The year is 2021, which means that I am turning the dirty 30 this year. At this point, I have seen many of my peers and people I grew up […]
The year is 2021, which means that I am turning the dirty 30 this year. At this point, I have seen many of my peers and people I grew up with piss, whine, moan and complain about getting old. I don’t have that problem. I feel great and I am just living life boss. In short, this is how I feel when people ask if I am concerned about turning the dirty 30…
As my collision course with 30 comes to a head later this year, I figure why not take this opportunity to have some fun with it. That leaves me with this, I have compiled a movie watchlist for every year that I have been on this Earth. This may not necessarily be my favorite nor the best movies in any given year. I tried to keep it with movies that aren’t as popular (possibly forgotten) that I personally love. Without further ado, let’s dive into some cinematic adventures.
1991 – Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
First off, the movie has an absolute bomb cast with Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Alan Rickman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. We are all familiar with Robin Hood so we know how the story typically goes. Here is one of my favorite one liners…
1992 – The Ladybugs
Completely inappropriate, yet hilarious. Why would you expect anything less from a Rodney Dangerfield flick? Long story short, he tried to kiss his boss’ ass and gets roped in to coaching the company sponsored girls team. He convinces his future wife’s son Matthew to dress like a girl and join the team in hopes to win a championship because the team isn’t exactly loaded with talented. They are as you would say in a rebuilding year. It adequately makes fun of everything that comes with being a soccer mom and sports parent.
1993 – The Good Son
While we are used to seeing child star Macaulay Culkin in more angelic roles. He plays one evil little fucking shit in this one. Elijah Wood plays his cousin who is visiting after his mother’s death. He quickly finds out Culkin’s character has a violent past. It’s a damn good suspenseful drama.
1994 – Interview with a Vampire
This was one of my absolute favorite movies as a kid. Another all star cast with Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Kirsten Dunst. The movie is set in present day as Brad Pitt is being interviewed by a reporter, revealing he is in fact a vampire. He shares the details of how he turned and everything he went through including his relationship with Tom Cruise’s legendary character Lestat De Lioncourt. If you are from New Orleans and have never seen this, shame on you.
1995 – Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
Thanks to my dad, I loved the 90s ass kickers with guys like Treat Williams and of course Steven Seagal. The first one I remember watching was none other than this title. He plays Casey Ryback in the second installment of this series. The train he is on with his niece gets hijacked by terrorists and they quickly find out they are in deep shit when they come across a recipe from the great Casey Ryback. Never assume. Assumption is the mother of all fuck ups.
1996 – A Time to Kill
A movie we desperately need many more to watch in 2021. This is an all-timer. In a small town of Mississippi, a 10-year-old black girl is brutally raped, beaten and left for dead when two klan members attempt to lynch her. After the two men are arrested, her father played by Samuel L. Jackson takes matters into his own hands due to belief they may walk free. Young lawyer played Matthew McConaughey takes the case to defend him. In addition to an absolute all star of a cast, this movie grips any person with a fucking soul harder than you can imagine.
1997 – Liar Liar
I am truly unsure if this movie is forgotten by most. It shouldn’t be though. This is a Jim Carrey classic. He plays a lawyer who wins cases by lying. His son wishes for one day that his dad can’t tell a lie and craziness ensues.
1998 – Half Baked
I spent many sleepovers in 5th grade watching this damn movie. After all, who doesn’t love Dave Chapelle? Please don’t ever come to this blog again if you don’t like Dave Chappelle.
1999 – Mr. Rice’s Secret
David Bowie…enough said. He plays the late neighbor of a young boy who has cancer. He leaves him a series of letters later revealing his secret, which is the Gift of Life. Instead of taking it for himself, he gives it to another kid who is dying of cancer.
2000 – The Skulls
If it’s secret and elite, it can’t be good. This movie dives into secret societies of Ivy League schools. After a not so rich student is accepted into The Skulls, he finds out one of his best friend’s who was killed was right about secret elitists all along.
