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lex
06-08-2009, 01:46 PM
Poll to follow

BroncoBuff
06-08-2009, 01:47 PM
Tie: 70s and 90s

Can we vote for two?

lex
06-08-2009, 01:51 PM
Tie: 70s and 90s

Can we vote for two?


No, I guess it could have still worked that way but I didnt make that an option. Youll have to flip a coin.

BroncoBuff
06-08-2009, 01:55 PM
90s it is :thumbs:

Miss I.
06-08-2009, 02:01 PM
sorry my favorite decades are not listed, big fan of old stuff from the 40s (noir and hitchcock in particular) and the 1960s (lot good westerns and action stuff...Ah, Butch Cassidy...) 1970s were a great decade for film making though...not just those listed...quite a good decade for DeNiro and Pacino, Scorcesse...

lex
06-08-2009, 02:06 PM
sorry my favorite decades are not listed, big fan of old stuff from the 40s (noir and hitchcock in particular) and the 1960s (lot good westerns and action stuff...Ah, Butch Cassidy...) 1970s were a great decade for film making though...not just those listed...quite a good decade for DeNiro and Pacino, Scorcesse...

I think most of us grew up in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. And for that reason, I didnt think going back earlier would get many votes due to a lack of familiarity.

MileHighMagic
06-08-2009, 02:13 PM
80's movies & music kick ass

SoDak Bronco
06-08-2009, 02:24 PM
70's is before I was born, but those were some great movies...I'll go with the 70's!!!

SonOfLe-loLang
06-08-2009, 02:34 PM
Your examples are strange

NFLBRONCO
06-08-2009, 02:45 PM
I like horror so I voted 80's even though I'd like to add 78 for Halloween.

FireFly
06-08-2009, 02:46 PM
1980's: Braveheart, predator, Aliens, Platoon, ET, empire strikes back, return of the jedi, the terminator!

The 1980's = Epic

FireFly
06-08-2009, 02:47 PM
Oh, and the 1980's: Ghostbusters :)

NFLBRONCO
06-08-2009, 02:59 PM
Wish they had netflix in the 80's.

BroncoBuff
06-08-2009, 03:15 PM
I guess it depends what kind of movies you like. To me the 80s were a pretty barren decade for quality films ... comedies, yes, there were alotta good comedies. But that's about it.

I did this collage of my favorites awhile back:


http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/8215/moviespy3.jpg

Dr. Broncenstein
06-08-2009, 03:20 PM
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1967

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2009, 03:45 PM
The 80s ****ing rocked.

Gcver2ver3
06-08-2009, 03:51 PM
you have some odd choices of what you consider as noteworthy flicks...

broncogary
06-08-2009, 04:08 PM
[QUOTE=BroncoBuff;2438892]I guess it depends what kind of movies you like. To me the 80s were a pretty barren decade for quality films ... comedies, yes, there were alotta good comedies. But that's about it.

I did this collage of my favorites awhile back:


Oh, you make collages, do you? ;D

Not that there's anything wrong with that. :welcome:

Some good choices though. Nobody in my family will watch The Hudsucker Proxy, but it's one of my favorites.

Overall, I vote for the 40's.

slyinky
06-08-2009, 04:20 PM
I have to go with the 90's and I have to agree with BroncoBuff on the 80's. That being said, 2001 is my all-time favorite year for film and includes my all-time favorite film, Mulholland Drive.

Other good films from 2001:
Memento
The Others
Donnie Darko
In the Bedroom
A Beautiful Mind
Training Day
Amélie
Session 9
The Devil's Backbone
Blow
Y Tu Mamá También
Das Experiment
Enemy at the Gates
Lantana
Waking Life
Vanilla Sky
Shrek
Ghost World
The Pledge
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
The Majestic
The Royal Tenenbaums
Monster's Ball
Black Hawk Down
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Spirited away
The Man Who Wasn't There
No Man's Land
The Shipping News

footstepsfrom#27
06-08-2009, 04:40 PM
Napolean Dynamite? Gotta be kidding...that was one of the worst movies ever. I can't believe you got that in there and not The Color Purple or The Killing Fields, two of the best ever made.

The old black and white stuff for pure craft is the best even though they lacked the special effects.

R8R H8R
06-08-2009, 04:41 PM
I went with the 70's because my three favorite films of all time were made then. The Godfather, One Flew over the Cookoo's Nest, and Star Wars.

DenverBrit
06-08-2009, 05:19 PM
[QUOTE=BroncoBuff;2438892]I guess it depends what kind of movies you like. To me the 80s were a pretty barren decade for quality films ... comedies, yes, there were alotta good comedies. But that's about it.

I did this collage of my favorites awhile back:


Oh, you make collages, do you? ;D

Not that there's anything wrong with that. :welcome:

Some good choices though. Nobody in my family will watch The Hudsucker Proxy, but it's one of my favorites.

