Here at last is my full top 365 movie list, with links to every post. It’s been a long year (or rather 416 days), and I’m amazed at how much writing I’ve accomplished in that time. Including the trilogies and instances of doubling up, I wrote reviews and verse summaries for 396 films, ranging from 1939 to 2013. (I found that 2008 was the most represented year, with 16 films total, and 2004 and 2012 not far behind with 14.) Looking back, I’m gratified to see how my writing has improved. This has been quite the exercise but one well worth the effort. I’m particularly proud of certain poems, such as the heartfelt verses for Grave of the Fireflies and Joyeux Noël and the detailed descriptions of The Hunger Games, The Dark Knight, and The Lord of the Rings trilogies.

For any newcomers to this site, I will warn that I wrote most of these reviews for those who have seen the film and thus did not shy away from spoilers, particularly in my earlier posts. I think that’s one thing I’ve improved on over time, choosing better wording so as to avoid outright spoilers. Still, I’m proud of this blog, however simple it may still appear, and I thank all those who have liked and followed it over the last year.

I do intend to continue blogging, though at a much more relaxed pace. I’ll be adding on other reviews, such as list-worthy films that were either forgotten or seen in the last year, films picked by my Viewing Companion (VC), and even films that I actively despise, what I call “bottom-dwellers.” There are plenty more movies out there to enjoy and expound upon, and I’ll get to them, while also writing a book idea of mine and looking into getting published. Thanks again to all likers and followers and movie lovers out there; may there always be new favorite films to be found.  –S.G.

1.     The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003)

2.     Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)

3.     Forrest Gump (1994)

4.     It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

5.     The Sound of Music (1965)

6.     Star Wars Trilogy (1977, 1980, 1983)

7.     Finding Nemo (2003)

8.     Titanic (1997)

9.     Toy Story Trilogy (1995, 1999, 2010)

10.    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

11.    The Princess Bride (1987)

12.    Beauty and the Beast (1991)

13.    Groundhog Day (1993)

14.    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

15.    The Prince of Egypt (1998)

16.    You’ve Got Mail (1998)

17.    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

18.    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

19.    War Horse (2011)

20.    The Incredibles (2004)

21.    Cast Away (2000)

22.    Heart and Souls (1993)

23.    Pirates of the Caribbean (2003, 2006, 2007)

24.    Tarzan (1999)

25.    Les Miserables (2012)

26.    The Avengers (2012)

27.    Ben-Hur (1959)

28.    Star Trek (2009)

29.    The Chronicles of Narnia (2005, 2008, 2010)

30.    The Family Man (2000)

31.    The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001)

32.    Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

33.    Oliver! (1968)

34.    Whisper of the Heart (1995)

35.    Spider-Man Trilogy (2002, 2004, 2007)

36.    The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)

37.    Doctor Zhivago (1965)

38.    Chariots of Fire (1981)

39.    The Blind Side (2009)

40.    Babe (1995)

41.    The Blues Brothers (1980)

42.    Jurassic Park (1993)

43.    84 Charing Cross Road (1987)

44.    National Treasure (2004)

45.    Ratatouille (2007)

46.    The Fugitive (1993)

47.    True Grit (1969, 2010)

48.    Evita (1996)

49.    The Lion King (1994)

50.    Inception (2010)

51.    When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

52.    Elizabethtown (2005)

53.    Lilies of the Field (1963)

54.    Life of Pi (2012)

55.    Mary Poppins (1964)

56.    Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

57.    Glory (1989)

58.    Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

59.    The Sixth Sense (1999)

60.    Back to the Future Trilogy (1985, 1989, 1990)

61.    Life Is Beautiful (1997)

62.    Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

63.    The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

64.    Awakenings (1990)

65.    Fantasia (1940)

66.    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

67.    Paulie (1998)

68.    Home Alone (1990)

69.    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

70.    Big (1988)

71.    Jumanji (1995)

72.    Somewhere in Time (1980)

73.    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

74.    A Christmas Story (1983)

75.    Speed (1994)

76.    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

77.    1776 (1972)

