With 2014 now here, means it’s time for my Best And Worst Films of 2013 list, but seeing as this is my new blog, I thought recapping my past lists all this week could be a good way to start, and plus it means I get 4 more days to refine my top and bottom films of last year.
So, let’s get the ball rolling with my first full year of film reviewing, as even though I started in 2008, it was only in the last couple months, so 2009 was my official first full year. It was also still a time that I was finding my feet in the reviewing world, and so the amount of films doesn’t come anywhere near the years that followed.
When making these lists, I stick to a rule of only adding films that I saw at the cinema. This does mean that some great films are left off the list due to the fact I only saw them on DVD, Blu-ray, or VOD, but I felt like it was a good rule to stick to. Well, that was until 2013, but more on that with Friday’s list.
These are all the marks I gave the films from when I first saw them and wrote the reviews, and even at a glance I can see some films that I now rate higher, and some I may even rate lower, but hindsight is 20/20 as they say. So, because of that, I’m going to leave these marks and rankings just as they are, even though I may update them when I repost the actual film reviews at a later date.
Best Films – 2009 (From 31 films seen at the cinema)
1 – UP – 9.5/10
2 – Avatar – 9/10
3 – Inglourious Basterds – 8.5/10
4 – 500 Days of Summer – 8.5/10
5 – District 9 – 8/10
6 – Watchmen – 8/10
7 – Michael Jacksons This Is It – 8/10
8 – Ip Man – 8/10
9 – Gran Torino – 8/10
10 – Where The Wild Things Are – 8/10
1 – Funny People – 8/10
2 – New Moon – 8/10
3 – Red Cliff – 8/10
4 – The Soloist – 8/10
5 – Bruno – 8/10