MY TOP 10 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES OF EVERY YEAR 1940-1999

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1975
Barry Lyndon (1975: Barry Lyndon)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975: Sidney Lumet)
Jaws (1975: Steven Spielberg)
The Man Who Would Be King (1975: John Huston)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975: Terry Gilliam/Terry Jones)
Nashville (1975: Robert Altman)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975: Milos Forman)
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975: Blake Edwards)
Rooster Cogburn (1975: Stuart Millar)
Three Days of the Condor (1975: Sydney Pollack)

Additional: Cooley High (1975: Michael Schultz)
Not Seen of Retro: Bucktown, Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, The French Connection II, Night Moves, Sheba, Baby, White-line Fever, The Yakuza

1976
All the President’s Men (1976: Alan J.Pakula)
The Bad News Bears (1976: Michael Ritchie)
Marathon Man (1976: John Schlesinger)
The Missouri Breaks (1976: Arthur Penn)
Murder by Death (1976: Robert Moore)
Network (1976: Sidney Lumet)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976: Blake Edwards)
Rocky (1976: John G. Avildsen)
The Shootist (1976: Don Siegel)
Taxi Driver (1976: Martin Scorsese)

Additional: Assault on Precinct 13 (1976: John Carpenter)
Not Seen of Retro: King Kong

1977
Annie Hall (1977: Annie Hall)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977: Steven Spielberg)
The Duellists (1977: Ridley Scott)
High Anxiety (1977: Mel Brooks)
New York, New York (1977: Martin Scorsese)
Oh God! (1977: Carl Reiner)
Pumping Iron (1977: George Butler, Robert Fiore)
Saturday Night Fever (1977: John Badham)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977: Hal Needham)
Star Wars (1977: George Lucas)


Additional: The Island of Dr.Moreau (1977: Don Taylor)
Not Seen of Retro: A Bridge Too Far, Cross of Iron, The Deep, Rolling Thunder, Telefon

1978
Animal House (1978: John Landis)
Dawn of the Dead (1978: George A.Romero)
The Driver (1978: Walter Hill)
Foul Play (1978: Colin Higgins)
Grease (1978: Randal Kleiser)
Halloween (1978: John Carpenter)
Heaven Can Wait (1978: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry)
The Last Waltz (1978: Martin Scorsese)
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978: Blake Edwards)
Superman (1978: Richard Donner)

Additional: Days of Heaven (1978: Terrence Malick)
Not Seen of Retro: Blue Collar, Convoy, F.I.S.T., The Fury, The Wild Geese

1979
Alien (1979: Ridley Scott)
Apocalypse Now (1979: Francis Ford Coppola)
Being There (1979: Hal Ashby)
Escape From Alcatraz (1979: Don Siegel)
The Jerk (1979: Carl Reiner)
Manhattan (1979: Woody Allen)
The Muppet Movie (1979: James Frawley)
North Dallas Forty (1979: Ted Kotcheff)
The Warriors (1979: Walter Hill)
Wise Blood (1979: John Huston)

Additional: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979: Robert Wise)
Not Seen of Retro: Boulevard Nights, The China Syndrome, Over the Edge

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19 more, so yeah, as I expected... the 70's was common ground territory. Though the glorious 80's is the real test :)

And FYI, 90% of the ones you haven't seen from mine are classics, minor classics and must see's... so get on that :D

Im gonna watch Being There again soon. I always feel ambivalent about that movie. But it's the kind of flick that grows on me with every watch.

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RetroRobot wrote:19 more, so yeah, as I expected... the 70's was common ground territory. Though the glorious 80's is the real test :)


Some of the commons I would expect like Taxi Driver, Star Wars and Dirty Harry, though their are some films like Being There which are in my top 100 of all-time (all countries) that I would have hope to have seen :). Looking forward to going over the 80s.

I rewatched a few Hollywood films over the past few days Darby O’Gill and the Little People (which I watch almost every St. Patricks Day, so I'm pretty familiar with the film) and Buchanan Rides Alone which I like quite enough, though I don't think I put it in the top 10.

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Unread postby RetroRobot » 18 Mar 2014, 22:35

Admittedly, my 80's list contains heavy doses of schlock, Cannon cheese and commercial fluff, but faves are faves. Once again, I will venture some guesses, and I think that at least two or more of these makes your 80's list that didn't make mine....

