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Old 04-15-2002, 01:24 AM
*Your Favorite Movies of EVERY Year*

People seem to be posting hundreds of "Best of 19--" threads, I figure I'll knock 'em all out with one big one. Feel free to add yours for any or all of the years you like. Here's mine:

* All titles are listed in the year they first played in theaters (not including film festivals) in the U.S.

The Best Films of 2011
1. Take Shelter
2. The Tree of Life
3. A Separation
4. Shame
5. The Interrupters
6. The Artist
7. 13 Assassins
8. Putty Hill
9. Incendies
10. Nostalgia for The Light


The Best Films of 2010

1. Lebanon
2. Blue Valentine
3. Inside Job
4. Carlos
5. Restrepo
6. La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet
7. Exit Through The Gift Shop
8. Catfish
9. A Prophet
10. Animal Kingdom

The Best Films of 2009

1. Up in The Air
2. The White Ribbon
3. The Garden
4. Silent Light
5. Collapse
6. The Baader-Meinhof Complex
7. The Hurt Locker
8. Up
9. Sin Nombre
10. In The Loop

The Best Films of 2008

1. Gomorrah
2. Che
3. Revolutionary Road
4. Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son About His Father
5. Synechdoche, New York
6. Chop Shop
7. Battle for Haditha
8. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
9. Shotgun Stories
10. Wendy and Lucy

The Best Films of 2007

1. There Will Be Blood
2. No End In Sight
3. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
4. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
5. Black Snake Moan
6. No Country for Old Men
7. The Lives of Others
8. Once
9. Atonement
10. Sicko

The Best Films of 2006

1. Children of Men
2. Brick
3. When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
4. The Departed
5. Letters from Iwo Jima
6. United 93
7. A Scanner Darkly
8. L'Enfant
9. Little Children
10. Dave Chapelle's Block Party

The Best Films of 2005

1. No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
2. Syriana
3. The New World
4. 49 Up
5. Crash
6. Munich
7. Sin City
8. Nine Lives
9. Downfall
10. Hustle & Flow

The Best Films of 2004

1. Star Spangled to Death
2. Million Dollar Baby
3. Fahrenheit 9/11
4. Closer
5. Spartan
6. Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind
7. The Aviator
8. Kill Bill: Volume 2
9. Oldboy
10. The Motorcycle Diaries

The Best Films of 2003

1. Lost in Translation
2. Ripley’s Game
3. City of God
4. Kill Bill: Volume 1
5. The Man on The Train
6. Capturing The Friedmans
7. Lilja-4-Ever
8. 21 Grams
9. Gerry
10. Mystic River

The Best Films of 2002

1. Le Fils
2. Gangs of New York
3. Russian Ark
4. Igby Goes Down
5. Adaptation
6. Bowling for Columbine
7. The Man From Elysian Fields
8. Talk To Her
9. Moonlight Mile
10. Far From Heaven

The Best Films of 2001

1. Waking Life
2. Domestic Violence
3. Mulholland Drive
4. In The Bedroom
5. The Princess and The Warrior
6. Vanilla Sky
7. Monster’s Ball
8. The Royal Tenenbaums
9. Memento
10. Black Hawk Down

The Best Films of 2000

1. High Fidelity
2. George Washington
3. Almost Famous
4. Wonder Boys
5. Traffic
6. Yi Yi: A One and A Two
7. Requiem for A Dream
8. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
9. The Big Kahuna
10. Jesus' Son

The Best Films of 1999

1. Magnolia
2. Fight Club
3. Three Kings
4. Being John Malkovich
5. Bringing Out The Dead
6. Rosetta
7. Boys Don't Cry
8. American Beauty
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley
10. Dogma

The Best Films of 1998

1. Mother and Son
2. Rushmore
3. Dark City
4. Your Friends & Neighbors
5. The Thin Red Line
6. Men With Guns
7. He Got Game
8. Out of Sight
9. A Simple Plan
10. The Big Lebowski

The Best Films of 1997

1. Good Will Hunting
2. Jackie Brown
3. L.A. Confidential
4. Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control
5. In The Company of Men
6. Boogie Nights
7. The Ice Storm
8. Chasing Amy
9. Live Flesh
10. Insomnia

The Best Films of 1996

1. Fargo
2. The People Vs. Larry Flynt
3. Breaking The Waves
4. Secrets and Lies
5. Hamlet
6. Beautiful Girls
7. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
8. Jerry Maguire & Swingers (tie)
9. Everyone Says I Love You
10. Bound

The Best Films of 1995

1. Leaving Las Vegas
2. Dead Man Walking
3. Se7en
4. Heat
5. La Haine
6. Casino
7. Nixon
8. Toy Story
9. Braveheart
10. Strange Days

The Best Films of 1994
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Fresh
3. Hoop Dreams
4. The Blue Kite
5. Clerks
6. The Shawshank Redemption
7. Chungking Express
8. Rouge
9. Ed Wood
10. Guelwaar

The Best Films of 1993

1. Menace II Society
2. Carlito's Way
3. Schindler's List
4. Baraka
5. Fearless
6. Naked
7. The Remains of The Day
8. The Age of Innocence
9. Short Cuts
10. Dazed and Confused

The Best Films of 1992

1. Malcolm X
2. Europa
3. Unforgiven
4. Glengarry Glen Ross
5. Brother's Keeper
6. The Crying Game
7. The Player
8. Reservoir Dogs
9. Howard's End
10. Light Sleeper

The Best Films of 1991

1. JFK (Director's Cut)
2. The Double Life of Veronique
3. Boyz N The Hood
4. Raise The Red Lantern
5. City of Hope
6. Homicide
7. Europa, Europa
8. Silence of The Lambs
9. My Own Private Idaho
10. Barton Fink

The Best Films of 1990

1. GoodFellas
2. Miller's Crossing
3. American Dream
4. Monsieur Hire
5. Close-Up
6. Reversal of Fortune
7. The Grifters
8. After Dark, My Sweet
9. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
10. The Godfather Part III

The Best Films of 1989

1. Do The Right Thing
2. Drugstore Cowboy
3. sex, lies, and videotape
4. Born On The Fourth of July
5. Crimes and Misdemeanors
6. High Hopes
7. Roger & Me
8. Say Anything...
9. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
10. Henry V

The Best Films of 1988

1. The Decalogue
2. Talk Radio
3. Wings of Desire
4. Grave of The Fireflies
5. The Last Temptation of Christ
6. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
7. Salaam Bombay!
8. Rain Man
9. Mississipi Burning
10. The Thin Blue Line

The Best Films of 1987

1. Yeelen
2. House of Games
3. Matewan
4. River's Edge
5. Au Revoir, Les Enfants
6. Shy People
7. The Last Emperor
8. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
9. Barfly
10. Hope and Glory

The Best Films of 1986

1. The Sacrifice
2. Sid & Nancy
3. Platoon
4. Hannah and Her Sisters
5. Mona Lisa
6. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
7. Sherman's March
8. Vagabond
9. Stand By Me
10. Manhunter

The Best Films of 1985

1. Streetwise
2. 28 Up
3. Shoah
4. Come and See
5. After Hours
6. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
7. The Falcon and The Snowman
8. Blood Simple
9. Ran
10. The Color Purple

The Best Films of 1984

1. Paris, Texas
2. Once Upon A Time In America
3. Amadeus
4. Stop Making Sense
5. The Ballad of Narayama
6. Secret Honor
7. Love Streams
8. This is Spinal Tap
9. The Element of Crime
10. The Killing Fields

The Best Films of 1983

1. Fanny and Alexander
2. The Right Stuff
3. Koyaaniqatsi
4. El Norte
5. Scarface
6. Pauline at The Beach
7. Terms of Endearment
8. The Year of Living Dangerously
9. Testament
10. Silkwood

The Best Films of 1982

1. Diva
2. Gandhi
3. Fitzcarraldo & Burden of Dreams (tie)
4. Das Boot
5. Sophie's Choice
6. The Verdict
7. The Long Good Friday
8. Vernon, Florida
9. Diner
10. E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

The Best Films of 1981

1. Raiders of The Lost Ark
2. Pixote
3. Body Heat
4. Blow Out
5. My Dinner with Andre
6. Thief
7. Atlantic City
8. Prince of The City
9. Cutter's Way
10. Gallipoli

The Best Films of 1980

1. Raging Bull
2. Gates of Heaven
3. The Empire Strikes Back
4. The Stunt Man
5. Best Boy
6. Ordinary People
7. Kagemusha
8. The Great Santini
9. The Big Red One
10. American Gigolo

The Best Films of 1979

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Being There
3. Manhattan
4. Vengeance is Mine
5. The Muppet Movie
6. Stalker
7. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert
8. Breaking Away
9. The Onion Field
10. The China Syndrome

The Best Films of 1978

1. Days of Heaven
2. Superman
3. Blue Collar
4. Dawn of The Dead
5. The Tree of Wooden Clogs
6. An Unmarried Woman
7. The Deer Hunter
8. Autumn Sonata
9. The Whole Shootin' Match
10. The Last Waltz

The Best Films of 1977

1. Aguirre: The Wrath of God
2. Killer of Sheep
3. Annie Hall
4. Stroszek
5. Three Women
6. That Obscure Object of Desire
7. Star Wars
8. Dersu Uzala
9. The Duellists
10. The American Friend

The Best Films of 1976

1. Taxi Driver
2. Harlan County, USA
3. Network
4. Kings of The Road
5. Small Change
6. All The President's Men
7. Assault on Precinct 13
8. The Message
9. Bound for Glory
10. The Killing of A Chinese Bookie (recut version)

The Best Films of 1975

1. Barry Lyndon
2. Nashville
3. The Mirror
4. Dog Day Afternoon
5. Welfare
6. Picnic at Hanging Rock
7. The Phantom of Liberty
8. Jaws
9. Monty Python and The Holy Grail
10. Night Moves

The Best Films of 1974

1. Chinatown
2. Scenes From A Marriage
3. The Godfather II
4. Day for Night
5. The Conversation
6. Lenny
7. A Woman Under The Influence
7. Amarcord
9. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauer
10. The Mother and The Whore

The Best Films of 1973

1. Last Tango in Paris
2. Playtime
3. Mean Streets
4. The Exorcist
5. Badlands
6. The Sting
7. Serpico
8. The Friends of Eddie Coyle
9. The Day of The Jackal
10. The Last Detail

The Best Films of 1972

1. The Godfather
2. Cries and Whispers
3. The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie
4. Solaris
5. Fat City
6. Sleuth
7. Chloe in The Afternoon
8. Frenzy
9. The Candidate
10. The King of Marvin Gardens

The Best Films of 1971

1. The Last Picture Show
2. McCabe & Mrs. Miller
3. A Clockwork Orange
4. Claire's Knee
5. The French Connection
6. The Garden of Finzi-Continis
7. Minnie and Moskowitz
8. Sunday, Bloody Sunday
9. Macbeth
10. Two-Lane Blacktop

The Best Films of 1970

1. Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music
2. Five Easy Pieces
3. The Conformist
4. Le Cercle Rouge
5. Patton
6. My Night at Maud's
7. The Passion of Anna
8. Husbands
9. Little Big Man
10. Catch-22

The Best Films of 1969

1. Medium Cool
2. Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
3. Z
4. The Wild Bunch
5. If...
6. Salesman
7. Andrei Rublev
8. Army of Shadows
9. Last Summer
10. Easy Rider

The Best Films of 1968

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. High School
3. Faces
4. Once Upon A Time In The West
5. Rosemary's Baby
6. Targets
7. The Lion in Winter
8. Shame
9. The Fireman's Ball
10. The Producers

The Best Films of 1967

1. Persona
2. The Battle of Algiers
3. Bonnie & Clyde
4. The Graduate
5. Weekend
6. Le Samourai
7. La Guerre est Finie
8. In Cold Blood
9. Belle de Jour
10. Closely Watched Trains

The Best Films of 1966

1. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
2. The War Game
3. Au Hasard Balthazar
4. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
5. Blow-Up
6. Seconds
7. The Shop on Main Street
8. A Man for All Seasons
9. Cul-de-Sac
10. A Man and A Woman

The Best Films of 1965

1. Pierrot Le Fou
2. The Hill
3. Juliet of The Spirits
4. The Gospel According to St. Matthew
5. Repulsion
6. The Saragossa Manuscript
7. The Fifth Horseman is Fear
8. Alphaville
9. The Collector
10. For A Few Dollars More

The Best Films of 1964

1. Dr. Strangelove
2. A Woman in The Dunes
3. Diary of A Chambermaid
4. A Hard Day's Night
5. Fail-Safe
6. I Am Cuba
7. Night of The Iguana
9. Diamonds of The Night
9. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
10. A Band of Outsiders

The Best Films of 1963

1. The Leopard
2. Hud
3. 8 1/2
4. The Great Escape
5. High and Low
6. Shock Corridor
7. The Trial
8. America, America
9. Contempt
10. The Birds

The Best Films of 1962

1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. The Exterminating Angel
3. Jules et Jim
4. The Manchurian Candidate
5. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
6. Winter Light
7. Long Day's Journey Into Night
8. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
9. Sanjuro
10. Lolita

The Best Films of 1961

1. Last Year at Marienbad
2. The Hustler
3. Yojimbo
4. Viridiana
5. Throne of Blood
6. The Misfits
7. Cleo from 5 to 7
8. Two Women
9. Elevator to The Gallows
10. One-Eyed Jacks

