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Directors Your Favorite films of the year by year.

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Brian Lawrence, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. Brian Lawrence

    Brian Lawrence Well-Known Member

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    I thought this might be an interesting twist on the traditional Favorite/Best movie polls, Rather than a standard Top 10 of alltime, I thought it would be more interesting to see a list of what everyones favorite film is for each year dating back however far one chooses. [​IMG]

    My list


    30- All Quiet on the Western Front
    31- City Lights
    32- Horse Feathers
    33- King Kong
    34- L' Atalante
    35- Top Hat
    36- San Francisco
    37- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    38- Bringing Up Baby
    39- Gone with the Wind
    40- Pinocchio
    41- Sullivan's Travels
    42- Casablanca
    43- Song of Bernadette
    44- Double Indemnity
    45- Mildred Pierce
    46- It's a Wonderful Life
    47- Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    48- Bicycle Thief
    49- Orphée
    50- Harvey
    51- Day the Earth Stood Still
    52- Umberto D.
    53- Naked Spur, The
    54- Dial M for Murder
    55- Smiles of a Summer Night
    56- Forbidden Planet
    57- Nights of Cabiria
    58- Hidden Fortress
    59- North by Northwest
    60- House of Usher
    61- Through a Glass Darkly
    62- To Kill a Mockingbird
    63- From Russia with Love
    64- My Fair Lady
    65- For a Few Dollars More
    66- Persona
    67- Jungle Book
    68- Night of the Living Dead
    69- Andrei Rublev
    70- Claire's Knee
    71- Last Picture Show
    72- Cries & Whispers
    73- Aguirre: Wrath of God
    74- Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    75- Picnic at Hanging Rock
    76- Network
    77- Star Wars
    78- Halloween
    79- Manhattan
    80- Empire Strikes Back
    81- Road Warrior
    82- Blade Runner
    83- Terms of Endearment
    84- Blood Simple
    85- Anne of Green Gables
    86- Aliens
    87- Housekeeping
    88- Accidental Tourist
    89- Lonesome Dove
    90- An Angel at My Table
    91- Double Life of Veronique
    92- Howards Ends
    93- Piano, The
    94- Red
    95- Little Princess, A
    96- Breaking the Waves
    97- Eve's Bayou
    98- Big Lebowski
    99- Blair Witch Project
    00- Virgin Suicides
    01- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    02- Hours, The
     
  2. MartinTeller

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    Since I'm a total insomniac right now, I'm game. But I'm such a weenie about narrowing it down, I've got to do top 3 for each year (even that was hard for some years).

    71: A Clockwork Orange (runner-up: Harold and Maude / 3rd: Bananas)

    72: The Godfather (runner-up: Cries and Whispers / 3rd: Deliverance)

    73: Sleeper (runner-up: Aguirre, The Wrath of God / 3rd: Scenes from a Marriage)

    74: Young Frankenstein (runner-up: The Godfather, Part II / 3rd: A Woman Under the Influence)

    75: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (runner-up: Monty Python & the Holy Grail / 3rd: Love and Death)

    76: Taxi Driver (runner-up: Network / 3rd: Carrie)

    77: Eraserhead (runner-up: Star Wars / 3rd: Annie Hall)

    78: Midnight Express (runner-up: Halloween / 3rd: Autumn Sonata)

    79: All That Jazz (runner-up: Alien / 3rd: Apocalypse Now)

    80: The Empire Strikes Back (runner-up: Airplane! / 3rd: The Shining)

    81: Raiders of the Lost Ark (runner-up: Polyester / 3rd: Escape from New York)

    82: Pink Floyd The Wall (runner-up: Blade Runner / 3rd: Fitzcarraldo)

    83: Zelig (runner-up: The King of Comedy / 3rd: Return of the Jedi)

    84: El Norte (runner-up: Amadeus / 3rd: This is Spinal Tap)

    85: Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (runner-up: Ran / 3rd: Brazil)

    86: Blue Velvet (runner-up: River's Edge / 3rd: Hannah and her Sisters)

    87: Raising Arizona (runner-up: Swimming to Cambodia / 3rd: Wings of Desire)

    88: Tapeheads (runner-up: Drowning by Numbers / 3rd: Midnight Run)

    89: Drugstore Cowboy (runner-up: Crimes and Misdemeanors / 3rd: The Killer)

    90: Goodfellas (runner-up: House Party / 3rd: La Femme Nikita)

    91: Silence of the Lambs (runner-up: Defending Your Life / 3rd: Terminator 2)