Blade Runner
Body Double
E.T.
The Outsiders
Amadeus
The Untouchables
Full Metal Jacket

But don't reveal anything yet.... I like to be surprised :D

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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 19 Mar 2014, 18:59

You are correct, but which will surprise you below:

1980
Airplane! (1980: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker)
Atlantic City (1980: Louis Malle)
The Big Red One (1980: Samuel Fuller)
The Blues Brothers (1980: John Landis)
Caddyshack (1980: Harold Ramis)
The Elephant Man (1980: David Lynch)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980: Irvin Kershner)
Ordinary People (1980: Robert Redford)
Raging Bull (1980: Martin Scorsese)
Stir Crazy (1980: Sidney Poitier)

Additional: The Shining (1980: Stanley Kubrick)
Not Seen of Retro: Alligator, Borderline, Brubaker, Cruising, Flash Gordon, Friday the 13th, Night of the Juggler
Not Seen of Mark: The Changeling, Cruising, Dressed to Kill, Friday the 13th, Inferno

1981
Arthur (1981: Steve Gordon)
Chariots of Fire (1981: Hugh Hudson)
Clash of the Titans (1981: Desmond Davis)
Escape From New York (1981: John Carpenter)
Gallipoli (1981: Peter Weir)
Mad Max 2 (1981: George Miller)
My Dinner With Andre (1981: Louis Malle)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981: Steven Spielberg)
Thief (1981: Michael Mann)
Time Bandits (1981: Terry Gilliam)

Additional: On Golden Pond (1981: Mark Rydell)
Not Seen of Retro: The Burning, Fort Apache: The Bronx, Friday the 13th II, Night Hawks, Southern Comfort, Taps
Not Seen of Mark: Blow Out, Body Heat, Deadly Blessing, Escape to Victory, Nighthawks, Road Games

1982
48 Hrs.(1982: Walter Hill)
Blade Runner (1982: Ridley Scott)
Gandhi (1982: Richard Attenborough)
The King of Comedy (1982: Martin Scorsese)
Moonlighting (1982: Jerzy Skolimowski)
My Favorite Year (1982: Richard Benjamin)
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982: Nicholas Meyer)
The Thing (1982: John Carpenter)
TRON (1982: Steven Lisberger)
The Verdict (1982: Sidney Lumet)

Additional: Diner (1982: Barry Levinson)
Not Seen of Retro: The Challenge, Class of 1984, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, First Blood, An Officer and a Gentleman, Poltergeist,
Not Seen of Mark: Death Wish II, The Entity, Evil Under the Sun, Poltergeist,Tenebrae

1983
A Christmas Story (1983: Bob Clark)
Local Hero (1983: Bill Forsyth)
The Meaning of Life (1983: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam)
Return of the Jedi (1983: Richard Marquand)
The Right Stuff (1983: Philip Kaufman)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983: Jack Clayton)
Trading Places (1983: John Landis)
Vacation (1983: Harold Ramis)
WarGames (1983: John Badham)
Zelig (1983: Woody Allen)

Additional: Terms of Endearment (1983: James L.Brooks)
Not Seen of Retro: 10 to Midnight, Lone Wolf McQuade, The Star Chamber, Uncommon Valor, Under Fire
Not Seen of Mark: Bad Boys, The Dead Zone, Psycho II, Silkwood, 10 to Midnight

1984
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984: W.D. Richter)
Amadeus (1984: Milos Forman)
Broadway Danny Rose (1984: Woody Allen)
Ghost Busters (1984: Ivan Reitman)
Gremlins (1984: Joe Dante)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984: Steven Spielberg)
The Karate Kid (1984: John G. Avildsen)
The Natural (1984: Barry Levinson)
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984: Stuart Rosenberg)
This is Spinal Tap (1984: Rob Reiner)

Additional: Under the Volcano (1984: John Huston)
Not Seen of Retro: Friday the 13th IV, Red Dawn
Not Seen of Mark: Missing in Action
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Unread postby RetroRobot » 19 Mar 2014, 19:24

Wait... wait... wait... hold on... stop the presses! You haven't seen First Blood and Poltergeist??? Geezus, man :D I know there's a lot of movies out there, but some are just mandatory. You're either older or younger than I thought, because I don't know anyone who grew up in the 80's who haven't seen those two. That's shocking.

Im rarely surprised by your picks, as most are solid. But im more surprised by the ones you haven't seen :)

On a separate note... I only got two guesses right so far.... so im sort of in the clear. Though I suspect Full Metal Jacket will definitely be on there.

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RetroRobot wrote:Wait... wait... wait... hold on... stop the presses! You haven't seen First Blood and Poltergeist??? Geezus, man :D I know there's a lot of movies out there, but some are just mandatory. You're either older or younger than I thought, because I don't know anyone who grew up in the 80's who haven't seen those two. That's shocking.

Im rarely surprised by your picks, as most are solid. But im more surprised by the ones you haven't seen :)

On a separate note... I only got two guesses right so far.... so im sort of in the clear. Though I suspect Full Metal Jacket will definitely be on there.


