September 8th, 2009



I'm not really a movie person. I've probably seen no more than 2 or 3 movies any year this decade. But last decade I watched more...and I'm just now realizing why: last decade was more awesome. Here are the awesome (either according to me or according to popular opinion) I've seen that came out in 1999:

10 Things I Hate About You
American Beauty
American Pie
Analyze This
Austin Powers
Being John Malkovich
Fight Club
The Matrix
The Sixth Sense
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
(and fine, I guess I'll put Star Wars: The Phantom Menace on here too)

Really, does any other year measure up to that? I'm happy to only watch 1999 movies for the rest of my life. In fact, I should really see 10 Things again sometime soon.

(For the record, I think I buy the theory that all the good writing and producing is going into TV rather than movies lately. I'd much rather watch The Wire (or The Sopranos or BSG or or or...) than most movies I've missed from the past 5 years.)