    92: Glengarry Glen Ross (runner-up: Husbands and Wives / 3rd: Monster in a Box)

    93: The Scent of Green Papaya (runner-up: Madadayo / 3rd: Schindler's List)

    94: Vive L'Amour (runner-up: Bullets Over Broadway / 3rd: Pulp Fiction)

    95: Safe (runner-up: Cyclo / 3rd: Welcome to the Dollhouse)

    96: Fargo (runner-up: Waiting for Guffman / 3rd: Bottle Rocket)

    97: Princess Mononoke (runner-up: Boogie Nights / 3rd: The River)

    98: The Hole (runner-up: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas / 3rd: Rushmore)

    99: American Movie (runner-up: Toy Story 2 / 3rd: Boys Don't Cry)

    00: The Vertical Ray of the Sun (runner-up: Dancer in the Dark / 3rd: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)

    01: The Fellowship of the Ring (runner-up: The Royal Tenenbaums / 3rd: What Time Is It There?)

    02: The Two Towers (runner-up: Catch Me If You Can / 3rd: About a Boy)

    03: Return of the King * (runner-up: Kill Bill Vol. 1 / 3rd: Lost in Translation)


    * I just know, okay?
     
  3. george kaplan

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    Well this is off the top of my head, so I might have some other choices I'm forgetting about in certain years. Anyway,

    1921The Kid
    1922Robin Hood
    1923Safety Last
    1924Sherlock, Jr.
    1925The Gold Rush
    1926The Lodger
    1927Metropolis
    1928The Circus
    1929Blackmail
    1930Murder
    1931M
    1932Trouble in Paradise
    1933Duck Soup
    1934The Thin Man
    1935The 39 Steps
    1936Modern Times
    1937Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
    1938The Lady Vanishes
    1939The Wizard of Oz
    1940The Philadelphia Story
    1941Citizen Kane
    1942Casablanca
    1943Shadow of a Doubt
    1944Double Indemnity
    1945Open City
    1946The Big Sleep
    1947It's a Wonderful Life
    1948Sorry, Wrong Number
    1949Adam's Rib
    1950Harvey
    1951The African Queen
    1952High Noon
    1953Stalag 17
    1954Rear Window
    1955The Seven Year Itch
    1956The Court Jester
    1957The Bridge on the River Kwai
    1958Vertigo
    1959North by Northwest
    1960The Apartment
    1961West Side Story
    1962The Manchurian Candidate
    1963Charade
    1964Dr. Strangelove
    1965The Sound of Music
    1966The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
    1967The Graduate
    19682001
    1969Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
    1970Mash
    1971The French Connection
    1972The Godfather
    1973The Sting
    1974The Godfather, Part 2
    1975Jaws
    1976Rocky
    1977Star Wars
    1978Animal House
    1979Time After Time
    1980The Empire Strikes Back
    1981Raiders of the Lost Ark
    1982E.T.
    1983Return of the Jedi
    1984The Terminator
    1985Back to the Future
    1986Aliens
    1987Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    1988Die Hard
    1989Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade
    1990Goodfellas
    1991Terminator 2
    1992Unforgiven
    1993Groundhog Day
    1994Forrest Gump
    1995Toy Story
    1996The Rock
    1997L.A. Confidential
    1998A Bug's Life
    1999Toy Story 2
    2000Meet the Parents
    2001The Fellowship of the Ring
    2002The Two Towers
    2003Finding Nemo
     
  4. JonZ

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    Finally another person who appreciates the underrated Drugstore Cowboy - one of my favorites.

    Im just gonna go from the 79 and up.....

    79 Apocalypse Now
    80 Raging Bull
    81 Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    82
    83
    84 Amadeus
    85 Ran
    86 Platoon
    87 Last Emperor
    88
    89 Born On The Fourth Of July/Drugstore Cowboy (Tie-cant pick)
    90 Goodfellas
    91 JFK
    92 Malcolm X
    93 Schindlers List
    94 Ed Wood
    95 Nixon,Dead Man Walking, Leaving Las Vegas (What a great year for movies)
    96 Bound
    97 Fargo
    98 A Simple Plan
    99 The Insider
    00 Requiem For A Dream
    01 Memento
    02 Black Hawk Down/The Pianist (undecided)
     
  5. Patrick McCart

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    2003 - ??? (I think I'll like the Looney Tunes movie and Return of the King)

    2002 - The Two Towers

    2001 - Tie between Moulin Rouge! and The Fellowship of the Ring

    2000 - Shadow of the Vampire

    1999 - The Phantom Menace

    1998 - The Big Lebowski

    1997 - Liar Liar

    1996 - Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

    1995 - Apollo 13

    1994 - The Shawshank Redemption

    1993 - Groundhog Day

    1992 - n/a

    1991 - Terminator 2: Judgement Day

    1990 - Goodfellas

    1989 - Tie between Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, UHF, and The Abyss

    1988 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    1987 - Full Metal Jacket

    1986 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    1985 - Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

    1984 - Amadeus

    1983 - A Christmas Story

    1982 - Poltergeist

    1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1980 - Tie between The Blues Brothers, The Shining, The Elephant Man, and The Empire Strikes Back.

