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Postby otters~1 » 2013.03.12 (03:00)

1998, maybe? The Big Lebowski, Saving Private Ryan and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas would all make my '90s top-ten list. Rounders, Shakespeare in Love, and The Thin Red Line would get mentions.

2001? Moulin Rouge and Donnie Darko right off the bat, Memento, The Fellowship of the Ring, Black Hawk Down, a Harry Potter movie that actually tried to be attractive to audiences, The Man Who Wasn't There, etc.



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Postby TommyWiseau24 » 2013.03.12 (06:33)

Damn you flag. Now I have to obsessively make a list.

Note: Must see more old movies


2011: Hanna, Super 8, Drive, Horrible Bosses, Harry Potter 7.5, A Separation, Contagion, Moneyball, 50/50, Shame, Hugo, The Muppets, Young Adult, Mission Impossible 4, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

2007: Zodiac, The King of Kong, Ratatouille, The Simpsons Movie, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Juno, There Will Be Blood, 4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days, I'm Not There, No Country for Old Men

2003: Kill Bill 1, School of Rock, Matchstick Men, The Best of Youth, The Fog of War, Lost in Translation, Dogville, Capturing the Friedmans, and of course The Room

2002: Minority Report, Bowling for Columbine, City of God, Far From Heaven, The Pianist, Adaptation, Gangs of New York, Catch Me if You Can, 28 Days Later, Hero

2000: American Psycho, High Fidelity, Almost Famous, Dancer in the Dark, Requiem for a Dream, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Emperor's New Groove, Traffic, Memento, In the Mood For Love, Together

1997: Jackie Brown, Boogie Nights, LA Confidential, Contact, Face/Off, Austin Powers 1, Lost Highway

1996: Fargo, Breaking the Waves, The People Vs. Larry Flynt, The English Patient, Hamlet, The Rock, Hard Eight (literally every 1996 film I've seen)

1995: Showgirls :D, Se7en, Leaving Las Vegas, Casino, Goldeneye, Heat

1994: Three Colours: Red, Hoop Dreams, Speed, The Last Seduction, Ed Wood, Pulp Fiction, Crumb

1984: Once Upon a Time in America, This is Spinal Tap, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Purple Rain, Amadeus, Blood Simple, The Terminator, Dune

1980: The Empire Strikes Back, The Shining, The Blues Brothers, Airplane!, The Elephant Man, Raging Bull

1974: The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, Chinatown, The Man With the Golden Gun

1972: The Godfather, Last Tango in Paris, Frenzy, Cries and Whispers

1969: On Her Majesty's Secret Service, They Shoot Horses Don't They, The Wild Bunch

1959: Anatomy of a Murder, Some Like it Hot, The 400 Blows, North By Northwest

1950: Sunset Boulevard, All About Eve

1946: Notorious, Paisan

1928: The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Wind


Best year? I think 2000 has the edge.
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Postby Seneschal » 2013.03.12 (19:00)

Limited myself to ten years (probably skewed towards more recent years due to availability/viewing habits):

1947: Out of the Past, Black Narcissus, Brighton Rock
1949: The Third Man, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Late Spring
1957: Sweet Smell of Success, Paths of Glory, The Seventh Seal
1962: Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Manchurian Candidate, La Jetee, To Kill a Mockingbird
1982: Blade Runner, Fanny and Alexander, E.T., Tootsie, Diner
1994: Hoop Dreams, Chungking Express, The Hudsucker Proxy
1995: Before Sunrise, Toy Story, Rob Roy
2000: In the Mood for Love, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Memento
2001: Waking Life, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring, Spirited Away, Donnie Darko, Monsters Inc. (still need to rewatch Mulholland Drive, but it probably has a space here reserved for it for when I do)
2005: The New World, Pride & Prejudice, Hidden, Serenity, Good Night, and Good Luck

Of these, 1982 and 2001 probably take the cake (also, boo flag for omitting to mention the best two movies of 2001, which I've helpfully put right at the front of my entry for that year). Shout out to 1949 for producing two of the absolute best British movies ever made, too.

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Postby unoriginal name » 2013.03.12 (20:05)

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Postby otters~1 » 2013.03.12 (21:47)

Seneschal wrote:Limited myself to ten years (probably skewed towards more recent years due to availability/viewing habits):

1947: Out of the Past, Black Narcissus, Brighton Rock
1949: The Third Man, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Late Spring
1957: Sweet Smell of Success, Paths of Glory, The Seventh Seal
1962: Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Manchurian Candidate, La Jetee, To Kill a Mockingbird
1982: Blade Runner, Fanny and Alexander, E.T., Tootsie, Diner
1994: Hoop Dreams, Chungking Express, The Hudsucker Proxy
1995: Before Sunrise, Toy Story, Rob Roy
2000: In the Mood for Love, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Memento
2001: Waking Life, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring, Spirited Away, Donnie Darko, Monsters Inc. (still need to rewatch Mulholland Drive, but it probably has a space here reserved for it for when I do)
2005: The New World, Pride & Prejudice, Hidden, Serenity, Good Night, and Good Luck

Of these, 1982 and 2001 probably take the cake (also, boo flag for omitting to mention the best two movies of 2001, which I've helpfully put right at the front of my entry for that year). Shout out to 1949 for producing two of the absolute best British movies ever made, too.