"You haven't seen ..." It's a phrase I hear quite often, but then every cinephile hears it who discusses movies with others. So let us use quantitative reasoning for those two films:

First Blood:
IMDB votes: 134079
Important Lists: 500 Essential Cult Films, Empire 500

Poltergeist:
IMDB votes: 75025
Important Lists: Top 500 Horror Movies, AFI 100 Years 100 Thrills, 501 Must See Movies, NYT Best 1000, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, David Thompson 1000

Diagnosis: Both I should see and will see, First Blood from a populist standpoint and Poltergeist from a critical standpoint and mandatory for horror fans, but not necessarily for others. So far with those stats it would seem they would be on the lower end of mandatory with Poltergeist edging out First Blood on the importance factor :D (yes I know completely nerd reasoning here).

In case you were wondering I was quite young in 82 and parents would not play horror or violent films in the house. I really thought I was going to be taken to task for Fast Times ..., which I have got the most ribbing for not watching (all of it.)

On Amadeus, I grew up playing the piano and listening to Mozart. It is also a well done film.
On ET: I like the film, but their are a lot of films that year I like better.
On Body Double: It has been years since I have seen this, though I remember lots of the scenes. I never felt like rewatching it.
On Blade Runner: this was a no duh on my list so that was an easy guess :D.

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Unread postby RetroRobot » 19 Mar 2014, 21:08

True, Blade Runner was an easy one... Amadeus I only had strong suspicions on, and E.T. was a shot in the dark, since you seem to like a lot of (in my mind) schmaltzy stuff :D Which there is nothing wrong with, of course.

I didn't see First Blood or Poltergeist in '82 either... I was only five :) But to me, those are just two unmissable 80's classics that I would watch later many times on VHS and TV. I just think it would hard not to stumble upon them in one way or the other.

Fast Times I understand. Sure, it's a cult classic of sorts. And while I, personally own pretty much every 80's teen flick ever made, I really know no one outside of the interwebs who has ever seen it.

Here's a question.... do you often have to "explain" your movie collection to visitors? I think i've had to do that to almost every person who has ever looked at my shelves... aside from a few. Especially women :dontknow:

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RetroRobot wrote:...Here's a question.... do you often have to "explain" your movie collection to visitors? I think i've had to do that to almost every person who has ever looked at my shelves... aside from a few. Especially women :dontknow:


All three films (including Fast Times ...) were mentioned quite a bit growing up. I saw scenes of all three movies, I just never got around to them (I do average around 400-450 movies a year :)).

Now to the question: I often get the response "How many movies did you just say?" My explanation goes this way: it is a hobby :D. I always kind of laugh when someone says they have a huge collection of -- hundred films. But yes I always have to explain myself.

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I get that too, but I meant more in terms of explaining your taste. I've had quite a few people over who probably just watch the newest mainstream releases, and maybe have a few faves on dvd, so trying to explain B&W flicks from the late 30's, HK cinema, Euro Crime etc. just seems like an uphill battle every time, and I just really don't bother anymore.

Also, if ever I met a woman my age who's favorite movie isn't fucking Dirty Dancing I would be truly shocked. I mean, come on bitches.... a little originality please.

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RetroRobot wrote:I get that too, but I meant more in terms of explaining your taste. I've had quite a few people over who probably just watch the newest mainstream releases, and maybe have a few faves on dvd, so trying to explain B&W flicks from the late 30's, HK cinema, Euro Crime etc. just seems like an uphill battle every time, and I just really don't bother anymore.

Also, if ever I met a woman my age who's favorite movie isn't fucking Dirty Dancing I would be truly shocked. I mean, come on bitches.... a little originality please.


Oh OK I get that. The answer to that is also a yes. I even get it with people who are a decade or more older than I am. Out of all the bizarre movies I have the silent films are the ones I tend to get the strangest reaction to. Now I have converted some people into liking some silent film, but even with older audiences (though they also tend to be the most sympathetic) they view me as some space oddity sometimes with a pondering and puzzling look that you sometimes see a dog have when you are trying to explain object oriented programming to.

But yes I have got the same reaction to non-English films, non-English horror films, B&W (this one I really do not understand), independent, art-films, popular mainsteam films (for my hipster friends who are only into Wes Anderson), martia art films (from hipster friends only into ...), HK cinema etc...

There is always a good feeling though when you can get someone to look at something differently like non-English films, silent or other. I have had comments such as "I never really thought that there were so many good non-American films" to positive comments on Buster Keaton and others. Of course I have had discenting views on many things ("that's boring; where's the nudity, where's the action"), but I still fight on.

I find it hilarious when people will say something like that's from 1974, that's old. Ugh.

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When ever I have to "defend" my love of "old" movies, I just say every movie you haven't seen is a new movie. I don't remember who said that, but it's true.

Haven't been super successful in converting many people to stuff from my shelves. And I don't really bother anymore. There was this woman once who wanted to see a HK movie, cuz she wanted to understand why I love it so much, but I just said no, you're not gonna like it, and you're not gonna understand it. She was pretty offended, which perhaps is understandable, but I knew she wouldn't get it, so what's the point.

