Your favorite movies of the past few decades

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  1. RalphR

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    Mine would be

    1960's: The Valley of Gwangi/Sound of Music (a tie...sheesh what a contrast!)

    1970's: Jaws

    1980's: The Empire Stikes back

    1990's: Jurassic Park

    2000's: Gladiator

    What's your list?
     
  2. Ryan L B

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    1960's psycho

    1970's dirty hary/star wars

    1980's fast times/friday the 13th part 4.

    1990's dumb and dumber

    200's moulin rouge/gladiator
     
  3. Tim RH

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    25 FILMS:
    1960's: Lawrence of Arabia / 2001 / To Kill a Mockingbird / The Graduate
    1970's: Star Wars / Apocalypse Now / The Godfather I & II / Taxi Driver / Jaws
    1980's: E.T. / The Empire Strikes Back / Empire of the Sun / Raiders of the Lost Ark / Blade Runner
    1990's: Schindler's List / Forrest Gump / JFK / Saving Private Ryan / Pulp Fiction
    2000's: The Lord of the Rings: TFOTR / Moulin Rouge / Gladiator / Traffic / A.I.
     
  4. Patrick McCart

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    1950's: North By Northwest

    1960's: Lawrence of Arabia & 8 1/2

    1970's: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    1980's: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and Amadeus

    1990's: Mystery Science Theater 3000

    2000-2002: Moulin Rouge, Fellowship of the Ring, O Brother Where Art Thou?

    I could go on forever, but that's what came to my mind.
     
  5. Bill J

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    I'll list one per decade.

    1960s- 2001: A Space Odyssey

    1970s- Apocalypse Now

    1980s- The Right Stuff

    1990s- JFK

    2000s- Black Hawk Down
     
  6. Matt Stone

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    1950s - 12 Angry Men

    1960s - To Kill A Mockingbird/The Graduate

    1970s - Godfather I/Godfather II

    1980s - Do The Right Thing

    1990s - Bottle Rocket/JFK/L.A. Confidential

    2000s - Traffic/Memento
     
  7. Jack Briggs

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    The little grammar guru chimes in: Bill and Matt have appropriately ommitted the apostrophes from the decade listings; use an apostrophe only when indicating a possessive:

    1940s: Citizen Kane

    1950s: Paths of Glory

    1960s: 2001: A Space Odyssey

    1970s: too much from which to choose vis. 1971-1975...

    1980s: none (except for Full Metal Jacket, and I'm fully aware of the pattern developing here)

    1990s: Eyes Wide Shut, Goodfellas (though released in 1990), Thin Red Line, etc.
     
  8. Simon Massey

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    To choose one film from each decade was impossible, so I had to go for 2, with great difficulty

    1950s : North by Northwest

    1960s : Vertigo/Rear Window

    1970s : The Godfather Part II/Star Wars

    1980s : ET/The Empire Strikes Back

    1990s : JFK/Braveheart

    2000s : AI/Moulin Rouge
     
  9. Terrell

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    1940s - Citizen Kane

    1950s - Ben-Hur

    1960s - To Kill A Mockingbird

    1970s - Star Wars

    1980s - The Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi

    1990s - Jurassic Park

    2000s - Gladiator
     
  10. george kaplan

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    Very tough to pick just one, but here goes:

    1920s - The Gold Rush

    1930s - The Thin Man

    1940s - Casablanca

    1950s - Rear Window

    1960s - The Apartment

    1970s - The Godfather

    1980s - Planes, Trains & Automobiles

    1990s - Toy Story

    2000s - Meet the Parents
     
  11. Steve Christou

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    1930s: King Kong, Bride of Frankenstein, Duck Soup, Adventures of Robin Hood.
    1940s: Rebecca, Casablanca, Red River, Fantasia.
    1950s: Ben-Hur, North by Northwest, Rear Window, Some Like it Hot, Singin' in the Rain, Bridge on the River Kwai, Day the Earth Stood Still, Forbidden Planet, Rio Bravo (too many to list)
    1960s: 2001, Lawrence of Arabia, Spartacus, El Cid, Psycho, West Side Story, Jason and the Argonauts, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, The Longest Day, Dr.Strangelove, Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Planet of the Apes.
    1970s: The Godfather, The Godfather II, Taxi Driver, The Exorcist, Enter The Dragon, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Animal House, Jaws, Star Wars, Superman The Movie, Alien, The Spy Who Loved Me, Apocalypse Now
    I've definitely left out many favorites, I'll post recent faves tomorrow, I'm knackered.[​IMG]
     
  12. Ches Campbell

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    40's- It's a Wonderul Life
    50's- Rear Window/North By Northwest
    60's- Psycho, To Kill a Mockingbird
    70's- Godfather
    80's- Ferris Beuller's Day Off, Die Hard
    90's- Shawshank Redemption, Usual Suspects, Silence of the Lambs, Se7en
    00's- Traffic, Memento, Gladiator
     
  13. LukeB

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    2000s: Monsters, Inc.