78.    The Color Purple (1985)

79.    High School Musical Trilogy (2006, 2007, 2008)

80.    Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

81.    Gone with the Wind (1939)

82.    Aladdin (1992)

83.    Saints and Soldiers (2003)

84.    Aliens (1986)

85.    Shadowlands (1993)

86.    Hook (1991)

87.    Young Frankenstein (1974)

88.    The Ten Commandments (1956)

89.    Star Wars Prequel Trilogy (1999, 2002, 2005)

90.    Star Trek into Darkness (2013)

91.    October Sky (1999)

92.    Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

93.    Holes (2003)

94.    The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

95.    Signs (2002)

96.    Star Trek: Generations (1994)

97.    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

98.    The Santa Clause (1994)

99.    Starman (1984)

100.   My Fair Lady (1964)

101.   The Passion of the Christ (2004)

102.   On Golden Pond (1981)

103.   Brother Bear (2003)

104.   WALL-E (2008)

105.   The Green Mile (1999)

106.   Air Force One (1997)

107.   Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

108.   Shrek 2 (2004)

109.   Iron Man Trilogy (2008, 2010, 2013)

110.   To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

111.   The Matrix (1999)

112.   Ghostbusters II (1989)

113.   The Untouchables (1987)

114.   The Right Stuff (1983)

115.   The Hunger Games (2012) and Catching Fire (2013)

116.   Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

117.   The Mask of Zorro (1998)

118.   E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

119.   Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

120.   Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

121.   Shrek (2001)

122.   The King’s Speech (2010)

123.   Yentl (1983)

124.   Ghost (1990)

125.   Men in Black Trilogy (1997, 2002, 2012)

126.   The Music Man (1962)

127.   Ghostbusters (1984)

128.   The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)

129.   Regarding Henry (1991)

130.   Alien (1979)

131.   National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

132.   The Polar Express (2004)

133.   Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

134.   Rocky (1976)

135.   Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

136.   Julie and Julia (2009)

137.   Airplane! (1980)

138.   Extraordinary Measures (2010)

139.   Secondhand Lions (2003)

140.   A Christmas Carol

141.   Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

142.   Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

143.   Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) / Robin Williams Tribute

144.   Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

145.   The Little Mermaid (1989)

146.   Out of Africa (1985)

147.   Die Hard (1988)

148.   Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

149.   Overboard (1987)

150.   The Nativity Story (2006)

151.   Cinderella (1950)

152.   Les Miserables (1998)

153.   A League of Their Own (1992)

154.   The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)

155.   Tangled (2010)

156.   As Good As It Gets (1997)

157.   Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

158.   Ella Enchanted (2004)

159.   Splash (1984)

160.   Monsters, Inc. (2001)

161.   Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

162.   Rain Man (1988)

163.   Enchanted (2007)

164.   Up (2009)

165.   What’s Up, Doc? (1972)

166.   The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005, 2008, 2012)

167.   Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

168.   Cars (2006)

169.   Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

170.   Foul Play (1978)

171.   Pocahontas (1995)

172.   Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

173.   Rudy (1993)

174.   Mulan (1998)

175.   How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

176.   Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

177.   Castle in the Sky (1986)

178.   The Terminal (2004)

179.  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

180.   The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

181.   Something the Lord Made (2004)

182.   Funny Girl (1968)

183.   Have a Little Faith (2011)

184.   The Ultimate Gift (2006)

185.   Spaceballs (1987)

186.   The Way (2010)

187.   Frozen (2013)

188.   Twister (1996)

189.   Rocky III (1982)

190.   Hello, Dolly! (1969)

191.   Joyeux Noël (2005)

192.   Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

193.   To Sir, with Love (1967)

194.   Hoosiers (1986)

195.   Gravity (2013)

196.   Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

197.   The Great Escape (1963)

198.   Doc Hollywood (1991)

199.   Philadelphia (1993)

200.   My Girl (1991)

201.   Murphy’s Romance (1985)

202.   Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

203.   The Iron Lady (2011)

204.   Peter Pan (1953)

205.   Superman (1978)

206.   Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

207.   Jane Eyre (1970)

208.   Casablanca (1942)

209.   Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011)