Artificial Intelligence was fucking bad mate
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Postby Seneschal » 2013.03.12 (23:41)

otters~1 wrote:
Seneschal wrote:Limited myself to ten years (probably skewed towards more recent years due to availability/viewing habits):

1947: Out of the Past, Black Narcissus, Brighton Rock
1949: The Third Man, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Late Spring
1957: Sweet Smell of Success, Paths of Glory, The Seventh Seal
1962: Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Manchurian Candidate, La Jetee, To Kill a Mockingbird
1982: Blade Runner, Fanny and Alexander, E.T., Tootsie, Diner
1994: Hoop Dreams, Chungking Express, The Hudsucker Proxy
1995: Before Sunrise, Toy Story, Rob Roy
2000: In the Mood for Love, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Memento
2001: Waking Life, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring, Spirited Away, Donnie Darko, Monsters Inc. (still need to rewatch Mulholland Drive, but it probably has a space here reserved for it for when I do)
2005: The New World, Pride & Prejudice, Hidden, Serenity, Good Night, and Good Luck

Of these, 1982 and 2001 probably take the cake (also, boo flag for omitting to mention the best two movies of 2001, which I've helpfully put right at the front of my entry for that year). Shout out to 1949 for producing two of the absolute best British movies ever made, too.

Artificial Intelligence was fucking bad mate

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Really? But it's Spielberg's best film! Honestly, I'd struggle to think of a better film examining the nature of 'humanity' and what makes us 'human'.

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Postby otters~1 » 2013.03.13 (00:48)

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Postby TommyWiseau24 » 2013.03.13 (01:47)

Seneschal wrote:Limited myself to ten years (probably skewed towards more recent years due to availability/viewing habits):

1947: Out of the Past, Black Narcissus, Brighton Rock
1949: The Third Man, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Late Spring
1957: Sweet Smell of Success, Paths of Glory, The Seventh Seal
1962: Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Manchurian Candidate, La Jetee, To Kill a Mockingbird
1982: Blade Runner, Fanny and Alexander, E.T., Tootsie, Diner
1994: Hoop Dreams, Chungking Express, The Hudsucker Proxy
1995: Before Sunrise, Toy Story, Rob Roy
2000: In the Mood for Love, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Memento
2001: Waking Life, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring, Spirited Away, Donnie Darko, Monsters Inc. (still need to rewatch Mulholland Drive, but it probably has a space here reserved for it for when I do)
2005: The New World, Pride & Prejudice, Hidden, Serenity, Good Night, and Good Luck

Of these, 1982 and 2001 probably take the cake (also, boo flag for omitting to mention the best two movies of 2001, which I've helpfully put right at the front of my entry for that year). Shout out to 1949 for producing two of the absolute best British movies ever made, too.


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Postby unoriginal name » 2013.03.13 (01:53)

otters~1 wrote:Children can't act

so untrue

holloywood just has no idea how to write children

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Postby otters~1 » 2013.04.12 (07:15)

unoriginal name wrote:
otters~1 wrote:Children can't act

so untrue

holloywood just has no idea how to write children

completely disagree which is why i was so surprised at the talent of the game of thrones bevy
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Postby SlappyMcGee » 2013.05.29 (18:44)

AI: Artifical Intelligence was sweet.

The correct answer was 1994. 1994 marks the crossroads where Hollywood finally saw the viability of the indie picture (Pulp Fiction), it had the excellent Hoop Dreams, it had the fondly remembered Lion King, the action movies were still running the sweet 80s vibe vis a vis True Lies, Speed, and it had Jim Carrey's best year in Dumb and Dumber and The Mask. Finally, Forest Gump, which I think everyone remembers as sort of overrated but it is in fact excellent.

Couple all of that with Shawshank, which I didn't like but what the fuck do I know, and we are in business.
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Postby TommyWiseau24 » 2013.05.29 (19:37)

SlappyMcGee wrote:1994 marks the crossroads where Hollywood finally saw the viability of the indie picture (Pulp Fiction).


Great movie, but bad in terms of Hollywood. Those Pulp Fiction knockoffs sort of kill the indie movement for me (sure, you've got Out of Sight, but that doesn't make up nearly enough for Boondock Saints and Doom Generation)
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