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Old 03-26-2017, 01:25 PM   #26
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Re: You Favorite Films From Every Year Since You Were Born

Year of Annunciation! Zeno, never change, my friend. (I almost took Mon Oncle as well, which would have given me three of Tati's films.)

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Old 03-26-2017, 01:47 PM   #27
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The 1960's

1960 – Spartacus
1961- Breakfast at Tiffany’s
1962- Lawrence of Arabia
1963- It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
1964- Goldfinger
1965- Doctor Zhivago
1966- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
1967- In the Heat of the Night
1968- Once Upon a Time in the West
1969- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:10 PM   #28
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The 1970's

1970 - MASH
1971- A Clockwork Orange
1972- The Godfather
1973- American Graffiti
1974- Chinatown
1975 – The Return of the Pink Panther
1976 – The Network
1977 – Annie Hall
1978 – Up in Smoke
1979 – All that Jazz

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This is hard, some I picked because I saw them with friends etc and the memories are grand. One I even saw at a drive-in (American Graffiti)
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:29 PM   #29
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We have a few films in common,

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DC2LV, you've got some great picks. I had a lot of trouble not going with Forbidden Planet.
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:34 PM   #30
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1976 Rocky
1977 Star Wars
1978 Superman
1979 The Black Hole
1980 The Empire Strikes Back
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 The Beastmaster
1983 Return of the Jedi
1984 The Terminator
1985 Back to the Future
1986 Platoon
1987 Robocop
1988 Above the Law
1989 Field of Dreams
1990 Goodfellas
1991 The Silence of the Lambs
1992 Chaplin
1993 Tombstone
1994 Pulp Fiction
1995 Crimson Tide
1996 independence Day
1997 Good Will Hunting
1998 The Big Lebowski
1999 The Matrix
2000 Unbreakable
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
2002 The Pianist
2003 Kill Bill v1
2004 Kill Bill v2
2005 Kingdom of Heaven
2006 The Prestige
2007 No Country for Old Men
2008 The Wrestler
2009 Moon
2010 The Ghost Writer
2011 Margin Call
2012 Looper
2013 Dallas Buyers Club
2014 The Theory of Everything
2015 Sicario
2016 Deadpool
2017 Logan

Trying to go with actual favorites, things I tend to have seen more than once and I just like for whatever reason. In a lot of cases this puts something campy in there rather than evaluating film quality which would be a completely different list. Rough standard is what I'd be more likely to stop on if I saw it in the TV listings.

Bolded would be standouts for me. 1995 was probably toughest year to choose

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Old 03-26-2017, 03:35 PM   #31
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Can't believe that Phat Mack did not pick an Abbot and Costello movie from the 1940's. I think I watched almost all of them, they used to have them on TV every Saturday afternoon when I was growing up, we saw them over and over again. Great fun.
I was thinking of doing this twice, once for the films I like now, and once for the films I liked then. The second one would contain mainly Abbot and Costello and Lewis and Martin flicks.

The Delicate Delinquent was the first time I was told to leave the theater because I was laughing too hard.
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:39 PM   #32
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I almost chose The Nutty Professor because Lewis also gets to play Martin.

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Old 03-26-2017, 04:14 PM   #33
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The hardest decision for me was taking Lawrence of Arabia over La Jetee. But I saw Lawrence of Arabia in a theater when I was a kid, and it's probably the one movie that made me fall in love with how films could tell stories.
I think the hardest decision for me was taking The Apartment over Spartacus. I vacillated quite a bit before finally coming to a decision. However, it's one where I could change my mind tomorrow or next week.

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DC2LV, you've got some great picks.
Thanks, I really appreciate that. And thanks again to Dominic for creating the thread. I had a lot of fun this morning coming up with my list.

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I was thinking of doing this twice, once for the films I like now, and once for the films I liked then.
Interesting. I had the same thought. And in making my final choice for each year, I sometimes had to leave off a film that at one time would have been one of my all-time favorites, but not so much these days. Kelly's Heroes is one that falls into that category for me. I must have seen it at least 50 times over the years and decades, but I don't think that I'd want to sit through it again these days. I'm close to reaching that point with When Harry Met Sally as well, and came close to choosing either Crimes & Misdemeanors or The Fabulous Baker Boys for 1989 instead.
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:27 PM   #34
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1957 -- Throne of Blood
1958 -- King Creole*
1959 -- The Mouse That Roared*
1960 -- The Apartment
1961 -- West Side Story
1962 -- Lonely Are the Brave
1963 -- Hud
1964 -- A Shot in the Dark
1965 -- The Great Race**
1966 -- A Man For All Seasons

**(Seen at a drivein with a young lady who made sure I knew beforehand that we were 'just friends'. Was somewhat surprised by what that entailed.)
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:13 PM   #35
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Oh, do tell what "just friends" entailed!

