Is this year the greatest year in moive history? I've thought about this and in my mind I think it is. Never befor have we had such an amazing list of moives in one year. Here is just a handful of what I came up with.

Resident Evil
E.T. Special Edition
Blade 2
The Scorpion King
Lilo and Stich
Mr. Deeds
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
Sum of all Fears
The Borne Identity
Minority Report
Men In Black 2
Austin Powers 3
K 19
Stewart Little 2
Spy Kids 2
The Road to Perdition
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
Jomes Bond : Die Another Day
Star Trek: Nemisis
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

In recent past there has never been a year with 4 major Blockbusters that have done and will do very well at the box office (Spiderman, AOTC, Harry Potter, LOTR)

This year is also filled with the best actors of the day, playing roles they aren't familar with and some that are.

Harrison Ford (K 19)
Tom Cruze (Minority Report, Autin Powers 3)
Mel Gibson (Sighns)
Tom Hanks (Road to P)

The two greatest Directors of our time have movies this year

George Lucas (AOTC)
Steven Spileburg (Minorty Report & ET S.E.)

Plus some real good up and comers
Peter Jackson (LOTR: TTT)
Chris Columbus (HP: TCOS)
M. Night Shalama (Sighns)
I'm sure there are more, but these are directors that have already had smash hits.

We also get movies with some of the most popular Stars in Hollywood
Along with Ford, Hanks, Cruz, and Gibson we get

Will Smith (MIB 2)
Sam Jackson (AOTC, XXX, Changing Lanes)
Ben Aflack (Sum of all Fears, Changing Lanes)
Matt Damon (Borne ID)
Adam Sandler (Mr. Deeds)
Mike Myers (AP 3)
Wesly Snipes (Blade 2, Undisputed)
Morgan Freeman (Sum)
Tommy Lee Jones (MIB 2)
Clint Eastwood (Bloodwork)
Leim Neeson (K 19)
Pierce Browsnon (James Bond)
Patrick Steawart (ST 10)
Mila Jovavitch (Resident Evil)
The Rock (Scopion King)
Juaken Pheonix (Signs)
Vin Desil (XXX)
Ving Rames (Undisputed)
Paul Newman (The Road to P)
Kirstin Dunst (Spiderman)

This is by no means an all inclusive list, but I think it clearly backs up my claim. We may very well be living in the greatest movie year ever. Perhaps there isn't som Earth shattering movie like Gone with the Wind, Jaws, or Star Wars ANH. However those years didn't offer much else. This year we have all the blockbusters to compete with any other year not to mention a long list of other really great movies. Clearly many have been left off, but I think I highlighted the vast majority of them.

So, what do you guys think? Any great movies I left off? Any bad movies I put on (I know The Scorpion Kings wasn't good, but it did kick off the Summer Blockbuster streak so I thought I had to add it ).

Of course next years movies are already lineing up well
Matrix 2 and 3
The Hulk
LOTR: Return of the King

So who knows what will happen?