005 Aeon Flux
Dec 1, 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Nov 25, 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Nov 20, 2005 ShopGirl
Nov 11, 2005 Zathura
Nov 5, 2005 Good Night and Good Luck
Oct 9, 2005 Wallace & Grommit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit
Sep 28, 2005 Howl’s Moving Castle (Hauru no ugoku shiro)
Sep 24, 2005 FlightPlan
Sep 5, 2005 40 Year Old Virgin
Sep 4, 2005 A Sound of Thunder
Aug 20, 2005 Broken Flowers
Aug 15, 2005 Must Love Dogs
Aug 7, 2005 Batman Begins
Jul 31, 2005 March of the Penguins (Marche de l’empereur, La)
Jul 24, 2005 The Interpreter
Jul 22, 2005 Wedding Crashers
Jul 22, 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Jul 17, 2005 Fantastic Four
Jul 12, 2005 Howl’s Moving Castle (Hauru no ugoku shiro)
Jul 11, 2005 War of the Worlds
Jul 9, 2005 War of the Worlds
Jul 8, 2005 Bewitched
Jul 4, 2005 Bewitched
Jun 15, 2005 Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Jun 12, 2005 Howl’s Moving Castle (Hauru no ugoku shiro)
Jun 2, 2005 Star Wars Episode III
May 28, 2005 Star Wars Episode III
May 15, 2005 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
May 7, 2005 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Apr 24, 2005 The Interpreter
Apr 10, 2005 Fever Pitch
Apr 2, 2005 Sin City
Mar 13, 2005 Robots
Feb 24, 2005 Constantine
Feb 20, 2005 What the ___ Do We Know?
Feb 19, 2005 Hotel Rwanda
Feb 6, 2005 Closer
Feb 6, 2005 Million Dollar Baby
Feb 6, 2005 Sideways
Feb 5, 2005 Kinsey
Jan 29, 2005 Finding Neverland
Jan 23, 2005 The Incredibles
Jan 15, 2005 The Aviator
Jan 3, 2005 The Incredibles

2004 (36 films)

Dec 29, 2004 The Life Aquatic
Dec 25, 2004 Phantom of the Opera
Dec 22, 2004 Spanglish
Dec 17, 2004 What the ___ Do We Know?
Nov 26, 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Nov 20, 2004 Ray
Nov 6, 2004 The Incredibles
Oct 31, 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Oct 20, 2004 Team America: World Police
Oct 16, 2004 Shaun of the Dead
Sep 26, 2004 The Fogotten
Sep 19, 2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Sep 6, 2004 Garden State
Aug 23, 2004 The Village
Aug 15, 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Jul 25, 2004 CatWoman
Jul 17, 2004 Spiderman 2
Jul 16, 2004 Farenheit 9/11
Jul 10, 2004 Spiderman 2
Jul 5, 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Jul 3, 2004 The Terminal
Jun 13, 2004 The Stepford Wives
May 31, 2004 Shrek 2
May 19, 2004 Shrek 2
Apr 28, 2004 Kill Bill, Vol. 2
Apr 17, 2004 Kill Bill, Vol. 2
Apr 12, 2004 Hellboy
Apr 3, 2004 Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Mar 26, 2004 Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Feb 25, 2004 50 First Dates
Feb 21, 2004 50 First Dates
Feb 6, 2004 Something’s Gotta Give
Jan 25, 2004 Cold Mountain
Jan 19, 2004 Big Fish
Jan 15, 2004 The Last Samurai
Jan 2, 2004 Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

2003 (31 films)

Dec 22, 2003 Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Nov 26, 2003 The Matrix Revolutions
Nov 8, 2003 Mystic River
Oct 29, 2003 Kill Bill, Vol. 1
Oct 22, 2003 Kill Bill, Vol. 1
Oct 19, 2003 Luther
Oct 16, 2003 Luther
Oct 12, 2003 Lost In Translation
Sep 24, 2003 Bubba Ho-Tep
Sep 14, 2003 Matchstick Men
Sep 6, 2003 Finding Nemo
Aug 31, 2003 The Whale Rider
Aug 30, 2003 The Italian Job
Aug 23, 2003 Marci X
Aug 15, 2003 The Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Aug 13, 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Aug 9, 2003 The Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Jul 31, 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Jul 27, 2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Jun 3, 2003 The Matrix Reloaded
Jun 1, 2003 Bruce Almighty
May 16, 2003 The Matrix: Reloaded
Mar 14, 2003 Far From Heaven
Mar 3, 2003 Daredevil
Feb 28, 2003 Gangs of New York
Feb 23, 2003 About Schmidt
Feb 21, 2003 The Hours
Feb 14, 2003 Adaptation
Feb 9, 2003 Chicago
Jan 8, 2003 Catch Me If You Can
Jan 5, 2003 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002 (49 films)

