My Movie Theater History

As an avid moviegoer, I've got a pretty damn good memory of the movies I've seen in theaters throughout my life, if I do say so myself. While there may or may not be some gaps in this list (and there probably are), I'll hopefully keep them few and far between. So here's the list of every movie I've ever seen in theaters throughout my life, along with notes sprinkled throughout for comedic and/or personal historical effect:

1998

* Barney's Great Adventure (don't hate, I was four and didn't know any better!)
* Dr. Doolittle
* Mulan (to which I fell asleep at the drive-in)
* A Bug's Life

1999

* Mighty Joe Young
* Tarzan
* Toy Story 2
Stuart Little

2000

* Dinosaur (damn, this one was so good...)

2001

* Atlantis: The Lost Empire (a major, major game-changer in my life, still an all-time fave)
* Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (OH. YEAH.)

2002

* Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

2003

* Finding Nemo (still a classic after all these years)

2004

* Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
* Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (why was there never a sequel? WHY?)

2005

* Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (my first PG-13 movie at age 11. Shame.)
* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the movie that kick-started my Tim Burton obsession)
* Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (weeping for Cedric)

2006

* Monster House

2007

* Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (weeping for Sirius)

2008

* Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (seriously, DON'T HATE. This movie is tons better than the world gives it credit for.)

2009

* Angels & Demons (my first movie at a theater other than the crappy old Cinedomes they used to have in my hometown. My first multiplex experience.)
* Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (weeping for Dumbledore)
* A Christmas Carol (my first 3D movie)

2010

Avatar (technically came out in '09, but I saw it in January 2010. In 3D. So awesome.) :D
* How To Train Your Dragon (the start of my rediscovery of animation)
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (weeping for Dobby)

2011

* Battle: Los Angeles
* Kung Fu Panda 2 (first drive-in movie in 13 years)
* Super 8 (also first drive-in movie in 13 years)
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (the last movie I saw before turning 18, so it was the end of my childhood in more ways than one.)
* Contagion
* The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (first R-rated movie)

2012

* The Hunger Games (thanks to this movie, Arcade Fire's a fave band of mine.)
* Men In Black 3
* The Avengers
* The Dark Knight Rises (first birthday movie trip for me)
* ParaNorman
* The Amazing Spider-Man (I was fashionably late to this party, but I loved the movie to death anyway)
* Jack Reacher (beloved by me and my dad both)

2013

* The Croods (mostly loved this one for Emma Stone...and Ryan Reynolds pre-Deadpool, of course)
* Oz The Great And Powerful
* Monsters University
* Iron Man 3
* Pacific Rim (another great birthday movie!)
* Catching Fire (best Hunger Games movie of all)

2014

* The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (my first movie trip with a friend - kinda sad, I know, but I had so few friends before this point. Also, still my favorite movie ever.) :D
* Edge of Tomorrow
* Godzilla
* Transformers: Age of Extinction
* Guardians of the Galaxy (You're welcome.)
* The Book of Life
* Big Hero 6 (beautiful. Just beautiful.)
* Mockingjay, Part 1

2015

* Chappie
* Avengers: Age of Ultron
* Tomorrowland (first movie I saw twice in theaters)
* Jurassic World
* Ant-Man
* Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (right on my birthday weekend it came out!)
* Fantastic Four (yeah...mistake.)
* The Scorch Trials (far better than the book!)
* Crimson Peak (*chills*)
* Goosebumps (*thrills, nostalgia, Halloween*)
* Mockingjay, Part 2
* Star Wars: The Force Awakens (second movie I saw twice in theaters)

2016

* The Boy
* Deadpool (OH. YEAH.)
* 10 Cloverfield Lane
* Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
* Captain America: Civil War (saw it twice too!)
* Central Intelligence
* Finding Dory
* Independence Day: Resurgence ("They like to get the landmarks!")
* Lights Out
* Suicide Squad
* Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (#StayPeculiar)
* Doctor Strange
* Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
* Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2017

* A Monster Calls
* Kong: Skull Island
* Logan (NOT! OKAY!)
* Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Obviously.)
* Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
* Wonder Woman (the DCEU finally gets a movie right!)
* The Mummy
* Spider-Man: Homecoming (training wheels...off.)
* The Dark Tower
* Dunkirk
* IT: Chapter One
* Blade Runner 2049
* Thor: Ragnarok
* Justice League
* Coco

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