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Old 09-13-2019, 07:05 PM
 
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Can I have three movies from one year and skip the next two?
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:27 PM
 
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It was tough for me to decide which one is my most favorite for 1993 and 1994:

1993: Three colours: Red, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Piano, The Remains of The Day, Jurassic Park and Schindler's List

1994: Forrest Gump, The Lion King, Three colours: White, Three colors: Blue and Shawshank Redemption.

I chose Schindler's List and Shawshank Redemption simply because there were some scenes in them which etched deeper in my memory! It was very difficult for me not to select one of the Three Colours films of my favorite movie director, Krzysztof Kieślowski. I did choose his other films Dekalog: The Ten Commandments (1989) and The Double Life of Veronique (1991). I highly recommend watching all of his films.
I think that I would probably choose Schindler's List and Shawshank Redemption, too.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:59 PM
 
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1958 - Hidden Fortress - a Samurai movie upon which George Lucas later based Star Wars. (Toshiro Mifune is a great actor, and Akira Kurosawa is one of the best directors ever.)
1959 - North by Northwest, tied with On the Beach. A special call out to Plan 9 from Outer Space (one of the worst movies in the history of motion pictures)
1960 - The Magnificent Seven (a westernization/remake of Akira Kurosawa's famous Seven Samurai which was a 1954 film)
1961 - Yojimbo (another Toshiro Mifune / Akira Kurosawa Samurai collaboration)
1962 - Mutiny on the Bounty
1963 - The Great Escape
1964 - Dr. Strangelove, A Fistful Of Dollars (directed by the great Sergio Leone; this movie is based on 1961's Yojimbo by Akira Kurosawa)
1965 - For A Few Dollars More, Beach Blanket Bingo
1966 - Grand Prix, Our Man Flint
1967 - To Sir, With Love
1968 - Bullitt (for the classic chase scene)
1969 - True Gritt, Downhill Racer
1970 - Mash
1971 - A Clockwork Orange, Dirty Harry
1972 - The Godfather
1973 - American Graffiti
1974 - Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Dark Star
1975 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jaws
1976 - Rocky
1977 - Star Wars (see my vote for the film for 1958)
1978 - Animal House
1979 - Alien, Apocalypse Now
1980 - The Empire Strikes Back, The Blues Brothers, Kagemusha (another Akira Kurosawa Samurai flick)
1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 - Blade Runner
1983 - Risky Business, A Christmas Story
1984 - Once Upon A Time In America, Terminator
1985 - Back to the Future, Mad Max, Brazil
1986 - Highlander, Top Gun
1987 - Robocop
1988 - A Fish Called Wanda
1989 - A Field Of Dreams
1990 - Goodfellas
1991 - Silence Of The Lambs, Terminator 2
1992 - A Few Good Men, My Cousin Vinny
1993 - Schindler's List, Jurassic Park
1994 - Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, Stargate, Interview With A Vampire
1995 - Twelve Monkeys, Casino
1996 - Fargo, Jerry Maguire
1997 - Titanic, LA Confidential, Good Will Hunting
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
1999 - The Sixth Sense
2000 - O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Castaway
2001 - A Beautiful Mind
2002 - Minority Report
2003 - Kill Bill v1
2004 - The Aviator
2005 - Sin City
2006 - Casino Royale
2007 - <meh.>
2008 - Grand Torino
2009 - Watchmen, Avatar
2010 - The Social Network
2011 - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
2012 - Argo
2013 - Gravity
2014 - Whiplash
2015 - Brooklyn, The Big Short
2016 - Suicide Squad, Sully
2017 - Wonder Woman, Blade Runner 2049
2018 - A Star Is Born, Ready Player One

In addition, all of the Marvell Cinematic Universe (MCU), the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and The Hobbit Trilogy

Last edited by RationalExpectations; 09-13-2019 at 09:38 PM..
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Old 09-14-2019, 12:22 AM
 
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Tombstone
13th Warrior
Excalibur
Streetcar Named Desire
Method
all Jane Austen flicks
Washington Square
Jane Eyre
Wuthering Heights
Echos in the Darkness (banned Wambaugh film)
Hunt for Red October
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:14 PM
 
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My list:

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 - - - Almost Famous
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 - - - La La Land
2017 - - - Molly's Game
2018 - - - Crazy Rich Asians
2019 - - - Avengers: Endgame
I just now realized that although I placed an asterisk next to the movie Dave, I neglected to explain the reason for that asterisk. I felt obligated to pick Dave as my favorite movie from 1993 because I was an unpaid extra in it for a couple of days of filming, lol.

I was on a two-week business trip to L.A. and staying at the Biltmore Hotel downtown, and the movie was filming a scene there at the same time. The crew said that hotel guests were welcome to serve as extras in a specific crowd scene, so I took them up on their offer and did so over the weekend.

It was a lot of fun, although I did get chastised by the director (Ivan Reitman) at one point. We were asked to cheer as Kevin Kline walked down the aisle, and I let out a whoop, whoop, whoop, as was popularized by the crowd on the old Arsenio Hall Show. Mr. Reitman then yelled out that this wasn't the Arsenio Hall show and that we should just clap our hands and cheer normally, lol.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:00 PM
 
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1956 The Searchers
1957 Bridge on The River Kwai
1958 A night to remember
1959 On The Beach (remake is my pick for 2000)
1960 Magnificent 7
1961 Judgement At Nuremberg
1962 Manchurian Candidate
1963 The Great Escape
1964 Fail Safe

No time to finish but I would like to add And The Band Played On for 1993
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:50 PM
 
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I'll pass. This is making my little brain hurt.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:32 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I think that I would probably choose Schindler's List and Shawshank Redemption, too.
I just can't fathom how people could say Schindler's List is their favorite movie, ie., the one they enjoy watching over & over again, as opposed to feeling it might be, say, the "best movie" of that year. Once, or maybe twice, is enough viewings of that for me as much as I admire it. 3 hours of death camps, terror & nazis in B&W & knowing it is rooted in recent truth, not fiction... important, great but not enjoyable on a repeat basis.

Jurassic Park is the one I have watched again & again from that year for sheer enjoyment, hence it's my favorite.
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:13 AM
 
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OMG, how can nobody have listed Mary Poppins, the Sound of Music, the Music Man, Oklahoma, the Wizard of Oz, or so many other musicals yet, oh gosh like Guys and Dolls?

Gone with the Wind

So many Fred Astair movies. Can't think of them all or the years, but I was born in the mid 1950's and grew up with so many great musicals. They were my favorites growing up.

A more modern one I loved was Far and Away with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, too.

Don't know all the years.

So when are we going to see your list with all these great musicals that everyone else failed to mention?
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:56 PM
 
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Just gonna do two per decade:


30s Ninotchka, M
40s Casablanca, 'the Third Man
50s Rear Window, Pather Panchali
60s Butch Cassidy, Umbrellas of Cherbourg
70s Paper Moon, Herzog's Nosferatu
80s This Is Spinal Tap, The Terminator
90s AS Good as it Gets, Karakter
00s The Secret of the Grain , 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days
10s Your Name, In Bruges
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