Dec 29, 2002 Two Weeks Notice
Dec 22, 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis
Dec 8, 2002 The Santa Clause 2
Dec 4, 2002 Trials of Henry Kissinger
Dec 1, 2002 007: Die Another Die
Nov 23, 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Oct 25, 2002 Naqoyqatsi
Oct 15, 2002 Banger Sisters
Oct 4, 2002 Sweet Home Alabama
Sep 21, 2002 The Fast Runner
Sep 15, 2002 Serving Sara
Sep 7, 2002 Possession
Sep 6, 2002 Signs
Aug 30, 2002 The Good Girl
Aug 28, 2002 Simone
Aug 17, 2002 Signs
Aug 7, 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Jul 27, 2002 Pumpkin
Jul 14, 2002 The Bourne Identity
Jul 13, 2002 Mr. Deeds
Jul 10, 2002 Minority Report
Jul 8, 2002 Men In Black II
Jul 7, 2002 Minority Report
Jul 5, 2002 Sum of All Fears
May 27, 2002 Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
May 25, 2002 About A Boy
May 22, 2002 Spiderman
May 6, 2002 Spiderman
Apr 19, 2002 The Sweetest Thing
Apr 15, 2002 Italian For Beginners
Apr 5, 2002 The Rookie
Mar 31, 2002 The Time Machine
Mar 29, 2002 Death to Smoochy
Mar 22, 2002 Ice Age
Mar 12, 2002 Fellowship of the Rings
Mar 10, 2002 The Count of Monte Cristo
Mar 2, 2002 Iris
Feb 23, 2002 I Am Sam
Feb 12, 2002 Gosford Park
Feb 11, 2002 Monster’s Ball
Feb 9, 2002 In the Bedroom
Feb 9, 2002 Lantana
Feb 4, 2002 The Royal Tenenbaums
Feb 1, 2002 A Beautiful Mind
Jan 31, 2002 Amelie
Jan 29, 2002 A Beautiful Mind
Jan 25, 2002 Kate & Leopold
Jan 10, 2002 Fellowship of the Rings
Jan 2, 2002 Fellowship of the Rings

2001 (42 films)

Dec 14, 2001 Ocean’s Eleven
Dec 8, 2001 Ocean’s Eleven
Nov 19, 2001 Harry Potter
Nov 11, 2001 Shallow Hal
Nov 8, 2001 Monsters, Inc.
Nov 2, 2001 Monsters, Inc.
Oct 23, 2001 From Hell
Oct 15-19, 2001 “Philip on Film” festival
hosted by PICA

Shorts:  The Man in a Bath, Passage Diaspora,
Evidence Notes,
Anima Mundi
Powaqqatsi
Dracula
La Belle et la Bette
Koyaanasqatsi
Oct 12, 2001 Zoolander
Sep 29, 2001 Serendipity
Sep 23, 2001 The Others
Sep 10, 2001 O
Aug 10, 2001 Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Aug 26, 2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Aug 10, 2001 Osmosis Jones
Aug 1, 2001 America’s Sweethearts
Jul 29, 2001 Shrek
Jul 27, 2001 Planet of the Apes
Jul 21, 2001 The Golden Bowl
Jul 14, 2001 Legally Blonde
Jul 13, 2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Jul 6, 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Jun 16, 2001 Tomb Raider
Jun 8, 2001 Evolution
Jun 3, 2001 Memento
Jun 2, 2001 What’s the Worst That Could Happen?
May 26, 2001 Shrek
May 19, 2001 Shrek
Apr 28, 2001 Bridget Jones’ Diary
Apr 15, 2001 Someone Like You
Apr 10, 2001 Traffic
Mar 09, 2001 Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger
Mar 02, 2001 Sweet November
Feb 17, 2001 Traffic
Feb 15, 2001 O Brother Where Art Thou
Feb 10, 2001 Head Over Heels
Jan 29, 2001 Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger
Jan 21, 2001 Chocolat

