The meme is simple. List down your favorite movie for each year you are alive.

2016 Captain Fantastic(dir Matt Ross)
2015 Carol (dir Todd Haynes)
2014 Nightcrawler (dir Dan Gilroy)
2013 Her (dir Spike Jonze)
2012 Magic Mike (dir Steven Soderbergh)
2011 Beginners(dir Mike Mills)
2010 The Social Network (dir David Fincher)

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2009 Up in the Air (dir Jason Reitman)
2008 Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona (dir Woody Allen)
2007 Ratatouille (dir Brad Bird)
2006 Pan’s Labyrinth (dir Guillermo del Toro)
2005 The Matador (dir Richard Shepard)
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (dir Michel Gondry)
2003 Kill Bill: Volume 1(dir Quentin Tarantino)
2002 Talk to Her (dir Pedro Almodovar)
2001 Moulin Rouge(dir Baz Luhrmann)

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2000 In the Mood for Love (dir Wong Kar-wai)
1999 All About My Mother (dir Pedro Almodovar)
1998 Gods and Monsters (dir Bill Condon)
1997 Gattaca (dir Andrew Niccol)
1996 Jerry Maguire (dir Cameron Crowe)
1995 The Bridges of Madison County (dir Clint Eastwood)
1994 Chungking Express(dir Wong Kar-wai)
1993 The Wedding Banquet(dir Ang Lee)
1992 Batman Returns (dir Tim Burton)
1991 Beauty and the Beast (dir Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise)

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1990 Postcards from the Edge (dir Mike Nichols)
1989 When Harry Met Sally (dir Rob Reiner)
1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (dir Pedro Almodovar)
1987 Law of Desire(dir Pedro Almodovar)
1986 Hannah and her Sisters(dir Woody Allen)
1985 My Beautiful Launderette(dir Stephen Frears)
1984 The Neverending Story (dir Wolfgang Petersen)

Afterthought: Picking only one movie per year was torture (e.g. 2001) but I managed to avoid declaring ties. I love Pedro Almodovar but I did not foresee that he would appear four times in the list. Woody Allen (2) and Wong Kar-wai (2) are the only other directors with repeat mentions. Important to also note that two animated films (Ratatouille, Beauty and the Beast) made the list.

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