210.   The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

211.   Annie (1999)

212.   The Elephant Man (1980)

213.   Anastasia (1997)

214.   Memphis Belle (1990)

215.   Dances with Wolves (1990)

216.   Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

217.   The Terminator (1984)

218.   Superman II (1980)

219.   Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

220.   Pinocchio (1940)

221.   City Slickers (1991)

222.   Steel Magnolias (1989)

223.   Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

224.   Remember the Titans (2000)

225.   Scrooged (1988)

226.   Forget Paris (1995)

227.   The Legend of Zorro (2005)

228.   Rocky II (1979)

229.   The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

230.   X2: X-Men United (2003)

231.   Surrogates (2009)

232.   Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

233.   Shenandoah (1965)

234.   The Artist (2011)

235.   The River Wild (1994)

236.   Wuthering Heights (1970)

237.   Unbreakable (2000)

238.   The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

239.   Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

240.   Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

241.   Sister Act (1992)

242.   The Abyss (1989)

243.   The Girl Who Leapt through Time (2006)

244.   Sheffey (1977)

245.   X-Men (2000)

246.   Lady and the Tramp (1955)

247.   Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

248.   X-Men: First Class (2011)

249.   Places in the Heart (1984)

250.   Citizen Kane (1941)

251.   Brave (2012)

252.   Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

253.   Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986)

254.   Gettysburg (1993)

255.   Silverado (1985)

256.   Treasure Planet (2002)

257.   Trading Places (1983)

258.   The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

259.   Spy Kids (2001)

260.   Galaxy Quest (1999)

261.   Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)

262.   Won’t Back Down (2012)

263.   Baby Boom (1987)

264.   Amazing Grace (2006)

265.   Cloak and Dagger (1984)

266.   The Hunt for Red October (1990)

267.   Hercules (1997)

268.   Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

269.   The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

270.   Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

271.   The Rocketeer (1991)

272.   U. S. Marshals (1998)

273.   Bambi (1942)

274.   Hugo (2011)

275.   The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

276.   Dave (1993)

277.   The Jungle Book (1967)

278.   Innerspace (1987)

279.   The Muppets (2011)

280.   A Bug’s Life (1998)

281.   We Are Marshall (2006)

282.   Fireproof (2008)

283.   Puss in Boots (2011)

284.   Raising Arizona (1987)

285.   Stuart Little 2 (2002)

286.   “Crocodile” Dundee (1986)

287.   Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

288.   Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

289.   Kung Fu Panda (2008)

290.   The Quick and the Dead (1987)

291.   The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

292.   The Impossible (2012)

293.   Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

294.   Apollo 13 (1995)

295.   The Iron Giant (1999)

296.   The Day after Tomorrow (2004)

297.   Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

298.   I Am Legend (2007) / World War Z (2013)

299.   The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)

300.   The Godfather (1972)

301.   Independence Day (1996)

302.   A Walk to Remember (2002)

303.   Stuart Little (1999)

304.   The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

305.   The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

306.   King Kong (2005)

307.   The Horse Whisperer (1998)

308.   The African Queen (1951)

309.   Moonstruck (1987)

310.   The Karate Kid (1984)

311.   The Sword in the Stone (1963)

312.   Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

313.   War of the Worlds (2005)

314.   The Secret of Kells (2009)

315.   American Graffiti (1973)

316.   Chicken Run (2000)

317.   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

318.   Planet of the Apes (1968)

319.   Sneakers (1992)

320.   The Killing Fields (1984)

321.   Hitchcock (2012)

322.   Ice Age (2002) and Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

323.   The Road to El Dorado (2000)

324.   The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

325.   Doctor Dolittle (1967)

326.   Rise of the Guardians (2012)

327.   Cats Don’t Dance (1997)

328.   No Way Out (1987)

329.   The Pagemaster (1994)

330.   A Goofy Movie (1995)

331.   WarGames (1983)

332.   Balto (1995)

333.   Good Will Hunting (1997)

334.   An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)

335.   Nine to Five (1980)

336.   The Perfect Storm (2000)

337.   Psycho (1960)

338.   Summer Wars (2009)

339.   Gaslight (1944)

340.   Flightplan (2005)

341.   Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

342.   The Incredible Hulk (2008)

343.   Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

344.   Working Girl (1988)

345.   Entrapment (1999)

346.   City of Ember (2008)

347.   Despicable Me (2010)

348.   Prometheus (2012)

349.   Dinosaur (2000)

350.   12 Angry Men (1957)

351.   Witness (1985)

352.   Meet the Robinsons (2007)

353.   Inkheart (2008)

354.   The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)

355.   Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

356.   One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

357.   Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

358.   Panic Room (2002)

359.   Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

360.   Eragon (2006)

361.   Megamind (2010)

362.   Willow (1988)

363.   Millennium Actress (2001)

364.   The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

365.   Thor (2011)

P.S.  Sorry for the wait; I found out that 365 links can be very time-consuming.

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