2/14/2019

a list of memorable films


I love movies. I have a lot of fond memories connected to watching movies with family and friends, and one of my childhood (actually, more like high school) dreams even was to become a film director! It's where my passion for shooting lil videos here and there stems from. I put the director dreams on the back burner a while ago, but I've never stopped loving the art of film. My favorite way to wind down after a long day is to turn on a movie on my laptop with a slice of coffee cake and my cats nestled by my side, heh. I am hoping to upgrade my experience once I can save enough for a projector; the photo above is by @y.jae.k, and it is my ultimate bedroom goals! Not to mention the phenomenal film of choice playing on the blinds.

So, here is a very comprehensive list of movies encompassing every memorable film that I've seen (there's more I've seen that... weren't quite as memorable in my book) in chronological order by release year. From Academy Awards nominees and childhood animated movies that brought me to tears, to striking Hong Kong classics and films with such gorgeous cinematography that took my breath away—this list will be continuously updated as my life goes on ~

  1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  2. Pinocchio (1940)
  3. Dumbo (1941)
  4. Peter Pan (1953)
  5. Vertigo (1958)
  6. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  7. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  8. The Sound of Music (1965)
  9. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  10. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
  11. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
  12. The Outsiders (1983)
  13. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  14. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
  15. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  16. Mystic Pizza (1988)
  17. Dead Poets Society (1989)
  18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
  19. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
  20. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  21. Home Alone (1990)
  22. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  23. Porco Rosso (1992)
  24. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  25. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
  26. Chungking Express (1994)
  27. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
  28. Little Women (1994)
  29. Clueless (1995)
  30. Pocahontas (1995)
  31. Whisper of the Heart (1995)
  32. Good Will Hunting (1997)
  33. Mulan (1998)
  34. Patch Adams (1998)
  35. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
  36. The Truman Show (1998)
  37. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  38. Notting Hill (1999)
  39. In the Mood for Love (2000)
  40. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  41. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
  42. My Sassy Girl (2001)
  43. The Princess Diaries (2001)
  44. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  45. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
  46. A Walk to Remember (2002)
  47. The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
  48. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  49. Lost in Translation (2003)
  50. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  51. School of Rock (2003)
  52. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  53. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
  54. The Sea Inside (2004)
  55. Temptation of Wolves (2004)
  56. Pride and Prejudice (2005)
  57. Julie & Julia (2006)
  58. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  59. The Prestige (2006)
  60. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
  61. Atonement (2007)
  62. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
  63. Antique (2008)
  64. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
  65. The Dark Knight (2008)
  66. Iron Man (2008)
  67. Mamma Mia! (2008)
  68. Scandal Makers (2008)
  69. 500 Days of Summer (2009)
  70. Avatar (2009)
  71. The Blind Side (2009)
  72. The Devil Wears Prada (2009)
  73. An Education (2009)
  74. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
  75. Take Off (2009)
  76. Black Swan (2010)
  77. Blue Valentine (2010)
  78. Eat Pray Love (2010)
  79. Inception (2010)
  80. It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
  81. The King's Speech (2010)
  82. Never Let Me Go (2010)
  83. Tangled (2010)
  84. Bridesmaids (2011)
  85. Hugo (2011)
  86. The Intouchables (2011)
  87. Midnight in Paris (2011)
  88. One Day (2011)
  89. Punch (2011)
  90. Sunny (2011)
  91. Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  92. 21 Jump Street (2012)
  93. Anna Karenina (2012)
  94. Architecture 101 (2012)
  95. Argo (2012)
  96. The Avengers (2012)
  97. Les Misérables (2012)
  98. Looper (2012)
  99. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
  100. Pitch Perfect (2012)
  101. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
  102. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  103. The Thieves (2012)
  104. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  105. About Time (2013)
  106. Blue Jasmine (2013)
  107. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
  108. Gravity (2013)
  109. The Great Gatsby (2013)
  110. The Heat (2013)
  111. Her (2013)
  112. Like Father, Like Son (2013)
  113. Lincoln (2013)
  114. Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)
  115. Now You See Me (2013)
  116. Secretly, Greatly (2013)
  117. The Spectacular Now (2013)
  118. The Wind Rises (2013)
  119. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  120. Big Hero 6 (2014)
  121. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
  122. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
  123. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  124. Hot Young Bloods (2014)
  125. The Imitation Game (2014)
  126. Interstellar (2014)
  127. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
  128. Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014)
  129. Les Héritiers (2014)
  130. Love, Rosie (2014)
  131. My Brilliant Life (2014)
  132. Ode to My Father (2014)
  133. Whiplash (2014)
  134. Gone Girl (2014)
  135. The Theory of Everything (2014)
  136. The Age of Adaline (2015)
  137. Ant-Man (2015)
  138. The Beauty Inside (2015)
  139. The Big Short (2015)
  140. Burnt (2015)
  141. Cinderella (2015)
  142. Joy (2015)
  143. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  144. Our Little Sister (2015)
  145. Room (2015)
  146. Spotlight (2015)
  147. Twenty (2015)
  148. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
  149. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
  150. Hidden Figures (2016)
  151. La La Land (2016)
  152. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  153. Mood of the Day (2016)
  154. Moonlight (2016)
  155. My Annoying Brother (2016)
  156. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
  157. Silence (2016)
  158. Sing Street (2016)
  159. Train to Busan (2016)
  160. A Violent Prosecutor (2016)
  161. Zootopia (2016)
  162. 1987: When the Day Comes (2017)
  163. Anarchist from Colony (2017)
  164. The Battleship Island (2017)
  165. The Big Sick (2017)
  166. Butterfly Sleep (2017)
  167. Coco (2017)
  168. Dunkirk (2017)
  169. The Greatest Showman (2017)
  170. Lady Bird (2017)
  171. A Taxi Driver (2017)
  172. To the Bone (2017)
  173. Wonder (2017)
  174. Wonder Woman (2017)
  175. Black Panther (2018)
  176. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
  177. Burning (2018)
  178. Colette (2018)
  179. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
  180. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
  181. Dumplin' (2018)
  182. Green Book (2018)
  183. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
  184. Isle of Dogs (2018)
  185. Little Forest (2018)
  186. Love, Simon (2018)
  187. On Your Wedding Day (2018)
  188. Searching (2018)
  189. Shoplifters (2018)
  190. A Star is Born (2018)
  191. Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  192. Vice (2018)
  193. The Dude in Me (2019)
  194. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
  195. The Farewell (2019)
  196. I Lost My Body (2019)
  197. Joker (2019)
  198. Just Mercy (2019)
  199. Knives Out (2019)
  200. Little Women (2019)
  201. Marriage Story (2019)
  202. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
  203. Parasite (2019)
  204. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
  205. Tune in for Love (2019)
  206. Emma (2020)
  207. Enola Holmes (2020)
  208. The Half of It (2020)
  209. Over the Moon (2020)
  210. Pieces of a Woman (2020)
  211. Promising Young Woman (2020)
  212. The Social Dilemma (2020)
  213. Soul (2020)
  214. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
  215. Malcolm & Marie (2021)
  216. Minari (2021)
  217. Night in Paradise (2021)
  218. Space Sweepers (2021)
  219. Wish Dragon (2021)
  220. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
*italicized ones are particular favorites
**for film series, I listed my ultimate favorite out of each series

Much love,
Chaereen