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1985
After Hours (1985: Martin Scorsese)
Back to the Future (1985: Robert Zemeckis)
Brazil (1985: Terry Gilliam)
The Breakfast Club (1985: John Hughes)
Fletch (1985: Michael Ritchie)
The Goonies (1985:Richard Donner)
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985: Tim Burton)
Prizzi’s Honor (1985: John Huston)
Spies Like Us (1985: John Landis)
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985: William Friedkin)

Additional: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985: Woody Allen)
Not Seen of Retro: American Ninja, Death Wish III, Invasion USA, Missing in Action 2, Tuff Turf
Not Seen of Mark: Invasion USA, Missing in Action 2, Pale Rider, The Sure Thing

1986
Aliens (1986: James Cameron)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986: John Carpenter)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986: John Hughes)
The Fly (1986: David Cronenberg)
Heartbreak Ridge (1986: Clint Eastwood)
Hoosiers (1986: David Anspaugh)
Platoon (1986: Oliver Stone)
Sid & Nancy (1986: Alex Cox)
Stand By Me (1986: Rob Reiner)
Star Trek IV (1986: Leonard Nimoy)

Additional: Three Amigos! (1986: John Landis)
Not Seen of Retro: Cobra, Friday the 13th Part VI, Iron Eagle, Thrashin’
Not Seen of Mark: Avenging Force, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Friday the 13th, Part VI, Salvador

1987
Angel Heart (1987: Alan Parker)
Evil Dead II (1987: Sam Raimi)
Lethal Weapon (1987: Richard Donner)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987: John Hughes)
Predator (1987: John McTiernan)
Princess Bride (1987: Rob Reiner)
Robocop (1987: Paul Verhoeven)
Three O'Clock High (1987: Phil Joanou)
The Untouchables (1987: Brian De Palma)
Withnail & I (1987: Bruce Robinson)

Additional: Moonstruck (1987: Norman Jewison)
Not Seen of Retro: Extreme Prejudice, Less than Zero, Monster Squad
Not Seen of Mark: The Bedroom Window, The Principal

1988
Big (1988: Penny Marshall)
Bloodsport (1988: Newt Arnold)
Dead Ringers (1988: David Cronenberg)
Die Hard (1988: John McTiernan)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988: Frank Oz)
Eight Men Out (1988: John Sayles)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988: Charles Crichton)
Mississippi Burning (1988: Alan Parker)
The Naked Gun (1988: David Zucker)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988: Robert Zemeckis)

Additional: Beetlejuice (1988: Tim Burton)
Not Seen of Retro: The Beast of War, Off Limits, Rambo III
Not Seen of Mark: Braddock: Missing in Action III, Child’s Play, Frantic, Heathers, Midnight Run, Working Girl

1989
The Abyss (1989: James Cameron)
Batman (1989: Tim Burton)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989: Woody Allen)
Do The Right Thing (1989: Spike Lee)
Field of Dreams (1989: Phil Alden Robinson)
Glory (1989: Edward Zwick)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989: Steven Spielberg)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989: Richard Donner)
My Left Foot (1989: Jim Sheridan)
Say Anything… (1989: Cameron Crowe)

Additional: UHF (1989: Jay Levey)
Not Seen of Retro: Friday the 13th VIII, Loverboy, Road House
Not Seen of Mark: Born on the 4th of July, Casualties of War, Sea of Love

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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 21 Mar 2014, 16:22

Watch The Narrow Margin last night so one check off for 1952.

1990
Awakenings (1990: Penny Marshall)
Dances with Wolves (1990: Kevin Costner)
Die Hard II (1990: Renny Harlin)
The Freshman (1990: Andrew Bergman)
Goodfellas (1990: Martin Scorsese)
Home Alone (1990: Chris Columbus)
The Hunt for Red October (1990: John McTiernan)
Jacob's Ladder (1990: Adrian Lyne)
Metropolitan (1990: Whit Stillman)
Total Recall (1990: Paul Verhoeven)

Additional: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990: Joe Dante)
Not Seen of Retro: Arachnophobia, Delta Force II, Navy Seals, Tremors
Not Seen of Mark: Misery

1991
The Addams Family (1991: Barry Sonnenfeld)
Barton Fink (1991: Coen Bros.)
Beauty and the Beast (1991: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise)
City Slickers (1991: Ron Underwood)
JFK (1991: Oliver Stone)
My Own Private Idaho (1991: Gus Van Sant)
Point Break (1991: Kathryn Bigelow)
Silence of the Lambs (1991: Jonathan Demme)
Star Trek VI (1991: Nicholas Meyer)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991: James Cameron)