    1979 - Tie between Being There and Apocalypse Now

    1978 - Superman: The Movie

    1977 - Star Wars

    1976 - n/a for the time being

    1975 - Tie between Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Jaws

    1974 - Tie between Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and The Godfather Part II

    1973 - The Day of the Jackal

    1972 - Tie between The Godfather and Deliverance

    1971 - Tie between Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, A Clockwork Orange, Dirty Harry, Bananas, and Macbeth (Polanski).

    1970 - Patton

    1969 - n/a for the time being

    1968 - Tie between 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Producers.

    1967 - Tie between Bonnie and Clyde and Magical Mystery Tour

    1966 - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    1965 - Tie between Doctor Zhivago and Help!

    1964 - Tie between Goldfinger, Dr. Strangelove, My Fair Lady, and A Hard Day's Night

    1963 - Tie between 8 1/2, It's A Mad^4 World, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, and The Haunting

    1962 - Lawrence of Arabia

    1961 - West Side Story

    1960 - Psycho

    1959 - Tie between Ben-Hur, North By Northwest, and Some Like It Hot

    1958 - Vertigo

    1957 - The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1956 - Tie between Around the World in Eighty Day and The Court Jester

    1955 - Les Diaboliques

    1954 - Tie between Rear Window and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    1953 - n/a for the time being

    1952 - Singin' in the Rain

    1951 - The Thing, An American in Paris, Strangers on a Train, and A Streetcar Named Desire.

    1950 - Sunset Blvd and Harvey

    1949 - n/a for the time being

    1948 - Rope

    1947 - n/a for the time being

    1946 - Tie between Notorious and It's A Wonderful Life

    1945 - n/a

    1944 - Arsenic and Old Lace

    1943 - Phantom of the Opera

    1942 - Tie between Yankee Doodle Dandy, Spy Smasher, and Casablanca

    1941 - Tie between Dumbo, Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, Sullivan's Travels, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith

    1940 - Fantasia, The Great Dictator and The Bank Dick

    1939 - Tie between Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    1938 - The Adventures of Robin Hood

    1937 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    1936 - Flash Gordon (first serial), The Milky Way and Modern Times

    1935 - Bride of Frankenstein

    1934 - The Thin Man, It Happened One Night, The Cat's Paw, and The Black Cat

    1933 - Duck Soup, King Kong, and The Invisible Man

    1932 - The Mummy, Pack Up Your Troubles, Freaks, and Vampyr

    1931 - Dracula, Frankenstein, Dracula (spanish), City Lights, and M.

    1930 - All Quiet on the Western Front

    1929 - Un chein andalou and Big Business

    1928 - The Circus, The Cameraman, Speedy, and The Passion of Joan of Arc

    1927 - Metropolis, The Unknown, Sunrise, Napoleon, and The General

    1926 - The Strong Man

    1925 - Greed, Phantom of the Opera, Ben-Hur, The Freshman, Seven Chances, and Battleship Potemkin

    1924 - Sherlock Jr., He Who Gets Slapped, Girl Shy

    1923 - Safety Last

    1922 - Cops

    1921 - The Playhouse

    1920 - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    pre-1920 - Intolerance, The Great Train Robbery, Little Nemo, A Trip to the Moon, and Gertie the Dinosaur.
     
  6. george kaplan

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    Patrick,

    You listed 6 movies for 1925 and the Gold Rush wasn't one of them? I've had people disagree with me that it's the best silent film ever made, but I never before heard anyone say there were 6 better silent films just in that one year. [​IMG]
     
  7. Brian Lawrence

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    I see you have Best Picture Academy Award winner Unforgiven for your 1992 pick. [​IMG]

     
  8. george kaplan

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    Well it was off the top of my head. And Unforgiven was a great movie, and not at all a bad choice (surprisingly). But I guess I'd replace it with Aladdin (which has become retrospectively bashed quite a bit around here, but remains one of the best of the Disney films, IMO).
     
