Favorite Decade For Cinema?

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Favorite Decade for Movies
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1910s
0%
0 votes
1920s
0%
0 votes
1930s
5.56%
2 votes
1940s
8.33%
3 votes
1950s
19.44%
7 votes
1960s
36.11%
13 votes
1970s
5.56%
2 votes
190s
16.67%
6 votes
1990s
5.56%
2 votes
2000s
2.78%
1 votes
2010s
0%
0 votes
2020s so far
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Sounds like fun! What were your favorite John Wayne movies?
I think my favorite is The Quiet Man.
Oh my! There's so many good one like The Quiet Man. Probably my favorites were movies that I could spend time with and lose myself in the story. This is a long list but he made a lot of movies!

1969 True Grit Kim Darby's performance made the film.
1968 The Green Berets Not nearly as one-sided as people say.
1964 Circus World I love movies about the circus.
1963 Donovan's Reef I love tropical location films and this was fun.
1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
1960 North to Alaska
1960 The Alamo
1959 Rio Bravo
1957 Legend of the Lost...OMG the ancient city of Leptis Magna in Libya is worth the price of admission. And such a fun, adventure story.
1956 The Searchers
1955 Blood Alley...Just a fun watch and it's set in China.
1954 The High and the Mighty I love airplane disaster movies.
1953 Hondo
1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
1948 Wake of the Red Witch Love this darker tale of romance and betrayal.
1948 3 Godfathers
1948 Red River
1947 Angel and the Badman
1946 Without Reservations A comedy and Wayne is good, so is Claudette Colbert.
1944 Tall in the Saddle
1941 The Shepherd of the Hills Really a special story and a movie I'd never seen until I watched Wayne's filmography.
1939 Stagecoach



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1970s (1960s for foreign movies)

I'll add my favorite movie of my favorite decade, year-by-year also (and hope you do, too -- just for more recommendations for all of us; if you can)

1970 - Sunflower
1971 - Harold and Maude
1972 - Fat City
1973 - A Brief Vacation
1974 - Harry And Tonto
1975 - Nashville
1976 - Network
1977 - Annie Hall
1978 - An Enemy Of The People
1979 - Serie Noire


1910s - Shoes
1920s - Battleship Potemkin
1930s - Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
1940s - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1950s - La Strada
1960s - They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
1970s - Harry And Tonto
1980s - Shadows In Paradise
1990s - Buffalo '66
2000s - There Will Be Blood
2010s - I, Daniel Blake



Oh my! There's so many good one like The Quiet Man. Probably my favorites were movies that I could spend time with and lose myself in the story. This is a long list but he made a lot of movies!

1969 True Grit Kim Darby's performance made the film.
1968 The Green Berets Not nearly as one-sided as people say.
1964 Circus World I love movies about the circus.
1963 Donovan's Reef I love tropical location films and this was fun.
1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
1960 North to Alaska
1960 The Alamo
1959 Rio Bravo
1957 Legend of the Lost...OMG the ancient city of Leptis Magna in Libya is worth the price of admission. And such a fun, adventure story.
1956 The Searchers
1955 Blood Alley...Just a fun watch and it's set in China.
1954 The High and the Mighty I love airplane disaster movies.
1953 Hondo
1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
1948 Wake of the Red Witch Love this darker tale of romance and betrayal.
1948 3 Godfathers
1948 Red River
1947 Angel and the Badman
1946 Without Reservations A comedy and Wayne is good, so is Claudette Colbert.
1944 Tall in the Saddle
1941 The Shepherd of the Hills Really a special story and a movie I'd never seen until I watched Wayne's filmography.
1939 Stagecoach
Wow quite a few there I haven't seen. Thanks for the list.



Split evenly between the '70s & '90s.
Ditto. I really don't know if I could pick one for definite over the other.
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Another candidate for great 50s movies is The Seventh Seal. I saw it today and it was mind-blowing.
I do love that movie. One of those movies I mean when I talk about the movies that opened up great cinema for me.



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Sounds like fun! What were your favorite John Wayne movies?
I think my favorite is The Quiet Man.
Did we already talk about how much I love this movie?!



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Oh my! There's so many good one like The Quiet Man. Probably my favorites were movies that I could spend time with and lose myself in the story. This is a long list but he made a lot of movies!

