Directors best movie grid

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  1. Dheiner

    Dheiner Gazoo
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    50s action/adventure
    The African Queen
    Ben Hur
    North by Northwest


    90s animated
    Toy Story
    A Bug's Life
    The Nightmare Before Christmas


    30s comedy
    Duck Soup
    Animal Crackers
    A Night at the Opera


    40s drama
    Rebecca
    Casablanca
    The Big Sleep

    (Only because Kane will get enough votes without mine.)

    60s musicals
    The Sound of Music
    The Music Man
    Camelot


    80s science fiction
    Robocop
    Blade Runner
    Back to the Future
     
  2. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    50s action/adventure
    seven samurai
    the bridge on the river kwai
    the hidden fortress

    90s animated
    the iron giant
    ghost in the shell
    ninja scroll (animatrix fans ought to check this out)

    30s comedy
    modern times
    city lights
    the thin man

    40s drama
    casablanca
    the bicycle thief
    double indemnity

    60s musicals
    west side story
    a hard day's night
    the umbrellas of cherbourg

    80s science fiction
    blade runner
    the road warrior
    aliens
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    40s Dramas:

    The Bicycle Thief
    Black Narcissus
    Citizen Kane

    I decided that Welles actually might not get enough votes.



    Brian, you might want to check out Ai no corrida, tied for 157th on the august S&S 100 list. This has by far the most graphic sex that I’ve seen in a mainstream film. Just in case you thought that this was too academic a list. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Jeff Gross

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    I was thinking of doing something like this after becoming frustrated with IMDB's genre lists. Because they have films in so many categories, their lists become meaningless.

    I look forward to seeing the results of this.


    50s action/adventure

    North by Northwest
    Seven Samurai
    Wages of Fear


    90s animated

    Beauty and the Beast
    Aladdin
    Lion King


    30s comedy

    Bringing Up Baby
    It Happened One Night
    Duck Soup


    40s drama

    Casablanca
    Rebecca
    The Bicycle Thief


    60s musicals

    My Fair Lady
    West Side Story
    The Sound of Music


    80s science fiction

    Blade Runner
    Aliens
    The Terminator
     
  5. Kirk Tsai

    Kirk Tsai Screenwriter

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    50s action/adventure
    Seven Samurai
    North By Northwest
    Bridge on the River Kwai

    90s animated
    Toy Story
    Princess Mononoke
    Toy Story 2

    30s comedy
    City Lights
    Trouble in Paradise
    Duck Soup

    40s drama
    The Bicycle Thief
    Casablanca
    The Red Shoes

    60s musicals
    West Side Story
    Mary Poppins
    A Hard Day's Night

    80s science fiction
    The Empire Strikes Back
    E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial
    Back To The Future
     
  6. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    FYI Lew, Akira was released in the 80's

    50s action/adventure
    Seven Samurai
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    North By Northwest


    90s animated (This list would be different if I were to list non-theatrical releases)
    Ghost in the Shell
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Iron Giant


    30s comedy
    My Man Godfrey
    Ninotchka
    Trouble in Paradise


    40s drama
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    White Heat
    The Red Shoes


    60s musicals
    The Sound of Music
    West Side Story
    The Producers


    80s science fiction
    Blade Runner
    The Terminator
    Robocop
     
  7. ErikG

    ErikG Cinematographer

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    50s Action/Adventure
    Ben Hur


    90s Animated
    The Iron Giant
    Toy Story
    Toy Story 2



    30s Comedy
    abstain


    40s Drama
    abstain


    60s Musicals
    abstain


    80s Science Fiction
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Flash Gordon
    Return of the Jedi
     
  8. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Here are my picks:


    50s action/adventure:

    Seven Samurai
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    The Wages of Fear

    90s animated:

    The Iron Giant
    Ghost in the Shell
    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    30s comedy:

    Ninotchka
    It Happened One Night
    My Man Godfrey

    40s drama:

    Casablanca
    Citizen Kane
    The Bicycle Thief

    80s science fiction:

    Robocop
    The Terminator
    Blade Runner


    I'll skip the musicals - they're not really my cup of tea. [​IMG]

    Tough making only three choices in the 30s comedy and 40s drama fields. [​IMG]
     
  9. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    BTW,

    I realize that sometimes people change some of their choices. Please do this the way Lew has done, by making a new post. I'm entering these into my excel sheet as I read them, so if you go back and modify the original I might never catch it.