Overall, I vote for the 40's.

The Golden age. :thumbsup:

Sim Pilot 4.0
06-08-2009, 05:48 PM
I voted for 2000. Lord of the Rings, The Matrix along with Marvel and DC comic movies.

Sim Pilot 4.0
06-08-2009, 05:50 PM
I have to go with the 90's and I have to agree with BroncoBuff on the 80's. That being said, 2001 is my all-time favorite year for film and includes my all-time favorite film, Mulholland Drive.

Other good films from 2001:
Memento
The Others
Donnie Darko
In the Bedroom
A Beautiful Mind
Training Day
Amélie
Session 9
The Devil's Backbone
Blow
Y Tu Mamá También
Das Experiment
Enemy at the Gates
Lantana
Waking Life
Vanilla Sky
Shrek
Ghost World
The Pledge
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
The Majestic
The Royal Tenenbaums
Monster's Ball
Black Hawk Down
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Spirited away
The Man Who Wasn't There
No Man's Land
The Shipping News

I started watching that movie and its still going in the DVD player. Does it ever end???

BroncoBuff
06-08-2009, 07:22 PM
You know who was great in threads like these?


Slap.


Slap was great in threads like these :~ohyah!:

BroncoBuff
06-08-2009, 07:23 PM
Oh, you make collages, do you? ;D
You got me there ... ::)


Some good choices though. Nobody in my family will watch The Hudsucker Proxy, but it's one of my favorites.
Awesome, another Hudsucker fan ^5

It's such a satirical film ... almost cartoon-ish with the rapid-fire stacatto dialogue of the period, I can certainly see why some would be turned off to it. But allegorical/surreal films like Hudsucker, Princess Bride, Pleasantville, Edward Scissorhands, or even TV shows like Pushing Daisies ... when these are done right, they can be immensely entertaining.






I'll bet my Pulitzer on it!

Miss I.
06-08-2009, 11:02 PM
I think most of us grew up in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. And for that reason, I didnt think going back earlier would get many votes due to a lack of familiarity.

Dude, how old do you think I am? ;D I didn't grow up at all, much less in the 40s...Also forgot, 1960 - Psycho...the granddaddy of all lesser slasher films to come... I just love that film...

I know these films because I was a bit of an American Movie Classics junky when it didn't suck (like it does now) and now I turn to Turner Classic who has some surprisingly good showcases and no commercials during the films...

But for the record, I love black and white film (not all, but a lot) because it some of it just is amazing to watch when you have a creative director who knows how to use the lighting right.. That's a large reason Citizen Kane is so popular amongst the cinematic set...Orson Welles knew how to frame things really well, very dramatically...I know you may only remember him as the dude who did cheesy wine commercials in the 80s (or maybe as the Narrator in History of the World, but he really was an amazing director and a very good actor: Citizen Kane and Third Man, Long Hot Summer (more a film for Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, love them) and Touch of Evil (the last 3 are all 50s though).

From the prior to the 70s (aka mostly a bunch of 40s, a sprinkling of others) here are a sampling of my favorites:
His Girl Friday
Philadelphia Story
Bringing Up Baby
Citizen Kane
Rebecca
Maltese Falcon (maybe this was 30s, I might be off on this)
Casablanca
If it has Robert Mitchum I will watch it (best stuff in 50s and 60s primarily with a lovely role in Scrooged in 1988 I love that movie)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1960s I know)
It happened one night (1930s) (clark Gable, claudette colbert...sighh)
Hitchcock: 1940s - Suspicsion, Rebecca, Spellbound, Notorious 1950s: STrangers on a Train, rear window, To Catch a Thief, Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, North by Northwest: 1960s: Psycho, Birds
Barbara Stanwyck is just awesome: Lady Eve and Double Indemnity

Anyway, there are a lot more, but I got to go now.

slyinky
06-09-2009, 01:20 AM
I started watching that movie and its still going in the DVD player. Does it ever end???
I thought A.I. was a very good film until the overly long and sentimental ending. It would of been a lot better had Kubrick directed instead of Spielberg, IMO.

Hogan11
06-09-2009, 01:59 AM
The top films of the 1970's will top any of any other decade.....

Your top 80's or 90's comedy will never trump Animal House

Your top 80's/90's drama will never trump The Godfather Part 2

and on and on......anything you can bring to the table, the 1970's will house.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2009, 05:14 AM
The top films of the 1970's will top any of any other decade.....

Your top 80's or 90's comedy will never trump Animal House

Your top 80's/90's drama will never trump The Godfather Part 2

and on and on......anything you can bring to the table, the 1970's will house.

Nothing from the 70s tops Raiders of the Lost Ark, Aliens, Terminator, Predator or The Empire Strikes Back.