The Best Films of 1960

1. The World of Apu
2. La Dolce Vita
3. Breathless
4. The Apartment
5. Shoot The Piano Player
6. L'Avventura
7. Hiroshima, Mon Amour
8. Peeping Tom
9. Psycho
10. Purple Noon

The Best Films of 1959

1. The 400 Blows
2. Aparjito
3. Rio Bravo
4. Pickpocket
5. Black Orpheus
6. Touchez Pas au Grisbi
7. Some Like It Hot
8. Shadows
9. Ivan The Terrible Part II
10. North by Northwest

The Best Films of 1958

1. Vertigo
2. Panther Panchali
3. Touch of Evil
4. The Music Room
5. The Hidden Fortress
6. Big Deal on Madonna Street
7. My Uncle
8. Cat on A Hot Tin Roof
9. The Defiant Ones
10. The Left-Handed Gun

The Best Films of 1957

1. The Bridge On The River Kwai
2. Wild Strawberries
3. The Seventh Seal
4. Paths of Glory
5. Nights of Cabiria
6. 12 Angry Men
7. Sweet Smell of Success
8. Ordet
9. A Man Escaped
10. A Face in The Crowd

The Best Films of 1956

1. The Searchers
2. Streets of Shame
3. The Killing
4. The Red Balloon (short)
5. Giant
6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
7. The Ten Commandments
8. The Man Who Knew Too Much
9. The Wrong Man
10. A Kiss Before Dying

The Best Films of 1955

1. Night of The Hunter
2. Night and Fog
3. East of Eden
4. Rififi
5. Bob Le Flambeur
6. Les Diaboliques
7. Bad Day at Black Rock
8. Rebel Without A Cause
9. Il Bidone
10. All That Heaven Allows

The Best Films of 1954

1. On The Waterfront
2. The Seven Samurai
3. Rear Window
4. Ugetsu
5. La Strada
6. Johnny Guitar
7. Senso
8. Dial M For Murder
9. The Caine Mutiny
10. Crime Wave

The Best Films of 1953

1. Tokyo Story
2. Wages of Fear
3. I, Vitelloni
4. Pickup on South Street
5. Shane
6. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
7. The Big Heat
8. The Earrings of Madame de...
9. Stalag 17
10. From Here to Eternity

The Best Films of 1952

1. Ikiru
2. Umberto D
3. Singing In The Rain
4. Los Olvidados
5. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice
6. Forbidden Games
7. High Noon
8. The Narrow Margin
9. The Bad and The Beautiful
10. The Quiet Man

The Best Films of 1951

1. Strangers on A Train
2. Early Summer
3. Diary of A Country Priest
4. A Streetcar Named Desire
5. The Browning Version
6. The African Queen
7. The River
8. A Place in The Sun
9. The Lavender Hill Mob
10. Ace In The Hole

The Best Films of 1950

1. Rashomon
2. Sunset Boulevard
3. In A Lonely Place
4. Night and The City
5. Orpheus
6. The Asphalt Jungle
7. All About Eve
8. Stromboli
9. D.O.A.
10. Harvey

The Best Films of 1949

1. The Third Man
2. Stray Dog
3. Bicycle Thieves
4. White Heat
5. Late Spring
6. Kind Hearts and Coronets
7. All The King's Men
8. The Set-Up
9. Gun Crazy
10. A Letter to Three Wives

The Best Films of 1948

1. The Treasure of The Sierra Madre
2. The Naked City
3. Quai des Orfevres
4. Red River
5. The Red Shoes
6. Rope
7. Key Largo
8. Letter from An Unknown Woman
9. They Live By Night
10. The Big Clock

The Best Films of 1947

1. Out of The Past
2. Black Narcissus
3. Odd Man Out
4. Monsieur Verdoux
5. The Lady from Shanghai
6. Gentleman's Agreement
7. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
8. Dark Passage
9. Body and Soul
10. Miracle on 34th Street

The Best Films of 1946

1. Notorious
2. The Big Sleep
3. Beauty and The Beast
4. It's A Wonderful Life
5. My Darling Clementine
6. Gilda & The Stranger (tie)
7. Paisan
8. The Best Years of Our Lives
9. Great Expectations
10. The Killers

The Best Films of 1945

1. Children of Paradise
2. The Lost Weekend
3. Brief Encounter
4. Rome, Open City
5. Detour
6. Ivan The Terrible, Part I
7. A Walk in The Sun
8. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
9. Leave Her to Heaven
10. The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Best Films of 1944

1. Double Indemnity
2. Lifeboat
3. To Have and To Have Not
4. Ministry of Fear
5. Arsenic and Old Lace
6. Laura
7. Murder, My Sweet
8. Gaslight
9. Going My Way
10. Meet Me in St. Louis

The Best Films of 1943

1. Day of Wrath
2. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
3. The Ox-Bow Incident
4. Shadow of A Doubt
5. I Walked With A Zombie...
6. Ossessione
7. Le Corbeau
8. For Whom The Bell Tolls
9. The More The Merrier
10. Sahara

The Best Films of 1942

1. The Magnificent Ambersons
2. Casablanca
3. Cat People
4. This Gun for Hire
5. The 47 Ronin Part II
6. The Pride of the Yankees
7. The Palm Beach Story
8. Mrs. Miniver
9. Yankee Doodle Dandy
10. The Glass Key

The Best Films of 1941

1. Citizen Kane
2. The Maltese Falcon
3. The Lady Eve
4. Sullivan's Travels
5. The 47 Ronin Part I
6. Sergeant York
7. High Sierra
8. The Devil and Daniel Webster
9. Suspicion
10. How Green Was My Valley

The Best Films of 1940

1. The Grapes of Wrath
2. His Girl Friday
3. Pinocchio
4. The Great Dictator
5. The Bank Dick
6. The Thief of Baghdad
7. The Philadelphia Story
8. Foreign Correspondent
9. The Shop Around The Corner
10. Fantasia

The Best Films of 1939

1. The Rules of The Game
2. The Story of Late Chrysanthemums
3. Daybreak
4. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
5. Ninotchka
6. Only Angels Have Wings
7. Stagecoach
8. Of Mice and Men
9. Goodbye, Mr. Chips
10. Gunga Din

The Best Films of 1938

1. Alexander Nevsky
2. Olympia
3. Port of Shadows
4. La Bete Humaine
5. Angels With Dirty Faces
6. The Adventures of Robin Hood
7. Bringing Up Baby
8. The Baker’s Wife
9. Jezebel
10. The Lady Vanishes

The Best Films of 1937

1. The Grand Illusion
2. Pepe Le Moko
3. The Life of Emile Zola
4. The Awful Truth
5. Dead End

The Best Films of 1936

1. Modern Times
2. The Crime of Monsieur Lange
3. Swing Time
4. A Day in The Country
5. Fury

The Best Films of 1935

1. Bride of Frankenstein
2. A Night at The Opera
3. Top Hat
4. The 39 Steps
5. Mutiny on The Bounty

The Best Films of 1934

1. L'Atalante
2. The Thin Man
3. Triumph of The Will
4. It Happened One Night
5. The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Best Films of 1933

1. Duck Soup
2. King Kong
3. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
4. 42nd Street
5. The Invisible Man

The Best Films of 1932

1. Freaks
2. I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang
3. Scarface
4. The Mummy
5. Grand Hotel

The Best Films of 1931

1. City Lights
2. M
3. Bimbo's Initiation
4. Frankenstein
5. The Public Enemy

The Best Films of 1930

1. All Quiet On The Western Front
2. Blood of A Poet
3. The Golden Age
4. The Blue Angel
5. Hallelujah!

The Best Films of 1929

1. The Man With The Movie Camera
2. An Andalusian Dog
3. Pandora's Box
4. Diary of A Lost Girl
5. Blackmail

The Best Films of 1928

1. The Passion of Joan of Arc
2. The Crowd
3. Steamboat Bill Jr.
4. The Circus
5. The Docks of New York

The Best Films of 1927

1. Sunrise
2. Napoleon
3. The General
4. Metropolis
5. October

The Best Films of 1926

1. Faust
2. The Lodger
3. The Son of The Sheik

The Best Films of 1925

1. The Gold Rush
2. Greed
3. Battleship Potemkin

The Best Films of 1924

1. Sherlock Jr.
2. Entr'acte
3. The Last Laugh

The Best Films of 1923

1. The Ten Commandments
2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
3. A Woman of Paris

The Best Films of 1922

1. Nosferatu
2. Nanook of The North
3. Dr. Mabuse

The Best Films of 1921

1. The Kid
2. Between Two Worlds
3. The Sheik

The Best Film of 1920

1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Best Film of 1919

1. South

The Best Film of 1918

1. Eyvand of The Hills

The Best Film of 1917

1. The Butcher Boy

The Best Film of 1916

1. Intolerance

The Best Film of 1915

1. The Vampires

The Best Film of 1914

1. Cabiria

The Best Film of 1913

1. Fantomas

The Best Film of 1912

1. The Musketeers of Pig Alley

The Best Film of 1911

1. Fighting Blood

The Best Film of 1910

1. Frankenstein

The Best Film of 1909

1. Locataire Diabolique

The Best Film of 1908

1. The Dog and His Various Merits

The Best Film of 1907

1. Ben Hur

The Best Film of 1906

1. San Fransisco

The Best Film of 1905

1. The Black Devil

The Best Film of 1904

1. The Impossible Voyage

The Best Film of 1903

1. The Great Train Robbery

The Best Film of 1902

1. A Trip To The Moon


Please share your lists, thoughts, opinions, comments, etc... One year or all, it's all welcome...

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Old 04-15-2002, 07:52 AM
2001 - Lord of the Rings
2000 - Almost Famous
1999 - Fight Club
1998 - A Simple Plan
1997 - L.A. Confidential
1996 - Fargo
1995 - The Usual Suspects
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1993 - Nightmare Before Christmas
1992 - Batman Returns
1991 - T2
1990 - Edward Scissorhands
1989 - Batman
1988 - Die Hard
1987 - Raising Arizona
1986 - Aliens
1985 - Back to the Future
1984 - Ghostbusters
1983 - Return of the Jedi
1982 - ...
1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
1980 - The Shining
1979 - Alien
1978 - ...
1977 - Close Encounters of the Third King
1976 - Taxi Driver
1975 - Jaws
1974 - ...
1973 - The Sting
1972 - ...
1971 - A Clockwork Orange
1970 - ...
1969 - Easy Rider/Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1968 - Planet of the Apes
1967 - Bonnie & Clyde
1966 - ...
1965 - ...
1964 - ...
1963 - The Birds
1962 - ...
1961 - ...
1960 - Psycho
1959/ - ...
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Old 04-15-2002, 11:47 AM
Man,I'm only going back to the year I was born and going up from there.

2001:
1.Memento
2.Training Day
3.Black Hawk Down
2000:
1.TIE-Traffic and Gladiator
2.Snatch
3.The Patriot
1999:
1.TIE-Fight Club and The Matrix
2.American Beauty
3.TIE-Being John Malkovich and Sleepy Hollow
1998:
1.Saving Private Ryan
2.American History X
3.TIE-Rushmore and A Simple Plan
1997:
1.TIE-Face/Off,Jackie Brown and Devil's Advocate
Hands down,two of the most underrated black films ever made:
2.Amistad
3.Rosewood
1996:
1.A Time To Kill
2.Independence Day
3.Scream
1995:
1.Braveheart
2.Se7en
3.Crimson Tide
1994:
1.Pulp Fiction
2.The Ref
3.The Client
1993:
1.Schiendler's List
2.Carlito's Way
3.TIE-School Ties and CB4:The Movie
1992:
1.Bram Stoker's Dracula
2.Glengarry Glen Ross
3.Unforgiven
1991:
1.Terminator 2:Judgment Day
2.Boys N The Hood
3.Billy Bathgate
1990:
1.Lord Of The Flies
2.Die Hard 2
3.Robocop 2
1989:
1.The Abyss
2.TIE-True Believer and Black Rain
3.TIE-Major League and Lethal Weapon 2
1988:
1.Die Hard
2.Young Guns
3.Beetlejuice
1987:
1.Lethal Weapon
2.Raising Arizona
3.Wall Street
1986:
1.Platoon
2.Big Trouble In Little China
3.Maximum Overdrive
1985:
1.
2.
3.Fright Night
1984:
1.The Terminator
2.Ghostbusters
3.Johnny Dangerously

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Old 04-15-2002, 01:06 PM
Geez Quentin - thats,.....yeah. Wowzers. I cant say that I liked alot of the movies on that list - alot of them were "every once in a while films" that werent very entertaining for he sake of entertainment. They were good however. Anyways,...yeah. That was a huge list, and,.....yeah.
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Old 04-15-2002, 06:45 PM
I'm going to print your list and turn it into a checklist, QUENTIN. Thanks!
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Old 04-15-2002, 06:53 PM
um i kinda made the same topic sort of but here are mine: since '99

2001
1. The Royal Tenenbaums
2. Mulholland Drive
3. A.I.
4. Donnie Darko
5. Moulin Rouge
6. Lord of the Rings
7. Bridget Jones's Diary
8. Monsters Inc
9. In The Bedroom
10. Memento

2000
1. Requiem For A Dream
2. Traffic
3. The Virgin Suicides
4. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
5. Billy Elliot
6. Almost Famous
7. Chocolat
8. Wonder Boys
9. You Can Count On Me
10. Charlies Angels

1999
1. Election
2. The 6th Sense
3. Magnolia
4. Fight Club
5. Toy Story 2
6. American Beauty
7. The Talented Mr. Ripley
8. Sleepy Hollow
9. The Matrix
10. Analyze This
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Old 04-15-2002, 07:02 PM
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by movieDUDE68686:
um i kinda made the same topic sort of but here are mine: since '99

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Well, not really... Your list was the one best film from each year of the 90's and 00's, mine is intended to encompass all years.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ColinM:
I'm going to print your list and turn it into a checklist, QUENTIN. Thanks! </font>
Always love to open someone up to new film experience, hope you enjoy most of what you see, good luck with the film watching...