  9. Kristian

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    I'll probably expand this list later. For now, the cutoff point is 1977.

    Now I've gone all the way back to 1931. I had to leave a lot of years blank, because honestly, I just haven't seen any noteworthy films from those years yet. Hopefully, some of those blanks will be filled over the next few months.

    2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    2003: Love Actually The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    1999: Toy Story 2
    1998: Saving Private Ryan
    1997: Titanic
    1996: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    1995: Braveheart
    1994: The Lion King
    1993: Jurassic Park Schindler's List
    1992: Unforgiven
    1991: Beauty and the Beast
    1990: Back to the Future Part III
    1989: The Little Mermaid
    1988: Who Framed Roger Rabbit Grave of the Fireflies
    1987: Empire of the Sun
    1986: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    1985: Back to the Future
    1984: Amadeus
    1983: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
    1982: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark
    1980: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
    1979: The Muppet Movie
    1978: Superman: The Movie
    1977: (tie) Close Encounters of the Third Kind + Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
    1976: The Outlaw Josey Wales
    1975: Jaws
    1974: The Godfather Part II
    1973: American Graffiti
    1972:
    1971: Duel
    1970:
    1969: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    1968: 2001: A Space Odyssey
    1967: The Jungle Book
    1966: Batman: The Movie [​IMG]
    1965: Thunderball
    1964: Mary Poppins
    1963: The Birds
    1962: Lawrence of Arabia
    1961: The Parent Trap
    1960: Spartacus
    1959: North by Northwest
    1958:
    1957: 12 Angry Men
    1956: The Ten Commandments
    1955: Lady and the Tramp
    1954: On the Waterfront
    1953: Peter Pan
    1952:
    1951: Strangers on a Train
    1950: Cinderella
    1949:
    1948:
    1947:
    1946: Notorious
    1945: Spellbound
    1944: Lifeboat
    1943:
    1942: Bambi
    1941: Citizen Kane
    1940: (tie) Fantasia + Pinocchio
    1939:
    1938: The Adventures of Robin Hood
    1937: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    1936:
    1935:
    1934:
    1933: King Kong
    1932: The Mummy
    1931: Frankenstein
     
  10. Steve Christou

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    Cool topic Brian, but I found it nearly impossible to pick just one favorite for each year.


    1930 - Animal Crackers
    1931 - Frankenstein/ Monkey Business
    1932 - Scarface/ Horse Feathers
    1933 - King Kong/ Duck Soup
    1934 - It Happened One Night
    1935 - Bride of Frankenstein/ Night at the Opera
    1936 - Things to Come
    1937 - Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
    1938 - Adventures of Robin Hood
    1939 - Gone With the Wind

    1940 - Fantasia/ Pinocchio/ Rebecca
    1941 - Citizen Kane
    1942 - Casablanca
    1943 - Shadow of a Doubt
    1944 - Henry V
    1945 - Spellbound
    1946 - Notorious/ It's a Wonderful Life
    1947 - The Ghost and Mrs.Muir
    1948 - Red River
    1949 - On the Town

    1950 - Cinderella/ Harvey
    1951 - An American in Paris/ The Day the Earth Stood Still/ The Thing
    1952 - Singin' in the Rain
    1953 - The Band Wagon/ The War of the Worlds
    1954 - Rear Window/ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    1955 - It's Always Fair Weather/ This Island Earth
    1956 - Forbidden Planet/ The Ten Commandments
    1957 - Bridge on the River Kwai/ Gunfight at the OK Corral
    1958 - Vertigo/ The Big Country/ Night of the Demon/ Dracula
    1959 - Ben-Hur/ Some Like it Hot/ North by Northwest/ Rio Bravo

    1960-2003 Coming soon!
     
  11. Walter Kittel

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    It was almost impossible to settle on one film in any given year. If you just *have* to have my top pick the leftmost pick per year is the top choice. I chose to stop at 1938 as I haven't seen that many titles prior to that year.

