A Look Back at Our AotYs and MotYs: 1963-2012

by Greg W. Locke on January 2, 2013

To follow up the big year-end bash we had a couple of weeks ago, we have compiled a list of our Albums of the Year and Movies of the Year for the past 50 years, making for a list of 100 essential works we hope you’ve seen/heard. And, if you haven’t seen/heard them all, we, of course, highly recommend that you do so.

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Greg W. Locke January 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Oops. I maybe screwed up. 1997 is probably Elliott Smith’s Either/Or over Radiohead’s OK Computer. Or a tie. Either way, those are two of my all-time favorite, Top Five-worthy records.

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sean ezekiel smith January 5, 2013 at 5:01 pm

making a list of albums is gonna be waaaaaaaay more complicated

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Caleb January 2, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I’m thrilled to see “Days of Wine and Roses” on there!

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sean ezekiel smith January 5, 2013 at 12:59 am

1962/the exterminating angel
1963/hud
1964/the umbrellas of cherbourg
1965/the spy who came in from the cold
1966/closely watched trains
1967/bonnie + clyde
1968/faces
1969/the wild bunch
1970/el topo
1971/straw dogs
1972/jeremiah johnson
1973/the long goodbye
1974/a woman under the influence
1975/dog day afternoon
1976/the killing of a chinese bookie
1977/opening night
1978/straight time
1979/being there
1980/inside moves
1981/thief
1982/fitzcarraldo
1983/the king of comedy
1984/blood simple
1985/fletch
1986/true stories
1987/house of games
1988/midnight run
1989/drugstore cowboy
1990/metropolitan
1991/barton fink
1992/bob roberts
1993/carlitos way
1994/the hudsucker proxy
1995/kicking + screaming
1996/bottle rocket
1997/jackie brown
1998/buffalo 66
1999/the limey
2000/you can count on me
2001/the royal tenenbaums
2002/gerry
2003/the brown bunny
2004/the door in the floor
2005/the squid + the whale
2006/flannel pajamas
2007/the assassination of jesse james by the coward robert ford
2008/city of ember
2009/the vicious kind
2010/im still here
2011/win win
2012/jeff who lives at home

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sean ezekiel smith January 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm

[edited - didnt realiz jwlah was 2011]

1962 / the exterminating angel / luis buñuel
1963 / hud / martin ritt
1964 / the umbrellas of cherbourg / jacques demy
1965 / the spy who came in from the cold / martin ritt
1966 / closely watched trains / jiří menzel
1967 / bonnie + clyde / arthur penn
1968 / faces / john cassavetes
1969 / the wild bunch / sam peckinpah
1970 / el topo / alejandro jodorowsky
1971 / straw dogs / sam peckinpah
1972 / jeremiah johnson / sydney pollack
1973 / the long goodbye / robert altman
1974 / a woman under the influence / john cassavetes
1975 / dog day afternoon / sydney lumet
1976 / the killing of a chinese bookie / john cassavetes
1977 / opening night / john cassavetes
1978 / straight time / ulu grosbard
1979 / being there / hal ashby
1980 / inside moves / richard donner
1981 / thief / michael mann
1982 / fitzcarraldo / werner herzog
1983 / the king of comedy / martin scorsese
1984 / blood simple / joel + ethan coen
1985 / fletch / michael ritchie
1986 / true stories / david byrne
1987 / house of games / david mamet
1988 / midnight run / martin brest
1989 / drugstore cowboy / gus van sant
1990 / metropolitan / whit stillman
1991 / barton fink / joel + ethan coen
1992 / bob roberts / tim robbins
1993 / carlitos way / brian de palma
1994 / the hudsucker proxy / joel + ethan coen
1995 / kicking + screaming / noah baumbach
1996 / bottle rocket / wes anderson
1997 / jackie brown / quentin tarantino
1998 / buffalo 66 / vincent gallo
1999 / the limey / steven soderbergh
2000 / you can count on me / kenneth lonergan
2001 / the royal tenenbaums / wes anderson
2002 / gerry / gus van sant
2003 / the brown bunny / vincent gallo
2004 / the door in the floor / tod williams
2005 / the squid + the whale / noah baumbach
2006 / flannel pajamas / jeff lipsky
2007 / the assassination of jesse james by the coward robert ford / andrew dominik
2008 / city of ember / gil kenan
2009 / the vicious kind / lee toland krieger
2010 / im still here / casey affleck
2011 / jeff who lives at home / jay + mark duplass
2012 / safety not guaranteed / colin trevorrow

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Greg W. Locke January 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm

You had it right, it’s 2012. Not sure why IMDB hasn’t fixed that. Played at a fest in 2011 but wasn’t released until 2012.

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sean ezekiel smith January 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm

okay cool

cause i only saw four or five movies this yr + i definitely enjoyed jeff over safety

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Greg W. Locke January 5, 2013 at 4:00 am

Closely Watched Trains? Never heard of it. Had to look it up. Sounds great. Must watch ASAP!

I also really need to see The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg.

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