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Old 04-15-2002, 11:59 PM
I'm only going to post the years that I have top 10's for. QUENTIN, could you possibly tell me what your runners-up for each year are?

2001
1.Waking Life
2.Amores Perros
3.Black Hawk Down
4.Monster's Ball
5.The Royal Tenenbaums
6.A Beautiful Mind
7.Mulholland Drive
8.Memento
9.Ali
10.In the Bedroom

2000
1.Yi Yi
2.Wonder Boys
3.The Virgin Suicides
4.Traffic
5.George Washington
6.Almost Famous
7.The Cell & Unbreakable (tie)
8.Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
9.You Can Count On Me
10.Finding Forrester

1999
1.Boys Don't Cry
2.Toy Story 2
3.American Beauty
4.The Blair Witch Project
5.Run Lola Run
6.The Talented Mr. Ripley
7.Bringing Out the Dead
8.Princess Mononoke
9.Three Kings
10.Fight Club

1998
1.Life is Beautiful
2.The Truman Show
2.A Simple Plan
4.The Butcher Boy
5.American History X
6.Waking Ned Devine
7.Apt Pupil
8.Shakespeare in Love
9.Dark City
10.Pi

1997
1.In the Company of Men
2.The Ice Storm
3.Good Will Hunting
4.Chasing Amy
5.L.A. Confidential
6.Insomnia
7.Wag the Dog
8.Titanic
9.Donnie Brasco
10.Jackie Brown

1996
1.Sling Blade
2.Breaking the Waves
3.Secrets & Lies
4.Bound
5.Fargo
6.Welcome to the Dollhouse
7.Bottle Rocket
8.Jerry Maguire
9.Looking For Richard
10.Courage Under Fire

1995
1.Babe
2.Crumb
3.Seven
4.Toy Story
5.Nixon
6.My Family
7.Casino
8.The Usual Suspects
9.Heat
10.Leaving Las Vegas

1994
1.The Shawshank Redemption
2.Clerks
3.Forrest Gump
4.Hoop Dreams
5.The Lion King
6.Quiz Show
7.Red Rock West
8.Ed Wood
9.Pulp Fiction
10.The Last Seduction

1993
1.The Piano
2.Carlito's Way
3.Schindler's List
4.Short Cuts
5.Menace II Society
6.Kalifornia
7.A Bronx Tale
8.Sleepless in Seattle
9.The Fugitive
10.Heaven and Earth

1992
1.Malcolm X
2.Unforgiven
3.The Player
4.Reservoir Dogs
5.The Crying Game
6.Glengarry Glen Ross
7.Aladdin
8.Mississippi Masala
9.Wayne's World
10.One False Move

1991
1.JFK
2.Boyz N the Hood
3.The Silence of the Lambs
4.Terminator 2: Judgement Day
5.The Fisher King
6.Ju Dou
7.Fried Green Tomatoes
8.Thelma & Louise
9.City Slickers
10.An Angel at My Table

1990
1.Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
2.GoodFellas
3.Monsieur Hire
4.The Godfather Part III
5.Awakenings
6.Dances With Wolves
7.Jacob's Ladder
8.The Grifters
9.The Freshman
10.Reversal of Fortune

1989
1.Roger & Me
2.Do the Right Thing
3.My Left Foot
4.Say Anything...
5.Dead Poets Society
6.Born on the Fourth of July
7.Driving Miss Daisy
8.Parenthood
9.Drugstore Cowboy
10.The Fabulous Baker Boys

1987
1.Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
2.Au Revoir, Les Enfants
3.Spaceballs
4.The Last Emperor
5.Moonstruck
6.Wall Street
7.The Untouchables
8.Full Metal Jacket
9.Lethal Weapon
10.Barfly

1985
1.The Purple Rose of Cairo
2.After Hours
3.Ran
4.Blood Simple
5.Fandango
6.Brazil
7.The Color Purple
8.Lost in America
9.Streetwise
10.The Falcon and the Snowman

1980
1.Raging Bull
2.Ordinary People
3.The Empire Strikes Back
4.Airplane
5.The Shining
6.The Elephant Man
7.The Blues Brothers
8.The Great Santini
9.American Gigolo
10.The Stunt Man

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Old 04-16-2002, 12:01 AM
2001

1. Moulin Rouge
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
3. A Beautiful Mind
4. In the Bedroom
5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
6. Shrek
7. Vanilla Sky
8. Lantana
9. The Others
10. Enemy at the Gates

2000

1. Requiem for a Dream
2. Almost Famous
3. Chicken Run
4. Traffic
5. Memento
6. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
7. Dancer in the Dark
8. Quills
9. Gladiator
10. Erin Brockovich

1999

1. American Beauty
2. Fight Club
3. Toy Story 2
4. The Matrix
5. Magnolia
6. All About My Mother
7. Sleepy Hollow
8. Election
9. Boys Don't Cry
10. Being John Malkovich

Can't think of any more right now...good lists, quentin..
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Old 04-16-2002, 10:34 AM
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Old 04-16-2002, 11:42 AM
My Top 10 Lists from 1957 to 2001 are currently under reconstruction. There are so many movies that I haven't yet seen (like IF... and the French version of BREATHLESS), and there are some (like THE BLACK STALLION) which I haven't seen since I was a kid.

1979 and 1980 are especially problematic, since I am having a hard time deciding which film(s) to place first and/or second on my list. Yes, RAGING BULL was the best film of 1980, but I liked THE SHINING better. Ditto APOCALYPSE NOW and ALIEN in 1979.

I'll have to decide whether these lists will be my favorite films or the best films of those years.

Guess I'm analyzing this way too much.
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Old 04-16-2002, 12:01 PM
For now, I'm going to go with my FAVORITE movie from every year:

2001: Memento (Christopher Nolan)
2000: Requiem For A Dream (Darren Aronofsky)
1999: American Beauty (Sam Mendes)
1998: Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg)
1997: Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)
1996: Bound (Larry and Andy Wachowski)
1995: Babe (Chris Noonan)
1994: Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
1993: Fearless (Peter Weir)
1992: Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino)
1991: The Silence Of The Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
1990: Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
1989: Born On The Fourth Of July (Oliver Stone)
1988: Pelle The Conqueror (Billie August)
1987: Au Revoir, Les Enfants (Louis Malle)
1986: Stand By Me (Rob Reiner)
1985: The Breakfast Club (John Hughes)
1984: Once Upon A Time In America (Sergio Leone)
1983: The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan)
1982: Tootsie (Sydney Pollack)
1981: Raiders Of The Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)
1980: The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
1979: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
1978: Heaven Can Wait (Warren Beatty and Buck Henry)
1977: Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
1976: Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
1975: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman)
1974: Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
1973: Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich)
1972: The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)
1971: The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich)
1970: Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson)
1969: The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)
1968: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
1967: Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn)
1966: Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols)
1965: Dr. Zhivago (David Lean)
1964: The Night Of The Iguana (John Huston)
1963: The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
1962: To Kill A Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan)
1961: The Hustler (Robert Rossen)
1960: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
1959: Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder)
1958: Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
1957: Sweet Smell Of Success (Alexander Mackendrick)
1956: Giant (George Stevens)
1955: The Night Of The Hunter (Charles Laughton)
1954: Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)
1953: Stalag 17 (Billy Wilder)
1952: High Noon (Fred Zinnemann)
1951: A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan)
1950: Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder)
1949: The Third Man (Carol Reed)
1948: Key Largo (John Huston)
1947: Out Of The Past (Jacques Tourneur)
1946: It's A Wonderful Life! (Frank Capra)
1945: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Elia Kazan)
1944: Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
1943: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz)
1942: Cat People (Jacques Tourneur)
1941: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
1940: The Grapes Of Wrath (John Ford)
1939: The Wizard Of Oz (Victor Fleming)
1938: Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks)
1937: Dead End (William Wyler)
1936: Little Lord Fauntleroy (John Cromwell)
1935: San Francisco (W.S. Van Dyke)
1934: It Happened One Night (Frank Capra)


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Old 04-16-2002, 05:37 PM

TOP TEN OF 2001
1.MEMENTO
2.THE MAJESTIC
3.JOY RIDE
4.HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE
5.PEARL HARBOR
6.A BEAUTIFUL MIND
7.OCEAN'S 11
8.A.I.
9.MONSTERS,INC

TOP TEN OF 2000
1.CROUCHING TIGER,HIDDEN DRAGON
2.CAST AWAY
3.ROAD TRIP
4.THE GRINCH
5.THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE
6.PAY IT FORWARD
7.WHAT LIES BENEATH
8.GLADIATOR
9.X-MEN
10.DUDE,WHERE'S MY CAR?

TOP TEN OF 1999
1.MAGNOLIA
2.SOUTH PARK
3.AMERICAN PIE
4.TOY STORY 2
5.AUSTIN POWERS THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME
6.THE GREEN MILE
7.MAN ON THE MOON
8.STAR WARS EPISODE 1
9.AMERICAN BEAUTY
10.DOUBLE JEPORDY

TOP TEN OF 1998
1.SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
2.THE MASK OF ZORRO
3.LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
4.THE WATERBOY
5.ARMAGEDON
6.ANTZ
7.PLEASANTVILLE
8.THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY
9.A SIMPLE PLAN
10.THE THIN RED LINE




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Old 04-16-2002, 07:50 PM

BEST OF 2011

1. A Separation
2. Hugo
3. The Tree of Life
4. Drive
5. Warrior
6. The Artist
7. Take Shelter
8. Midnight In Paris
9 Moneyball
10. Beginners


BEST OF 2010

1. Mother
2. Lebanon
3. Animal Kingdom
4. Winter's Bone
5. Inside Job
6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
7. Fish Tank
8. Exit Through the Gift Shop
9. Another Year
10. Toy Story 3


BEST OF 2009

1. The White Ribbon
2. Up in the Air
3. Collapse
4. The Hurt Locker
5. UP
6. In the Loop
7. Away We Go
8. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call--New Orleans
9. A Serious Man
10. Fantastic Mr. Fox


BEST OF 2008

1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about his Father
3. Milk
4. Revolutionary Road
5. Taxi to the Dark Side
6. Synecdoche, New York
7. Rachel Getting Married
8. Man on Wire
9. The Class
10. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days


BEST OF 2007

1. No End in Sight
2. Atonement
3. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
4. No Country for Old Men
5. There Will Be Blood
6. The Namesake
7. Ratatouille
8. The Lives of Others
9. Into the Wild
10. This Is England


BEST OF 2006

1. Children of Men
2. Perfume: Story of a Murderer
3. Deliver Us from Evil
4. The Departed
5. Brick
6. Letters from Iwo Jima
7. United 93
8. Little Miss Sunshine
9. V for Vendetta
10. The Good Shepherd


BEST OF 2005

1. Mysterious Skin
2. Millions
3. Oldboy
4. Munich
5. Sin City
6. Grizzly Man
7. Downfall
8. Thumbsucker
9. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
10. Batman Begins


BEST OF 2004

1. The Aviator
2. The Motorcycle Diaries
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. Before Sunset
5. Finding Neverland
6. Sideways
7. Kill Bill Vol. 2
8. Dogville
9. Million Dollar Baby
10. Good Bye Lenin


BEST OF 2003

1. Lost in Translation
2. My Architect
3. In America
4. Kill Bill Vol. 1
5. The Corporation
6. Man on the Train
7. The Son
8. House of Sand and Fog
9. Mystic River
10. The Triplets of Belleville


BEST OF 2002

1. Spirited Away
2. Y Tu Mama Tambien
3. Adaptation
4. Talk to Her
5. Bowling for Columbine
6. City of God
7. Gangs of New York
8. The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)
9. Far From Heaven
10. Punch-Drunk Love


BEST OF 2001

1. Monster's Ball
2. Amelie
3. Vanilla Sky
4. Mulholland Drive
5. Waking Life
6. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
7. A. I.: Artificial Intelligence
8. Wit
9. The Others
10. The Man Who Wasn't There


BEST OF 2000

1. Almost Famous
2. High Fidelity
3. American Psycho
4. George Washington
5. Traffic
6. Billy Elliot
7. Cast Away
8. Croupier
9. You Can Count On Me
10. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


BEST OF 1999

1. Being John Malkovich
2. Topsy-Turvy
3. The Straight Story
4. The War Zone
5. American Beauty
6. Eyes Wide Shut
7. Fight Club
8. Three Kings
9. Bringing Out the Dead
10. Magnolia


BEST OF 1998

1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Dark City
3. The Truman Show
4. Rushmore
5. Life is Beautiful
6. American History X
7. The Mighty
8. Gods and Monsters
9. Shakespeare in Love
10. A Simple Plan


BEST OF 1997

1. The Ice Storm
2. The Sweet Hereafter
3. LA Confidential
4. Good Will Hunting
5. Boogie Nights
6. Chasing Amy
7. As Good As It Gets
8. Gattaca
9. Contact
10. Live Flesh


