Movies

What I’ve watched when I’m not reading.

A friend from college got me in the habit of saving my movie ticket stubs, and I have a glass mug stuffed with them, going back to the very early ’90s. I had never kept a running yearly tally before, until I was encouraged in 2007 by my pal Brent, who keeps his own tally of those sort of things.

  • Multiple viewings of a film are not counted in the total.

2018

Theater:

  • Ferdinand
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (3rd time viewing overall, but it’s a new year)
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Black Panther x2
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Avengers: Infinity War x2
  • Deadpool 2
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Incredibles 2
  • Hotel Transylvania 3
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet (aka Wreck-It Ralph 2)
  • Instant Family

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Non-Theater:

  • The Dark Knight x2
  • Joe vs The Volcano
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • The Social Network (2010)
  • Boiler Room (2000)
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Bad Boys II (2003)
  • You’ve Got Mail (1998)
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard
  • Marc Maron: Too Real (2017)
  • Alien: The Director’s Cut
  • Aliens: 1990 Special Edition
  • Noah (2014)
  • The Princess Bride
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Wreck-It Ralph

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2017

Theater:

  • Boss Baby (x2)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Logan
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (x2)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
  • Cars 3
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Wonder Woman
  • Spider-Man Homecoming
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • Dunkirk
  • Lost Boys (special double-feature at Coyote Drive-In)
  • The Outsiders (special double-feature at Coyote Drive-In)
  • American Assassin
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Justice League
  • Coco
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (x2)
  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie
  • Wonder

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Non-Theater:

  • Jack Reacher
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (x2)
  • Road to Perdition
  • Force 10 from Navarone
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • The Professional (aka Leon)
  • Get Better: A Film About Frank Turner
  • John Wick
  • John Wick Chapter 2
  • Robin Hood (Disney) – first time our boys watched this one
  • The Accountant (2016)
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Moneyball
  • Bright
  • Dredd

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2016

Theater:

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (1st time for my younger boys) (x2)
  • 13 Hours
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Everybody Wants Some
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • The Angry Birds Movie
  • Finding Dory
  • The Secret Life of Pets (x2)
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Jason Bourne
  • Storks
  • Moana
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (x3)
  • Sing

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Non-Theater:

  • Starship Troopers (1997)
  • Proof of Life (2000)
  • Tropic Thunder
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Taken (Extended Cut)
  • High Fidelity (x2)
  • Man on Fire (2004)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • New Jack City
  • Hitman (2007)
  • The Bourne Identity (2002)
  • Taken 2
  • Groundhog Day
  • Sicario (x2)
  • Clear and Present Danger
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • Zootopia
  • John Wick
  • Dracula Untold
  • Cocktail
  • No Reservations
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
  • Point Break (2015)
  • The Intern
  • Deadpool (2016)
  • The Other Woman (2014)
  • Street Kings (2008)
  • Taken 3
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
  • Killing Season (2013)
  • The Nice Guys
  • Skyfall
  • Unbreakable (2001)

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2015

Theater:

  • Unfinished Business
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Home
  • Tomorrowland
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (special screening at a new theater)
  • The Princess Bride (special screening at a new theater)
  • Inside Out
  • Terminator Genisys
  • Minions
  • Ant-Man
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • The Martian (x2)
  • Spectre
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (x3)

(15)

Non-Theater:

  • The Bourne Identity (x2)
  • Dredd
  • Starship Troopers
  • A Few Good Men
  • The Social Network
  • John Wick (x2)
  • Timecop
  • The Italian Job
  • The Departed
  • The Bourne Supremacy (x2)
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • The Expendables 3
  • Miami Vice (2006)
  • Michael Clayton
  • The Jackal (1997)
  • Jim Gaffigan: King Baby
  • Swordfish [Yeah, I’m kinda disappointed in me, too.]
  • Judge Dredd (1995)
  • The Fifth Element

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2014

Theater:

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [seen with my eldest son, so yes, counted again for the new year]
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Lone Survivor
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
  • The LEGO Movie
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Godzilla
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • How To Train Your Dragon 2
  • Maleficent
  • Lucy
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (x2)
  • Fury
  • Dumb and Dumber To
  • Interstellar
  • The Penguins of Madagascar
  • Big Hero 6
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • American Sniper

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Non-Theater:

  • True Lies
  • Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell
  • Armageddon (1998)
  • Spy Game (x2)
  • Oblivion
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • Tombstone
  • Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale
  • Dredd
  • World War Z
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Star Wars: A New Hope (introduced Boy2 to the franchise)
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • The Italian Job (2003)
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Aliens (1986)
  • The Fifth Element
  • Top Gun
  • Maverick (1994)
  • Kevin Hart: I’m a Grown Little Man
  • The Social Network

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2013

Theater:

  • Django Unchained
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [seen with my wife and eldest son, so yes, counted again for the new year]
  • A Good Day to Die Hard
  • Oblivion
  • Iron Man 3
  • Star Trek Into Darkness (x2)
  • Man of Steel (x3)
  • The Heat
  • Pacific Rim (x2)
  • Red 2
  • Turbo
  • The Wolverine
  • The World’s End
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Ender’s Game
  • Frozen

