The June List (2004)
by Rusty W. Spell

I haven’t seen every movie or heard every album. What follows is what I consider the best album, best movie, and sometimes worst movie of what I know. That’s why some years don’t have items listed, and it’s why sometimes mediocre movies and albums sometimes win the best award (though it doesn’t happen that often). The plan is to publish this list each June, updating it as more information comes in. Enjoy.

As asterisk (*) represents a choice new or different from last year's list.
The June Lists:
2003

1937
Best Movie – Walt Disney: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

1939
Best Movie – Frank Capra: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

1940
Best Movie – Walt Disney: Fantasia

1941
Best Movie – Orson Welles: Citizen Cane

1942
Best Move – Walt Disney: Bambi

1943
Best Movie – Walt Disney: Saludos Amigos

1945
Best Movie – Walt Disney: The Three Cabelleros

1946
Best Movie – Frank Capra: It’s a Wonderful Life

1947
Best Movie – Walt Disney: Fun and Fancy Free

1948
Best Movie – Walt Disney: Melody Time

1949
Best Movie – Walt Disney: Ichabod and Mr. Toad

1950
Best Movie – Walt Disney: Cinderella

1951
Best Movie – Walt Disney: Alice in Wonderland

1953
Best Movie – Ed Wood: Glen or Glenda?

1955
Best Movie – Walt Disney: Lady and the Tramp

1956
Best Movie – Stanley Kubrick: The Killing

1957
Best Movie – Stanley Kubrick: Paths of Glory

1958
Best Movie – Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo

1959
Best Movie – Walt Disney: Sleeping Beauty

1960
Best Movie – Alfred Hitchcock: Psycho

1961
Best Movie – Robert Stevenson: The Absent-Minded Professor

1962
Best Album – Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan
Best Movie – Stanley Kubrick: Lolita

1963
Best Album – The Beatles: Please Please Me
Best Movie – Federico Fellini: 8 1/2

1964
Best Album – The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night
Best Movie – Stanley Kubrick: Dr. Strangelove—Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

1965
Best Album – The Beatles: Help!

1966
Best Album – The Beatles: Revolver
Best Movie – Richard Lester: Help!

1967
Best Album – The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground and Nico
Best Movie – Arthur Penn: Bonnie and Clyde *

1968
Best Album – The Beatles: The Beatles
Best Movie – Stanley Kubrick: 2001—A Space Odyssey

1969
Best Album – The Beatles: Abbey Road
Best Movie – Woody Allen: Take the Money and Run

1970
Best Album – Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice: Jesus Christ Superstar
Best Movie – Robert Altman: M*A*S*H

1971
Best Album – Led Zeppelin: IV (Zoso)
Best Movie – Stanley Kubrick: Clockwork Orange

1972
Best Movie – Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfather

1973
Best Album – Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy *
Best Movie – William Friedkin: The Exorcist

1974
Best Album – Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Best Movie – Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfather Part II

1975
Best Album – Rick Wakeman: The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Best Movie – Steven Spielberg: Jaws

1976
Best Album -- Andrew Lloyd Webber: Evita *
Best Movie – Sydney Lumet: Network

1977
Best Album – The Ramones: Rocket To Russia *
Best Movie – David Lynch: Eraserhead

1978
Best Album – The Ramones: Road To Ruin *
Best Movie – Errol Morris: Gates of Heaven

1979
Best Album – The B-52’s: The B-52’s
Best Movie – Woody Allen: Manhattan

1980
Best Album – Daniel Johnston: Songs of Pain
Best Movie – Irvin Kirshner: The Empire Strikes Back

1981
Best Album – Daniel Johnston: More Songs of Pain
Best Movie – Errol Morris: Vernon, Florida

1982
Best Album – Paul McCartney: Tug of War *
Best Movie – Don Bluth: The Secret of NIMH

1983
Best Album – R.E.M.: Murmur
Best Movie – Bob Clark: A Christmas Story

1984
Best Album – Prince and the Revolution: Purple Rain
Best Movie – Milos Foreman: Amadeus *

1985
Best Album – Prince and the Revolution: Around the World in a Day
Best Movie – Robert Zemeckis: Back To the Future

1986
Best Album – They Might Be Giants: They Might Be Giants
Best Movie – David Lynch: Blue Velvet

1987
Best Album – R.E.M.: Document *
Best Movie – Rob Reiner: The Princess Bride

1988
Best Album – R.E.M.: Green
Best Movie – Martin Scorsese: The Last Temptation of Christ

1989
Best Album – The Magnetic Fields: Distant Plastic Trees
Best Movie – Jim Jarmusch: Mystery Train

1990
Best Album – They Might Be Giants: Flood
Best Movie – John Patrick Shanley: Joe Versus the Volcano
Worst Movie – Dennis Dugan: Problem Child

1991
Best Album – The Magnetic Fields: The Wayward Bus
Best Movie – Oliver Stone: JFK

1992
Best Album – Rheostatics: Whale Music
Best Movie – David Lynch: Twin Peaks—Fire Walk With Me
Worst Movie – Ralph Bakshi: Cool World

1993
Best Album – The Breeders: Last Splash
Best Movie – James Ivory: The Remains of the Day
Worst Movie – Jennifer Lynch: Boxing Helena

1994
Best Album – The Magnetic Fields: The Charm of the Highway Strip
Best Movie – Peter Jackson: Heavenly Creatures
Worst Movie – Oliver Stone: Natural Born Killers

1995
Best Album – Rheostatics: Introducing Happiness
Best Movie – Jim Jarmusch: Dead Man
Worst Movie – Walt Disney: Pocahontas

1996
Best Album – Weezer: Pinkerton
Best Movie – P.T. Anderson: Hard Eight *
Worst Movie – Tim Burton: Mars Attacks!

1997
Best Album – Radiohead: OK Computer
Best Movie – P.T. Anderson: Boogie Nights
Worst Movie – Joel Schumacher: Batman and Robin

1998
Best Album – Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Best Movie – Todd Solondz: Happiness
Worst Movie – Terry Gilliam: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

1999
Best Album – The Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs
Best Movie – P.T. Anderson: Magnolia
Worst Movie – David Cronenberg: eXistenZ

2000
Best Album – Modest Mouse: The Moon and Antarctica
Best Movie – McG: Charlie’s Angels
Worst Movie – Ron Howard: Dr. Suess’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas

2001
Best Album – Weezer: Weezer *
Best Movie – Peter Jackson: The Lord of the Rings—The Fellowship of the Ring
Worst Movie – Tim Burton: Planet of the Apes

2002
Best Album – Ugly Casanova: Sharpen Your Teeth
Best Movie – P.T. Anderson: Punch-Drunk Love
Worst Movie – Jay Roach: Austin Powers in Goldmember

2003
Best Album – Belle and Sebastian: Dear Catastrophe Waitress *
Best Movie – Quentin Tarantino: Kill Bill Vol. 1 *
Worst Movie – Larry Charles: Masked and Anonymous *

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