When Harry Met Sally pretty much destroys any romantic comedy from the 70s, too.

broncogary
06-09-2009, 05:40 AM
Dude, how old do you think I am? ;D I didn't grow up at all, much less in the 40s...Also forgot, 1960 - Psycho...the granddaddy of all lesser slasher films to come... I just love that film...

I know these films because I was a bit of an American Movie Classics junky when it didn't suck (like it does now) and now I turn to Turner Classic who has some surprisingly good showcases and no commercials during the films...

But for the record, I love black and white film (not all, but a lot) because it some of it just is amazing to watch when you have a creative director who knows how to use the lighting right.. That's a large reason Citizen Kane is so popular amongst the cinematic set...Orson Welles knew how to frame things really well, very dramatically...I know you may only remember him as the dude who did cheesy wine commercials in the 80s (or maybe as the Narrator in History of the World, but he really was an amazing director and a very good actor: Citizen Kane and Third Man, Long Hot Summer (more a film for Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, love them) and Touch of Evil (the last 3 are all 50s though).

From the prior to the 70s (aka mostly a bunch of 40s, a sprinkling of others) here are a sampling of my favorites:
His Girl Friday
Philadelphia Story
Bringing Up Baby
Citizen Kane
Rebecca
Maltese Falcon (maybe this was 30s, I might be off on this)
Casablanca
If it has Robert Mitchum I will watch it (best stuff in 50s and 60s primarily with a lovely role in Scrooged in 1988 I love that movie)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1960s I know)
It happened one night (1930s) (clark Gable, claudette colbert...sighh)
Hitchcock: 1940s - Suspicsion, Rebecca, Spellbound, Notorious 1950s: STrangers on a Train, rear window, To Catch a Thief, Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, North by Northwest: 1960s: Psycho, Birds
Barbara Stanwyck is just awesome: Lady Eve and Double Indemnity

Anyway, there are a lot more, but I got to go now.

Available now on youtube movie classics. I just watched it a few weeks ago and loved it. Who knew Rosalind Russell was such a babe? :ouwknow:

lex
06-09-2009, 06:56 AM
The top films of the 1970's will top any of any other decade.....

Your top 80's or 90's comedy will never trump Animal House

Your top 80's/90's drama will never trump The Godfather Part 2

and on and on......anything you can bring to the table, the 1970's will house.

You dont think theres more to it than three movies? I actually think there were a lot of quality movies from the seventies that are kind of obscure (to me at least). I, at times, will find myself drawn into a movie set in the 1970s. Because of the remake, they recently were showing The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 on encore. I never knew of this. It was quite entertaining. Another movie like this from the 70s is Three Days of the Condor. Plus movies from the 1970s are kind of interesting from a time capsule perspective. Theyre not always politically correct...similar to why its entertaining watching All in the Family.

Miss I.
06-09-2009, 10:15 AM
Available now on youtube movie classics. I just watched it a few weeks ago and loved it. Who knew Rosalind Russell was such a babe? :ouwknow:

that is actually my favorite movie of all time. She and Cary Grant have some chemistry and the rapid fired dialogue is so much fun...So much better then When Harry Met Sally for the Chiefs fan amongst us...(though I liked that film, When Harry Met Sally would totally get pwned by Annie Hall if one were to compare 70s to 90s...one of the few Woody Allen films I actually do like)

lex
06-09-2009, 10:19 AM
Dude, how old do you think I am? ;D I didn't grow up at all, much less in the 40s...Also forgot, 1960 - Psycho...the granddaddy of all lesser slasher films to come... I just love that film...

I know these films because I was a bit of an American Movie Classics junky when it didn't suck (like it does now) and now I turn to Turner Classic who has some surprisingly good showcases and no commercials during the films...

But for the record, I love black and white film (not all, but a lot) because it some of it just is amazing to watch when you have a creative director who knows how to use the lighting right.. That's a large reason Citizen Kane is so popular amongst the cinematic set...Orson Welles knew how to frame things really well, very dramatically...I know you may only remember him as the dude who did cheesy wine commercials in the 80s (or maybe as the Narrator in History of the World, but he really was an amazing director and a very good actor: Citizen Kane and Third Man, Long Hot Summer (more a film for Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, love them) and Touch of Evil (the last 3 are all 50s though).

From the prior to the 70s (aka mostly a bunch of 40s, a sprinkling of others) here are a sampling of my favorites:
His Girl Friday
Philadelphia Story
Bringing Up Baby
Citizen Kane
Rebecca
Maltese Falcon (maybe this was 30s, I might be off on this)
Casablanca
If it has Robert Mitchum I will watch it (best stuff in 50s and 60s primarily with a lovely role in Scrooged in 1988 I love that movie)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1960s I know)
It happened one night (1930s) (clark Gable, claudette colbert...sighh)
Hitchcock: 1940s - Suspicsion, Rebecca, Spellbound, Notorious 1950s: STrangers on a Train, rear window, To Catch a Thief, Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, North by Northwest: 1960s: Psycho, Birds
Barbara Stanwyck is just awesome: Lady Eve and Double Indemnity

Anyway, there are a lot more, but I got to go now.