Additional: Only the Lonely (1991:Chris Columbus)
Not Seen of Retro: Bugsy, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, The Last Boy Scout, Stone Cold, Toy Soldiers
Not Seen of Mark: Dead Again, The Last Boy Scout, Toy Soldiers

1992
Army of Darkness (1992: Sam Raimi)
Batman Returns (1992: Tim Burton)
The Crying Game (1992: Neil Jordan)
A Few Good Men (1992: Rob Reiner)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992: James Foley)
A League of Their Own (1992: Penny Marshall)
Malcolm X (1992: Spike Lee)
Under Siege (1992: Andew Davis)
Unforgiven (1992: Clint Eastwood)
Wayne’s World (1992: Penelope Spheeris)

Additional: School Ties (1992: Robert Mandel)
Not Seen of Retro: Fixing the Shadow, Passenger 57, Trespass
Not Seen of Mark: Diggstown

1993
The Fugitive (1993: Andew Davis)
Groundhog Day (1993: Harold Ramis)
In the Line of Fire (1993: Clint Eastwood)
In the Name of the Father (1993: Jim Sheridan)
Jurassic Park (1993: Steven Spielberg)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993: Henry Selick)
A Perfect World (1993: Clint Eastwood)
The Piano (1993: Jane Campion)
Schindler’s List (1993: Steven Spielberg)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993: Lasse Hallstrom)

Additional: Romeo is Bleeding (1993: Peter Medak)\
Not Seen of Retro: Aspen Extreme, Blood In, Blood Out, Sniper
Not Seen of Mark: Judgment Night

1994
Crumb (1994: Terry Zwigoff)
Ed Wood (1994: Tim Burton)
Forrest Gump (1994: Robert Zemeckis)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994: Mike Newell)
Hoop Dreams (1994: Steve James)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994: Coen Brothers)
Pulp Fiction (1994: Quentin Tarantino)
Quiz Show (1994: Robert Redford)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994: Frank Darabont)
Speed (1994: Jan de Bont)

Additional: The Lion King (1994: Roger Allers,Rob Minkoff)
Not Seen of Retro: Blown Away, Chasers, Drop Zone, Surviving The Game, Terminal Velocity
Not Seen of Mark: Mute Witness, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Wolf

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Unread postby RetroRobot » 22 Mar 2014, 16:41

Lots of great picks, though no huge surprises. I think im slowly zoning in on your taste... wide as it is :D

I got the Untouchables right :) And I should have guessed Brazil.... Duh!

You should put Extreme Prejudice at the top of your 80's action watch list.... you will not be disappointed.

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Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 24 Mar 2014, 15:41

RetroRobot wrote:Lots of great picks, though no huge surprises. I think im slowly zoning in on your taste... wide as it is :D

I got the Untouchables right :) And I should have guessed Brazil.... Duh!

You should put Extreme Prejudice at the top of your 80's action watch list.... you will not be disappointed.


I will do. The past week I looked at two different FYEs and Best Buy but did not find the Rambo collection (FYE did have First Blood by itself, but I've been wanting the collection) and Poltergeist (of course number 2 and 3 were for sale.)

I've seen Brazil too many times not to put it on the list :). I could not lie about The Untouchables. I saw it twice when it came out in the theater (and I've seen it several times since) and it made too much of an imprint.

I am curious on what you will consider a big surprise :D. No guesses on 1995 to 1999 or 1935 to 1939?

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Unread postby RetroRobot » 24 Mar 2014, 15:52

Well, im expecting LA Confidential, Boogie Nights, The Usual Suspects, Fargo and possibly Seven, Jackie Brown... stuff like that :)

Can't really say what a big surprise would be.... not untill I see one :)

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1995
Babe (1995: Chris Noonan)
Braveheart (1995: Mel Gibson)
Crimson Tide (1995: Tony Scott)
Heat (1995: Michael Mann)
Nixon (1995: Oliver Stone)
Richard III (1995: Richard Loncraine)
Sense and Sensibility (1995: Ang Lee)
Se7en (1995: David Fincher)
Strange Days (1995: Kathryn Bigelow)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995: Todd Solondz)

Additional: The Indian in the Cupboard (1995: Frank Oz)
Not Seen of Retro: Crying Freeman, Dead Presidents, Just Cause
Not Seen of Mark: Dead Presidents, The Hunted, The Last Supper, The Quick and the Dead

1996
The Arrival (1996: David Twohy)
The Cable Guy (1996: Ben Stiller)
From Dusk till Dawn (1996: Robert Rodriquez)
Get On The Bus (1996: Spike Lee)
Hamlet (1996: Kenneth Branagh)
Kingpin (1996: Farrelly Bros.)
Ransom (1996: Ron Howard)
The Rock (1996: Michael Bay)
Secrets & Lies (1996: Mike Leigh)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996: Jonathan Frakes)

