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Old 03-24-2017, 05:00 PM   #1
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You Favorite Films From Every Year Since You Were Born

Saw this on AV Club and thought it'd be fun for The Lounge.

List your favorite film of every year since the year you were born!
Your favorite is not necessarily the one you think is best...

List ONLY ONE film per year. This is harder than it looks.

While compiling my list, I was surprised at how many times I went with personal favorites over the more obvious "great" films of the year...

My list:

1963: Jason and the Argonauts
1964: The Train
1965: Aphaville
1966: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
1967: The Graduate
1968: Planet of the Apes
1969: The Wild Bunch
1970: Kelly's Heroes
1971: Walkabout
1972: Sleuth
1973: The Long Goodbye
1974: the Taking of Pelham 123
1975: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
1976: Logan's Run
1977: Annie Hall
1978: Animal House
1979: Alien
1980: Flash Gordon
1981: An American Werewolf in London
1982: Blade Runner
1983: Local Hero
1984: Blood Simple
1985: Better Off Dead
1986: Blue Velvet
1987: Hope and Glory
1988: Cinema Paradiso
1989: Do the Right Thing
1990: La Femme Nikita
1991: The Silence of the Lambs
1992: The Player
1993: The Piano
1994: Trois Coleurs: Red
1995: Get Shorty
1996: Swingers
1997: Boogie Nights
1998: Run Lola Run
1999: Being John Malkovich
2000: In the Mood For Love
2001: Amélie
2002: Punch-Drunk Love
2003: Lost In Translation
2004: Before Sunset
2005: Brokeback Mountain
2006: The Prestige
2007: No Country For Old Men
2008: Let the Right One In
2009: Inglourious Basterds
2010: Inception
2011: The Descendants
2012: Holy Motors
2013: Upstream Color
2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel
2015: Mad Max: Fury Road
2016: Hunt For the Wilderpeople

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Old 03-24-2017, 05:11 PM   #2
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Of all the years, I felt that 1997 was probably the weakest...some good movies, obviously, but not many truly great ones.

Really hard to leave some movies off!
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:41 AM   #3
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1997-As Good as it Gets
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:00 AM   #4
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Nice list Dom. How about your top fifty films regardless of year?
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lol, let's see those long lists, old people!
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Old 03-25-2017, 04:42 PM   #6
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1997-As Good as it Gets
I find that movie almost unwatchable now
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Old 03-25-2017, 05:31 PM   #7
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lol, let's see those long lists, old people!
OK. I'll do mine in installments.
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Old 03-25-2017, 05:38 PM   #8
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Dom,

Why is it that so many people I know hate Punch-Drunk Love? I love it.
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Dom has exquisite taste in birth years.
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Old 03-25-2017, 06:13 PM   #10
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Why is it that so many people I know hate Punch-Drunk Love? I love it.
It's my favorite film of PTA...it's perfect. I think it's because they're expecting an Adam Sandler movie...and it's not.
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Old 03-25-2017, 06:18 PM   #11
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It's my favorite film of PTA...it's perfect. I think it's because they're expecting an Adam Sandler movie...and it's not.
Nah. They don't care for Adam Sandler movies; I guess they're just not as romantic as I am.

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Old 03-25-2017, 08:30 PM   #12
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Great thread idea! And it is hard And time consuming! Glad you chose favorite rather than best. Some years tough choices, some years easy choices but the closer they get the lessor the quality in my mind. Anyway here goes. The first 2 years were the easiest as they are my #2 and # 3 all-time favorites!

1954 On the Waterfront
1955 Mister Roberts
1956 The Man Who Knew too Much
1957 12 Angry Men
1958 Vertigo
1959 Some Like it Hot
1960 Spartacus
1961 The Hustler
1962 The Man who Shot Liberty Valance
1963 Charade
1964 Dr. Strangelove
1965 Cat Ballou
1966 The Fortune Cookie
1967 Cool Hand Luke
1968 The Producers
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1970 Kelly's Heroes
1971 Vanishing Point
1972 The Godfather
1973 The Sting
1974 Blazing Saddles
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
1976 Rocky
1977 Annie Hall
1978 Animal House
1979 The Jerk
1980 Used Cars
1981 Stripes
1982 The Verdict
1983 Trading Places
1984 Romancing the Stone
1985 Back to the Future
1986 Big Trouble in Little China
1987 Raising Arizona
1988 Die Hard
1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys
1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
1991 The Silence of the Lambs
1992 Diggstown
1993 Jurasic Park
1994 PCU
1995 Braveheart
1996 Fargo
1997 Waiting for Guffman
1998 The Big Lebowski
1999 Galaxy Quest
2000 The Tao of Steve
2001 *61
2002 Spider-Man
2003 Seabiscuit
2004 Sideways
2005 Walk the Line
2006 United 93
2007 No Country for Old Men
2008 Iron Man
2009 Crazy Heart
2010 Machete
2011 Moneyball
2012 The Avengers
2013 Gravity
2014 Whiplash
2015 Creed
2016 La La Land
2017 N/A

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Old 03-25-2017, 09:11 PM   #13
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A few of these surprised me. And this would have been much easier if I were younger.