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Old 03-26-2017, 05:47 PM   #36
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1957 -- Throne of Blood
1958 -- King Creole*
1959 -- The Mouse That Roared*
1960 -- The Apartment
1961 -- West Side Story
1962 -- Lonely Are the Brave
1963 -- Hud
1964 -- A Shot in the Dark
1965 -- The Great Race**
1966 -- A Man For All Seasons

**(Seen at a drivein with a young lady who made sure I knew beforehand that we were 'just friends'. Was somewhat surprised by what that entailed.)
So you haven't actually seen the movie?
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:48 PM   #37
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1967 -- Point Blank
1968 -- 2001
1969 -- Wild Bunch
1970 -- The Ballad of Cable Hogue
1971 -- McCabe & Mrs. Miller
1972 -- Super Fly
1973 -- Lady Snowblood
1974 -- Chinatown
1975 -- A Boy and His Dog
1976 -- Network
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:58 PM   #38
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Oh, do tell what "just friends" entailed!
She was an interesting girl.


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So you haven't actually seen the movie?
Movie? I suppose there might have been a movie...
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Old 03-26-2017, 07:51 PM   #39
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What's Lady Snowblood? Sounds interesting.

And DC has a lot of my 2nd picks...
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Old 03-26-2017, 09:19 PM   #40
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Lady Snowblood is one of the chief influences for Kill Bill. Great movie.

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What's Lady Snowblood? Sounds interesting.

And DC has a lot of my 2nd picks...
Lady Snowblood is the appalling eponymous character of an appalling movie with an appalling theme. I love her dearly.

One of the first popular woman swordsman (swordsperson?) flicks.

The first one is better than the sequel, imo.

(She was an early round favorite for the character draft until I was pressured to pick more white males.)


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Old 03-26-2017, 09:47 PM   #42
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Another one starting from way back. The 2nd entry in parentheses is the film I recall liking most at the time--'52 and '53 may have been due to lack of competition. I may or may not finish this project, but my motivation is a bit lacking as I don't feel as if I've watched enough movies in the past couple of decades.

1948-The Treasure of Sierra Madre
1949-All The King’s Men
1950-Harvey
1951-The African Queen
1952-High Noon (The Greatest Show on Earth)
1953-Shane (Peter Pan)
1954-Dial M for Murder
1955-Bad Day at Black Rock (The Man from Laramie)
1956-The Searchers (Around the World in 80 Days)
1957-The D.I. (Old Yeller)
1958-Thunder Road (The Left-Handed Gun)
1959-Rio Bravo (Pork Chop Hill)
1960-The Magnificent Seven (The Alamo)
1961-The Hustler (The Parent Trap)
1962-The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Dr. No)
1963-The List of Adrian Messenger (From Russia with Love)
1964-Dr. Strangelove … (Goldfinger)
1965-Cat Ballou (The Cincinnati Kid)
1966-The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (The Blue Max)
1967-The Graduate (Bonnie & Clyde)
1968-2001: A Space Odyssey (Bullitt)
1969-True Grit (The Wild Bunch)
1970-Patton (Kelly’s Heroes)
1971-A Clockwork Orange (The Last Picture Show)
1972-The Godfather (The Godfather)
1973-The Sting (The Sting)
1974-Chinatown (Blazing Saddles)
1975-Nashville (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)
1976-The Shootist (Rocky)
1977-Star Wars (High Anxiety)
1978-The Deer Hunter (Goin’ South)
1979-The Great Santini (Apocalypse Now)
1980-The Blues Brothers (The Jazz Singer)
1981-Excalibur (Das Boot)
1982-Honkytonk Man (48 Hrs.)
1983-Tender Mercies (The Big Chill)
1984-Body Double (Beverly Hills Cop)
1985-Silverado (Back to the Future)
1986-Heartbreak Ridge (Top Gun)
1987-The Untouchables (Fatal Attraction)
1988-Eight Men Out (Bull Durham)
1989-Field of Dreams (Glory)
1990-The Hunt for Red October (Quigley Down Under)
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1971 had some good flicks. Clockwork Orange and Last Picture Show among my alltime favorites.
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Old dudes ITT.

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Old dudes ITT.
Old dudes? When I was you age I had more respect for my elders.

Now what was I doing?

Ah, raisin bran.
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(She was an early round favorite for the character draft until I was pressured to pick more white males.)
This literally made me laugh out loud.
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Lady Snowblood is the appalling eponymous character of an appalling movie with an appalling theme. I love her dearly.

One of the first popular woman swordsman (swordsperson?) flicks.

The first one is better than the sequel, imo.

(She was an early round favorite for the character draft until I was pressured to pick more white males.)

Man, I think I saw that years ago....
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Old dudes ITT.

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I picked a few movies that I saw with my wife or girlfriends for sentimental reasons. The Crying Game was one of those. But without any sentimentality, I would take The Long Day Closes in 1992.

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We almost had two more. I was very close to choosing Manhattan over All That Jazz, and Arrival over Lion.

I found it interesting that there were some years I had a difficult choice between 2,3, or more films; and yet there were other years in which I had a difficult choice because I had no obvious favorite and I had to pick one from a few so-so mediocrities.
I also found it interesting that there was so much variance in the number of films in each year that I really liked. And the "slow" years don't seem to coincide very much with my memory of such droughts.

Dom, thanks for the thread and leaving it open to listing by personal enjoyment rather than some other criteria as is usually the case.
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