Best Year in Cinema of Every Decade.

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1950's
1954
Some pretty lame films tat year (Creature of the Black lagoon, etc). However some prety big films for me.


On the Waterfront: Kazan
The Caine Mutiney
Dial M for Murder (Hitchcock)
Rear Window (Hitchcock)
La Strada (Fellini)
and Sabrina



1960's


1963
Cleopatra
The Great Escape
8 1/2
Winter Light
How the West was won
It a mad, mad, mad world
Tom Jones
irm douce
Charade
The birds
Contempt
Donovan's reef
Hud
Pink Panther



1970's
It was a tough choice for me between 1971 and 1974. In the end 1974 is what I went with. Francis Ford Copola had two big feature films that year: The Godfather pt. 2 and The Conversation.


Chinatown
Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
The Great Gatsby
Alice Doesn't live Here Anymore
Scenes from a Marriage
Lenny
Alice in the Cities
The Enigma of Kasper Hauser.



Here’s looking at you, kid.
1990’s (1999):
Academy: American Beauty*
Highest Grossing: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace*
Top Films:
• Fight Club*
• Eyes Wide Shut*
• Magnolia*
• The Cider House Rules*
• The Green Mile*
• Girl, Interrupted*
• The Sixth Sense
• The Matrix*
• October Sky*
• Being John Malkovich
• The Insider*
• Toy Story 2
• Tarzan
• The Mummy*
• Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me



Here’s looking at you, kid.
1980’s (1985):
Academy: Out of Africa
Highest Grossing: Back to the Future*
Top Films:
• The Breakfast Club
• The Goonies*
• Ran*
• Come and See*
• Brazil*
• After Hours*
• Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters*
• Tampopo*
• The Color Purple*
• Kiss of the Spider Woman
• Prizzi’s Honor*
• Witness
• Rambo First Blood Part II
• Rocky IV
• Cocoon
• Spies Like Us*
• The Jewel of the Nile



It’s virtually impossible to answer this for the 90s.



1980's
1989

Steel Magnolias
Mystery Train (Jarmusch)
Dead Poets Society
Field of Dreams,

When Harry Met Sally
The Little mermaid
Drugstore Cowboy
My Left Foot
Indiana Jones The Last Crusade
Batman (Burton)
Say Anything
Do the Right Thing
Crimes and Misdemeanors



1990's
Tough year
I went with 1999
Fight Club
Toy Story
The Matrix
Iron Giant
Princes Monokee
Office Space
Galaxy Quest
Sixth Sense
Magnolia
Being John Malkovich
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Boys Don't Cry
Three Kings
Run Lola Run
American Beauty
Blair Witch Project



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1980s
The Year is 1982
48 Hours
An Officer and a Gentleman
Blade Runner
Conan the Barbarian
ET: The Extra Testicle
Gandhi
Poltergeist
Rocky III
Star Trek II
The Thing
Tron



200's
2006
The Departed
Casinlo Royal
The Prestige
Apacalypto
Pan's labyrinth
The Lives of others
Stranger than Fiction
Inland Empire
The Quenn
Letter's from Iwa Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
Notes on a Scandal



200's
2006
The Departed
Casinlo Royal
The Prestige
Apacalypto
Pan's labyrinth
The Lives of others
Stranger than Fiction
Inland Empire
The Quenn
Letter's from Iwa Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
Notes on a Scandal
Children Of Men?



Just starting off with a favorite year for my favorite decade in film (at least when it comes to Hollywood), if I had to pick a favorite from the 70's, it'd be probably be '75:


Jaws
Barry Lyndon
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Dog Day Afternoon
Monty Python And The Holy Grail




And that's just for starters!