It wasnt about youre age specifically as much as it was about most of the people on the board. While its cool that some are into classics, I dont think thats the majority and so it would have been kind of silly to include it. I wanted to make choices that many, if not most, were familiar with. For that reason, it made sense to go as far back as the 70s. Sorry. It wasnt a personal comment or an attempt to deny you happiness.

BTW, I dont see how someone can claim to like Hitchcock films and leave Dial M for Murder off their list. I loved that movie. It was so tightly wound.

Rock Chalk
06-09-2009, 10:27 AM
The top films of the 1970's will top any of any other decade.....

Your top 80's or 90's comedy will never trump Animal House

Your top 80's/90's drama will never trump The Godfather Part 2

and on and on......anything you can bring to the table, the 1970's will house.

Blazing Saddles > Animal House (though, still a top 3 all time comedy).

I do not however, understand the fascination with the Godfather movies. I thought they sucked. Incredibly boring and way too freakin long.

The 80s has some goldmines, but not enough in multiple genre's. Like Buff said, the 80s were about comedies and, to a lesser extent, sci-fi.

The 90s was more about drama and action, man-tearjerkers where the protagonist dies or suffers some tragic fate.

2000s have been mostly about superheros with a few good story driven movies interspersed (Benjamin Button type movies).

I think Id have to go with the 90s overall. I like pretty much all the decades listed.

lex
06-09-2009, 10:31 AM
Wow, this is incredibly even. Im quite pleased.

BroncoBuff
06-09-2009, 10:34 AM
The top films of the 1970's will top any of any other decade.....

Your top 80's or 90's comedy will never trump Animal House

Your top 80's/90's drama will never trump The Godfather Part 2

and on and on......anything you can bring to the table, the 1970's will house.

The very TOP films, definitely the 70s and I think 90s too. Even the OVERALL best films - which is what the poll asks - the answer is still the 70s and 90s.

The 80's, the 00's and even the 60's to some extent are kinda barren decades in my view.

Miss I.
06-09-2009, 10:34 AM
It wasnt about youre age specifically as much as it was about most of the people on the board. While its cool that some are into classics, I dont think thats the majority and so it would have been kind of silly to include it. I wanted to make choices that many, if not most, were familiar with. For that reason, it made sense to go as far back as the 70s. Sorry. It wasnt a personal comment or an attempt to deny you happiness.

I am aware it wasn't a personal comment or an attempt to deny me happiness. I was just teasing you, I see your point, but I don't really agree with it, but I understand what you mean.

BroncoBuff
06-09-2009, 10:35 AM
It should also be noted that dividing by "decades" is entirely arbitrary ... random.

lex
06-09-2009, 10:40 AM
The very TOP films, definitely the 70s and I think 90s too. Even the OVERALL best films - which is what the poll asks - the answer is still the 70s and 90s.

The 80's, the 00's and even the 60's to some extent are kinda barren decades in my view.


Are you basing it on depth or quality at the top?

bronco militia
06-09-2009, 10:43 AM
I 'll say that the 2000's are the worst

BroncoBuff
06-09-2009, 10:45 AM
I am aware it wasn't a personal comment or an attempt to deny me happiness. I was just teasing you, I see your point, but I don't really agree with it, but I understand what you mean.

For whatever it's worth, I grew up in the 70s, and I also love the film noir genre of the 40s, 50s and 60s. Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, North by Northwest and Dr. Strangelove are all on my Top 25 list.

All the Bogart film noir are golden, Deadline USA, Casablanca, In a Lonely Place, Key Largo, Across the Pacific, Tokyo Joe, Maltese Falcon, Big Sleep, Treasure of Sierra Madre.

And how about Panic in the Streets, D.O.A., Touch of Evil (starring Charlton Heston as a Mexican national), Panic in the Year Zero. Here's a great film noir list: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/reading/film_noir.html

lex
06-09-2009, 10:50 AM
People who are trashing the 80s should also consider that when it comes to Christmas movies, the quintessential american christmas movie comes from the 80s in Christmas Story (1983).

Also, in the baseball genre, most people would list either The Natural (1983), Bull Durham (?), or A Field of Dreams as their favorites. All of those baseball movies were from the 80s. You also have Major League and Eight Men Out. The 80s were a huge decade for baseball movies.

Scarface (1983) was also an 80s flick.

BroncoBuff
06-09-2009, 10:53 AM
Are you basing it on depth or quality at the top?
Like I said there, both in 'Top Films' and in overall depth, I think the 70's and 90's win.

I'm not trying to bash individual films of the 80's and 00's ... but overall, 80's films especially, when you see them now they don't hold up well, In fact, many of them kinda suck. For example, the one with Michael Douglas in Japan? Black Rain? That movie really really sucks now, but most of us prollly thought it ws good then. Just an example.