2001 – Summer Catch
Freddie Prinze Jr, Matthew Lillard, Jessica Biel and a handful of others in this one. Ryan Dunne is a local pitcher who is invited to get his shot to impress in the Cape Cod Baseball League in hopes of making it to the majors. It is your typical teen rom-com flick.
2002 – Blue Crush
Honestly, the plot is similar to Summer Catch. Replace baseball player with surfer and replace dude with chick. She is trying to raise her younger sister, while becoming a pro surfer and fall in love with an NFL quarterback.
2003 – School of Rock
Remember when Jack Black was popular? This was such a great movie. He pretends to be his friend Ned getting him a substitute teacher gig. Instead of teaching them history, he teaches them rock and roll.
2004 – Eurotrip
Legitimately, one of the funniest and most quotable movies around. After graduation, Phoeona dumps Scott for some rocker played by Matt Damon. Scott along with his friends head to Europe in search of his hot pen pal in Germany. All kinds of crazy shit occurs. It is your typical raunchy teen party movie. Also Scotty Doesn’t Know…
2005 – Red Eye
I recently watched this a few months ago and it is still as good as I remember. This one stars Cillian Murphy and Rachel McAdams. Murphy plays a hitman if you will who is orchestrating a kill on a congressman at the hotel McAdams manages. He sits next to her on a plane revealing who he is and his intentions threatening the livelihood of her father should she not comply. If you love suspense, check this one out for sure.
2006 – Blood Diamond
Although this shouldn’t fly under the radar, it does. This wasn’t even the best Leonardo DiCaprio movie in 2006 thanks to The Departed. He plays a mercenary who tries to smuggle diamonds for a paycheck in Sierra Leone. Meanwhile, he meets a political prisoner who is trying to get his family back. So he struggles with helping Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) or protecting his own interest.
2007 – Disturbia
What happens when you suspect your next neighbor is a serial killer? I literally saw this thriller four times in theatres. I absolutely love it. Shia LeBouef is on house arrest so he does recon on his neighbors for fun and starts seeing some sketchy shit next door.
2008 – Never Back Down
Kid moves to new town. New town has bully. Kid learns to handle his anger in the form of MMA. Real simple story. Real simple movie. Still great.
2009 – I Love You, Man
Literally, the best bromantic comedy ever made. Paul Rudd and Jason Segel are fantastic in it. If you ever call your friends Jobin, you know exactly where it came from.
2010 – The Town
Boston. Irish. Violence. Criminal. Ben Affleck. Jeremy Renner. That’s all you need to know.
2011 – Hall Pass
Jason Sudakis and Owen Wilson get hall passes to sleep with other women for a week after their wives get tired of their bullshit. Hilarity ensues. This scene will never not crack me up.
2012 – 21 Jump Street
This one had me in stitches. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum going undercover as high school students to figure out about some new drug on the street. Yes please.
2013 – Now You See Me
Spoiler alert, this quite the mindfuck. A bunch of magicians band together for the heist of the century.
2014 – Draft Day
Vontae Mack No Matter What…RIP Chadwick Boseman
2015 – Creed
Creed was fucking awesome. I am so glad they rebooted the Rocky saga with Apollo’s son Adonis, played by Michael B. Jordan. The movie had so many cool small touches like fighter bios as they appeared in the film. Overall, just awesome production.
2016 – The Shallows
I have always been a sucker for animal killer movies. The Shallows didn’t disappoint.
2017 – Baywatch
The Rock, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario, yes please. I thought the reboot was hilarious. It was ultra cheesy, but we are talking about Dwayne Johnson. If anyone can pull off cheesy, it’s him.
2018 – Christopher Robin
The dark version of Disney. Christopher Robin grows up to be a workaholic which takes a toll on his family. He reunites with Pooh and the crew to bring him back down to Earth. The main reason I am such a mark for Disney is the idea that you should hold on to certain things that spark your imagination and childhood as long as you can. This movie is that principle to a tee.
2019 – Crawl
More animal killing horror. More awesomeness. Legitimately one of my favorite of the genre since Jaws.
2020 – Hamilton
It may be ultra popular. I didn’t watch much else in 2020. Plus any chance to plug it, let’s do it.