Best Movie Years - A Poll

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  1. Jan H

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    Polls have kind of lost their allure in the wake of all of the fun drafts and tourneys that we've had recently. So give me a list of the top-5 greatest years in the history of cinema with a list (of whatever length you choose) of some of your faves from that year. Off the top of my head, mine are:

    1. 1993 - Schindler's List, The Piano, Remains of the Day, The Fugitive, The Joy Luck Club, In the Name of the Father, Jurrassic Park, Menace II Society, Romper Stomper, Leolo

    2. 1981 - Reds, Excalibur, On Golden Pond, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Chariots of Fire, Das Boot

    3. 1939 - Gone with the Wind, Stagecoach, Wizard of Oz, etc.

    4. 1977 - Star Wars, Annie Hall, Close Encounters, That Obscure Object of Desire, etc.

    5. 1959 - Ben-Hur, Some Like it Hot, La Dolce Vita, etc.
     
  2. Bill J

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    1998
    1962
    2001
    1957
    1941
     
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    1982
    2001
    1998
    1993
    1979
     
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    1938 - The Lady Vanishes, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Pygmalion, Bringing Up Baby, Angels With Dirty Faces, Alexander Nevsky, Quai des Brumes

    1940 - His Girl Friday, Fantasia, Pinnochio, The Grapes of Wrath, Rebecca, Foreign Correspondent, The Philadelphia Story, The Sea Hawk, The Mark of Zorro, The Great McGinty

    1941 - Sullivan's Travels, The Lady Eve, The Maltese Falcon, Citizen Kane, Sergeant York, The Devil and Daniel Webster, The Little Foxes, Meet John Doe, How Green Was My Valley, The Sea Wolf

    1942 - Casablanca, To Be or Not to Be, Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Black Swan, Ivan the Terrible, Part I, Kings Row, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Palm Beach Story

    1946 - It's a Wonderful Life, Great Expectations, A Matter of Life and Death, The Best Years of Our Lives, Odd Man Out, The Big Sleep, Shoe-Shine, Notorious, My Darling Clementine, Beauty and the Beast, The Killers, Ivan the Terrible, Part II

    1957 - Throne of Blood, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Paths of Glory, A Face in the Crowd, Sweet Smell of Success, The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, 12 Angry Men, Witness for the Prosecution, Nights of Cabiria
     
  5. Richard Kim

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    Right now, I can only think of two years:

    1994- The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Lion King, The Hudsucker Proxy, Speed

    1999- American Beauty, Fight Club, The Sixth Sense, The Matrix, Star Wars Episode I, Toy Story 2, Three Kings, Rushmore
     
  6. george kaplan

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    Almost impossible to just pick 5 years, but here goes:

    1974:
    The Godfather, Part 2
    Chinatown
    Young Frankenstein
    Blazing Saddles
    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
    The Towering Inferno

    1959:
    North by Northwest
    Some Like It Hot
    Pillow Talk
    Ben-Hur
    Sleeping Beauty
    Operation Petticoat
    Anatomy of a Murder

    1963:
    Charade
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    From Russia With Love
    The Great Escape
    Man's Favorite Sport?
    The Pink Panther
    Irma La Douce
    The Birds

    1964:
    Dr. Strangelove
    A Hard Day's Night
    Goldfinger
    My Fair Lady
    Marnie
    The Train
    Father Goose
    Seven Days in May
    Kiss Me, Stupid
    A Fistful of Dollars
    Mary Poppins
    A Shot in the Dark

    1960:
    The Apartment
    Psycho
    The Magnificent Seven
    Spartacus
    Swiss Family Robinson
    Pollyanna


    Honorable mention to:

    1968
    1941
    1980
    1967
    1944
    1982
    1946
    1975
    1987
    1972
    1942
    1938
    1954
    1951
    1949
    1936
    1977
    1978
    1947
    1988
    1935
    1991
    1981
    1973
    1983
    1940
    1966
    1958
    1939
    1925
    1995
    1970
    1933
    1953
    1999
    1985
    1934
    1937
    1957
    1961
    1989
    1969
    1997
    1965
    1984
    1993
    1931
    1955
    1956
    1986
    1952
    1948
    1992
    1990
    1998
    1976
    1994
    1971
    1962
     
  7. Rand

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    Without a doubt:

    1939
     
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    1939
     

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