A Life In Movies – Presented By Fandango Groovers

Andy at Fandango Groovers Movie Blog has put together one doozy of a blog event. So simple yet so brilliant. Titled “A Life In Movies” He’s asked us to hi-light one movie for every year since we were born. Easier said than done as so many great films came out in the 80’s it’s hard to lock in just one film per entry. Also some years just had too many good films that were so dear to my heart I’ve included them as Honorable Mentions since I simply couldn’t overlook them. In a way this is similar to the “Films That Defined Us“.

Now most of these movies should speak for themselves which is why I didn’t feel the need to write anything about them…but if the title of the film doesn’t just speak volumes about its magnificence, perhaps you need to see it again to get the impact:)

So without further ado (and a lot like a cinematic photo album) this is Go,See,Talk’s LIFE IN MOVIES…

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1980 – Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

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1981 – The Great Muppet Caper

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1982 – The Thing

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1983 – Risky Business (Honorable Mention Mr. Mom)

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1984 – Ghost Busters

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1985 – Back to the Future (Honorable Mention Volunteers)

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1986 – Big Trouble In Little China (Honorable Mention Aliens)

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1987 – Predator

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1998 – Willow

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1989 – Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

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1990 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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1991 –   The Rocketeer (Honorable Mention Terminator 2: Judgment Day)

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1992 – Porco Rosso

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1993 – Jurassic Park

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1994 – Leon: The Professional (Honorable Mention Forrest Gump)

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1995 – The Usual Suspects

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1996 – The Rock

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1997 – The Fifth Element

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1998 – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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1999 – The Matrix (Honorable Mention Galaxy Quest)

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2000 – Gladiator (Honorable Mention Snatch.Unbreakable)

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2001 – Ocean’s Eleven

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2002 – Spider-Man

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2003 – The Last Samurai (Honorable Mention Finding Nemo,  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)

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2004 – Shaun of the Dead (Honorable Mention SteamboyLayer CakeHowl’s Moving CastleThe Incredibles)

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2005 – Batman Begins

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2006 – Casino Royale (Honorable Mention OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies)

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2007 – Transformers

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2008 – The Wrestler

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2009 – Inglourious Basterds (Honorable Mention Up)

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2010 – 13 Assassins

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So there you have it – 30 years of awesome films summing up Go,See,Talk’s tastes/favorite films. Thanks to Andy for setting up LIFE IN MOVIES. Don’t forget to check out his site and all the other blogs who participated!

  • Joel Burman

    Wow I haven’t seen willow but that outfit sure as hell look like the typical Lapp (Scandinavian indian kind of) outfit.

  • Love your list…we have some similar movies here. I was planning to do something like this….put putting 33 pictures will take times to do it.

    I really want to see that 13 Assassins.

  • Nice work, thanks for taking part. Interested to see 13 Assassins on your list as I am going to see it next week.

  • Excellent!! Cool list dude. Similar to mine in so many ways. Love seeing Big Trouble in Little China on there, absolute classic

    Brilliant. Makes me feel old though..mine goes back to 1973…..eeeeek

  • Great list, Marc. Love seeing Spiderman up there. Tried getting Willow in too but just couldn’t do it!

  • Dan

    Some great choices! We have a few in common, and I find it hard to argue with most of what you put. I especially like that you included The Rock, I didn’t ‘think of that one, but it’s such a fun film.

    http://www.pseudo6man.blogspot.com

  • Bluej

    I love that you have Jurassic Park and Ghostbusters those are some great movies!

  • Great list, Marc! Love lots of your choices and I have to say the way you format the photos is my favorite so far. Glad to see you have Honorable Mentions on some years as well, I’d definitely do the same when my list is finally done. Yes, I’m the tardy one but Andy gave me a pass, he..he..

  • Red

    Love the inclusion of The Last Samurai!

    Can’t say that I’ve ever even heard of the movies for 91 and 92, let alone seen them.

  • Red, you’ve never heard of The Rocketeer? Now, I haven’t seen it, either (a fact that’s become abundantly clear seeing the film on so many of these lists), but it was pretty high profile back in the day (youngster).

    Solid list, Marc. Commercial, but quality commercial (well, save for the Bay shit – 😛 ).

  • Eric

    Some really cool choices on here! I still need to check out Porco Rosso. I know you were bummed about forgetting Lost In Translation, but The Last Samurai is a worthy substitute. Good job!

  • Muppets and The Thing. How can I refuse this list? And I’m really happy to see that The Rocketeer got so much love across the span of these lists, it’s criminally ignored and overlooked for reasons I can’t at all fathom.

  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”? Seriously? Dude, you rock. That’s all there is to it.

    • MarcC

      M.Carter compliments are always welcomed at G-S-T:) Thanks Mer!