And yes ... Scarface and Christmas Story and ALOTTA great movies are from the 80s'. But these are kinda exceptions that prove the rule, in my view.

lex
06-09-2009, 11:02 AM
Like I said there, both in 'Top Films' and in overall depth, I think the 70's and 90's win.

I'm not trying to bash individual films of the 80's and 00's ... but overall, 80's films especially, when you see them now they don't hold up well, In fact, many of them kinda suck. For example, the one with Michael Douglas in Japan? Black Rain? That movie really really sucks now, but most of us prollly thought it ws good then. Just an example.


And yes ... Scarface and Christmas Story and ALOTTA great movies are from the 80s'. But these are kinda exceptions that prove the rule, in my view.


Im not saying youre wrong but is it possible that you just remember movies like Black Rain more (a better example was Cobra...do you remember this awful film?) than some equivalent in the 1970s? You also have to factor in exposure. Remember that 83/84 video stores were really becoming more popular. You werent required to go to the theatre to see movies. I guess the rental market might explain the demand to make more movies of questionable quality for that reason. But its also amazing how much stuff from the 70s that I see on Encore now that is absolute crap...stuff I never knew about.

Miss I.
06-09-2009, 11:06 AM
I think all decades of films we filter in memory..we remember the ones we like, not the ones we didn't. The 40s, as many classics as there were, also was during the studio system days when they rolled out all sorts of grades of movies from Classics to B movies to total crap...Today is no different, we just call them theatrical, straight to video or made for tv...

BroncoBuff
06-09-2009, 11:22 AM
Im not saying youre wrong but is it possible that you just remember movies like Black Rain more (a better example was Cobra...do you remember this awful film?) than some equivalent in the 1970s?
Yes, you and Miss Independent are prolly right there ... we filter from memory what we don't like. And yes, Cobra really really sucked (even then).

I have another ... what was the Stallone movie where he was in a big canyon and some hick rube cops were chasing him? Richard Crenna was in it, though I don't think it was a Rambo film because they never went to Vietnam. Whatever the title ... I saw that film just a few years ago, and OMG, that was the most sucking film of all the suckiest sucking movies I ever saw :~ohyah!:


You also have to factor in exposure. Remember that 83/84 video stores were really becoming more popular. You werent required to go to the theatre to see movies. I guess the rental market might explain the demand to make more movies of questionable quality for that reason.
That is an excellent bit of reasoning .. probably true.

BroncoBuff
06-09-2009, 11:34 AM
I have to go with the 90's and I have to agree with BroncoBuff on the 80's. That being said, 2001 is my all-time favorite year for film and includes my all-time favorite film,

Mulholland Drive Frances McDormand as a rock n' roll producer? Yeha, good movie

Other good films from 2001:
Memento CLASSIC - in my Top 25
The Others - EXCELLENT horror film
Donnie Darko
In the Bedroom
A Beautiful Mind
Training Day - CLASSIC
Amélie
Session 9
The Devil's Backbone
Blow - Excellent film
Y Tu Mamá También
Das Experiment
Enemy at the Gates
Lantana
Waking Life
Vanilla Sky - I love this one (though I underatsnd why many do not)
Shrek
Ghost World (Gotta see that, it's on my NextFlix queue)
The Pledge
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Sorry, I thought it sucked ... ::))
The Majestic
The Royal Tenenbaums
Monster's Ball
Black Hawk Down
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Sorry, any film that has a wizard in it, you can pretty much count me out).
Spirited away
The Man Who Wasn't There - Excellent film ... Laura Prepon almost goes .. well, somewhere ;D
No Man's Land
The Shipping News

These are all the same year, 2001? Wow ... okay, how about a couple amazing films from 2000, one is maybe the BEST film I've ever seen - I can't believe I left it off my Top 25:

Traffic

A-freaking-mazing film. Benecio del Toro's performance is one of the best I've ever seen.

Memento - you listed that 2001, but I think it was 2000.

Beantown Bronco
06-09-2009, 11:45 AM
1980's: Braveheart, predator, Aliens, Platoon, ET, empire strikes back, return of the jedi, the terminator!

The 1980's = Epic

Ummmmmm.......Braveheart? How could you mess up the VERY FIRST ONE on the list?

lex
06-09-2009, 12:21 PM
Im going to list some noteworthy movies by year:

1980-- The Shining, Raging Bull, Ordinary People, The Empire Strikes Back, The Blues Brothers, Airplane!

