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    Your top ten of whatever damn year you feel like!

    Why should 2010 be the only year that gets top ten lists (especially now that both of the 2009 threads are locked)? Post a top ten movies from any random year in this thread.

    My top ten of 1919:

    1. Broken Blossoms
    2. J'accuse!
    3. Sir Arne's Treasure
    4. The Dragon Painter
    5. The Delicious Little Devil
    6. Back to God's Country
    7. Victory
    8. Daddy-Long-Legs
    9. Heart o' the Hills
    10. South

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    I select 1985:

    1. A Zed and Two Noughts (Greenaway)
    2. Ran (Kurosawa)
    3. Brazil (Gilliam)
    4. Shoah (Lanzmann)
    5. 28 Up (Apted)
    6. Ladyhawke (Donner)
    7. Come and See (Klimov)
    8. Back to the Future (Zemeckis)
    9. 26 Bathrooms (Greenaway)
    10. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Miller/Oglivie)
    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
    Us (Peele, 2019) ***1/2
    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (Noé, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
    Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013) ***

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    1990

    Miami Blues
    Dick Tracy
    Miller's Crossing
    Trust
    Joe Versus the Volcano
    Quick Change
    Wild at Heart
    Henry and June
    The Grifters
    Nikita

    how does that taste, goodfellas?

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    1990 kinda sucks. I only have one 4-star film from that year (Miller's Crossing).
    Coming to America (Landis, 1988) **
    The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) *1/2
    Us (Peele, 2019) ***1/2
    Fugue (Smoczynska, 2018) ***1/2
    Prisoners (Villeneuve, 2013) ***1/2
    Shadow (Zhang, 2018) ***
    Oslo, August 31st (J. Trier, 2011) ****
    Climax (Noé, 2018) **1/2
    Fighting With My Family (Merchant, 2019) **
    Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013) ***

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    1962, greatest year evah!

    1. The Trial (Orson Welles)
    2. La Jetée (Chris Marker)
    3. My Life to Live (Jean-Luc Godard)
    4. L'Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni)
    5. The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer)
    6. The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel)
    7. Jules and Jim (Francois Truffaut)
    8. Hatari! (Howard Hawks)
    9. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)
    10. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (John Ford)

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    1962 is a great year (I get to see Lawrence of Arabia Wednesday in the theater!)
    1. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)
    2. Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman)
    3. Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi)
    4. An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge (Robert Enrico)
    5. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford)
    6. An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu)
    7. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Sidney Lumet)
    8. Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda)
    9. La Jetée (Chris Marker)
    10. To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan)


    Winter Light switching to 1963 weakens it for me.

    How about 1964:

    1. Yearning (Mikio Naruse)
    2. Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard)
    3. Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick)
    4. Intentions of Murder (Shohei Imamura)
    5. Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara)
    6. Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors (Sergei Parajanov)
    7. The Pawnbroker (Sidney Lumet)
    8. Charulata (Satyajit Ray)
    9. Fail-Safe (Sidney Lumet)
    10. Lemonade Joe (Oldrich Lipský)

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    Quote Quoting Derek (view post)
    1962, greatest year evah!

    1. The Trial (Orson Welles)
    2. La Jetée (Chris Marker)
    3. My Life to Live (Jean-Luc Godard)
    4. L'Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni)
    5. The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer)
    6. The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel)
    7. Jules and Jim (Francois Truffaut)
    8. Hatari! (Howard Hawks)
    9. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)
    10. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (John Ford)
    I'd consider 1962 probably the 3rd strongest year (1957, 1964), and we have only 3 of the same films in our top 10's. Interesting.

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    Quote Quoting soitgoes...
    Winter Light switching to 1963 weakens it for me.
    If you're going by IMDB on that, they switched it back.

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    Quote Quoting StanleyK (view post)
    If you're going by IMDB on that, they switched it back.
    Cool I guess. I know I've bitched about this before, and IMDb is one of the best tools for films out there, but what kind of criteria do they use when it comes to dates of release? In other words, why switch from 1962 to 1963 then back to 1962? This isn't a question directed to you StanleyK, more of a rant.

    In that case 1962 is better than 1964.

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    Quote Quoting soitgoes...
    Cool I guess. I know I've bitched about this before, and IMDb is one of the best tools for films out there, but what kind of criteria do they use when it comes to dates of release? In other words, why switch from 1962 to 1963 then back to 1962? This isn't a question directed to you StanleyK, more of a rant.

    In that case 1962 is better than 1964.
    It's input from users, in this case I noticed wikipedia places the release date at 11/12/1962 and notified them. Why it had gone to 1963 in the first place I don't know, but it kind of bothered me because I go by their release dates too.

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    1991

    1. The Lovers on the Bridge
    2. Barton Fink
    3. Raise the Red Lantern
    4. Terminator 2
    5. Night on Earth
    6. Europa
    7. JFK
    8. The Double Life of Veronique
    9. Slacker
    10. Army of Darkness

    Loveeeeee the 90s.

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    A 1990 list without Goodfellas is wrong.

