For movie fans, one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever have to make is somehow choosing a favorite movie of all time. Slightly easier is picking a favorite movie of the year, and if you wrote down your favorite movie each year for the past 25 years, we’re curious to see how closely it matches this list from IMDB.

To celebrate the site’s 25th anniversary, they shared the top-ranked movie of each of the last 25 years (via Vanity Fair) — and while the list definitely feels more like a popular vote versus a critical look at that year’s best piece of filmmaking, there are still a lotta great movies on there.

Check out the list below, with kudos going to Leonardo DiCaprio and Morgan Freeman, who each have four movies represented. And also the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which was the only trilogy to find all three installments top this list on their respective years (sorry Dark Knight Rises…).

IMDB Top User-Rated Movies By Year
2014: Interstellar
2013: The Wolf of Wall Street
2012: Django Unchained
2011: Intouchables
2010: Inception
2009: Inglourious Basterds
2008: The Dark Knight
2007: Into the Wild
2006: The Departed
2005: Batman Begins
2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2000: Memento
1999: Fight Club
1998: Saving Private Ryan
1997: Life Is Beautiful
1996: Fargo
1995: Se7en
1994: The Shawshank Redemption
1993: Schindler’s List
1992: Reservoir Dogs
1991: The Silence of the Lambs
1990: Goodfellas

It’s also interesting to see a shift in popular directors, from Steven Spielberg early on (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan) to Christopher Nolan (Memento, the Batman movies) and Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained). The constant? Good ‘ol Marty Scorsese, who seems just as popular in recent years (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Departed) as he was back in 1990 (Goodfellas).

Were any of these movies your favorites of the year? 

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