When I started watching films in 1992, only the cinemaplexes printed the film title on the tickets. These tickets were the basis for my film database when I started. As the more artistic films tend not to screen at these establishments, the pre-2002 years may not be entirely accurate.
For the purpose of this post, I originally intended to keep it as simple and succinct as possible by only including my favourite film of the year. This was OK for say, 1997, where
I think this kind of list is interesting, at least to me, as it is indicative of evolving taste. My favourite films of the last five years have tended more towards dark and gritty social realism, whereas the previous five years favourites – while still including some dark stories – were clearly lighter and more mainstream. Feel free to post your own list.
The years correspond to when I viewed a film, typically the year of Australian release.