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Non-Theater:

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (extended edition)
  • Skyfall
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
  • Get Shorty
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Dredd (2012)
  • Jack Reacher (x2)
  • Casino (1995)
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011)
  • Pulp Fiction
  • V for Vendetta
  • Stripes
  • The Deer Hunter
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Heat (1995)
  • This is Spinal Tap
  • High Fidelity
  • Michael Clayton
  • The Professional (1994)
  • The Departed (2006) (x2)
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • Savages (2012)
  • Red
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • The Shawshank Redemption

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2012

Theater:

  • Contraband
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Act of Valor
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (x2)
  • Project X
  • John Carter
  • The Avengers
  • The Hunger Games
  • Prometheus
  • Brave
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Ted
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Dark Knight Rises (x2)
  • The Expendables 2
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX re-release)
  • Dredd
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Frankenweenie
  • Chasing Mavericks
  • Skyfall (x2)
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Jack Reacher

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Non-Theater:

  • The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
  • U2: From the Sky Down
  • U2: Rattle and Hum
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Bridesmaids
  • Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
  • Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theater (2011)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Fast Five
  • Killer Elite
  • Repo Men
  • Cowboys and Aliens
  • Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe (2012)
  • Ronin (1998)
  • Grosse Pointe Blank (x2)
  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight
  • God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (2012)
  • Unknown
  • Dr. No
  • Red
  • Sneakers (1992)
  • Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum of Solace
  • From Paris With Love
  • Extract (2009)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition)

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2011

Theater:

  • True Grit
  • The Dilemma
  • Hall Pass
  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Take Me Home Tonight
  • Battle: Los Angeles
  • Limitless
  • Hanna
  • Rio
  • Top Gun (25th anniversary two-shows only big-screen re-release)
  • The Hangover: Part II
  • X-Men: First Class
  • Cars 2
  • Bad Teacher
  • Horrible Bosses
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Crazy, Stupid Love
  • 30 Minutes or Less
  • The Change-Up
  • Moneyball
  • The Help
  • 50/50
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

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Non-Theater:

  • Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan (2010)
  • Predators
  • The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
  • A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
  • Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Bachelor Party (1984)
  • The Musketeer (2001)
  • 2012
  • Brooklyn’s Finest
  • Fast & Furious
  • Law Abiding Citizen
  • Get Shorty
  • Surrogates
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Young Guns
  • Stripes
  • Knight and Day
  • The Other Guys
  • The Transporter
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
  • The Social Network
  • The Mechanic (2011)
  • Young Guns II
  • The Tourist
  • Edge of Darkness
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)
  • The A-Team (2010)
  • Raising Arizona
  • Salt

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2010

Theater:

  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • Avatar (yes, I’m counting it again; new year, took the missus to see it)
  • She’s Out of My League
  • The Book of Eli
  • The Losers
  • Iron Man 2
  • MacGruber
  • Robin Hood
  • Get Him to The Greek
  • Knight and Day
  • Grown Ups
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • How To Train Your Dragon
  • Predators
  • Inception
  • Toy Story 3
  • The Expendables
  • The American
  • The Town
  • Red
  • Tron: Legacy (x2) *

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Non-Theater:

  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Lewis Black: Black on Broadway (2004)
  • Up in the Air
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • The Boondock Saints
  • The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
  • Year One
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Hitman
  • Welcome to Macintosh (2008)
  • MacHEADS (2009)
  • Jake Johannsen: I Love You
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World

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2009

Theater:

  • Taken
  • Defiance
  • I Love You, Man
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • Star Trek
  • Terminator Salvation
  • Up
  • The Hangover (x2)*
  • Bruno
  • District 9
  • Zombieland (x2)*
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats
  • The Blind Side
  • The Road
  • Avatar

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Non-Theater:

  • The International
  • Gran Torino
  • Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
  • Julie & Julia
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Star Trek

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2008

Theater:

  • The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything
  • The Bucket List
  • Juno
  • Rambo
  • Fool’s Gold
  • Semi-Pro
  • Jumper
  • Horton Hears A Who
  • Smart People
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Baby Mama
  • Iron Man
  • Speed Racer
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Wanted
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Wall-E (x2)
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • Batman: The Dark Knight (x3)
  • War Games (25th anniversary, one night-only showing)
  • Step Brothers
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (x2)
  • Space Chimps
  • Death Race
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Punisher: War Zone
  • Yes Man

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Non-Theater:

  • The Departed
  • Hot Rod
  • Bottle Rocket
  • Heart of Geauxld: The Story of the 2007 LSU Fighting Tigers
  • American Gangster
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Eastern Promises
  • 27 Dresses
  • Hellboy
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Casino Royale
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut

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2007

Theater:

  • Amazing Grace
  • 300
  • Shooter
  • Blades of Glory
  • In the Land of Women
  • Knocked Up
  • Ocean’s 13
  • Surf’s Up
  • Ratatouille
  • Live Free or Die Hard
  • Transformers
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Superbad
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • The Kingdom
  • Michael Clayton
  • Fred Claus
  • Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks

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