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1983

We kicked off 2021, and our Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… series with a journey back to 1983.

The Official WFL! 1983 Playlist:

  1. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

  2. Trading Places

  3. The King of Comedy

  4. National Lampoon’s Vacation

  5. Risky Business

  6. The Big Chill

  7. Fraggle Rock

  8. Yentl

  9. Blue Thunder

  10. WarGames

  11. Krull

  12. Terms of Endearment

  13. Webster

  14. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

  15. Dungeons & Dragons

  16. Valley Girl

  17. The Dead Zone

  18. Twilight Zone: The Movie

  19. Rumble Fish

  20. Strange Brew

  21. The Right Stuff

  22. Eddie and the Cruisers

  23. M*A*S*H

  24. Never Say Never Again

  25. The Outsiders

  26. Flashdance

  27. Return of the Jedi

  28. Jaws 3D

1992

This week, the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… machine took us to 1992, the year Michael and I entered our senior year of high school and movies really started to matter. 

The official WFL! 1992 playlist:

  1. Alice in Chains – Would? (music video – from the Singles soundtrack)

  2. White Men Can’t Jump

  3. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

  4. My Cousin Vinny

  5. Basic Instinct

  6. Aladdin

  7. Cool World

  8. A League of Their Own

  9. Malcolm X

  10. Seinfeld – The Contest

  11. Bram Stoker’s Dracula

  12. Candyman

  13. Alien3

  14. Kriss Kross – Jump (music video)

  15. X-Men (TV show)

  16. Reservoir Dogs

  17. Wayne’s World

  18. Slow Movie Speed Round: Howard’s End, Unforgiven, A River Runs Through It, Glengarry Glen Ross

  19. Night on Earth

  20. Strictly Ballroom

  21. Sinead O’Connor – War (SNL performance)

  22. Sister Act

  23. The Crying Game

  24. Baraka (Niederman choice)

  25. Diggstown (audience choice)

  26. The Mighty Ducks

  27. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You (music video from The Bodyguard soundtrack)

  28. Death Becomes Her

2003

This week, the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… machine invaded 2003 with shock and awe. This was a year of violence and dislocation, but also of courage and sacrifice. 

The official WFL! 2003 playlist:

  1. The White Stripes – 7 Nation Army (music video)

  2. City of God

  3. 28 Days Later

  4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

  5. Finding Nemo

  6. Lost in Translation

  7. Kill Bill Vol. 1

  8. Elephant

  9. Old School

  10. Party Monster

  11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (final episode)

  12. Arrested Development (pilot episode)

  13. Beyoncé – Crazy in Love (music video)

  14. Christmas Classics: Elf, Love Actually, Bad Santa

  15. American Splendor

  16. Dogville

  17. Monster

  18. The School of Rock

  19. The Room

  20. Johnny Cash – Hurt (music video)

  21. Freaky Friday

  22. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (encore clip)

  23. Thirteen (audience pick)

  24. Big Fish (Niederman pick)

  25. Whale Rider

  26. Freddy vs. Jason

The Year 2000

This week, the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… machine reached its climactic destination, all the way IN THE YEAR 2000 (yeah, it never gets old). We explored movies at the dawn of the new millennium through the themes of “the end of history,” beginnings and endings, competition, and the importance of integrity and “taste” in art, music and film. 

The official WFL! IN THE YEAR 2000 playlist:

  1. U2 – Beautiful Day (music video)

  2. Bring It On

  3. Miss Congeniality

  4. Best in Show

  5. Cast Away

  6. Erin Brockovich

  7. High Fidelity

  8. Pollack

  9. Almost Famous

  10. Requiem for a Dream

  11. Survivor – first season

  12. Battle Royale

  13. American Psycho

  14. Gladiator

  15. Britney Spears – Oops!…I Did it Again (music video)

  16. SeaLeb 2021 – opening title

  17. The Emperor’s New Groove

  18. Pitch Black

  19. The Cell

  20. Memento

  21. You Can Count on Me

  22. Belly Elliot

  23. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

  24. Macy Gray – I Try (music video)

  25. A Perfect Storm (Niederman choice!)

  26. Dancer in the Dark

  27. O Brother, Where Art Thou (audience choice!)

  28. Love & Basketball

  29. Almost Famous (reprise)

  30. Cecil B. Demented

  31. Battlefield Earth

1976

This week we hopped back into the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…EXTENDED EDITION time machine and bleep blop blooped back to 1976, where we explored a post-Vietnam, post-Watergate, pre-80s-and-all-that-came-with-it cinematic landscape. It was a year of movies haunted by the past but also looking tentative optimism toward the future.

The official WFL! 1976 playlist:

  1. The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop (live)

  2. Taxi Driver

  3. All the President’s Men

  4. Freaky Friday

  5. The Bad News Bears

  6. The Man Who Fell to Earth

  7. Silver Streak

  8. Sybil

  9. A Star is Born

  10. King Kong

  11. Laverne & Shirley – intro

  12. Rocky

  13. Vicki Sue Robinson – Turn the Beat Around (live)

  14. Master of the Flying Guillotine

  15. The Monkey Hustle

  16. The Missouri Breaks

  17. The Ritz

  18. Logan’s Run

  19. The Bionic Woman (intro)

  20. Marathon Man

  21. Carrie

  22. Car Wash (Niederman pick!)

  23. Network

  24. Stevie Wonder – As (live)

1989

This week the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…EXTENDED EDITION time machine hurled right to the heart of 1989, a crucial year for Mike and Dan as they watched the Berlin Wall crumble, entered high school, and leveled up on their film nerdery. Blockbusters, indie films, music vids…suddenly everything felt much more important.

The official WFL! 1989 playlist:

  1. Do the Right Thing – opening credits

  2. Seinfeld

  3. Lean On Me

  4. Dead Poets Society

  5. The Little Mermaid

  6. All Dogs Go to Heaven

  7. Heathers

  8. Steel Magnolias

  9. When Harry Met Sally

  10. Glory

  11. The Fabulous Baker Boys

  12. Drugstore Cowboy

  13. Sex, Lies and Videotape

  14. Prince – Batdance (music video)

  15. The Simpsons

  16. Batman

  17. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

  18. The Abyss

  19. Earth Girls Are Easy

  20. Driving Miss Daisy

  21. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

  22. Do the Right Thing

  23. The War of the Roses (audience choice)

  24. Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation

  25. Say Anything…

  26. Vampire’s Kiss

1997

This week Mike and Dan docked the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… machine at its final port (for now) in 1997. We felt all the feels as we celebrated the exuberance of the year’s biggest blockbusters, but also took a detour into how queerness was being represented and explored in peak 90s cinema.

Here’s the complete playlist from WFL! 1997:

  1. Blur – Song 2 (music video)

  2. Titanic

  3. The Fifth Element

  4. Men in Black

  5. Princess Mononoke

  6. Star Wars – Special Edition

  7. The Game

  8. Jackie Brown

  9. Selena

  10. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

  11. Good Will Hunting

  12. Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

  13. The Ice Storm

  14. Eve’s Bayou

  15. Titanic (reprise)

  16. Daft Punk – Around the World (music video)

  17. Lost Highway

  18. 4 Little Girls

  19. Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

  20. In & Out

  21. As Good As it Gets

  22. Chasing Amy

  23. Waiting for Guffman

  24. Boogie Nights

  25. Spice Girls – Wannabe (music video)

  26. Love and Death on Long Island

  27. Love! Valor! Compassion!

  28. Copland (audience pick)

  29. Titanic (finale)

  30. Contact

  31. Starship Troopers

  32. Anaconda