BEST OF 1996

1. Fargo
2. The People vs. Larry Flynt
3. Jerry Maguire
4. Shine
5. Antonia's Line
6. Sling Blade
7. Everyone Says I Love You
8. Trainspotting
9. La Haine
10. Beautiful Girls


BEST OF 1995

1. HEAT
2. Se7en
3. Crumb
4. Dead Man Walking
5. Leaving Las Vegas
6. Braveheart
7. Nixon
8. Sense and Sensibility
9. Muriel's Wedding
10. Strange Days


BEST OF 1994

1. Immortal Beloved
2. The Shawshank Redemption
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Forrest Gump
5. Ed Wood
6. Quiz Show
7. Heavenly Creatures
8. Trois Couleurs: Rouge
9. Hoop Dreams
10. Nobody's Fool


BEST OF 1993

1. Schindler's List
2. Fearless
3. Menace II Society
4. Short Cuts
5. Naked
6. The Remains of the Day
7. The Age of Innocence
8. A Perfect World
9. Leolo
10. Carlito's Way


BEST OF 1992

1. Malcolm X
2. Husbands and Wives
3. Howard's End
4. The Player
5. Unforgiven
6. Glengarry Glen Ross
7. Delicatessen
8. Reservoir Dogs
9. The Crying Game
10. One False Move


BEST OF 1991

1. Raise the Red Lantern
2. The Silence of the Lambs
3. JFK (Director's Cut)
4. Angel at My Table, An
5. Boyz 'N the Hood
6. The Double Life of Veronique
7. My Own Private Idaho
8. Beauty and the Beast
9. T2: Judgement Day
10. The Fisher King


BEST OF 1990

1. Goodfellas
2. Reversal of Fortune
3. Santa Sangre
4. The Vanishing (Spoorloos)
5. The Killer
6. Monsieur Hire
7. Miller's Crossing
8. The Hunt for Red October
9. The Grifters
10. Metropolitan


BEST OF 1989

1. Cinema Paradiso
2. Castle in the Sky
3. sex, lies, and videotape
4. Do the Right Thing
5. Drugstore Cowboy
6. Field of Dreams
7. Parenthood
8. Crimes and Misdemeanors
9. Say Anything…
10. Roger & Me


BEST OF 1988

1. The Last Temptation of Christ
2. Grave of the Fireflies
3. Wings of Desire
4. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
5. Mississippi Burning
6. Running on Empty
7. The Thin Blue Line
8. Salaam Bombay!
9. Beetlejuice
10. Big


BEST OF 1987

1. My Life as a Dog
2. Broadcast News
3. House of Games
4. Matewan
5. Moonstruck
6. River's Edge
7. Wall Street
8. The Untouchables
9. Robocop
10. Raising Arizona


BEST OF 1986

1. Sid & Nancy
2. Platoon
3. Hannah and Her Sisters
4. Mona Lisa
5. Aliens
6. Lucas
7. Stand by Me
8. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
9. Manhunter
10. The Decline of the American Empire


BEST OF 1985

1. Ran
2. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
3. Runaway Train
4. 28 Up
5. The Official Story
6. The Color Purple
7. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
8. Back to the Future
9. The Breakfast Club
10. After Hours


BEST OF 1984

1. Paris, Texas
2. Stop Making Sense
3. Nostalghia
4. Once Upon a Time in America
5. Starman
6. The Terminator
7. The Karate Kid
8. The Neverending Story
9. Amadeus
10. The Killing Fields


BEST OF 1983

1. Fanny and Alexander
2. The Christmas Story
3. The Dresser
4. Terms of Endearment
5. Testament
6. Return of the Jedi
7. The Right Stuff
8. The Year of Living Dangerously
9. Blade Runner
10. Koyaanisqatsi


BEST OF 1982

1. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
2. Das Boot
3. Diva
4. Moonlighting
5. The Long Good Friday
6. The World According to Garp
7. Stalker
8. Fitzcarraldo
9. The Verdict
10. Sophie's Choice


BEST OF 1981

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Pixote
3. My Dinner with Andre
4. Body Heat
5. Over the Edge
6. Arthur
7. Atlantic City
8. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
9. Spetters
10. Blow Out


BEST OF 1980

1. Raging Bull
2. The Empire Strikes Back
3. Ordinary People
4. The Elephant Man
5. The Shining
6. Mon Oncle d’ Amerique
7. Gates of Heaven
8. Kagemusha
9. The Blues Brothers
10. The Stunt Man


BEST OF 1979

1. Apocalypse Now
2. The China Syndrome
3. ManHattan
4. The Tree of Wooden Clogs
5. Tess
6. The Tin Drum
7. Vengeance is Mine
8. Kramer vs. Kramer
9. Mad Max
10. Alien


BEST OF 1978

1. Days of Heaven
2. The Deer Hunter
3. Superman
4. Coming Home
5. Midnight Express
6. Blue Collar
7. Grease
8. Interiors
9. Autumn Sonata
10. Halloween


BEST OF 1977

1. Aguirre, the Wrath of God
2. Annie Hall
3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
4. Star Wars
5. That Obscure Object of Desire
6. 3 Women
7. Slap Shot
8. Julia
9. Iphigenia
10. The Goodbye Girl


BEST OF 1976

1. Network
2. Solaris
3. All the Presidents Men
4. Small Change
5. Rocky
6. Taxi Driver
7. Harlan County, USA
8. Omen, The
9. Assault on Precinct 13
10. Shootist, The


BEST OF 1975

1. Nashville
2. Barry Lyndon
3. Jaws
4. Day of the Locust, The
5. Dog Day Afternoon
6. The Phantom of Liberty
7. Picnic at Hanging Rock
8. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
9. Love and Death
10. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser


BEST OF 1974

1. The Godfather Part II
2. Chinatown
3. Lenny
4. The Conversation
5. Lacombe, Lucien
6. Scenes from a Marriage (Theatrical)
7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
8. Fellini’s Amarcord
9. The Sugarland Express
10. Black Christmas


BEST OF 1973

1. Playtime
2. Paper Moon
3. Mean Streets
4. The Sting
5. The Exorcist
6. American Graffiti
7. Fantastic Planet
8. The Spirit of the Beehive
9. Day for Night
10. Don't Look Now


BEST OF 1972

1. The Godfather
2. Deliverance
3. Two English Girls
4. Cries and Whispers
5. Chloe (Love) in the Afternoon
6. Sleuth
7. Le Samourai
8. The Ruling Class
9. The Candidate
10. Fat City


BEST OF 1971

1. A Clockwork Orange
2. The Last Picture Show
3. The French Connection
4. Harold and Maude
5. McCabe and Mrs. Miller
6. Claire's Knee
7. The Garden of the Finzi Continis
8. Straw Dogs
9. Murmur of the Heart
10. The Hospital


BEST OF 1970

1. M*A*S*H
2. Five Easy Pieces
3. Little Big Man
4. The Conformist
5. Brewster McCloud
6. My Night at Maud's
7. The Passion of Anna
8. Patton
9. The Ballad of Cable Hogue
10. Gimme Shelter


BEST OF 1969

1. The Wild Bunch
2. Z
3. Once Upon a Time in the West
4. Medium Cool
5. If…
6. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
7. Easy Rider
8. Midnight Cowboy
9. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
10. Army of Shadows


BEST OF 1968

1. 2001: a space odyssey
2. Rosemary's Baby
3. Faces
4. Weekend
5. Shame
6. The Firemen's Ball
7. Targets
8. Bullitt
9. Who's that Knocking at My Door
10. Hour of the Wolf


BEST OF 1967

1. Persona
2. The Battle of Algiers
3. The Graduate
4. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
5. Bonnie and Clyde
6. The Exterminating Angel
7. In the Heat of the Night
8. The Taming of the Shrew
9. In Cold Blood
10. The President's Analyst


BEST OF 1966

1. Blow Up
2. The Gospel According to St. Matthew
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
4. A Man for All Seasons
5. The Shop on Main Street
6. Seconds
7. Tokyo Drifter
8. Alfie
9. A Man and a Woman
10. Cul-De-Sac


BEST OF 1965

1. Doctor Zhivago
2. Pierrot Le Fou
3. The Hill
4. Repulsion
5. Kwaidan
6. Diary of a Chambermaid
7. Alphaville
8. The Collector
9. Darling
10. Juliet of the Spirits


BEST OF 1964

1. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
2. Woman in the Dunes
3. Becket
4. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
5. A Shot in the Dark
6. Goldfinger
7. Pale Flower
8. A Hard Day's Night
9. Fail Safe
10. The Silence


BEST OF 1963

1. 8
2. The Leopard
3. The Great Escape
4. Pickpocket
5. Winter Light
6. Hud
7. High and Low
8. Sanjuro
9. The Music Room
10. From Russia with Love


BEST OF 1962

1. Jules and Jim
2. The Manchurian Candidate
3. Lawrence of Arabia
4. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
5. Last Year at Marienbad
6. Through a Glass Darkly
7. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
8. Long Day’s Journey Into Night
9. Shoot the Piano Player
10. Lolita


BEST OF 1961

1. The Hustler
2. One, Two, Three
3. Yojimbo
4. L'Avventura
5. Throne of Blood
6. Elevator to the Gallows
7. Breathless
8. The Innocents
9. La Dolce Vita
10. Breakfast at Tiffany's


BEST OF 1960

1. The Apartment
2. Apur Sansar
3. Hiroshima, Mon Amour
4. Psycho
5. Big Deal on Madonna Street
6. The Hidden Fortress
7. The Virgin Spring
8. The Cranes are Flying
9. Spartacus
10. Swiss Family Robinson


BEST OF 1959

1. The 400 Blows
2. Aparajito
3. North by Northwest
4. Black Orpheus
5. Touchez Pas au Grisbi
6. Ivan the Terrible Part II
7. Some Like it Hot
8. Street of Shame
9. Rio Bravo
10. Look Back in Anger


BEST OF 1958

1. Vertigo
2. Pather Panchali
3. Touch of Evil
4. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
5. Mon Oncle
6. The Defiant Ones
7. The Old Man and the Sea
8. The Left-Handed Gun
9. Separate Tables
10. The Horse's Mouth


BEST OF 1957

1. The Bridge on the River Kwai
2. Wild Strawberries
3. The Seventh Seal
4. Ordet
5. Paths of Glory
6. Nights of Cabiria
7. Sweet Smell of Success
8. The Red Balloon
9. A Man Escaped
10. A Face in the Crowd


BEST OF 1956

1. The Searchers
2. Ikiru
3. I Vitelloni
4. The Killing
5. Sawdust and Tinsel
6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
7. Giant
8. Bigger Than Life
9. The Man Who Knew Too Much
10. The Wrong Man


BEST OF 1955

1. Sansho the Bailiff
2. Rififi
3. Rebel Without a Cause
4. East of Eden
5. Les Diaboliques
6. Smiles of a Summer Night
7. Umberto D.
8. Night and Fog
9. Bob Le Flambeur
10. Lady and the Tramp


BEST OF 1954

1. On the Waterfront
2. Rear Window
3. La Strada
4. The Seven Samurai
5. The Earrings of Madame de…
6. Ugetsu
7. Diary of a Country Priest
8. Johnny Guitar
9. The Caine Mutiny
10. Dial M for Murder


BEST OF 1953

1. Tokyo Story
2. The Wages of Fear
3. Shane
4. Pickup on South Street
5. Stalag 17
6. The Big Heat
7. The Naked Spur
8. Roman Holiday
9. The War of the Worlds
10. Peter Pan


BEST OF 1952

1. The Quiet Man
2. Singin' in the Rain
3. Forbidden Games
4. High Noon
5. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice
6. The Bad and the Beautiful
7. The Narrow Margin
8. Casque D'Or
9. The Small Back Room
10. Les Enfants Terribles


BEST OF 1951

1. Rashomon
2. Strangers on a Train
3. The Day the Earth Stood Still
4. Early Summer
5. The Browning Version
6. Ace in the Hole
7. The African Queen
8. A Streetcar Named Desire
9. A Christmas Carol
10. The Lavender Hill Mob


BEST OF 1950

1. Sunset Blvd.
2. All About Eve
3. Night and the City
4. The Asphalt Jungle
5. In a Lonely Place


BEST OF 1949

1. The Third Man
2. Stray Dog
3. Late Spring
4. Bicycle Thieves
5. Kind Hearts and Coronets


BEST OF 1948

1. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
2. The Red Shoes
3. Quai des Orfevres
4. The Naked City
5. Rope


BEST OF 1947

1. Out of the Past
2. Black Narcissus
3. Monsieur Verdoux
4. The Lady from Shanghai
5. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir


BEST OF 1946

1. Notorious
2. Beauty and the Beast
3. The Big Sleep
4. It's a Wonderful Life
5. Great Expectations


BEST OF 1945

1. Children of Paradise
2. The Lost Weekend
3. Ivan the Terrible Part I
4. The Picture of Dorian Gray
5. Rome, Open City

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I'll try my best to keep up with Quentin but there are numerous years where I fall short of a top 10...recently I added a whole bunch of classic films to my collection...alot of westerns, war films and sci-fi/horror too.