    2002 25th Hour / LOTR: TTT
    2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence / Mulholland Dr. / LOTR: FOTR
    2000 Almost Famous / Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

    1999 Magnolia / The Matrix / Eyes Wide Shut
    1998 The Horse Whisperer / Gods and Monsters / Dark City / Elizabeth
    1997 The Sweet Hereafter / Eve's Bayou / L.A. Confidential / Boogie Nights
    1996 The English Patient / Lone Star / Microcosmos
    1995 Sense and Sensibility / A Little Princess
    1994 Three Colors: Red / Pulp Fiction / The Shawshank Redemption
    1993 The Piano / Three Colors: Blue / Schindler's List
    1992 Unforgiven / One False Move / The Last of the Mohicans / A River Runs Through It
    1991 Grand Canyon / Raise the Red Lantern / Flirting
    1990 Miller's Crossing / Goodfellas

    1989 Say Anything / Field of Dreams / Do The Right Thing
    1988 Grave of the Fireflies / Tucker: The Man and His Dream / A Fish Called Wanda
    1987 Wings of Desire / The Last Emperor / Angel Heart
    1986 Blue Velvet / Platoon / Salvador
    1985 Ran / The Quiet Earth / Brazil
    1984 Blood Simple / The Killing Fields / The Natural
    1983 The Right Stuff / Tender Mercies / A Christmas Story
    1982 Blade Runner / The Verdict / Diner
    1981 Chariots of Fire / Raiders of the Lost Ark
    1980 Raging Bull / The Elephant Man

    1979 Apocalypse Now / Being There
    1978 Coming Home / The Deerhunter / Superman
    1977 Star Wars / Annie Hall
    1976 Taxi Driver / Marathon Man / Network
    1975 Jaws / Monty Python and the Holy Grail / Smile
    1974 Chinatown / The Conversation / Godfather Pt. II
    1973 The Sting / Mean Streets / Papillon / Paper Moon
    1972 The Godfather / Solaris / Un Flic / Deliverance
    1971 A Clockwork Orange / The Last Picture Show / Get Carter / Dirty Harry
    1970 MASH / Little Big Man / Colossus: The Forbin Project

    1969 The Wild Bunch / Midnight Cowboy
    1968 2001: A Space Odyssey / Once Upon A Time In The West
    1967 Cool Hand Luke / In Cold Blood / Bedazzled
    1966 The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly / Seconds / Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    1965 The Flight of the Phoenix / The Sound of Music
    1964 Dr. Strangelove / Goldfinger / A Hard Day's Night
    1963 Hud / The Haunting / 8 1/2
    1962 Lawrence of Arabia / To Kill A Mockingbird
    1961 The Hustler / Last Year at Marienbad
    1960 Spartacus / Breathless

    1959 Some Like It Hot / Ben-Hur / North By Northwest
    1958 Vertigo / The Big Country / Touch of Evil
    1957 Paths of Glory / The Bridge on the River Kwai / Sweet Smell of Success
    1956 The Searchers / Invasion of the Body Snatchers / The Ten Commandments
    1955 The Night of the Hunter / Mister Roberts / Bob le Flambeur
    1954 Seven Samurai / Rear Window / On the Waterfront / Them!
    1953 The Big Heat / Roman Holiday / From Here to Eternity
    1952 Singin' In The Rain / High Noon
    1951 The Day The Earth Stood Still / The African Queen / An American In Paris
    1950 In A Lonely Place / Harvey / Sunset Blvd. / Rashomon

    1949 The Third Man / The Set-Up / Twelve O'Clock High
    1948 Force of Evil / The Treasure of the Sierra Madre / Red River / Unfaithfully Yours
    1947 Out of the Past / Black Narcissus / Kiss of Death
    1946 Gilda / It's A Wonderful Life / Notorious / The Big Sleep
    1945 Mildred Pierce / Brief Encounter / Scarlet Street
    1944 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek / Double Indemnity / Laura / Murder, My Sweet
    1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp / The Ox-Bow Incident
    1942 Casablanca / The Magnificent Ambersons / To Be Or Not To Be
    1941 Citizen Kane / Sullivan's Travels / The Devil and Daniel Webster / The Maltese Falcon
    1940 Rebecca / The Philadelphia Story / Pinocchio / His Girl Friday

    1939 Rules of the Game / Mr. Smith Goes to Washington / Wuthering Heights / Wizard of Oz
    1938 Bringing Up Baby / The Adventures of Robin Hood / The Lady Vanishes

    - Walter.
     
  12. Lew Crippen

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    Of course this is just pretty much a guess—I’m not that big on ‘best’. Plus I am sure that I did not even think of a good many candidates for each year.