1981-- Blowout, Chariots of Fire, Das Boot, Excalibur, The Road Warrior, On Golden Pond, Raiders of the Lost Ark

1982-- Blade Runner, E.T., First Blood, Ghandi, Poltergeist, Tootsie, The Verdict

1983-- The Big Chill, Flashdance, Vacation, Return of the Jedi, The Right Stuff, Risky Business, Scarface, Terms of Endearment

1984-- Amadeus, Beverly Hills Cop, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Temple of Doom, The Natural, Nightmare On Elm Street, The Terminator, This Is Spinal Tap

1985-- Back to the Future, Brazil, The Breakfast Club, Cocoon, The Color Purple, The Goonies, Pee Wees Big Adventure, Witness

1986-- Aliens, The Color of Money, Crocodile Dundee, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Fly, Manhunter (noteworthy only because it preceded Silents of the Lambs), Nine 1/2 Weeks, Platoon, Top Gun

1987-- Dirty Dancing (barf), Fatal Attraction, Full Metal Jacket, Good Morning Vietnam, The Last Emperor, Lethal Weapon, The Lost Boys, No Way Out, Predator, The Princess Bride, Robocop, The Untouchables, Wall Street

1988-- The Accused, Beatlejuice, Big, Bull Durham, Die Hard, Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Working Girl

1989-- Back to the Future II, Batman, Born on the Fourth of July, Dead Poets Society, Do the Right Thing, Driving Miss Daisy, Field of Dreams, Glory, Heathers, Last Crusade, The Little Mermaid (this was the beginning of disney cartoon movies), When Harry Met Sally

http://www.filmsite.org/1989.html

lex
06-09-2009, 12:44 PM
On to the 90s:

1990-- Awakenings, Dances With Wolves, Edward Scissorhands (I thought this was older), Ghost, Godfather Part III, Good Fellas (same as Ed Sciss), Home Alone, The Hunt for Red October, Misery, Pretty Woman, Jacob's Ladder

1991-- Bugsy, The Fisher King, JFK, Fried Green Tomatoes, Point Break, Prince of Tides, Silence of the Lambs, Terminator II, Thelma & Louise

1992-- Aladdin, Basic Instinct, The Crying Game, A Few Good Men, Glengarry Glen Ross, Last of the Mohicans, Malcolm X, My Cousin Vinny, Of Mice and Men, Patriot Games, Reservoir Dogs, Scent of a Woman, Sister Act, Unforgiven, Single White Female, Wayne's World

1993-- Army of Darkness, Dazed and Confused, Falling Down, The Fugitive, Groundhog Day, In the Name of the Father, Jurassic Park, Philadelphia, Schindler's List, Sleepless in Seattle

1994-- Ace Venura, Clerks, Dumb and Dumber, Forrest Gump, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hoop Dreams, Interview with the Vampire, The Lion King (sex!), Natural Born Killers, The Professional, Pulp Fiction, Speed, Shawshank Redemption

1995-- Apollo 13, Before Sunrise, Braveheart, The Bridges of Madison County, Casino, Clueless, Heat, Golden Eye, Leaving Las Vegas, Mighty Aphrodite, The Postman, Se7en, 12 Monkeys, The Usual Suspects

1996-- The Cable Guy, The English Patient ("just die already"), Fargo, Independence Day, Jerry Maguire, Mission Impossible, Primal Fear, Scream, Swingers, Twister

1997-- Air Force One, As Good As It Gets, Austin Powers: Man/Mystery, Boogie Nights, Chasing Amy, Contact, The Fifth Element, Good Will Hunting, I Know/ Last Summer, LA Confidential, Life is Beautiful, Men In Black, Scream 2, Starship Troopers, Titanic, Wag the Dog

1998-- American History X, The Big Lebowski, Elizabeth, The Horse Whisperer, Pleasantville, Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in Love, There's Something About Mary, A Thing Red Line, The Truman Show

1999-- American Beauty, Being John Malkovich, The Blair Witch Project, Boys Don't Cry, Dogma, Eyes Wide Shut, Fight Club, The Green Mile, The Insider, The Matrix, The Sixth Sense, Phantom Menace

Beantown Bronco
06-09-2009, 12:56 PM
1996 movies = The 2003 NFL draft.

bronco militia
06-09-2009, 01:47 PM
1996 movies = The 2003 NFL draft.

Ha! Ha!

bombay
06-09-2009, 02:18 PM
70's.

Anyone mention Annie Hall?

ak1971
06-09-2009, 02:53 PM
By far the 70s. John Holmes rules.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk298/AK7745/250px-Wadd-0254.jpg

Rock Chalk
06-09-2009, 03:06 PM
These are all the same year, 2001? Wow ... okay, how about a couple amazing films from 2000, one is maybe the BEST film I've ever seen - I can't believe I left it off my Top 25:

Traffic

A-freaking-mazing film. Benecio del Toro's performance is one of the best I've ever seen.

Memento - you listed that 2001, but I think it was 2000.

Dude, Traffic was absolute ****ing trash. Worst ****ing movie this millenium and that includes all the b-flick garbage that has been thrown out there AND all that **** from India....yeah, Traffic is worse than ALL of them.

Garcia Bronco
06-09-2009, 03:09 PM
70's.