2001
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2. A Beautiful Mind
3. The Man Who Wasn't There
4. Black Hawk Down
5. The Majestic
6. Pearl Harbor
7. Vanilla Sky
8. The Royal Tenenbaums
9. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
10. Gosford Park

2000
1. Gladiator
2. Almost Famous
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
4. Traffic
5. The Patriot
6. Wonder Boys
7. The Cell
8. Finding Forrester
9. Unbreakable
10. Cast Away

1999
1. Being John Malkovich
2. The Sixth Sense
3. American Beauty
4. Three Kings
5. The Green Mile
6. Fight Club
7. The Insider
8. Magnolia
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley
10. Eyes Wide Shut

1998
1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Life Is Beautiful
3. Dark City
4. The Thin Red Line
5. The Truman Show
6. American History X
7. The Negotiator
8. Out of Sight
9. Shakespeare in Love
10. There's Something About Mary

1997
1. Good Will Hunting
2. L.A. Confidential
3. The Fifth Element
4. Jackie Brown
5. Boogie Nights
6. Face/Off
7. The Game
8. Titanic
9. Donnie Brasco
10. As Good As It Gets

1996
1. Swingers
2. The Rock
3. Fargo
4. Bound
5. Sleepers
6. Independence Day
7. Trainspotting
8. The English Patient
9. Jerry Maguire
10. Sling Blade

1995
1. Braveheart
2. The Usual Suspects
3. Se7en
4. Casino
5. 12 Monkeys
6. Dead Man Walking
7. Apollo 13
8. Leaving Las Vegas
9. Rob Roy
10. Get Shorty

1994
1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Forrest Gump
4. Quiz Show
5. Ed Wood
6. Natural Born Killers
7. The Professional
8. Clerks
9. The Crow
10. Speed

1993
1. Schindler's List
2. The Fugitive
3. True Romance
4. Philadelphia
5. The Remains of the Day
6. A Bronx Tale
7. The Piano
8. Short Cuts
9. Jurassic Park
10. Tombstone

1992
1. Unforgiven
2. The Player
3. Scent of a Woman
4. Reservoir Dogs
5. The Crying Game
6. Malcolm X
7. School Ties
8. Howards End
9. The Last of the Mohicans
10. A Few Good Men

1991
1. The Silence of the Lambs
2. JFK
3. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
4. La Femme Nikita
5. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
6. Boyz N' the Hood
7. Thelma & Louise
8. The Doors
9. Bugsy
10. Cape Fear

1990
1. Goodfellas
2. The Hunt for Red October
3. Dances with Wolves
4. Pump Up the Volume
5. Total Recall
6. The Grifters
7. Miller's Crossing
8. Ghost
9. Memphis Belle
10. Dick Tracy

1989
1. Glory
2. Dead Poets Society
3. Born on the Fourth of July
4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
5. Driving Miss Daisy
6. The Killer
7. Do the Right Thing
8. Drugstore Cowboy
9. Cinema Paradiso
10. The Abyss

1988
1. Die Hard
2. Rain Man
3. Midnight Run
4. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
5. A Fish Called Wanda
6. Big
7. Working Girl
8. Akira
9. The Last Temptation of Christ
10. Talk Radio

1987
1. The Untouchables
2. Full Metal Jacket
3. Wall Street
4. Predator
5. the Last Emperor
6. Broadcast News
7. The Princess Bride
8. Empire of the Sun
9. The Running Man
10. Planes, Trains & Automobiles

1986
1. Platoon
2. Stand by Me
3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
4. Blue Velvet
5. Aliens
6. Commando
7. Top Gun
8. Hoosiers
9. Lucas
10. The Name of the Rose

1985
1. The Breakfast Club
2. Witness
3. Back to the Future
4. Ran
5. Out of Africa
6. The Color Purple
7. The Falcon and the Snowman
8. The Goonies
9. Runaway Train
10. A View to a Kill

1984
1. The Terminator
2. Amadeus
3. Blood Simple
4. The Killing Fields
5. Red Dawn
6. Once Upon a Time in America
7. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
8. Ghostbusers
9. The Natural
10. A Nightmare on Elm Street

1983
1. Octopussy
2. Scarface
3. Terms of Endearment
4. Fanny and Alexander
5. Trading Places
6. The Big Chill
7. A Christmas Story
8. Return of the Jedi
9. WarGames
10. The Right Stuff

1982
1. Blade Runner
2. E.T.-The Extra Terrestrial
3. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
4. Gandhi
5. Tootsie
6. The Verdict
7. An Officer and a Gentleman
8. Poltergeist
9. First Blood
10. The Thing

1981
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Gallipoli
3. Das Boot
4. Chariots of Fire
5. Taps
6. Excalibur
7. Outland
8. An American Werewolf in London
9. Blow Out
10. Escape from New York

1980
1. Raging Bull
2. The Shining
3. The Empire Strikes Back
4. Ordinary People
5. Caddyshack
6. Kagemusha
7. The Big Red One
8. Friday the 13th
9. The Blues Brothers
10. Airplane!

1979
1. Apocalypse Now
2. The Great Train Robbery
3. Alien
4. Being There
5. Kramer vs. Kramer
6. the China Syndrome
7. Escape from Alcatraz
8. The Changeling
9. Mad Max
10. Moonraker

1978
1. Halloween
2. The Deer Hunter
3. Animal House
4. Coming Home
5. Up in Smoke
6. Force 10 from Navarone
7. The Lord of the Rings

1977
1. Star Wars
2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
3. A Bridge Too Far
4. Annie Hall
5. The Goodbye Girl
6. The Spy Who Loved Me
7. Slap Shot
8. Suspiria
9. The Eagle Has Landed

1976
1. Taxi Driver
2. network
3. All the President's Men
4. Rocky
5. Bound for Glory
6. Marathon Man
7. Silver Streak
8. Carrie
9. The Omen
10. The Outlaw Josey Wales

1975
1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2. Dog Day Afternoon
3. Jaws
4. The Man Who Would Be King
5. Three Days of the Condor
6. Barry Lyndon
7. Nashville
8. The Wind and the Lion
9. Rollerball
10. Death Race 2000

1974
1. Chinatown
2. The Conversation
3. The Godfather, Part II
4. Murder on the Orient Express
5. Amarcord
6. The Towering Inferno
7. Young Frankenstein
8. Lenny
9. Dersu Uzala
10. Blazing Saddles

1973
1. The Sting
2. The Exorcist
3. Enter the Dragon
4. American Graffiti
5. Mean Streets
6. Serpico
7. The Three Musketeers
8. The Day of the Jackal
9. Badlands
10. Papillon

1972
1. The Godfather
2. Deliverance
3. The Anderson Tapes
4. Sleuth
5. The Poseidon Adventure
6. The Getaway
7. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
8. Frenzy
9. The Cowboys
10. Jeremiah Johnson

1971
1. The French Connection
2. A clockwork Orange
3. McCabe & Mrs. Miller
4. The Last Picture Show
5. Dirty Harry
6. Carnal Knowledge
7. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
8. The Andromeda Strain
9. Duel
10. Shaft

1970
1. Patton
2. M*A*S*H
3. Five Easy Pieces
4. Kelly's Heroes
5. Airport
6. Tora! Tora! Tora!

1969
1. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
2. Midnight Cowboy
3. Where Eagles Dare
4. The Wild Bunch
5. Easy Rider
6. Once Upon a Time in the West
7. Z
8. The Italian Job
9. True Grit
10. Battle of Britain

1968
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. Night of the Living Dead
3. The Producers
4. Romeo and Juliet
5. Oliver!
6. Bullitt
7. The Thomas Crown Affair
8. Planet of the Apes
9. Rosemary's Baby
10. The Green Berets

1967
1. Bonnie and Clyde
2. Cool Hand Luke
3. The Graduate
4. The Dirty Dozen
5. El Dorado
6. In the Heat of the Night
7. Wait Until Dark
8. Belle de Jour
9. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
10. Casino Royale

1966
1. A Man for All Seasons
2. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
3. The Sand Pebbles
4. Grand Prix
5. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

1965
1. The Sound of Music
2. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
3. Doctor Zhivago
4. Von Ryan's Express
5. Thunderball
6. Battle of the Bulge
7. Shenandoah
8. Cat Ballou

1964
1. Goldfinger
2. Dr. Strangelove
3. Topkapi
4. My Fair Lady
5. Zorba the Greek
6. Mary Poppins
7. Zulu
8. Marnie

1963
1. The Great Escape
2. From Russia with Love
3. Hud
4. Tom Jones
5. Charade
6. 81/2
7. Cleopatra
8. The Birds
9. How the West Was Won
10. Jason and the Argonauts

1962
1. The longest Day
2. Lawrence of Arabia
3. The Manchurain Candidate
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
5. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
6. Lolita
7. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
8. Cape Fear
9. The Exterminating Angel
10. Dr. No

1961
1. The Hustler
2. The Guns of Navarone
3. West Side Story
4. Yojimbo
5. Judgment at Nuremberg
6. Breakfast at Tiffany's

1960
1. Psycho
2. spartacus
3. The Apartment
4. La Dolce Vita
5. Ocean's Eleven
6. The Magnificent Seven
7. The Alamo
8. Sink the Bismarck!
9. The Time Machine

1959
1. North by Northwest
2. Ben-Hur
3. Some Like It Hot
4. Room at the Top
5. Breathless
6. The 400 Blows
7. Anatomy of a Murder
8. Pork Chop Hill
9. Rio Bravo
10. Operation Petticoat

1958
1. Vertigo
2. Touch of Evil
3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

1957
1. The Bridge on the River Kwai
2. Paths of Glory
3. 12 Angry Men
4. Nights of Cabiria
5. Witness for the Prosecution
6. An Affair to Remember
7. Wild Strawberries

1956
1. The Seventh Seal
2. The Killing
3. The Searchers
4. La Strada
5. Around the World in 80 Days
6. The Ten Commandments
7. Giant
8. Forbidden Planet
9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1955
1. Rebel without a Cause
2. To Catch a Thief
3. The Night of the Hunter
4. Marty
5. Kiss Me Deadly
6. East of Eden
7. Mister Roberts
8. To Hell and Back

1954
1. The Seven Samurai
2. On the Waterfront
3. Rear Window
4. The Caine Mutiny
5. The Bridges at Toko-Ri
6. Dial M for Murder
7. The Barefoot Contessa
8. Sabrina
9. Creature from the Black Lagoon

1953
1. Stalag 17
2. From here to Eternity
3. Roman Holiday
4. Shane
5. The Robe
6. Hondo
7. The War of the Worlds

1952
1. Singin' in the Rain
2. The Quiet Man
3. High Noon
4. The Greatest Show on Earth
5. Ikiru

1951
1. Strangers on a Train
2. Rashomon
3. An American in Paris
4. A Streetcar Named Desire
5. The African Queen
6. A Place in the Sun
7. The Lavebder Hill Mob
8. The Day the Earth Stood Still
9. The Thing from Another World

1950
1. All About Eve
2. The Asphalt Jungle
3. Sunset Blvd.
4. Harvey
5. Twelve O'Clock High
6. Rio Grande
7. Halls of Montezuma

1949
1. The Third Man
2. The Bicycle Thief
3. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
4. Sands of Iwo Jima
5. All the King's Men
6. White Heat

1948
1. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
2. Rope
3. Key Largo
4. Red River
5. Fort Apache

1947
1. Gentleman's Agreement
2. Black Narcissus
3. The Bishop's Wife
4. Miracle on 34th Street

1946
1. The Big Sleep
2. It's a Wonderful Life
3. Notorious
4. The Best Years of Our Lives

1945
1. The Lost Weekend
2. The Picture of Dorian Gray

1944
1. Double Indemnity
2. Laura
3. To Have and Have Not
4. Arsenic and Old Lace
5. Gaslight
6. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

1943
1. Bataan
2. Shadow of a Doubt
3. Phantom of the Opera

1942
1. Casablanca
2. The Magnificent Ambersons
3. Yankee Doodle Dandy
4. The Pride of the Yankees
5. Wake Island

1941
1. Citizen Kane
2. The Maltese Falcon
3. How Green Was My Valley
4. High Sierra
5. The Lady Eve
6. Sergeant York
7. The Wolf Man

1940
1. The Philadelphia Story
2. The Grapes of Wrath
3. Rebecca
4. Fantasia
5. The Great Dictator
6. The Thief of Bagdad
7. Pinocchio

1939
1. Stagecoach
2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
3. Gone with the Wind
4. The Wizard of Oz
5. Wuthering Heights
6. The Roaring Twenties

1938
1. The Adventures of Robin Hood
2. You Can't Take It with You
3. Bringing Up baby
4. Angels with Dirty Faces

1937
1. The Grand Illusion
2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
3. The Awful Truth

1936
1. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
2. Dodsworth
3. Modern Times

1935
1. Mutiny on the Bounty
2. The Bride of Frankenstein

1934
1. It Happened One Night
2. The Thin Man

1933
1. King Kong
2. Duck Soup
3. The Invisible Man

1932
1. Grand Hotel
2. Scarface
3. The Mummy

1931
1. M
2. City Lights
3. The Public Enemy
4. The Champ
5. Frankenstein
6. Dracula

1930
1. All Quiet on the Western Front

1929

1928
1. The Passion of Joan of Arc
2. The Crowd
3. The Circus

1927
1. The General
2. Sunrise
3. Wings

1926
1. Metropolis
2. Faust
3. Ben-Hur

1925
1. The Gold Rush
2. Battleship Potemkin
3. Greed
4. The Phantom of the Opera
5. The Big Parade

1924
1. Sherlock, Jr.

