I like to keep track of all the movies I've watched in a year, and I don't quite know why. Sometimes I forget to take note. Sometimes I watch them more than once. Sometimes I don't watch the whole thing start to finish. A lot of times I'm folding laundry or cooking dinner or doing other things while it's on. I try to be reasonable in my approach: "Does this count?" I ask myself. Then, using a completely arbitrary system known only to me, I answer myself; then I add it here, or don't. Sometimes I editorialize. Sometimes I include affiliate links.

So in a roughly chronological order (starting in January and adding to the list as it grows), here are the movies I've seen in and since 2014, when I started this site:

2016

1. Muppet Christmas Carol (Again! We had many Christmases in 2015, and some extended into 2016!)

2. Some Like It Hot (My first viewing, and I loved it. And not just because of the beautiful San Diego scenery.)

3. Most of Mission Impossible what's its face. The new one. Well, I watched some of it anyway. I was with family and we're a chatty bunch.

4. Pitch Perfect 2.

5. Spy

6. Mad Max: Fury Road (Intense, but I see what all the fuss was about.)

7. Goosebumps

8. Sister

9. Drive Me Crazy

10. The Birdcage (How had I never seen this?! So good.)

11. The Holiday

12. Notting Hill

13. Kate & Leopold

14. Pleasantville

15. Imitation Game

16. The American President

17. You've Got Mail (The comfort food of movies.)

18. First Wives Club

19. Love Actually

20. Trainwreck

21. Home Alone

22. Muppet Christmas Carol

23. Grinch Who Stole Christmas (The Jim Carey version.)

24. Star Wars Force Awakens

25. The Martian

26. Notting Hill (The other comfort food of movies.)

27. The Rainmaker

28. Deadpool

29. Taken

30. The Sandlot (You're killing me, smalls.)

31. Devil Wears Prada

32. White Christmas (Yes, I DO watch Christmas movies all year long.)

33. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

34. Home Alone 2

35. Home Alone (Again.)

36. Love Actually (Again.)

37. Life As We Know It.

38. Dazed and Confused

39. Idiocracy

40. Christmas Vacation (Tis the Season!)

 

2015

1. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Meh. I love action movies but I thought this one was a little slow. I kept waiting for it to get going.)

2. Mean Girls

3. Wild (Oh, it was beautiful. I loved the book, and was not disappointed at the movie.)

4. Saturday Night. (A documentary by James Franco about how an episode of SNL gets made. I love behind-the-scenes stuff, and in general I am a fan of SNL. I enjoyed this a lot.)

5. Notting Hill. Because it's a classic and I wanted to see a Hugh Bonneville before Lord Grantham came along. 

6. William and Kate. The Lifetime movie. I can only assume it is a completely accurate, documentary-level recounting of Will and Kate's romance. 

7. Bridget Jones's Diary

8. Divergent (It's been a few years since I read the book, but/and I really enjoyed the movie and am looking forward to the next installment.)

9. The Other Woman (More fun and enjoyable than I would've expected.)

10. The Devil Wears Prada (A classic!)

11. Ten Things I Hate About You (I forgot how good this is, and how many great lines it has!)

12. Last Days in Vietnam (A documentary by Rory Kennedy. Fascinating and heart-wrenching.)

13. Never Ending Story (!! 80s movies at their cheesy, crazy, nostalgic best.)

14. Flight. (Hoo boy. This WAS a good movie, but it was NOT what I expected, at all, and thus the viewing experience was kind of ruined by me waiting for the real action to get going. I felt like I got sold an action film and actually watched a dark, melancholic, moody drama. Like taking a sip of something expecting lemonade and getting milk. Not inherently bad, but boy does it require an adjustment.) (It's a movie about an alcoholic pilot who does something terrible. I thought it was going to be about a pilot who was framed for something and intrigue and action follow.)

15. Wild, again. 

16. Fast and Furious 6

17. Insurgent

18. Gone Girl (Watching this reminded me of why I didn't love the book but I was trapped on a plane and finishing it was my best option.)

19. Chef (Zach's new favorite movie. Maybe mine too.)

20. Jerry Maguire

21. Trainwreck

22. Dirty Dancing (I don't think I'd ever sat down and watched the whole thing start to finish. Breaking news: It's great.)

23. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (An old college fave, hadn't watched it in years)

24. Home Alone 2

25. Wet Hot American Summer

26. This Is Where I Leave You. (I loved it. I'm a sucker for an ensemble cast and a wrenching family plot line.)

27. That Thing You Do 

28. While You Were Sleeping

29. Nine Months 

30. Let's Be Cops

31. The Way (I thought it was going to be sad, and while there were some sad moments it wasn't sad overall, and I loved it.)

