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Elissa's 2021 Movies seen in 2021

7 films

This list starts practically in December. I haven't watched that many movies this year, much less 2021 movies.

  • Palm Springs
  • Belushi
  • David Byrne's American Utopia
  • Some Kind of Connection
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Elissa's 2020 Movies Seen in 2020

12 films

What a strange, intense year. Change needs to happen, and it will.

  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Arrival
  • Moonlight
  • Captain Fantastic
  • Don't Think Twice

Elissa's 2016 Movies Seen in 2016

38 films

New movies that I saw in a theater in 2016. My teenagers sometimes convince me to see movies that aren't…

  • Room
  • Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
  • Tale of Tales
  • Rams
  • Men & Chicken

Elissa's 2015 Philadelphia Film Festival List

8 films

8 movies that I saw with my 17 y.o. son at the Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF24). Room is on my…

  • The Graduate
  • About Last Night...
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Matrix
  • Avatar

My top 12 movies

12 films

This is subject to change, but it doesn't happen often. They're not necessarily in this order, but this is how…

  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Beginners
  • The Descendants
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Short Term 12

Elissa's Top Movies of the 2010's (these are all in my Top 100 of All Time)

29 films

I keep a list of my Top 100 movies of all time, and now that the 2010's are ending, I…

  • Sorry We Missed You
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Ad Astra
  • The Beach Bum
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Room
  • Grandma
  • Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

Elissa's 2015 Movies Seen in 2015

38 films

New movies that I saw in a theater (or on Netflix the same year it came out!) in 2015.

  • Lady and the Tramp

Elissa's Top Movies of the 1950's

1 film

Also a short list. Remembered fondly from my childhood, and also memorably watched with my younger son when he was…

  • About Last Night...
  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape
  • She's Gotta Have It
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • Bull Durham

Elissa's Top Movies of the 1980's

18 films

My high school/college/grad school years. I graduated from high school a year early, and went to college in the fall…

  • A Ghost Story
  • The Big Sick
  • Lady Bird
  • Dunkirk
  • Step

Elissa’s 2017 Movies Seen in 2017

25 films

The year starts out, for me, on March 18th, with Logan. 4 movies in, it looks like I'm a big…

  • The Matrix
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Good Will Hunting
  • GoodFellas

Elissa's Top Movies of the 1990's

16 films

I lived in NYC in the 90's, for 8 years, and went to lots of movies. A few of these…