1923
1. Safety Last
2. The Ten Commandments

1922
1. Nosferatu

1921
1. The Kid

1920

1919
1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

1918

1917

1916
1. Intolerance

1915
1. The Birth of a Nation
2. The Golem

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Now there's a challenge!Yes,many of the early years are difficult-the more so as i got rid of the one century of cinema book neatly arranged in date order.An admirable list,Quentin.I'll keep mine shorter,some weaker years with only 1 film.You'll see i don't think 1939 Hollywood's Annus Mirabilis!My favourites asterisked.
2001:At the Height of Summer*
Mulholland Drive
2000:Crouching Tiger,Hidden Dragon*
Amores Perros
1999:Rosetta*
Eyes Wide Shut
1998:Eternity and a Day*
Central Station
1997:The Taste of Cherry
L.A.Confidential
1996:The English Patient
Fargo
1995:Maborosi**
Ulysses'Gaze*
The White Balloon*
1994:Chungking Express*
Pulp Fiction
1993:The Age of Innocence*
Schindler's List*
Groundhog Day*
The Wrong Trousers
Short Cuts
1992:Abraham Valley**
Unforgiven
1991:The Double Life of Veronique*
Raise the Red Lantern*
The Silence of the Lambs
La Frontera
1990:Miller's Crossing*
Goodfellas*
The Sheltering Sky
1989:Close-Up*
City of Sadness
1988:Red Sorghum*
A Short Film about Love
1987:My Girlfriend's Boyfriend*
Wings of Desire
The Untouchables
Yeelen
1986:The Green Ray**
Blue Velvet*
The Time to Live and the Time to Die
The Sacrifice
1985:Brazil*
Street of Crocodiles
1984:Paris Texas**
Once upon a Time in America*
1983:Local Hero
Sunless
1982:The Night of the Shooting Stars
The Draughtsman's Contract
Fanny and Alexander
Blade Runner
Yol
1981:Raiders of the Lost Ark
1980:The Shining*
Raging Bull*
1979:Apocalypse Now*
Manhattan*
Stalker
1978:The Deer Hunter*
The Tree of the Wooden Clogs
The Marriage of Maria Braun
1977:Suspiria
1976:Kings of the Road*
Ai No Corrida*
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Ascent
1975:The Travelling Players
Barry Lyndon
1974:Alice in the Cities**
Mirror**
Celine and Julie go Boating*
The Godfather 2
Chinatown
1973:The Spirit of the Beehive*
The Wicker Man
Badlands
1972:Aguirre Wrath of God*
Deliverance*
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
1971:Murmur of the Heart
Death in Venice
1970:Claire's Knee*
The Conformist
1969:The Colour of Pomegranates**
The Wild Bunch*
1968:2001:A Sapce Odyssey**
Once upon a Time in the West*
My Night with Maud
1967:Mouchette
Belle de Jour
Bonnie and Clyde
The Graduate
1966:Andrei Rublev**
Persona*
The Battle of Algiers
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
1965:Pierrot le Fou*
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
1964:Marnie*
Kwaidan
The Gospel according to St Matthew
Charulata
Goldfinger
1963:The Leopard*
Dr Strangelove*
8 1/2*
The Great Escape*
Contempt
1962:Lawrence of Arabia*
The Man who Shot Liberty Valance
Ivan's Childhood
1961:El Cid*
One-Eyed Jacks
The Human Condition
The Innocents
1960:The Apartment*
L'Avventura
La Dolce Vita
Le Trou
Cloud-Capped Star
1959:North by North West**
Some Like it Hot**
Hiroshima mon Amour*
The World of Apu*
1958:Vertigo**
Hidden Fortress*
Touch of Evil
1957:Funny Face
Paths of Glory
Twelve Angry Men
1956:The Searchers**
Aparajito*
A Man Escaped
1955:Tales of the Taira Clan**
Pather Panchali*
Night of the Hunter*
Kiss me Deadly*
Ordet*
Lola Montes
East of Eden
1954:Sansho the Bailiff**
Seven Samurai**
Rear Window
Senso
Chikamatsu Monogatari
Johnny Guitar
1953:Tokyo Story**
The Band Wagon**
Ugetsu Monogatari*
Madame de*
Voyage to Italy
1952:Singin' in the Rain**
The Life of Oharu*
The Quiet Man
Le Plaisir
1951:Rashomon
The River
1950:Orphee*
Sunset Boulevard
1949:Kind Hearts and Coronets*
The Third Man
1948:Letter from an Unknown Woman**
The Red Shoes*
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1947:Black Narcissus
1946:The Big Sleep*
It's a Wonderful Life*
A Matter of Life and Death*
Ivan the Terrible 2
La Belle et la Bete
My Darling Clementine
1945:Children of Paradise*
1944 ouble Indemnity
Ivan the Terrible
1943 ay of Wrath
1942:Casablanca**
To Be or Not to Be*
The Magnificent Ambersons
1941:Citizen Kane*
The Maltese Falcon*
Dumbo
The Lady Eve
1940:The Thief of Baghdad*
Fantasia
1939:La Regle du Jeu**
Story of the Late Chrysanthemums
Destry Rides Again
1938:Alexander Nevsky*
Bringing up Baby
1937:La Grande Illusion
The Awful Truth
1936:Partie de Campagne**
Swing Time*
Cesar
1935:Top Hat**
The 39 Steps*
The Bride of Frankenstein
The Devil is a Woman
A Night at the Opera
David Copperfield
1934:L'Atalante*
It Happened One Night*
The Scarlet Empress*
1933 uck Soup*
King Kong*
The Mascot*
1932:Boudu Saved from Drowning
Fanny
Liebelei
Vampyr
Love me Tonight
1931:Madchen in Uniform
City Lights
M
1930:Morocco
All Quiet on the Western Front
L'Age d'Or
Tale of the Fox
1929:Man with a Movie Camera*
People on Sunday
1928:The Passion of Joan of Arc*
Pandora's Box
The Wind
Queen Kelly
1927:Sunrise**
Metropolis**
The Chess Player*
Napoleon
1926:The General*
Faust
Town Rat,Country Rat
1925:The Gold Rush*
Battleship Potemkin*
The Big Parade
1924:Sherlock Jnr
Strike
1923:Our Hospitality
1922:Nosferatu
1921:The Kid
The Phantom Carriage
1920:The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
1919:Broken Blossoms
1918:A Dog's Life
1917:The Immigrant
1916:Intolerance
A Life for a Life
1915:Vampires
1914:Gertie the Dinosaur
1913:Twilight of a Woman's Soul
1912:The Cameraman's Revenge
1911:Little Nemo
1910:The Battle of Stag Beetles
1909:
1908:
1907:The Channel Tunnel
1906 ream of a Rarebit Fiend
1905:Le Voyage a travers l'Impossible
1904:
1903:The Great Train Robbery
1902:A Trip to the Moon
1901:Fire!
1900:A Kiss in the Tunnel
1899:As Seen Through a Telescope
1898:Grandma's Reading Glass
1897:
1896:Rough Sea at Dover
1895:Arrival of a Train(and other first Lumiere shorts)
I'll admit to a bit of creative accountancy for 1898-9;Grandma's Reading Glass is usually given as 1900,but i've found it as 1898 in one book.Similarly with As Seen Through a Telescope(early voyeurism).Listing other pioneering films i've seen under each year would be a purely academic excercise.I can't at the moment fill every year till i can check the names and dates of a few others,and even then i may well be short.I've not seen Feuillade's Vampires in full,but it's the best of several i've seen from that year- failing that i'd have included Daydreams(Bauer),which is considered by some a masterpiece,though i prefer his Twilight of a Woman's Soul,and A Life for a Life.I dislike Birth of a Nation.I'd like to have seen more of the great early Swedish films of Sjostrom and Stiller.I'm grateful to Starewicz animations for filling a couple of years.Anyone else seen his excellent work?
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Old 06-04-2002, 04:36 PM
**Big Bump**

I'm seeing Best of Year topics popping up everywhere, before they get out of hand again I thought I'd bring this topic back up. You can post your Top Movies from any single year, 2002-back. Don't feel you need to post for all years, though if you have that many lists go right ahead.

Consider this the one-stop thread for Year's Best Flicks...
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Old 06-04-2002, 08:28 PM
Can't say I have a Best Of list for every year, but here's one for every year as of 1998:

1998

1. The Spanish Prisoner
2. The Prince of Egypt
3. The Truman Show
4. A Simple Plan
5. Pi
6. Saving Private Ryan
7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
8. He Got Game
9. Les Miserables
10. Life Is Beautiful

Runners-Up: "17 and Under", "Antz", "Dark City", "The Last Broadcast", "Zero Effect"

1999

1. Fight Club
2. Magnolia
3. The Blair Witch Project
4. Run Lola Run
5. The Green Mile
6. The Mummy
7. Toy Story 2
8. American Beauty
9. Finding Graceland
10. The Matrix

Runners-Up: "Cradle Will Rock", "Go", "The Insider", "The Limey", "Princess Mononoke"

2000

1. Requiem for a Dream
2. Frequency
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
4. Wonder Boys
5. Final Destination
6. Traffic
7. Unbreakable
8. Almost Famous
9. Gladiator
10. Snatch

Runners-Up: "Best in Show", "Boiler Room", "Dancer in the Dark", "Quills", "Tigerland"

2001

1. Memento
2. Moulin Rouge
3. Donnie Darko
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
5. Mulholland Drive
6. Black Hawk Down
7. Tape
8. The Last Castle
9. Session 9
10. Iron Monkey

Runners-Up: "A Beautiful Mind", "Joy Ride", "Monster's Ball", "Monsters, Inc.", "The Pledge"
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Old 06-04-2002, 08:38 PM
Whoa mama, Quentin. You put a lot of effort into this. Great titles. Everyone should see these flicks. ESPECIALLY 1961.
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Old 06-04-2002, 11:06 PM
My Favorites for each year:

2001:
1.Fellowship of the Ring
2.Ocean's Eleven
3.Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
4.Memento
5.Moulin Rouge
6.A.I.
7.Life as a House
8.Planet of the Apes
9.Blow
10.American Pie 2

2000:
1.Requiem for a Dream
2.Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3.High Fidelity
4.Cast Away
5.Memento
6.Traffic
7.Almost Famous
8.Snatch
9.The Filth and the Fury
10.Gladiator

1999:
1.American Beauty
2.Fight Club
3.Magnolia
4.Dogma
5.SLC Punk
6.Eyes Wide Shut
7.The Green Mile
8.The Sixth Sense
9.American Pie
10.Detroit Rock City

1998:
1.American History X
2.Life is Beautiful
3.Rushmore
4.Pi
5.Run Lola Run
6.Saving Private Ryan
7.Dark City
8.Pecker
9.Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
10.Half Baked

1997:
1.Chasing Amy
2.Jackie Brown
3.Good Will Hunting
4.Donnie Brasco
5.Boogie Nights
6.Princess Mononoke
7.Contact
8.Austin Powers
9.Face/Off
10.Cube

1996:
1.Trainspotting
2.Scream
3.The Rock
4.The People v. Larry Flint
5.Jerry Maguire

1995:
1.Se7en
2.Mallrats
3.The Usual Suspects
4.Heat
5.Ghost in the Shell

1994:
1.Pulp Fiction
2.Clerks
3.Forrest Gump
4.Shawshank Redemption
5.Ed Wood

1993:
1.Shindler's List
2.Philadelphia
3.True Romance
4.Dazed and Confused
5.Army of Darkness

1992:
1.Reservoir Dogs
2.Scent of a Woman
3.Malcolm X

1991:
1.Silence of the Lambs
2.Boyz 'n the Hood
3.Naked Lunch

1990:
1.Goodfellas
2.Godfather Part 3
3.Awakenings

1989:
The Killer

1988:
1.Akira
2.Last Temptation of Christ
3.Rain Man

1987:
Full Metal Jacket

1986:
1.Platoon
2.Sid and Nancy
3.Aliens

1985:
Ran

1984:
1.A Nightmare on Elm Street
2.The Terminator
3.This is Spinal Tap

1983:
Scarface

1982:
1.The Evil Dead
2.Gandhi
3.E.T.
4.Poltergeist
5.The Thing

1981:
An American Werewolf in London/Fulci's The Beyond

1980:
1.Raging Bull
2.The Shining
3.The Empire Strikes Back
4.Friday the 13th
5.Caddyshack

1979:
1.Apocalypse Now
2.Lucio Fulci's Zombi
3.Alien
4.Phantasm
5.The Changeling

1978:
1.The Deer Hunter
2.Dawn of the Dead
3.Animal House
4.Halloween
5.Drunken Master

1977:
1.Star Wars
2.Annie Hall
3.Suspiria

1976:
1.Taxi Driver
2.The Omen
3.Carrie/Rocky (tie)

1975:
1.One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
2.Dog Day Afternoon
3.The Rocky Horror Picture Show

1974:
1.The Godfather Part 2
2.The Conversation
3.Texas Chainsaw Massacre
4.Blazing Saddles
5.Young Frankenstein

1973:
1.Mean Streets
2.The Exorcist
3.Enter the Dragon

1972:
The Godfather

1971:
A Clockwork Orange

1968:
1.2001: A Space Odyssey
2.Planet of the Apes
3.Night of the Living Dead
4.Romeo and Juliet
5.Rosemary's Baby

1967:
The Graduate/Cool Hand Luke (tie)

1965:
Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville

1964:
Dr. Strangelove/Goldfinger (tie)

1963:
Fellini's 8 1/2

1962:
1.Lawrence of Arabia
2.To Kill a Mockingbird
3.Dr. No

1961:
Yojimbo

1960:
1.La Dolce Vita
2.Psycho
3.Spartacus

1958:
Vertigo
Hidden Fortress

1954:
Seven Samurai
On the Waterfront

1951
A Streetcar Named Desire

1950
Rashomon

1942
Casablanca

1941
Citizen Kane

1939
Gone With the Wind
Wizard of Oz
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Old 06-05-2002, 08:12 AM
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Old 06-08-2002, 11:47 PM
TOP 10 of 2001:
1.- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2.- Moulin Rouge
3.- Black Hawk Down
4.- Memento
5.- A Beautiful Mind
6.- The Others
7.- A.I. Artificial Intelligence
8.- In The Bedroom
9.- Shrek
10.-Vanilla Sky


TOP 10 of 2000
1.- Gladiator
2.- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3.- Almost Famous
4.- Traffic
5.- Cast Away
6.- High Fidelity
7.- Amores Perros
8.- Erin Brockovich
9.- Wonder Boys
10.-You Can Count On Me


TOP 10 of 1999
1.- The Green Mile
2.- American Beauty
3.- Eyes Wide Shut
4.- The Sixth Sense
5.- Being John Malkovich
6.- The Insider
7.- The Matrix
8.- Magnolia
9.- Election
10.- The Blair Witch Project
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Old 06-09-2002, 06:05 PM
Best of 2001
1. Memento[technically its considered last year]
2. Moulin Rouge![nice different approach]
3. In The Bedroom
4. A Beautiful Mind
5. Vanilla Sky


Best of 2000
1. TRaffic
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3. Erin Brockovich
4. Almost Famous
5. Meet the Parents


Best of 1999
1. American Beauty
2. Election
3. Boys Dont Cry
4. Cider House Rules
5. Girl, interrupted

Best of 1998
1. Out of Sight
2. There's Something About Mary
3. Saving private Ryan
4. Thin Red Line
5. Shakespeare In love
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Old 08-10-2002, 11:31 PM
This is my last post before my week long vacation. I'll just do one a year to make it short. See you all later.

