Movies I Have Seen

Marco Arment posted a list of popular movies he’s seen (and those he hasn’t seen) from the last fifteen years. For him it was a confession about how many he has not seen. I went through his list for myself partly out of curiosity and partly because it made for an easy blog post.

To generate the list Marco combined lists of the Academy’s Best Picture nominees and the Top 10 highest-grossing for each year.

I’m not sure whether this says anything really about my movie viewing. A lot of them I’ve seen because I have a kid. A fair number are on my list to see but I just haven’t gotten to them yet. And, of course, I haven’t noted whether any of the movies I saw were any good. Some of them were very good an some of them were downright awful.

Key: Bold means I’ve seen it, Italic means I haven’t seen it

2000:

Gladiator

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Traffic

What Women Want

Meet the Parents

Chocolat

Erin Brockovich

Mission: Impossible II

Cast Away

Dinosaur

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The Perfect Storm

X-Men

What Lies Beneath

2001:

A Beautiful Mind

Monsters, Inc.

Ocean’s Eleven

Gosford Park

In the Bedroom

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Moulin Rouge

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Shrek

Pearl Harbor

The Mummy Returns

Jurassic Park III

Planet of the Apes

Hannibal

2002:

Spider-Man

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Men in Black II

Die Another Day

Minority Report

Chicago

Gangs of New York

The Hours

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Pianist

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Signs

Ice Age

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

2003:

Finding Nemo

The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Revolutions

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Lost in Translation

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Mystic River

Seabiscuit

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Bruce Almighty

The Last Samurai

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

X2

Bad Boys II1

2004:

The Incredibles

Ocean’s Twelve

Million Dollar Baby

The Aviator

Finding Neverland

Ray

Sideways

Shrek 2

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Spider-Man 2

The Passion of the Christ

The Day After Tomorrow

Meet the Fockers

Troy

Shark Tale

2005:

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Crash

Brokeback Mountain

Capote

Good Night, and Good Luck

Munich

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

War of the Worlds

King Kong

Madagascar

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Batman Begins

Hitch

2006:

Little Miss Sunshine

Casino Royale

Cars

The Departed

Babel

Letters from Iwo Jima

The Queen

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

The Da Vinci Code

Ice Age: The Meltdown

Night at the Museum

X-Men: The Last Stand

Mission: Impossible III

Superman Returns

Happy Feet

2007:

No Country for Old Men

Juno

Ratatouille

I Am Legend

Atonement

Michael Clayton

There Will Be Blood

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Spider-Man 3

Shrek the Third

Transformers

The Simpsons Movie

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

300

2008:

The Dark Knight

Quantum of Solace

WALL-E

Slumdog Millionaire

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Frost/Nixon

Milk

The Reader

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Kung Fu Panda

Hancock

Mamma Mia!

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Iron Man

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

2009:

The Hurt Locker

Avatar

The Blind Side

District 9

An Education

Inglourious Basterds

Precious

A Serious Man

Up

Up in the Air

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

2012

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Sherlock Holmes

Angels & Demons

The Hangover

2010:

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

The Kings’ Speech

127 Hours

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

True Grit

Winter’s Bone

Alice in Wonderland

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Shrek Forever After

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Iron Man 2

Tangled

Despicable Me

How to Train Your Dragon

2011:

The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Help

Hugo

Midnight in Paris

Moneyball

The Tree of Life

War Horse

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol

Kung Fu Panda 2

Fast Five

The Hangover Part II

The Smurfs

Cars 2

2012:

Skyfall

Argo

Amour

Beasts of the Southern WIld

Django Unchained

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

The Avengers

The Dark Knight Rises

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Ice Age: Continental Drift

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2

The Amazing Spider-Man

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

The Hunger Games

Men in Black 3

2013:

Monsters University

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Nebraska

Philomena

The Wolf of Wall Street

Frozen

Iron Man 3

Despicable Me 2

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Fast & Furious 6

Man of Steel

Thor: The Dark World

2014:

Birdman

American Sniper

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

Transformers: Age of Extinction

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Guardians of the Galaxy

Maleficent

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Interstellar


Notes:

  1. All I can hear is Nick Frost saying, “You ain’t seen Bad Boys II?!”