32. Fargo (My first time. Midwest accents are my kryptonite.)

33. Love Actually (The first of many holiday viewings, no doubt.)

34. When Harry Met Sally (Zach's first viewing: he loved it.)

35. My Best Friend's Wedding (I watched this in my hospital bed when I was fresh out of surgery, high on pain meds, and not in danger of sleeping a wink all night.)

36. Hocus Pocus (My first viewing!)

37. Back to the Future 2 (Watched on October 21, 2015, from the comfort of my hoverboard.)

38. Jurassic World. 

39. White Christmas

40. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

41. The Martian (Excellent.)

42. Miracle on 34th Street (The Made for TV version. It was on Prime or Netflix, I can't remember which, and it was sweet and quick and I think it would be perfect for smaller kids with smaller attention spans.)

43. While You Were Sleeping (Again.)

44. Home Alone 

45. Love Actually

46. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause (I got sucked into ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas, okay?)

47. Jack Frost (This is an unexpectedly cute movie. I love Michael Keaton.)

48. The Santa Clause (An old favorite, which I once owned on VHS.)

49. Elf

50. Home Alone (Again.)

51. Home Alone 2 (Again.)

52. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Uh, again.)

53. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

54. Bottle Shock

55. Muppet Christmas Carol

 

2014

1. Monsters University
2. The Way Way Back
3. Home Alone (multiple viewings annually)
4. Home Alone 2 (multiple viewings annually)
5. Brave
6. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
7. The Butler
8. Pitch Perfect
9. Oceans 12
10. Magic Mike
11.Frozen
12. American Hustle
13. Pacific Rim
14. Bourne Identity
15. Notting Hill (multiple viewings annually)
16. Lost in Translation
17. Harry Potter (all of them, at one point or another. Perfect laundry folding background noise.)
18. Armageddon
19. About Time
20. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Recommend!)
21. Neighbors
22. True Lies (A perennial favorite!)
23. Crash
24. Truman Show
25. Armageddon
26. Almost Famous
27. Uncle Buck (My first-ever viewing!)
28. Pretty in Pink
29. The Change Up
30. The Hangover
31. Chef (So enjoyable, though we left the theater starving.)
32. The Vow
33. Salt
34. This Means War (Every time I see this movie, I forget that I've already seen this movie.)
35. Nine Months
36. The Spectacular Now (So disappointing. Spoiler alert: Out of nowhere he pushes her in front of a bus, and it essentially gets glossed right over. I almost wonder if it was a social experiment to see if anyone noticed.)
37. What to Expect When You're Expecting
38. Hitch (Another perennial favorite!)
39. Mrs Doubtfire (RIP Robin Williams)

40. Lego Movie

41. Sleepless in Seattle (Always a favorite.) (Not sure why I'm having this spacing issue, all of a sudden.)

(Can't figure out this spacing issue. Sorry!)

42. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (This movie was NOT AT ALL how I remembered it. Then suddenly Bridget was in a Thai prison and I realized that no, I definitely had never seen this movie, because it turns out this was a sequel to the original Bridget Jones, which I HAD in fact seen.)

43. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

44. Love Actually (my favorite movie)

45. The Nightmare Before Christmas (my first time seeing it!)

46. While You Were Sleeping

47. Clue (first time!)

48. White Christmas

49. Diana

50. Picture Perfect (The premise of this movie makes me kind of ragey. Lady pretends she is engaged so her bosses will take her seriously and promoteher. COME NOW.)

51. Elf

52. You've Got Mail (Such a favorite. It reminds me of Saturday nights in, in my early 20s, treating myself to a pizza, which was a huge treat, indeed.)

53. Muppet Christmas Carol (SO GOOD) (Coming back to say I've watched it more than once this season.)

54. The Addams Family

55. The Firm

56. The Avengers 

57. Breakfast at Tiffany's. (My first time seeing it, and I absolutely loved it. Except for the horrifying Mickey Rooney character. Also I feel like Sex and the City is just a total rip-off now.)

58. All I Want For Christmas

59. Home Alone (again)

60. Jack Frost (actually such a cute movie. I forgot how much I love Michael Keaton.)

61. Hook (an all-time favorite)

62. Shakespeare in Love

63. While You Were Sleeping (Again. Maybe I need a better system for movies I watch more than once.)

64. Tombstone

65. Wolf of Wall Street

66. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

67. Scrooged (first viewing!)