2000 (47 films)

Dec 31, 2000 What Women Want
Dec 27, 2000 Miss Congeniality
Dec 26, 2000 Cast Away
Dec 22, 2000 Cast Away
Dec 19, 2000 Unbreakable
Dec 10, 2000 Bounce
Dec 7, 2000 Unbreakable
Dec 2, 2000 Best In Show
Nov 19, 2000 Charlie’s Angels
Nov 10, 2000 Charlie’s Angels
Nov 03, 2000 Bedazzled
Oct 22, 2000 Meet the Parents
Oct 14, 2000 Pay It Forward
Sep 19, 2000 Nurse Betty
Sep 09, 2000 Space Cowboys

(Huge break between films because — face it — there haven’t been many good ones out lately!)

July 24, 2000 X-Men
July 16, 2000 Me, Myself, & Irene
July 10, 2000 Chicken Run
June 30, 2000 Chicken Run
June 17, 2000 Small Time Crooks
June 05, 2000 East is East
June 03, 2000 Shanghai Noon
May 28, 2000 Mission Impossible 2
May 20, 2000 Virgin Suicides
May 16, 2000 Time Code
May 12, 2000 28 Days
May 05, 2000 28 Days
Apr 23, 2000 American Psycho
Apr 19, 2000 High Fidelity
Apr 15, 2000 All About My Mother
Apr 03, 2000 Mission to Mars
Mar 27, 2000 Drowning Mona
Mar 23, 2000 Magnolia
Mar 12, 2000 Wonder Boys
Feb 25, 2000 Wonder Boys
Feb 22, 2000 One Winter Behind God’s Back (Hungary)
Feb 18, 2000 Return of the Idiot (Czech)
Feb 18, 2000 Dark Side of the Heart (Argentina)
Feb 14, 2000 1999 Madeline (France)
Feb 13, 2000 Topsy-Turvy
Feb 11, 2000 Me Myself I (Australia)
Feb 06, 2000 Girl, Interrupted
Jan 26, 2000 Magnolia
Jan 16, 2000 The Straight Story
Jan 04, 2000 Galaxy Quest
Jan 02, 2000 The Green Mile
Jan 01, 2000 The Cider house Rules

 1999 (72 films)

Dec 29, 1999 Galaxy Quest
Dec 27, 1999 Stuart Little
Dec 17, 1999 Bicentennial Man
Dec 10, 1999 Toy Story 2
Dec 05, 1999 Dogma
Dec 03, 1999 The World is Not Enough
Dec 02, 1999 Being John Malkovich
Nov 22, 1999 Dogma
Nov 21, 1999 Being John Malkovich
Oct 28, 1999 Fight Club
Oct 24, 1999 Three Kings
Oct 21, 1999 Fight Club
Oct 06, 1999 American Beauty
Oct 04, 1999 American Beauty
Oct 03, 1999 Mumford
Oct 02, 1999 Three Kings
Sep 26, 1999 Blue Streak
Sep 11, 1999 Stir of Echoes
Sep 05, 1999 Run Lola Run
Sep 07, 1999 The Sixth Sense
Aug 29, 1999 The Sixth Sense
Aug 28, 1999 Inspector Gadget
Aug 17, 1999 Bowfinger
Aug 13, 1999 The Thomas Crown Affair
Aug 10, 1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous
Aug 06, 1999 Mystery Men
Aug 03, 1999 Runaway Bride
Jul 19, 1999 Eyes Wide Shut
Jul 18, 1999 Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
Jul 14, 1999 Tarzan
Jul 13, 1999 Buena Vista Social Club
Jul 10, 1999 Notting Hill
Jul 06, 1999 South Park: Bigger, Louder, and Uncut
Jul 05, 1999 Summer of Sam
Jul 02, 1999 Wild Wild West
Jun 29, 1999 Red Violin
Jun 25, 1999 Big Daddy
Jun 23, 1999 Cookie’s Fortune
Jun 20, 1999 Tarzan
Jun 17, 1999 The Mummy
Jun 15, 1999 Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
Jun 13, 1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Jun 05, 1999 Notting Hill
May 30, 1999 Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
May 29, 1999 The Love Letter
May 28, 1999 Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
May 11, 1999 Election
Apr 22, 1999 Life
Apr 12, 1999 Ed TV
Apr 10, 1999 The Matrix
Apr 06, 1999 The Matrix
Mar 28, 1999 Ed TV
Mar 20, 1999 Analyse This
Mar 17, 1999 Wing Commander
Mar 07, 1999 Hillary and Jackie
Mar 07, 1999 Gods and Monsters
Mar 06, 1999 Rushmore
Mar 03, 1999 Message in a Bottle
Feb 28, 1999 The Other Sister
Feb 23, 1999 Affliction
Feb 21, 1999 Shakespeare in Love
Feb 18, 1999 Blast From the Past
Feb 17, 1999 Blast From the Past
Feb 13, 1999 The Thin Red Line
Feb 07, 1999 She’s All That
Jan 24, 1999 Life Is Beautiful
Jan 23, 1999 Shakespeare In Love
Jan 22, 1999 Elizabeth
Jan 21, 1999 Stepmom
Jan 05, 1999 Life Is Beautiful
Jan 03, 1999 Waking Ned Devine
Jan 01, 1999 You’ve got Mail