2002 (so far): Signs
2001: Moulin Rouge
2000: Almost Famous
1999: American Beauty
1998: Shakespeare in Love
1997: As Good as it Gets (that's my fave, L.A. Confidential is the best of the year)
1996: I'm Not Rappaport
1995: Se7en
1994: The Shawshank Redemption
1993: Schindler's List
1992: Reservoir Dogs
1991: The Silence of the Lambs
1990: The Godfather: Part II
1989: When Harry Met Sally
1988: Rain Man
1987: The Princess Bride
1986: Platoon
1984: The Neverending Story
1983: Return of the Jedi
1982: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark
1980: The Empire Strikes Back (but Raging Bull really deserves recognition)
1979: Alien
1977: Star Wars
1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1974: The Godfather: Part II
1973: The Sting
1972: The Godfather
1971: Willy Wonka
1969: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
1968: Planet of the Apes
1964: Goldfinger
1962: To Kill a Mockingbird
1961: Breakfast at Tiffany's
1960: The Apartment
1959: Some Like it Hot
1958: Vertigo
1957: 12 Angry Men
1956: The Catered Affair
1955: We're No Angels
1954: Rear Window
1951: Strangers on a Train
1950: In a Lonely Place
1949: White Heat
1948: Rope
1947: Miracle on 34th Street
1946: It's a Wonderful Life
1945: Scarlet Street
1944: To Have and Have Not
1943: Watch on the Rhine
1942: Casablanca
1941: The Maltese Falcon is my fave, but Citizen Kane is the best of the year
1940: The Grapes of Wrath
1939: The Wizard of Oz
1938: The Adventures of Robin Hood
1937: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
1936: The Petrified Forest
1935: Bride of Frankenstein, maybe The 39 Steps
1934: It Happened One Night
1933: King Kong
1932: I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
1931: M
1929: Untamed
1928: Across to Singapore
1927: The Unknown
1926: Sparrows
1925: The Phantom of the Opera
1923: Cirano de Bergerac
1922: Nosferatu

I've seen some other movies between 1900 and 1922, but the only one I've really liked was A Trip to the Moon.
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Old 08-11-2002, 12:27 AM
top overall "fav." films by year- not neccesarily the "best overall" films though:

2002: Blade II
2001: Hannibal
2000: Pitch Black
1999: Three Kings
1998: Blade
1997: the Edge
1996: the Rock
1995: Seven
1994: the Crow
1993: Tombstone
1992: Candyman
1991: T2- Judgment Day
1990: Predator 2
1989: Pet Sematary
1988: Die Hard
1987: Predator
1986: Aliens
1985: Rocky IV
1984: Gremlins
1983: Star Wars- Return of the Jedi
1982: Das Boot
1981: Halloween 2
1980: Star Wars- Empire Strikes Back
1979: Alien
1978: Halloween
1977: Star Wars- A New Hope
1976: Rocky
1975: Jaws

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Old 08-24-2002, 03:00 AM
2001
1. A Beautiful Mind - 9/10
2. Vannila Sky - 9/10
3. A.I. Artificial Intelligence - 9/10
4. Black Hawk Down - 8/10
5. In The Bedroom - 8/10
6. The Royal Tenenbaums - 8/10
7. The Man Who Wasn't There - 8/10
8. Ghost World- 8/10
9. Tape- 8/10
10. Waking Life- 8/10

2000
1. Almost Famous - 10/10
2. Traffic - 9/10
3. Wonder Boys - 9/10
4. Unbreakable - 9/10
5. The Contender - 8/10
6. Nurse Betty - 8/10
7. High Fidelity - 8/10
8. Boiler Room - 8/10
9. Jesus' Son - 7/10
10. Gladiator - 7/10

1999
1. Three Kings - 9/10
2. Magnolia - 9/10
3. Fight Club - 9/10
4. The Insider - 9/10
5. Bringing Out The Dead - 8/10
6. The War Zone - 8/10
7. American Beauty - 8/10
8. Eyes Wide Shut - 8/10
9. Being John Malcovich - 8/10
10. GO! - 8/10

1998
1. Out of Sight - 9/10
2. Dark City - 9/10
3. The Truman Show - 9/10
4. Rushmore - 8/10
5. A Simple Plan - 8/10
6. The Thin Red Line - 8/10
7. Saving Private Ryan - 8/10
8. He Got Game - 8/10
9. The General & The Big Lebowski - 8/10
10. American History X - 8/10

1997
1. The Sweet Hereafter - 10/10
2. L.A. Confidental - 9/10
3. Jackie Brown - 9/10
4. Good Will Hunting - 9/10
5. Chasing Amy - 9/10
6. As Good As It Get's - 8/10
7. Boogie Nights - 8/10
8. Donnie Brasco - 8/10
9. The Ice Storm - 8/10
10. The Game - 7/10

1996
1. Fargo - 10/10
2. Jerry Maguire - 9/10
3. Beautiful Girls - 9/10
4. Welcome to the Dollhouse - 8/10
5. Bound - 8/10
6. Swingers - 8/10
7. The Birdcage - 8/10
8. The Rock - 8/10
9. Courage Under Fire - 8/10
10. Sleepers - 7/10

1995
1. Dead Man Walking - 9/10
2. Seven - 9/10
3. Leaving Las Vegas - 9/10
4. Braveheart - 9/10
5. Devil in a Blue Dress - 9/10
6. Toy Story - 9/10
7. The American President- 9/10
8. Clockers - 8/10
9. Heat - 8/10
10. 12 Monkeys - 8/10
11. To Die For - 8/10
12. The Usual Suspects - 8/10
13. Casino - 8/10
14. Get Shorty - 8/10
15. Apollo 13 - 8/10
16. Crimson Tide - 8/10
17. Mr. Holland's Opus - 8/10
18. The Basketball Diaries - 8/10
19. Strange Days - 7/10
20. From Dusk Till Dawn - 7/10

1994
1. Pulp Fiction - 10/10 *
2. Clerks - 9/10
3. Fresh - 9/10
4. The Shawshank Redemption - 9/10
5. Quiz Show - 9/10
6. Natural Born Killers - 9/10
7. The Lion King - 9/10
8. Immortal Beloved - 8/10
9.The Crow - 8/10
10. Ed Wood - 8/10
11. Nobody's Fool - 8/10
12. The Professional - 8/10
13. Forrest Gump - 8/10
14. True Lies - 8/10
15. Interview with the Vampire - 8/10

1993
1. Schindler's List - 10/10
2. Short Cuts - 9/10
3. Carlito's Way - 8/10
4. The Fugitive - 8/10
5. Menace II Society - 8/10
6. A Perfect World - 8/10
7. Philadelphia - 8/10
8. A Bronx Tale - 8/10
9. The Piano - 8/10
10. True Romance - 8/10

1992
1. Malcolm X - 10/10
2. The Player - 9/10
3. Unforgiven - 9/10
4. Glengarry Glen Ross - 9/10
5. The Crying Game - 8/10
6. Husbands and Wives - 8/10
7. My Cousin Vinny - 8/10
8. Thunderheart - 8/10
9. Lorenzo's Oil - 8/10
10. A League Of Their Own - 8/10

1991
1. JFK - 10/10
2. Silence of the Lambs - 10/10
3. Jungle Fever - 9/10
4. Boyz N The Hood - 9/10
5. Barton Fink - 8/10
6. Thelma and Louise - 8/10
7. Bugsy - 8/10
8. Terminator 2: Judgement Day - 8/10
9. Backdraft - 7/10
10. Cape Fear - 7/10

1990
1. Goodfellas - 9/10
2. Miller's Crossing - 9/10
3. The Grifters - 9/10
4. The Hunt For Red October - 8/10
5. Misery - 8/10
6. The Godfather III - 8/10
7. Edward Scissorhands - 8/10
8. Dances With Wolves - 8/10
9. Awakenings - 8/10
10. Dick Tracy - 7/10

1989
1. Do The Right Thing - 10/10
2. Crimes and Misdemeanors - 9/10
3. Born on the Fourth of July - 9/10
4. Glory - 9/10
5. Heathers - 8/10
6. The Abyss - 8/10
7. Field of Dreams - 8/10
8. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade - 8/10
9. The War of the Roses - 8/10
10. Dead Calm - 8/10

1988
1. Rain Man - 9/10
2. Mississippi Burning - 9/10
3. The Last Temptation of Christ - 9/10
4. Die Hard - 9/10
5. Akira - 9/10
6. Coming To America - 8/10
7. The Accused - 8/10
8. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - 8/10
9. A Fish Called Wanda - 8/10
10. Working Girl - 8/10

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Old 08-24-2002, 03:54 AM
QUENTIN, your list is really impressive and has plenty of my favourites as well. What interests me is that fact that over 95% of the movies on your lists seem to be american. Do you even have a change to watch foreign cinema, or do simply prefer american cinema over foreign one?

My own personal lists would probably have 1/4 of my favourite movies outside USA, but admittedly here in Finland we get plenty of european and a bit of asian cinema as well, all as original versions (no dubbing or re-cutting).
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Old 08-24-2002, 04:26 AM
About 1 in every 8 films I see is foreign, I'd like that number to be higher but your average American video store (especially the kind in the small-ish town that I live in) have thousands of movies, and maybe a hundred or hundred and fifty foreign films. I've seen a lot of the "big" foreign films, the ones by the really notable directors, both because they are the ones I'm most interested in and because they are the easiest to find. I've seen most of the films by Fellini, Kurosawa, Bunuel, Truffaut, Godard, Tarkovsky, Imamura, De Sica, Eisenstein, Vigo, Renoir, Resnais, Herzog, Bergman, Wenders, Visconti, Carne, Rohmer, Cocteau, and Zhang, some by Ozu, Teshigahara, Kieslowski, Leconte, Mizayaki, Takahata, Malle, Beneix, Babenco, Eustache, Olmi, Garvas, Melville, Kadar & Klos, Jeunet & Caro, Demy, Antonioni, Ray, Dassin, Clouzot, Ophuls, Gance, Pastrone, Dreyer, Wiene, Sjostrom, Lang and Murnau.

You should see atleast one, and in many cases multiple (with some up to 10) films on the list from each year and there are hundreds in my top 1000 list. The problem for you may be, if you're not familiar with them or their English titles, except when a film only has a foreign title or is known exclusively by it's foreign title (like Yojimbo, Rififi, L'Atalante) I placed it with it's English title, because a lot more people in America know foreign films by their English titles.

Atleast 20% of the films are in a foreign language though, and the number gets higher the further into the past you go. Admittedly, I've seen a lot more "classic" foreign films than recent ones, although I did love Open Your Eyes, Insomnia, No Man's Land, The Princess & The Warrior, The Crimson Rivers, The Devil's Backbone and Amores Perros from the past couple of years. Maybe if I have the time I will go back and put all the foreign film's original language titles next to the English titles in parenthesis.

P.S. -In a few cases, such as Olmi's Tree of Wooden Clogs and Kieslowski's Red... it's simply that since creating this list I've seen or re-seen them and am not sure how I'd place them on this original list, again if I get the time and get around to re-sorting and arranging this fairly long list, I'll make all the appropriate changes.

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Old 08-24-2002, 09:13 PM
More of my lists...