    1915.Birth of a Nation
    1916.Intolerance
    1917.Coney Island
    1918.Shoulder Arms
    1919.Broken Blossoms
    1920.The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    1921.Haxan
    1922.Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horrors
    1923.Safety Last
    1924.Sherlock Jr.
    1925.The Gold Rush
    1926.The Black Pirate
    1927.Metropolis
    1928.The Passion of Joan of Arc
    1929.Un chein andalou
    1930.All Quiet on the Western Fron
    1931.M
    1932.I Was Born But…
    1933.Duck Soup
    1934.It Happened One Night
    1935.Bride of Frankenstein
    1936.Modern Times
    1937.Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    1938.Grand Illusion
    1939.The Wizard of Oz
    1940.The Shop Around the Corner
    1941.Citizen Kane
    1942.The Palm Beach Story
    1943.Day of Wrath
    1944.Henry V
    1945.Children of Paradise
    1946.Beauty and the Beast
    1947.Black Narcissus
    1948.The Red Shoes
    1949.The Third Man
    1950.Sunset Blvd.
    1951.A Streetcar Named Desire
    1952.Ikiru
    1953.Tokyo Story
    1954.Seven Samurai
    1955.Ordet
    1956.All That Heaven Allows
    1957.Wild Strawberries
    1958.Vertigo
    1959.The 400 Blows
    1960.L’Avventura
    1961.West Side Story
    1962.My Life to Live
    1963.8 1/2
    1964.Dr. Strangelove
    1965.Pierrot le fou
    1966.Andrei Rublev
    1967.Playtime
    1968.2001: A Space Odyssey
    1969.The Wild Bunch
    1970.The Red Circle
    1971.The French Connection
    1972.The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    1973.Aguirre: The Wrath of God
    1974.The Godfather, Part II
    1975.Salò
    1976.Taxi Driver
    1977.That Obscure Object of Desire
    1978.Tree of the Wooden Clogs
    1979.Manhattan
    1980.The Empire Strikes Back
    1981.Raiders of the Lost Ark
    1982.The Year of Living Dangerously
    1983.The Right Stuff
    1984.Amadeus
    1985.Ran
    1986.Aliens
    1987.Full Metal Jacket
    1988.The Last Temptation of Christ
    1989.Do the Right Thing
    1990.Goodfellas
    1991.Raise the Red Lantern
    1992.Unforgiven
    1993.The Age of Innocence
    1994.Chungking Express
    1995.Babe
    1996.Fargo
    1997.Boogie Nights
    1998.The Thin Red Line
    1999.Eyes Wide Shut
    2000.Yi Yi
    2001.The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    2002.The Pianist
    Mystic River (so far)
     
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    2003: American Splendor
    2002: Road to Perdition
    2001: Memento
    2000: Billy Elliot
    1999: The Green Mile
    1998: A Simple Plan
    1997: L.A. Confidential
    1996: Fargo
    1995: Smoke
    1994: The Shawshank Redemption
    1993: Rudy
    1992: A Midnight Clear
    1991: Boyz N the Hood
    1990: Awakenings
    1989: Field of Dreams
    1988: Dominick & Eugene
     
  14. MartinTeller

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    My list continued...

    70: Five Easy Pieces (runner-up: Joe / 3rd: Dodes-kaden)

    69: Easy Rider (runner-up: Sorrow and the Pity / 3rd: Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid)

    68: 2001 A Space Odyssey (runner-up: Yellow Submarine / 3rd: Night of the Living Dead)

    67: The Graduate (runner-up: Branded to Kill / 3rd: Bonnie and Clyde)

    66: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (runner-up: How to Steal a Million / 3rd: Batman)

    65: Red Beard (runner-up: Thunderball)

    64: Dr. Strangelove (runner-up: Goldfinger / 3rd: Kwaidan)

    63: The Birds (runner-up: Winter Light / 3rd: An Actor's Revenge)

    62: Sanjuro (runner-up: To Kill a Mockingbird / 3rd: Lolita)

    61: Yojimbo (runner-up: Through a Glass Darkly / 3rd: Breakfast at Tiffany's)

    60: L'Avventura (runner-up: The Time Machine / 3rd: Psycho)

    59: North by Northwest (runner-up: Black Orpheus / 3rd: Some Like It Hot)

    58: Vertigo (runner-up: The Hidden Fortress / 3rd: Touch of Evil)

    57: The Seventh Seal (runner-up: Wild Strawberries / 3rd: Throne of Blood)

    56: Forbidden Planet (runner-up: The Killing / 3rd: The Man Who Knew Too Much)

    55: Night of the Hunter (runner-up: The Trouble With Harry / 3rd: Diabolique)

    54: Seven Samurai (runner-up: Rear Window / 3rd: Sabrina)

    53: haven't seen any 1953 films worth mentioning

    52: Ikiru (runner-up: Singin' in the Rain)

