Wednesday, September 25, 2013

First Favorite Films of Each Year: Part 2

Still one of my favorites.

Most of these original favorites I saw before the age of 10, so there are a lot of Disney titles. This post covers the 1960's through the 1980's. I'll have Part 3 up next week, probably.

* = indicates a film that remains my favorite of that year

1960: Swiss Family Robinson

1961: 101 Dalmatians

1962: In Search of the Castaways

1963: Son of Flubber

1964: Mary Poppins

1965: The Sound of Music

1966: Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.

1967: The Reluctant Astronaut

1968: The Love Bug

1969: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

1970: The Aristocats

1971: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

1972: The Godfather*

1973: Robin Hood

1974: The Island at the Top of the World

1975: The Apple Dumpling Gang

1976: No Deposit, No Return

1977: Star Wars

1978: Grease

1979: The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again

1980: The Empire Strikes Back

1981: The Fox and the Hound

1982: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

1983: Return of the Jedi

1984: The NeverEnding Story

1985: Back to the Future

1986: The Great Mouse Detective

1987: The Brave Little Toaster

1988: The Land Before Time

1989: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Check out all of my current favorites on the Top 10 lists page.


  1. I love that this list really shows what movies you were watching at the time ;-)

  2. I hope the horse's head from scene in The Godfather didn't give you nightmares, when you were a kid :)
    A few of my childhood favorites on that list. Robin Hood I watched again a couple years ago, and it didn't do it for me. 3 of those (ET, Back to the Future, and NeverEnding Story) are still in my top 200, though.

    1. Haha. I saw The Godfather when I was 13 or 14, so I was fine at that point. The Terminator was a different story. ;)

      I love that those 3 films are still in your top 200. I actually own about half of these on DVD and even more counting VHS tapes.

  3. Love the diversity here. Hell, I haven't even heard of The Apple Dumpling Gang. Worth checking out?

    1. Thanks. I haven't seen The Apple Dumpling Gang in years. Hmm... It's a Disney family film about a group of kids who find gold and get mixed up with two inept outlaws. If you're curious, I'd recommend it. Otherwise, I'm not sure it would be worth your time. :/

  4. Nice picks Josh. Love that you put down Sound of Music for 1965. I can't believe I still haven't seen Mary Poppins, better get on that!

    1. Thanks Ruth. Yes, Mary Poppins is a must! :)