Anyone mention Annie Hall?

Terrible movie, IMO.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2009, 03:10 PM
Oh man, how could I forget Scarface, Back to the Future, Robocop and Blade Runner.

The 80s freaking RULED!

slyinky
06-09-2009, 03:25 PM
Mulholland Drive Frances McDormand as a rock n' roll producer? Yeha, good movie.
I believe you are thinking of Laurel Canyon, Mulholland Drive was directed by David Lynch and starred Naomi Watts.

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Memento - you listed that 2001, but I think it was 2000.
I looked it up on IMDB (I got my original info from Criticker) and it was released in 2000 but wasn't released in the U.S. until 2001.

slyinky
06-09-2009, 03:48 PM
Dude, Traffic was absolute ****ing trash. Worst ****ing movie this millenium and that includes all the b-flick garbage that has been thrown out there AND all that **** from India....yeah, Traffic is worse than ALL of them.
http://www.synthstuff.com/mt/archives/orly.jpg

maher_tyler
06-09-2009, 04:24 PM
1980's: Braveheart, predator, Aliens, Platoon, ET, empire strikes back, return of the jedi, the terminator!

The 1980's = Epic

Braveheart was definitely not in the 80's...unless there is another Braveheart i dont know about.

BroncoBuff
06-09-2009, 04:26 PM
Dude, Traffic was absolute ****ing trash. Worst ****ing movie this millenium and that includes all the b-flick garbage that has been thrown out there AND all that **** from India....yeah, Traffic is worse than ALL of them.

Alec, we disagree SO much and SO often, and for Soooo long ... I'm beginning to think you'e the Yin to my Yang.



http://www.io.com/~o_m/omworld/images/blog/05-05/bele_lokai.jpg(I'm the good-looking one)



And Traffic is a masterpiece.

lex
06-09-2009, 04:36 PM
Alec, we disagree SO much and SO often, and for Soooo long ... I'm beginning to think you'e the Yin to my Yang.



http://www.io.com/~o_m/omworld/images/blog/05-05/bele_lokai.jpg(I'm the good-looking one)



And Traffic is a masterpiece.

You didnt think the scenes where a character would get on a soapbox were a little over the top?

Kind of like this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycbYk4O6eDc&feature=related

Miquell Ferrer also had a speech.

BroncoBuff
06-09-2009, 05:06 PM
You didnt think the scenes where a character would get on a soapbox were a little over the top?

Kind of like this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycbYk4O6eDc&feature=related

Miquell Ferrer also had a speech.

There's a lotta truth in that film. Ferrer gave a pretty good performance ... I thought his speech "we're all part of this, you can't stop it," which I assume is that clip you posted, is, not "over-dramatic," but instead highly improbable fr a mid-level trafficker under arrest and in custody.

The overexposed film for the south-of-the-border sequences - brilliant. The ending with no music, just the one honest cop in Tijuana peacefully watching kids playing baseball ... sublime and restrained filmmaking.

Traffic was very nearly a perfect film.

All the performances, Julia Stiles, Amy Irving, Jose Guzman, the Mexican general, Manuelo, the skinny Mexican dealer who was tortured and then given the "good cop bad cop" treatment, all magnificent (except Dennis Quaid, whom I loathe). And again, Benecio Del Toro's role was one of the best performnaces I've ever seen.

Garcia Bronco
06-09-2009, 06:38 PM
80's and early 90's.

BroncoBuff
06-09-2009, 06:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycbYk4O6eDc&feature=related
Okay I watched it now ... it's the implausible Topher Grace lecturing of Michael Douglas, the U.S. Drug Czar-designate, while together in his car looking for his base-head daughter who was selling her body to a scary-looking black man. Over the top, in that he was a 17-year-old kid lecturing his gf's rich and powerful Dad.

Fair enough, a highly improbable and over the top scene, plus Topher is not a favorite of mine, he's supposedly a world-class douchebag (if you listen to the rest of the cast members of the 70s Show that is).

But the speech that had ALOTTA truth in it.

Spider
06-09-2009, 06:42 PM
depends on what you like .......But even today it is damn hard to top movies like Midway , True Grit , Cool Hand Luke , Thunder Bolt and lightfoot etc ........

BroncoBuff
06-09-2009, 06:44 PM
The 80s freaking RULED!

Good gawd, are you EVER right about ANYTHING?

maher_tyler
06-09-2009, 06:54 PM
Good gawd, are you EVER right about ANYTHING?

It's the only time Mullets will ever be cool.

Btw...why no mention on Boondock Saints??

lex
06-09-2009, 06:55 PM
Okay I watched it now ... it's the implausible Topher Grace lecturing of Michael Douglas, the U.S. Drug Czar-designate, while together in his car looking for his base-head daughter who was selling her body to a scary-looking black man.