    51: Strangers on a Train

    50: Rashomon

    49: The Third Man

    48: Rope

    47: haven't seen any 1947 films worth mentioning

    46: It's a Wonderful Life (runner-up: La Belle et la Bete / 3rd: Notorious)

    45: Brief Encounter (runner-up: Les Dames du Bois des Boulogne)

    44: Gaslight (runner-up: Arsenic and Old Lace / 3rd: Lifeboat)

    43: Shadow of a Doubt (runner-up: Day of Wrath)

    42: Casablanca

    41: Citizen Kane

    40: Rebecca (runner-up: Fantasia / 3rd: Foreign Correspondent)

    39: The Wizard of Oz (runner-up: La Regle du Jeu / 3rd: Mr. Smith Goes to Washingtom)

    38: You Can't Take It With You (runner-up: The Lady Vanishes)

    37: Young and Innocent (runner-up: Snow White)

    36: My Man Godfrey (runner-up: Une Partie de Campagne / 3rd: Sabotage)

    35: The 39 Steps

    34: It Happened One Night (runner-up: L'Atalante)

    33: Duck Soup (runner-up: Liebelei / 3rd: King Kong)

    32: Horse Feathers

    31: Monkey Business (runner-up: La Chienne)

    30: Animal Crackers (runner-up: L'Age d'Or)

    29: The Man with the Movie Camera (runner-up: The Cocoanuts)

    28: The Passion of Joan of Arc

    27: Metropolis (runner-up: The General)
     
  15. Steve Christou

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    These are my favorite movies of each year, not best of, big difference.
    There are quite a few guilty pleasure favorites here too.[​IMG]
    A top ten of each year would be the best way to go, but would take up a lot of space, or maybe year by year threads?

    1960 - Spartacus/ Psycho/ The Magnificent Seven
    1961 - El Cid/ West Side Story/ The Innocents
    1962 - Lawrence of Arabia/ Dr.No
    1963 - The Great Escape/ The Birds/ Jason and the Argonauts/ From Russia With Love
    1964 - Goldfinger/ Dr.Strangelove/ A Fistful of Dollars
    1965 - Thunderball/ For a Few Dollars More/ Doctor Zhivago
    1966 - The Good the Bad and the Ugly
    1967 - You Only Live Twice/ The Dirty Dozen
    1968 - 2001 A Space Odyssey/ Planet of the Apes/ Once Upon a Time in the West/ The Devil Rides Out
    1969 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service/ Battle of Britain/ Where Eagles Dare

    1970 - Patton
    1971 - The French Connection/ Dirty Harry/ Diamonds are Forever
    1972 - The Godfather
    1973 - The Exorcist/ Enter the Dragon
    1974 - The Godfather P.II/ The Towering Inferno/ Blazing Saddles
    1975 - Jaws/ Monty Python and the Holy Grail/ The Wind and the Lion/ Young Frankenstein
    1976 - Taxi Driver/ The Omen
    1977 - Star Wars/ Close Encounters/ The Spy Who Loved Me
    1978 - Superman the Movie/ Animal House
    1979 - Alien/ Apocalypse Now/ Star Trek The Motion Picture

    1980 - The Empire Strikes Back/ The Shining
    1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark/ Superman II
    1982 - Blade Runner/ Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan/ Tron/ Conan the Barbarian/ The Thing
    1983 - Return of the Jedi/ The Right Stuff/ Scarface
    1984 - Dune/ Ghostbusters/ Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom/ The Terminator
    1985 - Back to the Future/ Brazil/ Legend/ Young Sherlock Holmes
    1986 - Aliens/ The Fly/ Platoon/ Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    1987 - Robocop/ Predator/ The Living Daylights/ The Untouchables/ The Wings of Honneamise
    1988 - Akira/ Who Framed Roger Rabbit/ Die Hard
    1989 - The Abyss/ Glory/ Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade/ The Little Mermaid

    1990 - Goodfellas/ Dances With Wolves/ Total Recall
    1991 - Terminator 2/ Beauty and the Beast/ Silence of the Lambs/ Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country
    1992 - Unforgiven/ Aladdin/ Batman Returns
    1993 - Jurassic Park/ Tombstone/ Ninja Scroll/
    1994 - Pulp Fiction/ The Lion King
    1995 - Goldeneye/ Toy Story/ Ghost in the Shell
    1996 - Star Trek-First Contact/ Independence Day/ Hunchback of Notre Dame/ The Rock
    1997 - Starship Troopers/ Tomorrow Never Dies/ Titanic/ LA Confidential/ Face Off/ Con-Air
    1998 - Saving Private Ryan/ Armageddon/ Antz/ A Bug's Life/ Mulan
    1999 - The Matrix/ The Mummy/ The Phantom Menace/ Three Kings/ Toy Story 2/ Tarzan