Additional: Happy Gilmore (1996: Dennis Dugan)
Not Seen of Retro: Chain Reaction, Executive Decision, The Long Kiss Goddnight
Not Seen of Mark: Bound, The Long Kiss Goodnight, A Time to Kill, 2 Days in the Valley, Unforgettable

1997
Amistad (1997: Steven Spielberg)
As Good as it Gets (1997: James L. Brooks)
Con Air (1997: Simon West)
Conspiracy Theory (1997: Richard Donner)
Donnie Brasco (1997: Mike Newell)
Face/Off (1997: John Woo
Gattaca (1997: Andre Niccol)
Jackie Brown (1997: Quentin Tarantino)
LA Confidential (1997: Curtis Hanson)
Men in Black (1997: Barry Sonnenfeld)

Additional: Eve's Bayou (1997: Kasi Lemmons)
Not Seen of Retro: Alien Ressurection, Anaconda, Boogie Nights, The Devil’s Own, The Jackal, Starship Troopers
Not Seen of Mark: Copland, The Edge, The Rainmaker, Red Corner

1998
American History X (1998: Tony Kaye)
Babe: Pig in the City (1998: George Miller)
The Big Lebowski (1998: Coen Bros.)
Buffalo ’66 (1998: Vincent Gallo)
Enemy of the State (1998: Tony Scott)
Dark City (1998: Alex Proyas)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998: Terry Gilliam)
Ronin (1998: John Frankenheimer)
There's Something About Mary (1998: Farrelly Brothers)
The Truman Show (1998: Peter Weir)

Additional: Blade (1998: Stephen Norrington)
Not Seen of Retro: Disturbing Behavior, Firestorm, Hard Rain, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Replacement Killers, Savior,Sphere, The Thin Red Line
Not Seen of Mark: The Negotiator, The Thin Red Line, U.S. Marshalls, Wild Things

1999
Bringing Out The Dead (1999: Martin Scorsese)
Fight Club (1999: David Fincher)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999: Jim Jarmusch)
The Green Mile (1999: Frank Darabont)
Man on the Moon (1999: Milos Forman)
The Matrix (1999: Andy Wachowski/Larry Wachowski)
Office Space (1999: Mike Judge)
The Sixth Sense (1999: M. Night Shyamalan)
Sleepy Hollow (1999: Tim Burton)
Three Kings (1999: David O. Russell)

Additional: Notting Hill (1999: Roger Michell)
Not Seen of Retro: The Bone Collector, The Corruptor, Deep Blue Sea, The General’s Daughter, Instinct, Lake Placid, Summer of Sam
Not Seen of Mark: American Pie, 8mm, Go, The World is Not Enough

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Re: MY TOP 10 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES OF EVERY YEAR 1940-1999

Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 25 Mar 2014, 18:18

I'll eventually make a thread of my own and clean up the earlier entries and do some additional formatting. I do hope retro does some newer years :)

2000
American Psycho (2000: Mary Harron)
Best in Show (2000: Christopher Guest)
Billy Elliot (2000: Stephen Daldry)
Chicken Run (2000: Peter Lord, Nick Park)
Gladiator (2000: Ridley Scott)
High Fidelity (2000: Stephen Frears)
Memento (2000: Christopher Nolan)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000: Coen Bros.)
Snatch (2000: Guy Ritchie)
Unbreakable (2000: M. Night Shyamalan)

Additional: Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s Journey (2000: John Little, Bruce Lee)
Not Seen of Mark: Frequency, Hollow Man, Mission: Impossible II, Return to Me, Shaft, Thirteen Days, What Lies Beneath

2001
A Beautiful Mind (2001: Ron Howard)
AI (2001: Steven Spielberg)
Donnie Darko (2001: Richard Kelly)
From Hell (2001: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes)
Ghost World (2001: Terry Zwigoff)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001: Peter Jackson)
Mulholland Dr. (2001: David Lynch)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001: Wes Anderson)
Spy Game (2001: Tony Scott)
Zooland (2001: Ben Stiller)

Additional: Monsters Inc. (2001: Pete Docter,David Silverman)
Not Seen of Mark: Along Came a Spider, Anti-trust, Frailty, The Majestic, The Others, The Score

2002
Blade II (2002: Guillermo del Toro)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002: Peter Jackson)
Minority Report (2002: Steven Spielberg)
The Pianist (2002: Roman Polanski)
Orange County (2002: Jake Kasdan)
Panic Room (2002: David Fincher)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002: Paul Thomas Anderson)
Road to Perdition (2002: Sam Mendes)
Signs (2002: M. Night Shyamalan)
Spider-Man (2002: Sam Raimi)

Additional: Bubba Ho-Tep (2002: Don Coscarelli)
Not Seen of Mark: Collateral Damage, The Conte of Monte Cristo, Die Another Day, The Four Feathers, Jason X