    Thanks.
     
  10. Brook K

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    This is hard

    50s action/adventure
    High Noon
    Bob Le Flambeur
    Seven Samurai

    90s animated
    Toy Story
    The Iron Giant
    Princess Mononoke

    30s comedy
    It Happened One Night
    Trouble In Paradise
    The Thin Man

    40s drama
    The Maltese Falcon
    The Red Shoes
    Germany Year Zero

    60s musicals
    The Sound Of Music
    West Side Story
    My Fair Lady

    80s science fiction
    The Road Warrior
    The Terminator
    The Last Starfighter
     
  11. JenB

    JenB Screenwriter

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    50s action/adventure

    North by Northwest
    The African Queen
    Bridge on the River Kwai

    90s animated

    Kiki's Delivery Service
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Toy Story

    Tough one-I had several other faves this decade also.

    30s comedy

    Modern Times
    City Lights

    40s drama

    Casablanca
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Citizen Kane

    60s musicals

    Mary Poppins
    Camelot
    West Side Story

    Another tough one since I had over 5 other faves for this decade because the 1960s were a great time for musicals.

    80s science fiction

    The Empire Strikes Back
    Flash Gordon
    Return of the Jedi

    Also, a very tough one as well since I again had over 10 other faves this decade because the 1980s had many great science fiction movies.
     
  12. Kirk Tsai

    Kirk Tsai Screenwriter

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    Looking over some other's lists, the genre distinctions is looking to be a major problem. I discount High Noon for action/adventure since it's going to be in my Westerns, and The Red Shoes will be in my Musicals.
     
  13. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Well genres are always fuzzy. In this case, feel free to put a movie in more than one genre if you like. Lots of movies don't fall clearly into a single category. But looking at the results (so far), I think it's all going to work out in the end.
     
  14. Rand

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    50s action/adventure
    Seven Samurai
    Ben-Hur
    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    90s animated
    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    30s comedy
    Modern Times
    Bringing Up Baby
    My Man Godfrey

    40s drama
    Citizen Kane
    The Best Years of Our Lives
    Casablanca

    60s musicals
    West Side Story
    The Music Man
    The Sound of Music

    80s science fiction
    Blade Runner
    Aliens
    The Empire Strikes Back
     
  15. Jeff Gross

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    I'm surprised at how poorly Disney is fairing in the animated category. The 1990s was a great decade for them. The produced the only animated movie to be nominated for best picture and the highest grossing animated films in that time frame.
     
  16. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    50s action / adventure
    Ben Hur
    The Hidden Fortress
    The Enemy Below

    90s animated
    Princess Mononoke
    Toy Story
    Ghost In The Shell

    30s comedy
    City Lights
    My Man Godfrey
    A Night At The Opera

    40s drama
    Citizen Kane
    Out of the Past
    Double Indemnity

    60s musical
    My Fair Lady
    The Music Man
    A Hard Day's Night

    80s SF
    The Quiet Earth
    Blade Runner
    Scanners

    - Walter.
     
  17. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Thanks Jim. My new list for 90s Animation:
     
  18. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Lew, Just curious. You haven't seen films like Toy Story and Beauty & the Beast or you just don't like them?
     
  19. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    George,

    I don’t care for Beauty and the Beast enough to cast a vote, but I can well understand those who do. I’ve only seen Toy Story in the midst of a kid’s birthday party and while it seemed quite good (good enough, in fact that I have it on my Netflix list), I can’t in good conscience cast a vote.

    I’m sure based on seeing Spirited Away that there are some Japanese animation from the 90s that I’d like, but this is a film form that I need to catch up on.
     
  20. ErikG

    ErikG Cinematographer

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    Update for my list:


    40's Drama
    Casablanca


    60's Musicals
    Mary Poppins
     

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