1953: Mr. Hulot's Holiday
1954: Rear Window
1955: The Ladykillers
1956: A Man Escaped
1957: Witness for the Prosecution
1958: Vertigo
1959: North By Northwest
1960: Peeping Tom
1961: Last Year in Marienbad
1962: Lawrence of Arabia
1963: The Raven
1964: My Fair Lady
1965: The Flight of the Phoenix
1966: Au Hasard Balthazar
1967: Play Time
1968: 2001
1969: My Night at Maud's
1970: The Conformist
1971: Walkabout
1972: Solaris
1973: The Spirit of the Beehive
1974: F For Fake
1975: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
1976: All the President's Men
1977: Annie Hall
1978: Days of Heaven
1979: Manhattan
1980: The Stunt Man
1981: My Dinner with Andre
1982: Moonlighting
1983: Local Hero
1984: Stop Making Sense
1985: The Official Story
1986: Hannah and Her Sisters
1987: Wings of Desire
1988: Big
1989: When Harry Met Sally
1990: Reversal of Fortune
1991: The Silence of the Lambs
1992: The Crying Game
1993: Three Colors: Blue
1994: Vanya on 42nd Street
1995: Heat
1996: Irma Vep
1997: Taste of Cherry
1998: Histoire(s) du Cinema
1999: Magnolia
2000: In the Mood for Love
2001: Spirited Away
2002: Punch-Drunk Love
2003: Elephant
2004: Moolaadé
2005: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
2006: Syndromes and a Century
2007: Zodiac
2008: 35 Shots of Rum
2009: In the Loop
2010: Certified Copy
2011: Drive
2012: Holy Motors
2013: Nebraska
2014: Birdman
2015: Me & Earl &The Dying Girl
2016: Arrival




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Old 03-25-2017, 09:27 PM   #14
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I'm just glad I don't have the longest list

So far we have two 3 time winners in Annie Hall and The Silence of the Lambs
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double post!
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:28 PM   #16
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Phat Mack's will be longer.

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Old 03-25-2017, 10:53 PM   #17
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Some years were really hard to just choose one...can't believe some of the films I left off my list, but I wanted to choose the one I really just enjoy the most, you know?
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:54 PM   #18
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Me and John have quite a few duplicate years...interesting.
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:00 AM   #19
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First installment. This is much more difficult than anticipated. 1950 was almost impossible. I went with Born Yesterday because, although I fall in love often, it is always for life.


1947 -- Lady in the Lake
1948 -- Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House*
1949 -- Twelve O'Clock High
1950 -- Born Yesterday
1951 -- Alice in Wonderland*
1952 -- High Noon
1953 -- From Here to Eternity
1954 -- Seven Samurai
1955 -- Rififi
1956 -- The Killing
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Wow, what a great topic for a thread. I decided to take Dominic's instruction literally and go with a favorite movie over a great (or even good) one. And to determine my "favorite," I went old school and thought back to a time before not only streaming movies and renting DVDs, but before VCRs as well. Back when there were only 3 or 4 TV stations and 2 might have on movies at the same time; you would then have to choose which one to watch and which one you'd miss. In using that criteria to pick my one and only movie to watch, I discovered that I am partial to light entertainment; i.e., musicals, romantic comedies, and sci-fi.

1956 - - - Forbidden Planet
1957 - - - The Bridge on the River Kwai
1958 - - - A Night to Remember
1959 - - - Operation Petticoat
1960 - - - The Apartment
1961 - - - The Hustler
1962 - - - The Music Man
1963 - - - The Great Escape
1964 - - - My Fair Lady
1965 - - - Cat Ballou
1966 - - - A Man For All Seasons
1967 - - - Barefoot in the Park
1968 - - - Oliver!
1969 - - - Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
1970 - - - Patton
1971 - - - Fiddler on the Roof
1972 - - - The Godfather
1973 - - - The Sting
1974 - - - Young Frankenstein
1975 - - - The Man Who Would Be King
1976 - - - All The President's Men
1977 - - - Annie Hall
1978 - - - Animal House
1979 - - - All That Jazz
1980 - - - Coal Miner's Daughter
1981 - - - Excalibur
1982 - - - My Favorite Year
1983 - - - The Big Chill
1984 - - - Amadeus
1985 - - - Lost in America
1986 - - - Hannah and Her Sisters
1987 - - - Broadcast News
1988 - - - Die Hard
1989 - - - When Harry Met Sally
1990 - - - Miller's Crossing
1991 - - - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
1992 - - - Reservoir Dogs
1993 - - - Dave*
1994 - - - Pulp Fiction
1995 - - - The Usual Suspects
1996 - - - Fargo
1997 - - - L.A. Confidential
1998 - - - Rounders
1999 - - - Galaxy Quest
2000 - - - Gladiator
2001 - - - A Knight's Tale
2002 - - - Chicago
2003 - - - Kill Bill Vol. 1
2004 - - - Sideways
2005 - - - Good Night, and Good Luck
2006 - - - The Last King of Scotland
2007 - - - Charlie Wilson's War
2008 - - - Bottle Shock
2009 - - - Pirate Radio
2010 - - - True Grit
2011 - - - Midnight in Paris
2012 - - - Les Miserables
2013 - - - Pacific Rim
2014 - - - The Imitation Game
2015 - - - Amy
2016 - - - Lion


* I had to pick Dave because I was an unpaid extra in it for a couple of days of filming, lol.
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DC2LV,

We have a few films in common,

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Old 03-26-2017, 11:18 AM   #22
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We have a few films in common, but I'm surprised someone else would pick My Fair Lady. Interesting comments about the days of two or three stations. One of my stranger picks is probably Peeping Tom. I loved it when I first saw it on a local TV station in the early '70s, back in the days when it had movie packages that included it along with other late night films such as Black Orpheus and a whole slew of early Bergman movies.

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DC2LV,

We have a few films in common
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.
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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.

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The Fifties:

1952- Ikiru (Year of conception and annunciation)
1953 – Roman Holiday (Birth year)
1954- The Seven Samurai
1955 – The Lady and the Tramp
1956 - Giant
1957 – The Seventh Seal
1958 – Mon Oncle
1959 – Some Like it Hot

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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.
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