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Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).


    Filmometer Best Films of the Year (1996-2019)

    Search returned all Filmometer.com best films of the year out of 1603 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsAdaptation. (2002) 10  ComedyMind-blowingDocumentary/TrueI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    A screenwriter writes himself into the screenplay he's trying to adapt from a nonfiction book.
  2. Movie DetailsBeasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 10  FantasyFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Her father's ill, ice caps are melting and aurochs are invading six-year-old Hushpuppy's bayou. Love.
  3. Movie DetailsBeing John Malkovich (1999) 10  ComedyFantasyMind-blowingFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Spike Jonze directs puppeteer John Cusack who discovers a portal into John Malkovich's mind.
  4. Movie DetailsBoyhood (2014) 10  Filmometer Best Film of the Year
    Richard Linklater's endearing, masterful 12-year epic of the life of a young man. Amazing achievement.
  5. Movie DetailsEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 10  AnimationMind-blowingSci-FiI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories.
  6. Movie DetailsFargo (1996) 10  Filmometer Best Film of the Year
    Stubborn, pregnant police officer Frances McDormand investigates a bungled crime. A Coen Brothers masterpiece.
  7. Movie DetailsGravity (2013) 10  Sci-FiI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Breathtaking masterpiece inspires profound reflection on Earth and humanity. Among the greatest films ever made.
  8. Movie DetailsInception (2010) 10  Mind-blowingSci-FiFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Brilliant concept and direction by Christopher Nolan. A dream within a dream within a dream.
  9. Movie DetailsLost Highway (1997) 10  HorrorMind-blowingWith Sex/NudityI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    David Lynch's brilliant cinematic Möbius strip of paranoia, adultery, murder, and Freudian psychology.
  10. Movie DetailsLost in Translation (2003) 10  ComedyWith Sex/NudityI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Unhappily married movie star Bill Murray meets neglected newlywed Scarlett Johansson in Tokyo.
  11. Movie DetailsMidnight in Paris (2011) 10  ComedyFantasyMind-blowingFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    A surreal, inspired masterpiece by Woody Allen about the importance of living in the present.
  12. Movie DetailsMoon (2009) 10  Mind-blowingSci-FiFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    One man and a computer run a lunar base that supplies Earth with energy. Meditative.
  13. Movie DetailsMoonlight (2016) 10  Filmometer Best Film of the YearAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A masterpiece. Tenderly chronicles a young black man's rough and anxious life in 1980s Miami.
  14. Movie DetailsPersepolis (2007) 10  AnimationComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/TrueFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Autobiographical, cinematic graphic novel of a young outspoken girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
  15. Movie DetailsPi (1998) 10  ConspiracyMind-blowingSci-FiI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    A paranoid mathematician searches for a number to unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
  16. Movie DetailsScanner Darkly, A (2006) 10  AnimationConspiracyMind-blowingSci-FiFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Richard Linklater, Philip K. Dick, Keanu Reeves, Radiohead and interpolated rotoscoping animation. Brilliant.
  17. Movie DetailsSin City (2005) 10  With Sex/NudityComic Book/SuperheroFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez create a brilliant piece of ultra-violent, stylized noir. Visually stunning.
  18. Movie DetailsSpirited Away (2001) 10  AnimationFantasyI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Miyazaki animates an alternate nighttime universe of Japanese gods and spirits.
  19. Movie DetailsWaltz with Bashir (2008) 10  AnimationWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Stunning. Folman interviews Israeli veterans of the 1982 Lebanon invasion to reconstruct his own memories.
  20. Movie DetailsWorld of Tomorrow (2015) 10  AnimationComedyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-FiI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Brilliant Don Hertzfeldt short. A little girl experiences a mind-bending tour of her distant future.
  21. Movie DetailsYou Can Count on Me (2000) 10  I own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Drifter Mark Ruffalo reunites with sister Laura Linney in their childhood hometown.


  22. Statistical ratings distribution of these 21 films (1.3% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 21 films: 10.

    10:100%

    9:0%

    8:0%

    7:0%

    6:0%

    5:0%

    CRAP:0%



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