    1. Goodfellas
    2. Miller's Crossing
    3. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Atame)
    4. Nightbreed
    5. Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
    6. Wild at Heart
    7. Edward Scissorhands
    8. Total Recall
    9. Nikita
    10. King of New York

    And my personal favorite, |974:

    1. Chinatown
    2. The Conversation
    3. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
    4. A Woman Under the Influence
    5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    6. Phantom of the Paradise
    7. F for Fake
    8. The Godfather: Part II
    9. The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three
    10. Young Frankenstein

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    1957 is probably my favorite year:

    01. The Seventh Seal
    02. Paths of Glory
    03. Wild Strawberries
    04. Nights of Cabiria
    05. The Bridge on the River Kwai
    06. The Sweet Smell of Success
    07. 12 Angry Men
    08. Throne of Blood
    09. Cranes Are Flying
    10. A Face in the Crowd

    11. Tokyo Twilight
    12. The Tin Star
    13. Le Notti Bianche
    14. 3:10 to Yuma
    15. Forty Guns
    16. The Lower Depths
    17. Witness for the Prosecution
    18. Untamed [Arakure]
    19. Il Grido
    20. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
    Recomended Recent Viewings:
    Picnic (Logan, 1955)
    The Great Beauty (Sorrentino, 2013)
    A Brief History of Time (Morris, 1991)
    The Constant Nymph (Goulding, 1943)
    Frances Ha (Baumbach, 2013)

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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    A 1990 list without Goodfellas is wrong.

    1. Goodfellas
    2. Miller's Crossing
    3. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Atame)
    4. Nightbreed
    5. Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
    6. Wild at Heart
    7. Edward Scissorhands
    8. Total Recall
    9. Nikita
    10. King of New York
    Man, Goodfellas is cool and all, but 6 of these are better than it. Have fun guessing which.
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    1960 was pretty sweet, especially for my beloved horror genre.

    01. The Apartment
    02. Peeping Tom
    03. La Dolce Vita
    04. The Magnificent Seven
    05. Psycho
    06. Spartacus
    06. Black Sunday
    07. Village of the Damned
    08. The Time Machine
    09. Inherit the Wind
    10. Eyes Without a Face

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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    Man, Goodfellas is cool and all, but 6 of these are better than it. Have fun guessing which.
    I'm gonna go ahead and hope you're including Nightbreed on those 6.

    I've just seen Goodfellas many, many times. I know every quote in every scene by heart.

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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    A 1990 list with Dick Tracy is wrong.
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    Dick Tracy = Greatest comic book [strip] movie, ever!

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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    Man, Goodfellas is cool and all, but 6 of these are better than it. Have fun guessing which.
    It sure as shit ain't Dreams, I can tell you that much.

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    2004, which I consider (so far) the best year of the 2000s:

    1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    2. I Heart Huckabees
    3. The Life Aquatic
    4. Hotel Rwanda
    5. Collateral
    6. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
    7. Shaun of the Dead
    8. Primer
    9. The Incredibles
    10. Layer Cake
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    Quote Quoting Spaceman Spiff (view post)
    It sure as shit ain't Dreams, I can tell you that much.
    Kurosawa's best film!

    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    1997 is my valentine:

    1. The Sweet Hereafter
    2. The Ice Storm
    3. Boogie Nights
    4. Titanic
    5. Chasing Amy
    6. Fireworks
    7. Jackie Brown
    8. Gattaca
    9. The Game
    10. Grosse Pointe Blank
    Ratings on a 1-10 scale for your pleasure:

    Top Gun: Maverick - 8
    Top Gun - 7
    McCabe & Mrs. Miller - 8
    Crimes of the Future - 8
    Videodrome - 9
    Valley Girl - 8
    Summer of '42 - 7
    In the Line of Fire - 8
    Passenger 57 - 7
    Everything Everywhere All at Once - 6



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    1955:
    1. Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
    2. Nuit et brouillard (Alain Resnais)
    3. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk)
    4. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)
    5. Moonfleet (Fritz Lang)
    6. A Generation (Andrzej Wajda)
    7. Artists and Models (Frank Tashlin)
    8. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray)
    9. Guys and Dolls (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
    10. The Trouble With Harry (Alfred Hitchcock)
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    11. Lola Montès (Max Ophüls)
    12. East of Eden (Elia Kazan)
    13. The Man With the Golden Arm (Otto Preminger)
    14. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich)

    1990:
    1. Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven)
    2. Pump Up the Volume (Allan Moyle)
    3. Trust (Hal Hartley)
    4. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
    5. Le Mari de la coiffeuse (Patrice Leconte)
    6. Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-wai)
    7. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
    8. The Witches (Nicolas Roeg)
    9.
    10.
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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    Kurosawa's best film!
    :lol:

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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    2004, which I consider (so far) the best year of the 2000s:

    1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    2. I Heart Huckabees
    3. The Life Aquatic
    4. Hotel Rwanda
    5. Collateral
    6. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
    7. Shaun of the Dead
    8. Primer
    9. The Incredibles
    10. Layer Cake
    If I thought that Hotel Rwanda was the fourth best movie of 2004, I'd probably conclude it was the worst year for movies ever. My own vote is 2007.

    2004:
    Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
    The Holy Girl (Lucrecia Martel)
    I Heart Huckabees (David O. Russell)
    Innocence (Lucile Hadzihalilovic)
    The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson)
    Notre musique (Jean-Luc Godard)
    Triple Agent (Eric Rohmer)
    The Weeping Meadow (Theo Angelopoulos)
    The World (Jia Zhang-ke)
    Yes (Sally Potter)

    2007:
    Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon (Eric Rohmer)
    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Sidney Lumet)
    Boarding Gate (Olivier Assayas)
    The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson)
    La France (Serge Bozon)
    Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck)
    Hairpsray (Adam Shankman)
    I'm Not There. (Todd Haynes)
    In the City of Sylvia (José Luis Guer*n)
    Lust, Caution (Ang Lee)
    The Man From London (Béla Tarr)
    Margot at the Wedding (Noah Baumbach)
    Milyang (Lee Chang-dong)
    Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant)
    Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi)
    Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas)
    Les Témoins (André Téchiné)
    Le Voyage du ballon rouge (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
    We Own the Night (James Gray)
    You, the Living (Roy Andersson)
    Just because...
    The Fabelmans (Steven Spielberg, 2022) mild
    Petite maman (Céline Sciamma, 2021) mild
    The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh, 2022) mild

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