I decided to re-examine the count of films I have seen in theaters. I’ve never actually compared each total on a year by year bases. I wanted to know, per year, how many movies I’ve seen. Here are the results so far:
|Decade One||Decade Two||Decade Three||Decade Four|
As you can see from above, its all over the place, with the heaviest years being 1997 & 1998 (tied at 29), and 2004 (27).
From examining the past, I’ve noticed a pattern. The last 2 -3 years of a decade tend to be the best for movies. Some of the best films of the 60’s were in ’67 -’69. The 70’s, the best decade for film since the 30’s) was defined by films releasing in the latter part of the decade (Star Wars ’77 being the harbinger). The late 80’s were incredible for films, ending with Batman! The 90’s, especially 1999 was one of the best periods for movies, and also my heaviest movie watching period (79 films 1997-99). The late aughts were also strong with some incredible releases, though the recession halted my viewing habits a bit.
Thanks to Moviepass, 2017 will be the most prolific of my film going life. 2018 has the potential to be the greatest, with a potentially strong 2019 right behind it. We are in uncharted territory here folks! If moviepass stays afloat I have the potential to see a minimum of 1 movie a week, likely far more. There are usually 2 decent releases a week. If I see both, that gets me to 104 films a year! If I sneak in a few indie flicks and classic re-releases that number could easily hit 110. Buckle up kids, its gonna be nuts!