2003
Big Fish (2003: Tim Burton)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003: Peter Jackson)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003: Peter Weir)
Matchstick Men (2003: Ridley Scott)
A Mighty Wind (2003: Christopher Guest)
Mystic River (2003: Clint Eastwood)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003: Robert Rodriquez)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003: Gore Verbinski)
Seabiscuit (2003: Gary Ross)
Touching the Void (2003: Kevin Macdonald)

Additional: Bruce Almighty (2003: Tony Shadyac)
Not Seen of Mark: The Cooler, Gothika, The Last Samurai, The Live of David Gale, Open Range, Out of Time, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

2004
The Aviator (2004: Martin Scorsese)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004: Michel Gondry)
Hellboy (2004: Guillermo del Toro)
Hotel Rwanda (2004: Terry George)
The Incredibles (2004: Brad Bird)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004: Wes Anderson)
Man on Fire (2004: Tony Scott)
Shaun of the Dead (2004: Edgar Wright)
Spiderman 2 (2004: Sam Raimi)
The Terminal (2004: Steven Spielberg)

Additional: The Passion of the Christ (2004: Mel Gibson)
Not Seen of Mark: Cellular, Collateral, Spartan

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Re: MY TOP 10 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES OF EVERY YEAR 1940-1999

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2005
Batman Begins (2005: Christopher Nolan)
Brokeback Mountain (2005: Ang Lee)
Cinderella Man (2005: Ron Howard)
Constantine (2005: Francis Lawrence)
Danny the Dog (2005: Louis Leterrier)
Grizzly Man (2005: Werner Herzog)
A History of Violence (2005: David Cronenberg)
King Kong (2005: Peter Jackson)
Walk the Line (2005: James Mangold)
The World’s Fastest Indian (2005: Roger Donaldson)

Additional: Last Days (2005: Gus van Sant)
Not Seen of Mark: The Constant Gardner, Four Brothers, Good Night and Good Luck, The Interpreter, Mindhunters, Red Eye

2006
300 (2006: Zack Snyder)
Apocalypto (2006: Mel Gibson)
Children of Men (2006: Alfonso Cuaron)
The Departed (2006: Martin Scorsese)
Flushed Away (2006: David Bowers, Sam Fell)
The Illusionist (2006: Neil Burger)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
The Prestige (2006: Christopher Nolan)
A Scanner Darkly (2006: Richard Linklater)
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006: Richard Donner)

Additional: Grandma’s Boy (2006: Nicholaus Goossen)
Not Seen of Mark: Blood Diamond, Hollywoodland, Running Scared, Thank You for Smoking

2007
3:10 to Yuma (2007: James Mangold)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford (2007: Andrew Dominik)
Control (2007: Anton Corbijn)
Eastern Promises (2007: David Cronenberg)
Hot Fuzz (2007: Edgar Wright)
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007: Seth Gordon)
No Country For Old Men (2007: Coen Brothers)
Ratatouille (2007: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava)
There Will Be Blood (2007: Paul Thomas Anderson)
Zodiac (2007: David Fincher)

Additional: Hot Rod (2007: Akiva Schaffer)
Not Seen of Mark: Death Sentence, Gone Baby Gone, In the Valley of Elah, Live Free or Die Hard, The Orphanage, We Own the Night

2008
The Dark Knight (2008: Christopher Nolan)
Gran Torino (2008: Clint Eastwood)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008: Guillermo del Toro)
In Bruges (2008: Martin McDonagh)
Iron Man (2008: Jon Favreau)
Man on Wire (2008: James Marsh)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan)
Tropic Thunder (2008: Ben Stiller)
Wall*E (2008: Andrew Stanton)
The Wrestler (2008: Darren Aronofsky)

Additional: Doubt (2008: John Patrick Shanley)
Not Seen of Mark: The Bank Job, Body of Lies, Pride and Glory, Quantum of Solace, Rambo

2009
Bronson (2008/2009: Nicolas Winding Refn)
District 9 (2009: Neill Blomkamp)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009: Wes Anderson)
The Hurt Locker (2009: Kathryn Bigelow)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Invictus (2009: Clint Eastwood)
Management (2009: Stephen Belber)
Sherlock Holmes (2009: Guy Ritchie)
Up (2009: Pete Docter/Bob Peterson)
Watchmen (2009: Zach Snyder)

Additional: Star Trek (2009: J.J. Abrams)
Not Seen of Mark: Bandslam, Crossing Over, 500 Days of Summer,A Perfect Getaway, Terminator: Salvation, Un in the Air

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Re: MY TOP 10 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES OF EVERY YEAR 1940-1999

Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 27 Mar 2014, 17:01

I can't stop ...

