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Which decade has produced the best Movies?

60's
2 (5.4%)
70's
8 (21.6%)
80's
8 (21.6%)
90'
13 (35.1%)
2000's
6 (16.2%)

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Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2009, 12:42:19 PM »

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70's for me.
The Immortals:

Iker Casillas, Giacinto Facchetti, Alessandro Nesta, Matthias Sammer, Javier Zanetti, Lothar Matthäus (c), Xavi, Zico, Maradona, Roberto Baggio, Ferenc Puskas, Karl Heinz Rummenigge

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Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2009, 02:35:11 PM »

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The 70s might be tough to beat from a critical perspective.  First of all, I has what's many consider the best movie of all time (and the sequel)...

Godfather 1 and 2


It has Star Wars.... that's gotta give it massive points.

Some of the iconic work from Kubrick, Spielberg, Coppola, Scorcese...   

Apocalypse Now   
China Town
Clockwork Orange
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Jaws
Taxi Driver

... Other iconic films include

Rocky
Saturday Night Fever
Young Frankenstein
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Exorcist
Network
Alien
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Dog Day Afternoon
French Connection
The Deer Hunter...

Maybe some of those movies just seem bigger, because they are classics and changed the industry.


Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2009, 03:34:51 PM »

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It's the mid-50's to mid-60's without question, but that's not a choice here, so to stay with the choices given, I have to go with 90's, followed by the new millenia.
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Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2009, 03:54:46 PM »

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This will shock you, but I've decided not to be objective about it and give it to the 2000s for the Star Wars prequels alone

Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2009, 04:39:49 PM »

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where's 2001

Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2009, 05:14:42 PM »

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In my opinion the 70's, 90's, and 2000's are all amazing

Crownsy - to respond to what you said about all movies in the 2000's being remakes and comic book movies, I will agree that we have seen an overload of those types of movies but that is just at the theater. If you look closely you'll find good movies.

For example (Alphabetic order from my library of movies I own):

1. Across the Universe (2007)
2. American Psycho (2000)
3. The Assassination of Jesse James (2007)
4. Atonement (2007)
5. The Aviator (2004)
6. Babel (2006)
7. Big Fish (2003)
8. Blood Diamond (2006)
9. Blow (2001)
10. Burn After Reading (2008)
11. Butterfly Effect (2004)
12. Children of Men (2006)
13. City of God (2002)
14. Collateral (2004)
15. Crash (2004)
16. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
17. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
18. The Departed (2006)
19. Donnie Darko (2001)
20. Doubt (2008)
21. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
22. Finding Nemo (2003)
23. The Fountain (2006)
24. Gangs of New York (2002)
25. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
26. Gran Torino (2008)
27. Hotel Rwanda (2003)
28. In Bruges (2008)
29. Into the Wild (2007)
30. Kill Bill vol. 1 (2003)
31. Kill Bill vol. 2 (2004)
32. The Kite Runner (2007)
33. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
34. The Lookout (2007)
35. Lost in Translation (2003)
36. Memento (2000)
37. Milk (2008)
38. Munich (2005)
39. Mystic River (2003)
40. No Country For Old Men (2007)
41. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
42. Panic Room (2002)
43. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
44. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
45. Phone Booth (2002)
46. The Pianist (2002)
47. The Prestige (2006)
48. The Reader (2008)
49. Requiem For a Dream (2000)
50. Revolutionary Road (2008)
51. Sin City (2005)
52. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
53. There Will Be Blood (2007)
54. Traffic (2000)
55. The Wrestler (2008)

Not to mention movies I don't own yet such as Changeling, Inglourious Basterds, Frost/Nixon, and countless others...

With all of that said, I think I would still put the 90's on top, probably in the 2 spot as the second best decade because of movies like Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Titanic, Eyes Wide Shut, etc. I would put the 70's in 3rd with A Clockwork Orange, Woodstock, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Godfather I and II, Dirty Harry, Chinatown, Halloween, Alien, etc. I would definitely have to put the 2000's in first.

As far as the best single years...

2007 - Across the Universe, The Assassination of Jesse James, Atonement, Gone Baby Gone, Into The Wild, The Kite Runner, The Lookout, No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood.

2008 - Burn After Reading, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt, Gran Torino, In Bruges, Milk, The Reader, Revolutionary Road, Slumdog Millionaire, The Wrestler.

1994 - Clerks, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption.

1939 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz.

Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2009, 05:37:44 PM »

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For me the 70's were always my favorate decade.
The Godfather 1 and 2
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Apocalypse Now
Star Wars
Jaws
Rocky
A Clockwork Orange
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Blazing Saddles
American Graffiti
The Exorcist
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Patton
Annie Hall
Young Frankenstein
Deliverance
Animal House
Alien
Dirty Harry
All the President's Men
Superman
Breaking Away
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
and a lot more.

  You're missing some. But I'd go with the 70s.

Halloween
The Towering Inferno
Earthquake
High Plains Drifter
The Outlaw Jose Wales
Serpico
Death Wish
The Valachi Papers
The Cowboys
Big Jake
Cahill US Marshall
Rooster Cogburn
Kelly's Heroes
The Sting
The Warriors (I was in high school...)

Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2009, 06:03:25 PM »

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Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2009, 06:51:11 PM »

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I think the hard part in gauging the 2000s is that unlike the previous decades, many of the best movies were not culturally recognized.  Same thing with literature and with music in this decade.  Our culture is, in my opinion, stupid.  We like stupid things, and stupid things get popular.  Sometimes a well made movie gets extremely popular, but for every 1 great film that is a huge success there are 5 that were box office failures.

But while I give the 2000s credit, I think the 70s take it.  People have already listed some of the many movies here.  I think it wins for quality, and for long-term effect.  The Godfather films have a near dominant influence on modern crime films.  Jaws was and is a landmark film that is emulated over and over again.  Rocky is the premier example of an underdog sports film.  Animal house is the blue print for many goof-ball comedies now.

But more importantly than any of that, Star Wars.  For better or worse those films sparked the Hollywood blockbuster craze that still dominates American film to this day.

Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2009, 07:14:52 PM »

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For me the 70's were always my favorate decade.
The Godfather 1 and 2
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Apocalypse Now
Star Wars
Jaws
Rocky
A Clockwork Orange
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Blazing Saddles
American Graffiti
The Exorcist
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Patton
Annie Hall
Young Frankenstein
Deliverance
Animal House
Alien
Dirty Harry
All the President's Men
Superman
Breaking Away
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
and a lot more.

  You're missing some. But I'd go with the 70s.

Halloween
The Towering Inferno
Earthquake
High Plains Drifter
The Outlaw Jose Wales
Serpico
Death Wish
The Valachi Papers
The Cowboys
Big Jake
Cahill US Marshall
Rooster Cogburn
Kelly's Heroes
The Sting
The Warriors (I was in high school...)


  Forgot about Enter the Dragon and Brian's Song.

Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2009, 12:23:29 PM »

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Well, we have to have more than one vote for the 60s.

Some of my favorite's are:

Tom Jones
West Side Story
Mary Poppins
The Graduate
Spartacus
Zorba the Greek
Alice's Restaurant

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Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2009, 01:09:20 PM »

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Well, we have to have more than one vote for the 60s.

Some of my favorite's are:

Tom Jones
West Side Story
Mary Poppins
The Graduate
Spartacus
Zorba the Greek
Alice's Restaurant



Well, my favorite ten years goes from 55 to 65, so while we're betraying our ages a bit, TB, I'll over-lap and add a few more to your list:

South Pacific (my favorite of all time)
My Fair Lady
The King and I
Oklahoma!
The Sound of Music
Singing In the Rain
The Pink Panther
Psycho
Sayonara
The Ten Commandments
To Catch A Thief
The Manchurian Candidate
Vertigo
North By Northwest
To Kill A Mockingbird
Rebel Without A Cause
The Rear Window
On The Waterfront
The Apartment
Ben Hur
The Birds
Lawrence of Arabia
The Graduate
The Hustler
Funny Girl
Funny Face
From Here To Eternity ('53)
The Fly
The Dirty Dozen ('67)
Bridge On the River Kwai
Bus Stop Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
[dang] Yankees
Diabolique

That said, I can probably pick at least 30 movies from every decade that I love, up to the present moment. ;)
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Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2009, 01:50:06 PM »

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So, Bahku....which decade did you vote for?  It wasn't the 60's....
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Re: Best Decade for Movies
« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2009, 01:52:45 PM »

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So, Bahku....which decade did you vote for?  It wasn't the 60's....

No ... I couldn't vote the way I wanted, (55 to 65), so I went with my next favorite period, the 90's, (further down the page). ;)
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