    2000 - Gladiator/ Vampire Hunter D-Bloodlust/ X-Men/ Dinosaur
    2001 - Lord of the Rings I-The Fellowship of the Ring/ Shrek/ Final Fantasy-The Spirits Within/ Spirited Away/ Metropolis
    2002 - Lord of the Rings II-The Two Towers/ Die Another Day/ Attack of the Clones/ Minority Report
    2003 - Lord of the Rings III-Return of the King/ Matrix Reloaded/ X-Men 2/ Finding Nemo
     
  16. Walter Kittel

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    F**k! How could I forget Dune (1984)? Don't answer that. [​IMG]

    Good one, Steve. Despite its flaws, one of my favorite guilty pleasures of all time. I must have watched this film once a month for the first 3 or 4 years after it was released to home video. Never did manage to snag the Japanese LD version, and I can't seem to recall if I had the MCA Universal widescreen LD or not.

    - Walter.
     
  17. Steve Christou

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    [​IMG] Dune is my ultimate guilty pleasure Walter. No one seems to like it, even the director. And I've watched it countless times.:b

    "He who controls the spice controls the universe!"
     
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    George:

    I've only seen the 1942 re-release of The Gold Rush. It's enjoyable, but it's not one of my favorites. My view may change when I purchase the MK2-WHV DVD of the '25 version.
     
  19. Jim_K

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    Well this was extremely difficult.

    I could have taken the easy route by naming a top 3-5 films per year but I went ahead and bit the bullet.


    1920 - Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    1921 – Between Two Worlds
    1922 - Nosferatu
    1923 - Safety Last
    1924 - Die Nibelungen
    1925 - The Unholy Three
    1926 - Faust
    1927 - Metropolis
    1928 - The Man Who Laughs
    1929 - Blackmail
    1930 - The Blue Angel
    1931 - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
    1932 - Scarface
    1933 - King Kong
    1934 - The Black Cat
    1935 - Bride of Frankenstein
    1936 - My Man Godfrey
    1937 - The Grand Illusion
    1938 - The Adventures of Robin Hood
    1939 - Gunga Din
    1940 - Mark of Zorro
    1941 - Sullivan's Travels
    1942 - Palm Beach Story
    1943 - Shadow of a Doubt
    1944 - Double Indemnity
    1945 - The Body Snatcher
    1946 - My Darling Clementine
    1947 - Black Narcissus
    1948 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    1949 - White Heat
    1950 - Rashomon
    1951 - The Thing From Another World
    1952 - Bend of the River
    1953 - Naked Spur
    1954 - Seven Samurai
    1955 - The Ladykillers
    1956 - The Searchers
    1957 - The Bridge on the River Kwai
    1958 - Horror of Dracula
    1959 - North By Northwest
    1960 - Psycho
    1961 - Yojimbo
    1962 - Lawrence of Arabia
    1963 - From Russia With Love
    1964 - Dr. Strangelove
    1965 - Zatoichi and the Chess Expert
    1966 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    1967 - Cool Hand Luke
    1968 - Once Upon a Time in the West
    1969 - The Wild Bunch
    1970 - Patton
    1971 - Duck, You Sucker a.k.a. Fistful of Dynamite a.k.a. Once Upon a Time The Revolution
    1972 - The Godfather
    1973 - Mean Streets
    1974 - The Godfather: Part II
    1975 - Jaws
    1976 - Taxi Driver
    1977 – Star Wars
    1978 - Dawn of the Dead
    1979 - Apocalypse Now
    1980 - The Empire Strikes Back
    1981 - The Road Warrior
    1982 - Blade Runner
    1983 - Scarface
    1984 - The Terminator
    1985 - Ran
    1986 - Aliens
    1987 - Robocop
    1988 - Akira
    1989 - The Killer
    1990 - Goodfellas
    1991 - The Silence of the Lambs
    1992 - Unforgiven
    1993 – Schindler’s List
    1994 - Pulp Fiction
    1995 - 12 Monkeys
    1996 - Trainspotting
    1997 - Jackie Brown
    1998 - Saving Private Ryan
    1999 - The Matrix
    2000 - Almost Famous
    2001 - Black Hawk Down
    2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    2003 - Open Range
     
  20. george kaplan

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    The 1925 version is light years better.
     

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