2010
127 Hours (2010: Danny Boyle)
The A-Team (2010: Joe Carnahan)
Black Swan (2010: Darren Aronofsky)
Despicable Me (2010: Pierre Coffin/Chris Renaud)
How To Train Your Dragon (2010: Dean DeBlois/Chris Sanders)
Inception (2010: Christopher Nolan)
The King’s Speech (2010: Tom Hooper)
Secretariat (2010: Randall Wallace)
Shutter Island (2010: Martin Scorsese)
The Social Network (2010: David Fincher)

Additional: Toy Story 3 (2010: Lee Unkrich)

2011
The Big Year (2011: David Frankel)
The Descendants (2011: Alexander Payne)
Drive (2011: Nicolas Winding Refn)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (2011: David Yates)
Hugo (2011: Martin Scorsese)
J. Edgar (2011: Clint Eastwood)
Midnight in Paris (2011: Woody Allen)
Moneyball (2011: Bennett Miller)
Rango (2011: Gore Verbinski)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011: Guy Ritchie)

Additional: Limitless (2011: Neil Burger)

2012
Argo (2012: Ben Affleck)
The Avengers (2012: Joss Whedon)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012: John Madden)
The Grey (2012: Joe Carnahan)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012: Peter Jackson)
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011: David Gelb)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012: Wes Anderson)
Seven Psychopaths (2012: Michael McDonagh)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012: David O. Russell)
Zero Dark Thirty (2012: Katheryn Bigelow)

Additional: Flight (2012: Robert Zemeckis)

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Re: MY TOP 10 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES OF EVERY YEAR 1940-1999

Unread postby RetroRobot » 27 Mar 2014, 19:10

DISCLAIMER: Few of these are actual faves or even movies I like enough to have on my shelf. The majority are movies that entertained me in some way, didn't make me wanna blow my brains out, or make me vomit and switch off midway through. I think the naughts were the absolute worst decade in Hollywood history, and the tens sure as fuckballs ain't shaping up any better. I have more or less lost all interest in new Hollywood output, and, as the Retro Robot I am, focus my cinematic sight backwards in time or at Asian and European films instead. With that said.... here are my picks for that deplorable decade.....

2000
Finding Forrester
Gladiator
Gone in 60 Seconds
Mission Impossible 2
Mission to Mars
Rules of Engagement
Shaft
Shanghai Noon
Thirteen Days
X-Men

2001
Behind Enemy Lines
Black Hawk Down
Enemy at the Gates
Kiss of the Dragon
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Mummy Returns
Rush Hour 2
Spy Game
Training Day



2002
Blood Work
Bourne Identity
Count of Monte Cristo
Insomnia
Men in Black 2
Narc
Spiderman
Star Trek- Nemesis
Sum of All Fears
Transporter


2003
Basic
Daredevil
Dark Blue
Hunted, The
Tomb Raider- Cradle of Life
Shanghai Knights
Tears of the Sun
X-Men 2
Paycheck
Recruit, The



2004
Bourne Supremacy
Chronicles of Riddick
Collateral
Hellboy
National Treasure
Spiderman 2
Van Helsing
I, Robot
Alexander
Troy

2005
Batman Begins
Elektra
Fantastic Four
Lords of Dogtown
Munich
Red Eye
Transporter 2
Assault on Precinct 13
Syriana
Kingdom of Heaven



2006
Apocalypto
Black Dahlia
Blood Diamonds
Casino Royale
Da Vinci Code
Good Shepherd, The
Inside Man
Mission Impossible 3
X-Men 3
Flags of Our Fathers

2007
Bourne Ultimatum
Charlie Wilson’s War
Fantastic Four- Rise of the Silver Surfer
Kingdom, The
National Treasure- Book of Secrets
Shooter
American Gangster
Hitman
No Country For Old Men
Spiderman 3



2008
Bank Job
Body of Lies
Dark Knight
Forbidden Kingdom
Gran Torino
Hellboy 2
Ironman
Mummy 3- Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Quantum of Solace
10.000 BC

2009
Angels and Demons
G.I. Joe- The Rise of Cobra
Hurt Locker
The International
Law Abiding Citizen
Ninja Assassin
Sherlock Holmes
Taken
Watchmen
X-Men Origins: Wolverine


Yes, this was done with a gun to my own head, as that was the only way I could possibly be forced to pick ten for each year.

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Re: MY TOP 10 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES OF EVERY YEAR 1940-1999

Unread postby Masterofoneinchpunch » 28 Mar 2014, 23:58

You should probably bold what is among your favs for that past post.

I created a seperate thread on my favorites year by year. I will put up 1930-34 next week. I finally found Poltergeist, so I expect to watch that in the next few weeks. You can push other titles I have not seen :D (I know Guns of Navarone and First Blood whenever I can find it).


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