Fair enough, a highly improbable and over the top scene, plus Topher is not a favorite of mine, he's supposedly a world-class douchebag (if you listen to the rest of the cast members of the 70s Show that is).

But it was a speech that had ALOTTA truth in it, though it was a bit over the top, given that he was a 17-year-old kid lecturing his gf's rich and powerful Dad.

Yeah, Im not saying it didnt provide some context but at the same time, I almost expect them to stop mid-line and look into the camera and say, "Id like to take this moment to talk to you and your children...." It crosses the line between adding context and being a preachy public service announcement.

montrose
06-09-2009, 06:59 PM
80's =

http://www.skrabby.com/images/screenshots/xuxkzd_bloodsport.jpg http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/masters.of.the.universe.jpg

Close thread.

Spider
06-09-2009, 07:04 PM
The Guns from Navarone , Dirty Dozen ,Bullet , the Original Sting ( not the remake ),the bridge on the river Kwia , Tora ,Tora, tora ,The Desert Fox , The Longest day ..........

BroncoBuff
06-09-2009, 07:05 PM
I almost expect them to stop mid-line and look into the camera and say, "Id like to take this moment to talk to you and your children...."

I didn't see it that way, but I can appreciate how others might.

BroncoBuff
06-09-2009, 07:06 PM
why no mention on Boondock Saints??

??? What is that one?

Spider
06-09-2009, 07:12 PM
The MOVIE M*A*S*H* , that spurred on the hit TV series ...........

maher_tyler
06-09-2009, 07:15 PM
??? What is that one?

You've never seen or heard of the Boondock Saints??

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144117/

Popps
06-09-2009, 10:31 PM
The 90s were good... really good. It's hard not to choose that as the best, until you really start digging through the 70s.

The thing was, you have SO many classics from that era... mainstays that people have already mentioned, But, even your second tier movies from that era seemed stronger.

Think about flicks like Taxi Driver. They don't make them like that anymore.

What about Duel?

Clockwork Orange?

The Monty Python stuff.

Marathon Man.

Dirty Harry.

All of the trippy ****... David Bowie stuff, etc.

There was just SO much good, creative ****. It's like they weren't quite out of ideas yet.

Take a look at this list someone compiled...

http://digitaldreamdoor.nutsie.com/pages/movie-pages/movie_70s.html

That's just ridiculous. Lots of great movies from the 80s/90s, but I don't think you can come close to a list like that, and there are probably a lot of things left off that list.

Arkie
06-10-2009, 05:45 AM
Everybody knows that new movies have better special effects than the old black & white movies. They have better movie making equipment and studios. Nobody ever mentions that the acting is better now too. Bad acting back then was over-the-top and silly. Even the good acting was overly dramatic--a product carried over from the silent films and its been improving every decade up to the 70's. Now the acting is more realistic with more quality actors available for the perfect role.

lex
06-10-2009, 05:50 AM
Everybody knows that new movies have better special effects than the old black & white movies. They have better movie making equipment and studios. Nobody ever mentions that the acting is better now too. Bad acting back then was over-the-top and silly. Even the good acting was overly dramatic--a product carried over from the silent films and its been improving every decade up to the 70's. Now the acting is more realistic with more quality actors available for the perfect role.

Except it doesnt work that way. The studios still want to subscribe to the formulaic..."lets put Brad Pitt and Clooney in a movie and see what happens." They often seem to make the stars dictate the roles rather than the other way around. Its almost like theyve conceded the more story driven movies to the independents. Another thing that hollywood has started doing in greater abundance is taking foreign movies and making them their own.

Beantown Bronco
06-10-2009, 06:08 AM
Traffic was very nearly a perfect film.

All the performances, Julia Stiles, Amy Irving, Jose Guzman, the Mexican general, Manuelo, the skinny Mexican dealer who was tortured and then given the "good cop bad cop" treatment, all magnificent (except Dennis Quaid, whom I loathe). And again, Benecio Del Toro's role was one of the best performnaces I've ever seen.

*cough* Erika Christensen *cough*

BroncoBuff
06-10-2009, 06:59 AM
*cough* Erika Christensen *cough*

Really? Okay.

Popps
06-10-2009, 09:37 AM
Another thing that hollywood has started doing in greater abundance is taking foreign movies and making them their own.

Been doing that for a long time, and TV? Forget it. I'll bet half of what we watch on American TV was imported. If not half, it's a large number.

I don't mind things being borrowed if they're quality. I'd prefer not to see more shows about people jumping through holes in a wall, though.

lex
06-10-2009, 10:36 AM
Been doing that for a long time, and TV? Forget it. I'll bet half of what we watch on American TV was imported. If not half, it's a large number.

I don't mind things being borrowed if they're quality. I'd prefer not to see more shows about people jumping through holes in a wall, though.

I think its happening even moreso now. It works hand in hand with why theyve resorted to making movies about stuff that was popular 20 years ago. There are few new ideas and so its happening with greater regularity.