#ThisIsYourFilm

#ThisIsYourFilm is a recent hashtag list on Twitter. These popup within the film community from time to time and then spread throughout the Twittersphere.

The idea is that you pick your favourite film from the years you have been alive and put them in a list.

This is my list, excluding 2017 as we are only in March.

  • 1976 – Rocky
  • 1977 – Star Wars
  • 1978 – Superman
  • 1979 – Alien
  • 1980 – The Blues Brothers
  • 1981 – Escape to Victory
  • 1982 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • 1983 – Return of the Jedi
  • 1984 – Beverly Hills Cop
  • 1985 – Back to the Future
  • 1986 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • 1987 – Good Morning, Vietnam
  • 1988 – Die Hard
  • 1989 – Field of Dreams
  • 1990 – Home Alone
  • 1991 – Point Break
  • 1992 – Chaplin
  • 1993 – Dazed and Confused
  • 1994 – Pulp Fiction
  • 1995 – Toy Story
  • 1996 – That Thing You Do!
  • 1997 – Grosse Pointe Blank
  • 1998 – You’ve Got Mail
  • 1999 – Toy Story 2
  • 2000 – Almost Famous
  • 2001 – Amelie
  • 2002 – 8 Mile
  • 2003 – Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • 2004 – Shaun of the Dead
  • 2005 – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • 2006 – Rocky Balboa
  • 2007 – Hot Fuzz
  • 2008 – Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  • 2009 – Inglorious Bastards
  • 2010 – Toy Story 3
  • 2011 – Midnight in Paris
  • 2012 – Django Unchained
  • 2013 – Blue Ruin
  • 2014 – John Wick
  • 2015 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • 2016 – Deadpool

The release years have come from Letterboxd.com which are likely to be the year the films were released in the USA. In more modern times release dates are much closer than they used to be.

For example Rocky was released in the USA during December 1976 but it wasn’t until April 1977 that the UK got to see it.

Anyway here are some stats:

  • There are 36 different directors but only 2 of them are women.
    Kathyrn Bigelow for Point Break and Nora Ephron for You’ve Got Mail
  • Three directors have more than one film in the list.
    John Lasseter for Toy Story and Toy Story 2
    Edgar Wright for Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz
    Quentin Tarantino for Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Inglorious Bastards and Django Unchained
  • 12 films have won an Academy Award of some description

Lots of films have missed out and some years were close but my decision making process was something along the lines of ‘if I could only watch one of these films again for all time, which would I choose’.