    90s: The Lion King

    80s: Ghostbusters

    70s: Star Wars

    60s: To Kill a Mockingbird

    50s: Bridge on the River Kwai

    40s: Pinocchio

    30s: The Wizard of Oz
     
  14. RalphR

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    Thanks for the awesome replies (and for the grammar lesson[​IMG] )! You gave me a fantastic list of movies I need to either rent or own. Some I haven't seen before.
     
  15. SteveGon

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    Okay, just sticking with the last couple of decades:

    1980s: The Accidental Tourist, Brazil, The Empire Strikes Back, Fitzcarraldo, Ghostbusters, The Ninth Configuration, Once Upon a Time in America, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ran, The Road Warrior, Santa Sangre, Where the Green Ants Dream

    1990s: Akira Kurosawa's Dreams, Before the Rain, The Commitments, The English Patient, Gettysburg, Men With Guns, Once Were Warriors, One False Move, Pulp Fiction, Schindler's List, The Thin Red Line, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, The Three Colors Trilogy (Blue, White, Red), Voyager

    I'll probably think of some more later...
     
  16. Brook K

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    10s: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    20s: The Passion of Joan of Arc

    30s: The Blue Angel

    40s: Sullivan's Travels

    50s: Ikiru

    60s: 2001: A Space Odyssey

    70s: Taxi Driver

    80s: The Decalogue

    90s: Eyes Wide Shut

    2000s: Requiem For A Dream/Yi Yi/Dancer In The Dark/In The Mood For Love/A.I.
     
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    The first ones are my picks for the decade. The rest are just a sampling of those that deserved mention.
    10s: The Immigrant/Intolerance/One A.M./Cabiria
    20s: Sunrise/Sherlock, Jr./Big Business/The General
    30s: City Lights/Gone With the Wind/Mr. Smith Goes to Washington/Hog Wild
    40s: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre/Citizen Kane/Great Expectations/Fantasia
    50s: Seven Samurai/Rear Window/High Noon/La Strada
    60s: 2001: A Space Odyssey/Lawrence of Arabia/Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid/Playtime
    70s: Star Wars/The Godfathers I & II/Mean Streets
    80s: The Empire Strikes Back/Raging Bull/Raiders of the Lost Ark/Glory
    90s: Saving Private Ryan/Schindler's List/The Truman Show/Three Kings
    00s: A.I./Lord of the Rings/Gladiator/Almost Famous
    Evan
     
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    1960s: 2001: A Space Odessey / The Graduate / Dog Day Afternoon
    1970s: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest / Taxi Driver / The Godfather
    1980s: Platoon / Rain Man / The Untouchables
    1990s: American Beauty / Se7en / Natural Born Killers
    2000s: A Beautiful Mind / Almost Famous / Requiem for a Dream
     
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    My pick for best of the decades is in bold text
    30-All Quiet on the Western Front
    31-City Lights
    32-Red Dust
    33-King Kong
    34-It Happened One Night
    35-David Copperfield
    36-San Francisco
    37-Snow White
    38-Angels with Dirty Faces
    39-Gone With the Wind
    40-His Girl Friday
    41-Citizen Kane
    42-Sullivan's Travels
    43-Song of Bernadette
    44-Double Indemnity
    45-Body Snatcher
    46-It's A Wonderful Life
    47-Black Narcissus
    48-Bicycle Thief
    49-Orpheus
    50-Harvey
    51-Strangers on a Train
    52-Umberto D
    53-Roman Holiday
    54-Them!
    55-Lady and the Tramp
    56-Fordidden Planet
    57-Nights of Cabiria
    58-Hidden Fortess
    59-Ben-Hur
    60-Psycho
    61-One, Two, Three
    62-Ivan's Childhood
    63-From Russia With Love
    64-My Fair Lady
    65-Slendor Thread
    66-Persona
    67-Jungle Book
    68-Night of the Living Dead
    69-Andrei Rublev
    70-Claire's Knee
    71-Walkabout
    72-Cries and Whispers
    73-Exorcist
    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-Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring
    87-Housekeeping
    88-Accidental Tourist
    89-Crimes and Misdemeanors
    90-Edward Scissorhands
    91-Double Life of Veronique
    92-Howards End
    93-Piano
    94-Red
    95-A Little Princess
    96-Fargo
    97-Eve's Bayou
    98-Big Lebowski
    99-Blair Witch Project
    00-Virgin Suicides
    01-Ghost World
     
  20. Nick Sievers

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    Very hard to just pick one.
    1950's - Rear Window
    1960's - Lawrence of Arabia
    1970's - The Godfather Part II
    1980's - Platoon
    1990's - Pulp Fiction (Favorite film)
    2000's - Traffic
    I'm still debating if I should put Van Wilder in the 2000's.
     

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