1987
1. House of Games - 9/10
2. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - 9/10
3. Broadcast News - 9/10
4. The Princess Bride - 8/10
5. Wall Street - 8/10
6. Lethal Weapon - 8/10
7. Empire of the Sun - 8/10
8. Swimming to Cambodia - 8/10
9. The Untouchables - 8/10
10. Radio Days - 8/10

1986
1. Platoon - 9/10
2. Stand By Me - 9/10
3. Aliens - 9/10
4. Hannah and Her Sisters - 9/10
5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - 8/10
6. Manhunter - 8/10
7. Peggy Sue Got Married - 8/10
8. Hoosiers - 8/10
9. Crocodile Dundee - 7/10
10. The Fly - 7/10

1985
1. Witness - 9/10
2. Back to the Future - 9/10
3. After Hours & The Falcon and The Snowman -8/10
4. The Color Purple - 8/10
5. The Breakfast Club - 8/10

1984
1. Amadeus - 9/10
2. Blood Simple - 9/10
3. The Terminator - 9/10
4. The Killing Fields - 9/10
5. The Natural - 8/10
6. Ghostbusters - 8/10
7. This Is Spinal Tap - 8/10
8. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - 8/10
9. Starman - 8/10
10. The Karate Kid - 7/10

1983
1. The Right Stuff - 9/10
2. The Christmas Story - 9/10
3. The Year of Living Dangerously - 8/10
4. Risky Buisness - 8/10
5. The Big Chill - 8/10
6. Terms of Endermeant - 8/10
7. Trading Places - 8/10
8. Wargames - 8/10
9. Return of the Jedi - 7/10
10. Scarface - 7/10

1982
1. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial - 10/10
2. Diner - 9/10
3. An Officer and A Gentleman - 8/10
4. Poltergiest - 8/10
5. The Thing - 8/10
6. Tootsie - 8/10
7. The Verdict - 8/10
8. Fast Times at Ridgemont High - 8/10
9. Ghandi - 8/10
10. Blade Runner - 7/10

1981
1. Raider's of the Lost Ark - 10/10
2. Gallipoli - 8/10
3. An American Werewolf in London - 8/10
4. Blow Out - 8/10
5. Arthur & Thief - 8/10

1980
1. Ordinary People - 10/10
2. Raging Bull - 10/10
3. The Empire Strikes Back - 9/10
4. The Shining - 8/10
5. Airplane! - 8/10
6. The Elephant Man - 8/10
7. The Blues Brothers - 8/10
8. Caddyshack - 8/10
9. Private Benjamin - 7/10
10. Altered States - 7/10

1979
1. Apocalypse Now - 10/10
2. Manhattan - 9/10
3. Being There - 9/10
4. Alien - 9/10
5. Kramer vs. Kramer - 8/10
6. Escape from Alcatraz - 8/10
7. Mad Max - 8/10
8. The China Syndrome - 8/10
9. 10 - 7/10
10. ...And Justice For All - 7/10

1978
1. The Deer Hunter - 9/10
2. Midnight Express - 8/10
3. Superman - 8/10
4. Halloween - 8/10
5. Animal House - 8/10

1977
1. Annie Hall - 10/10
2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 9/10
3. Slap Shot - 8/10
4. The Goodbye Girl - 8/10
5. Star Wars - 7/10

1976
1. Taxi Driver - 10/10
2. Network - 9/10
3. All The President's Men - 8/10
4. Rocky - 8/10
5. Marathon Man - 8/10

1975
1. Jaws - 10/10
2. Nashville - 9/10
3. Dog Day Afternoon - 9/10
4. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - 8/10
5. Three Days of the Condor - 8/10
6. Monty Python and The Holy Grail - 8/10
7. Love and Death - 8/10
8. Rollerball - 7/10
9. The Man Who Would Be King - 7/10
10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 7/10

1974
1. The Godfather II - 10/10
2. The Conversation - 10/10
3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 9/10
4. Chinatown - 8/10
5. The Parallax View - 8/10
6. Lenny - 8/10
7. Young Frakenstein - 8/10
8. Blazing Saddles - 8/10
9. The Sugarland Express - 7/10
10. The Towering Inferno - 7/10

1973
1. Badlands - 10/10
2. The Exorcist - 9/10
3. Mean Streets - 9/10
4. Paper Moon - 9/10
5. Papillon - 8/10
6. Serpico - 8/10
7. Save The Tiger - 8/10
8. The Day of the Jackel - 8/10
9. American Graffiti - 8/10
10. Enter The Dragon - 7/10

1972
1. The Godfather - 9/10
2. Deliverance - 9/10
3. Frenzy - 8/10
4. The Anderson Tapes - 8/10
5. The Getaway & The Canidate - 8/10

1971
1. A Clockwork Orange - 9/10
2. The Last Picture Show - 9/10
3. Harold and Maude - 9/10
4. McCabe and Mrs. Miller - 8/10
5. The French Connection - 8/10
6. Willa Wonka and The Choclate Factory - 8/10
7. Duel - 8/10
8. Dirty Harry - 8/10
9. Shaft - 7/10
10. Carnal Knowledge - 7/10

1970
1. M*A*S*H - 9/10
2. Five Easy Pieces - 9/10
3. Patton - 8/10
4. Little Big Man & I Never Sang For My Father - 8/10
5. Airport - 8/10

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Old 08-24-2002, 11:35 PM
1994-2001

2002: Minority Report
2001: Donnie Darko
1999: Magnolia
1998: Pleasentville
1997: Boogie Nights
1996: Jerry Magure
1995: Toy Story
1994: Pulp Fiction
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Old 08-24-2002, 11:47 PM
2002 Minority Report/Signs (tie)
2001 Ocean's 11/Royal Tenenbaums (tie)
2000 Memento
1999 Fight Club
1998 American History X
1997 Jackie Brown
1996 Mission Impossible
1995 Casino
1994 Pulp Fiction
1993 True Romance/The Fugitive
1992 A Few Good Men
1991 The Silence of the Lambs
1990 Goodfellas
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Old 08-25-2002, 11:31 AM
I'm only posting films for 2001-1991
Best of 2001
1. Memento
2. A Beautiful Mind
3. Lord Of The Rings
4. In The Bedroom
5. Moulin Rouge!
6. The Royal Tenenbaums
7. Ocean's 11
8. Shrek
9. Amelie
10. Gosford Park

Best of 2000
1. Traffic
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3. Requeim For A Dream
4. Almost Famous
5. Erin Brockovich
6. You Can Count On Me
7. Gladiator
8. Chocolat
9. Meet The Parents
10. Charlie's Angels

Best of 1999
1. Fight Club
2. American Beauty
3. The Sixth Sense
4. The Insider
5. Election
6. The Cider House Rules
7. The Green Mile
8. Go
9. Being John Malkovich
10. Magnolia

Best of 1998
1. Thin Red Line
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. A Simple Plan
4. Out Of Sight
5. Gods and Monsters
6. Shakespeare In Love
7. Elizabeth
8. There's Something About Mary
9. ?
10. Small Soldiers

Best of 1997
1. L.A. Confidential
2. Good Will Hunting
3. As Good As It Gets
4. Boogie Nights
5. Titanic
6. The Full Monty
7. Wag The Dog
8. The Sweet Hereafter
9. Jackie Brown
10. The Wings Of A Dove

Best of 1996
1. Fargo
2. The English Patient
3. Jerry Maguire
4. Shine
5. Primal Fear
6. Trainspotting
7. Scream
8. Ghosts Of Mississippi
9. The Crucible
10. Sling Blade

Best of 1995
1. The Usual Suspects
2. Braveheart
3. Se7en
4. Apollo 13
5. Dead Man Walking
6. Casino
7. Leaving Las Vegas
8. Twelve Monkeys
9. Nixon
10. Babe

Best of 1994
1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Quiz Show
4. Forrest Gump
5. Four Weddings and A Funeral
6. The Client
7. Interview With A Vampire
8. Little Women
9. Nell
10. Blue Sky

Best of 1993
1. Schindler's List
2. In The Name Of The Father
3. The Fugitive
4. In The Line Of Fire
5. Jurassic Park
6. The Piano
7. What's Love Got To Do With It?
8. Six Degrees Of Separation
9. Reamins Of The Day
10. What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

Best of 1992
1. Unforgiven
2. A Few Good Men
3. The Crying Game
4. Howards End
5. Malcolm X
6. Scent Of A Woman
7. Love Field
8. My Cousin Vinny
9. Lorenzo's Oil
10. Passion Fish

Best of 1991
1. The Silence Of The Lambs
2. Cape Fear
3. JFK
4. Boyz N The Hood
5. Thelma and Louise
6. The Fisher King
7. City Slickers
8. Cape Fear
9. Rambling Rose
10. For The Boys


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Old 09-29-2002, 04:54 PM

I'm bumping this back up because I'm seeing a lot of Best of XXXX threads.

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Old 09-29-2002, 05:58 PM
I have only listed my top 5 of every year since 1990. I'm too lazy to do anymore than that right now. I'll do it one of these days. Trust me, I still have A LOT of catching up to do on the classics.

2002 (as of 9/29/02)

1. CQ
2. Signs
3. Spider-Man
4. 24 Hour Party People
5. The Good Girl

2001

1. The Royal Tenenbaums
2. Amelie
3. The Man Who Wasn't There
4. Moulin Rouge!
5. Ghost World

2000

1. Almost Famous
2. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
3. Requiem For a Dream
4. Unbreakable
5. Remember the Titans

1999

1. Magnolia
2. Being John Malkovich
3. Fight Club
4. Dogma
5. The Sixth Sense

1998

1. Rushmore
2. The Big Lebowski
3. There's Something About Mary
4. The Truman Show
5. Pleasantville

1997

1. Boogie Nights
2. Chasing Amy
3. Jackie Brown
4. Wag the Dog
5. Good Will Hunting

1996

1. Bottle Rocket
2. Hard Eight
3. Flirting With Disaster
4. Swingers
5. Waiting For Guffman

1995

1. The City of Lost Children
2. Mallrats
3. Billy Madison
4. Toy Story
5. -

1994

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Clerks
3. The Shawshank Redemption
4. Dumb and Dumber
5. Leon (The Professional)

1993

1. Dazed and Confused
2. Philadelphia
3. Jurassic Park
4. True Romance
5. The Sandlot

1992

1. Reservoir Dogs
2. Batman Returns
3. Glengarry Glen Ross
4. White Men Can't Jump
5. Wayne's World

1991

1. The Silence of The Lambs
2. Barton Fink
3. What About Bob?
4. -
5. -

1990

1. Goodfellas
2. Le Femme Nikita
3. Awakenings
4. Edward Scissorhands
5. -


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Old 09-29-2002, 06:15 PM
Quentin, Hard Eight is a 1996 movie just so you know. You have it listed in 1997. It's one of my favorite movies too man. It's rare to see many other fans of it. Pretty cool. Anway, just a heads up.

By the way, you are a fucking movie geek god. I am not worthy!

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Old 09-29-2002, 06:24 PM

I don't know what country's release date you go by, but I'm an American and it was released in 1997 in America. 28 February 1997 to be precise, according to the IMDb and is always listed as a 1997 film.
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Old 09-29-2002, 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by QUENTIN
I don't know what country's release date you go by, but I'm an American and it was released in 1997 in America. 28 February 1997 to be precise, according to the IMDb and is always listed as a 1997 film.
Actually, I just checked IMDB and I think your incorrect. In parentheses, next to the title it says 1996 on IMDB. See, Hard Eight AKA Sydney made it's world premier in the US at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on January 20th, 1996. So technically, Hard Eight is a 1996 film. I too go by the American release dates.

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Old 09-29-2002, 07:46 PM
I'll be going with the top film of each year as well.

2002: Signs (as of 9/29)
2001: Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
2000: Traffic
1999: The Boondock Saints
1998: The Big Lebowski
1997: L.A. Confidential
1996: Fargo
1995: Casino
1994: The Shawshank Redemption
1993: The Fugitive
1992: The Last of the Mohicans
1991: The Silence of the Lambs
1990: Goodfellas
1989: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
1988: Rain Man
1987: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
1986: Hoosiers
1985: Back to the Future
1984: Amadeus
1983: A Christmas Story (can't really recall many from 83)
1982: E.T.
1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark
1980: The Elephant Man
1979: Alien
1978: Halloween
1977: Star Wars
1976: The Omen
1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1974: The Godfather II
1973: The Exorcist
1972: The Godfather
1971: Willy Wonka and the Choclate Factory
1970:
1969:
1968: The Producers
1967: The Graduate
1966: A Man For All Seasons
1965: For A Few Dollars More
1964:
1963:
1962: Cape Fear
1961: The Hustler
1960: Psycho
1959: North by Northwest
1958: Vertigo
1957: The Bridge on the River Kwai
1956-1955:
1954: Rear Window
1953-1951:
1950: Sunset Blvd.
1949:
1948: Rope
1947:
1946: It's A Wonderful Life
1945:
1944: Double Indemnity
1943-1940:
1939: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1938-1936:
1935: The 39 Steps

Sorry it is not the most complete list. I hope to make this a more serious list.
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Old 09-29-2002, 07:50 PM

In parenthesis next to the title, sure it says 1996, the year next to the title of a film on the IMDb is just the first time it was played somewhere, but that doesn't mean it is a film of that year. There are tons of movies that play in the film festival circuit for months and months before they are released, if you use the film fesitval circuit as a basis for release date, then 1/4 of all big Oscar contenders are gonna be ineligible... What is used for release date and what the Academy and critics use to determine year is the year of release to the public, if you notice Hard Eight only played at Sundance in 1996, but was released in America on February 28th, 1997. That's why there are two USA release dates on the IMDb. If you choose to go by the festival circuit, you're the first person I've ever seen do that. The rule for year of release is when it hits theaters, Hard Eight didn't come to theaters till 1997.
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