1969 True Grit Kim Darby's performance made the film.
1968 The Green Berets Not nearly as one-sided as people say.
1964 Circus World I love movies about the circus.
1963 Donovan's Reef I love tropical location films and this was fun.
1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
1960 North to Alaska
1960 The Alamo
1959 Rio Bravo
1957 Legend of the Lost...OMG the ancient city of Leptis Magna in Libya is worth the price of admission. And such a fun, adventure story.
1956 The Searchers
1955 Blood Alley...Just a fun watch and it's set in China.
1954 The High and the Mighty I love airplane disaster movies.
1953 Hondo
1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
1948 Wake of the Red Witch Love this darker tale of romance and betrayal.
1948 3 Godfathers
1948 Red River
1947 Angel and the Badman
1946 Without Reservations A comedy and Wayne is good, so is Claudette Colbert.
1944 Tall in the Saddle
1941 The Shepherd of the Hills Really a special story and a movie I'd never seen until I watched Wayne's filmography.
1939 Stagecoach
The two movies that first jump to mind for me when I think of John Wayne are, perhaps surprising to some, The Quiet Man and Big Jake.
Big Jake was the first film I ever saw him in, first on regular television as a movie of the week or something back in the late 70s and then again repeatedly on HBO in the very early 80s. The way he is so utterly the center of that film and everyone else in it is more or less defined by how they feel about him really makes it the JW movie I identify with him. I also love a lot of the dialogue and it is a pretty dialogue-heavy film.
Take this scene with
WARNING: "spoils the scene but not the movie" spoilers below
nary a shot fired.





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The two movies that first jump to mind for me when I think of John Wayne are, perhaps surprising to some, The Quiet Man and Big Jake.
Big Jake was the first film I ever saw him in, first on regular television as a movie of the week or something back in the late 70s and then again repeatedly on HBO in the very early 80s. The way he is so utterly the center of that film and everyone else in it is more or less defined by how they feel about him really makes it the JW movie I identify with him. I also love a lot of the dialogue and it is a pretty dialogue-heavy film.
Take this scene with
WARNING: "spoils the scene but not the movie" spoilers below
nary a shot fired.

I just watched that video clip from Big Jake, good stuff! I could watch that movie right now. I liked that one too, but funny thing is I couldn't remember a thing about it until I seen that clip and I still don't remember how the story plays out. Thanks for posting that.



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I just watched that video clip from Big Jake, good stuff! I could watch that movie right now. I liked that one too, but funny thing is I couldn't remember a thing about it until I seen that clip and I still don't remember how the story plays out. Thanks for posting that.
It's the one with the call-back line, "Anything goes wrong, anything at all, your fault, my fault, nobody's fault, it won't matter. I'm gonna blow your head off."



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It's the one with the call-back line, "Anything goes wrong, anything at all, your fault, my fault, nobody's fault, it won't matter. I'm gonna blow your head off."
You know after watching 84 of John Wayne's films I can say, 'Yes, the Duke could act.'



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You know after watching 84 of John Wayne's films I can say, 'Yes, the Duke could act.'
Did you watch his "singing cowboy" movies too?
I didn't actually watch them but I did actually watch the scenes where he "sings".



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Did you watch his "singing cowboy" movies too?
I didn't actually watch them but I did actually watch the scenes where he "sings".
I watched one of them but they were not really great and he made so many of them and so many silent films too that I decided to start with Stagecoach and watch everything from there. I really like doing this with my favorite stars as I discover all types of movies that I'd never even heard of before. Think I'll watch a couple of Bogart films tonight.



I watched one of them but they were not really great and he made so many of them and so many silent films too that I decided to start with Stagecoach and watch everything from there. I really like doing this with my favorite stars as I discover all types of movies that I'd never even heard of before. Think I'll watch a couple of Bogart films tonight.
Did you see The Big Trail (1930) by any chance? Probably one of the original epic westerns, certainly of the sound era. Amazing backstory to this film to read about, shot on early 70mm, and nine years before Wayne was in Stagecoach. Hadn't heard of it until recently but was impressed by the overall production. Directed by Raoul Walsh.



Split evenly between the '70s & '90s.
This is probably where I land, but I'll think about it.
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First, favorites by decade...

1900s: A Trip to the Moon (1902)
1910s: Dante's Inferno (1911)
1920s: The Last Laugh (1924)
1930s: Le Jour se Lève (1939)
1940s: Casablanca (1942)
1950s: Vertigo (1958)
1960s: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
1970s: The Godfather (1972)
1980s: *tosses coin* Back to the Future (1985)
1990s: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2000s: There Will Be Blood (2007)
2010s: Moonlight (2016)
2020s: The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021)



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Did you see The Big Trail (1930) by any chance? Probably one of the original epic westerns, certainly of the sound era. Amazing backstory to this film to read about, shot on early 70mm, and nine years before Wayne was in Stagecoach. Hadn't heard of it until recently but was impressed by the overall production. Directed by Raoul Walsh.
Yes, I've seen that maybe twice, but I didn't know it was shot on 70mm, very interesting and I'm glad you mentioned that hopefully next time I get around to watching it I will pay more attention to the wider compositions. It's a good movie too, that big wagon train start is quite rousing and of course Raoul Walsh was a fine director.



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1960s have my respect, 2000s have my personal affection. Favourites are as follows:


1920s: the general
1930s: King Kong
1940s: Rope
1950s: Seven Samurai
1960s: An Event/The good, the bad and the ugly
1970s: Fritz the Cat (both films)
1980s: Excalibur
1990s: The Taste of Cherry
2000s: Apocalypto/Voyna
2010s: The World's End


Idk anything about the 1910s sadly