1998 (66 films)

Dec 27, 1999 A Bug’s Life
Dec 26, 1998 Patch Adams
Dec 23, 1998 You’ve Got Mail
Dec 19, 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection
Nov 25, 1998 A Bug’s Life
Nov 24, 1998 Enemy of the State
Nov 23, 1998 The Waterboy
Nov 21, 1998 Meet Joe Black
Nov 20, 1998 The Siege
Nov 18, 1998 Practical Magic
Nov 15, 1998 Wizard of Oz
Nov 13, 1998 Antz
Nov 08, 1998 The Waterboy
Oct 30, 1998 Pleasantville
Oct 25, 1998 Beloved
Oct 13, 1998 Antz
Oct 08, 1998 What Dreams May Come
Oct 06, 1998 What Dreams May Come
Oct 02, 1998 Antz
Sep 20, 1998 There’s Something About Mary
Sep 22, 1998 Antz
Sep 19, 1998 Rush Hour
Sep 16, 1998 The Slums of Beverly Hills
Sep 04, 1998 Saving Private Ryan
Sep 03, 1998 54
Sep 01, 1998 Ever After
Aug 27, 1998 There’s Something About Mary
Aug 25, 1998 Saving Private Ryan
Aug 21, 1998 Snake Eyes
Aug 18, 1998 The Avengers
Aug 11, 1998 There’s Something About Mary
Aug 09, 1998 Ever After
Aug 07, 1998 Doctor Dolittle
Aug 05, 1998 Ever After
Aug 04, 1998 The Truman Show
Aug 03, 1998 There’s Something About Mary
Jul 31, 1998 The Mask of Zorro
Jul 29, 1998 There’s Something About Mary
Jul 21, 1998 There’s Something About Mary
Jul 19, 1998 Lethal Weapon 4
Jul 17, 1998 The Mask of Zorro
Jul 12, 1998 Gone With the Wind
Jul 07, 1998 Armageddon
Jun 30, 1998 Godzilla
Jun 27, 1998 The X-Files
Jun 23, 1998 The X-Files
Jun 21, 1998 Hope Floats
Jun 18, 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Jun 17, 1998 The Truman Show
Jun 13, 1998 A Perfect Murder
Jun 10, 1998 The Truman Show
Jun 05, 1998 The Truman Show
Jun 04, 1998 Bulworth
May 28, 1998 Godzilla
May 25, 1998 Les Miserable
May 19, 1998 The Horse Whisperer
May 15, 1998 The Horse Whisperer
May 12, 1998 Lost in Space
May 09, 1998 Deep Impact
May 04, 1998 Sliding Doors
May 01, 1998 City of Angels
Apr 16, 1998 City of Angels
Apr 06, 1998 Lost in Space
Apr 02, 1998 Primary Colors
Mar 26, 1998 The Big Lebowski
Feb 02, 1998 Wag the Dog